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Office Phone: 479-621-0385 | AR Child Abuse Hotline: 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD

Education & Prevention

What to Look For

Potential Signs of Child Abuse

  • 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
  • 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 sittingTorn 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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    In 2017, we provided 833 initial services to children, and:

    • Conducted Forensic Interviews


    • Performed Forensic Medical Exams


    • Provided Counseling Sessions


    • Facilitated Educational Training to Individuals


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