How to recognize the signs of child abuse

Every child is unique and no two children will experience trauma alike. That being said, a drastic and prolonged change in a child’s typical pattern of behaviour may be cause for concern. The best way to get an understanding of what’s happening in your child’s life is to engage in open discussions and check-in on a regular basis.

For more information on child sexual abuse including behaviours that may be indicative of abuse, please consult Child Sexual Abuse – It is your business from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. 

Adults in Alberta have a legal obligation to report child abuse to the authorities.