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Information for Families
VALLEY FAMILY RESOURCES
San Fernando &
Santa Clarita

HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT CHILD ABUSE

Take Notice

Look around you. Pay attention if you see a child that shows signs of abuse:

  •  Physical Signs 

    • Welts or Bruises in various stages of healing

    • Burns, bite marks, or grab marks

    • Lacerations, abrasions, fractures 

    • Malnourished, poor hygiene

  •   Behavioral Signs 

    • Fear of parents or fear of going home

    • Anxiety and excuses for injuries

    • Wariness of adult contact

Say Something

If you witness or suspect child abuse, tell someone:

  • Teacher, Principal, Office worker, Counselor

  • Store Manager, Security Guard,

  • Lifeguard, Police Officer 

 

Call the Child Abuse Hotline
If you witness or suspect the abuse of a child, you can call:

Child Abuse Hotline:

800-540-4000

 

Watch & Learn:

Mother and Baby on Floor

REMEMBER:

Children See and Children do. Your children are watching you.  Be a positive influence.

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If you live in other areas of Los Angeles County and would like to contact your local Council, please visit:

Los Angeles County

Community Child Abuse Councils

 Please join us as we raise awareness of and promote efforts in the Elimination of Racial Disproportionality and Disparity (ERDD) that impacts our African-American (AA) and Black children and families.  A.A./Black children are removed from their parents disproportionally at a much higher percentage and stay within the child welfare system far longer than all other children and efforts must be made to change that trajectory with Los Angeles County child welfare system.  Come learn about opportunities where you can partner with the county to help better the lives of African-American/Black children and families in our community.”