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The Role of First Responders in Child Maltreatment Cases: Disaster and Nondisaster Situations
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau. Cage, Richard., Salus, Marsha K.|
|Year Published: 2010|
Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations Concerned With Child Maltreatment and With First Responders
Listed here are several representatives of the many national organizations and groups dealing with various aspects of child maltreatment. First are several representatives of the many national organizations and groups that may act as first responders to child abuse and neglect cases. Visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanual.cfm to view a more comprehensive list of resources and visit http://www.childwelfare.gov/organizations/index.cfm to view an organization database. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect nor the Children's Bureau.
EMS/EMT/Medical Examiners Organizations
Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center
|address:||8737 Colesville Road, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Works with State health departments, medical-based universities, and stakeholder organizations to improve the pediatric emergency care infrastructure throughout the United States and its territories.
An interactive community with information relevant to EMS providers.
National Association of EMTs
|address:||P.O. Box 1400
Clinton, MS 39060-1400
Represents and serves emergency medical services personnel through advocacy, educational programs, and research.
National Association of Medical Examiners
|address:||430 Pryor Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
Fosters the professional growth of physician death investigators and disseminates professional and technical information on the medical investigation of violent, suspicious, and unusual deaths.
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
|address:||Rocco V. Morando Building
6610 Busch Boulevard
P.O. Box 29233
Columbus, OH 43229
National certification agency that establishes uniform standards for training and examination of personnel active in the delivery of emergency ambulance service.
Law Enforcement Organizations
International Association of Chiefs of Police
|address:||515 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(800) THE IACP
Develops and disseminates information on administrative, technical, and operational practices for use in police work as well as fostering police cooperation and the exhange of information among police officers.
International Crime Scene Investigators Association
15774 S. LaGrange Road
Orland Park, IL 60462
Provides information to assist law enforcement personnel who are involved in the processing of crime scenes and provides public forums for crime scene investigators to communicate with one another.
National Association of Police Organizations
|address:||317 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Promotes the interests of America's law enforcement officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action, and education.
National Center for Community Policing
Facilitates organizational change within police agencies and the development of community partnerships to institutionalize community policing.
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
|address:||American Prosecutors Research Institute
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22314
Serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform, and information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
|address:||P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
(877) 712-9279 (TTY)
Provides justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development for various groups, including law enforcement.
National Sheriffs' Association
|address:||1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3490
Provides programs to enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to perform their jobs in the best possible manner and to better serve the people of their jurisdictions.
Emergency Response Organizations
Federal Emergency Management Agency
|address:||500 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20472
|phone:||(800) 621-FEMA (3362)
(800) 462-7585 (TTY)
Seeks to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the United States from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other manmade disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Child Welfare Organizations
American Humane Association
|address:||63 Inverness Drive, East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
Conducts research, analysis, and training to help public and private agencies respond to child maltreatment.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
|address:||P. O. Box 30669
Charleston, SC 29417
Provides professional education, promotes research to inform effective practice, and addresses public policy issues. Professional membership organization.
American Public Human Services Association
|address:||810 First Street, NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4267
Addresses program and policy issues related to the administration and delivery of publicly funded human services. Professional membership organization.
AVANCE Family Support and Education Program
|address:||118 N. Medina
San Antonio, TX 78207
Operates a national training center to share and disseminate information, material, and curricula to service providers and policy-makers interested in supporting high-risk Hispanic families.
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
|address:||3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
Strives to protect children and strengthen families through excellence in prevention, treatment, education, public policy, advocacy, and research.
Child Welfare League of America
|address:||2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202
Provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to child welfare professionals and agencies while educating the public about emerging issues affecting children.
National Black Child Development Institute
|address:||1313 L Street, NW, Suite 110
Washington, DC 20005-4110
Operates programs and sponsors a national training conference through Howard University to improve and protect the well-being of African-American children.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
|address:||4940 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 202
Irvine, CA 92620
Assists local, State, and Tribal agencies in improving systems and practice for families with substance use disorders who are involved in the child welfare and family judicial systems.
National Children's Advocacy Center
|address:||210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement
|address:||Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service
P.O. Box 9300, 34 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104-9300
|phone:||(800) HELPKID (435-7543)
(207) 780-5646 (TTY)
Helps child welfare agencies improve management and operations, expand organizational capacity, and promote service integration through training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation.
National Indian Child Welfare Association
|address:||5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239
Disseminates information and provides technical assistance on Indian child welfare issues. Supports community development and advocacy efforts to facilitate tribal responses to the needs of families and children.
National Resource Center for Child Protective Services
|address:||925 #4 Sixth Street, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Assists jurisdictions with system and practice issues that help improve the prevention, reporting, assessment, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Provides consultation, technical assistance, and training in all areas of child protective services.
Prevent Child Abuse America
|address:||500 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611
Conducts prevention activities such as public awareness campaigns, advocacy, networking, research, and publishing. Also provides information and statistics on child abuse.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Plus
|address:||P.O. Box 205
Groveport, OH 43125
Develops, studies, and disseminates information and materials designed to prevent shaken baby syndrome and other forms of physical child abuse and to increase positive parenting and child care.
For More Information
Child Welfare Information Gateway
|address:||1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Collects, stores, catalogs, and disseminates information on all aspects of child maltreatment and child welfare to help build the capacity of professionals in the field. A service of the Children's Bureau.
For The General Public
|address:||15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
|phone:||(800) 4-A-CHILD (child abuse hotline)
(800) 2-A-CHILD (TDD child abuse hotline)
Provides crisis counseling to adult survivors and child victims of child abuse, offenders, and parents, and operates a national hotline.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
|address:||Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
|phone:||(800) 843-5678 (24-hour hotline)
Provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
|address:||675 West Foothill Boulevard, Suite 220
Claremont, CA 91711
Leads mutual support groups to help parents provide nurturing environments for their families.
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