One of the worst things to deal with when you’ve been the victim of any kind of abuse is a feeling of helplessness. Fortunately, there are ways that you can fight back against daycare abuse. Below are listed a few different ways that you can get started toward healing and rebuilding your life after you’ve been the victim of abuse.
Talk to Other Parents
If you’ve been the victim of daycare abuse, it’s likely that other parents at the same facility have had the same experience. Talking to them is one of the best things you can do for yourself. If you suspect that abuse is going on, but it hasn’t been proven, talking to other parents is the best way to determine whether or not they have the same suspicions that you do.
Find a Good Counselor
There are counselors who specialize in dealing with abuse in daycare. This is something of a specialty, as the entire family is involved, as opposed to only one individual who suffered the abuse. Finding a qualified counselor to help you through this difficult time is one of the best things you can do to get on the road toward being well again.
Get an Attorney
Getting an attorney may help you to get compensation from the facility that perpetrated the abuse. It’s important to make sure that the abuse has stopped before you seek out an attorney to file a lawsuit. However, there are quite often time constraints on how long you can file a lawsuit after the fact. To make sure that you do have enough time to consider the matter, call an attorney right away and ask them what the limitations are. This way, you can decide whether or not you want to go forward with the lawsuit and not have to worry that you’re going to run out of time while you’re thinking about it.
An attorney may be able to put together a case that will win you a jury award or settlement from the facility in question. There’s no guarantee that any lawsuit will win. The most important thing you can do for yourself, however, is to make sure that you have a good attorney who knows how to handle these cases. There are law firms that specialize in filing these cases, and you should seek one of them out if you decide to press forward and take action.