The American Professional
Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC is a membership society dedicated to serving professionals
who work in child abuse and neglect and thereby improve the quality
of services to maltreated children and the adults who share and influence
The Child Abuse Prevention Network is the Internet Nerve Center for
professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment,
physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and
emotional abuse and neglect are the key areas of concern. It provides
unique and powerful tools for all workers to support the identification,
investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse
Committee for Children, a nonprofit organization, is a leader in social
and emotional learning and violence prevention. Their award-winning
programs and prevention curricula focus on the topics of youth violence,
bullying, child abuse, and personal safety.
Center for Missing and Exploited Children
NCMEC is a nonprofit organization working with law enforcement and child-advocacy
agencies to create a unified, coordinated response to cases of missing
and exploited children.
Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
The Clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals seeking information
on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and
neglect and related child welfare issues.
Center on Children and the Law
The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education,
information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in
their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.
Prosecutors Research Institute
American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) is a non-profit research
and program development resource for prosecutors at all levels of government.
The Institute is committed to providing interdisciplinary responses
to the complex problems of criminal justice. It is also committed to
supporting the highest professional standards among officials entrusted
with the crucial responsibility for public safety.
for Street Children
The Consortium was established in 1993 and is a network of thirty-seven
UK based NGOs which work globally through their network of local partners.
Its aims are to: improve the quality and stability of projects to serve
street children; and prevent further generations of children from being
forced to live and work on the street. By acting together as a group,
CSC aims to achieve improvements for street children with a collective
strength, reaching wider audiences with a greater voice.
Association of Child Advocates
The National Association of Child Advocates is devoted to enhancing
the effectiveness of state and local child advocacy organizations.
Association of Counsel for Children
NACC is a non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association.
The NACC is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation
for children. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and
families through legal advocacy.
The National CASA provides leadership for Court Appointed Special Advocacy
programs across the country stages an annual conference, publishes a
quarterly newsletter, and promotes CASA through public relations efforts.
The National Children’s Alliance is a not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to provide training, technical assistance and networking
opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish and improve
Children's Advocacy Centers.
Children's Advocacy Center
The National Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit agency
providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically
and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused
Save the Children works together to create opportunities for the world's
children to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Save the Children
is a leading international relief and development organization, working
with families to define and solve the problems their children and communities
face and utilizing a broad array of strategies to ensure self-sufficiency.
Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center is a national resource that
links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the
child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and
families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.
Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care is
located at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The primary
mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings
throughout the nation.
Child Protection and Welfare
CWI provides information, ideas and guidance in the field of child welfare
training and organizational development consultation.
Child Welfare League
CWLA is an association of more than 1,000 public and private nonprofit
agencies that assist over 2.5 million abused and neglected children
and their families each year with a wide range of services.
Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring
that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents
can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality
health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education,
and safe, enriching activities to do after school.
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind®
and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start,
a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood
with the help of caring families and communities.
The Children’s Safety Network provides technical assistance and
information, facilitates the implementation and evaluation of injury
prevention programs and conducts analytical and policy activities that
improve injury and violence prevention.
DV/CPS Collaboration Home addresses the need for collaboration, develops
strategies for overcoming challenges to collaboration, and leverages
opportunities to create new DV/CPS collaborative strategies for integrating
domestic violence services into child protection systems.
The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to promote effective
policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service
providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on
the best available research.
Child Welfare Law Resource Center
The Michigan Child Welfare Law Resource Center works to improve the
legal system's handling of child-related cases through professional
Child Welfare Resource Center
The National Child Resource Center assists State and Tribal child welfare
agencies in implementing family-centered practices to achieve the goals
of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.
Association of Social Workers
NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its
members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance
sound social policies.
The National Safe Kids Campaign is a national non-profit organization
dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury
— the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
Health Association (APHA)
The APHA is the oldest and largest organization of public health professionals
in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations
of public health.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians
dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being
of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The AMA’s goal is to be an essential part of the professional
life of every physician and an essential force for progress in improving
the nation’s health.
