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    Programs that provide immediate assistance for parents who have abused or fear they may abuse their children with the objective of defusing the parent's anger and frustration and ensuring the child's future safety through referrals for ongoing support and treatment. Also included may be services for abused children and concerned others who are in need of advice, guidance and/or emotional support. Hotline staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Bucks County Children and Youth Agency - Children's Protective ServicesResponsible under Pennsylvania Public Law to receive and investigate specific allegations of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.BucksBucks County Children & Youth Agency - Bucks; FurlongBucks County Children and Youth Agency
    CASSD, The Lehman Center, Crisis Nursery• 1 to 72-hour short-term respite care for children ages: birth through six years old. • Temporary day respite care (pre-scheduled or emergency basis). • 24-hour hotline for families in crisis. • Prevention of child abuse and neglect as well as to provide a safe and nurturing environment to children and their families through respite, support, education, and counseling services. CASSD: Helping children and their families build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and professional services.YorkChildren's Aid Society, Lehman CenterChildren's Aid Society Southern PA District Church of the Brethren (CASSD)
    CASSD, The Lehman Center, Parent Support Groups and Hotline•HOTLINE: 800-635-6619• Immediate and long-term support for parents and families. Groups follow the PA Family Support Alliance model and are facilitated by trained volunteers to improve parenting and strengthen families. Confidentiality is provided among members. Free childcare is also offered for children (birth to 12 years) of parents attending groups. • Please call 717-845-5771 x105 if attending and bringing children for the first time • Volunteer opportunities available for ages 14 and older. • Community Group located at: The Lehman Center, 400 & 402 West Market Street, York on Thursdays 12:30 - 2:30 pm “Helping children and their families build stronger, healthier lives through compassionate and professional services.”YorkChildren's Aid Society, Lehman CenterChildren's Aid Society Southern PA District Church of the Brethren (CASSD)
    Chester County Department of Children, Youth & FamiliesChester County Department of Children, Youth and Families utilizes high quality, comprehensive social services that strengthen the family's ability to provide for the safety and well-being of each child. Services available include: - Administrative Entities - Adoption Services - Case/Care Management - Child Abuse Hotlines - Child Abuse Prevention - Family Counseling - Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices - Parenting Education - Post Adoption Counseling and SupportChesterChester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families - Chester; West ChesterChester County Department of Children, Youth, and Families
    Childhelp National Child Abuse HotlineChildhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, serves the United States, its territories, and Canada 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Established in 1982, it is staffed by professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in approximately 140 languages. The confidential Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources.Childhelp National Child Abuse HotlineChildhelp
    Child Sexual Abuse HelplineToll-free helpline for individuals (child or adult) who need localized information on children sexual abuse victims; Raises awareness and education on preventative measures, and recognizing and reacting responsibily to these types of issues. Trained I & R professional will refer callers to sexual abuse resources in their community. In some cases callers may be connected to a Crisis/Listening Line Representative who will be able to make necessary referrals. D2L representatives will not give advice or answer question specific to sexual abuse of children they simply provide I&R, however if callers are looking for advice or have questions specifically related to sexual abuse of children please provide information for localized crisis hotlinesDarkness to LightDarkness to Light
    Delaware County Children & Youth Agency - Children's Protective Services - ChesterThe care of dependent and/or neglected children is a shared responsibility. The family is seen as the primary source for the care and nurturing of children by providing for the physical, emotional and economic support needed. This agency intervenes to provide those services which cannot be provided by families, neighbors, friends, and the community.DelawareChester Office (Delaware County Children & Youth Agency)Delaware County Children & Youth Agency
    Delaware County Children & Youth Agency - Children's Protective Services - Upper DarbyThe care of dependent and/or neglected children is a shared responsibility. The family is seen as the primary source for the care and nurturing of children by providing for the physical, emotional and economic support needed. This agency intervenes to provide those services which cannot be provided by families, neighbors, friends, and the community.DelawareDelaware County Children & Youth Agency - Delaware; Upper DarbyDelaware County Children & Youth Agency
