Crimes Against Children

If you are being abused or know someone who is call the
Missouri Child Abuse Hotline
The toll-free number is 1-800-392-3738.

Some adults hurt kids instead of helping them. Being abused can make you feel frightened, or worthless, or so worried that you can’t sleep, study, or play.

If you believe you are being abused or if you know someone who is being abused, there are some things you can do about it. Visit KidsHealth for Kids. KidsHealth has a lot of information including telling me the difference between being spanked as a punishment and being physically abused; and what you should do if it happens to you.