American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Boulevard - PO Box 927
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007-1098
Phone: (202) 347-8600,(847) 434-4000
Fax: (202) 393-6137,(847) 434-8000
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a national, nonprofit membership organization of pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists that produces professional training materials and public education materials on pediatric topics including child maltreatment. Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) is a member-based interest group which provides an educational forum for the discussion of problems with treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention. For more information, visit http://www2.aap.org/sections/childabuseneglect/.
The AAP's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is concerned with issues relating to the physical, sexual, and mental abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and their families. The committee develops appropriate policy recommendations and serves as a liaison with other organizations concerned with the health and well-being of children and their families.Education Specific:
The Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP The Curriculum®) provides pediatric professionals a way to complete their continuing medical education credits and to study for the Pediatric Maintenance of Certification. For additional information, see http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Section-on-young-physicians/Pages/PREP.aspx.
The PREP: CAP (Pediatrics Review Education Program: Child Abuse Pediatrics) provides child abuse specialists, general pediatricians, other physicians, and allied health professionals with an intensive review and update of topics in child abuse pediatrics and enables participants to apply child abuse updates and case presentations readily in their own practice settings.
Other training resources include but are not limited to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (ALPS) curriculum. ALPS presents the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. For more information, see http://www.aplsonline.com/.
The Healthy Children website offers tips and training for parents on a variety of issues such as safety and injury prevention, mental health, and child development. For more information, see http://www.healthychildren.org/.
Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance
1133 19th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 682-0100
Fax: (202) 289-6555
The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance facilitates the administration of the ICAMA. The Compact is the legal mechanism by which member States regulate and coordinate the interstate delivery of services to children with special needs who are adopted pursuant to adoption assistance agreements. Along with advocating State participation in the ICAMA, the Association provides technical and legal assistance, education and training, and materials on practice and policy issues.
Association of Children's Residential Centers
11700 W Lake Park Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224
The ACRC brings professionals together to advance knowledge about therapeutic living environments for children and adolescents with behavioral health disorders. ACRC's core purposes are advancing professional knowledge through conferences and training that create opportunities for information exchange; improving clinical practice by sharing information on effective service delivery and national trends in program development and management; and advocating for the clinical needs of children, adolescents, and families by increasing public awareness of mental health and behavioral problems in children and adolescents and by educating policy makers regarding the needs of this population.
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, Nebraska 68010
Phone: (402) 498-1300
Toll-Free: (800) 448-3000
Fax: (402) 498-1348
Boys Town provides a continuum of care for children and families. Boys Town works to reunite children with their families, find foster homes for others, provide a Boys Town family for those with nowhere else to turn, and help families remain together.
Casey Family Programs
1300 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109-3542
Phone: (206) 282-7300
Toll-Free: (800) 228-3559
Fax: (206) 282-3555
Casey Family Programs provides an array of services for children and youth, with foster care as it core. Casey services include adoption, guardianship, kinship care, and family reunification. Casey is also committed to helping youth in foster care make a successful transition to adulthood.
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
200 American Metro Boulevard
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
Phone: (609) 528-8400
Fax: (609) 586-3679
The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.
Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Phone: (215) 590-1000
Toll-Free: (800) 879-2467
The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) addresses medical trauma in the lives of children and families. CPTS is a multidisciplinary intervention development center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
CPTS has recently received additional funding by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to further its work in preventing and treating medical traumatic stress in healthcare settings.
Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health
University of New Mexico
Department of Psychiatry
MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 272-6238
Fax: (505) 272-1876
In partnership with families, communities and State agencies, the Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health (CRCBH) provides community oriented psychiatric and behavioral health services, systems consultation, services research, workforce development and training throughout New Mexico.
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
940 N.E. 13th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
Phone: (405) 573-9191
Phone: (405) 271-5700
Phone: (405) 271-8858
Fax: (405) 271-8835
Fax: (405) 271-2931
Fax: (405) 573-9292
The Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) is located within the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The purpose of CCAN is to organize the Health Sciences Center's efforts in the treatment and prevention of child abuse.
