Quick Fact Sheets

VPCOC of Orange County has recently revised its "Quick Facts" sheets on violence-related topics. Each sheet contains information about the definition and extent of the problem, underlying and contributing factors, and statistics for Orange County, California. You can link to a list of related websites.

Click on the links below to find information about each topic. You can download individual fact sheets from a link on each page. 

If you want to download all fact sheets in a single Adobe .pdf file, click here.

Resource Cards

About the Cards

VPCOC and the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 4 collaborated to develop a group of pocket-sized resource cards. The cards provide information and local resources and referrals for useful to health and mental health care providers. Cards were updated in June 2004.

Reproducing the Cards

You can reproduce individual cards, or sets of cards, for distribution without charge. Here's how:

  1. Download the .pdf file(s) using the hyperlink at each card prototype below. The .pdf file contains 2 pages, each with 4 copies of one side (front and back, respectively) of the card. 
  2. Print the file directly onto heavy card stock. Print page 1 on the front, page 2 on the back of the sheet. Each sheet will then provide a total of 4 copies of the given resource card, which can be cut apart.
  3. Alternatively, save or e-mail the .pdf's to a print or photocopy shop. The shop can produce the cards for you on cardstock. Or you can have paper printed front and back, then laminated and cut apart.

Hotlines, Helplines, and Shelters

Orange County

Domestic Violence Assistance Program
(
714) 935-7956

 

Human Options
(949) 854-3554

24 hours

Interval House (Shelter)
(714) 891-812
(562) 594-4555

 

Laura's House (Shelter)
(949) 298-1445

24 hours

Women's Transitional Living Center
Domestic Violence Hotline
(714) 992-1931

24 hours

Youth Shelter
(949) 494-4311

24 hours

InfoLink
211
24 hours

National Crisis Hotlines

*Covenant House Nineline
(800)999–9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

*Girls and Boys Town National Hotline
(800)448–3000
(800)448–1833 (TDD)

Provides short-term intervention and counseling and refers callers to local community resources. Counsels on parent-child conflicts, family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues that impact children and families. Spanish-speaking operators are available. TDD capability.

Kids Help Phone

 

*National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
(800) 843–5678
(800) 826–7653 (TDD)

Operates a hotline for reporting missing children and sightings of missing children. Offers assistance and training to law enforcement agents. Takes reports of sexually exploited children. Serves as the National Child Porn TipLine. Provides books and other publications on prevention and issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Ability to serve callers in over 140 languages.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE

24-hours, English and Spanish

*National Runaway Switchboard
(800) 621–4000
(800) 621–0394 (TDD) 

Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance information to runaways. Gives referrals to shelters nationwide. Also relays messages to, or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child. Has access to AT&T Language Line.

*National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 448–4663

Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and counseling services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse.

*Rape, Abuse, and Incest National (RAIN) Network
(800) 656–4673 

Connects caller to the nearest counseling center which provides counseling for rape, abuse, and incest victims.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helplines

*Covenant House Nineline
(800)999–9999

24 hours
Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

 

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters
(800)356–9996

 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821–4357

24 hours

 

Children of Alcoholics Foundation (800) 359-COAF (359-2623)

24 hours

 

Drug Help
(800) 378–4435

 

 

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
(800) 729–6686
(800) 487–4889 (TTY/TDD) 

8:30 a.m.– 6 p.m

 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
(800) 622–2255 

9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE

24-hours, English and Spanish

Domestic Violence Assistance Program
(714) 935-7956

 

Human Options (Shelter)
(949) 854-3554

24 hours

Interval House (Shelter)
(562) 594-4555
(714) 891-8121

 

Laura's House (Shelter)
(949) 298-1445

24 hours

Women's Transitional Living Center (Shelter)
Domestic Violence Hotline
(714) 992-1931

24 hours

Runaways, Missing & Exploited Youth

*Covenant House Nineline
(800)999–9999

Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Locally based referrals throughout the United States. Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays.

 Youth Shelter
(949) 494-4311

 24 hours

Bullying/Cyberbullying

OC Human Relations
visit their website by clicking here

A non-profit agency whose mission is to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business.

They have recently added a page to their website that has resources on bullying and cyberbullying.  From there, you can get information on their Bridges Program or Walk In My Shoes Program.  

Policy Changes

Unity Policy Platform
visit their website by clicking here

The UNITY Policy Platform describes what needs to be in place on the ground in cities to prevent violence, and delineates the supports that cities need for their efforts to be successful and sustainable. Just released, the UNITY Policy Platform is a summary of the UNITY Urban Agenda, which emphasizes bringing to scale a multi-sector approach to reduce violence in U.S. cities. With support from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The California Wellness Foundation, the UNITY Urban Agenda and Policy Platform were developed in partnership with representatives of cities across the country and are endorsed by the city representatives. Cities can’t do this alone, but together we can create peaceful streets with thriving youth.   

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

VetoViolence
visit their website by clicking here

CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control newest Facebook page, VetoViolence, provides an opportunity to deepen our understanding of violence prevention. Join the conversation on Facebook and visit our online portal, an evolving resource that includes free training, tools, and an interactive application for sharing successes in the field of violence prevention.

 

Free on-line course on Violence Prevention

Principles of Prevention
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One way CDC is helping the nation prevent violence is a free on-line course that's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's called Principles of Prevention. The course—which offers continuing education credits—teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model.