Child abuse prevention volunteers launch national campaign

(PR NewsChannel) / September 19, 2011 / SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. 
Childhelp Hotline Poster

Childhelp Hotline Poster

With nearly seven children dying each day, the epidemic of child abuse and neglect is on the rise in the US. Childhelp, a leading national non-profit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse, operates the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, providing hope and help to those in need. Sadly, many children who are suffering abuse are not even aware that the hotline exists.

Childhelp Wings, a volunteer program, launched an aggressive national campaign recently, aimed at putting the hotline number in front of as many children in America as possible. Wings members have received permission to place the hotline posters in several school districts and are placing the posters everywhere that a child might see it.

“Childhelp Wings is simply a movement of people who understand that each of us doing a little can collectively add up to a lot,” said Lisa Evans, Childhelp Wings Coordinator. “Putting up a poster may not seem like much, but for the child who needs to know that the number exists, it can mean everything.”

Saving lives since 1982, the hotline receives more than 200,000 crisis calls each year, over 500 each day. The number is 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) and it is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and in over 170 languages. Concerned citizens can learn more and download the poster via the Childhelp website.

About Childhelp ®

CEO and co-founder Sara O’Meara and president and co-founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp’s approach focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope®, held each April during National Child Abuse Prevention Month that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse.

For more information about Childhelp, please call 480-922-8212 or visit

Megan Rose
Gordon C. James Public Relations

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SOURCE:  Childhelp

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