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Resources in Spanish are a helpful tool for child welfare professionals working with Spanish-speaking children, youth, families, and communities. Information Gateway offers selected publications that are available in both Spanish and English, our English-Spanish Glossary of Child Welfare Terms, and guidance on how to report suspected abuse or neglect.
Spanish-language resources are also useful for families and community members involved with the child welfare system or interested in adopting, becoming foster parents, caring for a relative’s child, identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect, or finding help with a personal situation.
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information and resources covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
Report child abuse or neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway is not a hotline for reporting suspected child abuse or neglect and is not able to accept reports or intervene in personal situations. For help with reporting child abuse and neglect or to speak with a counselor, contact Childhelp® at 800.422.4453.
Spanish-language resources and publications
Child Welfare Terms, English to Spanish
Offers a glossary of child welfare terms to support communication with Spanish-speaking children, youth, families, and communities. Terms can be searched from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.
Índice de títulos en español (Spanish Title Index)
Provides access to all of the publications Information Gateway offers in Spanish.
Information Gateway categorizes some of our Spanish-language publications as Factsheets or Factsheets for Families.
Hojas informativas (Factsheets)
Offers general information in Spanish and English on child abuse and neglect, the child welfare system, and Federal legislation.
Hojas informativas para las familias (Factsheets for Families)
Provides accessible information in Spanish and English for families and nonprofessionals on topics in adoption, foster care, and parenting.