If you’re not familiar with our work, you may have a few questions about our mission, how we support families and communities, and how you can get involved. Here are a few answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
We do not take abuse or neglect reports. Please contact 1-800-800-5556 to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
Our mission is to be the voice in Indiana for preventing child abuse in all its forms. We accomplish this mission by increasing awareness of the problem and informing communities about solutions; serving as a valuable resource for families, individuals, and organizations; advocating for expanded and improved programs and policies to prevent child maltreatment; and fostering a statewide network committed to child abuse prevention.
Your Local Council is made up of professionals and volunteers from all walks of life who have come together to bring the message of primary prevention to their communities. It’s a grassroots strategy that has demonstrated effectiveness at keeping kids safe. Find your Local Council here.
We offer a wide variety of educational resources and brochures to help you educate yourself and your community about the steps necessary to prevent child maltreatment. They’re a great first step if you’re still learning about primary prevention.
We also provide several trainings each year on topics that range from promoting prevention to bullying to nurturing healthy sexual development in children. Take a look at what we offer to see if these trainings are right for your community.
And if you’d like to help us spread awareness, you can get involved in our Pinwheels for Prevention program. Pinwheels for Prevention is an awareness campaign that takes place during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, and a great way you can help further our mission. You can also join a Child Abuse Prevention Council in your area or begin one in your own county.