CCAN is a university-based center that directs research, professional and public education, clinical services, and administrative programs in the field of child maltreatment.Training Specific:
The CCAN provides training in the area of child abuse and neglect prevention and treatment through its Interdisciplinary Training Program (ITP) in Child Abuse and Neglect. For more information, see http://www.oumedicine.com/pediatrics/department-sections/developmental-behavioral-pediatrics/center-on-child-abuse-and-neglect/training.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Phone: (404) 639-3311
Phone: (404) 639-3534
Toll-Free: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
TTY: (888) 232-6348
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead Federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of people in the United States.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21244
Phone: (410) 786-3000
Toll-Free: (877) 267-2323
TTY: (410) 786-0727
TTY: (866) 226-1819
The mission of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries.
In addition to information about both medicare and medicaid programs, CMS also provides information on SCHIP, research, statistics, data & systems, outreach & education, regulations & guidance, resources and tools, and more.
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 and Adolescent Services Research Center
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, California 92123
Phone: (858) 966-7703
Fax: (858) 966-7704
The mission of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is to improve publicly funded mental health service delivery and quality of treatment for children and adolescents who have been categorized as severely emotionally disturbed (SED) or who are at high risk for the development of mental disorders.
The Center has 4 primary goals: to extend an existing interdisciplinary research program, to provide technical assistance to mental health professionals and families, to disseminate research findings, and to provide advanced mentoring to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.
5161 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056-3646
Toll-Free: (866) 943-9779
Fax: (713) 513-5465
General Scope: ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) works to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education, focusing on helping maltreated and traumatized children.
Children's Health Fund
215 West 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Phone: (212) 535-9400
The Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to the nation's most medically underserved children through the development and support of innovative primary care medical programs; response to public health crises; and the promotion of guaranteed access to appropriate health care for all children.
Children's Healthcare is a Legal Duty, Inc.
P.O. Box 2604
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Phone: (712) 948-3500
Fax: (712) 948-3704
Children's Healthcare is a Legal Duty was established to protect children from abusive religious and cultural practices, especially religion-based medical neglect. CHILD opposes religious exemptions from duties to care for children.
PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87176
Phone: (505) 872-4774
Toll-Free: (888) 835-5669
Fax: (505) 872-4780
Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization with the mission to support advanced health-care programs for all children and youth, particularly those with special health-care needs. Partnering with family leaders and professionals at the local, State, regional, and national levels since 1992, Family Voices focuses on enhancing health-care programs and policies and ensuring that health-care systems integrate the voices of families.
Healthy Foster Care America
c/o American Academy of Pediatrics
141 NW Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
Toll-Free: (800) 433-9016
Fax: (847) 228-7320
Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA), an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its partners, provides a website that utilizes the expertise of a large, multidisciplinary coalition to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care.
HFCA addresses a wide range of health issues and needs of children and youth in foster care, provides resources on health systems of care, and makes available a Resource Library that links to other resources related to the health and well-being of children and youth in foster care.
Healthy Teen Network
1501 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 685-0410
Fax: (410) 685-0481
Healthy Teen Network's mission is to provide leadership, education, training, information, advocacy, resources and support to professional individuals and organizations in the field of adolescent health, with an emphasis on teen pregnancy, pregnancy prevention and teen parenting.
Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045
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.
KidsPeace Corporate Headquarters
4085 Independence Drive
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2574
Toll-Free: (800) 257-3223
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities.
KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Parklawn Building Room 18-05
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: (301) 443-2170
Fax: (301) 443-1797
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau strives to provide national leadership and to work in partnership with States, communities, private agencies, and families to strengthen the maternal and child health (MCH) infrastructure, assure the availability and use of medical homes, and build knowledge and human resources to assure continued improvement in the health, safety, and well-being of the MCH population. The MCH population includes all America's women, infants, children, adolescents and their families, fathers, and children with special health care needs.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
MedlinePlus, as a service of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), helps direct users to information to help answer health and mental health/behavioral questions. In addition to providing links to preformulated MEDLINE searches, MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
Mental Health America
2000 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22311
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Toll-Free: (800) 969-6642
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Mental Health America is the country's oldest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With affiliates nationwide, Mental Health America works to improve the mental health of all Americans, through advocacy, education, research and service.
To search for information by audience, by type of illness or disorder, and treatment option(s) see http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info.
US Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government (US Department of Health and Human Services) mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide by defining mental health and well-being and by providing information on how to get help, including locating resources and services in your community by searching your State zip code. This site also includes special sections on Help for Youth and Veterans.
National Adolescent Health Information Center
LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503
San Francisco, California 94143-0503
Phone: (415) 502-4856
Fax: (415) 502-4858
The overall goal of the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) is to improve the health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for adolescent health information and research, and to assure the integration, synthesis, coordination and dissemination of adolescent health-related information.
