The Los Angeles Community Child Abuse Councils

The Los Angeles Community Child Abuse Councils consist of 12 community-based councils throughout Los Angeles County. The mission of the Councils is to reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and to educate the public about child abuse and family violence issues.

The Interagency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect and The National Center on Child Fatality Review

The Mission of NCFR is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries.

The Forum

Summary: The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.

Department of Public Health – Child Maltreatment Prevention

The EPIC Branch of the Department of Health Services (DHS), in conjunction with the California State Child Death Review Council, is engaged in several surveillance efforts to develop more reliable and valid estimates of child maltreatment in California.

Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development

This Encyclopedia, published on the Internet, is available free of charge. It covers 44 topics related to the psychosocial development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Teen Health Law: Child Abuse Reporting

Most of the information on this page explains the responsibility of health care providers to report abuse under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act. Others provide background information on California’s child welfare system.

Cyber Safety for Parents

Cyber Safety is a site dedicated to helping protect children from online dangers. It was created by Rob Nickel – The Cyber-Safety Expert, to educate children and parents on the dangers that lurk online.

Child Safety Tips is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about thousands of products currently on the market or previously available worldwide.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children.

Find The Children

Find the Children is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the recovery of missing children and to the prevention of the abuse and endangerment of children.

LA County Safely Surrendered Baby Website

In California, the Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows an individual to safely give up an unwanted infant with no fear of arrest or prosecution for abandonment as long as the baby has not been abused or neglected.

Los Angeles County: LA County Child Abuse Hotline

Hotline Number: 1-800-540-4000

The Department of Children and Family Services, with public, private and community partners, provides quality child welfare services and supports so children grow up safe, healthy, educated and with permanent families.

Child Help

Hotline Number: 1-800-422-4453

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Los Angeles County Online Booklet

Child Abuse Reporting … And You

Los Angeles County has available online the booklet, which tackles the sometimes complicated and difficult questions that arise around reporting suspected child abuse. This publication defines child abuse, explains what happens after an abuse report is made and helps distinguish what is abuse, and what isn’t.

PDF Downloads for Public Use

Child Abuse Treatment Programs

Cyber Brochure

Elder Abuse