Learn to Recognize the Signs of Child Abuse


Signs of child abuse can be subtle, and in many cases, nonexistent. Changes in your child’s routine or new unexplained behaviors are worth a second look.  What to look for:

  • Unexplained injuries

  • Changes in emotional behavior

  • Returning to less mature/younger behaviors

  • Fear of going home

  • Changes in eating

  • Changes to sleep patterns

  • Changes in school performance or attendance

  • Lack of personal care in hygiene

  • Risk-taking behaviors

  • Inappropriate sexual behaviors


Report suspected child abuse in Polk County, Texas to the Texas Child Abuse Hotline

at 1-800-252-5400.  

Call: 936.327.4757

Fax: 936.327.4767

Find us: 

913 N. Washington

Livingston, TX 77351

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Polk County, Texas

Child Advocacy Center

Childrenz Haven is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves child victims and non-offending caregivers in Polk County, Texas.