If you have noticed bruising or other signs of physical injury when you pick up your child from day care or when he or she returns home from another child care facility, it is important that you talk with your child and get an understanding of what has happened. While day care staff may explain that the injuries are a result of normal horseplay or other activities, you need to be aware of the warning signs of abuse and what resources you have to protect your child. Child abuse from day care providers can happen to anyone, so make sure that you child is protected.
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C, located in Corpus Christi and McAllen, we work hard to help our clients protect their families and to hold accountable those facilities that commit or allow physical abuse. If you suspect child abuse, talk with an experienced Texas attorney about your rights and what legal options you have. In the free initial consultation and case evaluation, we can provide the honest answers you need to make informed decisions about your child's welfare.
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Physical warning signs that day care abuse has occurred could include:
- Fighting with other classmates
- Frequent crying and emotional outbursts
- Fear of going to day care
- Abnormal or multiple bruises with no explanations
- Pain, itching, bleeding or bruising around genital areas
- Urinary tract infections
- Sexual behavior or curiosity that is beyond the child's age
It is important to listen to your kids and to take them seriously if they tell you about something at day care or at school that makes them uncomfortable or scared. While young children can be uncomfortable in new and unfamiliar situations and may embellish, listening and asking questions can help you be better safe than sorry. If there are warning signs of abuse or neglect, speak with other parents and protect your child at all costs.
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For more information regarding warning signs of day care abuse and your legal options to protect your child, please contact us at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. Call our Corpus Christi office or McAllen office toll free at 877-575-9284.