For a list of types of abuse recognized by Oregon law , Click here.
Each year in Oregon about 25,000 reports of child abuse are made and nearly 15 children die from abuse. You can help these children!
REPORT REPORT REPORT
If you suspect a child is being abused, call police or the Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program. You do not have to give your name, though it is helpful to investigators. There is no cost to make a report, and if the investigation reveals that no abuse is occurring, you will not get in trouble for making a “false” report as long as you honestly believed a child was in danger.
IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY!
Members of certain professions are required by law to report any suspicion of child abuse. These professions include:
· certified providers of foster care or their employees
· child care providers
· court appointed special advocates
· doctors, including interns or residents
· emergency medical technicians
· employees of the Department of Human Services,
· Child Care Division of the Employment Department, the Oregon Youth Authority, a county health department, community mental health and developmental disabilities program, a county juvenile department, a licensed child-caring agency or an alcohol and drug treatment program.
· licensed clinical social workers
· licensed marriage and family therapists
· licensed practical nurse or registered nurses
· licensed professional counselors
· naturpopathic physician
· Peace officers
. Teachers and school personnel