- Adolescent Health Online
The AMA provides information on adolescent health.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as
the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people
- at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health
decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
The Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of the Federal Center for Mental
Health Services promotes and ensures that the mental health needs of
children and their families are met within the context of community-based
systems of care.
Health Information Database (CHID)
CHID is a bibliographic database produced by health-related agencies
of the Federal Government. This database provides titles, abstracts,
and availability information for health information and health education
Resources for Children (EMRC)
EMSC is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability
and death due to severe illness and injury. Medical personnel, parents
and volunteers, community groups and businesses, and national organizations
and foundations all contribute to the effort. A federal grant program
supports state and local action.
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA provides publications, resources, and referrals on health care
services for low-income, uninsured individuals and those with special
health care needs.
Kempe Children's Center provides support in the prevention and treatment
of child abuse and neglect and hosts a variety of programs that address
a myriad of issues, from treatment and research to intervention and
for Education in Maternal and Child Health
The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides
national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three
key areas--program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to
improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families.
of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy
and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from the reproductive
process, and that all children have the chance to fulfill their potential
for a healthy and productive life, free of disease or disability.
of Medicine (NLM)
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library.
The Library collects materials in all areas of biomedicine and health
care, as well as works on biomedical aspects of technology, the humanities,
and the physical, life, and social sciences.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent
education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy
until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5. The program is
designed to enhance child development and school achievement through
parent education accessible to all families.
Robert Wood Johnson
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to improve the health and health
care of all Americans. The Foundation funds projects of many types,
including service demonstrations, the gathering and monitoring of health-related
statistics, training and fellowship programs, policy analysis, health
services research, technical assistance, public education, communications
activities, and evaluations.
Children, Youth and Families
School All Stars
After-School All-Stars offers a proven alternative for middle school
children. We engage children in activities and on-going relationships
that increase confidence and encourage success in all areas of their
lives - at home, in school and in the community.Serves 35.000 youth
annually through after-school and summer programs in 15 cities across
ACT—Adults and Children
A violence prevention project that focuses on adults who raise, care
for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years.
for Kids and Youth
This Web Page is designed for kids. It provides information on different
aspects of justice: Internet crimes, drug prevention and laws that protect
and Family Consortium
Developed at the University of Minnesota, the Children, Youth &
Family Consortium's web site is a bridge to a wide range of information
and resources about children and families. It seeks to advance greater
understanding, shared knowledge, and action that is informed and deliberate
by connecting research, teaching, policy and community practice.
Child and Family
The Child and Family Policy Center seeks to better link research and
policy on issues vital to children and families, and to advocate for
outcome-based policies to improve child well-being.
First Lady's Home Page
First Lady Laura Bush.Mrs. Laura Bush is actively involved in issues
of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education,
health care, and human rights.
The adolescent years are a time of life that brings special challenges
and opportunities. Not yet adults and no longer children, teenagers
make important choices that influence their immediate and future health,
safety, and well-being. During this period of exploration, youth also
start to make choices about their future and develop ideas about who
they are in their communities and the world at large.
for Children and Families (ACYF)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs
which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children,
individuals, and communities.
on Families & Youth (NCFY)
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs
that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children,
individuals, and communities.
Division of Children, Youth, and Family Services
The APA Division of Children, Youth and Family Services is committed
to the application of psychological knowledge to advocacy, service delivery,
and public policies affecting children, youth, and families. The Division
advances research, education, training, and practice through a multi-disciplinary
perspective. Division activities, which include published works, have
focused on such topics as: divorce and custody, child abuse prevention,
pediatric AIDS, drug-exposed infants, latchkey children, homelessness,
and systems of care.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that
studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection,
and data analysis.
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
The NAS addresses a variety of policy-relevant issues related to the
health and development of children, youth, and families. It does so
by convening experts to weigh in on matters from the perspective of
the behavioral, social, and health sciences. The Board's Committee on
Adolescent Health and Development focuses attention on critical national
issues of importance to youth and their families.
Children's Mental Health
Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The AACAP is a non-profit, membership based organization, composed of
child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians.
Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding
and treatment of developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders.
Center for Effective
Collaboration and Practice
The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice seeks to support
and promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development
and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious
emotional disturbance. To achieve that goal, the Center is dedicated
to a policy of collaboration at Federal, state, and local levels that
contributes to and facilitates the production, exchange, and use of
knowledge about effective practices.
Families for Children's Mental Health
This National family-run organization is dedicated exclusively to helping
children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better
quality of life.
Exchange Network (KEN): Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the
quality and range of their treatment, rehabilitation, and support services
for people with mental illness, their families, and communities. Further,
it encourages a range of programs—such as systems of care—to
respond to the increasing number of mental, emotional, and behavioral
problems among America's children. CMHS supports outreach and case management
programs for the thousands of Americans with severe mental illness who
are homeless and supports the development and adoption of "models" for
of Mental Health (NIMH)
Working to improve mental health through biomedical research on
mind, brain, and behavior.
Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally
competent, family-centered services for families and their children
who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.
Crime, Communities and Culture
The Open Society Institute (OSI) is a private operating and grant-making
foundation based in New York City that serves as the hub of the Soros
foundations network, a group of autonomous foundations and organizations
in more than 50 countries. OSI and the network implement a range of
initiatives that aim to promote open societies by shaping government
policy and supporting education, media, public health, and human and
women's rights, as well as social, legal, and economic reform.
An alternative news source on the Web, Connect for Kids provides solutions-oriented
coverage of critical issues for children and families. The goal of Connect
for Kids is to go far beyond the personal stories that dominate family
coverage in most news outlets by bringing together meaningful information,
success stories and ideas for action.
KU Work Group on
Health Promotion and Community Development
The KU Work Group is an interdisciplinary team devoted to a common purpose:
promoting community health and development through collaborative research,
teaching, and service.
Office of Community Services
The mission of the Office of Community Services is to work in partnership
with states, communities, and other agencies to provide a range of human
and economic development services and activities which ameliorate the
causes and characteristics of poverty and otherwise assist persons in
need. The aim of these services and activities is to increase the capacity
of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, to revitalize
communities, and to build the stability and capacity of children, youth,
and families so that they become able to create their own opportunities.
of Justice Assistance
The mission of BJA is to provide leadership and assistance in support
of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. BJA's
overall goals are to (1) reduce and prevent crime, violence, and drug
abuse and (2) improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.
Federal Bureau of
The FBI has identified its priorities as protecting the U.S. from terrorist
attacks, from foreign intelligence operations, and from cyber-based
attacks and high-technology crimes; combating public corruption at all
levels; protecting civil rights; combating international and national
organized crime, major white-collar crime, and significant violent crime;
supporting our law enforcement and intelligence partners; and upgrading
NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance
abuse information to support research, policy, and program development
Institute of Justice (NIJ)
is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department
of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice
issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge
and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly
at the State and local levels.
and Technical Assistance Center
The mission of the OJJDP National Training and Technical Assistance
Center (NTTAC) is to promote the use of best practices and support the
delivery of high quality training and technical assistance (TA) that
reflect the diversity of populations within the United States. The NTTAC
accomplishes this mission by working with the juvenile justice field
to facilitate access to training and technical assistance resources
and by working with providers to build training and TA capacity.
of Justice Programs (OJP)
Since 1984 the Office of Justice Programs has provided federal leadership
in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, improve
the criminal and juvenile justice systems, increase knowledge about
crime and related issues, and assist crime victims. OJP's senior management
team - comprised of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), the Deputy
Assistant Attorney General (DAAG), and the five bureau heads - works
together with dedicated managers and line staff to carry out this mission.
Center for Cultural Competence
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) is
to increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design
implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service
Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse
MINCAVA's mission is to support research, education, and access to information
related to violence. MINCAVA achieves its mission through 5 major projects:
the Electronic Clearinghouse; the Link Research Project; the Child Abuse
Prevention Studies (CAPS) program; Violence Against Women Online Resources;
and the applied research section of the VAWnet website
Center for the
Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious educational resource addressing
issues of sexual and domestic violence. The Center's goal is to engage
religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to serve as a bridge
between religious and secular communities.
