National Child Abuse Prevention Partner Organizations
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
National organizations selected by the Children's Bureau to serve as partners in the national child abuse prevention initiative. Also, the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Child Abuse and Neglect (FEDIAWG) consists of Federal member agencies with the mission to address the problem of child abuse. More information may be found on the Children’s Bureau website: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/fediawg.
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
1825 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
Rooted in the historic cause of advancing equity for all people, the Alliance is a national strategic action network driven by members aligned through shared ownership and a common vision to achieve a healthy and equitable society. Members provide and lead an array of programs such as counseling, education and enrichment, child abuse prevention, adoption, foster care, workforce development, neighborhood revitalization, and civic engagement and advocacy.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 547-6600
Fax: (410) 547-6624
The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
4016 Oxford Street
Annandale, Virginia 22003
Phone: (703) 256-2084
The mission of the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center is to assist and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs; to help families locate respite and crisis care services in their communities; and to serve as a strong voice for respite in all forums.
Be Strong Families
1555 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Toll-Free: (800) 805-2505, x5
Be Strong Families partners to develop transformative conversations that nurture the spirit of family, promote well-being, and prevent violence. It is internationally known as an innovator in using structured, small group conversations called cafés to facilitate transformation and healing within families.
Capacity Building Center for States
9300 Lee HIghway
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Toll-Free: (844) 222-0272
The Center for States supports public child welfare agencies in effectively initiating and sustaining change and innovation to achieve improved system, organizational, and program performance. As a result, the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families will be significantly enhanced. The goals for the Center for States include to build capacity for increased effectiveness of public child welfare agencies through strong national expertise in child welfare and change management to help build and/or sustain the ability of agencies to perform well; to work in partnership with the Centers for Tribes and Courts to support States and other jurisdictions across the country; to create new and lasting partnerships with States, jurisdictions, Tribes, courts, and the Children's Bureau's Regional Office staff that reflect a shared focus on meeting the unique and individual needs of States and jurisdictions; to use a collaborative and systematic approach to build State and territory capacities across the five domains of resources; infrastructure; knowledge and skills; culture and climate; engagement and partnership.
Center for the Study of Social Policy
1575 Eye Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 371-1565
Fax: (202) 371-1472
The mission of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is to develop and promote public policies and practices that support and strengthen families and help communities produce equal opportunities and better futures for children.
The Center coordinates the national Strengthening Families initiative which is being implemented in over half of all States. Strengthening Families engages early childhood programs and other unusual partners in preventing child abuse and neglect by building five, research-based, Protective Factors that are shown to be correlated with reduced incidence of child abuse and neglect. The Strengthening Families National Network provides tools, peer support, technical assistance, and other resources for States implementing Strengthening Families. For more information about this initiative, please see CSSP's Strengthening Families Curriculum
Chapin Hall Center for Children
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 256-5100
Fax: (773) 753-5940
Chapin Hall is a research and development center focusing on policies, practices, and programs affecting children and the families and communities in which they live. The Center devotes special attention to children facing significant problems such as abuse or neglect, poverty, and mental or physical illnesses, and to the service systems designed to address these problems.
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.
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: (540) 847-8483
Phone: (804) 308-0841
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 childrenâ€™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.
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 parentsâ€™ access to information and services that help prevent child maltreatment before it occurs.
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)
800 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: (919) 493-1584
FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) is a program authorized by Title II of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act that provides Federal funds to a lead agency in each State designated by the Governor to provide leadership for and support to child abuse prevention programs and activities in the State. FRIENDS assists CBCAP State Lead Agencies meet the requirements of their funding through the development of written resources and the provision of training and technical assistance.
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.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
1313 L St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 232-8777
Toll-Free: (800) 424-2460
Fax: (202) 328-1846
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age 8.
NAEYC convenes thought leaders, teachers and other practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders and sets standards of excellence for programs and teachers in early childhood education. NAEYC members include teachers, paraeducators, center directors, trainers, college educators, families of young children, and the public at large. Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)
5 Hanover Square
New York, New York 10004
Phone: (917) 746-8300
Fax: (212) 785-1713
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, we are the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents, and to advancing the PNP's role in providing that care. NAPNAP has a Child Maltreatment & Neglect Special Interest Group (CMN SIG) which is for members whose practice focuses on subspecialty practice in the field of child physical abuse, child sexual abuse and child neglect evaluation. The aim of this SIG is better communication and cooperation among involved practitioners. NAPNAP also recently published NAPNAP's Practical Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Screening, Early Intervention, and Health Promotion, 2nd Edition. In it, is a section on Child Maltreatment which has information on Child Abuse and Neglect for School-Age Children.
National Center for Children in Poverty
475 Riverside Drive
New York, New York 10115
Phone: (646) 284-9600
Fax: (646) 284-9623
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low income families and children. Using research to inform policy and practice, NCCP seeks to advance family-oriented solutions and the strategic use of public resources at the State and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation.
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
1433 N 1075 W
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 Childcare Providers Intro to SBS/AHT.
