If you suspect child abuse, call our 24/7 Hotline   |   419-213-2273 (CARE)

Determine the Cause

Understanding why children misbehave enables parents to determine what consequences – if any – are warranted. Often, significant changes in a child’s life may create anxiety.

Parents divorcing, the child going to a new school, the family moving to a new neighborhood – all of these can add stress to children’s lives and cause them to “act out.”

Ask your child if there is something bothering her or him and then discuss those fears. Also, consider that there may be medical issues related to your child’s behavior. Many children suffer from undiagnosed attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For more information on ADHD or other medical/behavioral issues, consult your child’s pediatrician or school personnel.

LCCS Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable, and permanent families for children.

Lucas County Children Services

705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

Switchboard is answered 24/7
Phone: (419) 213-3200  •  Fax: (419) 327-3291

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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