Seattle Children’s Safe Child and Adolescent Network (SCAN)
Patient and Family Resources
- Caregiver Support During COVID-19: "Take 5" (PDF) This is a concise list of resources for parents and caregivers during this unprecedented time. Many resources are available for those wanting help managing their own stress, and also for those seeking help managing stressful behavior from children. More information from Seattle Children's is available here.
- A Safer Family. A Safer World. (PDF)
A resource for parents and caregivers of kids ages 0–12 on preventing child sexual abuse. Developed by the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) and supported by Seattle Children’s and the Molteni Family Endowment. You can order physical copies of the booklet from HCSATS.
- Help for Abuse Concerns (PDF)
Contains names, addresses and phone numbers of agencies that can help you if you feel your family's safety and well-being are compromised here at Children's, in your own home or in your community.
- Stress Management (PDF) (Spanish | Russian | Vietnamese)
When a child is sick or hurt, a parent can easily get angered or upset. This "how-to" flyer gives ways to manage your stress at home or in the hospital. It covers signs of stress, things you can say or do right away to relieve anxiety and how to get help.
- Healing Messages for Children Who Witness Violence (PDF) (Spanish)
This flyer provides ways to help children who have violence in their family. It covers feelings a child may have, how to make them feel safe, building a support system and what they need to hear from the survivor. It also includes many resources for help with domestic violence issues.
- Don't Wait: Everyday Actions to Keep Kids Safe
Steps for parents and families to keep their children safe from sexual abuse. It includes how to set family boundaries, how to say no, OK touch vs. inappropriate touch, warning signs and how to support your children.
- Safety Checklist for Home (Spanish) (PDF)
A checklist describing how to keep your home safe. Discusses poisons, fire and burn safety; electrical cords and outlets; falls and other pains; choking; toys; outdoor play equipment; bikes, skates and skateboards; water and bath; and emergencies.
- Genital Warts (PDF)
Genital warts are caused by a virus which may be spread in several ways. If you think your child may have genital warts, it is important to talk to your child's healthcare provider.
- Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families
The Department of Children, Youth and Families receives reports on child abuse or neglect, requests for services and information for referrals.
- Washington State Mandatory Reporting Law (PDF) (Spanish)
Provides information on Washington State's mandatory reporting law on child abuse.
- Office of the Family and Children's Ombuds
An agency that watches over government agencies to ensure that they respond to the needs of children in need of state protection, children living in state care and children and families under state supervision due to allegations or findings of child abuse or neglect.
- Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center (HAT-C)
Provides direct services to children, youth, families and adults affected by sexual assault, traumatic events and adversity. Provides education and consultation for health, mental health, and legal professionals.
- King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
Provides sexual assault-related services for people of all ages in King County, Washington.
- Parent Trust for Washington Children
A helpline for families to call when under stress: 800-932-HOPE (4673).
- Children's Trust Foundation
A Washington state-funded agency that provides leadership to and a statewide focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and supports effective community prevention efforts.
- Disability Rights Washington (formerly WPAS)
A nonprofit organization that provides advocacy and attorneys for the mentally ill, the developmentally disabled and individuals with any sort of disability.
- Wellspring Family Services
Provides resources to help end family homelessness, stop domestic violence in homes and build emotionally healthy families.
- Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A network of agencies that provides advocacy and resources for victims of domestic or intimate-partner violence.