& Incest Resource Centre
The Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre (DVIRC) is funded
by the Department of Human Services Victoria, Australia. It is a statewide
resource centre for information about domestic violence and sexual assault.
Violence and Violence Related Research Resources
Is an extensive list of resources and links pertaining to domestic violence
Family Violence Prevention
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within
the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated
by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
and Jennifer Harrell Center for the Study of Domestic Violence
The Harrell Center seeks to develop and integrate knowledge with
best practices in order to strengthen community responses to family
Against Domestic Violence
The mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to
organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking
and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence
in our lives.
Clearinghouse on Family Violence
The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a national resource
centre for all Canadians seeking information about violence within the
family and looking for new resources being used to address it.
Women and Family Violence
The mission of the Violence Against Women and Family Violence Research
and Evaluation program is to promote the safety of women and family
members, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal
justice system's response to these crimes.
Since its inception in 1995, the Violence Against Women Office, now
the Office on Violence Against Women has handled the Department’s
legal and policy issues regarding violence against women, coordinated
Departmental efforts, provided national and international leadership,
received international visitors interested in learning about the federal
government’s role in addressing violence against women, and responded
to requests for information regarding violence against women.
Annie E. Casey
The Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated
to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the U.S.
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child development
programs which serve children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and
their families. They are child-focused programs and have the overall
goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income
Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
The mission of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is
to identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of young children
living in poverty in the United States, and that improve the life chances
of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor.
Early Child Development and Education
of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
The mission of the AACAP is to promote mentally healthy children,
adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention,
comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society
recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 U.S. and international member
physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment
for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and
substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern
psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality
psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
APsaA, as a professional organization for psychoanalysts, focuses on
education, research and membership development. In addition to the national
organization, APsaA’s membership includes 29 accredited training
institutes and 42 affiliate psychoanalytic societies throughout the
United States. Since its founding, APsaA has been a component of the
International Psychoanalytical Association, the largest worldwide psychoanalytic
Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA)
is the largest scientific and professional organization representing
psychology in the United States.
The Child Development Institute provides parent education that is current,
relevant and easy to attain. Online Information: Child Development,
Parenting, Child Psychology, Teenagers, Health, Safety and Learning
Disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia
for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international
professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes
for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or
the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets
professional standards, provides continual professional development,
advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities,
and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for
effective professional practice.
I Am Your
The I Am Your Child Foundation is a national, non-profit, non-partisan
organization that was founded in 1997 by actor/director Rob Reiner to
raise awareness about the importance of early childhood development
and school readiness. IAYC develops a wide variety of resources for
parents, early childhood professionals, child advocates, health care
providers, policymakers and the media. IAYC also promotes public policies
that help ensure that children have the physical well-being and the
social, emotional and cognitive abilities they need to enter school
ready to succeed.
The Incredible Years are research-based, proven effective programs for
reducing children's aggression and behavior problems and increasing
social competence at home and at school.
of Education Sciences
The U S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government
that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal
assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education
policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress.
The Department's mission is to serve America's students -- to ensure
that all have equal access to education and to promote excellence in
our nation's schools.
Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is dedicated
to serving the nation's children and families by improving the courts
of juvenile and family jurisdictions. Their mission is to better the
justice system through education and applied research and improve the
standards, practices and effectiveness of the juvenile court system.
Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICCYD is the center that provides information to the nation on: disabilities
in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children,
and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law;
No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based
information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
Society for Research
In Child Development
The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association
promoting multidisciplinary research in the field of human development,
to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals
of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.
THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
ZERO TO THREE is a national non-profit charitable organization whose
mission is to strengthen and support families, practitioners and communities
to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.
The Foundation Center seeks to contribute to a world enriched by the
effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse
about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of
nonprofit activity to civil society.
