Life & Health: Child Abuse & Prevention

By Central PA Live

Published 04/02 2014 12:24PM

Updated 04/03 2014 06:34PM

April is National Child Abuse and Awareness Month. Kristina Taylor-Porter, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center, shares some signs of abuse, tips for families, and much more in this week’s Life & Health.


Signs of Abuse

  • Unexplained Injuries
  • Anxious, Depressed, Aggressive, Withdrawn
  • Regression to Earlier Behaviors
  • Fear of Going to Certain Places
  • Sleep Pattern Changes
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors
 
Tips for Families
  • Open Lines of Communications
  • Eliminate Distractions
  • Create Safe Space to Talk About Anything
  • Listen Without Judgment
  • Thank Child for Telling You
  • Work Together to Solve Problem
 
For more information visit Mt. Nittany Medical Center.


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