Daycare centers provide much needed services for busy parents who may not have the time nor the resources to care for their kids during the course of the day. These places are considered safe and fun centers where children can learn, play and socialize to their heart’s content. However, this isn’t always the case as seen by the numerous daycare abuse stories we see in the news each month. Abuse can take on many forms, and it can leave lasting emotional and physical scars that may stop your child from achieving their full potential.
A child who is being abused in a daycare center may not tell it to you outright. This could be due to many reasons, but the most common one is because they have been intimidated and warned of dire consequences should they speak out. In addition, many people are of the opinion that children lie about abuse all the time to get attention. This isn’t true, and the reality is that only a few lie about something like this. If your child starts to talk about daycare abuse, sit up and listen as you may just save them years of trauma.
Here are some of the key indicators of daycare abuse:
- Behavioral changes such as a once jovial and social child becoming sullen and withdrawn.
- Aggressiveness in the form of unexplained biting, kicking, screaming and scratching
- An increase in night terrors, nightmares and bedwetting
- Not wanting to go to the daycare center and preferring to stay at home
- Physical signs such as bruises that never seem to heal, scratches on legs and arms, and missing tufts of hair
- A drop in academic performance
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It is important to ask the child to disclose more information as long as they are comfortable. If you suspect that something is up but can’t get it out of them, make an appointment with a child psychologist as well as a child injury attorney so that you can get definite evidence and pointers to enable you to build a strong case against the daycare center.
With our help, we’ll help you gather video evidence if available, subpoena the daycare management and determine if there have been other similar events before filing a daycare child abuse lawsuit on your behalf. Please call us today on 877-561-3004 for your free consultation into these and other cases. We look forward to serving you.