Resources and Links

The following are child abuse and mental health resources, including websites and toll-free hotlines.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child and want to report suspected child abuse or neglect, DO NOT MAKE A REPORT VIA E-MAIL. Click here to report a problem.

Child Abuse

Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD
(1-800-422-4453)
www.childhelp.org

The Childhelp USA® National Child Abuse Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. Approximately 134,000 callers are assisted annually with Childhelp USA’s abuse hotline.

Child Abuse Prevention & Education

Child AbuseWatch.net
www.abusewatch.net

Child AbuseWatch.net is a national child abuse prevention and educational resource for the public and professionals. Information available in English, Spanish and French.

Promises2Kids
www.promises2kids.org

Promises2Kids is a 27-year-old nonprofit organization with a mission to break the cycle of child abuse, through prevention, education, advocacy and funding.

Child Care

Child Care Aware
1-800-424-2246
www.childcareaware.org

Choosing child care is an important decision. Good child care arrangements can improve the daily lives of children and parents. In addition, children in high quality care have higher levels of success when they enter school. (source: Child Care Aware)

Legal Issues

Lawyers for Children
www.lawyersforchildren.org

Lawyers For Children is a New York City based nonprofit corporation that provides free legal and social work services to children in foster care and to children who are involved in high conflict custody or visitation cases.

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Telephone 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
TDD 1-800-787-3224
www.thehotline.org

Your support and encouragement can be of tremendous value to a friend involved in an abusive relationship. You can ease the isolation and loss of control by listening, providing information and helping your friend to explore options. (source: National Domestic Violence Hotline)

Missing Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1-800-THE-LOST
(1-800-843-5678)
www.missingkids.com

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.