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Child Abuse and Neglect

Baltimore County Resources

Baltimore County Domestic Violence Hotline, Open 24 Hours
Phone: 410-828-6390

Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
Phone: 410-853-3000

Police Department, non-emergency
Phone: 410-887-2222

The Police Department provides several child abuse resource pages:

Resources Outside Baltimore County

Health Centers

Johns Hopkins Hospital 
Children's and Adolescent Mental Health Center
Phone: 410-955-3598

Sheppard Pratt Health System
Phone: 410-938-3000

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Hotlines

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Phone: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

The Family Tree, Incorporated
Phone: 1-800-243-7337

Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline
Phone: 1-800-422-0009

First Step Youth Services Center 
Phone: 410-421-3800

Prevent Child Abuse America
Phone: 1-800-244-5373

Turnaround 24 Hour Hotline
Phone: 410-828-6390

United Way of Central Maryland 2-1-1
Phone: 211 or 1-800-492-0618

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Education

RADKids (Resist Aggression Defensively) is a personal safety and life skills educational program filled with hope, options and realistic and empowering choices to escape violence. Their mission is to provide all children with the choices and practical skills they need to escape violence and or harm including abduction, bullying, abuse and sexual assault.

United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides a variety of online publications on child protection.

KidsHealth provides parents, kids and teens information about mental and physical health and covers many topics on general child safety.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers NetSmartz Workshop, an online resource for kids, teens, parents and educators. It provides information about Internet safety and the risks children face online.

Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Violent Crimes Against Children Program provides a quick and effective response to all incidences of crimes against children. The program strategy is to decrease the vulnerability of children to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective and measured investigative response to crimes involving the victimization of children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through training programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations.

Connections: Children, Youth and Family Resources Directory lists organizations in Baltimore County that work with children, youth and their families. Resources include information on domestic violence, emotional well being, physical well being, rape and runaways.

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Revised July 14, 2014