Child abuse can occur in many forms and may affect a victim in various ways, so understanding the consequences and long-term effects of this sort of mistreatment can be complicated. The most basic types of child abuse include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
If you believe that your child is suffering abuse at the hands of your spouse or ex-spouse, taking legal action may be the best way to ensure the safety of your child. Contact the Oceanside child abuse attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, at 760-722-7646 to speak to a member of our team about your legal options.
Signs of Child Abuse
Some of the signs that may indicate that abuse is occurring include the following:
- Physical abuse- unexplained markings, fear of adults, poor behavior in school, anti-social behavior
- Emotional abuse- depression or other sudden changes in emotional state, eating disorders, inability to concentrate
- Sexual abuse- unusual knowledge of or familiarity with sexual acts, inability to sleep, withdrawn behavior, or unusual mood changes
- Neglect abuse- appearing dirty or without clean clothes, showing signs of extreme hunger, spending long hours at school or away from home, stealing
Children that are abused at a young age are more likely to have trouble later in life and experience emotional challenges, so it is important to act immediately if you suspect that your child is suffering from any type of abuse.
If you believe that your child may be suffering from abuse, you should take immediate action to protect them. Contact the Oceanside family law attorneys of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP, at 760-722-7646 to speak to an experienced lawyer about your options today.