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02. Parent Information Resource Center

  • The public-private collaborative, organized in 2012 under Prevent Child Abuse New York's leadership, has adopted the Enough Abuse campaign to build adult and community responsibility for preventing sexual abuse of children. The campaigns key strategies include mobilizing communities, educating parents and other community adults, and building youth-serving organizations' capacity to protect children.

  • The Parent Helpline - The Parent Helpline at 1-800-CHILDREN is an information and referral line that can help direct you to the services you need. It is free, confidential, and multi-lingual.  This is NOT the NYS Child Abuse Hotline. If you would like to report suspected child abuse, please call 1-800-342-3720. If you are in a crisis situation or are having a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. If you need assistance locating services such as parenting skills classes, domestic violence services, or child care, we can help. Trained staff is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  If you call outside of those hours, you can leave a message and our support person will return your call the next business day. If you live outside of New York, you can find your state’s Prevent Child Abuse chapter by calling 1-800-CHILDREN or at Prevent Child Abuse America.

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