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Child Abuse

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:

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

Safe Kids Connecticut, a statewide network of people and organizations who work together to prevent childhood injury. www.ctsafekids.org

Karen Brock Gallo, MPH
Director, Safe Kids Connecticut
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
282 Washington Street
Hartford CT  06106
Ph:   (860) 545-9977
Fax:  (860) 545-9975
Email:  KBrock@connecticutchildrens.org

More Important Links/ Information for KISS-CT:

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

 
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

Connecticut Resources for Victims:

CT State Domestic Violence Hotline                                      (888) 774-2900

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence
90 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 282-7899
www.ctcadv.org

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS)
96 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 282-9881
www.connsacs.org

Interval House (Hartford area)
P. O. Box 340207
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 246-9149

Toll-free Hotline  888 774-2900
www.intervalhousect.org

 

Statewide Legal Services                                                       
(860) 344-0380 or (800) 453-3320
www.connlegalservices.org

Connecticut Resources for Perpetrators:

The Non-Violence Alliance (for batterers/perpetrators)
386 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-8220
www.endingviolence.org

Families in Crisis (perpetrator services)          
30 Harbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 236-3593
www.familiesincrisis.org

           

 

National Resources for Victims:

National Domestic Violence Hotline                                       (800) 799-7233
                                                                                                (800) 787-3244 (TTY)

Family Violence Prevention Fund                                         
383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 252-8900
www.endabuse.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence                     
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite 1603
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-1852
www.ncadv.org

National Council on Child Abuse & Family Violence
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, D. C. 20036
(202) 429-6695
www.nccafv.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence            
660 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Suite 303
Washington, D. C.  20003
(202) 543-5566
www.nnedv.org

National Organization for Victim Assistance
Victim Assistance Hotline                                                       (800) 879-6682
510 King Street, Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 535-6682
www.trynova.org

Other Resources:

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

Family Pledge of Non-Violence: An agreement among all family members to support, respect, and communicate with one another to eliminate violence.
www.stophitting.com/disathome/familyPledgeNonViolence.pdf

 
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