Signs of Physical Abuse

by Cathy Parkes January 06, 2021 Updated: July 05, 2021

Signs of physical abuse: multiple injuries in various stages of healing, spiral fractures, and injury that doesn't match the story. Always report ANY suspicion of abuse!

Signs of physical abuse include multiple injuries in various stages of healing, spiral fractures, and an injury that does not match the story provided. Always report ANY suspicion of abuse!



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