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Important information about child abuse

Suspect abuse or need help? Here are agencies that can help if you suspect child abuse, or if you're a parent and you're feeling ovewhelmed: •Virginia Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 1-800-552-7096 toll-free 24/7; 1-804-786-8536; or go to http://www.dss.virginia.gov, then click on Children and Child Protective Services. Non-caretaker abuse should be reported to the police. •Newport News Child Protection Services hotline: 926-6600; or call your local Social Services department. •Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, 1-800-CHILDREN (244-5373) from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., http://www.preventchildabuseva.org, a nonprofit; local affiliate is Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads,...