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Protecting Children may look different, but it’s still possible.

We’ve joined forces with our partners at the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, the JED Foundation, the Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF), and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to provide resources for how we can all be good stewards of children in the midst of unexpected circumstances.

With our partners, we hosted a live webinar and discussed topics and issues individuals in youth-serving organizations and parents and caregivers are experiencing in child protection during this time. Watch the Protecting Children During a Crisis webinar to learn more on meeting the basic needs of children, the consequences stay at home orders have on children and how adults can adapt to protect kids from abuse, how to make online experiences safer, the reality of decreased reporting, and caring for the mental health of children, adults, and families.

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Thank you to our partner organizations for participating in the webinar and providing essential resources to continue to protect children.

Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

 

Below please find helpful resources that were discussed in the webinar or provided by the participating organizations:

  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD. Hotline dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Assistance in over 170 languages with the use of interpreters. They offer crisis intervention, information, and referrals to emergency, social services, and support resources.
  • Darkness to Light Helpline: Call 1-866-FOR-LIGHT or texts LIGHT to 741741 to talk/chat with a trained counselor, 24-7. All calls and text are confidential.
  • NCMEC Cyber Tipline: Make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.
  • The JED Foundation Helpline: Call 1-800-273-TALK or text START to 741741. Reach out 24/7 if you are struggling with your mental health, thinking of suicide, or know someone who is.
  • National Children’s Alliance: 1-800-239-9950. Connect those in need with a local Child Advocacy Center for support and services.
  • National Parent Helpline: 1-855-4-A-PARENT (855-427-2736). Provides support to parents. Available weekdays, 10 AM – 7 PM PST.
  • Teen Line: 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8366) or text TEEN to 839863. Teen Line is a confidential hotline for teens. Volunteer teens are available every evening from 6PM to 10 PM PST to listen and provide support for any problem or concern.
  • National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) Provides support and services 24/7 for those who have or are thinking about running away. Provides help to parents of runaways.
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or text BEFREE to 233733. Provided by Polaris, is an anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking.

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