Child abuse, whether physical, emotional, or sexual, is a horrible life altering experience for the child and even for the perpetrator. All too often someone who is upset does not know where to turn to get help before they hurt a child. And even a witness to child abuse may not know where to turn to get help for the child.
National Child Abuse Toll-free Hotline [1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)] operates all day and night every day of the year. You can call the Hotline from anywhere in the U.S. or in Canada. The staff at the Hotline provide confidential help. Please make sure to take advantage of this excellent resource if you are in danger of abusing a child or if you think you know of any child being abused.
Childhelp is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The Web site includes information on nationwide facilities, helpful links, Childhelp programs, the National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD), and child abuse reports.
The National domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) offers help to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation.They help victims as well as survivors, friends and family members. They also provide information on sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs. Please make sure to call them if you need help.
If you need additional information or assistance please feel free to contact Dr Vince Berger who is a licensed psychologist who has been helping birth mothers, birth fathers, and adopting families for 40 years.