Go Blue For Child Abuse Awareness
April 9th is Go Blue day for child abuse prevention.
Local health departments are working to help communities and families learn warning signs of child abuse and what they can do if they suspect a child is being abused. Southern 7 Health Department Community Outreach Coordinator Shawnna Rhine said child abuse often goes unrecognized, especially with young children, but there are signs to look out for.
“If you are with a child and their habits seem unusual, maybe they’re regressing into themselves or maybe their potty training habits have changed. Look for things that are abnormal for that child from the normal every day,” Rhine said.
Anyone who suspects abuse can call the 24-hour child abuse hotline at 800-25-ABUSE to file a report.