If You’re A Victim

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Do you know where you would go to get help if you or a another child you know may have been sexually abused?

Do you know what agencies would be involved, or whether you would need to call the police?
Finding out these answers ahead of time can make a tremendous difference in how a child’s case is handled.

Hawaiian Islands
24 hour Crisis Hotline: 800.494.3991
Or your local police department Maui Police: 808.244.6400

Please also visit our Prevention Resources page for a complete listing of both local and national resources.

What is child abuse?
Child abuse, or child maltreatment, is an act by a parent or caretaker that results in or allows the child to be subjected to death, physical injury, sexual assault, or emotional harm. Emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse are all different forms of child abuse.

What is sexual abuse?
Sexual, abuse is forcing, threatening or tricking someone into unwanted sexual contact through talking, looking or touching. For example, obscene phone calls,through the internet, texting, flashing, fondling and penetration. Victims include men, women and children of all ages.