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Child Abuse and Neglect

Toll-Free Crisis Hotline Numbers

Find toll-free crisis hotlines sponsored by organizations providing information and support to people affected by child abuse, family violence, missing/abducted children, rape/incest, relief for caregivers, runaways, and crime victims.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Find resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, preventing sexual abuse, parent support groups, respite and crisis care, and more.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Healthy Roads Media: Listing of All Topics (Videos)

Find short videos on topics ranging from abuse to tuberculosis. Many are available in multiple languages including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Somali and Vietnamese.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Healthy Roads Media

How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault?

When you empower your child to say “no” to unwanted touch and teach them that they can come to you with questions and concerns, you take critical steps to preventing child sexual abuse.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

How to Report Suspected Child Maltreatment

Find information on how to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Your report is important, and may even save a child's life.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Child Welfare Information Gateway

If You Are Experiencing Violence in Your Home, You Can...- (PDF)

Find out what to do if anyone is hurting you through words or actions. Adults, such as teachers and couselors, are available to help you, so reach out.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America

Online Sexual Predators

There is no greater risk to a child’s safety than an online predator who wishes to meet in person. Help teach your children to identify predators’ methods for online enticement, and use these discussion starters to talk to your children about Internet safety.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) Meeting and Group Directory

Here is a list of SIA meetings and groups that may help incest survivors during recovery.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Survivors of Incest Anonymous

The Period of PURPLE Crying - A New Way to Understand Your Baby's Crying

The Period of PURPLE Crying® is the phrase used to describe the point in a baby’s life when they cry more than any other time. Parents will learn about the normal crying curve, how to cope when emotions run high, and the dangers of shaking a baby.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Twelve Alternatives to Lashing Out at Your Child- (PDF)

The next time everyday pressures build up and you feel like lashing out at your child, try any of these simple alternatives. You'll feel better, and so will your child.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Prevent Child Abuse America

Ways to Reduce your Risk of Sexual Assault

There are some things you can do to help reduce your risk or your child's risk of being sexually assaulted.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

What Are Traumatic Memories?

The purpose of this brochure is to clarify the issues concerning traumatic memories of physical and sexual abuse experienced during childhood.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Sidran Institute

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

This fact sheet provides basic information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), discusses symptoms and risk factors, and reviews treatment approaches. The fact sheet includes resources for those needing additional information about PTSD.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Sidran Institute