Exposure to Domestic Violence: Witnessed domestic violence occurs when a child sees his or her parents or caregivers use behaviors against each other that make the child feel scared, controlled or intimidated What are some indicators of child abuse and maltreatment?
You may see signs of child abuse or maltreatment in the way a child looks or in the way a child acts.
Explain your concerns and make it clear that your concern comes from a place of love.
It’s important that your teen feels you are supportive.
The SCR is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to receive your call.Your call to the Child Abuse Hotline is confidential.This means that only certain persons may learn about the information you report.In fact, in some cases, alerting the parent may hinder the local CPS investigation and adversely affect its ability to assess the safety of the children.The telephone numbers to report abuse or maltreatment are: Mandated Reporter (800) 635-1522 Public Hotline (800) 342-3720 You do not need proof of child abuse or maltreatment to make a report; you only need to think that it has happened or that a child is at risk of being abused or maltreated.Maltreatment (neglect) involves physical, mental or emotional harm.