Possible warning signs of abuse*:
Bruises, welts, or other injuries without plausible explanation

Injuries with a pattern that appears to be caused by something such as an object or hand

A child that is fearful of returning home

Frequent injuries

Watchful and alert as if waiting for abuse to occur

Possible warning signs of neglect*:

Poor hygiene or clothing that is consistently torn, damaged or inappropriate

A child that is unsupervised or left alone in unsafe situations

Lack of food

A child that appears thin or malnourished

A young child left unsupervised or alone

*This list is not all inclusive, and signs of abuse and neglect may be present in the absence of abuse or neglect.

Who to call to report suspected child abuse or neglect:
Clark County Department of Family Services: (702) 399-0081
Washoe County Human Services Agency: (775) 785-8600

For all other counties in Nevada: Division of Child and Family Services: (833) 803-1183 

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