ANONYMOUSLY REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE:
If you suspect a child is being abused, contact the Klamath County Child Welfare Office at 541-883-5570, Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Call 911 after hours or for emergencies. If a child discloses abuse or neglect, tell the child you believe them and that you are going to contact people who can help. Respect the child's privacy and don't press them for details; that comes later. Don’t display horror, shock, or disapproval of the parents, child or situation. Don’t place blame or make judgments about the parent or child. Believe the child who reports abuse. It is rare for a child to lie about abuse, and it is difficult for them to communicate.
Report Abuse - http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/children/abuse/cps/report.shtml.
If someone is being hurt or is in danger right now, call 911 immediately.
Klamath County Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Number
541-883-5570 - Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
911 - After Hours or Emergency
Crisis Hotline - 1-800-4-A-Child
Childhelp National Child Abuse 24-Hour Confidential Hotline.
Here are a few of the physical and behavioral signs of child abuse and neglect. Please note that the signs of child abuse listed in each category may pertain to more than one type of abuse or neglect. For example, "lack of concentration" could be a sign of sexual abuse, as well as emotional abuse. Children may not exhibit all signs; one or more may be sufficient to suspect abuse.
Signs of Physical Child Abuse
Signs of Emotional Child Abuse
Signs of Child Sexual Abuse
Signs of Severe Neglect