Hotlines & Helplines

NJ COVID-19 Family Support
24 Hour Hotlines & Helplines
(NJ State, County & Community Services)

Family Helpline (Parents Anonumous of NJ)
24 Hour Helpline for Parents
1-800-THE-KIDS (843-5437)
Speak to a sensitive, trained volunteer of Parents Anonymous to work through frustrations and stressors before a crisis occurs. Volunteers provide empathic listening and referrals to resources in your community.

Child Abuse Hotline (NJ State Central Registry)
24 Hour Reporting Line
1-877 NJ ABUSE (652-2873)
Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a child has been abused or neglected has a legal responsibility to report it to the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly DYFS). Calls can be made anonymously.

State Services & Resources

How to Cope When a Baby Cries 

Defining Child Abuse and Neglect
How & When to Report Child Abuse  

Indicators of Child Abuse and Neglect 
New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

Parenting to Prevent Abuse:
Talking to Children About Personal Safety
 

Building Community & Children’s Personal Safety

Children’s Personal Safety Quiz 
Children’s Personal Safety Rules 
Children’s Personal Safety Questions & Answers  

Internet Safety for Children & Teens
Digital Technologies Invesitgation Unit

New Jersey's Megan's Law 
New Jersey's Child Abuse Law  
New Jersey's Amber Alert Plan 

Office of Advocacy 
Family Success Centers  
Community Program Directory
(DCF Division of Prevention & Community Partnerships)

Children’s Personal Safety & Sexual Assault Prevention Resources

Federal Resources

Positive Parenting Tips 
Project Safe Childhood 

COVID-19: Coping, Managing Stress & Anxiety

Community Resources

Strengthening Families 
NJ Youth Resource Spot 
Children’s Safety Network

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey 
Parents Anonymous of New Jersey 

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention
Stop It Now! (Prevent Child Sexual Abuse) 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(Children's Personal Safety & Sexual Abuse Prevention)
 

COVID-19 Parenting Tools & Resources for Children's Learning/Family Activities
(Save the Children)
 

Professional Resources

Parents as Teachers
Healthy Families America
Nurse Family Partnership 

New Jersey Child Assault Prevention  
International Child Assault Prevention 
New Jersey Sex Offender Internet Registry

Community Referrals for Providers & Professionals
(New Jersey Department of Children and Families)
 

Youth.gov (Resources to Create, Maintain & Strengthen Effective Youth Programs) 

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action:
Technical Note on the Protection of Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
 

Save the Children: Children's Health & Safety Risks during a Health Crisis