Organizations Providing Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Organizations that provide information for the general public on child abuse and neglect. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at OrganizationUpdates@childwelfare.gov. Inclusion is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
American Academy of Pediatrics
345 Park Boulevard
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Phone: (800) 433-9016
Phone: (202) 247-8600
Fax: (202) 393-6137,(847) 434-8000
General Scope: 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 Council on Child Abuse and Neglect is dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of infants, children and adolescents through the prevention, identification, management and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
American Public Human Services Association
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Phone: (202) 682-0100
Fax: (202) 289-6555
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is an organization of individuals and agencies concerned with human services. APHSA's mission is to promote, develop, and implement public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of families and children.
As a major affiliate of APHSA, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA) represents administrators of State and local public child welfare agencies working to meet the goals outlined in APHSA's mission statement.Training Specific:
The website of APHSA
provides training information on Leadership and Practice Development of Human Services Professionals. The Leadership and Practice Development Department (LPD) works to support and enhance the capacity of state and local human service agencies to improve outcomes by implementing new policies and effect major program reforms.
The National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA), an affiliate of APHSA's, provides a national forum for the discussion of staff development and training issues at the Federal, State, and local levels. To learn more, please visit NSDTA
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.
7315 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (240) 223-9200
Fax: (240) 200-1238
Child Trends is a research organization dedicated to studying children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analyses. Among the major areas of research and evaluation are the effects of welfare and poverty on children; issues related to parenting, family structure and fatherhood; and major indicators of children's health and well-being.
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
727 15th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
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.
6730 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253
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's Defense Fund
25 E Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Phone: (800) 233-1200
Phone: (202) 628-8787
The Children's Defense Fund focuses on key issues affecting the well-being of children by helping develop, implement, and monitor State and Federal policies. CDF gathers and disseminates data on children, promotes public education, provides technical assistance to State and local child advocates, and pursues an annual Federal legislative agenda.
Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045
General Scope: 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.
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/.
Prevent Child Abuse America
228 S. Wabash
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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.