According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 11,289 of Louisiana’s 1.1 million children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2016. How many children is that? Considering Louisiana’s average elementary class has 19 children, the number of victims in 2016 alone could fill more than 594 classrooms. Also in 2016, Louisiana recorded 41 fatalities attributed to child abuse and neglect, enough children to fill more than two elementary school classrooms.

Preventing child abuse and neglect has a direct impact on improving the public health and quality of life of our children and families, as well as our state’s economy. Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana offers programs that include intensive, evidence-based parenting support services, training for professionals and community-based education.


KIDLINE (1-800-CHILDREN) is an anonymous, toll-free, statewide telephone service offering crisis intervention, support, parenting information and referrals to community resources within the state of Louisiana.

Family Nurturing Center of Louisiana

The Family Nurturing Center of Louisiana is a network of evidence-based parenting programs designed to help parents and children reduce dysfunction and build healthy, positive relationships.

Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors.

Pinwheels for Prevention

The Pinwheels for Prevention public awareness campaign motivates individuals to take an active role in prevention in their communities.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences, known as ACEs, are traumatic or stressful incidents that can lead to serious consequences with child development and the child’s overall health and well-being into adulthood.

Safe Haven

Louisiana's Safe Haven Law allows a parent who wishes to anonymously give up an infant (unharmed and less than 60 days old) to leave the infant in the care of an employee of a designated emergency care facility.