CALL 911 IF YOU OR A CHILD ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER
REPORT IT! Anyone who witnesses abusive behavior towards a child, can and should report it! Child abuse takes many forms: physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, exploitation, Shaken Baby Syndrome, bullying, and more. Neglect kills more children each year than any other form of childhood maltreatment. To report suspected child abuse, please call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
The American SPCC does not have professional staff or resources to work on individual cases. We provide the following resources to help guide you to the support you need.
If you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, trust your instincts and report it.
If you see something, say something. Step up. Speak up. Stop it. Report it! To report suspected child abuse, please call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
You may save a child’s life, or from being inflicted with further harm.
If you or a child are in immediate danger, or if you are thinking of hurting yourself, your infant, or someone else, immediately call 911, your doctor, or reach out for outside help.
If you are looking for help with child abuse, sexual abuse, missing children, child exploitation, parenting, being a first-time parent, teen pregnancy, fostering, adoption, crying baby, Shaken Baby Syndrome, human trafficking, or bullying, please use the hotline phone numbers on the right or the resources listed below.
HOTLINE & HELP PHONE NUMBERS:
- National Child Abuse Hotline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
- 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
- National Center Missing & Exploited Children
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Teen Dating Violence & Abuse (Love is Respect hotline)
- National Suicide Hotline:
- Boys Town (Parenting & Youth Advice for Males and Females)
- National Runaway Safeline
- 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264)
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
- 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages.
Call: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Click: 24/7 National Hotline | click here
NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN
The mission of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. If you think you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
Cybertipline: Use the CyberTipline to report child sexual exploitation.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
TheHotline.org offers highly-trained advocates available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Call: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Online Chat: Click to Chat. (NOT a public chat room)
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
Rainn.org offers live help for sexual assault victims and their friends and families. Free. Confidential. Secure. Call for confidential, judgment-free support from a trained staff member for child sexual abuse victims.
Call: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
Online Chat: Click here.
PREGNANT FOR THE FIRST TIME
Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurses. When you enroll in the program, a trained nurse will visit you in your home until your baby turns two years old.
Call: 1-844-NFP-MOMS (844.637.6667)
**Please note this is not a help line. You will be asked to leave your name and number and someone will return your call to speak with you about enrollment in the program.
ADOPTION-PARENT-FOSTER SUPPORT & COUNSELING
Adoption.com is an online community and resource for pregnancy, hoping to adopt, foster, international adoption, adoption parenting, search and reunion, birth family, adoption service providers.
BULLYING & CYBERBULLYING
Are you being or have you been bullied or cyberbullied?
You are not alone! They’re here to help!
The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is a confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13-24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying. They also provide support to youth who may be at risk of suicide. Click here.
Attending school offers a unique environment for students but can also expose them to online harassment and bullying from other students and people as a whole. This guide offers a plethora of information on cyberbullying in general, how to spot it, handle it and overcome it.
‘LOVE IS RESPECT’
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE & ABUSE
Dating violence is more common than many people think. One in three teens in the U.S. will experience physical, sexual or emotional abuse by someone they are in a relationship with before they become adults.
Recommended by the National Domestic Violence Hotline, teens and young adults can find help and information about dating abuse and healthy versus unhealthy relationships at Love is Respect.
Text: “loveis” to 22522
ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION RESOURCES
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, the SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.
National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
Helping family and friends with Addiction. Addiction Guide is your reliable 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.
StartYourRecovery.org provides information about the signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources for substance misuse issues, presented in a user-friendly format and in language that’s easy to understand.
‘NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
You aren’t alone. No matter who you are or what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn’t the answer. No matter what problems you are dealing with, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.
Call: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Call: GLBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)