The following are websites and toll-free hotlines (some are recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration) that may also prove useful to you.
Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline
The Childhelp USA® National Child Abuse Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico. Approximately 134,000 callers are assisted annually with Childhelp USA's abuse hotline.
The Childhelp hotline is staffed with professional counselors who utilize a database of thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. Since the 1982 inception of the Childhelp hotline, more than 2 million calls have been received from children in the midst of abuse, troubled parents, individuals concerned that abuse is occurring, and others requesting child abuse information. The child abuse hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals. State-of-the-art technology provides translators in approximately 140 languages. (source: Childhelp USA)
Child Abuse Awareness
This site was created to bring to the forefront the sad reality of child abuse throughout the world in the 21st century. The site contains blogs, information and links to other sites dealing with abuse of all kinds.
Child Abuse Prevention & Education
Child AbuseWatch.net is a national child abuse prevention and educational resource for the public and professionals. Information available in English, Spanish and French.
Promises2Kids is a 27-year-old nonprofit organization with a mission to break the cycle of child abuse, through prevention, education, advocacy and funding.
Child Care Aware
Choosing child care is an important decision. Good child care arrangements can improve the daily lives of children and parents. In addition, children in high quality care have higher levels of success when they enter school. (source: Child Care Aware)
Law and Parents
The extent to which we can be held responsible for our children's behaviour can be a merky area. This site explains the law and your rights.
Lawyers for Children
Lawyers For Children is a New York City based not-for-profit corporation that provides free legal and social work services to children in foster care and to children who are involved in high conflict custody or visitation cases. We have compiled a list of local and national links to child advocates, government agencies and other organizations of interest to our clients and their guardians.
Information and articles for teen parenting, troubled teens, teen education, teen boot camps. Also provide parents to offer their views about military schools, boarding schools and parenting issues.
Teen Boot Camps
Information about various teen boot camps and military pre-training camps for teens and troubled teens.
Mountain Homes Youth Ranch
MHYR is a therapeutic wilderness treatment program for troubled teenagers ages 12-17 that operates on a 15,000 acre working ranch in Northwest Colorado. The MHYR program has been featured on the Dr. Phil show and received students from the show who needed therapy.
Resolution Ranch - Troubled Teens Boot Camp
Resolution Ranch designs individualized therapy based on the personal needs of each teen.
FindCounseling.com is a mental health portal and searchable directory of therapists, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. Its features include a glossary, journal articles, and self-help resources. The website features psychologists around the country and the other resources can be of use to anyone around the globe.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Telephone 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Your support and encouragement can be of tremendous value to a friend involved in an abusive relationship. You can ease the isolation and loss of control by listening, providing information and helping your friend to explore options. (source: National Domestic Violence Hotline)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
National Runaway Switchboard
Every day 1.3 million runaway and homeless youth live on the streets of America. One out of every seven children will run away before the age of 18. Each year approximately 5,000 runaway and homeless youth die from assault, illness, and suicide. (source: National Runaway Switchboard)
Abuse World (United Kingdom). Committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health; focusing on abuse and providing information, advice and support.
How do I report?
If you are concerned about the safety of a child and want to report suspected child abuse or neglect, DO NOT MAKE A REPORT VIA E-MAIL. Click here: Report A Problem.