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:   childguardians@beaguardian.org.  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

Child Abuse Resources are Important for Prevention

Child Abuse Resources Help Prevent the Scars

Local (NW Florida) Resource Listings

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

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

Prevention of Child Abuse

Child Abuse Resources are Important for Prevention

Child Abuse Resources Help Prevent the Scars

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Child Abuse Resources for National Statistics

Statistics related to the population of the United States, including the 4 counties served (Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Escambia), types of maltreatment, and ages of children who are victims of maltreatment.

Data tools related to child poverty statistics by each state.  Interactive tools, calculators, and statistical facts.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Provides a wide range of information on the following topics:  abuse, adoption, adult protective services, background screening, child care, child welfare, children’s legal services, domestic violence, foster care, homelessness, human trafficking, independent living, interstate compact, mental health refugee services, services for deaf and hard of hearing, substance abuse

Adoption

Training Opportunities  – Child Abuse Resources

Available anytime – from anywhere!  For on-line training resources, please click on the link below.

 The site provides on-line training videos, publications, web resources, policies, and more.

12-minute video to assist individuals in developing a better understanding of the world of abuse and neglect from a child’s perspective.  This video is HIGHLY recommended.

Web Based Training

The  Florida Department of Children and Families has developed a new Web-based course specifically aimed at teachers in grades 1-12. The one-hour course is titled “Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect” This course satisfies the requirement specified in Florida Statute Section 1012.98(12). To view this training click here.

Academic Child Abuse Resources for Parents/Caregivers and Volunteers

Educational Resources for Additional Study

Addiction

Addiction Guide is your reliable child abuse source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.  Learn More About Addiction

In 2013, the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug each month. The majority of medications are safe for consumption, but we believe in educating the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. Our easy to navigate online database is constantly being updated with drug recall news and provides comprehensive, unbiased information about serious side effects, complications, and interactions of commonly prescribed drugs.

AddictionCenter.com is a professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options.  As you may know, almost 3000 people in Florida die as a direct consequence of drug use each year. Our goal is to increase awareness of the addiction epidemic spreading through the state.