Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
11700 West Lake Park Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224-3099
Phone: (414) 359-1040
Fax: (414) 359-1074
The Alliance is an association representing private, nonprofit child and family service organizations. Its members provide an array of services ranging from residential care to domestic abuse prevention and intervention. The mission of the Alliance is to strengthen the ability of its members to serve and advocate for children, families, and communities. The Alliance was formed by a merger between Family Service America and the National Association of Homes and Services for Children in 1998.
Center for Family Policy and Practice
23 North Pinckney Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 257-3148
Fax: (608) 257-4686
General Scope: The Center for Family Policy and Practice is a nationally focused public policy organization conducting policy research, technical assistance, training, litigation, and public education in order to focus attention on the barriers faced by never-married, low-income fathers and their families. Current primary projects include: domestic violence and fatherhood and child welfare and fatherhood policy.
Center for Violence and Injury Prevention
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1196
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-8129
The Center for Violence and Injury Prevention (CVIP) 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.
CVIP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
Institute of Behavioral Science/University of Colorado at Boulder
1877 Broadway, Suite 601
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Phone: (303) 492-1032
Fax: (303) 443-3297
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CVSP) is a research program that provides assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, especially adolescent violence.
In meeting the goals of its mission, CVSP maintains an information clearinghouse that collects research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence and provides direct information services to the public by offering online searchable customized databases. CVSP also provides technical assistance for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs.
Chadwick Center For Children and Families
Children's Hospital and Health Center
3020 Children's Way, MC 5017
San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 966-8572
Fax: (858) 966-8018
The Chadwick Center's mission is to protect children and strengthen families through prevention, treatment, education, public policy, advocacy, 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.
Major educational activities include the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment (http://www.sandiegoconference.org/
), the Clinical Training Program for visiting professionals, the weekly multidisciplinary Child Protection Team Case Conference, and various local, county, and state trainings funded through contracts.
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 Witness to Violence Project
Department of Pediatrics - Boston Medical Center
91 East Concord Street, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Phone: (617) 414-4244
The Child Witness to Violence Project (CWVP) is a counseling, advocacy, and outreach project that focuses on the growing number of young children who are hidden victims of violence: children who are bystanders to community and domestic violence.Training Specific:
CWVP offers both national and State-focused training for health care professionals, police, educators, and many other social service professionals who confront issues of children who witness violence. For more information, please see http://www.childwitnesstoviolence.org/training--consultation.html .
Children of Domestic Violence
1540 Broadway, Suite 1630
New York, New York 10036
Phone: (212) 330-8016
Fax: (212) 302-0070
The mission of Children of Domestic Violence (CDV) is to help those who experience domestic violence as children reach their full potential and break the cycle of violence.
CDV works to accomplish its mission through an action plan that includes: research, advocacy, intervention, services, and education.
Domestic Violence Resource Network
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2238
Toll-Free: (800) 799-7233
Fax: (717) 545-9456
TTY: (800) 787-3224
TTY: (800) 553-2508
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Domestic Violence Resource Network (D.V.R.N.) strives to strengthen the existing support systems serving battered women, their children, and other victims of domestic violence. Each of the five resource centers partners with community-based domestic violence programs; State coalitions; local, State, and Federal government agencies; Indian Tribal organizations; policymakers; and others involved in assisting victims of domestic violence to identify and respond to emerging information and technical assistance gaps. The centers include the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence; the Battered Women's Justice Project; the Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Child Protection and Custody; the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence; and the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
2400 North 45th Street
Seattle, Washington 98103
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.
Family Life Development Center
Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-4401
Phone: (607) 255-7794
Fax: (607) 255-8562
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.
Family Research Laboratory
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1122
Phone: (603) 862-1888
The Family Research Laboratory devotes its attention to understanding family violence and the effect of violence on families through literature reviews and research-based studies. Research topics include all aspects of family violence and abuse, including physical abuse of children, corporal punishment of children, child sexual abuse, pornography, violence between siblings, parental abductions, and missing and abducted children.
Futures Without Violence
100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129-1718
Phone: (415) 678-5500
Fax: (415) 252-8991
TTY: (800) 595-4889
Futures Without Violence, formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to end violence against women and children. Futures Without Violence has expanded its scope by reaching out to new audiences that include men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers, and others respond to violence.
Institute for Family Violence Studies
FSU/College of Social Work
C 2309 University Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2570
Phone: (850) 644-6303
Fax: (850) 644-8331
The Institute for Family Violence Studies works to eliminate all forms of domestic violence by collaborating with public and private organizations, dessiminating knowledge, and advocating for effective policies and programs.
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
10065 Old Grove Road
San Diego, California 92131
Phone: (858) 527-1860
Fax: (858) 527-1743
The Family Violence Sexual Assault Institute has now merged with Alliant International University to form the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). The IVAT is an international resource, research and training center that includes all areas of violence, abuse and trauma. The Institute encompasses multiple centers, which focus on family violence in the broad sense, sexual assault, youth and school violence, workplace violence, violence prevention, and traumatic stress.
