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06/14/02

Warning Signs For Child Abuse

  Emotional testimony from the conference in Dallas is casting a powerful light on the problem of sexual abuse against children.

  Sexual abuse against children happens everywhere - and it can happen to any child. One of the only ways to keep your child safe from sexual abuse according to counselors at the East Texas Crisis Center is through communication. No one knows your child better than you do. If your child ever shows an immediate change in behavior such as: bed wetting, frequent urinary tract infection, depression, sleep problems or nightmares, secretiveness, aggressive or suicidal behavior, or a drastic change in eating habits.

  You may want to talk with your child. But counselors at the crisis center say when you talk to your child -- it is also important to listen. If you or some one you know needs help - you can call the crisis center at 1-800-333-0358.

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