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SIGNS OF EMOTIONAL MALTREATMENT Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatment when the child: • Shows extremes in behavior, such as overly compliant or demanding behavior, extreme passivity, or aggression — 5 — ADULT CHILD • Is either inappropriately adult (parenting other children, for example) or inappropriately infantile (frequently rocking or head-banging, for example) • Is delayed in physical or emotional development • Has attempted suicide • Reports a lack of attachment to the parent Consider the possibility of emotional maltreatment when the parent or other adult caregiver: • Constantly blames, belittles, or berates the child • Is unconcerned about the child and refuses to consider offers of help for the child’s problems • Overtly rejects the child If the child is currently being hurt, or is in immediate danger, call 911. To make a report, email the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Safety: Dhs.Child.Safety-Permanency@state.mn.us, or call the DHS Information Desk at 651-431-2000 (TTY/TDD service: 800-627-3529 ). KINDRED FAMILY FOCUS YOUTH AND FAMILY A FAMILY MEMBER


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