"You never know who could hurt your child...you have to be careful who your children are exposed to," said Jenny Conrad, a family advocate with the Children's Protection Center.
The Center, located in Little Rock, is the place where police take abused children to be interviewed.
Conrad, who works with families in crisis,says some of the most difficult situations she's encountered are when parents cannot come to an agreement as to what's best for the child.
Each year the Child Abuse Hotline, operated by the Arkansas State Police, gets more than 61,000 calls a year, said ASP spokesman Bill Sadler.
A committee of state lawmakers Thursday afternoon got a look at figures from the third quarter of the year.
Among them:The call center fielded more than 15,000 calls.
And in addition to the cases sent to state police for investigation, more than 7,000 were sent to the Department of Children and Family Services.
The child abuse hotline number is 1-800-482-5964.