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Daycare Abuse Signs

The statistics on child sexual abuse in daycare centers are indefensible. Over the last decade, 450+ children suffered sexual abuse in Texas daycares alone, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Fortunately, there is legal help available for victims in Corpus Christi Texas.

Our Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw represent our clients aggressively. We are a team of experienced professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of those wronged by negligent or abusive parties. Our lawyers pride ourselves on making you feel as comfortable as you deserve while we pursue justice on behalf of you and your family.

Daycare Sexual Abuse: What Is It?

There are, unfortunately, different types of abuse that may occur in a daycare facility.

Physical abuse can range from an employee roughly seizing a child by their arm to spanking the child or inflicting other forms of corporal punishment. Emotional abuse has an observable, negative effect on a child’s cognitive growth, behavior, and/or development. Both types of abuse can have long-lasting consequences on a child’s health.

Sexual abuse at daycare can be both physical and emotional. It can include an employee sexually assaulting a child, forcing a child to view sexual material, making a child participate in a sexual act, or even failing to protect a child from sexual misconduct.

If you have questions regarding whether or not your child has been the victim of sexual abuse at a Texas daycare, we suggest you contact one of our personal injury lawyers in Corpus Christi Tx. Our compassionate, discreet attorneys are here to advise you on the specifics of your circumstances.

Sexual Abuse at Daycare: Red Flags

As a parent or guardian, how do you know if your child is being abused at daycare? This heartbreaking question can also be challenging to answer. Oftentimes, abusers tell their victims to keep the abuse a secret. Other times, the child’s complex feelings may hold them silent.

The following are a few of the most common daycare abuse signs to look out for:

  • Shrinking away when adults try to touch them
  • Acting aggressively towards other kids, or even pets
  • Acting clingy or exhibits signs of fear when they arrive at daycare
  • Newfound experience of nightmares or wetting the bed
  • Bathing more or less often than usual
  • Returning home from daycare with bloodstained or ripped clothing
  • Irritation, such as itchiness or a burning sensation, in their genitals
  • Recurrent yeast or urinary tract infections, or contraction of an STD
What You Can Do

If you suspect your child has been sexually abused at daycare, you can speak to them about it using non-judgmental, reassuring language. Try to hold the conversation in a comfortable space that is far from the facility where you suspect the abuse is taking place. You will want to make sure your tone and words are free of blame and that the child knows they are your primary concern.

Once your suspicions are confirmed, report the abuse to the authorities so that they can begin the investigation process.

Our Texas attorneys at Carabin Shaw are here to help you once you reach the stage where you are ready to take legal action against the abuser. Filing a civil case against those responsible is one small but meaningful step towards seeing justice done.

Carabin Shaw Is Here to Help Daycare Abuse Victims | Free Consultations

Our priority is your comfort throughout each stage of the legal process. That is why our Corpus Christi child sexual abuse attorneys begin the process by offering a free case review to all victims of daycare sexual abuse and their families. You can schedule yours by calling our toll-free number: 800-862-1260.

Our English and Spanish-speaking staff of knowledgeable and understanding legal experts is available to assist you 24/7.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Our Corpus Christi telephones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 361.444.1111.

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