5 Common Signs of Child Abuse You May Not be Aware of?

Across the country, Child Protective Services (CPS) receives roughly 50,000 calls a week about suspected child abuse cases. While some of these calls do not reflect any actual instances of abuse, sadly, child abuse does happen and in some instances, it occurs at the hands of a parent or other family member. In order to help keep your child safe, it is important to be aware of some of the most common signs of child abuse. If you notice any of these in your child, you should take action immediately.

If you suspect that your child is being abused, it is easy to feel confused and scared; unsure of what to do next. To learn more about what you can and should do at this time, contact the understanding and tenacious San Diego child custody lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, at 858-935-6211 to discuss your situation with a dedicated attorney.

5 Child Abuse Signs

Child abuse can take many forms, including physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. All of these can be devastating to a child’s well-being and future, so it is important to be able to immediately recognize common signs of child abuse so you can protect your child and remove him or her from an abusive situation

You should be aware of the following five common signs of child abuse, and take action if you notice any:

  • Physical signs of abuse such as cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.
  • A dramatic change in attitude or personality, such as suddenly becoming withdrawn or detached
  • Serious and sudden changes in parent-child interactions
  • Signs that one has been abused sexually, such as genital bleeding
  • Sudden, inexplicable weight loss

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If you suspect that your spouse is abusing your child, you need to take decisive action. Contact a San Marcos child custody attorney with Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, at (760) 757-6854 to learn more about how we can help your family at this difficult time.