Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Keeping Kids Safe - Childhelp

"The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Counselors are available 24 hours a day to take calls about suspected abuse, including teen dating abuse, domestic violence, and parenting issues. All calls are anonymous and toll-free. Childhelp's Hotline counselors can discuss signs and symptoms of abuse with you, help you decide a course of action, prepare you as to what to expect when reporting child abuse, and provide the number of the local reporting agency you should call. (The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is not a reporting agency.). Counselors can recommend books, if you would like to learn more about child abuse. CALL 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453), then push 1 to talk to a Hotline counselor "

Molly Schultz, Master Trainer/Prevention Education Specialist at Childhelp, offers a one-day training for educators and other adults who work with Pre-K through Middle School children. They also have self-training kits, and parent resources to help parents teach Body Safety to their own young children at home. For more information, visit or call contact Molly at 800-245-1527 or