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Children's Crisis Support - ACCESS
1-877-435-7709
   

 

Protective Services

Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency
4259 West Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

(Intake)
215-348-6950
(Switchboard)
215-348-6900
Fax: 215-348-6989

Protective services for children and youth ages 0 to 18; social services to assist families and children where abuse/neglect may be present; referrals from schools, agencies, police, professionals, concerned citizens, neighbors.
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday (after hours social worker on call).
Free.

HOTLINE: EMERGENCY SERVICES AVAILABLE ON 24 HOUR A DAY BASIS

AFTER BUSINESS HOURS

CALL POLICE RADIO AT:

215-348-3524
215-343-0100
215-795-2931
215-295-8111
215-598-7121

CHILDLINE 24 HOUR Pennsylvania HOTLINE:

1-800-932-0313           
1-800-932-0316 (TDD)

Receives reports statewide of suspected child abuse/neglect from professional and community sources; refers our county's reports to Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency for investigation and appropriate services; maintains a registry of substantiated reports of child abuse; confidential. Processes Act 33 Clearances (child abuse) for persons seeking employment/volunteer positions which put them in contact with children.
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Children's Advocacy Center of Bucks County
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
2370 York Road, Suite B-1
Jamison, PA 18929.

1-800-675-6900
215-343-6543
Fax: 215-340-9968

215-348-2963 TDD

Multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment and investigation of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse cases; includes law enforcement, district attorney's office, medical personnel, mental health professionals, and the Children & Youth Social Services Agency. Children (under the age of 18) come to the center for abuse interviews with the goal of reducing the number of interviews a child must go through and thereby reduce the trauma for the child; the center provides a coordinated investigation and treatment plan. Contact the program director for information and to set up an appointment; referrals can come from parents or from professionals.
1-800-675-6900 is a 24 Hour Hotline, seven days a week.
Free.
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Counseling for Children

Children's Adaptive Behavior Group
Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency
4259 West Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6970
215-348-6950
215-348-6900

Program for children ages 5 to 9 years who exhibit sexualized behaviors or heightened sexual interest. Program content is educational; helps children identify and verbalize their feelings, identify behaviors that feel comfortable/uncomfortable and learn what to do when exposed to touching that is inappropriate. Assists child in learning appropriate boundaries and personal safety skills. Parents' meeting is also held to help parents gain a more comprehensive understanding of child sexual development. Referrals accepted for any age appropriate child who may benefit; referrals accepted from parents as well as the professional community.
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free.
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Support/Therapy Groups for Children and Parents

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
16 North Franklin Street Suite 105
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-343-6543
Fax: 215-340-9968

Support groups for children up to age 18 who have been victims of sexual abuse; separate support groups for non-offending parents; groups facilitated by professional therapist; evening group available.
8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Free.


Prevention
SEE ALSO SECTIONS ON "COUNSELING" and "PARENT SUPPORT"

Parents Anonymous Inc.
Family Service Association of Bucks County
1286 New Rodgers Road
Bristol, PA 19007

215-781-8160

215-757-6916
(to schedule appointment)

Fax: 215-781-7917

Prevention program provides counseling, case management, and parenting workshops to residents of Bristol Borough and Bristol Township who have children age 12 or under; voluntary participation; geared toward families who regularly face a multitude of stressors which put them at risk for child abuse or neglect; services offered at above office; in-home counseling is available when needed.
12:30pm to 9:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8:30am to 5:00pm, Wednesday, Friday.
All services are free.
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Child Abuse Prevention Effort (CAPE)
Northwood Towers
5245 Oxford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

215-831-8228
Fax: 215-831-8077

Hotline provides a supportive listening and referral service for parents and the community; workshops (on-site) for professional staff and parents of children age 0 to 18; counseling (in-office or in-home) dealing with family relationships, parenting skills, child development, discipline techniques, and interpersonal problems for parents of children.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday .
Hotline and counseling, free; workshops, donation requested.

 

Bucks County Courthouse
5th Floor
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-600