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Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-522-3511
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) joins other organizations to raise awareness about the seriousness of child abuse and neglect, the need for its prevention and inspire collective action to end child abuse and trauma so that children can lead their best lives. Child abuse is not limited to one race/ethnic group, gender, age group or social or economic status.
This year, our focus is “End child abuse, every day is a beautiful day to protect a child.” The F&CS Child Abuse Services and Trauma team is excited to share their professional knowledge, resources and positive parenting strategies so that you can help us prevent child abuse and help children live their best lives.
Everyone can play a role in supporting families to prevent child abuse and neglect. F&CS psychiatrist Dr. Steven Lahr recently spoke to the KWTV News on 6 about the importance of awareness and the long-term effects in the abuse of children.
“As a community, we need to support programs that help prevent child abuse, programs that help decrease stress in families,” he said. “With this month’s campaign, we can learn how we can make this a safer community for children.”
Oklahoma is a mandatory reporting state. If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you have a legal responsibility to report it. Reports can be made at any time to the Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-522-3511. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any concerns about child safety can be reported anonymously.