Common Signs to Look for

  • Shows extremes in behavior, such as being overly compliant or demanding, extremely passive, or aggressive
  • Is either inappropriately adult like (e.g., parenting other children) or inappropriately infantile (e.g., frequently rocking or head banging)
  • Is delayed in physical or emotional development 
  • Shows signs of depression or suicidal thoughts
  • Reports an inability to develop emotional bonds with others 

When Should I Report?

If you have ANY slight suspicion of abuse or neglect, CALL. Concerned community members do not need to provide their name when making the report. All calls are welcomed regardless if the abuse or neglect is known.

Mandatory reporters are required by law to make a report if they suspect child abuse or neglect. The report must be made to a law enforcement or child welfare agency. Just reporting to a supervisor does not meet the law’s requirement.

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