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Questions to ask when you suspect abuse

Physical Abuse
  • When you get in trouble at home or school, what happens?
  • Who disciplines you?
  • What do they use?
  • Do they ever leave any marks or bruises?
  • Do they ever say anything to you about not telling or what will happen if you do?
Sexual Abuse
  • Are there any places on your body where it's not ok for someone to touch?
  • Where are those places?
  • Has anyone ever touched any one of those places?
  • Has anyone ever done anything to any one of those places?
  • Who? When? When will you see that person again?
In the state of Texas, all adults are mandated reporters of child abuse. If you have suspicions that a child is being abused, please make a report to Child Protective Services by calling the statewide hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

If a child is in immediate danger or if someone outside of the home is abusing the child, call local police, or all immediately. The following information will assist you when making a report to the authorities:
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