Child Protection

Protect Those Who Cannot Protect Themselves

Over the years, HOME has had the privilege of serving and supporting thousands of homeschooling parents in Maine. Protecting and nurturing their children comes naturally to these parents. Dedicated and loving parents also want that same protection for all children.


All parents, as well as homeschooling parents and leaders, must be alert to any abuse or neglect in order to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Child abuse can include bullying, cyberstalking, sexual abuse, as well as physical abuse.  


Information and Resources

  • Focus on the Family offers valuable resources for families in crisis. Visit Focus on the Family or call their Help Center counselors at 1-855-771-HELP (4357), Monday through Friday, 8:00am -10:00pm Eastern Time.
  • Please read more at Protecting Children from Abuse. Articles are provided by Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), to help you to become more aware of child abuse and neglect and learn what can be done to provide help and hope.
  • Homeschooling Backgrounder is a resource for policy makers and journalists. Important information is provided to assist in making policy decisions or writing informed articles about homeschooling.
  • If you believe a child is in danger due to abuse, call the Maine Child Abuse Hotline. If you believe a child is at risk of imminent harm, call 911. 


HOME's Child Protection Policy


You can find HOME's Leadership Training Information and Policy Concerning Child Protection below. 

HOME'S Child Protection Policy
Child Protection Policy.pdf
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