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These results are current as of: April 21, 2008

Includes national organizations selected by the Children's Bureau to serve as partners in the national child abuse prevention initiative. Their collaborative efforts and input, focused on preventing child abuse and promoting healthy families, were instrumental in creating the prevention
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Promoting Healthy Families in Your Community : 2007 Resource Packet


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This information packet was written to support child maltreatment prevention efforts by describing strategies and activities that promote protective factors. It is written for service providers, to encourage and support them as they engage and partner with parents to protect, nurture, and promote the healthy development of children. The packet includes suggestions for enhancing each of the five protective factors in families; tip sheets in English and Spanish for providers to use when working with parents and caregivers on specific parenting challenges; strategies for sharing the message about child abuse prevention in communities; and information about child abuse and neglect, ...

Inclusion is for information purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau. For a broader, more inclusive list of general child abuse and neglect prevention resources, please see the list
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

ARCH National Respite Coalition (NRC)
4016 Oxford Street
Annandale, VA 22003


(703) 256-9578

The Mission of the ARCH National Respite Coalition is to secure quality, accessible, planned and crisis respite services for all families and caregivers in need of such services in order to strengthen and stabilize families, and enhance child and adult safety.

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 and it also provides access to respite start-up manuals, factsheets, evaluation guides and more for both parents and professionals at



American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
National Headquarters
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098


(847) 434-4000


(202) 347-8600


(847) 434-8000


(202) 393-6137


General Scope: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a national, nonprofit membership organization of pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists that produces professional training materials and public education materials on child maltreatment. Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The AAP's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is concerned with issues relating to the physical, sexual, and mental abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and their families. The committee develops appropriate policy recommendations and serves as a liaison with other organizations concerned with the health and well-being of children and their families.

Training Specific: The Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP The Curriculum®) provides pediatric professionals a way to complete their continuing medical education credits and to study for the Pediatric Maintenance of Certification. For additional information, see

Other training resources include but are not limited to:

*       ALPS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) curriculum presents the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. For more information, see;

*       PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals) is a curriculum designed specifically to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. More information is available at;

*       The Parenting Corner offers tips and training for parents on a variety of issues such as safety and injury prevention, mental health, and child development. For more information, see


     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect -

*       Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care -



American Humane Association (AHA)
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112


(303) 792-9900


(303) 792-5333


The American Humane Association's (AHA) mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals. AHA's Child Welfare Division has worked to improve the public and private child welfare systems so they can respond more effectively to the needs of abused and neglected children.

AHA is a national association of child protection programs, agencies, and individuals, and its membership includes State and local social service agencies, child advocates, courts, hospitals, schools, mental health professionals, and concerned citizens in every State. AHA information assists professionals and citizens in making informed decisions about how to help children and families in crisis. The association also develops resources and programs which help communities and citizens prevent child abuse.

     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Casey Outcomes & Decision Making Project -

*       National Center on Family Group Decision Making -

*       Child Welfare Teleconference Series -



American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
350 Poplar Avenue
CHO 3B-3406
Elmhurst, IL 60126


(630) 941-1235


(630) 359-4274


(877) 402-7722


General Scope:The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment.

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



Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF)
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


(410) 547-6600


(410) 547-6624

The Annie E. Casey Foundation works to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.


Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Family to Family -

*       KidsCount -

*       Casey Family Services -

*       Casey Journalism Center -



Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
1575 Eye Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005


(202) 371-1565


(202) 371-1472

The mission of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is to develop and promote public policies and practices that support and strengthen families and help communities produce equal opportunities and better futures for children.

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



Chapin Hall Center for Children
1313 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637


(773) 753-5900


(773) 753-5940

Chapin Hall is a research and development center focusing on policies, practices, and programs affecting children and the families and communities in which they live. The Center devotes special attention to children facing significant problems such as abuse or neglect, poverty, and mental or physical illnesses, and to the service systems designed to address these problems.



Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau/ACYF
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW -- Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20024


(703) 385-7565


(703) 385-3206


(800) 394-3366

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and the general public to information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.

A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to programs, research, laws and policies, training resources, statistics, and much more.



Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 250
Third Floor
Arlington, VA 22202


(703) 412-2400


(703) 412-2401


The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the oldest national organization serving vulnerable children, youth, and their families. CWLA provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to child welfare professionals and agencies while also educating the public on emerging issues that affect abused, neglected, and at-risk children. Through its publications, conferences, and teleconferences, CWLA shares information on emerging trends, specific topics in child welfare practice (family foster care, kinship care, adoption, positive youth development), and Federal and State policies.

     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       NDAS (National Data Analysis System) -

*       Behavioral Health Division -

*       NRC for Child Welfare Data and Technology -

*       Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners -
The Resource Center is conducting research and evaluation, collecting and disseminating information, providing training and technical assistance, and increasing awareness among the many disciplines and service systems that come in contact with families separated by incarceration. The Resource Center's ultimate goal is to improve the quality of information available about children with incarcerated parents and to develop resources that will help create better outcomes for these children and their families.



15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


(480) 922-8212


(480) 922-7061


(800) 2AC-HILD


(800) 4AC-HILD

Childhelp® is dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services; children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes; child abuse prevention, education and training; and the National Day of Hope®, part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month every April.



Circle of Parents
500 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611


(312) 334-6837


(312) 334-6852

The mission of the Circle of Parents is to prevent child abuse and neglect and to strengthen families through friendly, supportive, mutual self-help parent support groups. Currently the Circle of Parents national network represents a partnership of parent leaders and 26 statewide and regional organizations in 25 States.

The Circle of Parents website provides links to information about the program model, local programs nationwide, children's programs, parenting resources, and more.



Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF)
650 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10019


(212) 974-7000


(212) 974-7590

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Child Abuse Prevention Program is to protect children from abuse and neglect in order to promote their healthy development.

The program awards grants to organizations to improve parent-child interactions and to increase parents’ access to information and services that help prevent child maltreatment before it occurs.

     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Early Intervention -
The foundation supports early intervention initiatives that seek to integrate child abuse prevention strategies into national systems that serve large numbers of young children (ages 0 to 6) and their families on a regular basis. The foundation currently awards grants focused on the following service systems: Home Visiting Programs Early Education and Child Care Pediatric Health Care Special Populations



National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds (ACT)
5712 30th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105


(206) 526-1221


(206) 526-0220

The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds (ACT) initiates and engages in national efforts that assist state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds in strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect. This includes promoting and supporting a system of services, laws, practices, and attitudes that supports families by enabling them to provide their children with a safe, healthy, and nurturing childhood.



National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1509 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


(202) 232-8777


(202) 328-1846


(800) 424-2460

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

In the Critical Issues section of the website, NAEYC provides resources for the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the promotion of children's healthy social and emotional development. The Supporting Teachers, Strengthening Families resources are available online at Some publications are available in Spanish.

     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Supporting Teachers, Strengthening Families -
NAEYC is continuing its Doris Duke Charitable Foundation-funded initiative to engage the early childhood community in preventing child abuse and neglect. Twenty-four early childhood educators from across the country will be selected to participate in the Supporting Teachers, Strengthening Families National Leadership Program, an intensive, year-long leadership development opportunity.



National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)
401 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


(703) 684-1355


(703) 684-1589

The National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) promotes the health and well-being of children and their families through support of children's hospitals and health systems. Through the Association, NACHRI members work to ensure children's access to healthcare and the ability of children's hospitals to provide the services children need.



National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
215 West 125th Street 3rd Floor
154 Haven Avenue
New York, NY 10027


(646) 284-9600


(646) 284-9623

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low income families and children. Using research to inform policy and practice, NCCP seeks to advance family-oriented solutions and the strategic use of public resources at the State and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation.



National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS)
2955 Harrison Boulevard, #102
Ogden, UT 84403


(801) 627-3399


(801) 627-3321


(888) 273-0071

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) offers information on shaken baby syndrome, shaken baby syndrome prevention programs, and training professionals and parents nationwide.



National Children's Alliance (NCA)
1612 K Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006







General Scope: The National Children's Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve Children's Advocacy Centers. These Centers further the goal of serving abused children through a comprehensive approach to services for victims and their families.

Training Specific: Training resources include:

*       Trainings/Conferences

*       NCA Net (the National Children's Alliance and the Regional Children's Advocacy Center's have added videoconferencing as another way to provide networking, education, and training to CACs across the country.)

*       Other Specialized Trainings

For more information about these training resources, see



National Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Services
3050 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606


(419) 535-3232


(419) 535-1989


(800) 924-2643

The National Exchange Club Foundation (NECF) focuses on improving the lives of children and families through the prevention of child abuse. The NECF coordinates a nationwide network of community-based Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers that offer a professionally supervised parent aide program to at-risk parents, with the goal of replacing traditional patterns of abusive behavior with effective skills for nonviolent parenting.



National Family Preservation Network (NFPN)
3971 North 1400 East
Buhl, ID 83316


(208) 543-6080


(888) 498-9047

General Scope: The mission of the National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) is to serve as a primary national voice for the preservation of families through Intensive Family Preservation and Reunification Services (IFPS & IFRS).

Training Resources: NFPN offers three assessment tools that measure family functioning, with a training package for each tool. NFPN also offers two fatherhood training curricula, with a training package for each. Spanish language versions are available for each of the assessment tools. For additional information, please see



National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC)
1620 Eye Street NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006


(703) 385-3206


(866) 916-4672

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) is a national resource and clearinghouse for information and research relating to healthy marriages.

The mission of the NHMRC is to help individuals and couples who choose marriage for themselves gain the knowledge and skills necessary to build and sustain a healthy marriage.

The NHMRC is administered under a cooperative agreement with the Office of Family Assistance within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
5100 SW Macadam Avenue
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97239


(503) 222-4044


(503) 222-4007

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) functions as the only Native American organization focused specifically on issues of child abuse and neglect and tribal capacity to prevent and respond effectively to these problems. NICWA provide workshops and training programs, using culturally appropriate NICWA developed resources, including training materials, curricula, and books. NICWA also offers technical assistance and training on child care, family preservation, and substance abuse.

Training Specific: NICWA had developed a Tribal Child Welfare Worker Certification that will serve as an aid for the continual development of Indian child welfare workers to better serve our tribal children and families. For more information, please see

NICWA has developed trainings on a variety of topics related to American Indian child welfare that are available via on-site training, training institutes, or ICWA online training courses. For more information, please see


National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (FRIENDS)
Chapel Hill Training Outreach Project
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


(919) 490-5577, x 222


(919) 490-4905

FRIENDS (Family Resource, Information, Education and Network Development Services) provides technical assistance to Federal grantee agencies implementing the Community-Based Grants for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, under the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.

FRIENDS works to build the capacity of States and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect and strengthen and support families.

The National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) (FRIENDS) is a service of the Children's Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect.



National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)
101 Lake Forest Boulevard
Suite 360
Gaithersburg, MD 20877


(877) 432-3411

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) supports the Administration for Children and Families' Office of Family Assistance's (OFA) efforts to assist States and communities to promote and support Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage.

Primarily a tool for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs, the NRFC provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources that support OFA-funded Responsible Fatherhood and Healthy Marriage grantees. The NRFC website also provides essential information for other audiences interested in fatherhood issues.



Nurse-Family Partnerships (NFP)
1900 Grant Street
Suite 750
Denver, CO 80203-4307


(303) 327-4241


(303) 327-4260

The Nurse-Family Partnership represents an approach to the long-established service strategy of the home visiting model that improves the health and social functioning of low income, first-time mothers, their babies, and families.

The NFP is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the National Center for Children, Families and Communities (NCCFC) in the School of Nursing.



Parents Anonymous, Inc.
675 West Foothill Boulevard
Suite 220
Claremont, CA 91711-3475


(909) 621-6184


(909) 625-6304

Parents Anonymous helps parents provide nurturing environments for their families. The organization is dedicated to strengthening families through strategies that promote mutual support and parental leadership. For State and local contacts, visit the Parents Anonymous website.



Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)
500 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60611


(312) 663-3520


(312) 939-8962

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) is committed to promoting legislation, policies, and programs that help prevent child abuse and neglect, support healthy childhood development, and strengthen families. Working with State chapters, PCCA provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at the national and local levels.

PCAA's research arm is the National Center on Child Abuse Prevention 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.

     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research -
The National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research enhances the link between research and practice by developing and evaluating prevention strategies, and by disseminating information about child abuse maltreatment and its prevention cross the country.

*       Healthy Families America -

*       Circle of Parents -



Search Institute
The Banks Building
615 First Avenue NW -- Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413


(612) 376-8955


(800) 888-7828

Search Institute conducts research to identify what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults. The Institute also provides resources to apply this knowledge and to motivate and equip others in ensuring young people are valued and that they thrive.



Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036


(202) 638-1144


(800) 899-4301

Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. Zero to Three is dedicated to advancing current knowledge, promoting beneficial policies and practices, communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences, and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development.


     Major Program(s)/Initiatives(s):

*       Brain Wonders -

*       Early Head Start NRC -

*       Cornerstone Project -



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