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Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. Actual services are provided by state, county, city and tribal governments, and public and private local agencies. ACF assists these organizations through funding, policy direction, and information services.

Review Date: June 22, 2011

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Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the organization provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Review Date: July 28, 2011

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Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by promoting access to affordable, quality early care and afterschool programs. OCC administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) (also known as the Child Care and Development Block Grant) by overseeing the implementation of State, Territorial, and Tribal CCDF programs. The Bureau provides support in establishing child care policies and programs that take advantage of the flexibility that CCDF offers and that respond to the needs of low-income working families. In addition, OCC provides a variety of technical assistance and professional development services targeted to meet the needs of CCDF administrators in the States, Territories, and Tribes.

Review Date: January 10, 2012

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American Humane Association, Children's Division

The Children's Division of the American Humane Association established in 1877, is a nonprofit national association of organizations and individuals working for the protection of children from abuse and neglect. The Association provides training for child welfare professionals, gives technical assistance to State and local programs, sets and promotes national standards for abuse and neglect prevention programs, conducts research, advocates for public policy reforms, publishes professional materials, and maintains a database of official reports of child abuse and neglect. It is funded by dues and contributions.

Review Date: June 29, 2010

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Annie E. Casey Foundation

Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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Center for the Pacific Asian Family

The Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) is nonprofit organization that offers domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse services in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. The mission of the Center is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and the consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of API women and their families.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

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Child Welfare League of America

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is an association of more than 1,000 public and not-for-profit agencies devoted to improving life for more than 2.5 million at-risk children and youths and their families. Member agencies are involved with prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and they provide various services in addition to child protection -- kinship care, family foster care, adoption, positive youth development programs, residential group care, child care, family-centered practice, and programs for pregnant and parenting teenagers. Other concerns of member agencies include managed care, mental health, chemical dependency, housing and homelessness, and HIV/AIDS. For all these areas, CWLA has program experts who consult, train and otherwise assist agencies to advance their practice. CWLA is a 501(c)(3) organization supported by membership and consulting fees, publication sales, grants and contracts from federal and state governments, foundation and corporate grants, and individual contributions.

Review Date: January 16, 2009

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ChildTrauma Academy

The ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families. CTA works to improve the systems that educate, nurture, protect, and enrich these children through education, service delivery, and program consultation. CTA also works to improve individual lives through clinical assessment and treatment.

Review Date: November 19, 2009

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Indian Country Child Trauma Center

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families. The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative.

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established to address the issues created by the problem of missing children, especially their criminal and sexual exploitation. NCMEC's technical staff of former law enforcement officers provides assistance to individuals, groups, agencies, and governments in locating and returning missing children; develops technical assistance packets on searching techniques and action plans for parents; and disseminates materials from other organizations on preventing and dealing with non-custodial parental abductions. NCMEC also assists law enforcement agencies with investigation techniques and provides education programs for parents, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations.

Review Date: November 15, 2010

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National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States. The NCSBS has been providing leadership in the development of prevention programs, training courses and public education campaigns. Every year, the National Center's ongoing training efforts reach thousands of medical, legal, child protection and law enforcement professionals worldwide. The prevention and awareness programs also teach thousands of parents, students and caregivers throughout the world.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

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National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

NCCAFV is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation serving all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCCAFV's commitment is to intergenerational family violence prevention -- of child abuse, domestic violence (spouse/partner abuse) and elder abuse. NCCAFV provides public awareness and education materials, program and resource development consultation, and technical assistance and training in the United States and internationally.

Review Date: April 14, 2011

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National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

Founded in 1984, this organization's mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. There are approximately 710 CASA programs across the country with some 42,000 women and men serving as volunteers in these programs. CASA programs evolved out of a WA judge's concern over making decisions about abused and neglected children's lives without sufficient information. He conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court.

Review Date: February 12, 2009

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National Indian Child Welfare Association

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is a nonprofit Indian child and family organization formed to assist Indian programs and communities to strengthen and enhance their capacity to deliver quality child welfare services. NICWA is a membership organization with a 26 member all-Indian board of directors. Members include tribes, individuals, both Indian and non-Indian, and private organizations from around the United States concerned with Indian child and family issues.

Review Date: October 05, 2011

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Prevent Child Abuse America

Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 and based in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 49 states and over 400 Healthy Families America, home visitation sites in 37 states, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring. To learn more about what we're doing to prevent child abuse and neglect and how you can help, please visit the websites: preventchildabuse.org and healthyfamiliesamerica.org.

Review Date: January 20, 2011

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Sidran Institute

The Sidran Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. The Institute provides education and advocacy related to traumatic stress. The organization’s programs and activities focus on (1) the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children to promote healthy growth and development; (2) the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from traumatic stress to promote psychological health and recovery; and (3) the promotion of trauma-informed systems of care in agencies providing mental health, counseling, substance abuse, or rehabilitative services to improve care and outcomes. Sidran Education and Training Services, a program, provide conference speakers, consultation, and technical assistance on all aspects of traumatic stress, including public education workshops on understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the psychological outcomes of severe childhood trauma for a variety of audiences. The Institute provides resources for survivors through the Trauma Resource Specialists Center, which helps victims find a therapist, reading matter, and other resources to aid progress toward recovery.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

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Survivors of Incest Anonymous

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) is a self-help group of men and women, 18 years or older, who have been victims of child sexual abuse and are not abusing any child. SIA, a nonprofit organization with no dues or fees and founded in 1982, works to help victims realize that they are not responsible for what happened, and they are not alone. Members use a set of 12 suggested steps similar to alcoholics anonymous. Meetings are confidential. Members are encouraged to seek professional therapy.

Review Date: June 18, 2010

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The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Formerly the C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, this institution was founded in 1972 to provide a clinically based resource for training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research on all forms of child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to improve the recognition, treatment, and prevention of all forms of abuse and neglect.

Review Date: February 26, 2013

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