Signs of Neglect:

  • Consistently hungry
  • Inappropriate dress for weather
  • Poor hygiene
  • Consistently unsupervised
  • Stealing food
  • Extended stays away from home
  • Constantly tired
  • Inappropriately adult/infantile

Signs of Physical Abuse:

  • Questionable burns, bruises, broken bones, black eyes
  • Avoids changing clothes
  • Seems afraid of caregiver
  • Aggression

Signs of Sexual Abuse:

  • Child under 5 years of age has a venereal disease
  • Genital bruising or bleeding
  • Sudden regressive behaviors
  • Changes in behaviors, wanting to be alone, not being with friends
  • Age inappropriate sexual knowledge
  • Sexually acting out
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Withdrawn
  • Promiscuity
  • Substance use/abuse

Signs of Emotional Abuse:

  • Poor self-esteem
  • Aggression
  • Withdrawn/lost
  • Self-destructive
  • Displays habit disorders
    • Head banging
    • Thumb sucking
    • Rocking
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