Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy - Other Places To Get Help
Child Welfare Information Gateway
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024
1-800-394-3366 (703) 385-7565
The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a national
resource for people seeking information about how to prevent, identify, and
treat child abuse and neglect. The Web site has information about family
support services, fostering and adopting a child, and child welfare issues.
There are also links for many toll-free crisis hotline numbers.
Childhelp is a nonprofit agency that provides parenting
advice, child abuse prevention, and basic information about the normal growth
and development of children. Also, Childhelp provides telephone numbers
and information about how to report suspected or observed child abuse or
neglect. Hotline counselors and referrals are available. The agency also
supports abused children through abuse prevention programs, preschool programs
(including Head Start), and community outreach. Other services include
referrals to residential treatment facilities, child advocacy
centers, group homes, and foster care.
This Web site is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health, from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This Web site
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly e-mails about your area of interest.
Prevent Child Abuse America
228 South Wabash Avenue, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) (312) 663-3520
This organization provides information on topics
related to child abuse and neglect. It offers various programs on child abuse
prevention, and it also directs efforts toward increasing public awareness of
child abuse and neglect. You can find out whether your state has a local
chapter by going to the website.