Previously published in Examiner
Conclusion of the child abuse series
How canChildhelp, USA Where to find help in the USA and Canada
AboutChildhelp,It is open every single day of the year.
It is private and confidential; you do not have to be afraid to have your identity revealed.
It services the United States and Canada
It can answer your calls in 170 different languages
It has already serviced 2 millions calls since 1982
It provides crisis intervention counselors help
Parents on the edge?
They can answer your questions
They can help you with your child’s behavioural problems
They can help you to identify child behaviors, which are normal and age appropriate
They can help you figure out the trigger that causes your child to behave inappropriately
They can help you with appropriate ways to deal with the behaviour without resorting to abuse
They can also explain the ramifications of any choice you make regarding your child’s behaviour
The counselors are nonjudgmental and can be a good resource for unloading your fears, stress and anxiety rather than releasing it on your child
They can refer you to other groups and resources where needed
In addition, they can help any concerned individual to file an abuse report, or contact the authorities in their local area to report a victim of child abuse or the abuser.
They can even connect on a three-way line to help you while contacting the authorities by telephone.
Even if you do not have children take down the information for childhelp, USA you may be able to help another child or parent on the edge.
In Montreal a great source for help and guidance with child abuse issues is Montreal Families Services, this website is a handy resource directory including parenting the internet. The website gives you links and contact information to various parenting issues that you will need.