Real Life Stories From The Hotline
Posted 04/11/2012 by Childhelp Hotline Counselor
A concerned teacher called the Hotline for a consultation about a student in her class at school. The young child was autistic and non-verbal. She had come to school on several occasions with multiple bruises that were of concern to the teacher. The child also was showing some dramatic changes in behavior. The counselor was able to spend time with the teacher discussing signs and symptoms of abuse, and some of the unique difficulties of this situation when a child is non-verbal. Together, the Hotline counselor and teacher were able to come up with an action plan of how to approach the situation. The teacher was very thankful to have the Hotline as somewhere she could call any time of the day or night to get a professional consultation. The Hotline works with any parties concerned about child abuse, and provides information on next steps as options that can be taken. The Hotline is available 24/7 and all calls are anonymous.
-Certified Counselor from the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD
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