Where to turn for help
Childhelp USA maintains a 24-hour National Child Abuse Hotline. 800-4-A-CHILD; childhelp.org
National Children's Alliance has nearly 700 advocacy centers nationwide and helps with the process of reporting and recovering from abuse. 800-239-9950; nationalchildrensalliance.org
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) has a free, confidential, secure service that allows victims past and present to get help via its phone and online hotlines. 800-656-HOPE; rainn.org
Stop it Now! also offers a phone and an e-mail Helpline dedicated to sexual-abuse prevention. Its Ask Now! advice column features actual situations so people can seek guidance for their own concerns. 888-PREVENT; stopitnow.org
Originally published in the November 2012 issue of Parents magazine.