Since 1904, Children’s Bureau has been a private, nonprofit leader in preventing child abuse and neglect and treating children who have suffered. Our innovative, comprehensive services help thousands of at-risk children and parents annually from 20 community sites in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our research and evaluation efforts and advocacy inform the child welfare arena on local, state and national levels.
Most parents don’t intend to harm their children. So why does it happen? Many of today’s social ills play a pivotal role in child abuse. Isolation, poverty, substance abuse, loss of job or home, mental health issues are just a few of the life situations that can cause high stress and overwhelming feelings. Add to the mix the needs of a child and life becomes hard. Really hard. Read below to learn how we help support at-risk parents so they can confidently raise their children.