Child Abuse Facts

Warning Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect


Type Symptoms
  • Signs of malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene
  • Unattended physical or medical problems
  • Chronic school truancy
  • Unexplained bruises, burns, welts
  • Child appears frightened of a parent or caregiver
  • Extreme aggressive or withdrawn behavior
  • Pain, bleeding, redness, or swelling in anal or genital area
  • Age-inappropriate sexual play with toys, self, others
  • Age-inappropriate knowledge of sex
  • Extremes in behavior, ranging from overly aggressive or passive
  • Delayed physical, emotional, or intellectual development


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