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Child Abuse Awareness Month | Kids In Safety Seats-CT | Elderly Falls Prevention | Domestic Violence | Family Violence | Let's Not Meet By Accident

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Child Find Of America Hotlines
P.O. Box 277
New Paltz, NY 12561
Hotlines: (800) I-AM-LOST (800) A-WAY-OUT
Administrative office: (914) 255-1848
The (800) I-AM-LOST hotline is for parents who wish to report their children as missing. Child Find disseminates photos of missing children nationwide and works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), local law enforcement agencies, and State missing children clearinghouses to attempt to locate children. The (800) A-WAY-OUT hotline is for parents who have thought about abducting their own child. Hotline staffs offer them counseling about the consequences of, and alternatives to, parental abduction.

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ85260
Hotline:(800) 422-4453

This hotline provides crisis counseling, information, and referral services to young people and adults regarding child abuse.

HelpLine
KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
1650 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3998
Hotline: (800) 334-4KID (4543)

Administrative office: (610) 799-8000
This helpline provides counseling and information and referral services to children and parents in crisis.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline
2101 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201
Hotline: (800) 843-5678

Administrative office: (703) 235-3900
This hotline is for those seeking assistance in locating, or wishing to report information regarding, missing or exploited children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX78716-1810
Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)

(800) 787-3224 (TDD)
Administrative office: (512) 453-8117
This hotline offers information and referral services, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, their children, other family members, and the public.

National Family Violence Helpline
National Council On Child Abuse & Family Violence
1155 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Hotline: (800) 222-2000

Administrative office: (202) 429-6695
This hotline provides 24-hour counseling and information and referral services on domestic and family violence issues.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1757 Park Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Hotline: (800) 879-6682

Administrative office: (202) 232-6682
This hotline offers crisis counseling and referral services to victims of crime and their families.

National Runaway Switchboard
3080 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Hotline: (800) 621-4000

(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Administrative office: (773) 880-9860
The switchboard provides confidential information, referral, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth, youth in crisis, and their families.

Vanished Children's Alliance
2095 Park Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Hotline: (800) VANISHED (826-4743)

Administrative office: (408) 296-1113
This hotline provides counseling and information and referral services to parents of missing or exploited children.

Youth Crisis Hotline
P.O. Box 178408
San Diego, CA 92177-8408
Hotline: (800) 448-4663

Administrative office: (619) 292-5683
This hotline provides information and referral services to runaway youth, other youth in crisis, and their parents.

http://disney.go.com/cybersafety Welcomes you to CyberNetiquette Comix, an entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips. We encourage parents and children to enjoy and discuss these interactive fables together.

http://www.fema.gov/kids This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

FBI GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY:
For English visit:
http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

Una Guia Por Los Padres Sobre La Seguridad En El Internet
Espanol:
http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

The Internet & Your Child: A Parent’s Internet Education & Safety Course:
Offers free, intensive 7-hour classes designed to teach parents all aspects of computer use, ethics, and crime. Locations in 13 states; contact IYC to see about setting up a program in your area or signing up for an existing course. http://www.theinternetandyourchild.org

The Librarian’s Guide to Cyberspace: From the American Librarian’s Association http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/guide.html

  Kids In Safety Seats-CT

Tips for Proper Safety Seat Use & Installation of Car Seats:

Rear Facing Infant Only Carseat
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/infants2_Guide.html

Convertible Seats (rearfacing & forward facing):
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/convertibles2_Guide.html

Forward Facing Only Child Safety Seats
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/forwardfacing2_Guide.html

Combination Forward-Facing Booster Seat
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/combinations2_Guide.html

Booster Seats
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/booster_seat/brochure/outside.html

Seat Belts
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/genSeatBelts.html

Air Bags
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/airBags.html

List of Model year 2001 cars & Safety Features:

Vehicle features are as important as child seat features. Safety is one of the most important considerations when buying a family vehicle. Knowing that, manufacturers offer a number of safety features you should look for. The charts below list the makes and models of vehicles that include one or more of the following features. The data that appears in this page is taken from the publication Buying a Safer Car for Child Passengers 2001 published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/CSR2001/BASChtml/BASC2001.html

Automotive Safety Tips for People with Disabilities:
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/adaptive

Dictionary of Child Safety Seat Terms:
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csr2001/csrhtml/glossary.html

Sálvele la Vida a su Bebé
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/ChildSS/SaveYourBaby/index.html

SAFETY CITY- an interactive safety program for KIDS!
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids

CDC Injury Fact Sheet re: Child Passenger safety
Motor vehicle injuries are the greatest public health problem facing children today. In fact, they are the leading cause of death among children at every age after their first birthday.
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/childpas.htm

Partners with the KISS-CT Program:

South Windsor Police Department
Have your car seat checked or installed FREE of charge by one of our Safety Specialists every Wednesday at the Police Department
For More Info call Sgt. Tom Field (860) 648-6211
http://www.southwindsor.org/police/traffic.htm

West Hartford Police Department
Community Relations officers are certified as child safety seat inspectors. Each year the police department offers free clinics to West Hartford residents. For More Info contact Officer Dave Cavedon at (860) 523-5203
http://www.west-hartford.com/TownServices/TownDepartments/PoliceDept/Investigative3.htm

