The Warning Signs of Violence

by | Oct 4, 2013 | Articles

MORAL IQ TIP: Look for ways for your child to do kindly deeds, not just in your home but also in your community. For example: taking extra toys to a children’s ward in a hospital, working at a soup kitchen, planting flowers at a shelter, or reading to the elderly. The more your child experiences the miracles of kindness when young, the greater the likelihood that she will make kindness a habit for life.

These warning signs of violence were developed by the U.S. Department of Education
If you have ANY concerns about your child, seek help immediately. Please, don’t wait. Social withdrawal

  • Excessive feelings of isolation or rejection
  • Being a victim of violence
  • Feelings of being picked on and persecuted
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Low school interest and poor academic performance
  • Impulsive and chronic hitting, intimidating, bullying
  • Expression of violence in writings and drawings
  • History of discipline problems
  • Past history of violent and aggressive behavior
  • Drug use and alcohol use
  • Affiliation with gangs
  • Inappropriate access to, possession of, and use of firearms
  • Intolerance for differences, prejudicial attitudes
  • Serious threats of violence.