Resources

These links lead to other websites that we think are full of invaluable information and support.  Upon clicking a website you may leave our site and go directly to the website of choice.

 

IF YOU NEED IMMEDIATE  ASSISTANCE PLEASE  DIAL 911

**Suspected child abuse or neglect should be reported to Child Protective Services available 24/7 Call 1-800-800-5556

NATIONAL LISTINGS

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD

National Network to End Domestic Violence – 800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center – 717-909-0710/877-739-3895

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence – 202-289-3900

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – 800-656-HOPE

National Center for Victims of Crime – 800-394-2255

Stalking Resource Center – 800-FYI-CALL

Teen Victim Project – 800-FYI-CALL

LoveIsRespect.org – 866-331-9474

Family Violence Prevention Fund – 415-252-8900/202-682-1212/617-262-5900

 

Childhelp USA®
National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD
24 Hours a Day

Child Abuse National Hotline
1-800-252-2873, 1-800-25ABUSE

National Youth Crisis Hotline
National Youth Development
1-800-HIT-HOME (1-800-448-4663)

National Runaway Switchboard
This hot-line is a referral service for youths in personal crisis.
1-800-621-4000

State-by-State Listings:

State Organization Phone
Alabama Dept. of Human Resources 334 242-9500
Alaska 24-hr hotline: 800 478-4444
Arizona Phoenix hotline: 800 541-5781
Arkansas Dept. of Human Services 800 482-5964
California Dept. of Social Services Office of Child Protective Services 916 445-2771
Colorado Denver County: 24 hr. hotline 303 727-3000
Connecticut Reporting 24 hrs: 800 842-2599
Delaware Reporting 24 hrs in-state: 800 292-9582
District of Columbia Report child abuse
Report child neglect
202 576-6762
202 727-0995
Florida Abuse Registry 800 962-2873
Georgia Dept. of Human Resources Child Protective and Placement Services Unit: 404 657-3408
Hawaii Dept. of Human Services 24hr hotline: 808 832-5300
Idaho For information and referral to regional office: 208 334-0808
Illinois In-State Parents under stress and Reporting 24 hrs: 800 252-2873
Indiana Reporting: 800 562-2407
Iowa In-state hotline: 800 362-2178
Kansas Reporting 24 hr hotline: 800 922-5330
Kentucky Local Dept. for Social Services or statewide hotline: 800 752-6200
Louisiana 24 hr hotline: 504 925-4571
Maine Reporting 24 hrs: 800 452-1999
Maryland County office of Dept. of Human Resources: Child Protective Services. Click here for Phone Listings
Massachusetts 24 hr hotline: 800 792-5200
Michigan 24 hr. hotline: 800 942-4357
Minnesota County office of Dept. of Social Services. Click here for Phone Listings
Mississippi 24 hr hotline: 800 222-8000
Missouri Reporting: 800 392-3738
Montana 24 hr. hotline: 800 332-6100
Nebraska Reporting 24 hrs: 800 471-5128
Nevada 24 hr. hotline: 800 992-5757
New York Reporting 24 hrs: 800 342-3720
New Mexico 24 hr. hotline: 800 432-2075
New Jersey 24 hr. hotline: 800 792-8610
New Hampshire In-state hotline: 800 894-5533
North Dakota Reporting: County Social Services or: 701 328-4806
North Carolina 24 hr. hotline: 800 662-7030
Ohio Dept. of Human Services Child Protective 614 466-0995
Oklahoma 24 hr. hotline: 800 522-3511
Oregon Dept. of Human Resources Childrens’ Services Division 503 945-5651
Pennsylvania 24 hr. hotline in-state: 800 932-0313
Puerto Rico 24 hr. hotline: 800 981-8333
Rhode Island 24 hr. hotline: 800 742-4453
South Carolina Dept. of Social Services Division of Child Protective and Preventive Services 803 734-5670
South Dakota Child Protective Services 605 773-3227
Tennessee Dept. of Human Services Child Protective Services 615 313-4746
Texas 24 hr. hotline: 800 252-5400
Utah 24 hr. hotline: 800 678-9399
Vermont Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services 802 241-2131
Virginia 24 hr. in state hotline: 800 552-7096
Washington 24 hr. hotline: 800 562-5624
West Virginia 24 hr. hotline: 800 352-6513
Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Social Services 608 266-3036
Wyoming In-State Reporting: 307 777-7922

 

What to Do:

  • If your child is missing from home, search the house checking closets, piles of laundry, in and under beds, inside large appliances, and inside vehicles, including trunks—wherever a child may crawl or hide.
  • If you still cannot find your child, immediately call your local law enforcement agency.
  • If your child disappears in a store, notify the store manager or security office. Then immediately call your local law-enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action— if a child is missing in the store, employees immediately mobilize to look for the missing child.
  • When you call law enforcement, provide your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight, and any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed that your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.
  • Request that your child’s name and identifying information be immediately entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person File.
  • After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) on our toll-free telephone number: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678). Or you can use ourLive Hotline to talk to NCMEC through our web site.

http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?LanguageCountry=en_US

Adapted from Just in Case…Missing. Copyright© 1985 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). All rights reserved.

 

 

The Congressionally-mandated CyberTipline is a means for reporting crimes against children including: (www.cybertipline.com )

  • Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography
  • Online enticement of children for sexual acts
  • Child prostitution
  • Sex Tourism Involving Children
  • Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
  • Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
  • Misleading Domain Names
  • Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet

Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

Congressionally Mandated CyberTipline Reporting Categories

Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution of Child Pornography
Child pornography is defined as a visual depiction of a minor under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit conduct (18 U.S.C. 2256).  It is a federal crime to possess, manufacture and/or distribute child pornography (18 U.S.C. 2251 et seq.).

Online Enticement of Children for Sexual Acts
It is a federal crime to use the Internet to knowingly persuade, induce, entice, or coerce a child under the age of 18 to meet for sexual acts, or to attempt to arrange such a meeting (18 U.S.C. 2422(b)).

Child Prostitution
It is a federal crime to knowingly recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide or obtain by any means a child under the age of 18 to engage in a commercial sex act.  It is also illegal to benefit, either financially or by receiving anything of value, from participation in a child prostitution venture (18 U.S.C. 1591).

Sex Tourism Involving Children
It is a federal crime for a U.S. citizen to travel abroad intending to engage in sexual activity with a child younger than 18 that would be illegal if it occurred in the U.S. (18 U.S.C. 2423).  Individuals who commit these crimes are subject to prosecution in the U.S. even if the crime was committed on foreign soil.

Extrafamilial Child Sexual Molestation
Extrafamilial child sexual molestation is the sexual molestation of a child by someone other than a family member.

Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child
It is a federal crime to send obscene material to a child under the age of 16 if the sender knows that the recipient is under the age of 16 (18 U.S.C. 1470).

Adults concerned about adult obscenity not involving children on the Internet should make a report to www.obscenitycrimes.org.

Misleading Domain Names
It is a federal crime to knowingly use a misleading domain name on the Internet with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252B(b)).

Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet
It is a federal crime to knowingly embed words or digital images into the source code of a website with the intent to deceive a minor into viewing material that is harmful to minors (18 U.S.C. 2252C).

 

 

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