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Information for Families
VALLEY FAMILY RESOURCES
San Fernando &
Santa Clarita

HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT CHILD ABUSE

Take Notice

Look around you. Pay attention if you see a child that shows signs of abuse:

  •  Physical Signs 

    • Welts or Bruises in various stages of healing

    • Burns, bite marks, or grab marks

    • Lacerations, abrasions, fractures 

    • Malnourished, poor hygiene

  •   Behavioral Signs 

    • Fear of parents or fear of going home

    • Anxiety and excuses for injuries

    • Wariness of adult contact

Say Something

If you witness or suspect child abuse, tell someone:

  • Teacher, Principal, Office worker, Counselor

  • Store Manager, Security Guard,

  • Lifeguard, Police Officer 

 

Call the Child Abuse Hotline
If you witness or suspect the abuse of a child, you can call:

Child Abuse Hotline:

800-540-4000

 

Watch & Learn:

Mother and Baby on Floor

REMEMBER:

Children See and Children do. Your children are watching you.  Be a positive influence.

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If you live in other areas of Los Angeles County and would like to contact your local Council, please visit:

Los Angeles County

Community Child Abuse Councils