Interpersonal safety

Child abuse

Child abuse and neglect are serious public health problems that can have long term impacts on a child’s health, opportunity and wellbeing. Child abuse and neglect are unfortunately common, at least 1 in 7 children experienced abuse or neglect in the past year. However, child abuse and neglect are preventable occurrences. We have a responsibility to prevent, identify and respond appropriately to child abuse and neglect.

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Who do I report child abuse to? 

Arizona law requires certain persons who suspect that a child has received non-accidental injury or has been neglected to report their concerns to DCS or local law enforcement. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

Help and Hotlines

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Additional resources

Domestic & interpersonal violence

Domestic abuse, also called intimate partner violence, is aggression or abuse that occurs in a romantic relationship. When this occurs in adolescence it is called teen dating violence. Domestic and interpersonal violence are preventable. Find resources to promote healthy, respectful, and nonviolent relationships and to address situations of violence here.

For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) OR 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). 

24 hour hotlines

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Local resources

Additional resources

In case of an emergency, call 911.