Places that Help: Federal
Updated: October 18, 2018
Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a database of state statutes and resources related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and mandatory reporting.
Childhelp provides services to victims and survivors of child abuse. Childhelp focuses efforts on prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Childhelp's prevention programs work with children, families, and communities to provide long-term education and increase awareness of abuse and neglect. The intervention programs protect children from danger along several steps of crisis resolution. Childhelp's treatment programs provide treatment to severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Children in treatment programs are provided with therapy, support, education, and medical attention. Contact Childhelp online here.
International Child Abuse Network (Yes ICan)
The International Child Abuse Network website provides resources and information on child abuse and domestic violence. They offer facilitated chats (in Spanish and English) for victims and survivors of abuse of all ages and are an excellent source of online support.
Justice for Children
Justice for Children provides a full range of advocacy and services for abused and neglected children, including pro-bono legal advocacy, public policy monitoring, guidance through a complex child protective system, professional referrals, mental health services, court watch, research, education, and emotional support. Justice for Children’s Call Center helps when the child protection system fails to protect a child. They offer information, guidance and assistance to adults who are trying to keep the child safe. Their Pro Bono Legal program provides free legal help when it appears that a court or agency will return a child to an abusive situation. The Court Watch program sends observers to courts in cases where a known abuser might be on the verge of obtaining custody or unsupervised visitation. Contact Justice for Children online here.
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center
Parents for Megan’s Law, Inc. is a national community and victim’s rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, policy and legislative support services. They are a certified Rape Crisis Center and staff the National Megan’s Law Hotline and the National Sex Offender Registration Tips Program.
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
The Resource Center on Domestic Violence provides information and tangible assistance to those working in the field of domestic violence and child protection and custody. The toll-free helpline provides up-to date information and technical assistance. They also provide information, materials, consultation, and technical assistance related to child protection and custody within the context of domestic violence.
Stop It Now!
(888) PREVENT (773-8368)
Stop It Now! applies a public health approach to preventing the perpetration of child sexual abuse. Stop It Now!'s toll-free national helpline is an information and referral resource for adults concerned about sexually inappropriate behaviors. Their helpline provides assistance in English and Spanish. Contact Stop it Now! online here.
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