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Become an Advocate

You can help raise awareness about this vital issue in our community.  Learn how to spot and report abuse through our Raise Your Voice campaign or get involved with community and political advocacy through our Children's Action Network.

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice is a public service of the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Raise Your Voice encourages everyone to take a stand against child abuse and make a confidential phone call to Children's Services if you suspect child abuse. Read below for information on recognizing the signs of abuse and how to report suspected abuse.

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Children's Action Network

The Children's Action Network (CAN) is a voluntary, non-partisan organization that works to shape health care policy to benefit the health and welfare of all children. Every advocate counts.  Each member of our network provides a unique and much-needed voice, and we would love to add your voice to our team! Get more information about Children's Action Network.

How To Spot Abuse and Report Abuse:

Children who are being abused often display physical and/or behavioral indicators. Click here for a detailed list of indicators that will help you spot abuse and how to report it.

In case of an emergency, dial 911. In non-emergency situations, you can make a confidential call to Franklin County Children's Services at (614) 229-7000. If you live outside of Franklin County, you should contact your local Children's Services agency to make a report about the suspected abuse. Click here for a directory of agencies by county in Ohio.

If you need additional help determining what to do in the case of suspected abuse, call the Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital at (614) 722-3278 or visit our page on How to Spot and Report Abuse.

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