Sugar Creek Elementary School
Crawfordsville, Indiana
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Keeping Kids Safe

This page contains assorted resources to help keep kids safe.

If you need parenting support yourself, don't hesitate to call me so I can assist you in finding resources. Parenting is hard and it takes a village! Asking for help is a sign of strength!  I can be reached at 765-794-4855 ext. or

If it is summer or you have a need and can't reach me, you can make a free call to
1-855- 4A PARENT • 1-855-427-2736

Being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day. It’s not always easy. Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.

1-855- 4A PARENT

Monday through Friday
10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST

Or log on to:

If you need to make a report about a child:

Child Abuse in America

Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has the worst record in the industrialized nation – losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths.


Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline




If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call Indiana's Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline today. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You do not have to be afraid anyone will find out who made the report because you can report abuse and neglect anonymously. 

2008 Statistics

Child Abuse: 90,177 reports with 24,808 substantiated

Neglect substantiations: 59%

Physical Abuse: 28%

Sexual Abuse: 13%.

Fatalities: 67% were age 3 or under


2007 Deaths: 36

Top Characteristics of Maltreatment

 Family or Marital Discord/Violent Relationships

  1. Lack of Knowledge/Parenting Skills
  2. Substance Abuse

2006 Child Abuse Reports:
  • Total Reports = 84,707 children reported in Indiana
  • Substantiated or Indicated Reports = 20,857 children in Indiana
Substantiated Reports By Type:
  • Neglect 64.6%
  • Sexual Abuse 21.4%
  • Physical Abuse 14%
2006 Child Fatalities By Age:
  • 53 Children in Indiana
  • 66% were 0-3 years of age
  • 33% over 3 years of age

Contact Me!
Lore Apple
ext. 226, 251