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Organizations

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau/ACYF
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, Eighth Floor
Washington, DC  20024
Phone: 1-800-394-3366
Email: info@childwelfare.gov
Web Address: www.childwelfare.gov
 

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 website 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
15757 North 78th Street
Suite #B
Scottsdale, AZ  85260
Phone: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) child abuse hotline
(480) 922-8212
Fax: (480) 922-7061
Web Address: www.childhelp.org
 

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.


KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and Teens
Nemours Home Office
10140 Centurion Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 697-4100
Web Address: www.kidshealth.org
 

This website 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 website 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 emails about your area of interest.


Prevent Child Abuse America
228 South Wabash Avenue, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL  60604
Phone: 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)
(312) 663-3520
Fax: (312) 939-8962
Email: mailbox@preventchildabuse.org
Web Address: www.preventchildabuse.org
 

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.


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Last Updated: May 03, 2013
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