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National Child Abuse Prevention Partner Organizations
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These results are current as of: April 19, 2014
Includes national organizations selected by the Children's Bureau to serve as partners in the national child abuse prevention initiative. Their collaborative efforts and input, focused on preventing child abuse and strengthening families, were instrumental in creating the prevention 2012 Resource Guide.
Inclusion is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau. For a broader, more inclusive list of general child abuse and neglect prevention resources, please see the list Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.
The National Respite Coalition (NRC) is the policy arm of the ARCH National Respite Network and it also works with State respite coalitions to build State Lifespan Respite Systems. The Network is a membership organization of respite providers, family members, crisis nurseries, State and local agencies and organizations interested in and supporting respite and crisis servics. The Network maintains the National Respite Locator services at http://www.respitelocator.org and it also provides access to respite start-up manuals, factsheets, evaluation guides and more for both parents and professionals at http://www.archrespite.org.
The Section on Child Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN) is a member-based interest group which provides an educational forum for the discussion of problems with treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention. For more information, visit http://www2.aap.org/sections/childabuseneglect/.
The AAP's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is concerned with issues relating to the physical, sexual, and mental abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and their families. The committee develops appropriate policy recommendations and serves as a liaison with other organizations concerned with the health and well-being of children and their families.
Education Specific: The Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP The Curriculum®) provides pediatric professionals a way to complete their continuing medical education credits and to study for the Pediatric Maintenance of Certification. For additional information, see http://www.aap.org/profed/prep.htm.
The PREP: CAP (Pediatrics Review Education Program: Child Abuse Pediatrics) provides child abuse specialists, general pediatricians, other physicians, and allied health professionals with an intensive review and update of topics in child abuse pediatrics and enables participants to apply child abuse updates and case presentations readily in their own practice settings.
Other training resources include but are not limited to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (ALPS) curriculum. ALPS presents the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. For more information, see http://www.aplsonline.com/.
The Healthy Children website offers tips and training for parents on a variety of issues such as safety and injury prevention, mental health, and child development. For more information, see http://www.healthychildren.org/.
- National Committee on Early Childhood - http://www2.aap.org/visit/cmte15.htm
- Healthy Foster Care America - http://www.aap.org/fostercare/index.html
- Promoting Children's Mental Health - http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/federal-advocacy/Pages/mentalhealth.aspx
AHA offers education and resources to professionals, conducts conferences, roundtables and training, and provides consultation and technical assistance to State and county child welfare and community agencies. In addition, AHA conducts research and evaluation, disseminates knowledge on child welfare, and advocates for social service systems that promote the best interest of children, youth, and families. AHA also offers membership subscriptions.
AHA promotes collaboration across systems, including its recent focus on the juvenile justice system and the restorative justice approach for youth justice. AHA is also known for its work on the human-animal bond which inlcudes programs that strengthen families and their connection to animals. AHA is actively involved in child welfare legislation and public policy at both the State and Federal levels.
- National Child Protection Research Center - http://www.americanhumane.org/researchcenter
- Quality Improvement Center on Non-Residential Fathers & the Child Welfare System - http://www.americanhumane.org/fathers
- Breakthrough Series Collaborative on Safety & Risk Assessments - http://www.americanhumane.org/bsc
- Differential/Alternative Response - http://www.americanhumane.org/differential
- Workload Studies - http://www.americanhumane.org/workload
- Animal-Assisted Therapy - http://www.america nhumane.org/interaction/programs/animal-assisted-therapy/
- Family Group Decision Making - http://www.americanhumane.org/children/programs/family-group-decision-making/
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. For more information on the Institutes, see http://www.apsac.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=54086&orgId=apsac.
- Family-Centerd Community Change - http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/FamilyCenteredChange.aspx
- Casey Journalism Center on Children & Families - http://www.journalismcenter.org/
- Child Welfare/Permanence - http://www.aecf.org/OurWork/ChildWelfarePermanence.aspx
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 http://www.strengtheningfamilies.net.
- Policy for Results - http://www.cssp.org/policy/policy-for-results
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.
- NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology - http://www.nrccwdt.org/
- Kinship Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/kinship/default.htm
- Child Welfare Standards of Excellence - http://www.cwla.org/programs/standards/default.htm
- Family Foster Care - http://www.cwla.org/programs/fostercare/default.htm
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 Coopertive Extension System’s new eXtension (e-extension) Initiative provides a web-based interactive learning environment linking users to resources of the Cooperative Extension System to support a variety of educational outreach efforts including resources to promote healthy families.
- Parenting - http://www.extension.org/parenting
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- Prevention Programs - http://www.d2l.org/site/c.4dICIJOkGcISE/b.6069275/k.31EB/Prevention.htm
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.
- Child Abuse Prevention Program - http://www.ddcf.org/Programs/Child-Abuse-Prevention/
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.
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. For more information on these training modules, please see http://www.dontshake.org/lms/index.php.
- Period of PURPLE Crying Program - http://www.dontshake.org/sbs.php?topNavID=4&subNavID=32
Training Specific: A wide range of training opportunities can be found in the Comprehensive Training Catalogue For Children's Advocacy Centers. The pdf version of the Catalogue is available for download. For more information about training resources, see http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=54.
- Accreditation Information - http://www.nationalchildrensalliance.org/index.php?s=118&cat=98
- Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAP) - http://www.preventchildabuse.com/
- Training Opportunities - http://www.fatherhood.org/Page.aspx?pid=704
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/.
FRIENDS works to build the capacity of States and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen and support families.
The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (FRIENDS) is a service of the Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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.
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.
- National Coalition for Parent Advocacy in Child Protective Services - https://strengthening-families.org/parentadvocacy/index.html
- National Center on Shared Leadership - http://www.sharedleadershipnetwork.org
- National Parent Leadership Month - http://parentsanonymous.org/programs/national-parent-leadership-month/
- National Parent Helpline - http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org/
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.
- Federal Home Visiting Program Model - http://www.parentsasteachers.org/resources/federal-home-visiting-program
- Promising Approach for Federal Tribal Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program - http://www.parentsasteachers.org/resources/tribal-home-visiting-program
- Toolkit to Promote Responsible Fatherhood - http://www.parentsasteachers.org/resources/promoting-responsible-fatherhood
PCAA's research arm is the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research (http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.php/research ). 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.
- Healthy Families America - http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/
- Credentialing (Healthy Families America Programs) - http://www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org/network_resources/credentialing.shtml
Visit the Online Help Center at StopItNow.org for guidance and resources to prevent child sexual abuse.
- Online Help Center - http://www.stopitnow.org/gethelp/start
- Behavior & Development - http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/
- Early Head Start NRC - http://www.ehsnrc.org/
- Maltreatment - http://www.zerotothree.org/maltreatment/
- Military Family Projects - http://www.zerotothree.org/about-us/funded-projects/military-families/
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