Forms of Child Abuse in Oklahoma Daycares
Child abuse attorneys in Oklahoma, such as those at Carabin Shaw, recognize that there are few members of the family who are as vulnerable as our children. Daycares are a necessary space when it comes to the raising of children, and they benefit both the parent and the child. Strong and effective daycares allow parents to continue their professional careers while allowing children to advance academically, interact with and meet peers for effective socialization, transition smoothly into kindergarten, etc.
These spaces are not guaranteed to be safe, though. In 2017 alone, it was recorded that 15,289 children were victims of neglect in Oklahoma. If your child has been the victim of daycare sexual abuse, Oklahoma Child Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to help.
Child abuse is a vacuous term and can happen in many ways. You may be asking yourself, what exactly is identified as child abuse?Forms of Child Abuse in Oklahoma Daycares Physical Abuse
Any physical injury to a child that is non-accidental.Emotional Abuse
Harm done to the social and mental development of a child, often resulting in anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.Neglect
Often the most overlooked form of abuse, neglect is the absence of affection, care, support, and supervision required for the health, well-being, and safety of a child.Sexual Abuse
Perhaps the most heinous form of abuse, and certainly one of the most common.
If your child has been a victim of Oklahoma daycare sexual abuse, lawyers at Carabin Shaw will fight for the justice and compensation that you and your child rightfully deserve.Where Can Daycare Child Abuse Occur?
Intentional harm or abuse to a child can most often occur at a daycare outside the home or school, during hours when a parent is often attending to work to support a family. These spaces are necessary, though not always safe, and none can ensure that they are without risk. From certified day care business to youth groups, local churches, etc. The key is to be alert, attentive, and to recognize the signs of abuse as they appear.
Our attorneys are dedicated to walking you through the process of seeking equity and rightful recompense. You may wonder, though, how can I know if my child has been the victim of daycare sexual abuse?Identifying Daycare Sexual Abuse
The signs of daycare sexual abuse are clearly identifiable once you know what to look for, and it is important to stress that these signs can appear as both physical and behavioral.
Physical signs of sexual abuse can appear as:
- Stained or bloody underclothes
- Bruises, bleeding, pain, or itching specifically in the genital area
- Bowel problems, or difficult times sitting or walking
Behavior signs of abuse can appear as
- Aversion to changing clothes (such as for bathing)
- Excessive knowledge of sexual practices
- Keeping to the self or holding secrets
- Refusing to separate from parents or primary caregivers
In the effort to protect victims of abuse, and the fight to identify and bring to justice the predators and abusers who harm them, vigilance and experience in identifying these behaviors and signs is key. Oklahoma Child Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw are experts in fighting for justice and compensation for you and your child and, to ensure clarity and expediency in cases that can be frightening and confusing, our lawyers and experts offer free case review and initial consultation.
If you are unsure of how to pursue a case, or if you have a case to pursue, our experts are eager to help you begin this process. We can provide for you the information you need to decide, commitment free, whether pursuing a claim is right for you and your family. The safety and well-being of your children is paramount, and we are available toll-free, 24/7, at 800-862-1260 with both English AND Spanish-speaking staff.