Physical child abuse facts and tips for kids
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What is phisical child abuse
Causes of physical child abuseSigns & symptoms of physical child abuse
Prevention of physical child abuse
Help for physically abused children
Facts on child physical abuse

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Be bold, report it, reach for help?

If you think you are being physically abused, or have been abused, below are a few things to do:
child abuse bulletTry not to make your abuser (the person abusing you) angry. He could do more harm to you.
child abuse bulletSpeak to your teacher when you go to school, or try to let another family member know, especially if the abuser is your mom or dad.
child abuse bulletDon't be afraid that your abuser will hurt you the more. Tell a trusted adult and your abuser will be spoken to. No one has the right to abuse you.

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For parents and caregivers...

child abuse bulletStay calm, be reassuring and find a quiet place to talk
child abuse bulletBelieve in what you are being told
child abuse bulletListen carefully to the child's complete story. Do not be in a rush to push for more information
child abuse bulletAssure the child that you will do your best to protect and support the child
child abuse bulletSeek medical help and contact the police or social services
child abuse bulletIf the child has told another trusted adult (teacher, school nurse) try to contact them and determine what the best action plan is.
child abuse bulletThere is always a helpline for abuse: speak to the police for directions and assistance to resolve the problem.

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