Center on Juvenile
and Criminal Justice
CJCJ maintains a professional staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise
in the various components of criminal justice with its senior staff
members possessing over fifteen years experience in the justice field.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CJCJ provides direct services, technical
assistance and policy research in the criminal justice field.
for Juvenile Justice
The Center is a private, non-profit resource for independent and original
research on topics related directly and indirectly to the field of juvenile
Law: Legal Clinic: Children and Family Justice Center
The Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) is a comprehensive children's
law center where law students, under the supervision of attorneys and
clinical professors, represent young people on matters of delinquency
and crime, family violence, school discipline, health and disability,
and immigration and asylum.
Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP, which operates within the US Department of Justice Office of
Justice Programs, provides national leadership, coordination, and resources
to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
Mental Health Law
for Mental Health Law
The mission of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect
and advance the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities
to exercise meaningful life choices and to enjoy the social, recreational,
educational, economic, political and cultural benefits of community
Community Oriented Policing Services
The U.S. Department of Justice created the Office of Community Oriented
Policing Services (COPS) to promote community policing and add 100,000
community policing officers to our nation's streets.
Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest
and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives.
IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international,
federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
A Boston, Mass. publisher established in 1953, Quinlan Publishing Group
is a leading provider of high-end legal and informational business-to-business
services specifically tailored for professionals in local governments,
human resources, unions, law enforcement, workers’ comp, education,
property management, and zoning.
School Violence and Safety
for the Prevention of School Violence
The Center focuses on ensuring that every student is able to attend
a school that is safe and secure, free of fear and conducive to learning.
School Development Program
The School Development Program, developed by James P. Comer, M.D. of
the Yale Child Study Center, is a systemic school reform strategy currently
implemented in more than 62 school districts in eighteen states and
the District of Columbia.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program
ED/OESE conducts activities that promote the health and well being of
students in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher
education. Activities may be carried out by State and local educational
agencies and by other public and private nonprofit organizations.
The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence provides
information, research, and support to make schools safer for high achievement.
National Association of
School Psychologists (NASP)
The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments
for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective
programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal
Safe School Resources
NASP Safe School Resources is a grant initiative of the U.S. Departments
of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services operated by the
National Mental Health Association in partnership with the National
Association of School Psychologists.
Resource Center for Safe Schools
The National Resource Center for Safe Schools works with schools, communities,
state and local education agencies, and other concerned individuals
and agencies to create safe learning environments and prevent school
Healthy Students Action Center
The mission of the Action Center is to assist and support the Safe Schools/Healthy
Students and School Action Grantees in the development and sustainability
of peaceful and healthy communities.
School Violence Prevention is a grant-funded program designed to develop
real-world knowledge about what works best to reduce school violence.
Mental Health Project
SMHP was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training
related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through
school-based interventions. To these ends, SMHP works closely with school
districts, local and state agencies, special initiatives, and organizations
and colleagues across the country.
U.S. Department of
The U.S. Department of Education provides national leadership and partnerships
to address critical issues in American education.
Services Policy (HSP): Children and Youth
Human Services Policy (HSP): Children and Youth is a resource for publications
on such topics as early childhood, child welfare, youth topics and children
Integrated Service Systems is a non profit corporation that develops,
manages and provides services and support for individuals and families
who are at-risk for significant long-term involvement across public
Practices--Systems of Care
Promising Practices--Systems of Care contains free downloads of monographs
on Promising Practices in Children's Mental Health.
Center for Assessment
and Policy Development (CAPD)
CAPD’s mission is to help institutions, communities and public
systems improve outcomes for children, adolescents, and families. Issues
on which they work include: improving the health, positive development
and early school success of young children; family support and empowerment;
education; adolescent parenting; violence prevention; community change;
reduction in racism, particularly institutional racism; leadership;
and civic engagement.
Center for the
Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
The Center strives to help states and localities implement creative
and effective strategies that strengthen disadvantaged communities and
families and ensure that children grow up healthy, safe, successful
in school, and ready for productive adulthood.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission
is to apply knowledge to solve the problems of people. Its founder W.K.
