Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Organizations
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Includes organizations that provide direct services and consultation for the prevention of child maltreatment. The groups conduct research and offer professional training, advocacy, technical assistance, and support to families, service providers, and policymakers. Contact information is provided, including e-mail and Web addresses when available. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10011
Phone: (614) 827-1321
Toll-Free: (877) 402-7722
Fax: ( 614) 251-6005
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), now in partnership with The New York Foundling is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. The New York Foundling, whose mission offers an expansive array of services for under-served children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families.Training Specific:
Find Training and Events Calendar
for information about APSAC and national and State-level partner events.
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Toll-Free: (800) 374-2721
The American Psychological Association (APA), based in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s mission is to advance creation, dissemination and application of psychological knowledge and practice to benefit society and improves people’s lives. The APA Violence Prevention Office (VPO) coordinates APA’s activities related to violence and injury prevention, and treatment on topics associated with child maltreatment, trauma, media violence, and youth violence. The office collaborates with other national associations, national collaboratives, and federal agencies to promote the contributions of psychology and psychologists to the understanding and prevention of violence.
118 N. Medina
San Antonio, Texas 78207
Phone: (210) 270-4630
Fax: (210) 270-4363
AVANCE's mission is to provide support and education services that will strengthen low-income families. AVANCE's focus is on community-based intervention that is family-centered, preventive, comprehensive, and continuous through the integration and collaboration of services. The AVANCE Family Support and Education Program is an example of one of AVANCE's programs: Targeted primarily at Hispanic at-risk parents with young children, the program aims to strengthen parent-child relationships and the parental role of advocate for the child.
Bikers Against Child Abuse International
P.O. Box 852
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602
Toll-Free: (866) 712-2873
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (BACA) is dedicated to creating a safer environment for abused children. BACA works with local and State officials to protect and empower children to not feel afraid of the word in which they live.
Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1196
Campus Box 1196
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-8129
The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes healthy young families and healthy young adults by advancing evidence-based violence prevention through a range of education, research, & training activities on topics that include child abuse and neglect and sexual violence. CVIP's partners and collaborators include multiple universities and community-based agencies serving the most vulnerable populations.
Chadwick Center For Children and Families
Children's Hospital and Health Center
3020 Children's Way, MC 5016
San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 966-5814
Fax: (858) 966-8535
General Scope: The Chadwick Center's mission is to protect children and strengthen families through prevention, treatment, education, and research in the areas of child maltreatment and family violence. The Center uses a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach.
Training Specific: The Chadwick Center offers accredited professional education to those involved in fields of prevention, investigation, diagnosis, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse and family violence.
P.O. Box 970715
Coconut Creek, Florida 33097
Phone: (800) 552-2197
Child AbuseWatch.NET is a resource center operated by One Child International, Inc. It provides information and resources about child abuse, child abuse awareness, and child abuse education for professionals as well as other community members involved in child abuse prevention activities.
Child Lures Prevention
5166 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482
Phone: (800) 552-2197
Fax: (802) 985-8418
The primary goals of Child Lures Prevention are to raise public awareness concerning the prevalence of childhood sexual exploitation and related crimes against children and to make prevention of these crimes a national priority.
Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
1151 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, California 94502
Phone: (510) 740-1410
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national science-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research, education, and family support. Its focus is on providing information to professionals and to families about the early warning signs of a problem, as well as the availability of early diagnosis and effective treatment.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
330 C Street, S.W
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Toll-Free: (800) 394-3366
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.
Child Welfare League of America
727 15th St. NW Suite 1200
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 688-4200
Fax: (202) 833-1689
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the oldest national organization serving vulnerable children, youth, and their families. CWLA provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to child welfare professionals and agencies while also educating the public on emerging issues that affect abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Through its publications, conferences, and teleconferences, CWLA shares information on emerging trends, specific topics in child welfare practice (family foster care, kinship care, adoption, positive youth development), and Federal and State policies.
6730 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Toll-Free: (800) 4AC-HILD
TDD: (800) 2AC-HILD
Fax: (480) 922-7061
Childhelp is dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp's programs and services also include residential treatment services; children's advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.
