The following are a list of state toll-free numbers for specific agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains an up-to-date list on their website.
Author: Angel Roar
For professionals that work with children, such as teachers, doctors, or counselors, strict laws covering the reporting of child abuse. However, for others when and how to report suspected child abuse is often unclear. What is generally understood though, is that if child abuse is suspected, it should be reported.
Contact information for promonent organzations that specialize in child abuse assistance. These resources are broken down and categorized at a national level and at a state level. These are good starting points if you need face-to-face, personal assistance.
The sexual abuse of a child is something that occurs across all ethnic and socio-economic boundaries. The abuse often goes undiscovered because the child is afraid to talk about it. There are signs you can look for though. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family; however, when these signs appear repeatedly or in combination you should take a closer look at the situation and consider the possibility of child abuse.
Angel Roar is currently in the process of creating an online community forum for victims of child abuse. The forum will be secured on a separate website. Forums are intended to allow victims of child abuse to pose questions to online counselors and provide victims a means to interact with other victims of child abuse. Please check back in early 2011.
Here are links to other 3rd party online resources recommended by Angel Roar.