Kellogg, the cereal industry pioneer, established the Foundation in
1930. Since its beginning the Foundation has continuously focused on
building the capacity of individuals, communities, and institutions
to solve their own problems.
Lucile Packard Foundation
The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the
following program areas: Conservation and Science; Population; and Children,
Families, and Communities.
The Urban Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which
stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals
trends, and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.
Statistical Association's Guide to Abstracts & Bibliographies
The purpose of this site is to provide information on the many Bureau
of Justice Statistics (BJS) data sets on crime and criminal justice
in the United States.
of Justice Statistics
The BJS collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information
on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of
justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical
to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring
that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
The Forum, which now has participants from across government as well
as partners in private research organizations, fosters coordination,
collaboration, and integration of collection and reporting of Federal
data on child and family issues and conditions.
Child Trends Data Bank is the one-stop-shop for the latest national
trends and research on over 80 key indicators of child and youth well-being,
with new indicators added each month.
Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics
Fedstats offers a full range of official statistical information available
to the public from the Federal Government.
Forum on Child and Family Statistics
This web site offers easy access to federal and state statistics and
reports on children and their families, including: population and family
characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,
and Statistics Association (JRSA)
JRSA is a national non-profit organization of state Statistical Analysis
Center directors and other researchers and practitioners throughout
government, academia and criminal justice organizations.
Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data
collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research
community for secondary analysis.
Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
NDACAN acquires microdata from leading researchers and national data
collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research
community for secondary analysis.
Statistical Analysis Centers is a national nonprofit organization of
state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and
practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice
of Criminal Justice Statistics
This website brings together data from more than 100 sources about many
aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed
in over 600 tables.
Children & Families
The Alliance for Children and Families, a national membership association,
provides effective resources and leadership to over 300 private, nonprofit
child- and family-serving organizations in the United States and Canada.
Family Services, Inc.
Babyland Family Services is a child development organization that that
provides services to over 2000 children and families each year. Babyland
deals with issues of child care, education, and employment, striving
to give young parents a chance to finish their education or simply attain
the peace of mind they need to enter the job market successfully.
Kids, Inc.: Building Strong Staff...Building Strong Families
Great Kids Inc. works to promote the best possible outcomes for children
and their families in the United States and abroad by supporting the
development of exceptional home-based, early childhood and other supportive
programs for families.
Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
NRCFCP provides technical assistance, staff training, research and evaluation,
and library research on family-based programs and issues to public and
private human services agencies in states, counties, and communities
across the United States. The Center has worked in child welfare, mental
health, juvenile justice, community action, county extension, Head Start,
and job training programs.
America's Families Program
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in
collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service's Center
for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) provides the results of the 1999
search for "best practice" family strengthening programs. On this website
you will find two page summaries of family-focused programs which have
been proven to be effective.
Substance Abuse and Gun Violence
for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is the sole Federal organization
with responsibility for improving accessibility and quality of substance
abuse prevention services. The Center provides national leadership in
the development of policies, programs and services to prevent the onset
of illegal drug use, underage alcohol and tobacco use and to reduce
the negative consequences of using substances.
About Kids and Guns
This is a non-profit group of owners and non-owners of guns committed
to working together to protect America's children from gun deaths and
Online - Helping you reduce Substance Abuse and Gun Violence
Join Together Online supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent,
and treat substance abuse across the nation.
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and
availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in
order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting
from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
of Experts in Traumatic Stress
The American Academy is a multidisciplinary network of professionals
who are committed to the advancement of intervention for survivors of
trauma. The Academy aims to identify expertise among professionals,
across disciplines, and to provide meaningful standards for those who
work regularly with survivors.
Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages
David Baldwin’s site focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic
stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), for clinicians
and researchers in the traumatic-stress field, whether following individual
traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster.
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is the
world’s premier trauma organization dedicated to trauma treatment,
education, research and prevention. Through this organization, professionals
share information about the effects of trauma, seeking to reduce traumatic
stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.
