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  • About Giving Up A Child For Adoption: Louisiana's Safe Haven Law

    Parents have a safe and legal way to give the care of their newborn to the state, without fear of criminal prosecution. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Caring for a Relative's Child: The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (frequently asked questions).

    The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) gives monthly cash to eligible people taking care of children who are related, but not their own. You can also listen to a sound recording of this resource. Read More

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
  • Coming of Age in Louisiana -- Road Map to Adulthood

    What happens as you turn 18? Find out about what rights and responsibilities you have when it comes to voting, marriage, military service, driving, jury duty and much more. Content Detail

    By:
    State Bar of Louisiana
  • Community Services Office Nearest You.

    Report children needing protection or find out about foster care and other help for children without a family's care. Content Detail

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    La. Department of Children & Family Servicesocial Services
  • Foster Care -- An Introduction

    See this video about foster care in Louisiana, from the Children's Law Committtee of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Content Detail

  • Foster Parenting

    Information and resources about being a foster parent, about children who need foster homes, certification and support resources. Content Detail

    By:
    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to Get Legal Help/Como Obtener Ayuda Legal

    Information in English and Spanish about how to get help from programs that offer free help to qualified people. Lea aquí para aprender cómo obtener ayuda gratis con problemas legales, ayuda de los programas para las personas de ingresos bajos. Content Detail

    By:
    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (Hammond Office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • How to protect yourself from abuse

    From the site: CALL 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) then push 1 to talk to a hotline counselor. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The hotline counselors work with translators who speak 170 languages to help callers who speak a language other than English. All calls are anonymous. (The Hotline counselors don’t know who you are and you don’t have to tell them.) Content Detail

    By:
    Childhelp USA
  • Internet Sites for Legal Information

    List of online legal research and information resources, from the Law Library of Louisiana. Content Detail

    By:
    Law Library of Louisiana
  • Introduction to Foster Care

    See this video to learn more about foster care. Content Detail

    By:
    Children's Law Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Kidline Helpline

    KIDLINE, 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) is a toll-free, statewide help line by Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana. Trained counselors provide crisis intervention, support, parent education, help for victims of abuse and referrals to local resources 24 hours every day. KIDLINE counselors are also available by text 24 hours/day at 225-424-1533 and via web chat at www.pcal.org/KIDLINE from 2:30 p.m. to midnight. Read More

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    Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
  • Learn about the Child Welfare Information Gateway

    Print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. Content Detail

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    Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

    Link to the website of the state agency that runs these programs: food stamps, welfare, kinship care subsidies, foster care, child support, disability rehabilitation, and more. Content Detail

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    Louisiana Department of Social Services (now Department of Children and Family Services)
  • LousianaFreeLegalAnswers

    Information from the American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association about their site: http://la.freelegalanswers.org/ See if you qualify Answer a few questions to see if you qualify to use this service. Ask a question Ask our volunteer attorneys a specific question about your civil legal issue. Check your email You'll receive an email telling you when your question receives a response. Log back in See the response to your question; ask more questions. Read More

    By:
    American Bar Association & Louisiana State Bar Association
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. On its site you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more. Content Detail

    By:
    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
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