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Child Abuse

How to Handle a Disclosure

How to Handle a Disclosure

When a child opens up about sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, it’s imperative to respond in an appropriate manner. Not only do you carry a responsibility to the young child who has entrusted you with a devastating secret, but you also need to get professionals involved as quickly as possible. Use the following do’s and don’ts to ensure you handle an abuse report in the right way.

If you need to report child abuse in Idaho, use the following contact details to get in touch with local authorities:

Call 2-1-1 and state your intention to report abuse or call 1-855-552-KIDS (855-552-5437) or contact local law enforcement

2023 Idaho Child Advocacy Center Statistics

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  • Number of Children Served


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  • Counseling Therapy


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