Children Without a Voice USA
P.O. Box 4351
Alpharetta, Georgia 30023
Phone: (800) 422-4453
Phone: (800) 799-7233
The mission of Children Without a Voice USA (CWAV) is to raise awareness and to prevent crimes against children and child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education.
330 C Street, S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
The Children's Bureau, the oldest Federal agency for children and families, is located within the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. The Bureau is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services designed to protect children and to strengthen families. The Bureau provides grants to States, Tribes, and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services, family preservation and support, foster care, adoption, and independent living.
Children's Trust Fund Alliance
PO Box 15206
Seattle, Washington 98115
Phone: (206) 526-1221
Fax: (206) 526-0220
Children's Trust Funds Alliance initiates and engages in national efforts that assist state Children's Trust and Prevention Funds in strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect. This includes promoting and supporting a system of services, laws, practices, and attitudes that supports families by enabling them to provide their children with a safe, healthy, and nurturing childhood.
Circle of Parents
P.O. Box 17982
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Phone: (804) 308-0841
Phone: (540) 847-8483
The mission of the Circle of Parents is to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen families through friendly, supportive, mutual self-help parent support groups and children's programs.
Currently the Circle of Parents national network represents a partnership of parent leaders and 26 statewide organizations in 25 States and Puerto Rico. The organization was formed after a successful collaborative project of Prevent Child Abuse America and the National Family Support Roundtable, which was made possible by the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Circle of Parents website provides links to information about the program model, its state network member organizations, training and technical assistance to its membership, parenting resources, and more.
Coalition for Children
Coalition for Children, Inc.
P.O. Box 6304
Denver, Colorado 80206
Phone: (303) 320-6328
Fax: (303) 809-6328
The Safe Child Program is a curriculum which teaches prevention of sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by people known to the child; prevention of abuse and abduction by strangers; and safety in self-care. Presented in a preschool through third grade series, it teaches a broad base of life skills.
Committee for Children
2815 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
Toll-Free: 1-800-634-4449 ext. 6223
Fax: (206) 343-1223
Committee for Children (CFC) creates research-based learning materials that focus on social and emotional learning. Their curricula address such topics as skills for learning, violence prevention, bullying, child abuse, and personal safety.
Darkness to Light
1064 Gardner Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29407
Phone: (843) 965-5444
Toll-Free: (866) FOR-LIGH T8663675444
Fax: (843) 571-0902
Darkness to Light is a primary prevention program whose mission is to engage adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse; to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults; and to provide adults with information to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
650 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, New York 10019
Phone: (212) 974-7000
Fax: (212) 974-7590
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program is to protect children from abuse and neglect in order to promote their healthy development.
The program awards grants to organizations to improve parent-child interactions and to increase parent's access to information and services that help prevent child maltreatment before it occurs.
Enough Abuse Campaign
14 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
Phone: (617) 742-8555
The Enough Abuse Campaign is a national campaign working to prevent child sexual abuse. Developed in Massachusetts in 2002, the campaign has now been adopted in six other states, including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Nevada, and Maine. The campaign provides adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to put an end to silence and the child sexual abuse epidemic. In addition to the in-person trainings and curricula about the prevention of child sexual abuse, the Enough Abuse Campaign has launched the first evidence-informed school-based training designed for all staff and faculty in private and public schools to recognize boundary-violating behaviors and identify ways in which codes of conduct and screening procedures can be modified to better protect children and youth.
2414 SW Andover St.
Seattle, Washington 98106
Phone: (206) 634-1903
Fax: (206) 634-0115
The FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious educational resource that addresses issues of sexual and domestic violence. The Institute's goals are to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to serve as a bridge between the religious and secular communities.
Families & Communities Rising
800 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: (919) 490-5577
Fax: (919) 490-4905
Families & Communities Rising, formerly Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project, is a Durham, North Carolina based nonprofit organization with locations in Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties of NC and programs that reach nationwide. FCR is a national provider of training and technical assistance services, audiovisual and print materials, and offers direct services to children, families and communities.
Family Life Development Center
142 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-4401
Phone: (607) 255-8774
Fax: (607) 255-3794
The mission of the Family Life Development Center is to improve professional and public efforts to understand and act upon risk and protective factors in the lives of children, youth, families, and communities that affect family strengths, child well-being, and youth development. The FLDC accomplishes its mission through research, training, outreach, education, and program development and implementation.
