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Maine Sexual Assault Resources: Child Sexual Abuse & Normal Child Sexual Behavior

How do I know if my child’s sexualized behavior is normal or a sign of abuse? Some child sexualized behavior is normal. Other behavior may be a sign of abuse. Here are some resources that may help you know the difference: 

Maine Child Protection: What happens when DHHS investigates a household?

This is the second part of our guide to Child Protection proceedings in Maine. It covers what can happen when DHHS investigates a household because they believe that a child may be at risk of being harmed.

Maine Child Protection: What does DHHS do when they get a complaint of child abuse?

This guide is the first in a series about what happens when DHHS gets involved with families. This guide covers the very first steps in the Maine Child Protection process - our other guides cover later parts of this process. If you are in a situation where DHHS is becoming involved with your family, start here.

Healthcare Resources for Maine Children Who Have Experienced Violence

How does domestic violence affect children? Violence and trauma can have long-lasting effects on children who witness or experience violent events.

Child Abuse and Neglect in Maine: DHHS Substantiation and Indication

About DHHS and Child Abuse and Neglect DHHS Child Protective Services investigates reports of child abuse. There are 5 different things that DHHS can do:

What Concerned Adults Can Do to Protect an Endangered Child

You can file a Three-Person Petition (also called a Three-Party Petition) in District Court. Under the Maine Child Protection laws, three or more people can file a Child Protection petition, asking the Court to order DHHS or a third party like a relative to take custody of and provide services to a youth...

Divorce and Separation: Where Can I Get Help?

Lists resources for people who are separating or going through divorce: where to get legal and financial help, and other support services.

La Tutela de un Menor de Edad

¿Está Ud. preocupado por la sanidad y seguridad de un menor de edad? De acuerdo con las leyes de Maine los padres biológicos o adoptivos de un menor de edad son los tutores naturales de el. Los tutores naturales son los responables para la atención, custodia, control, servicios y ganancias de un menor de edad hasta que el menor de edad cumpla 18… More

Lo que adultos interesados pueden hacer para proteger un niño en peligro

Usted puede presentar una petición de tres personas (también llamado una Petición a tres) en la Corte de Distrito. Bajo las leyes de Maine de protección infantil, tres o más personas pueden presentar una petición de protección del niño, pidiendo a la Corte que ordene DHHS o de un tercero, como un familiar para tomar la custodia y proveer servicios… More

La tutelle d'un Mineur

Êtes-vous préoccupés par la sécurité et la santé de l'enfant que vous aimez? Conformément à la loi du Maine, les parents biologiques ou adoptifs d'un enfant sont les tuteurs naturels de l'enfant. Les tuteurs naturels sont responsables des soins de l'enfant, de sa garde, son contrôle, ses services et ses gains jusqu'à ce que l'enfant atteigne l'… More