Learn About Abuse

We’ve compiled these resources so you can understand what child abuse is, how to identify it, and where to get help. The reality of child abuse and human trafficking can be difficult to comprehend, but all adult members of our Onondaga County community can become a child advocate and ultimately prevent abuse.

Suspect Abuse?

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, call 911 New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 800-342-3720 Trafficking & Exploitation Hotline: 315-218-1966 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines child abuse and neglect as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver (e.g. […]

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Need Help?

If a child is in immediate danger, call 911 New York State Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-342-3720 Trafficking & Exploitation Hotline: 1-315-218-1966 New York State Mandated Reporter Hotline 800-635-1522 Children’s lives depend on your courage. If you suspect a child is being abused make a call to the New York State Child Abuse Hotline. Someone will […]

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For Parents and Caregivers

Child abuse can be prevented, and it starts with you. It exists in every community, regardless of age, race, education, socio-economic status, or culture. As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to educate children about child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect) and other important topics that directly impact their safety and well-being. You […]

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For Children and Teens

You deserve to be safe and healthy! If you are being abused, tell someone you trust like a parent, teacher, grandparent, or another adult. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, or can involve neglect. As children and teens, it’s important to be aware of what abuse is and how to stay safe. No one has […]

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Also, your school counselor, a social worker, nurse, and librarian are great resources!

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