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 (Las Vegas and surrounding area) call 702-399-0081 or visit their website for more information
  • Washoe County (Reno and surrounding area) call 833-900-SAFE or visit their website for more information
  • Division of Child and Family Services For all the other counties call 833-571-1041 or 833-803-1183 after hours, weekends, and holidays.
  • If it is an emergency call 911 to report to your local law enforcement agency

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