The NAHIC was established with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is based within the University of California, San Francisco’s Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Institute for Health Policy Studies.
National Alliance on Mental Health
3803 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Phone: (703) 524-7600
Toll-Free: (800) 950-6264
Fax: (703) 524-9094
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates, and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
66 Canal Center Plaza
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 739-9333
Fax: (703) 548-9517
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a membership organization that represents State commissioners/directors and their agencies. The NASMHPD also includes five divisions comprised of directors of special populations/services, such as Children, Youth & Families, as well as a Medical Directors’ Council. The purpose of these entities is to provide technical assistance and expert consultation to the Commissioners/Directors on issues specific to those populations
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
2115 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, District of Columbia 20007-2292
Phone: (202) 784-9770
Fax: (202) 784-9777
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the nation's children and families. A multidisciplinary faculty and staff collaborates with Federal agencies, corporate, philanthropic and other professional organizations, and academic institutions to develop national health initiatives, develop and disseminate materials, and provide a virtual library.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Policy Research Associates
345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, New York 12054
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and assists the field in developing improved policies and programs based on research and practice.
Major support for the Center comes from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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 on Shaken Baby Syndrome
1433 North Highway 1075 West
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801) 447-9360
Fax: (801) 447-9364
General Scope: 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 contains three training modules: the Period of PURPLE Crying® program overview, Basic Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/AHT) education, and Intermediate Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS/AHT) education.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCCTS -- University of California, Los Angeles
11150 W. Olympic Boulevard, Suite 770
Los Angeles, California 90064
Phone: (310) 235-2633
Phone: (919) 667-9578
Phone: (919) 682-1552
Fax: (310) 235-2612
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a coalition of treatment centers from all over the country. The purpose of the NCTSN is to improve the quality, effectiveness, provision, and availability of therapeutic services delivered to all children and adolescents experiencing traumatic events. The Network will develop and disseminate evidence-based treatments, collect data for systematic study, and help to educate professionals and the public about the effects of trauma on children.
The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through a Congressional initiative, the Donald J. Cohen National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative. The NCTSN is jointly coordinated by UCLA and Duke University.
National Council for Behavioral Health
1701 K Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Phone: (202) 684-7457
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), together with its expansive member organizations, serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens — adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. The National Council is committed to ensuring all Americans have access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and full participation in community life.
National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center
MUSC's Bank Building, Suite 302
165 Cannon Street, Box 250852
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Phone: (843) 792-8209
Phone: (843) 792-2945
Fax: (843) 792-3388
The Medical University of South Carolina's National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) is dedicated to improving the quality of mental health services provided both locally and nationally to adult and child victims, and their families, of crime, abuse, and trauma.
The NCVC offers a variety of specialized, evidence-based assessment, intervention, and treatment services to victims of violent crime and their families, as well as victims of other forms of trauma, such as natural disasters. In addition, the NCVC conducts research focused on investigating the impact of criminal victimization and trauma on adults, children, and their families.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
31 Center Drive
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2425
Toll-Free: (800) 370-2943
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. The NICHD works to ensure that every child is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from the reproductive process, and that all children have a chance to fulfill their potential for a healthy and productive life, free of disease or disability. NICHD is a program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Fax: (301) 443-4279
The National Institute of Mental Health works to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. NIMH seeks to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually prevention of mental illness.
National Institutes of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Phone: (301) 496-4000
The National Institutes of Health is the nation's steward of medical and behavioral research. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability. Through its more than two dozen institutes and centers, NIH conducts research, supports the research of other scientists and researchers at universities, medical schools, hospitals, and institutions in the United States and abroad, helps train researchers, and fosters communication of medical information. NIH is an agency of the Public Health Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
1200 Eton Court, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Phone: (202) 785-4585
Toll-Free: (800) 663-0327
Fax: (202) 466-6456
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improving the quality of life for those affected by fetal alcohol syndrome/fetal alcohol effect. NOFAS is committed to raising public awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome and to developing and implementing innovative ideas in prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy in communities nationwide. NOFAS also operates a national clearinghouse for regional, State, and local fetal alcohol syndrome organizations.
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
30 Bergen Street -- ADMC #4
ADMC No. 4
Newark, New Jersey 07103
Phone: (973) 972-0410
Toll-Free: (800) 362-0071
Fax: (973) 972-0399
The National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center (NPHRC) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization serving professionals who care for children, adolescents, and families with HIV infection and AIDS. Founded in 1990, the Center offers education, consultation, technical assistance, and training for health and social service professionals.
