DID YOU KNOW? In Tennessee, everyone who has knowledge of or even suspects child abuse is a mandated reporter. If you have a suspicion or knowledge of a child being harmed, it is imperative to report what you know so a child can receive professional help and begin the road to healing. In Tennessee, the DCS Intake number is 1-877-237-0004, or you can dial 911 to report to local law enforcement in your area. The attached link gives information about the do's and don'ts when reacting to a child's disclosure, as well as other valuable information. Most importantly, don't be afraid to get involved, you may be the only one willing to make that important first step and helping a child begin the journey of healing.