If you think a child is in immediate danger because of abuse or neglect, you should call 911.
If you suspect that a child is being abused, report it right away. Most states have a child abuse hotline. You may also use the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD).
The law requires health care workers, school employees, and child care professionals to report suspected abuse.
Treatment of the abused child may include nutritional and mental health therapy.
It may be necessary to remove the child from the home to prevent further abuse.
Treatment for abusers may involve parenting classes and treatment for mental illness, alcohol, or drug abuse.