Helping Kids Cope With Abuse

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Trauma and Child Abuse Resource Center includes Frequently Asked Questions and links to Facts for Families.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association provides information on why abuse and neglect happen, and defines the different forms of abuse.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

This article covers the effects of child abuse and neglect, and how to help a child or youth heal. Each section includes additional resources.


Though knowing how to get help for child abuse can be difficult, resources are available. Abused children may require counseling, help from child protective services (CPS), legal advocacy, or other assistance.

Healthy Place

This article gives advice on the dos and don’ts of talking with children who disclose to you about being abused.

Learn how to spot the signs of abuse and how to help.

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Describes ten ways to help maltreated children.

Prevent Child Abuse America

This website includes resources for parenting tips, public policy, and expert advice on aspects of parenting and child abuse.

Psychology Today

Includes the symptoms of different types of child abuse, the causes of child abuse, and treatment.


A website developed by bringing together experts in substance use disorder treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this important resource, members of the LGBTQ+ community can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use disorder, and locate support.

Trauma and Grief Network (Australian National University and the Australian Government)

This tip sheet talks about some of the real challenges that parents, family members, and careers face when they find out that their child has been abused.