The Institute’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on a local, national, and international level by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving networking among professionals, and assisting with program evaluation, consultation, and training to promote violence-free living.Training Specific:
IVAT provides workshops and educational training on all aspects of family violence, sexual assault, child maltreatment, aggression, trauma, intervention and prevention programs, assessment, forensic issues, and policy development. For more information, see http://www.ivatcenters.org/trainings-ces-certifications
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108-6142
Phone: (612) 624-0721
Fax: (612) 625-4288
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse's (MINCAVA) mission is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources. To that end, MINCAVA provides up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding information, training events, both individuals and organizations which serve as resources, and a searchable database of training manuals, videos and other resources.Training Specific:
The Training Resources section of the website contains resources that may be helpful to trainers and organizations that are looking for already published violence prevention training manuals, curricula and teaching resources to assist them with violence prevention training. Child abuse, sexual violence, and workplace violence are among the topics covered in these resources. For more information, see http://www.mincava.umn.edu/library/training/.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Yale University Child Study Center
230 South Frontage Road - P.O. Box 207900
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-7900
Phone: (203) 785-7047
Toll-Free: (877) 496-2238
Fax: (203) 785-4608
It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.
NCCEV is partially funded by grants from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Department of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Homeland Security.
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
66 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Toll-Free: (866) 254-4819
Fax: (703) 548-9517
The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.
NCTIC facilitates the adoption of trauma-informed environments in the delivery of a broad range of services including mental health, substance use, housing, vocational or employment support, domestic violence and victim assistance, and peer support.
NCTIC is a technical assistance center within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 467-8700
Toll-Free: (800) FYI-CALL
TDD: (800) 211-7996
Fax: (202) 467-8701
The National Center for Victims of Crime provides direct services and resources, advocates for passage of laws and public policies, and delivers training and technical assistance to organizations, counselors, and attorneys who assist victims of crime.
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
4612 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78756
Phone: (512) 407-9020
Fax: (512) 407-9020
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Training Specific:
For information on training opportunities, please see http://www.ncdsv.org/ncd_services.html
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1120 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Toll-Free: (800) 799-7233
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCDAV) is a tax-exempt membership organization that works to stop violence in the lives of women and children by representing a network of shelters, safe homes, and counseling programs.
The Coalition's efforts include helping to set priorities for Federal funding, producing various publications, sponsoring national conferences, developing and promoting model programs, operating a clearinghouse for information and technical assistance, fostering public policy, promoting public awareness, and providing direct services.Training Specific:
The University of Colorado at Denver’s Graduate School of Public Affairs now offers its Master of Public Administration degree with a Concentration in Domestic Violence Program Management and Policy Development through a distance-learning format. For additional information, please see http://www.ncadv.org/unsorted/EducationOpportunties_162.html.
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, Nevada 89507
Phone: (775) 784-6012
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is dedicated to improving the court system's handling of juvenile and family matters through applied research, technical assistance, and continuing education of judges and juvenile justice professionals on family violence, child abuse and neglect, and child protection and custody.
With funding from the Packard Foundation and the U. S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the NCJFCJ's "Greenbook Initiative" (Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice
) includes recommendations to help child welfare and domestic violence agencies and family courts work together more effectively to help families experiencing violence. Many sites around the country have used it to improve their policies and practices. See http://www.thegreenbook.info/
for more information about this initiative.
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 Network to End Domestic Violence
2001 S Street NW, Suite 400
Washingon, District of Columbia 20009
Phone: (202) 543-5566
Fax: (202) 543-5626
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a voice for domestic violence victims and its advocates, making sure that their needs are heard and met by policymakers at the national level. As a membership and advocacy organization of State domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs.
National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
6400 Flank Drive, Suite 1300
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112-2778
Phone: (717) 545-6400
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2238
Fax: (717) 545-9456
TTY: (800) 553-2508
VAWnet provides access to searchable, electronic resources on domestic violence, sexual violence, and related issues.
VAWnet's primary goal is to support local, State and national prevention of violence against women and intervention strategies that are safe, effective, and address the self-identified issues of consequence to victims and survivors.
VAWnet is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the National Resouce Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). The project is supported by a grant from the National Center on Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N Street NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20530
Phone: (202) 307-6026
Toll-Free: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
TDD: (800) 787-3224
Fax: (202) 305-2589
TTY: (202) 307-2277
The mission of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, is to provide Federal leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
27 Lakeview Drive
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
PANdora's Box is a compilation of information and resources on all facets of child abuse prevention and child protection. Major topical categories include Prevention and Protection (signs and symptoms, reporting, laws, etc.); Offenses (Internet crimes, missing children, sexual offenses and perpetrators, etc.); and Victims (domestic violence, survivors, victim services).
c/o National Network to End Violence
2001 S Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Fax: (202) 543-5566
As a project of the National Network to End Violence (NNEV), WomensLaw provides a wide range legal information on various topics and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.