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American Academy of Pediatrics Organization of pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. 847-434-4000
American Humane Association Works to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society. 303-792-9900
Bureau of Justice Statistics The United States’ primary source for criminal justice statistics. 202-307-0765
Child Abuse Prevention Network A service of LifeNET (Life Network Engineering Technologies, Inc.), an organization using Internet technology to solve critical human problems, the Network provides unique and powerful tools for professionals to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.
ChildHelp USA Hotline offering crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals. 800-4-A-CHILD
Child Welfare League of America An association of more than 900 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services. 202-638-2952
Children’s Defense Fund Providing a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. 800-CDF-1200
Cybertipline A project of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (use same link as below) that handles leads from individuals reporting the sexual exploitation of children. 800-THE-LOST
KidsHealth Provides doctor-approved health information about children through adolescence, with separate areas for kids, teens and parents.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Exists 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. 800-THE-LOST
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information Established in 1974 by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to collect, organize, and disseminate information on all aspects of child maltreatment. 800-394-3366
National Domestic Violence Hotline Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 800-799-SAFE
National Runaway Hotline
Providing information and referrals for shelter, clothing, medical and legal services and transportation home for runaways. 800-231-6946
National Runaway Safeline Working to keep America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Crisis line: 1.800-RUNAWAY
National Sexual Assault Hotline Operated by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. 800-656-HOPE
Parents Anonymous The nation’s oldest child abuse prevention organization. 909-621-6184
Parents for Megan’s Law 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. 888-ASK-PFML 631-689-2672
Prevent Child Abuse America Works to prevent the abuse and neglect of U.S. children by promoting and implementing prevention efforts at the national and local level. 312-663-3520
Prevent Child Abuse New York The New York State Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. 800-CHILDREN
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. 202-544-1034
StopBullying.gov A program of the US Dept of Health & Human Services Administration http://www.stopbullying.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 877-696-6775; 202-619-0257