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Child Abuse & Neglect
Offers resources on child abuse and neglect, including definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors, perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society, and fatalities.
Links to information on training, funding, related organizations, State hotlines, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Provides definitions from Federal and State laws and addresses the differences between discipline and abuse.
Includes resources on the signs and symptoms of neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse.
Presents national and State statistics on types of abuse and neglect and includes information on abuse and neglect of children with disabilities, abuse and neglect in out-of-home care, recurrence, and fatalities.
Risk & protective factors
Discusses characteristics of parents or caregivers, children, families, and communities that increase risk of abuse or neglect or promote safe and supportive families and resilience in children.
Identifies the characteristics of perpetrators, including those who commit certain types of abuse.
Explores how abuse and neglect affect children, adolescents, adult survivors, and society.
Addresses the occurrence of child fatalities, perpetrator characteristics, and risk factors.
For help with reporting child abuse and neglect or to speak with a counselor, contact Childhelp® at 800.422.4453.
|State Child Abuse Reporting Numbers|
|Series Title:||Related Organizations Lists|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2014 - 6 pages|
|This list provides statewide toll-free telephone numbers for reporting child abuse and neglect. It also includes links to State child welfare agency websites, which provide information on how and where to make a report of suspected child abuse and neglect.|