Current areas of special interest include childhood violence prevention and evaluation of programs designed to prevent abuse and neglect. The FLDC operates the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN), which promotes scholarly exchange among researchers and makes original data available for secondary analysis.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
1212 New York Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 464-7005
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is dedicated to reviewing research about what really works and what does not work to keep children from becoming criminals.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids strives to educate policymakers, the mass media, and the public through briefings about effective crime prevention programs while also serving as an information clearinghouse for journalists, policymakers, and the public. Major topics of interest include child abuse and neglect prevention, prevention programs for prekindergartners, bullying prevention, and more.
Freddie Mac Foundation
8250 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (703) 918-8888
Fax: (703) 918-8895
The Freddie Mac Foundation provides funds for various nonprofit organizations that work on behalf of children, youth, and families. The Foundation focuses on children and prevention-oriented programs. Typically, grants are awarded to programs that build strong families, prevent child abuse and neglect, and recruit foster and adoptive parents. Among the Foundation's major programs are Healthy Families America and Wednesday's Child USA, a campaign to promote adoptions.
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94129
Phone: (415) 678-5500
Toll-Free: (866) 678-8901
Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse. We also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships.
General Federation of Women's Clubs
1734 N Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036-2990
Phone: (202) 347-3168
Toll-Free: (800) 443-4392
Fax: (202) 835-0246
The General Federation of Women's Clubs is the world's largest and oldest women's volunteer organization. GFWC's members include business owners, teachers, elected officials, homemakers, corporate executives, college students, and retirees. The organization's members are united by dedication to community improvement through volunteer service. GFWC advocates for conservation, quality education, health, civic awareness, safety, and crime prevention. The Federation's Advocates for Children Program is a referral and networking resource for Club members interested in assisting children. The program focuses on advocacy on behalf of children, prevention, and on improving public awareness of the importance of early intervention.
Healthy Families America
228 S. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
Fax: (312) 939-8962
Healthy Families America, a program of Prevent Child Abuse America, promotes child health and development and positive parenting through voluntary home visits by trained staff.
Infant Massage USA
PO Box 7745
Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
Phone: (978) 225-0093
Infant Massage USAÂ® provides a comprehensive, evidence-based four-day training for people in many career fields, i.e: OTs, PTs, Nurses, Home Visitors, Early Intervention etc. Our Certified Educators of Infant Massage (CEIMs) work with parents to provide instruction on how to massage their babies. Through the instruction, massage helps to improve the physical and emotional well-being of babies, enhance parent-infant bonding, and facilitates long-term, positive emotional development in families.
International Center for Assault Prevention
200 College Drive
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
Phone: (856) 374-5001
Toll-Free: (800) 258-3189
Fax: (856) 582-3588
General Scope: The International Center for Assault Prevention, ICAP, is an international prevention program that works with individuals, groups, and communities who desire to advocate and protect children by starting a CAP project in their town.
Training Specific: Training programs for various age groups, from preschool through the teens years, as well as training for adults, is available.
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
12200 E Iliff Ave
Aurora, Colorado 80014
Phone: (720) 449-6010
Fax: (720) 449-6012
The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a global cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor.
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center
366 Jackson Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 714-4673
Toll-Free: (800) 325-HOPE
Fax: (651) 714-9098
Jacob Wetterling Resource Center was founded to educate and assist families and communities to address and prevent the exploitation of children. JWRC continues to work to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training and prevention while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors, and communities.
Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave., B390
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Phone: (303) 864-5300
General Scope: The Kempe Children's Center is a clinically based resource providing training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research in child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to the prevention, identification, and treatment of all forms of abuse and neglect.Training Specific: Kempe provides advanced training for front-line professionals who will subsequently become child abuse and neglect experts in their communities. Examples of trainings offered include: •Training Opportunities through the Colorado Department of Human Services; •Perpetration Prevention Training;•Treatment of Sexually Abusive Youth: A Goal Oriented Approach.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (Kidpower)
PO Box 1212
Santa Cruz, California 95061
Toll-Free: (800) 467-6997
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse by empowering them with awareness, knowledge, and skills.