Center for Disaster Preparedness
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) is a major national
and international resource in disaster and terrorism readiness. Of particular
interest is the Program for Pediatric Preparedness, based on the need
to establish appropriate management and intervention for children in
all types of disasters, terrorism events including chemical, radiological
or biological weapons or public health emergencies.
Preventing or decreasing PTSD and other adverse consequences of trauma
is the foremost aim of the National Center. This website is provided
as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences
of traumatic stress.
Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation a leader in traumatic stress education
and advocacy and a nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted
to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events.
Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The Network, which is coordinated and overseen by the National Center
for Traumatic Stress, is comprised of 18 centers. It's purpose is to
improve the quality, effectiveness, provision, and availability of therapeutic
services delivered to all children and adolescents experiencing traumatic
A non-profit organization, the goal of the Academy is to help improve
the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families.
for Victims of Crime
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge
a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.
They are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities
harmed by crime.
is a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
Since 1974 the faculty and staff of the NCVC have been devoted to achieving
a better understanding of the impact of criminal victimization on adults,
children, and their families.
for Victim Assistance
National Organization for Victim Assistance is a private, non-profit
organization of victim and witness assistance programs and practitioners,
criminal justice agencies and professionals, mental health professionals,
researchers, former victims and survivors, and others committed to the
recognition and implementation of victim rights and services.
for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime is committed to enhancing the Nation’s
capacity to assist crime victims and to provide leadership in changing
attitudes, policies and practices to promote justice and healing for
all victims of crime.
Violence Research and Prevention
The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is a private, nonprofit,
tax-exempt organization whose mission is to prevent crime and build
safer, more caring communities.
of Five Research Centres on Violence
The Centre exists to build community and academic partnerships to carry
out research and public education to eliminate violence against women
and children, and family violence.
Centre for Research
The purpose of the Centre is to promote the development of community-centered
action research on violence against women and children. The Centre facilitates
individuals, groups and institutions representing the diversity of the
community to pursue research questions and training opportunities related
to the understanding and prevention of abuse.
for Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV)
CSPV provides informed assistance to groups committed to understanding
and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. Their mission
encompasses the study of violence across the life course.
for Violence Research and Prevention (Columbia)
The Center conducts and disseminates research on the causes and control
of interpersonal violence. Through a diversified program of both basic
and applied research, the Center's staff and associates work closely
with, and are a resource to, researchers, clinicians, public and private
agencies, and community organizations whose work addresses pressing
to be You
The Dare to be You program is a 15-20 hour training and curriculum that
is provided for working with youth ages two through 18. DARE to be You
can be used to enhance existing programs or build new youth programs.
Developmental Research and Programs provides research based tools and
of Violence Prevention-National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Information provided with a focus on violence prevention including topics
such as the prevention of youth violence, suicide, and suicide attempts.
for the Study and Prevention of Violence
The Institute promotes interdisciplinary research into the causes and
prevention of violence, engages in the design and evaluation of community-based
programs for violence prevention, and fulfills its commitment to the
multidisciplinary training of teachers, law enforcement personnel, and
other professionals on the principles and practices related to violence
prevention. The ISPV seeks to bridge the gap between science and practice
to effectively inform the public regarding violence prevention policies.
The Nightwatch Program, Inc. strives to prevent crime, while also creating
a public awareness for the crimes committed in our communities. Furthermore,
they move to advocate change and educate the people on how to reduce
crime that occurs in the community.
Against Violence (PAVNET)
PAVNET Online is a virtual library of information about violence and
youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies.
It is a "one-stop" searchable information resource to help reduce redundancy
in information management and provide clear and comprehensive access
to information for states and local communities.
Peace Builders is a community based program launched in schools that
shifts the entire school climate to a peaceful, productive and safe
place for faculty and students.
Prevention Source is the provincial prevention resource centre which
supports organizations and individuals in British Columbia involved
in the prevention of substance misuse.
The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit organization working
to fight firearms violence through research, education, and advocacy.
As a gun control think tank, the VPC analyzes a wide range of current
firearm issues and provides information to policymakers, journalists,
public health professionals, grassroots activists, and members of the