Helpful Links

Information on Child Abuse

Following is a list of Web sites containing useful information on child abuse as well as effective parenting. Many of the organizations who sponsor the sites use offer additional resources such as consultation, training, research, advocacy, or dissemination of information on child abuse.

American Humane
Devoted to preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals.

Center for Effective Parenting
Provides helpful parenting information.

Child Care Aware
Committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System CWLA, in cooperation with the nation's state child welfare agencies, provides a comprehensive, interactive child welfare database. Internet users can create customized tables and graphs, as well as access to information on child abuse.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.

Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System
CWLA, in cooperation with the nation's state child welfare agencies, provides information on child abuse in a comprehensive, interactive child welfare database.

Child Trends Data Bank
Source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

Children's Action Alliance
Helps promote the well-being of children and their families through research, policy development, media campaigns and advocacy.

Children's Defense Fund
Mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life.

Children Now
Information on child abuse and on making children the top public policy priority.

Circle of Parents
Network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.

Family and Marriage Counseling Directory
Articles, resources, and databases for finding family and marriage counselors.

Focus Adolescent Services
Resources on Teen and Family Issues. Topics include anger and violence; self injury such as carving, branding and marking; and abuse.

G.W. Medical Publishing
G.W. Medical Publishing is a leading clinical and forensic publisher serving the medical, legal, social service, and law enforcement communities with the resources they need to combat child abuse, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, child trafficking, and other maltreatment.

KIDS COUNT Data Book
Project by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track status of children in the United States.

Life Prints Child Protection Technology
Life-Prints' mission is to provide the most advanced technology to the Child/Infant ID market, by developing and supporting proprietary, user-friendly software that interfaces with state-of-art equipment, with levels of customer support unattainable elsewhere.

MEDLINEplus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse
Exchange among researched in child maltreatment field.

NetSmartz
Interactive, educational safety resource that teaches kids and teens how to stay safer on the Internet.

New Parents Network
Articles and information on child abuse and other topics for new parents.

Parents Anonymous
The nation's oldest for information on child abuse prevention.

Prevent Child Abuse America
Dedicated to providing information on child abuse and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of children.

Respect in Sport
Respect in Sport is an online bullying, abuse, harassment and neglect prevention program for coaches and community leaders. 

Search Engine for Children
This site contains over 20,000 child-safe sites, and over 4,000 categories including the arts, computers, directories, entertainment, games, health, news, people, pre-school, school time, sports, hobbies, and family.

Stand for Children
Advocate for improvements to and funding for programs that give every child a fair chance in life.

State Sex Offender Registries
Registered sex offenders, listed by state.

The Stephanie Zimbalist Caring for Kids Fund
Judith Moose, Publicist and PR Friend to Childhelp is donating $2-3/book sold, including her up coming book, "The Greatest Cowboy of Them All," a reflective story about Johnny Cash that will be distributed through WalMart.

TeensHealth
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, TeensHealth provides teens and families with up-to-date, jargon-free advice about health, relationships, and growing up. Topics include issues such as depression and self-cutting, abuse in the family, and safety basics such as internet safety.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau
Government site featuring information on child abuse, statistics, and resources related to child welfare.

Zero to Three
Publications, reference guides to programs, projects and professional developmental services promoting the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers.

For more information on child abuse, visit the Childhelp Info Center.

Helpful Resources   

Pee Dee Coalition in South Carolina -- 1-866-867-9857
Pee Dee is a seven county region in South Carolina. This collaborative venture is to ensure the citizens in this region receive 24/7 assistance via the hotline for crisis intervention and referral to local resources as identified by the Pee Dee Coalition.

Safe Talk Help Line -- 1-866-972-3399
Serving the citizens of Utah and Arizona regarding the issues of polygamist marriages specifically in Colorado City the Hotline was conceived as a safe and confidential mechanism to allow victims to contact and seek assistance any time it is needed. The Safe Talk counselors are well informed and trained regarding the specific issues of polygamy and do provide immediate resources and information for each caller using the Safety Net Service Providers located within Colorado City as well as throughout Utah and Arizona. Immediate assistance such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and immediate attachment to local resources are among the top priorities of the Safe Talk Help Line.

Speak Up Weapons Reporting Hotline -- 1-866-SPEAK-UP (1-866-773-2588)
The Weapons reporting hotline --- a National reporting hotline called SPEAK-UP purpose is to give youth a place to safely and confidentially report a co-student who is carrying a weapon to school. It is reported that 81% of school attackers told others about their plans in advance. Currently the reporting hotline receives approx 250-1000 per month; the calls primarily originate after school time hours. Other issues that are often reported by youth contacting the hotline are issues of bullying and drugs on campus. The hotline is able to make official reports to the school in question and local law enforcement authorities mitigating the threat of the use of weapons on schools across the nation.

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