Family Resources

Child Abuse, Development & Welfare Resources


Children’s Bureau understands how important it is for our community to be educated on child abuse in the Los Angeles & surrounding Southern California area. We put together a list of statistics pertaining to child abuse in order to help shed light on the issues our community faces. Help spread awareness, and visit the affiliate links below for further information.

Child Abuse Statistics

    • There were more than 220,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in Los Angeles and Orange Counties in 2017 and over 32 percent of these children were under 5 years old. (Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services; Orange County Social Services Agency Child Abuse Registry Statistics, University of California at Berkeley California Child Welfare Indicators Project)
    • In the United States in 2000, over 3 million child abuse and neglect reports were filed and 1 million were confirmed.
    • In the United States, there are 3,000 children abused each day and four of them will die.  Forty percent of these children were under the age of six.
    • The age group with the highest abuse rate is 0-3 years. 
    • Nationally, the highest form of abuse is neglect followed by physical abuse. 


Child Welfare

Administration for Children and Families

CA Children and Family Services Division

Chapin Hall Center for Children

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare League of America

First 5 Los Angeles

Juvenile Crime Prevention Information

National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

Online Tax Software Guide

United Way of Greater Los Angeles


Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Children Now

Child Trends

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Foundation for Child Development

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

National Council of La Raza

Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)

Pre-K Now

Early Childhood Education/Child Care

CA Child Care Resource & Referral Network

CA Community Care Licensing Division

CA Department of Education/Child Development Division

Infant Development Association of California (IDA)

LA Office of Child Care

Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Preschool California

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)

Project ABC-LA


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)

Choose Health LA – Healthy Kids

Community Resource Guides

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COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE for Families/Caregivers of Children Ages 0-5

Serving the communities of: Pico Union, University Park, Exposition Park, Jefferson Park, West Adams, Crenshaw, and Baldwin Hills












GUÍA DE RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS Para Familias/Proveedores de Niños de 0-5 Años

Sirviendo a las comunidades de: Pico Union, University Park, Exposition Park, Jefferson Park, West Adams, Crenshaw, and Baldwin Hills


Healthy City LA

UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)