New London Safe Kids:
New London County SAFE KIDS Coalition is to prevent motor vehicle crashes and pedestrian injuries, bicycle collisions, drowning, fires and scald burns, poisonings and chokings and unintentional shootings to children ages 14 and under through a multifaceted approach of increasing public awareness, providing education and advocating for environmental and public policy changes. For more information contact Esther Shuman at (860) 442-0733
http://www.nlcsafekids.org

More Important Links/ Information for KISS-CT:

One Minute Safety Seat Checklist:
Using a safety seat correctly makes a big difference. A child safety seat may not protect your child in a crash if it isn’t used correctly and installed properly in your vehicle. Take a minute to Check To Be Sure...
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/safetycheck/MinuteChecklist/index.htm

Check to see if you child’s Carseat was RECALLED!!!!!
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsearch.cfm

Locate a safety Seat Inspection Station Near you!
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/CPSFitting/Index.cfm

A Parent’s Guide to Buying & Using BOOSTER SEATS
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/booster_seat/brochure/outside.html

Why Should I use a Booster Seat?
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/Boosterseat/pdf_files/drop-in.pdf

Did you sent in your carseat registration form????
It is possible to have recalls due to safety concerns. If you can’t remember if you sent in a registration form or if you would like to register you carseat with the manufacturer so you may be contacted for any future safety recalls.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/csregfrm.pdf

What is the LATCH System (lower Anchors & Tethers for Children) & HOW DOES IT WORK?
LATCH makes child safety seat installation easy as 1,2,3!
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/childps/LATCH/DOTLatch123


Elderly Falls Prevention


CONNECTICUT COLLABORATION FOR FALL PREVENTION
The objective of the Collaboration is to implement, within the greater Hartford area, a multifaceted, multidisciplinary fall prevention program that reaches older adults via the existing health care system and community organizations.Visit their website at http://www.fallprevention.org.

Costs of Falls in the Elderly, According to the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/fallcost.htm

Connecticut Division of Elderly Services State Agency on Aging
25 Sigourney Street, 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
Telephone: (860)424-5298
Fax: (860)424-4966
Website: http://www.ctelderlyservices.state.ct.us

Domestic Violence

How an abuser can discover your internet activities:
Information from the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence http://www.abanet.org/domviol/internet.html

Family Pledge of Non-Violence: An agreement among all family members to support respect, & communication to eliminate violence one family at a time: http://www.stophitting.com/disathome/familyPledgeNonviolence.pdf

INTERVAL HOUSE
P.O. Box 340207 Hartford, CT 06134-0207
www.intervalhousect.org
(888)774-2900 Hotline 24 hour Statewide number
(860)527-0550 Hotline 24 hour Interval House number

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES
(800) 799-7233 Voice, (800-799-SAFE)


Family Violence

Child Find Of America Hotlines
P.O. Box 277
New Paltz, NY 12561
Hotlines: (800) I-AM-LOST (800) A-WAY-OUT
Administrative office: (914) 255-1848
The (800) I-AM-LOST hotline is for parents who wish to report their children as missing. Child Find disseminates photos of missing children nationwide and works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), local law enforcement agencies, and State missing children clearinghouses to attempt to locate children. The (800) A-WAY-OUT hotline is for parents who have thought about abducting their own child. Hotline staffs offer them counseling about the consequences of, and alternatives to, parental abduction.

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ85260
Hotline:(800) 422-4453
This hotline provides crisis counseling, information, and referral services to young people and adults regarding child abuse.

Drug Help
164 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
Hotline: (800) COCAINE (262-2463)
No administrative office number
The hotline provides information and referral services regarding drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.

HelpLine
KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
1650 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3998
Hotline: (800) 334-4KID (4543)
Administrative office: (610) 799-8000
This helpline provides counseling and information and referral services to children and parents in crisis.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Hotline
2101 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22201
Hotline: (800) 843-5678
Administrative office: (703) 235-3900
This hotline is for those seeking assistance in locating, or wishing to report information regarding, missing or exploited children.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX78716-1810
Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TDD)
Administrative office: (512) 453-8117
This hotline offers information and referral services, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, their children, other family members, and the public.

National Family Violence Helpline
National Council On Child Abuse & Family Violence
1155 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Hotline: (800) 222-2000
Administrative office: (202) 429-6695
This hotline provides 24-hour counseling and information and referral services on domestic and family violence issues.

National Organization for Victim Assistance
1757 Park Road, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20010
Hotline: (800) 879-6682
Administrative office: (202) 232-6682
This hotline offers crisis counseling and referral services to victims of crime and their families.

National Runaway Switchboard
3080 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Hotline: (800) 621-4000
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Administrative office: (773) 880-9860
The switchboard provides confidential information, referral, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth, youth in crisis, and their families.

