Child Abuse Resources

The links below are suggested by our school counselors to help parents find trustworthy, authoritative information about child abuse. Resources include help lines, hotlines, where and how to report suspected child abuse.

       Blackburn Center Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Local resource for concerns for domestic violence and/or sexual assault

1-888-832-2272 or 723-836-1122

http://www.blackburncenter.org/

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Caring for kids, what parents need to know about sexual abuse

http://www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/sexual-abuse

 

HelpGuide.org

Recognizing and preventing child abuse and neglect

http://helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm

 

American Psychological Association

Resources for parents on child sexual abuse

http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/child-sexual-abuse.aspx

 

American School Counselor Association

Article about helping students deal with crises.

http://www.ascaschoolcounselor.org/article_content.asp?edition=91§ion=145&article=1238

 

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center web site has lots of information and links.

http://www.ccwrc.org/

 

American Academy of Pediatrics - prevention and signs of sexual abuse

American Academy of Pediatrics article on preventing child sexual abuse and signs of sexual abuse for parents.

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Sexual-Abuse.aspx

 

       WHERE TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE

 

Pennsylvania Childline - Child abuse reporting line

*Callers may remain anonymous

1-800-932-0313

 

Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau

Children, Youth & Families Child Protection Service

*Callers may remain anonymous

724-830-3300

 

Hero Hotline

PA initiated 24 hour hotline information about stopping and reporting child sexual abuse

1-877-874-HERO (4376)

http://www.heroproject.org

 

Murrysville Police 24 Hour Tip Line

Murrysville Police working together with FRSD to provide safe schools and communities to respond to citizen concerns; including suspected child abuse or acts of violence.

      *Caller may remain anonymous

724-387-HELP (4357)