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National Parent Helpline

Contact the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.  Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. Sometimes it’s not easy.


From Darkness to Light

From Darkness to Light  programs raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.


Hope Shining

Safe Horizon (Hope Shining) is an assistance organization serving more than 350,000 people each year who have been touched by violence. Whether we are responding to child abuse, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, we provide the practical tools, emotional support, education, and advocacy to help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

U.S. Department of Health and Human  Services, Administration for Children and Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.


U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.


Prevent Child Abuse America

The mission of Prevent Child Abuse America is to "prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children" and includes all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational, or emotional.


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center for Missing &  Exploited Children® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.


American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.


American Humane Association

Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. A nonprofit membership organization, American Humane is headquartered in Denver.


The Child Abuse Prevention Network

The Child Abuse Prevention Network  is the Internet Nerve Center for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern. We provide unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Originally launched as an outreach effort of the Family Life Development Center, the Child Abuse Prevention Network is sponsored by LifeNET, Inc.The Child Abuse Prevention Network.

The National Children's Advocacy Center

The National Children’s Advocacy Center models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.


American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence. APSAC tries to fulfill this mission in a number of ways, most notably through providing education and other sources of information to professionals who work in the child maltreatment and related fields.


National District Attorney's Association

National District Attorney’s Association is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state's attorneys, attorneys general and county and city prosecutors with responsibility for prosecuting criminal violations in every state and territory of the United States.


First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center

First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center teaches multidisciplinary teams of professionals in law enforcement, law, child protection and the judiciary how to conduct child-friendly, non-traumatic, forensic interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse.


International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. IJM lawyers, investigators and aftercare professionals work with local officials to ensure immediate victim rescue and aftercare, to prosecute perpetrators and to promote functioning public justice systems.


Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

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Nationwide Child Abuse Statistics
  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18.

  • 1 in 5 children is solicited sexually while on the internet.

  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) are on children ages 17 and under

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