    Department of Human Services - Child Abuse NumberChild abuse number in Philadelphia.PhiladelphiaPennsylvania Department of Human Services - Child Abuse NumberPennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Franklin County Children and Youth ServicesThe Franklin County Children and Youth Service is the local public child welfare agency that has the responsibility for ensuring that the children of Franklin County are safe and receiving the essentials of life. The agency provides services to any child from birth to 18 years of age who has been abused, neglected, exploited, is incorrigible and/or truant and their families. Services are provided to families who request and voluntarily accept services or who have been ordered to participate in services by the Franklin County Courts. Services are designed to promote the well being of children and their families. These are specialized services dealing with the problems of children whose families need help in caring for them. Reports involving abused, neglected, exploited, or truant/incorrigible children are investigated and in-home services are provided to families who meet Children and Youth legal criteria. Children and Youth can help intervene in family disputes and crises; however, Children and Youth do not have the authority to determine, mediate, or change Court-ordered custody or visitation agreements. Government intervention is justified when the family cannot, or will not, provide for the child's safety and/or basic needs. Placement of a child by Children and Youth can only occur if ordered by the Juvenile Court.FranklinFranklin County Children and Youth ServicesFranklin County Human Services
    How to Report Child Abuse in PennsylvaniaHow to Report Child Abuse in Pennsylvania - Hotline Numbers for Reporting Child Abuse in Pennsylvania If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, you should call your local Child Protective Services (CPS) agency or the CPS agency in Pennsylvania listed below. Here is the toll free number to call in Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania (PA) 1(800) 932-0313 If you get no answer call: Childhelp® USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1(800) 4ACHILD® 1(800) 422-4453 or TDD: 1(800) 2ACHILD 1(800) 222-4453 Childhelp® USA is a non-profit agency which can provide reporting numbers, and has Hotline counselors who can provide referrals.*Main Site (Child Abuse Hotline)Child Abuse Hotline
    Missing & Exploited Children HotlineThis center handles reports of missing children, accepts information of possible sightings, and child exploitation in crime rings, prostitution or pornography, including on-line explicit material. Also publishes pamphlet entitled Child Safety on the Information Highway and offers guidelines to parents about children and on-line systems. Spanish speaking staff available.699 Prince St, Alexandria Township VA (Missing & Exploited Children Hotline)National Center For Missing & Exploited Children
    Montgomery County Offices - Children & Youth - Child Protective Services - NorristownOur professional staff investigate reports made to our office and work with families, when appropriate, to address conditions which adversely affect a child’s care. Our staff work with families directly and also coordinate services with community resources to improve family conditions. In-home Services, Placement Services and Adoption Services are integral to our child protective service function.MontgomeryMontgomery County Offices - Montgomery County Mental and Behavioral Health Offices - AbingtonMontgomery County Offices
    Project ChildLehigh Valley coalition to prevent child abuse and neglect through parenting classes, parent support group, educational trainings and child safety initiatives. - Parenting Education: The Family Project: A collaborative with the The Press Newspaper to present a weekly parenting column and resources to readers - Parenting Classes: (Ongoing enrollment for a 9-part series. Classes held weekly in two locations. Open to the public. Bethlehem - fees may apply, funded by Northampton County Children, Youth & Families, free Allentown (funded by Lehigh County Children & Youth) NorthamptonValley Youth House - High Point Boulevard - BethlehemValley Youth House
    Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Crisis ServicesAround the Clock Crisis Services - - Telephone: Clients can call and speak to a trained Crisis staff member anytime. They will assess the situation and offer assistance or help refer the individual to valuable community resources and information. - Walk-In: Clients may come directly to the Crisis Center to meet face-to-face with a Crisis counselor to obtain support, referrals, or information. No appointment necessary. - Mobile: On-location support is available for emergency situations. Crisis staff will offer support, assistance to the hospital for evaluation, and other on-scene support. - Get Help: Face-to-Face • In your home • In the community - Follow-Up: Crisis Services will provide a follow-up program to assist individuals with support after initial contact. This can be done in-office or at the client’s home. ErieSafe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot - Crisis CenterSafe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot
    Westmoreland County Children's Bureau - In Home ServicesOffers in-home supportive services to families throughout Westmoreland County. After the agency’s Assessment Division has made a determination that a family is in need of services, the family is automatically referred to the Ongoing Services division of the agency.WestmorelandIn Home ServicesWestmoreland County Children's Bureau
    YCHSD, York County Office of Children, Youth and Families, Family Services •800-729-9227•If you have information and/or concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child; please, contact our agency by calling 1-800-729-9227 or 717-846-8496. Services Offered by York County Children, Youth and Family: •Intake Services Division •Family Preservation Services Division •Reunification and Permanency Services Division •Family Group Decision Making Other services are accessed through assigned case workers. If you have any questions or concerns please call our offices.YorkYork County Human Services Department (YCHSD)York County Human Services Department, York County Government, YCHSD

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