Kidpower provides access to information and resources on bullying and child abuse prevention skills through its workshops, free online library, consultation, and publications. It also trains leaders in schools and other youth-serving organizations in how to incorporate Kidpower into their daily activities.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
333 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 224-2150
Fax: (703) 224-2122
General Scope: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center sponsors the CyberTipline for online reporting of the sexual exploitation or molesting of children.
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
1433 N 1075 W
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801) 447-9360
Fax: (801) 447-9364
The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) offers information on shaken baby syndrome, shaken baby syndrome prevention programs, and training for professionals and parents nationwide.Training Specific:
The Online Training Center
offers, among others, three training modules: the Period of PURPLE Crying program overview, Basic Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/AHT) education, and Childcare Providers Intro to SBS/AHT.
National Children's Advocacy Center
210 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 533-5437
Fax: (256) 534-6883
The National Children's Advocacy Center provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families with a child-focused team approach. NCAC also operates the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center, which provides education and training to support the development of Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide.Training Specific:
The NCAC is one of the providers of training for professionals working with abused children and their families. These trainings are both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific. See list of trainings and training opportunities
National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
The mission of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is, through a unified effort of national cross-disciplinary organizations and experts, to promote the healthy development of children and youth, and prevent and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 429-6695
Fax: (202) 521-3479
The National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence is a nonprofit organization serving as a private sector response to the problems of child, spousal, and elderly abuse. The Council's primary purpose is to strengthen, professionally and practically, community child abuse and family violence prevention and treatment programs nationwide. A broad range of activities is included in the Council's three major program areas: public awareness and education, professional development, and organizational development.
National Exchange Club Foundation
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43606-1700
The National Exchange Club Foundation(NECF) was established when the National Exchange Club, an all-volunteer service organization adopted the Prevention of Child Abuse as its National Project. Today, NECF helps local Exchange Clubs develop and maintain community-based child abuse prevention programs, as well as supporting Exchange's Program of Service projects, which include Youth Programs and Community Service, among others.
National Home Visiting Resource Center (NHVRC)
The NHVRC provides comprehensive information about early childhood home visiting to support sound decision-making in policy and practice. This includes research examining home visitingâ€™s impact on child maltreatment.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
5100 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) functions as the only Native American organization focused specifically on issues of child abuse and neglect and tribal capacity to prevent and respond effectively to these problems. NICWAprovide workshops and training programs, using culturally appropriate NICWA developed resources, including training materials, curricula, and books. NICWA also offers technical assistance and training on child care, family preservation, and substance abuse.Training Specific
: NICWA has developed trainings on a variety of topics related to American Indian child welfare that are available via on-site training, training institutes, or ICWA online training courses. For more information, please see http://www.nicwa.org/training/.
National Parent Helpline
250 W First St
Claremont, California 91711-3475
Phone: (909) 621-6184
Toll-Free: (855) 427-2736
The National Parent Helpline, operated by Parents Anonymous Inc., is a new resource for parents and caregivers of children all across America. When parents reach out and call the National Parent Helpline, a trained Helpline Advocate will provide them with emotional support and link them to a wide range of services, if necessary.
National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
10065 Old Grove Road
San Diego, California 92131
Phone: (858) 527-1860 ext. 4140
The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) embraces a national, multi-disciplinary, and multicultural commitment to the prevention of all forms of interpersonal violence. NPEIV believes it is a basic human right to be safe at home, safe at school, safe in the community, and safe when interacting with the institutions of our society. It is NPEIV's mission to work towards eliminating all forms of interpersonal violence, for all people, in all communities, at all stages of life. Please refer to NPEIV's website at: https://www.npeiv.org/
. for more information on NPEIV and its activities.
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (202) 334-2605
Fax: (202) 334-2318
NetSafeKids, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, is a resource for concerned parents regarding child safety and the Internet. It provides practical information and tips on types and sources of sexually explicit content, ways that inappropriate material can reach children and teens, the threat of cyberstalking, the pros and cons of filtering and monitoring tools, and other issues involving Internet safety.
Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center
100 Comac St
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779
Phone: (631) 689-2672
Parents for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provide national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan's Law, sex offender management, and sexual assault prevention.
PFML/CVC is funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan's Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.
