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responding to disclosue of child abuse

responding to disclosue of child abuse

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Written by Jackie Reilly, M.S., Youth Development Specialist,
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Sally S. Martin,
Ph.D., State Extension Specialist, Human Development and
Family Studies. Formatted by Mara Lea Wright.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual
orientation, in any program or activity it operates. The University of Nevada
employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the
United States. 10/01

FACT SHEET 01-60

Responding to a Disclosure
of
Child Abuse

\u201cMy uncle burned me with his cigarette.\u201d
What do you say,
what should you do.
when children tell you they have been abused?

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., if you need to
make a report of suspected child maltreatment, the
following list can help you determine the most
appropriate agency to call.

The following is a list of the Nevada Division of Child
and Family Services District Offices to call for each
county in Nevada.

County
Phone Number
Carson City
(775) 687-4943
Churchill
(775) 423-8566
Clark
(702) 399-0081
Douglas
(775) 687-4943
Elko
(775) 753-1300
Esmeralda
(775) 482-6626
Eureka
(775) 289-1640
Humboldt
(775) 623-6555
Lander
(775) 635-8172
Lincoln
(775) 289-1640
Lyon
(775) 463-3151
Mineral
(775) 945-3602
Nye
(775) 482-6626
in Pahrump
(775) 727-8497
Pershing
(775) 273-7157
Storey
(775) 687-4943
Washoe
(775) 785-8600
White Pine
(775) 289-1640

After hours and on weekends, reports can also be made by
dialing the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-992-5757 for all
areas of the state except Clark and Washoe Counties.

In Washoe County, if you need to talk with someone due to the stress associated with making a report, you can call the Crisis Call Center at (775)784-8090.

Child Abuse Reporting Agencies
Other helpful publications

There are other fact sheets available from the University of
Nevada Cooperative Extension which give information about
recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.

\u2022 Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting: A self-study
guide for people working with children. SP-00-21

\u2022 Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect, FS 06-25
\u2022Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, FS 06-26
\u2022Creating Safety Zones, FS 95-13
\u2022When you feel like Lashing Out, FS 99-21
\u2022 What Is Child Abuse, FS 97-02

Contact your local University of Nevada Cooperative
Extension office for these and other fact sheets. If you
cannot find the number for your local Extension office, you
can call (775)784-4848.

Visit our website at www.unce.unr.edu

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