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Child Abuse Prevention

Child Abuse

Child Abuse Prevention Starts with You

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The Dallas Community Youth Development Program recognizes that child abuse is a community issue.  If you suspect it, report it.  Call the toll-free Abuse Hotline 24/7 1-800-252-5400 or report on the web, www.txabusehotline.org

Know these signs of child abuse or neglect:

·     Sudden changes in child's behavior

·     Unexplained bruises or burns, etc.

·     Inappropriate dress in cold weather

·     Child is dirty, or frequently misses school

·     Child talks about age-inappropriate sexual behaviors

If you suspect child abuse, ask questions and report right away. Preventing child abuse is everyone’s business.