Being betrayed by someone you trust is mortifyingly hurtful. The extent of disappointment and rage experienced by parents who entrusted daycare centers with their children is expected and understandable. Hard working parents are paying a company that promises the utmost care and love while watching the kids. When that trust is violated and the kids are abused by daycare employees, it affects everyone.
Scarred for life
It is not just parents that are traumatized when a child is abused at a daycare facility. The kids themselves are impacted for life. We have all heard the stories of kids that have longterm psychological issues when they get older because of abuse that happened at a young age.
How often does abuse of children happen?
In the United States, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. We lose on average between four to seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. Sadly, child abuse transcends demographics—any child can be a victim. Furthermore, there are studies that correlate adverse childhood experiences to a lower life expectancy rate. In particular, those who reported six or more adverse childhood experiences had an average life expectancy that is two decades shorter than those who reported none.
What is Daycare Abuse in Texas?
Daycare abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, emotional, and/or sexual. Here are some red flags to look out for:
- Child is always thirsty or hungry when he or she comes home;
- Child becomes socially withdrawn or “out of himself/herself”;
- Child displays an unusually aggressive or rebellious behavior;
- Child shows behavioral changes or extreme mood swings;
- Child reverts to early-childhood behaviors, such as baby talk, thumb sucking, clinging, head banging, or biting;
- Child gets recurring nightmares and other sleep problems like bed-wetting;
- Child shows sudden anxiety and fear of certain activities, people, or places;
- Child grows an unusual degree of sexual interest, knowledge, and/or behavior; and/or
- Child has unexplained bruises or other injuries.
Not all signs of child abuse are obvious. If you send your children to daycare centers, be extra mindful of their behavior patterns. Always try to engage a conversation with your children about their experience at the daycare. If you notice something unusual, do not hesitate to seek help and to speak up.
What Does The Button Law Firm Do For Daycare Abuse Victims?
We take daycare abuse cases seriously. We dive into our investigations and research to get to the root cause of why it happened. Then, we work our way backward to when the abuse could have been prevented.
Shockingly, most times we find that the daycare employee was unqualified, untrained and unsupervised. There are usually red flags all over the place that indicated these daycare employees that abuse kids should not have been handling children at all. Instead, they were allowed to continue working and harming kids until they are finally caught.
We get to the bottom of it all and find the truth. Then, we hold every one accountable that could have prevented it, not just the single daycare employee that was the abuser.
As we work on the case, we help the family get past their guilt and receive closure by holding the wrongdoers accountable. We help the family and the kids get the proper treatment and counseling to help cope and handle the long-term consequences of being an young abuse victim.
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If you or a loved one has had a child that was abused or injured at a Dallas daycare facility, reach out to using our confidential form or call us. Our daycare negligence team is ready to handle all your needs and answer any questions you may have. When your child is hurt, the last thing you want to do is deal with the legal side. Let us guide you through that process so you can focus on your child’s medical treatment and your family.