Here are four things you can do to strengthen families and help prevent child abuse.
When you see a family that may be struggling, reach out and ask if you can help. You can tell them about Safe & Sound.
If you need support, we’re here for you; call (415) 441-KIDS (5437) anytime, day or night, for parenting support.
Get involved with organizations supporting kids and families —volunteer, attend events, or donate.
Learn the signs of child abuse.
Learn proven ways to prevent abuse.
Find ways to talk about the issue with kids, colleagues, friends, neighbors, professionals working with kids, and others in your community.
Say “NO!”, get away, and tell someone if anyone makes you feel strange or uncomfortable.
Everybody’s bathing suit areas are PRIVATE. Others should only touch these when necessary to keep you clean and healthy.
Don’t keep secrets, especially if they make you feel scared or uneasy. No adult should tell a child to keep a secret.
Learn more child safety lessons.
If you have a reasonable suspicion that a child may be experiencing abuse, report it.
Call the City and County of San Francisco’s Family & Children’s Services Hotline (415) 558-2650 or 1-800-4-A-CHILD (nationally).