Reporting child abuse
Anyone can report child abuse.
The Child Abuse Hotline inNew YorkStateis 1-800-342-3720.
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.
For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about child abuse reporting and prevention, visit: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/prevention/faqs.asp
Or search for New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Their web address is: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us and click on Hotline to Report Child Abuse & Neglect.
Many injuries can be prevented. Awareness is the first step.
The Bureau of Injury Prevention in the New York State Department of Health offers help in avoiding the most common injuries.
Visit them online at: http://www.nyhealth.gov/prevention/injury_prevention/children/
TheNationalCenterfor Injury Prevention and Control, part of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) inAtlanta,Georgia, offers comprehensive information on preventing injuries and violence, from motor vehicle safety to drowning prevention.
Visit them online at: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/index.html