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Child Abuse Resources

RESOURCES RELATED TO CHILD ABUSE

INCLUDING CHILD ABUSE STATISTICS

This page includes a detailed list of some of the websites known for reliable information:  child abuse resources. This is not a comprehensive list. Information changes on a daily basis.  If you know of a site that has specific, detailed, information, please feel free to contact us by e-mail:   childguardiansinc@gmail.com.  We know that you will use these child abuse resources to help in our fight against child abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

NOTE:  THIS WEBSITE IS NOT A CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT REPORTING SITE.  ANY INFORMATION RELATED TO SPECIFIC CASES OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT WILL BE DELETED.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT INFORMATION TO THE AUTHORITIES AT THE PHONE NUMBERS LISTED BELOW.

NATIONAL HOTLINE FOR CHILD ABUSE:  1-800-799-7233

THE FLORIDA ABUSE HOTLINE: 1-800-962-2873

Florida Relay 711 or TTY: 1-800-453-5145
Report abuse or neglect online

The best deterrent against child abuse is reporting!  

Florida Legislation, signed by Gov. Rick Scott, requires any individual who suspects that a child has been abused by any person to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline. Any allegations a child was abused or neglected by a caregiver will be investigated by the Department of Children and Families, while allegations of child abuse by someone other than a caregiver will be accepted at the Hotline and immediately electronically transferred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the child lives.Penalties for those who suspect a child is being abused but fail to report it have been increased from a misdemeanor to a felony. Financial penalties also have increased. If you suspect or know of any child who is being harmed, call the Florida Abuse Hotline at (800) 962-2873 or TDD (800) 453-5145. If you see a child in immediate danger, call 911.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE PAMPHLETS: ABUSEWATCH.NET

LOCAL (NW FLORIDA) RESOURCE LISTINGS

List of Local Human Service Resources for our Four-county Area :(Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties, Florida)

  • Street Survival Guide  (This is the latest version of local resources for Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, Florida, collated by the EscaRosa Homeless Coalition.  (Choose the Opening Doors Tab)
  • One Harvest – High Quality Food Boxes (no income qualifications – available to public by ordering on web site)

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ABUSE

The following information is specific to the State of Florida. If you reside in another state, you can utilize a search engine to find specific information related to your State Statutes. For example, search, “Child abuse and neglect laws in Georgia.”

Any allegations a child was abused or neglected by a caregiver will be … transferred to the appropriate local law enforcement agency where the child lives.

STATE STATUTES REGARDING CHILD ABUSE, ABANDONMENT, AND NEGLECT