Child Safety and Protection

Stop Child Abuse Logo 2013Many helpful resources are available to parents, teachers and other concerned adults to aid in the safety and protection of children they suspect are being abused. Some resources noted below also sponsor programs to help prevent child abuse.

For Teens

If you are a teen and would like to speak with another teen to help you work through a problem, give Teen Line a buzz at (310) 855-HOPE or (800) TLC-TEEN. You can also text “TEEN” to 839863 between 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm PST to speak with one of our teens (Text STOP to opt out. Standard message and data rates may apply. See more at the Teen Line terms and conditions.


Many teens also experience trauma. Studies indicate that anywhere from 14% to over 40% of all children suffer from at least one significantly traumatic event in their lives. Sadly, many turn to drugs or alcohol for relief and become addicted. There are many resources available to help teens fight addiction. One such resource is

Child Trauma and Abuse

Violence and trauma have a powerful impact both on the children who are victims of abuse or witnesses to crime, as well as our communities and society at-large. The Office for Victims of Crime produced an impactful 8-minute video which outlines these impacts. Only by working together to protect children from violence and trauma will the longer term impact on each of us, and the world, be realized.

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