Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
If you ever suspect a child is being abused (includes physical and sexual abuse, and neglect), here are some phone numbers and websites to refer to. Many of them also have online chats and email services. Here is a list of child abuse help lines and hotlines from around the world.
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
We're Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual (English and French) and anonymous phone counseling, web counseling and referral service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide support to young people across the country. The service is completely anonymous and confidential - we don't trace calls, we don't have call display. You don't even have to tell us your name if you don't want to.
Childline 0800 1111
Online chats also available.
USA, Territories and Canada:
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) 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 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
World Child Abuse Hotlines:
- Australia: 1800 688 009 (CAPS)
- New Zealand: 0800-543-754 (Kidsline)
- Other international helplines: ChiWorld.org
- Angela G. Gentile, MSW RSW
Specialist in Aging