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Child Abuse and Neglect

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

www.apsac.org

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, founded in 1987, is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.

 

Child Welfare Information Gateway

www.childwelfare.gov

The Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families, featuring the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

 

Child Welfare League of America

www.cwla.org

The Child Welfare League of America leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for vulnerable children, youth and families across the United States.

 

List of Toll-Free Child Abuse and Neglect Hotlines—By State

www.childwelfare.gov

A list of the specific agencies, by state, that are designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New York

www.preventchildabuseny.org

Offers New York’s families, professionals, advocates, policy makers and concerned citizens with the latest resources to prevent child abuse and give every kid a healthy, successful future. Their Parent Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN, available in English and Spanish can help parents, kids, and others find programs and services in their community that can help.

 

New York State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment

www.ocfs.state.ny.us

The office to contact in New York State to report a case of suspected child abuse or neglect. All calls are confidential.

Child Protective Services

New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)

www.nyc.gov

The NYC Administration for Children’s Services protects NYC’s children from abuse and neglect. Along with our community partners, ACS  provides neighborhood-based services to help ensure children grow up in safe, permanent homes with strong families.

Child Safety

Covenant House

www.covenanthouse.org

Covenant House provides loving care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked, and exploited youth. Core services include healthcare, educational support, GED preparation, job readiness and skills training, drug abuse treatment and prevention, legal services, mental health services, the Mother/Child program, life skills training, and aftercare.

 

National Runaway Safeline

1-800-RUNAWAY

www.1800RUNAWAY.org

The National Runaway Safeline (NRS) handles crisis calls 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  The mission of the NRS is to help keep America’s runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Information is available for runaway youth, youth considering running away, friends and family members of runaway youth, teachers, and more.

 

New York Safe Haven Law

www.safehaven.tv/states/newyork

New York’s Safe Haven Law means that you can leave your baby, up to 30 days old, with any responsible person at a suitable location in New York with no questions asked and no fear of being prosecuted for neglect or abandonment. Safe Haven locations can be found here safehaven.tv/states. There is also a hotline for more information 888-510-BABY (2229).

 

The New York Foundling Crisis Nursery

www.nyfoundling.org

The Crisis Nursery provides a safe place where parents can bring a child for up to 21 days while the parents deal with short-term crises. The Crisis Nursery is a city-licensed emergency respite care facility that provides a loving and nurturing environment for children staffed by social workers, doctors, nurses, and teachers. The Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and has a hotline for information at 888-435-7553.

 

Safe Kids Worldwide

www.safekids.org

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children. Injuries are the number one reason why children die in the United States.

 

Supervised Visitation Network

www.svnetwork.net

The Supervised Visitation Network (SVN) is a multi-national non-profit membership organization that is a network of agencies and individuals who are interested in assuring that children can have safe, conflict-free access to parents with whom they do not reside. Some of the children who need these services live in foster homes or with relatives. Some live with one parent who is estranged from the other. Several NYSPCC staff members serve in leadership positions with the SVN and frequently present trainings at SVN professional conferences.

Child Sexual Abuse

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

www.missingkids.com/home

Established in 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

www.rainn.org

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization that created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

Domestic Violence

Anti-Violence Project—24 Hour Hotline

212-714-1141

www.avp.org/get-help/report-violence

The hotline provides domestic violence services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-affected persons in both English and Spanish.  All calls are secure and confidential. 

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

www.thehotline.org

Highly-trained and experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, and referral services in over 170 languages.

 

NO MORE

WWW.NOMORE.ORG

NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Safe Horizon/Victim Services—24 Hour Hotlines

www.safehorizon.org

You can call Safe Horizon hotlines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services.

 

Safe Horizon/Victim Services—Domestic Violence Law Project

www.safehorizon.org/index/get-help-8

The Law Project provides direct representation, advocacy and referrals to domestic violence victims seeking orders of protection, custody, child support, and divorce, and works with other programs to assist with housing transfers, immigration problems, criminal advocacy, and counseling services.

 

Sanctuary for Families

www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

Sanctuary for Families provides counseling and a full range of domestic violence services for adults and children in both English and Spanish.  They have a Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services which provides advocacy, information, and legal representation in orders of protection custody, visitation, immigration, and divorce in domestic violence cases.

Mental Health

LifeNet

www.mhaofnyc.org/

LifeNet provides free and confidential mental health and substance abuse information, referral, and crisis hotline services for New York City residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hotlines providing more information are available for speakers of English (800-543-3638), Spanish (877-298-3373), and Mandarin (877-990-8585). 

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

www.nctsnet.org

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network seeks to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.

Parenting

New York Parent Helpline

www.preventchildabuseny.org

The Parent Helpline can help you find programs and services in your community that can help. 1-800-CHILDREN is a free, confidential, multi-lingual information and referral service for anyone who has questions or concerns about a child or family. A trained Helpline Specialist is available to assist you everyday from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. After 10 p.m you can leave your name and number with our answering service, and we’ll get back to you the following morning.

 

Kids Health

www.kidshealth.org

KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

 

Parenting Education Partnership

www.parentingeducationpartnership.org

A blog that posts information regarding parenting topics for children spanning all ages.

 

PBS Parents

www.pbs.org/parents

PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning.

 

ACLS Training Center

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Parents, teachers, guardians, and even babysitters are all people who are routinely responsible for the care and well-being of children.  Because both infants and children are not capable of making the decisions and taking the actions necessary to keep themselves safe, they are dependent on the knowledge and efforts of those who care for them.


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