Signs of Child Abuse

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Changes in behavior
  • Regression in behavior
  • Fear of going home
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Changes in school performance or attendance
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Risk-taking behaviors
  • Inappropriate sexual behaviors

The Brave Knight by Diane Tarantini

  • The Brave Knight is a fantasy story that teaches kids, in a non-threatening way, to be on their guard against sexual predators by telling a story of a girl and a dragon. In addition, the back of the book features invaluable resources including:
    • Discussion questions
    • Extension activities
    • Directions for creating a personal safety plan
    • A list of phone numbers for kids to call or text if they feel at risk

Tips to Teach Children About Internet Safety

  • Keep your password secret except from parents
  • Don’t talk to strangers; only talk to people you have met in person
  • Don’t give out your phone number or home address
  • When you see something bad online, close you device and tell an adult
  • Ask before you download
  • When choosing a username, do not use your name or other identifying information
  • Never agree to meet someone in person

To report abuse, please call CPS at 1-800-352-6513 or your local law enforcement agency.