National Child Abuse & Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) @Impaq International
4350 East West Highway
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
The National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) is a service of the Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse & Neglect. Its focus is the â€œfront endâ€ of the child welfare system, creating resources and supporting peer learning activitiesâ€”including the National Conferences on Child Abuse & Neglectâ€”for those engaged in primary and secondary prevention, child protective services and investigation, and multidisciplinary and interagency collaborations to promote the safety and well-being of children, youth, and families.
National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation
P.O. Box 17770
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Phone: (678) 904-2880
The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Exploitation (NSVRC) is a coalition that coordinates and collaborates among a wide variety of organizations and individuals committed to prevention. NSVRC’s mission is to create a unified effort to promote the healthy development of children and youth and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.
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 Family Preservation Network
1070-1 Tunnel Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28805
Toll-Free: (888) 498-9047
Fax: (208) 543-6080
General Scope: The mission of the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) is to serve as a primary national voice for the preservation of families through Intensive Family Preservation and Reunification Services (IFPS & IFRS).
National Family Support Network
770 P Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (415) 730-5310
Founded in 2011, the National Family Support Network (NFSN) is a membership-based organization comprised of statewide networks of two or more Family Support and Strengthening programs, such as Family Resource Centers, working together within a collective impact framework to ensure coordinated quality support for families. The mission of the NFSN is to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state Networks and championing quality Family Support and Strengthening practices and policies.
National Fatherhood Initiative
12410 Milestone Center Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20876
Phone: (301) 948-0599
Fax: (301) 948-6776
The National Fatherhood Initiative works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.
National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
175 West Mark Street
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: (614) 834-7946
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/
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National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
The National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families promotes the value of healthy marriage and relationship education (MRE) skills and encourages their integration into safety-net service systems as a holistic approach to strengthening families.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)
2394 Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Phone: (703) 225-2320
Toll-Free: (877) 432-3411
Fax: (703) 934-3740
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) supports the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance's (OFA) efforts to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage.
Primarily a tool for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support OFA-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees. The NRFC website also provides essential information for other audiences interested in fatherhood issues.
National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC)
14 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 413-1283
SafeCare is an evidence-based, behavioral parent-training model. SafeCare aims to prevent child neglect and abuse among parents of children 0-5 by targeting three skills that are proximal antecedents to maltreatment: positive parenting, home safety and supervision, and child health care. SafeCare is delivered in-home and includes approximately 18 sessions, with 3 modules that address the target skills (Parent-Child Interaction, Home Safety, and Child Health). The program uses behavioral strategies and teaching methods (e.g., observational learning, reinforcement, behavioral assessments, skill practice to mastery criteria) to ensure parent skill development. The National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC) at Georgia State University provides training and support for systems and agencies around the world to adopt SafeCare and deliver it to families. NSTRC was established in 2007 with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation at Georgia State University. There are currently over 100 accredited SafeCare agencies in the United States and international settings.
1900 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (303) 327-4240
Toll-Free: (866) 864-5226
Fax: (303) 327-4260
The Nurse-Family Partnership represents an approach to the long-established service strategy of the home visiting model that improves the health and social functioning of low income, first-time mothers, their babies, and families.
The NFP is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the National Center for Children, Families and Communities(NCCFC) in the School of Nursing.
Parents Anonymous Inc.
250 W First Street
Claremont, California 91711-3475
Phone: (909) 621-6184
Toll-Free: (855) 427-2736
Fax: (909) 621-0614
Parents Anonymous is a family strengthening organization 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 Parents Anonymous 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.
Parents As Teachers
2228 Ball Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Phone: (314) 213-8500
Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten.
Parents as Teachers develops curricula that support a parent's role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children. Providers are offered practical, hands-on applications for parents in real-world situations.
Saint Francis Ministries
509 E. Elm Street
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: (785) 825-0541
Phone: (202) 431-3532
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.
3001 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Phone: (612) 376-8955
Toll-Free: (800) 888-7828
Search Institute conducts research to identify what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults. The Institute also provides resources to apply this knowledge and to motivate and equip others in ensuring young people are valued and that they thrive.
The Full Frame Initiative
308 Main Street
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
Phone: (413) 773-3400
Fax: (413) 773-3322
The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national nonprofit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and violence through systems change. FFI has discovered the common DNA among the organizations that effectively serve people with multiple challenges â€” lasting change occurs when people are supported in the full frame of their lives. Many more organizations would choose to operate with a Full Frame Approach, but they are stymied by rules, regulations and other barriers present throughout the social service system. In partnership with practical visionaries in government, nonprofits, philanthropy and communities, FFI removes systemic barriers to full frame practice, allowing more people and communities to thrive.
The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children
175 West Mark Street
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor
Winona State University
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: (614) 834-7946
The U.S. Alliance to End the Hitting of Children works to bring together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes. The U.S. Alliance envisions a country where children are loved, valued, respected -- and never hit.
3 UN Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Phone: (212) 686-5522
UNICEF (UN Childrenâ€™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. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young. UNICEF promotes the strengthening of all components of child protection systems - human resources, finances, laws, standards, governance, monitoring and services.
ZERO TO THREE
1255 23rd Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
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.