Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Children’s Bureau/ACYF
- Eighth Floor
- 1250 Maryland Avenue, Southwest
- Washington, DC 20024-2141
- Toll-free: 1-800-394-3366
- Telephone: 703-385-7565
- Fax: 703-385-3206
Provides toll-free and local telephone numbers for reporting child abuse and neglect in each state. In most cases the toll-free numbers listed are only accessible from within the state. Also listed are links to state web sites, which may provide additional information.
- Suite B
- 15757 North 78th Street
- Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-1629
- Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
- Telephone: 480-922-8212
- Fax: 480-922-7061
Staffed 24 hours daily by professional crisis counselors, this confidential Hotline is accessible throughout the U.S., its territories, and Canada. Through interpreters, communication is possible in 140 languages.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC)
- Charles B. Wang International Children’s Building
- 699 Prince Street
- Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
- Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678)
- TTY: 1-800-826-7653
- Telephone: 703-224-2150
- “Phone free” from Mexico: 001-800-843-5678
- From other countries: 001-703-522-9320
- Fax: 703-224-2122
- CyberTipline: (https://www.cybertipline.com)
- NetSmartz: (https://www.NetSmartz.org)
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children serves as a clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children. It provides technical assistance to the public and law-enforcement agencies; distributes photographs of and descriptions about missing children worldwide; and coordinates child-protection education and prevention programs, training, and publications.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
- Suite 480
- 2000 M Street, Northwest
- Washington, DC 20036-3307
- Toll-free: 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
- TTY: 1-800-211-7996
- Telephone: 202-467-8700
- Fax: 202-467-8701
- E-mail: (email@example.com)
NCVC offers help, information about options, and referrals to local services anywhere in the country.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s website about internet and technology safety — for parents, teens, and educators.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.
The ACE Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego. (https://www.cdc.gov/ace/index.htm)
National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (ACT)
- Michigan State University Department of Psychology
- East Lansing, MI 48824-1117
- Phone:(517) 432-5096
- Fax:(517) 432-2476
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assists state children’s trust and prevention funds to strengthen families and protect children from harm.
National Children’s Alliance
- 516 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
- Phone: (202) 548-0090 or (800) 239-9950
- FAX: (202) 548-0099
Provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a national level to local children’s and child advocacy centers and communities responding to reports of child abuse and neglect. A children’s advocacy Center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, and child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.
Committee for Children
- 568 First Avenue South, Suite 60 Seattle, WA 98104-2804
- Phone: (800) 634-4449 ext. 200
- Fax: (206) 438-6765
- E-mail: email@example.com
Provides award-winning social skills curricula for the prevention of child abuse, bullying, and youth violence, as well as family education, training and technical assistance to educators throughout North America.
Crimes against Children Research Center
- University of New Hampshire
- 20 College Rd.
- #126 Horton Social Science Center
- Durham, NH 03824
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (603) 862-1888
- Fax: (603) 862-1122
The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.
The Safer Society Foundation
- P.O. Box 340, Brandon, VT 05733-0340
- Office: 802.247.3132
- Fax: 802.247.4233
Call for a referral to a local treatment provider for a child, adolescent or adult with sexual behavior concerns. (M-F, 9–4:30 p.m. ET). Also provides publications for youth or adults with sexual behavior problems, their families, survivors, treatment providers, and mandated reporters. Call for a free catalogue.
Child Molestation Research and Prevention Institute
- P.O. Box 7593, Atlanta, GA 30357
- Office: 404.872.5152
Online directory for sex-specific therapists for evaluation and treatment. Extensive reading lists for parents of children with sexual behavior problems and parents of victims, for professionals, adults with sexual behavior concerns, adults molested as children and their partners.
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
- 4900 SW Griffith Drive, Suite 274, Beaverton, OR 97005
- Office: 503.643.1023
- Fax: 503.643.5084
- Email: email@example.com
A national organization developing and disseminating professional standards and practices in the field of sex offender research, evaluation, and treatment. Call or email for a referral to a local treatment provider.
National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
- 940 N.E. 13th St., 3B-3406, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
- Office: 405.271.8858
Information concerning sexual development and youth with sexual behavior problems.
National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
- 2000 M St., NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036
- Office: 202.467.8700
- Fax: 202.467.8701
- Toll-free: 1.800.FYI.CALL (1.800.394.2255)
- TDD: 1.800.211.7996
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
An information and referral center for victims. Through its database of over 30,000 organizations, NCVC refers callers to services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with the criminal justice process, counseling, support groups, and referrals to local attorneys in victim-related cases.
- National Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.4.A.CHILD
Provides a broad continuum of programs that directly serve abused children and their families. Adults and children can request local telephone numbers to report cases of abuse or access crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027
- 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636), TTY: 888-232-6348
- Email CDC-INFO
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
- Executive Summary
- How to Read This Report
- Mission & Purpose of Taskforce
- A Brief History of How the Taskforce Was Organized
- The Charge of the Legislative Language
- Key Sections
- Section 1: Developing Policies and Procedures for Child Protection
- Section 2: Screening and Background Checks for Selecting Employees and Volunteers
- Section 3: Code of Conduct and Monitoring
- Section 4: Ensuring Safe Physical Environments and Safe Technology
- Section 5: Recognizing, Responding to, and Reporting Allegations and Suspicions of Child Sexual Abuse
- Section 6: Training About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
- Additional Considerations
- Applying the Framework: A Five-Year Plan
- Definitions, Acronyms, Glossary
- Legislative Mandate
- Taskforce Committees and Membership
- Guest Presenters
- Schedule of Meetings
- Section-Specific Appendices
- Downloadable Resources
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