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Knowing the signs of child abuse

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - In many abuse cases, a child may not speak up. However, there are warning signs to watch for that could give you an indication that something is wrong.

The Carrie Lynn Children's Center says look for sudden changes in behavior. Also, be aware of physical injuries or problems like bedwetting, headaches, or mood changes.

If the child is always watchful or on high alert, that can also be a sign. On the flip side, you should also take note if the child is suddenly very withdrawn or passive.

If you suspect something is wrong, you can call the police, or call the Department of Children and Family Services at 1 (800) 25-ABUSE. You can also contact the Carrie Lynn Children's Center at (815) 319-4150 or click here to learn more online.

We will have an in-depth interview with the Carrie Lynn Children's Center with much more information for families on "13 Cares" this Sunday, October 7, at 7:30 a.m.

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