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Helpful Links on Child Abuse and Neglect

Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect hosts innovative programs that treat abused children (from birth to age 18), train professionals and research treatment methods to help and heal the most children.

Child Welfare Information Gateway (formally the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect) goal is to connect professionals and the community to timely and well-balanced information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics regarding the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.

Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is a part of the Children's Bureau in the Department of Health and Human Services. It funds the National Clearinghouse, the National Data Archive, and important resources for improving state responses on child abuse and neglect..

Prevent Child Abuse America helps build awareness, provides education and inspires hope to individuals involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. Working with chapters in 39 states and the District of Columbia, Prevent Child Abuse America provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels.

Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) works  to reduce morbidity, disability, mortality, and costs associated with injuries.

Child Welfare League of America is committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

The Future of Children promotes 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 Trends Databank delivers continuously updated trend data with the latest national estimates for all indicators.

Family Research Laboratory has devoted itself primarily to understanding family violence and the impact of violence in families.

Children and Family Research Center provides helpful research reports, bibliographies, and literature reviews that can be integrated into practice, programs, and policy.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides resources on juvenile justice programs and delinquency prevention.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is 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 their lives

Child Welfare Watch (Tough Decisions: Dealing with Domestic Violence) this PDF document is a good resource for research on domestic violence.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a great resource for juvenile justice research.

KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.

Chapin Hall Center for Children is centered at the University of Chicago. The Chapin Hall Center studies youth and families, child welfare services, community resources for child and youth development, community development strategies, and education.

Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) is based at the University of New Hampshire. CCRC provides reseach statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners.

Multi-Site Evaluation of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) Findings highlight many benefits of CACs, and establish some of the first research-based support for the CAC model of child abuse investigation.

Child Stats 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 education.

 


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