April is national "Child Abuse Prevention Month".
Abuse to a child is not only in the form of physical abuse. Child abuse may be found as emotional or mental abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse. In many of these instances the abuse is not a one time occurance. A child being abused may suffer through mistreatment for many years.
The Virginia Department of Social Services has a hot line phone number to call to report any suspected abuse. You may reach them at 800-552-7096.