Mental & Emotional Abuse

Do you feel that your child is being emotionally or mentally abused at their daycare facility?

Children need a healthy environment within which to thrive. Whether they’re being taken care of by their parents or other caregivers, children are fragile and easily influenced by the behavior of the adults entrusted to take care of them. Emotional abuse is a common concern for parents who leave their children in daycare centers to attend to their busy schedules.

Emotional abuse may be defined as any type of behavior that negatively affects the emotional, cognitive and behavioral development of a child. Most people assume that there are varying degrees of abuse and that emotional abuse may not be as serious as other forms such as physical and sexual abuse. This is false since emotional abuse may make it impossible for a child grow up normally, making him or her prone to behavioral disruptive activities such as drug abuse, eating disorders, abusive relationships and criminal behavior.

Emotional abuse may be hard to spot. Having said that, there are a few things you need to look out for and pay attention to, especially if the behavior is new and seems out of the ordinary.

Here’s a short list:

  1. Insomnia.
  2. Bedwetting.
  3. Unexplained fear and aggression.
  4. Anxiety at having done something wrong.
  5. Lack of attachment to you as a parent or the caregiver.
  6. Physically destructive behaviors such as head-banging.
  7. Failure to thrive emotionally.
  8. Speech disorders.

All these symptoms point to some kind of damage within a child’s psyche. If left unchecked, the child may continue to act out and may become out of control. Most perpetrators of emotional abuse usually lack empathy, meaning that they may continue to abuse these children indefinitely until a time when someone takes legal action to stop the abuse.

Reporting daycare abuse cases to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) may be a great first step towards helping your child get the justice and protection that they need. However, having a legal team go in and prosecute these perpetrators will give you closure, compensation, as well as protect other children from these predators.

Victims of emotional abuse will need therapy to help them get over the trauma; this kind of therapy may continue for months or years and doesn’t come cheap. It’s not fair for you or your family to pay for these costs since you’re the aggrieved party. Rasansky Law firm can help you get the compensation you deserve so you can help your child heal from emotional daycare abuse. Please call us today at 1-877-403-9378 any time of the day for your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.