Prevent Child Abuse in Nebraska
What is child abuse and neglect in Nebraska?
According to NE state law, child abuse includes physical abuse, unreasonable use of confinement, cruel punishment, and emotional abuse. Child neglect includes physical neglect, abandonment, emotional neglect, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Other forms of maltreatment include sexual abuse. sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and unhealthy dependency.
According to the Child Welfare League of America, , there were 3,246 victims of abuse or neglect in Nebraska in 2017, a rate of 6.8 per 1,000 children. Of these children, 85.4% were neglected, 11.7% were physically abused, and 7.5% were sexually abused.
Who is a mandated reporter according to NE state requirements?
Everyone has a responsibility to report child abuse or neglect. Nebraska state law requires any person who has a reason to believe that a child has been abused or neglected to report their concerns.
How do I report child abuse and human trafficking in Nebraska?
You can report suspected child abuse and human trafficking to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at: (800) 652-1999.
How do I get free online child abuse training for my organization?
Use the code STAYSAFE to enroll in Creating Safe Environments for Organizations, a free online training class. Leaders in organizations use this free online course to explore child abuse prevention best practices and help prevent child abuse in Nebraska.
How do I get online child abuse training for myself?
How do I contact the NE Department of Health and Human Services?
Contact the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your organization and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Health and Human Services requires. The state requirements and child abuse and human trafficking statistics listed on this page are current as of May 13th, 2021 to meet the best information available. State requirements may change and it is your responsibility to know your state mandated reporter requirements and the process for online child abuse prevention training. Compass Child Protection Training can not guarantee acceptance by your school, organization, or state Health and Human Services. If there is a child abuse emergency, call 911 immediately.