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    Be Aware of Behavior Indicators of Abuse:
    For more information on Abuse Indicators, please visit
      United Way

    on the web:

    • Wary of adult contacts
    • Apprehensive when other children cry
    • Behavior extremes: aggressive to withdrawn
    • Frightened of parents
    • Afraid to go home
    • Reports of injury by parents
    • Begging or stealing food
    • Extended stays at school
    • Constantly falling asleep in class
    • Alcohol or drug abuse
    • Delinquency
    • Statement by child of "no caregiver"
    • Unwilling to change for gym or participate in P.E.
    • Withdrawal, fantasy or infantile behavior
    • Bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual behavior/knowledge
    • Poor peer relationships
    • Runs away
    • Reports sexual assault by caregiver
    • Eating disorders
    • Overly adult behavior
    • Developmental lags
    • Attempted suicide