Child Abuse

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The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family; however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination you should take a closer look at the situation and consider the possibility of child abuse.

What are Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse and Neglect?
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What are the different types of Child Abuse?
Who has to report Child Abuse?  How is Child Abuse reported?

If you do suspect a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and get help for the family. Call the DCFS Child Protection hotline at 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

More information on the signs and symptoms of child abuse/neglect.