The Knox County Child Advocacy Center provides a timely, coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse.

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Are you One with Courage?

Knox County Child Advocacy Center partnered with the National Children's Alliance for a nationwide public campaign to help kids have the courage it takes to talk about sexual abuse.  Child Advocacy Centers have a unique role in providing comprehensive services to child victims of abuse. It is important to learn the signs of abuse and report abuse to local law enforcement or the Department of Children and Family Services at 1-800-ABUSE.  Here are the signs that a child may have been abused.  For more information, see www.onewithcourage.org.

Learn the Signs of Abuse

  1. Unexplained Injuries 
  2. Changes in behavior 
  3. Returning to earlier behaviors 
  4. Fear of going home
  5. Changes in eating 
  6. Changes in sleeping 
  7. Changes in school performance and attendance 
  8. Lack of personal care or hygiene 
  9. Risk-taking behaviors 
  10. Inappropriate sexual behaviors 

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