Mississippi State Department of Health

Child Abuse


You can do your part to help prevent and report child abuse.

Child abuse can be any inappropriate or harmful actions toward a child, not necessarily physical.


Types of Child Abuse

Child abuse can be:

Who can report child abuse?

Anyone having reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a neglected or abused can report it to the Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-222-8000. This statewide toll-free line is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For More Information

Links referenced

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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