Child Abuse

Signs of child abuse can be subtle, and in many cases, nonexistent. Changes in your child’s routine or new unexplained behaviors are worth a second look.
 
What to look for:
 
Unexplained injuries
Changes in emotional behavior
Returning to less mature/younger behaviors
Fear of going home
Changes in eating
Changes to sleep patterns
Changes in school performance or attendance
Lack of personal care in hygiene
Risk-taking behaviors
Inappropriate sexual behaviors
Report suspected child abuse in Texas. 
 
Statewide intake is available 24/7: 1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org.