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Preventing Child Abuse

Parenting special needs children can be stressful and exhausting.  The following sites provide helpful information for preventing child abuse, and strategies for handling stress and burnout.  There are specific suggestions at http://www.masskids.org/pcama/prevention/sbs_5keepcool.html and http://www.mattyeappen.org/card.htm on ways to deal with a baby who won't stop crying - remember that shaking a child can kill.

If you need to talk to someone right now, call the National Child Abuse Hotline - Crisis intervention, counseling, and referrals.  800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453). TDD: 1-800-2 A CHILD

Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.

National Safe Kids Campaign

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information

National Child Abuse Hotline

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Grandparent Information Center

CSN National Injury & Violence Prevention Resource Center
The Bureau for At-Risk Youth

Child Abuse Prevention Network

Child Lures Prevention

Children's Defense Fund - Parent Resource Network

Last updated Tuesday March 29, 2005

"Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction."
       ~ Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller's Teacher)

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