The National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center is supported, in part, by the HIV/AIDS Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
3300 Whitehaven St, NW, Suite 3300 Box 571485
Washington, District of Columbia 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5000
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (TA Center) is an integral part of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The TA Center works in partnership with families and other leaders nationwide to reform services for children and adolescents who have, or are at risk for, mental health problems and their families.
In addition, the TA Center assists States and communities in building systems of care and providing technical assistance through research, training programs, peer-to-peer consultation, and publications.
The TA Center is funded and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Mental Health Services, the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, and the Special Programs Development Branch. Other funding sources include the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Office of Minority Health
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, District of Columbia 20013-7337
Toll-Free: (800) 444-6472
The Office of Minority (OMH) Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
OMH programs address disease prevention, health promotion, risk reduction, healthier lifestyle choices, use of health care services, and barriers to health care.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Phone: (202) 619-0257
Toll-Free: (877) 696-6775
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation advises the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development in health, disability, human services, and science, and provides advice and analysis on economic policy. ASPE leads special initiatives; coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities; and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations. ASPE conducts research and evaluation studies, develops policy analyses, and estimates the cost and benefits of policy alternatives under consideration by the Department or Congress.
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437
Phone: (952) 838-9000
Toll-Free: (888) 248-0822
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2237
Fax: (952) 838-0199
TTY: (952) 838-0190
PACER Center, Inc. provides information, training, and assistance to parents of children and young adults with all disabilities; physical, learning, cognitive, emotional, and health. Its mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
Pew Charitable Trusts
901 E Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004-2008
Phone: (215) 575-9050
Phone: (202) 552-2000
Fax: (215) 575-4939
Fax: (202) 552-2299
The Pew Charitable Trusts' goal is to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life through partnering with a diverse range of donors, public and private organizations, and concerned citizens who share the commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven investments to improve society.
One of the areas of work for the Pew involves Children and Youth. The Pew supports initiatives, grounded in research and evidence, that aim to help children and youth become active, contributing members of society.
At the national level, Pew addresses issues that impact the lives of children, including foster care reform, home visiting, health and dental needs, and educational programs.
SAMHSA Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center for Excellence
2101 Gaither Road, Suite 600
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Toll-Free: (866) 786-7327
The mission of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence is to facilitate the development and improvement of FASD prevention, treatment, and care systems in the United States by providing national leadership and facilitating collaboration in the field.
The FASD Center is a Federal initiative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Toll-Free: (877) 726-4727
TDD: (800) 487-4889
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established to help the nation's health care system improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA works in partnership with States, communities, and private organizations to address the needs of people with substance abuse problems or mental illnesses and to assess community risk factors that contribute to these afflictions.
SAMHSA is a program within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 544
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01302-0544
Phone: (413) 774-2340
Fax: (413) 772-2090
General Scope: The Child Trauma Institute provides training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and adults.
Training Specific: The Institute offers training programs in child/adolescent trauma assessment, management, and treatment, for mental health professionals and others. For more information, see http://www.childtrauma.com/training.
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20201
Toll-Free: (877) 696-6775
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia 20447
Phone: (202) 619-0257
Toll-Free: (877) 696-6675
HHS is the Government agency responsible for protecting the health of Americans. While the website (http://www.hhs.gov) covers a much broader range of health issues, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is devoted to families and children and specific populations such as minorities, fathers, and the disabled.
University of South Florida
Phone: (813) 974-4606
Phone: (813) 974-2063
Toll-Free: (800) 852-5362
Online Learning in Children's Mental Health is a program of the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS). This program has been developed to benefit an array of behavioral health professionals including those in leadership positions, clinical staff, case managers and supervisors, direct health care staff, as well as families and advocates.
Online Learning provides access to current knowledge and practical skills needed to work in systems serving the mental health needs of children, youth, and their families. Courses are taught by national experts in children's mental health and related fields. Learning opportunities are grounded in principles of family-driven, youth-guided, culturally and linguistically competent care.
The development of this program has been supported through CFS, the Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health, and the Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch of the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
ZERO TO THREE
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Phone: (202) 638-1144
Toll-Free: (800) 899-4301
Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. Zero to Three is dedicated to advancing current knowledge, promoting beneficial policies and practices, communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences, and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development.