How might a child act who is being abused? -Aggression - Withdrawn - Unusual fears - Crave attention - Hunger - Stealing
How might an abusive adult act? - Defensive - Tells conflicting stories - Punish child in public - Lack of concern for child - Name calling
What are some ways that child abuse can be prevented?
-No teen pregnancies- Education - Parental Preparedness- Relief sources
How can victims get help? - Call National abuse hotline 1-800-422- 4453 -Talk to a trusted adult, teacher or church leader - Talk to a counselor - Family service agencies - Child protective services - Support groups