Partnership for People with Disabilities
700 East Franklin Street, 1st Floor Box 843020
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 828-3876
TDD: (800) 828-1120
Fax: (804) 828-0042
General Scope: The Partnership for People with Disabilities, formerly known as the Virginia Institute for Developmental Disabilities (VIDD), is recognized by the Federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) as a university center for excellence in developmental disabilities. The Partnership currently operates more than 20 Federal and State programs, supporting individuals with disabilities and their families.
Prevent Child Abuse America
228 S. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
Fax: (312) 939-8962
Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) is committed to promoting legislation, policies, and programs that help prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families. Working with State chapters, PCCA provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at the national and local levels.
PCAA's research team
provides a link between research and practice by developing and evaluating prevention strategies, and by disseminating information about child abuse maltreatment and its prevention across the country.
Raising the Future
250 W First Street
Claremont, California 91711-3475
Toll-Free: (855) 427-2736
Parents Anonymous, a program of Raising the Future, is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Parents Anonymous operates numerous programs and initiatives, including an international network of accredited organizations that implement groups and complementary children and youth programs based on a mutual support-shared leadership model. In addition, Parents Anonymous provides many services, including specialized trainings, customized technical assistance, public awareness and outreach strategies, and evaluation services to States, counties, and community-based organizations on a wide range of topics related to children and families.
Safe Families For Children
4300 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60641
Phone: (773) 653-2200
Safe Families for Children is a faith-based movement motivated by compassion, generosity, and hospitality to keep children safe and families supported facing a crisis. Their goal is to build supportive communities with strong families and safe children.
Safer Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, Vermont 05733-0340
Phone: (802) 247-3132
Fax: (802) 247-4233
General Scope: The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The Foundation provides training and consultation, research, sex offender treatment referrals, a computerized program network, and a resource library. It also publishes materials for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.
Training Specific: The Safer Society will help individuals, agencies, states, and organizations develop specialized training institutes on current and emerging topics related to sexual abuse prevention and treatment. To identify professional trainers or to set up a training event, please call for further information.
Saint Francis Ministries
509 E. Elm Street
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: (202) 431-3532
Phone: (785) 825-0541
TTY: (800) 423-1342
Saint Francis Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to the protection, nurturing, and healing of children and families in body, mind, and spirit. Services offered encompass family preservation, foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, residential care, international ministries, and community outreach services.
1825 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Formed by the union of The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Council on Accreditation, Social Current brings together a network of human/social service organizations and partners. Leveraging the collective experience of the field and research, the newly created organization focuses on amplifying the work of the social sector through collaboration, innovation, policy, and practice excellence. Social Current offers access to intellectual capital of thousands of professionals within their network through peer groups, learning opportunities, collective advocacy, individualized consultation, tools, and resources that address the sector’s most critical challenges. Online Trainings:
Social Current also offers a compilation of live webinars and self-paced and instructor-led courses
that address issues related to organizational excellence, advancing equity, and population health and well-being. While most of the courses are free, some involve a cost.
Stop It Now!
351 Pleasant Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Phone: (413) 587-3500
Toll-Free: (888) 773-8368
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take action before a child is harmed. Stop It Now! provides support, information and resources for adults to take responsibility for creating safer communities.
Visit the Online Help Center at StopItNow.org for guidance and resources to prevent child sexual abuse.
Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse
The mission of Stop the Silence is to increase awareness about and conduct programming to address the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse (CSA), and to address the relationships between this issue and the broader issues of overall family and community violence.
The Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
4101 15th Ave. NE
School of Social Work
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: (206) 543-1001
The Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention works to eradicate the sexual abuse of youth aged 12 to 17 by identifying, evaluating, conducting, and disseminating the latest research, information, and proven prevention practices.
3 UN Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212) 686-5522
UNICEF (UN Children's Agency) Social Norms and Protection of Children from Violence, Child Protection, Programme Division. UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF promotes the strengthening of all components of child protection systems - human resources, finances, laws, standards, governance, monitoring and services.
Zero Abuse Project
366 Jackson Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 714-4673
Zero Abuse Project is committed to transforming institutions in order to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide cross-disciplinary education and training, advocacy for systemic legal change, guidance for survivor support, and leadership on emerging technologies. We take a holistic approach by also recognizing and addressing the intersecting forms of child maltreatment in connection with child sexual abuse.