Protecting Our Children…
For information on Megan’s Law in the state of California, visit the website: www.meganslaw.ca.gov
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children www.missingkids.com
Stop It Now www.stopitnow.org
KlassKids Foundation www.klaaskids.org
Darkness To Light www.darkness2light.org
The Joyful Child Foundation www.thejoyfulchild.org
Crimes Against Children Research Center www.unh.edu/ccrc
Prevent Child Abuse America www.preventchildabuse.org
Robin Sax, Legal Analyst www.saxfactsweekly.com
Family Watchdog www.familywatchdog.us
The Lamplighter Movement www.thelamplighters.org
Permanent Impressions www.fingerprintsforlife.com
INTERNET SAFETY RESOURCES
Without effective intervention, childhood sexual abuse can go on for months or years, continuing to harm its victims, both physically and emotionally.
There is help…
For advocacy, support, and treatment of sexually abused children and their families: The Stuart House, Santa Monica at (310) 319-4248: www.therapefoundation.org/programs/stuart-house
Throughout the state of California, you may call the Child Abuse Hot Line
toll free at: 1-800-540-4000.
To report criminal sexual abuse of a minor, you may phone the following:
Los Angeles County:
- Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services:
(213) 351-5507 or 1-800-540-4000.
- Los Angeles Police Dept., Sexually Exploited Child Unit: (213) 847-5358 or
- Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept.: (323) 526-5000
- District Attorney, Sexual Crimes and Child Abuse Unit: (213) 974-9790
You may also simply phone or visit your local police or sheriff station or substation to report the crime of sexual abuse of a minor.
For more resources, refer to the “Community Services” pages in the front of your telephone book.
Other Important Phone Numbers:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678
California Missing Children Hotline 1-800-222-3463
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles (FBI) 310-477-6565
Counseling and Mental Health Referrals:
Dr Lindsay Heller - Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychotherapy... (310) 384-9300
C.A.M.F.T. (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
(323) 964-3200 extension 1
Didi Hirsh Community Mental Health Center – Culver City (310) 390-6612
Edmund D. Edelman – Westside Mental Health Center, Children & Family Services
Mental Health Referral Service – (helps find a licensed therapist in your area)
For more counseling services, please check your yellow pages under “Social Services Agencies” or talk to your medical doctor for a confidential referral.