CAPstone Child Advocacy Center
CAPstone of Western Nebraska
900 P Street
Gering, NE 69341

A place to be heard, a place to heal
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We serve these eleven counties in Western Nebraska:
  • Banner County
  • Box Butte County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Dawes County
  • Deuel County
  • Garden County
  • Kimball County
  • Morrill County
  • Scotts Bluff County
  • Sheridan County
  • Sioux County
  • Has difficulty walking or sitting
  • Suddenly refuses to change for gym or to participate in physical activities
  • Reports nightmares or bedwetting
  • Experiences a sudden change in appetite
  • Demonstrates bizarre, sophisticated or unusual sexual knowledge or behavior
  • Becomes pregnant or contracts an STI
  • Runs away
  • Reports sexual abuse by a parent or other caregiver
  • Sexual knowledge beyond what is age appropriate
  • Recurring pain or itching in genital or anal areas
  • Frequent bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Unexplained regression or fear
  • Sexual acting out behavior

Possible Signs of Abuse

  • Unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones or black eyes
  • Fading bruises or other marks noticeable after an absence from school
  • Frightened of parents and does not want to go home
  • Shrinks at approach of adults
  • Reports injury by a parent or other caregiver
  • Extreme watchfulness or vigilance
  • Bullying smaller children
  • Extreme fear of parents or caregiver
  • Frequently absent from school
  • Begs or steals food or money
  • Lacks needed medical or dental care, immunizations or glasses
  • Consistently dirty and has severe body odor
  • Insufficient clothing for the weather
  • Abuses alcohol or other drugs
  • States that there is no one at home to provide care
  • Often hungry in the morning
  • Poor hygiene
  • Underweight, poor growth, failure to thrive
  • Extremes in behavior such as overly compliant or demanding, extreme passivity or aggression
  • Inappropriately adult or infantile
  • Delayed in physical or emotional development
  • Has attempted suicide
  • Reports lack of attachment to parent
Nebraska Child Abuse Hotline          1-800-652-1999
CAPstone Nebraska  ~  900 P Street, Gering, NE 69341  ~  308-632-7274  ~
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