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: firstname.lastname@example.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
- How to protect your child from sexual abuse
- Child sexual abuse explained
- Physical child abuse warning signs
- The four types of child abuse
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 Resources Tab)
- Local Resources in Okaloosa and Walton Counties
- 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
- Florida Statute 827.03 – Abuse, aggravated abuse, and neglect of a child; penalties
- Florida Statute 39.201 – Mandatory reports of child abuse, abandonment, or neglect; mandatory reports of death; central abuse hotline
- DCF Reporting Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults – Florida
- Chapter 827 Section 03 – 2011 Florida Statutes – The Florida Senate
- Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Abuse Prevention Sourcebook for Florida School Personnel
- Recognizing the Abused or Neglected Child
Prevention of Child Abuse
- The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
- Prevent Child Abuse America
- National Coalition against Domestic Violence
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
- Florida Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- Fetal Alcohol Center (SAMHSA)
- National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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.
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
- Adopt Us – Information on FL Foster Care and Adoption
- National Adoption Listing – Adoptuskids
- Florida Information Adoption Center
- Florida Dept. of Children and Families – Domestic Violence Program Office
- Adopt Us Kids – National Information on fostering and 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
- 100 tips for Parents and Caregivers
- Summer Reading Activity Kit
- Family Fun Reading Activities
- The Khan Academy – on-line tutoring source (FREE ON-LINE TUTORING) on a wide variety of topics for children and adults)
- Family Fun Reading Activities Reading activities for all ages from the Florida Department of Education
- The Online Learning Guidebook A Online Learning Guide to help students of all ages learn more effectively online. The guide looks at Khan Academy, Coursera and MIT Opencourseware specifically, and includes advice and keys to success from a panel of online learning experts.
- Eight Tips for Deducting Charitable Donations
- Understanding and Preventing Suicide Among Students (Student Guidebook)
- Transitioning Youth (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
- Resources for Youth – Child Information Gateway
- Aging out of Foster Care – the Cost of Doing Nothing
Educational Resources for Additional Study
- How to Adopt without Debt! – How to adopt without paying a penny!
- Florida’s Center for the Advancement of Child Welfare Practice
- Ounce of Prevention
- National Network for Youth
- Florida Network of Youth Services
- Florida State Foster Care/Adoption Parent Association
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