Child Abuse Resources
If you are concerned that a friend, a family member, or someone you know is the victim of child abuse, resources are available:
State Child Line
Suspect it? Report it! To report child abuse, call 800.932.0313
Child Protective Services (DHS)
You can report suspected abuse or neglect of children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may choose whether or not to give your name when reporting. Regardless, your name will never be revealed to anyone else. This practice is strictly enforced.
Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau
This factsheet outlines the legal definition of child abuse and neglect; the different types of abuse and neglect; and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, including human trafficking. It also includes information on how to effectively identify and report maltreatment and refer children who have been maltreated as well as additional resources.