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Advocacy and Public Policy Organizations: Child Abuse and Neglect/Child Welfare
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These results are current as of: April 23, 2014
Organizations that provide information about child abuse and neglect and child welfare advocacy and public policy. 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.
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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.
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.
- Section on Child Maltreatment - http://www.apa.org/divisions/div37/child_maltreatment/homepage.html
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
BRYCS is a project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS), and it is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Training Specific: The DUCS Training Initiative is a a collaboration between ORR/DUCS, the Children’s Bureau, the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services, and Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) with the overall goal of helping to ensure a safe and caring environment for children and youth while they are in Federal custody. For information on this training model, curricula, technical assistance, and more, please see http://www.brycs.org/ducstrainingmaterials.cfm.
- Clearinghouse - http://www.brycs.org/clearinghouse/index.cfm
- Child Welfare - http://www.brycs.org/child_welfare.cfm
- Youth Development - http://www.brycs.org/youth_development.cfm
The goals of the CCFP are to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and families and to shape local, State, and national policies by working with public and private agencies to conduct research, demonstrate new models of service, develop training curricula and provide T/TA, conduct program evaluations, and develop policy recommendations.
- Child Welfare - http://www.clasp.org/issues?type=child_welfare
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
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- 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
- Child Welfare - http://www.chcfinc.org/policy/ChildWelfare.htm
The "Future of Children" is a publication of this Program. The primary purpose of this journal is to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers and service providers with objective information based on the best available research.
- Future of Children - http://www.futureofchildren.org/
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.
- National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths - http://www.everychildmatters.org/home/coalition
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.
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The Institute operates through four Centers, including the Center for Child and Family Programs (CCFP). The CCFP has replaced the National Foster Care Resource Center at the Institute. While the CCFP maintains a strong commitment to child welfare and foster care, it has broadened its focus to reflect diverse community needs as well as children and youth in crisis.
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.
- Become a Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist - http://www.naccchildlaw.org/?page=Certification
- Bright Futures - http://www.bright-futures.org/
- SUID/SIDS - http://www.sidscenter.org/
- Family Resources - http://www.mchlibrary.info/families/index.html
Major support for the Center comes from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
- MacArthur Initiative on Mental Health & Juvenile Justice - http://www.ncmhjj.com/projects/macarthur.asp
- OJJDP Mental Health & Juvenile Justice - http://www.ncmhjj.com/projects/ojjdp.asp
The Coalition publishes the Washington Memorandum, a subscription newsletter, which provides updates on Federal governmental activities related to child abuse and neglect and child welfare. For subscription information, please contact email@example.com.
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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/ncac-training/ntc.html.
- Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center - http://www.nationalcac.org/southern-regional-child-advocacy-center/about-srcac.html
- Family Advocates Program - http://www.nationalcac.org/professionals/model/fam_adv_model.html
- Strategies to Prevent Domestic Violence (STOP) - http://www.ncjw.org/html/Programs/Stop/
- Office of Health Policy - http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/index.shtml
- Office of Planning and Policy Support - http://aspe.hhs.gov/progsys/index.shtml
- Office of Disability, Aging, and Longterm Care Pol - http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/home.shtml
- Office of Human Services Policy - http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/index.shtml
- Office of Science Policy Analysis - http://ospp.od.nih.gov/policy/
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
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.
- The Safer Society Press - http://www.safersociety.org/safer-society-press/
- Resources for Survivors and Loved Ones - http://www.sidran.org/sub.cfm?contentID=33§ionid=4
- Resources for Students - http://www.sidran.org/sub.cfm?contentID=35§ionid=4
- Children and Adolescent Trauma - http://www.sidran.org/sub.cfm?contentID=163§ionid=4
- Policy Centers - http://urban.org/Template.cfm?NavMenuID=25
- Child Welfare Research Program - http://www.urban.org/toolkit/issues/childwelfare.cfm
- Immigrants - http://www.urban.org/immigrants/index.cfm
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