To report suspected childhood abuse call: 844-SAVE-A-CHILD

(800) 482-5964

Report Child Abuse

Advocating For Children

Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center encourages you to become apart of the solution in ending child abuse on a case-by-case basis. If you suspect a child is suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse call 844-SAVE-A-CHILD or (800) 482-5964. With just a simple phone call, you could save a child's life and end the crippling cycle of trauma they are experiencing.

Help A Child Today

Joining Our Cause

If you are uncertain if a child is being abused or what classifies as child abuse, Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center is here to shed light on key signs to look for. As a non-profit organization that has been hard at work helping children overcome abuse for years, we have first-hand knowledge and experience in handling these situations. Abuse can be elusive but the damage is ever prevailing. Ready to see how you can help? There are numerous ways you can change a child's life and become apart of the solution. Click the links above to learn more.

Signs Of Child Abuse

Advocating For Children

Sometimes, the first step is saving a child's life is simply being aware and knowing the signs when you see them. There can be many forms of child abuse including sexual, emotional and physical. Each type of abuse can induce certain behaviors (some of which may appear normal while others can be very alarming). In most cases, children will exhibit at least one or two signs outwardly and but may present additional abnormal behaviors in different settings.

If you suspect that a child is being abused, we ask that you watch and listen closely and don't hesitate to call 844-SAVE-A-CHILD or (800) 482-5964.

Knowing The Signs of Abuse or Neglect

  • Being excessively withdrawn
  • Unexplained bruises
  • Burns, cuts, rashes
  • Unexplained physical injury
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Age regressive behaviors (sucking thumb, etc)
  • Nightmares or trouble sleeping
  • Running away
  • Often wears concealing clothes
  • Fear of adults
  • Advanced sexual knowledge for their age
  • Changes in mood - clingy or attention-seeking
  • Bedwetting
  • Changes in school performance
  • Perfectionism - there may be no signs at all
  • Constantly hungry or dirty - (neglect)
  • Very small or thin for their age (neglect)
  • Begging or stealing food