Stop Child Abuse in its Tracks
Indicators and Information for Preventing Child Abuse
What Does Child Abuse Look Like?
Physical Abuse: Behavioral Indicators:
- discomfort around adults
-fear of going home
-reports of injury by parents
Physical Abuse: Physical Indicators:
-bruises. welts, or bites
-lacerations to the skin
-injuries to the head
Neglect: Behavioral Indicators:
-begging or stealing food
-extended stays at school
Neglect: Physical Indicators:
-inappropriate dress for the weather
Sexual Abuse: Behavioral Indicators:
Sexual Abuse: Physical Indicators:
-difficulty or refusal to use the bathroom
-pain or itching around the genitals
Concerned about a child in your life?
DO NOT WAIT TO CALL.
Mandated Reporter Hotline:
For more information on child abuse and how to report it, visit the New York State Office of Children and Family Services' website at: