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Violence against children is completely preventable!

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Reporting Child Abuse

   Keeping kids safe from harm and violence is up to everyone of us!

  Be Informed ... Be Involved ...Make a Difference in a Child's Life

Violence against children only ends when a child comes forward or a concerned person recognizes the warning signs and reports the abuse.

Sometimes, people may fear getting personally involved or they may be in denial of a child they know who is being hurt. Making a call to the hotline where the child is being harmed can generate help a family needs but is unable to seek. Child violence is a problem on the national and local levels that requires action in the form of caring individuals in each community.

Children are our dreams and hopes. They will reflect their childhood as an adult. They are never at fault for the violence that adults inflict upon them. You can help replace the hate, hurt and fear of a child victim with love, understanding and security by taking an active role.

A person’s actions, or lack of action, not only affects the abused child, but everyone in our country. Even if you just suspect abuse … Report it! Child abuse is against the law and you can report it anonymously, although it’s better for the child if you give your name.

Click Here To Report Online Crimes Against Children

Both the reporting party and the child who is allegedly being abused must live in the same state, in order for these numbers to be valid. If the reporting party lives in a different state than the child, or for states not listed, please call the National Child Abuse Hotline - 24 hours

               National Hotline  1-800-422-4453

If you’re still uncomfortable about making the report, you can make it anonymously … but it’s better for the child if you give your name … in case the authorities have more questions. Your name will NEVER be given out as the person who reported the abuse … even if you only suspect abuse!

State Hotlines

ALABAMA - (334) 242-9500

 

ALASKA - (800) 478-4444

 

ARIZONA - (888) 767-2445

 

ARKANSAS - (800) 482-5964

 

CALIFORNIA - Click here for all County Child Welfare Service Agencies

 

COLORADO - Click here for all Department of Human Services locations

 

CONNECTICUT - (800) 842-2288

 

DELAWARE - (800) 292-9582

 

FLORIDA - (800) 962-2873

 

GEORGIA - (404) 699-4399

 

HAWAII - (808) 832-5300

 

IDAHO - Click here for all Child Protective Services agencies

 

ILLINOIS - (800) 252-2873

 

INDIANA - (800) 800-5556

 

IOWA - (800) 362-2178

 

KANSAS - If calling within Kansas and outside of Topeka: 800-922-5330; If calling in Topeka or outside of Kansas: (785) 296-0044

 

KENTUCKY - (800) 752-6200

 

LOUISIANA - Click here for all child protection hotlines by parish

 

MAINE - (800) 452-1999

 

MARYLAND - Click here for all Child Protective Services offices

 

MASSACHUSETTS - (800) 792-5200

 

MICHIGAN - (800) 942-4357

 

MINNESOTA - Click here for all Social Service Agencies by county

 

MISSISSIPPI - (800) 222-8000

 

MISSOURI - (800) 392-3738

 

MONTANA - (800) 332-6100

 

NEBRASKA - (800) 652-1999

 

NEVADA - (800) 992-5757

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE - (800) 894-5533, or 911 after hours/on weekends

 

NEW JERSEY - (800) 792-8610

 

NEW MEXICO - (800) 432-2075

 

NEW YORK - (800) 342-3720

 

NORTH CAROLINA - Click here for all Social Services Departments by county

 

NORTH DAKOTA - Click here all Social Service Offices by county

 

OHIO - Click here for all Family Service Agencies by county

 

OKLAHOMA - (800) 522-3511

 

OREGON - Click here for all Child Welfare Offices by county

 

PENNSYLVANIA - (800) 932-0313

 

RHODE ISLAND - (800) 742-4453

 

SOUTH CAROLINA - Click here for all Social Services offices

 

SOUTH DAKOTA - Click here for all Child Protective Services offices by county

 

TENNESSEE - (800) 237-0004

 

TEXAS - (800) 252-5400

 

UTAH - (800) 678-9399

 

VERMONT - Click here for all Family Services district offices

 
 

VIRGINIA - (800) 552-7096

 

WASHINGTON - (866) 363-4276

 

WEST VIRGINIA - (800) 352-6513

 

WISCONSIN - Click here for all Social/Human Services offices by county

 

WYOMING - Click here for all Family Services field offices


Through Awareness, Education, and Courage, We Can Be a Proud Voice for Our Children!

You know your friend’s child going home to an empty house every day after school. You’re in the mall and you see mothers hitting their kids and yelling at them. You’re driving and you see kids with no place to go … hanging around the playground dirty and with no coat in the winter. While grocery shopping and see kids running around the parking lot, crying and screaming. Every night you hear your neighbor yelling at his kids, and the kids are crying hysterically. Your friend’s child came over to play with your child, and you notice that she’s very quiet and withdrawn --- she has bruises all over her arm. Your sister and her husband fight in front of the kids constantly … he’s always drunk and screaming at your sister, and hits her in front of the kids.

You're concerned but don't know what to do. You feel awkward. Should you say something or -- should you mind my own business? It’s horrible when we see children being yelled at, threatened, or hit. If this is what happens in public, what’s happening behind closed doors?

When we do nothing, we are putting America’s children in danger.

Many parents aren't prepared for the incredible responsibility of raising a child … some are still children themselves.

Each year there are over 3 million reports of child abuse AND those are only the ones who are reported. Out of those 3 million plus kids, over 98,000 children were treated just for sexual abuse. Almost 1.8 million children are abducted from their very own homes and front yards.


How many more are victims of pain and torture?

Because so many cases of child abuse go unreported, it is estimated that 3 times the number of children that are reported, are actual child abuse victims. Children in the USA are more apt to die from abuse than from accidents. Child abuse kills more than 3 children every day in the United States.

We question what we can do to help these children. Then we do nothing! Half of the people in America who witnessed a child being abused didn’t report it! Kids don’t report it either because they’re afraid!

Child abuse is so ugly! We feel bad for the moment and then forget about it because we feel helpless -- and fear if we report the abuse, the children will be taken away from their families.

But -- what is the alternative?

It's a time to redefine our involvement in the lives of America’s children. It’s time for a new approach … a new way of loving and caring for our children!

Keeping kids safe from harm and violence is everyone’s problem!

A person’s actions, or lack of action, not only affects the abused child, but everyone in our country. The utterly tragic proof is in the National Institute of Justice, reporting that child abuse increases the odds of future delinquency by 53% and adult criminality by 40%.

We’re reaching out to America with our new national campaign --- we’re asking you to speak up and report abuse. Even if you feel awkward about reporting child abuse … even if it’s only suspected abuse.

It’s not only your duty to report it … it’s the law.

Feel proud that you are helping to keep America’s children safe. Everyday we see kids neglected, abandoned, and abused. Too often we do nothing! Take pride in yourself and put aside your fear, outrage and discomfort … report child abuse!

Make the commitment to protect our children! Whether your an adult or a kid … Stand Tall and Speak Up!

                
                REPORT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN!

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