• KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS
     
    Common signs of a victim:
    • Unexplained injuries
    • Lost or destroyed belongings (clothing, jewelry, books, electronics)
    • Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness
    • Changes in eating habits, skipping meals or binging (due to missed meals)
    • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
    • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, not wanting to go to school
    • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
    • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem
    • Self-destructive behaviors (running away, harming oneself, suicidal thoughts)

    Common signs of an offender:

    • Getting into physical or verbal fights
    • Has friends who bully others
    • Are increasingly aggressive
    • Frequently sent to principal's office
    • Have unexplained extra money or new belongings
    • Don't accept responsibility for their actions
    • Are competitive and worry about their popularity or reputation

     

  • If you need a safe place to talk.
    If you feel helpless or hopeless.
    You are not alone. Tell someone. 
    HELP IS HERE NOW.

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    Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    text ANSWER to 839863
    available 24hrs/7days
     
    Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
    available 24hrs/7days
     
      Child Help: 1-800-4AChild (422-4453)
     available 24hrs/7days