Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
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.
118 N. Medina
San Antonio, Texas 78207
Phone: (210) 270-4630
Fax: (210) 270-4612
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. To find local contact information, please see the drop-down box, "Our Chapters," on the homepage of the Website.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
1706 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203
Phone: (614) 827-1321
Toll-Free: (877) 402-7722
Fax: ( 614) 251-6005
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment.
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.
APSAC's Advanced Training Institutes offer in-depth training on selected topics. taught by nationally recognized leaders in the field of child maltreatment. For more information on the Institutes, see http://www.apsac.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=54086&orgId=apsac
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, based in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The mission of the APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to promote human rights, health, wellbeing and dignity. APA’s work benefits 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. VPO major functions are: (a) Coordination of the development, implementation, and evaluation of two major programs: the ACT/Raising Safe Kids Program (parenting skills training and child maltreatment prevention program) and The Effective Providers for Child Victims of Violence Program ( training for mental health and other professionals on trauma, assessment tools and treatment models for children victimized by violence); (b) Development of training and educational materials, technical assistance and training to professionals and organizations participating in both programs; (c) Dissemination of research-based knowledge, information, and materials to professionals and the general public on violence, prevention and related topics through Web (www.actagainstviolence.apa.org), Facebook page www.Facebook.com/ACTRaisingSafeKids and other social media outlets; (d) Collaboration with other national associations, national collaboratives, and federal agencies to promote the contributions of psychology and psychologists to the understanding and prevention of violence.
Bikers Against Child Abuse International
P.O. Box 852
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54602
Toll-Free: (866) 712-2873
Center for Effective Discipline
155 West Main Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 221-8829
Fax: (614) 221-2110
The Center for Effective Discipline provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use. CED is the headquarters for and the coordinator of both the National Coalition to Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools (NCACPS) and End Physical Punishment of Children (EPOCH-USA).
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.
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.
Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc.
800 Eastowne Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
Phone: (919) 490-5577
Fax: (919) 490-4905
The mission of the Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc. (CHTOP) is to develop and deliver programs and strategies that will enhance the lives of children, youth and families. Of principal concern are families in poverty, families caring for the elderly, children with disabilities or chronic illness, and children at risk of abuse and neglect.
Child Abuse Prevention Network
The Child Abuse Prevention Network, originally launched as an outreach effort of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, is sponsored by LifeNET, Inc. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are key areas of concern.
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.
P.O. Box 970715
Coconut Creek, Florida 33097
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: (802) 985-8458
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
1401 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Phone: (404) 872-5152
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.
St. Vincent's Center/Catholic Charities
2600 Pot Spring Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Phone: (410) 252-4000
The Child Safe program is a national outreach and educational program aimed at preventing and reducing the negative impact of abuse on children, with a special emphasis on sexual abuse.Training Specific:
The Child Safe program offers workshops, educational materials, and online training programs for primary caregivers, professionals, volunteers and children around the topics of sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and intervention. For more information, please see http://www.childsafeeducation.com/trainingcenter.html.
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
1726 M St. NW, Suite 500
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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.
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
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
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.
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 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) 438-6765
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
7 Radcliffe Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Phone: (843) 965-5444
Toll-Free: (866) FOR-LIGH T8663675444
Fax: (843) 965-5449
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 parents’ 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.
Every Child Matters Education Fund
1023 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 223-8177
Fax: (202) 223-8499
By employing systematic public education campaigns, the Every Child Matters Education Fund provides opportunities for focusing public attention on children’s issues including the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
The Every Child Matters Education Fund works with children's organizations and volunteers to conduct campaigns of public opinion polling, press outreach, and community and voter outreach. Links to individual State activities are provided.
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.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
1212 New York Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Phone: (202) 776-0027
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.
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.
2 Massasoit Street
San Francisco, California 94110
Phone: (415) 285-6658
Fax: (415) 861-6659
The mission of Generation Five is to end the sexual abuse of children within five generations. Through suvivor leadership, community organizing, and public action, Generation Five works to interrupt and mend the impact of child sexual abuse on individuals, families, and communities.
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
175 West Mark Street
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: (614) 834-7946
The Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) works to end child abuse, neglect and other forms of child maltreatment in three generations through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy and the pursuit of justice. 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. NCPTC also focuses on prevention, advocacy, and education through the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center, the Center for Effective Discipline, and the National Association to Prevent the Sexual Abuse of Children. test
Healthy Families America
200 South Michigan Avenue
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
34760 Center Ridge Rd #39006
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039
Toll-Free: (800) 497-5996
Infant Massage USA® 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
900 Hollydell Court
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: (856) 582-8282
Toll-Free: (800) 258-3189
Fax: (856) 582-3588
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. For more information, please see .http://www.internationalcap.org/programs_approach.html
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045-7106
Phone: (303) 864-5220
Fax: (303) 864-5222
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
2314 University Avenue W
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
Phone: (651) 714-4673
Toll-Free: (800) 325-HOPE
Fax: (651) 714-9098
With a vision that every child grows up in a healthy, safe world free from exploitation and/or abduction, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) focuses it committment to educating families and communities to prevent the exploitation of children.
The JAWRC is a program of the National Child Protection Training Center http://www.ncptc.org/
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.
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International (Kidpower)
PO Box 1212
Santa Cruz, California 95061
Toll-Free: (800) 467-6997
Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International™ (Kidpower™) 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 Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds
5712 30th Avenue NE
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: (206) 526-1221
Fax: (206) 526-0220
The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (ACT) 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.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince 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 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 Protection Training Center
Winona State University Campus
Maxwell Hall, 2nd Floor
Winona, Minnesota 55987
Phone: (507) 457-2890
Fax: (507) 457-2899
The National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) strives to reduce and seek an end to child abuse, neglect and all other forms of child maltreatment through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy.
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.
National Children's Advocacy Center
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
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. 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.
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 visiting’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 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/.
National Parent Helpline
Parents Anonymous® Inc.
675 West Foothill Blvd., Suite 220
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.
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 Anonymous® Inc.
675 West Foothill Boulevard
Claremont, California 91711-3475
Phone: (909) 621-6184
Fax: (909) 625-6304
Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a family strengthening organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Parents Anonymous® Inc. 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 for Megan's Law and the Crime Victims Center
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, 10th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23284
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
500 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.