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These results are current as of: March 9, 2014
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.
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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/
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 APHSA website at http://www.aphsa.org/Leadership/Leadership.asp 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 about the NSDTA, visit its website at http://nsdta.aphsa.org/.
- National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators - http://www.napcwa.org/Home/home_news.asp
- Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) - http://icpc.aphsa.org/Home/home_news.asp
- Child Welfare - http://www.childtrends.org/our-research/child-welfare/
- Indicators of Child Well-Being - http://www.childtrends.org/our-research/child-well-being/
- Youth Development - http://www.childtrends.org/our-research/youth-development/
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
- Faith-Based Action Programs - http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/faith-based-action/
- Youth Development and Leadership Training - http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/youth-development-leadership/
- Kinship Care Resource Kit - http://www.childrensdefense.org/child-research-data-publications/data/kinship-care-resource-kit.html
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.
- Kempe's Child Protection Team - http://www.kempe.org/cpt
- Kempe Perpetration Prevention Program - http://www.kempe.org/ppp
- Fostering Healthy Futures - http://www.kempe.org/fhf
- Child Trauma Program - http://www.kempe.org/traumaprogram
- Improving Mental Health of Families - http://www.kempe.org/preschool
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/.
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
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