Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Organizations
Organizations that provide information on resources for preventing child abuse and neglect. 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.
APSAC is committed to:
- Preventing and eliminating the recurrence of child maltreatment;
- Promoting research and guidelines to inform professional practice;
- Connecting professionals from the many disciplines to promote the best response to child maltreatment; and
- Educating the public about child abuse and neglect.
Training Specific: APSAC's Advanced Training Institutes offer in-depth training on selected topics taught by nationally recognized leaders in the field of child maltreatment.
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.
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 (San Diego Conference), 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.
Through internet linkages, the Network provides professionals with online tools and support for the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. Current partners in the Network include:
- ICAN-NCFR Child Fatality Review
- Army Family Advocacy Programs
- Family Life Development Center
- Children's House
- Physicians Network
- SBS Partners
- Prevent Child Abuse New York
- Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Training Specific: Training programs for various age groups, from preschool through the teens years, as well as training for adults, is available. For more information, please see .http://www.internationalcap.org/programs_approach.html
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.
The JAWRC is a program of the National Child Protection Training Center http://www.ncptc.org/.
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.
Kidpowerâ„¢ 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.
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.
The Center promotes reformation of current training practices by providing an educational curriculum to current and future front-line child protection professionals around the nation so that they will be prepared to recognize and report the abuse of a child.
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. Training resources include:
- National Conferences (National Symposium on Child Abuse and the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention)
- Training Courses include three new trainings for professionals: Prosecuting Child Abuse 101: An Advocacy Course on Child Sexual Abuse, Victim Advocacy 101: Working with Child Victims and Witnesses, and Investigating Child Abuse 101: A Course for Law Enforcement Officers.
- Online Trainings (For those who cannot travel to one of the national conferences or the NCAC National Training Center, a series of free online training is available. Academy Online is designed to be viewed by either individuals or groups of child abuse professionals.)
- Additional Training Opportunities (The NCAC develops and delivers customized training sessions on a number of topics. These trainings can be delivered on-site at the NCAC Training Center in Huntsville, AL, or in the host community.) Additional information about all of these training resources is available online at http://www.nationalcac.org/training-opportunities.
Training Specific: NICWA had developed a Tribal Child Welfare Worker Certification that will serve as an aid for the continual development of Indian child welfare workers to better serve our tribal children and families. For more information, please see http://www.nicwa.org/certification/.
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/.
PFML/CVC is funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Meganâ€™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.
PCAA's research arm is the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research and Resources http://preventchildabuse.org/resources/.. The Center 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.
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.
Visit the Online Help Center at StopItNow.org for guidance and resources to prevent child sexual abuse.