Child Abuse
& Neglect Resources

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How to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
Warning signs of child abuse and neglect
What should I do if I feel a child is being abused or neglected?
Effects of child abuse & neglect
Resources (Websites & Child Welfare Services Numbers)

Child Welfare Services child abuse or neglect reporting numbers :
O‘ahu: 808.832.5300
Neighbor Islands: 1.800.494.3991



How to prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Factors that increase risk of Child Abuse and Neglect
1.) Having little to no supports (family, friends, or peer supports);
2.) History of domestic violence; substance abuse; history of neglect or abuse; mental health;
3.) Having little knowledge about how children grown and what to expect from them;
4.) Not having healthy ways to cope with stress;
5.) Not knowing where to go when you need help;
6.) Feeling like you and your baby do not have a good bond.

Children who are at greatest risk:
1.) Premature birth
2.) Developmentally disabled
3.) Children who may be coping with mental illness


Warning signs of child abuse and neglect

Learn more signs of Child Abuse & Neglect at HELPGUIDE.ORG.


What should I do if I feel a child is being abused or neglected?

If you feel a child is being abused or neglected please call the Child Welfare Reporting Hotline at 808.832.5300 or (toll free) 1.800.494.3991

Tips for talking to a child you feel is being abused or neglected:
1.) Remain Calm
2.) Encourage the child to share what they feel comfortable with
3.) Let the child know it is not their fault
4.) Provide reassurance-safety comes first.


Effects of child abuse and neglect

Below are some of the effects childhood abuse and neglect could have in later life:
1.) Lack of trust and relationship difficulties.
2.) feelings of being “worthless
3.) Trouble regulating emotions
4.) Mental health
5.) Engagement in risky behaviors
6.) Substance abuse
7.) Domestic violence
8.) Poverty
9.) Having difficulty with academics
10.) Repeating the cycle of abuse


Resources

Web Resources:
· www.preventchildabusehawaii.org
· ittakesanohana.org
· cap4kids.org/hawaii/parent-handouts/child-abuse
· patchhawaii.org/get-involved/child-care-advocacy
· www.auw211.org
· www.militaryonesource.mil
· www.theparentline.org

Child Welfare Services child abuse or neglect reporting numbers :
O‘ahu: 808.832.5300
Neighbor Islands: 1.800.494.3991

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