Pediatrician talks signs of child abuse, ways to report it

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – When children are nurtured, they can grow up to be happy and healthy adults, said a doctor with IU Health Arnett.

However, Dr. James Bien said when they lack an attachment to a caring adult, receive inconsistent nurturing or experience harsh discipline, the consequences can affect their life-long health and relationships with others.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. On Wednesday, Dr. Bien with IU Health Arnett stopped by News 18 This Morning to talk about signs of child abuse and how to report it. Watch the full interview with News 18 by clicking on the video above. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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