April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month: Be a champion for a child

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 01, 2022

Be a Champion for a Child

Help Windwood end child abuse in the Lowcountry. Know the signs of child abuse and neglect. To report suspected abuse or neglect, call the SCDSS 24-hour, toll free hotline at 888-227-3487.

Signs of Abuse or Neglect

  1. Shows sudden changes in behavior or school performance
  2. Has not received help for physical or medical problems brought to the parents’ attention
  3. Is always watchful, as though preparing for something bad to happen
  4. Lacks adult supervision
  5. Is overly compliant, passive or withdrawn
  6. Comes to school or other activities early, stays late and does not want to go home
  7. Is reluctant to be around a particular person
  8. Reports injury by a parent or another adult caregiver
  9. Is consistently dirty or has severe body odor
  10. Has difficulty walking or sitting
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