Neglect: Utah Resources

Prevent Child Abuse Utah

855-323-3237: Utah Child Abuse Reporting Hotline

Founded in 1982, the mission of Prevent Child Abuse Utah (PCAU) is to forge and guide a community commitment to prevent child abuse in all forms through programs, services, public awareness, education, public policy development and system partner collaboration. The website includes information about PCAU's programs, events, and an extensive resource library, which includes frequently asked questions, local community resources and services with an interactive map of Utah, and research and data


Volunteers of America: Utah

Volunteers of America, Utah is a human services nonprofit organization with more than 150 paid staff who serve more than 10,000 people across the state each year. VOA Utah programs addressing homelessness in Utah include:

Youth Resource Center For Homeless & At-risk Teens


888 South 400 West; Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served—see website for times.

Homeless Adult Services

Homeless Outreach Program: 801-631-7584

Library Engagement Team: 801-870-5489

Young Mens' Transition Home


The goal of the Young Men’s’ Transition Home is to provide a supportive path from the street to self-sufficiency, so young men experiencing homelessness don’t become homeless adults. The home serves young men ages 18 through 24 who are struggling with homelessness—often because they have been turned away from their families or have aged out of foster care.  

Young Women's Transition Home


This residential program is 18-months long and requires the girls to log 40 hours of productive work each week. This could be by going to school, work, counseling, or a volunteer position. Through case management, goal setting and groups and classes that teach critical life skills, young women ages 16–19 receive guidance and structure to help them finish their education and transition from instability and homelessness to reunification with family and self-sufficiency.

Neglect: National Resources

Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect

Published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, this bulletin for professionals addresses the scope of the problem of child neglect as well as its consequences, reviews definitions and strategies for assessing neglect, presents lessons learned about prevention and intervention, and suggests sources of training and informational support.

Report on Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network's (NCTSN) Report on Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention includes sections on definition and scope of neglect, impact of neglect, risk and protective factors, assessment of child neglect, child neglect prevention and intervention, and resources.

The Science of Neglect: The Persistent Absence of Responsive Care Disrupts the Developing Brain

Published by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child, this working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains why neglect is so harmful in the earliest years of life, and why effective interventions can improve long-term outcomes in learning, health, and the parenting of the next generation.