Warning Signs

“Warning sign” is really just another way of saying “opportunity for prevention” – a chance for caring adults to recognize possible risk and to take action to protect children.

Read the behavioral descriptions in the links below. Some are serious violations. But many may suggest that a child may be at risk or an adult, adolescent or child is struggling to control potentially harmful impulses.

Remember, the most effective prevention takes place before there’s a child victim to heal or an offender to punish.

Don't forget to check out our Prevention Tools tip sheets as well.

If you need guidance and resources for a specific situation, visit our Online Help Center, http://GetHelp.StopItNow.org.

To view the lists, click on the links in the box below.

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