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- Getting Help for Abused or Neglected Children
- Dealing with School Crises
- Dealing with Disasters
- Other Crisis Hotlines
- Victim Assistance and Compensation Programs
Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect. Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family. It may even save a child's life.
Contact the Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) to report suspected abuse.
Most states have a toll-free number to call to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Childwelfare.gov has a state-by-state listing: click here.
For in-depth information about psychotherapy and other assistance for children who have been traumatized, go to Finding Help.
For individual queries for clinical guidance see this section of our website: http://www.nctsnet.org/about-us/about-this-web-site#q1
If you are a teacher, administrator, or other education professional dealing with a crisis situation at your school, see Responding to a School Crisis for information on how to reestablish a sense of safety and restore the learning environment at your school.
Child Sexual Abuse
Stop It Now!
Phone: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)
National Center for Victims of Crime
Phone: 1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)
Love is Respect
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
Missing and Abducted Children
Child Find of America, Inc.
Phone: 1-800-I-AM-LOST (1-800-426-5678)
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Phone: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Rape and Sexual Abuse
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Runaway and Homeless Youth
National Runaway Safeline
Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799 4889)
The U.S. Office for Victims of Crime lists state agencies throughout the country that have established programs to help crime victims in the recovery process. These programs provide access to services, support, and information. They also coordinate compensation programs that reimburse crime victims. Victims of rape, assault, child sexual abuse, drunk driving, and domestic violence, as well as the families of homicide victims, are all eligible to apply for financial help.