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Prevention Initiative Partners
Below is a list of organizations and programs that are involved in promoting the well-being of children and families and preventing child abuse. Many provide information and services to support prevention activities. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP is committed to the attainment of 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) provides an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention.
American Humane Association (AHA)
AHA's mission is preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals. AHA information assists professionals and citizens in making informed decisions about how to help children and families in crisis. The association also develops resources and programs which help child welfare systems deliver quality services, and communities and citizens prevent child abuse.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC seeks to improve the quality of practice provided by professionals who work in child abuse and neglect through providing professional education and promoting research and practice guidelines in child maltreatment.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago
Chapin Hall is a policy research center dedicated to bringing rigorous research and innovative ideas to policymakers, service providers, and funders working to improve the well-being of children. Our work provides a source of knowledge about the needs of children and the service systems designed to meet those needs.
In addition to a 24-hour National Child Abuse Hotline (1.800.4.A.CHILD), Childhelp® directly serves abused children through residential treatment facilities, child advocacy centers, group homes, foster care, preschool programs, child abuse prevention programs, and community outreach.
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
The CWLA is an association of almost 1,200 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.
Circle of ParentsTM
Circle of Parents, a national network of parents and statewide and regional organizations, works to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and promote parent leadership through mutual self-help parent support groups and children's programs.
Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education, LLC (CMFCE)
The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse to help people find the information they need to strengthen marriages and families—their own or those in their community.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program works to improve parent-child interactions and to increase parents' access to information and services that help prevent child maltreatment before it occurs.
Family Support America (FSA)
FSA is the national resource organization for the theory, policy, and practice of family support. FSA advocates on behalf of families and provides technical assistance, training and education, conferences, and publications.
First Things First (FTF)
FTF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening families in Hamilton County, TN, through education, collaboration, and mobilization. FTF is a community resource that collaborates with and is supported by a broad cross-section of community organizations, groups, and individuals.
Freddie Mac Foundation
The Freddie Mac Foundation opens doors to hope and opportunity for children, youth, and their families by helping them reach their full potential today so that they become participants in strong, vibrant communities tomorrow.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
The Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program (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 child abuse prevention programs and activities in the State.
Healthy Families America
Healthy Families America is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start.
National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds
The mission of the Alliance is to build and maintain a system of services, laws, practices, and attitudes that prevent child abuse and neglect. This is achieved by assisting Children's Trust and Prevention Funds at a State and national level.
517.432.5096 or 206.526.1221
National Association of Children's Hospitals & Related Institutions (NACHRI)
NACHRI promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children's hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS)
The NCSBS prevents shaken baby syndrome through the development and implementation of education, programs, public policy, and research; to establish networks, support and train families, caregivers, and professionals.
888.273.0071 or 801.627.3399
National Children's Alliance (NCA)
NCA (formerly the National Network of Children's Advocacy Centers) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve Children's Advocacy Centers.
800.239.9950 or 202.452.6001
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Information Gateway collects, organizes, and disseminates information on all aspects of child maltreatment.
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
NCFR provides a forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards, and works to promote family well-being.
National Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Services
The NEC Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities through its national project, the prevention of child abuse. The NEC Foundation coordinates a nationwide network of nearly 100 Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers that utilize the parent aide program and provide support to families at risk for abuse.
800.924.2643 or 419.535.3232
(NCSBS) National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
NHMRC is a national resource and clearinghouse for information and research relating to healthy marriages.
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
NICWA is a membership organization of tribes, individuals, and private organizations that work to promote Indian child welfare and address child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.
National Respite Coalition
The mission of the National Respite Coalition is to secure quality, accessible, planned and crisis respite services for all families and caregivers in need of such services in order to strengthen and stabilize families, and enhance child and adult safety.
The Nurse-Family Partnership National Office supports communities in implementing a cost-effective, evidence-based nurse home visitation program to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and self sufficiency for eligible, first-time parents— benefiting multiple generations.
Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
The OMI has been the catalyst for program development related to marriage and family practices within organizations across Oklahoma. OMI's Service Delivery System provides marriage and relationship education through skills-based workshops to couples and individuals.
Parents Anonymous® Inc.
Parents Anonymous® is a community of parents, organizations, and volunteers committed to strengthening families and building strong communities, achieving meaningful parent leadership and shared leadership, and leading the field of child abuse and neglect.
Parents as Teachers National Center
Parents as Teachers helps all parents realize the important role they play in their child's development. The National Center is the backbone of the largest parent education program in the nation, supporting more than 3,000 local sites nationwide that provide Parents as Teachers services to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. 866.728.4968
Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America)
PCA America provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels.
ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice, and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the first three years of life.
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