AfterSchool.gov (a collaboration of federal agencies) lists websites in 3 categories:

  • Learning for Teens: Art & Music; Health & Science; History & Social Studies; Language Arts; Math; Research the Government.
  • Teen Issues: Info for Teens; Colleges and Funding; Community Service and Volunteering; Safety; Substance Abuse Resources; Teen Health Issues.
  • Exploring the Internet: Career Building, Jobs, Internships; Find it on the Internet; Fun Stuff; Family Fun; School Links. http://www.afterschool.gov/kidsnteens2.html

Great Sites for Kids
700+ sites compiled by the American Library Association. Organized into categories: Arts/Entertainment, Literature/Language, People Past and Present, Planet Earth and Beyond, Science and Technology. Also sites for parents, teachers, caregivers. http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html

Youth_Zone
What youth can do about gangs. Site of the Gang Crime Prevention Center, Office of the Illinois Attorney General. http://www.gcpc.state.il.us/youth_zone/

http://www.empoweryouth.com Provides resources, information and support that will help prepare and empower youth across the country to make a positive impact on society. Workshops and seminars, publications, links. Division of Data Companies.

http://www.safekids.com/parent_guidelines.htm By taking responsibility for your children's online computer use, parents can greatly minimize any potential risks of being online.

Teen Safety On Line http://www.safekids.com/safeteens/safeteens.htm

http://disney.go.com/cybersafety Welcomes you to CyberNetiquette Comix, an entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety. Join classic Disney characters for adventure, fun, and online awareness tips. We encourage parents and children to enjoy and discuss these interactive fables together.

http://www.fema.gov/kids This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and how you can prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

FBI GUIDE TO INTERNET SAFETY:
For English visit:
 http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

Una Guia Por Los Padres Sobre La Seguridad En El Internet
Espanol:
 http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm

The Internet & Your Child: A Parent’s Internet Education & Safety Course:
O
ffers free, intensive 7-hour classes designed to teach parents all aspects of computer use, ethics, and crime. Locations in 13 states; contact IYC to see about setting up a program in your area or signing up for an existing course. http://www.theinternetandyourchild.org

The Librarian’s Guide to Cyberspace: From the American Librarian’s Association http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/guide.html

Let's Not Meet By Accident

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ85260
Hotline:(800) 422-4453
This hotline provides crisis counseling, information, and referral services to young people and adults regarding child abuse.

Drug Help
164 West 74th Street
New York, NY 10023
Hotline: (800) COCAINE (262-2463)
No administrative office number
The hotline provides information and referral services regarding drug and alcohol addiction and treatment.

HelpLine
KidsPeace National Centers for Kids in Crisis
1650 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3998
Hotline: (800) 334-4KID (4543)
Administrative office: (610) 799-8000
This helpline provides counseling and information and referral services to children and parents in crisis.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and
Associated Disorders Hotline
Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
Hotline: (847) 831-3438
Administrative office: (847) 432-8000, extension 5728
This hotline provides people with anorexia or bulimia and their families with counseling and information on eating disorders. It also provides information to health professionals serving these individuals.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
P.O. Box 161810
Austin, TX78716-1810
Hotline: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
(800) 787-3224 (TDD)
Administrative office: (512) 453-8117
This hotline offers information and referral services, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, their children, other family members, and the public.

National Family Violence Helpline
National Council On Child Abuse & Family Violence
1155 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Hotline: (800) 222-2000
Administrative office: (202) 429-6695
This hotline provides 24-hour counseling and information and referral services on domestic and family violence issues.

National Runaway Switchboard
3080 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Hotline: (800) 621-4000
(800) 621-0394 (TDD)
Administrative office: (773) 880-9860
The switchboard provides confidential information, referral, and counseling services to runaway and homeless youth, youth in crisis, and their families.

Youth Crisis Hotline
P.O. Box 178408
San Diego, CA 92177-8408
Hotline: (800) 448-4663
Administrative office: (619) 292-5683
This hotline provides information and referral services to runaway youth, other youth in crisis, and their parents.

AfterSchool.gov (a collaboration of federal agencies) lists websites in 3 categories:

  • Learning for Teens: Art & Music; Health & Science; History & Social Studies; Language Arts; Math; Research the Government.
  • Teen Issues: Info for Teens; Colleges and Funding; Community Service and Volunteering; Safety; Substance Abuse Resources; Teen Health Issues.
  • Exploring the Internet: Career Building, Jobs, Internships; Find it on the Internet; Fun Stuff; Family Fun; School Links. http://www.afterschool.gov/kidsnteens2.html

Great Sites for Kids
700+ sites compiled by the American Library Association. Organized into categories: Arts/Entertainment, Literature/Language, People Past and Present, Planet Earth and Beyond, Science and Technology. Also sites for parents, teachers, caregivers. http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html

Youth_Zone
What youth can do about gangs. Site of the Gang Crime Prevention Center, Office of the Illinois Attorney General. http://www.gcpc.state.il.us/youth_zone/

http://www.empoweryouth.com Provides resources, information and support that will help prepare and empower youth across the country to make a positive impact on society. Workshops and seminars, publications, links. Division of Data Companies.

http://www.safekids.com/parent_guidelines.htm By taking responsibility for your children's online computer use, parents can greatly minimize any potential risks of being online.

Teen Safety On Line http://www.safekids.com/safeteens/safeteens.htm