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Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations Concerned With Child Maltreatment

Author(s): Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau. Jones, William G.

Year Published: 2006

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Appendix B
Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations Concerned With Child Maltreatment

Listed below are several of the many national organizations and groups dealing with various aspects of child maltreatment. 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 only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect or the Children's Bureau.

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Child Welfare Organizations

American Humane Association Children's Division

address:

63 Inverness Dr., East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117

phone:

800.227.4645
303.792.9900

fax:

303.792.5333

email:

children@americanhumane.org

Website:

http://www.americanhumane.orgexternal link

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

phone:

843.764.2905
877.40A.PSAC

fax:

803.753.9823

email:

tricia-williams@ouhsc.edu

Website:

http://www.apsac.orgexternal link

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 St., NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4267

phone:

202.682.0100

fax:

202.289.6555

Website:

http://www.aphsa.orgexternal link

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

phone:

210.270.4630

fax:

210.270.4612

Website:

http://www.avance.orgexternal link

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.

Child Welfare League of America

address:

440 First St., NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085

phone:

202.638.2952

fax:

202.638.4004

Website:

http://www.cwla.orgexternal link

Provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to child welfare professionals and agencies while also educating the public about emerging issues affecting children.

National Association of Counsel for Children

address:

1825 Marion Street, Suite 242
Denver, CO 80218

phone:

888.828.NACC

email:

advocate@NACCchildlaw.org

Website:

http://www.naccchildlaw.orgexternal link

Provides training and technical assistance to child advocates and works to improve the child welfare, juvenile justice and private custody systems.

National Black Child Development Institute

address:

1101 15th St., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005

phone:

202.833.2220

fax:

202.833.8222

email:

moreinfo@nbcdi.org

Website:

http://www.nbcdi.orgexternal link

Operates programs and sponsors a national training conference through Howard University to improve and protect the well-being of African-American children.

National Center for State Courts

address:

300 Newport Ave.
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147

phone:

800.616.6164

fax:

757.564.2022

Website:

http://www.ncsconline.orgexternal link

Enhances court operations with the latest technology, collects and interprets the latest data on court operations nationwide, and provides information on proven "best practices" for improving court operations.

National Children's Advocacy Center

address:

210 Pratt Ave
Huntsville AL 35801

phone:

256.533.KIDS

fax:

256.534.6883

Website:

http://www.nationalcac.orgexternal link

Provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

address:

NCJFCJ - Permanency Planning for Children Department
1041 North Virginia St.
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507

phone:

775.784.6012

fax:

775.784.6628

email:

admin@ncjfcj.org

Website:

http://www.ncjfcj.org/external link

Serves the Nation's children and families by improving the courts of juvenile and family jurisdictions. Its mission is to better the justice system through education and applied research and improve the standards, practices, and effectiveness of the juvenile court system. NCJFCJ strives to increase awareness and sensitivity to children's issues and focuses on providing meaningful assistance to the judges, court administrators, and related professionals in whose care the concerns of children and their families have been entrusted.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

address:

North Tower, 100 West Harrison St.,
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98119-4123

phone:

800.628.3233

fax:

206.270.0078

email:

inquiry@nationalcasa.org

Website:

http://www.nationalcasa.orgexternal link

Promotes and supports volunteer advocacy in juvenile courts for children alleged to be maltreated. It receives Federal and private funding, provides money and technical assistance to start and expand programs, promulgates performance standards, produces training manuals and other publications, and trains program leaders and volunteers.

National Indian Child Welfare Association

address:

5100 SW Macadam Ave.,
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239

phone:

503.222.4044

fax:

503.222.4007

email:

info@nicwa.org

Website:

http://www.nicwa.orgexternal link

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.

Youth Law Center

address:

Children's Legal Protection Center
1010 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20005-4902

phone:

202.637.0377

fax:

202.379.1600

email:

info@youthlawcenter.com

Website:

http://www.ylc.org/external link

Works to ensure that vulnerable children are provided with the conditions and services they need, particularly focusing on children living apart from their families in child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

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National Resource Centers

National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues

address:

ABA Center on Children and the Law
740 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005-1019

phone:

800.285-2221 (Service Center)
202.662.1720

fax:

202.662.1755

email:

ctrchildlaw@abanet.org

Website:

http://www.abanet.org/child/rclji/home.htmlexternal link

Provides technical assistance, training and consultation to State, local and Tribal agencies and courts to strengthen their knowledge of legal and judicial issues related to child welfare and juvenile and family courts. Its expertise on a wide variety of subjects includes court improvement, agency and court collaboration, termination of parental rights, non-adversarial case resolution, reasonable efforts requirements, legal representation of children, permanent guardianship, confidentiality, and other emerging child welfare issues.

National Resource Center for Adoption

address:

16250 Northland Drive, Suite 120
Southfield, MI 48075

phone:

248.443.0306

fax:

248.443.7099

email:

nrc@nrcadoption.org

Website:

http://www.nrcadoption.orgexternal link

Develops and distributes training curricula, publications, and videos and sponsors three national conferences to improve the effectiveness and quality of adoption and post-adoption services. The center also provides training on current practices, policies, and issues in special needs adoption; permanency planning; post-adoption services; and cultural competence.

National Resource Center for Child Protective Services

address:

925 #4 Sixth Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

phone:

505.345.2444

fax:

505.345.2626

email:

theresa.costello@actionchildprotection.org

Website:

http://www.nrccps.orgexternal link

Focuses on building State, local, and Tribal capacity through training and technical assistance in CPS, including meeting Federal requirements, strengthening programs, eligibility for the CAPTA grant, support to State Liaison Officers, and collaboration with other NRCs.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody

address:

Family Violence Department
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507

phone:

800.527.3223

fax:

775.784.6160

email:

fvdinfo@ncjfcj.org

Website:

http://www.ncjfcj.org/content/view/20/94/external link

Promotes improved court responses to family violence through demonstration programs, professional training, technical assistance, national conferences, and publications.

National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning

address:

National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
Hunter College School of Social Work
129 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10021

phone:

212.452.7053

fax:

212.452.7475

Website:

http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/external link

Provides training and technical assistance and information services to help States through all stages of the CFSRs, emphasizing family-centered principles and practices and helping States build knowledge of foster care issues. Partners with the Child Welfare League of America and the National Indian Child Welfare Association to provide training, technical assistance, and information services.

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Technical Assistance Support System Organizations

Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance

address:

Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance
810 First St., NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002

phone:

202.682.0100

fax:

202.289.6555

Website:

http://aaicama.aphsa.org/external link

Provides technical and legal assistance, education and training, and materials on practice and policy issues to facilitate the administration of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance.

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

address:

Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
American Public Human Services Association
810 First St., NE, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20002-4267

phone:

202.682.0100

fax:

202.289.6555

email:

ICPCinbox@aphsa.org

Website:

http://icpc.aphsa.orgexternal link

Provides ongoing administrative, legal, and technical assistance to individual States that administer the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, which is a uniform State law that establishes a contract among party States to ensure that children placed across State lines receive adequate protection and services.

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Prevention Organizations

National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds

address:

5712 30th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98105

phone:

206.526.1221

fax:

206.526.0220

email:

trafael@juno.com

Website

http://www.ctfalliance.orgexternal link

Assists State children's trust and prevention funds to strengthen families and protect children from harm.

Prevent Child Abuse America

address:

200 South Michigan Ave.,
17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-2404

phone:

800.835.2671 (orders)
312.663.3520

fax:

312.939.8962

email:

mailbox@preventchildabuse.org

Website:

http://www.preventchildabuse.orgexternal link

Conducts prevention activities such as public awareness campaigns, advocacy, networking, research, and publishing, and provides information and statistics on child abuse.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Plus

address:

649 Main St., Suite B
Groveport, OH 43125

phone:

800.858.5222
614.836.8360

fax:

614.836.8359

email:

sbspp@aol.com

Website:

http://www.sbsplus.com

Develops, studies, and disseminates information and materials designed to prevent shaken baby syndrome and other forms of child abuse and to increase positive parenting and child care.

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Community Partners

The Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

address:

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., SW.
Washington, DC 20201

phone:

877.696.6775

email:

cfbci@hhs.gov

Website:

http://www.hhs.gov/faith/

Welcomes the participation of faith-based and community-based organizations as valued and essential partners with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding goes to faith-based organizations through Head Start, programs for refugee resettlement, runaway and homeless youth, independent living, childcare, child support enforcement, and child welfare.

Family Support America
(formerly Family Resource Coalition of America)

address:

205 West Randolph Street,
Suite 2222
Chicago, IL 60606

phone:

312.338.0900

fax:

312.338.1522

email:

info@familysupportamerica.org

Website:

http://www.familysupportamerica.org

Works to strengthen and empower families and communities so that they can foster the optimal development of children, youth, and adult family members.

National Exchange Club Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse

address:

3050 Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43606-1700

phone:

800.924.2643
419.535.3232

fax:

419.535.1989

email:

info@preventchildabuse.com

Website:

http://www.nationalexchangeclub.comexternal link

Conducts local campaigns in the fight against child abuse by providing education, intervention, and support to families affected by child maltreatment.

National Fatherhood Initiative

address:

101 Lake Forest Blvd., Suite 360
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

phone:

301.948.0599

fax:

301.948.4325

Website:

http://www.fatherhood.orgexternal link

Works to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.

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For The General Public

Childhelp USA

address:

15757 North 78th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

phone:

800.4.A.CHILD
800.2.A.CHILD (TDD line)
480.922.8212

fax:

480.922.7061

email:

help@childhelpusa.org

Website:

http://www.childhelpusa.orgexternal link

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 St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175

phone:

800.843.5678
703.274.3900

fax:

703.274.2220

Website:

http://www.missingkids.comexternal link

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.

Parents Anonymous

address:

675 West Foothill Blvd., Suite 220
Claremont, CA 91711

phone:

909.621.6184

fax:

909.625.6304

email:

Parentsanonymous@parentsanonymous.org

Website:

http://www.parentsanonymous.orgexternal link

Leads mutual support groups to help parents provide nurturing environments for their families.

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For More Information

Child Welfare Information Gateway

address:

1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024

phone:

800.394.3366

email:

info@childwelfare.gov

Website:

http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Collects, stores, catalogs, and disseminates information on all aspects of child maltreatment, child welfare, and adoption to help build the capacity of professionals in the field. A service of the Children's Bureau.