Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day One - 16 Days of Activism

Quote: “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”

10 Signs of child abuse

Unexplained injuries. Visible signs of physical abuse may
include unexplained burns or bruises in the shape of objects. You
may also hear unconvincing explanations of a child’s injuries.

Changes in behavior. Abuse can lead to many changes in
a child’s behavior. Abused children often appear scared, anxious,
depressed, withdrawn or more aggressive.

Returning to earlier behaviors. Abused children may
display behaviors shown at earlier ages, such as thumb-sucking,
bed-wetting, fear of the dark or strangers. For some children, even
loss of acquired language or memory problems may be an issue.

Fear of going home. Abused children may express
apprehension or anxiety about leaving school or about going
places with the person who is abusing them.

Changes in eating. The stress, fear and anxiety caused by
abuse can lead to changes in a child’s eating behaviors, which
may result in weight gain or weight loss.

Join us in this cause - our Awareness Meeting will be on the 29th of November, 2:30pm, Auditorium B 1 - 25 Plein Street - Joubert Park
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