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Why Report? You make a difference

Reporters make a difference

Everyday across our state children are vulnerable to harm from abuse and neglect. People who care about a child are often the first to notice this danger; people like a family member, a neighbor, a teacher, a coach, a nurse, or other medical provider — or that person might be you. We are all responsible for the safety of children in our communities.

If you believe a child was harmed or is at risk of harm due to abuse or neglect, you should report it. Children who get help as soon as possible have a much better chance to have a safe home, a strong family, an all-around improved chance at a great life. Abusive or neglectful parents often need help learning how to parent. Given the opportunity provided by intervention, parents can learn to understand the emotional and developmental needs of children and how they can meet those needs.

There are few things in life more rewarding than a strong and healthy relationship between and child and caregiver. Your phone call can provide the opportunity to make life better for children and their caregivers!

Reporters make a difference.

In this video an Alaska OCS worker talks about why it is important to report suspected abuse even when the signs do not seem to necessarily indicate serious abuse.

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