child abuse

Do you know how to recognize the signs of child abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect a child is being abused? Being able to recognize and properly respond to suspected child abuse can save the life of a child. Remember, child abuse includes physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and child neglect.
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Mono Co. Child Protective Services: 760-932-7755
Inyo Co. Child Protective Services: 760-872-1727


20 Ways of Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect

1. The Child Help USA Hotline offers 24-hour crisis telephone assistance for individuals under stress. Telephone counseling is available in 140 languages 800-422-4453. 2. Organizations such as Parents Anonymous offer self-help groups for parents seeking support and positive parent strategies at www.parentsanonymous.org 3. Child Abuse Prevention Councils or Family Resource […]


20 Facts About Child Abuse & Neglect

1. Child abuse or neglect is a crime. 2. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Law (Penal Code sections 11164-11174.3) may be accessed here 3. Child abuse and neglect affect children of all ages, races, and incomes. 4. Instances of suspected abuse or neglect should be reported to Child […]


child neglect

Child neglect is the most common form of child abuse. Neglect is a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s basic needs, which results in jeopardizing a child’s physical and psychological well-being. Child neglect is not always deliberate. At times, a caregiver may become physically or mentally unable to […]


child sexual abuse

1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthdays, and the median age for reported child sexual abuse is 9. If you thought child sexual abuse was something rare in our society, we hope these numbers prompt you to think again. The […]


emotional child abuse

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” This old saying could not be farther from the truth. Emotional child abuse may seem invisible, but the effects are long-lasting and very damaging. Constant belittling, shaming, and humiliating, making negative comparisons to others, continually telling a […]


physical child abuse

Often, physically abusive parents and caregivers claim that their actions are just forms of discipline – ways to make a child learn to behave. But, twisting a child’s arm until it breaks is not discipline – it is abuse. Physical abuse can include striking a child with the hand, fist, […]