Child Abuse Prevention
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, Florida law requires you to report it to the state’s Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Child Abuse and Neglect Facts
Child abuse has devastating consequences for our whole community. In Palm Beach County, more than 1,980 children were abused or neglected in 2015 – 43% of them were under age 5.
For a detailed infographic on the facts, and implications, of child abuse, please click here.
For a printable version of the infographic, please click here.
Signs of Child Abuse
Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County's goal is to ensure our community's children grow up healthy, safe and strong. For information about services, call our Parent Infoline at 888.634.7900.
For specific information about Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) seminars, which help parents manage their children’s behavior in positive ways to build stronger family bonds, call either:
Parent-Child Center: 561.841.3500 ext. 1087
Center for Family Services: 561.616.1222
Palm Beach County Unites for Children
The Florida Department of Children and Families
The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Sources: Florida Department of Children and Families; The Ounce of Prevention Fund; Positive Promotions; Childhelp