If you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, trust your instincts and report it.
You may save a child’s life, or from being inflicted with further harm.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, or if you are thinking of hurting yourself, your infant, or someone else, immediately call 911, your doctor, or reach out for outside help.
Parenting is a full-time job, full of joys, trials, challenges, and triumphs. If you are feeling fearful, stressed, or overwhelmed, we encourage you to seek help.
We provide the following hotline numbers and resources to help guide you to the support you need.
HOTLINE & HELP PHONE NUMBERS
- National Child Abuse Hotline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- National Center Missing & Exploited Children
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Teen Dating Violence & Abuse
(Love is Respect hotline)
- National Suicide Hotline:
- Boys Town
(Parenting & Youth Advice for Males and Females)
- National Runaway Safeline
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
CHILD HELP NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Click: 24/7 National Hotline | click here
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
Call: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Online Chat: Click to Chat. (NOT a public chat room)
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