• Child tells you they are being abused, physically or sexually
  • Unexplained bruises; bruises of different ages; bruises where the explanation doesn't match what you see
  • child abuse
  • Cigarette burns; patterned burns (like an iron); burns that cover an entire foot or hand
  • Unexplained broken bones
  • Runs away
  • Wears concealing clothes
  • Comes to school early and stays late
  • Fear of adults
  • Are overly compliant or very aggressive
  • Advanced sexual knowledge for their age
  • Excessive masturbation
  • Age regressive behaviors (sucking thumb, bed-wetting...)
  • Difficulty walking or sitting
  • Torn or bloody underwear
  • Bruises or bleeding of the genitalia or genital pain and itching
  • Constantly hungry or dirty
  • Very small or thin for their age
  • Begging or stealing food

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