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All Ages 


Promoting Social and Emotional Health


Ages 0-4

Safe Haven Law

Vehicle and Car Seat Safety

Positive Parenting: Infants 0-1

Positive Parenting: Toddlers 1-2

Positive Parenting: Toddlers 2-3

Positive Parenting: Preschoolers 3-5


Ages 5-11

Positive Parenting: Preschoolers 3-5

Positive Parenting: Ages 6-8

Positive Parenting: Ages 9-11


Ages 12-18

Positive Parenting: Ages 12-14

Positive Parenting: Ages 15-17










About Child Maltreatment

Louisiana Child Abuse Legal Definitions

Louisiana Children's Code (laws)

National Signs and Symptoms

Child Welfare Information Gateway


Louisiana Child Abuse Reporting Hotline

1-855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)

Mandatory Reporter's Written Report Form

Local Child Welfare Offices


About Prevention

How is Child Maltreatment Prevented?

What are the Protective Factors?
Talking About Prevention to Engage the Public
Creating Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships

Preventing Child Maltreatment Resource Guide



National Child Maltreatment Statistics

National Kids Count (Overall Child Well-Being) Data

Louisiana Kids Count (Overall Child Well-Being) Data

2016 Kids Count Louisiana Profile

Louisiana Kids' Dashboard (state department goals and progress)

Economic Cost of Child Maltreatment

Early Childhood Risk and Reach Report



Adverse Childhood Experiences Study

Children's Law Advocacy Resources Online



Mandatory Reporter Training (Requires Log-in)

Impact of Exposure to Violence: