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:
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
Inappropriate sexual behaviors
Report suspected child abuse in Texas.
Statewide intake is available 24/7: 1-800-252-5400 or www.txabusehotline.org.