While one sign does not necessarily indicate abuse, some tell-tale signs that there could be a problem are:
· Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns may be an indication of physical abuse, neglect, or mistreatment.
· Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, a sudden change in alertness, and unusual depression may be indicators of emotional abuse.
· Bruises around the breasts or genital area can occur from sexual abuse.
· Sudden changes in financial situations may be the result of exploitation.