Font Size
A
A
A

Child Abuse and Neglect (cont.)

Other Places To Get Help

Organizations

Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
13123 East 16th Avenue, B390
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 864-5300
Email: questions@kempe.org
Web Address: www.kempe.org

The Kempe Foundation is a world leader in programs that treat abused children. The foundation focuses on the causes, effects, and prevention of child abuse and has information for parents and professionals.


American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Web Address: www.aap.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a variety of educational materials about parenting, general growth and development, immunizations, safety, disease prevention, and more. AAP guidelines for various conditions and links to other organizations are also available.


Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau/ACYF
1250 Maryland Avenue SW, Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 1-800-394-3366
(703) 385-7565
Email: info@childwelfare.gov
Web Address: www.childwelfare.gov

The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a national resource for people seeking information about how to prevent, identify, and treat child abuse and neglect. The Web site has information about family support services, fostering and adopting a child, and child welfare issues. There are also links for many toll-free crisis hotline numbers.


Childhelp
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) child abuse hotline
(480) 922-8212
Fax: (480) 922-7061
Web Address: www.childhelp.org

Childhelp is a nonprofit agency that provides parenting advice, child abuse prevention, and basic information about the normal growth and development of children. Also, Childhelp provides telephone numbers and information about how to report suspected or observed child abuse or neglect. Hotline counselors and referrals are available. The agency also supports abused children through abuse prevention programs, preschool programs (including Head Start), and community outreach. Other services include referrals to residential treatment facilities, child advocacy centers, group homes, and foster care.


Prevent Child Abuse America
228 South Wabash Avenue, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)
(312) 663-3520
Fax: (312) 939-8962
Email: mailbox@preventchildabuse.org
Web Address: www.preventchildabuse.org

This organization provides information on topics related to child abuse and neglect. It offers various programs on child abuse prevention, and it also directs efforts toward increasing public awareness of child abuse and neglect. You can find out whether your state has a local chapter by going to the website.


eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

To learn more visit Healthwise.org

© 1995-2012 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.





Medical Dictionary