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American Medical Association (AMA)
Department of Mental Health
toll-free: (800) 621-8335
main number: 312-464-5000
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC National Office
PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
940 N.E. 13th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
APSAC is the Nation's only interdisciplinary society for professionals working in the field of child abuse and neglect. They advanced professional education with seminars addressing all aspects of child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment with victims, perpetrators, and families affected by physical, sexual, and psychological abuse and neglect.
Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance 2000
web: Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance
C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
web: The Kempe Center
Child Welfare Information Gateway (Formerly The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information)
1250 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20024
toll free: (800) 394-3366
voice: (703) 385-7565
fax: (703) 385-3206
web: Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues. A Service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.
Children's Bureau Express
web: Children's Bureau Express
The Children's Bureau Express is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption. It is rich with publications, abstracts, primary research, news, and more.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
voice: (202) 324-3000
A wealth of information about crime, including Crimes Against Children.
Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children:
A Directory for Law Enforcement and Other Public and Private Agencies
web: Federal Resources on Missing and Exploited Children (PDF)
web: Foundation Center
The Front Porch Project®
American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 80112-5117
toll free: 800-227-4645
e-mail: Contact Form
web: The Front Porch Project®
AHA's initiative, The Front Porch Project®, reflects the belief that everyone can - and should - become more aware of how to help protect children in their own community. Through training of interested citizens in how to respond to possible instances of child maltreatment, AHA delivers the basic elements of the Front Porch Project® to selected communities.
The Future of Children
Features regularly updated information on major issues related to child health and well-being.
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
200 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60601, USA
voice: 1 312 578 1401
fax: 1 312 578 1405
ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse and child labor. ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.
Missing and Exploited Children
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Publications
web: Missing and Exploited Children
Missing and Exploited Children's Training Programs
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Fox Valley Technical College
Criminal Justice Department
P.O. Box 2277
1825 North Bluemound Drive
Appleton, WI 54913-2277
web: Fox Valley Technical College
Fox Valley offers training in recognizing the signs of abuse, collecting and preserving evidece, preparing cases for prosecution, interviewing victims and offenders, and liability issues.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI)
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Aimed at responding to an increasing volume of reported child abuse, the National Center serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform and state-of-the-art information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions. They provide training and technical assistance, a clearinghouse on child abuse case law, statutory initiatives, court reforms and trial strategies, authoritative publications, and primary research on state and federal developments, best practices, and prosecutorial innovations.
National Children's Alliance
National Children's Alliance
516 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
- Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
St. Paul, MN
- Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center
- Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Rainbow City, AL
- Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
Improving the Juvenile and Family Courts' Handling of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Disseminate Resource Guidelines for Improving the Juvenile and Family Courts Handling of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (Resource Guidelines detail each element necessary for a fair, thorough, and speedy court process in child abuse and neglect cases). Provide training and technical assistance, information dissemination, and curriculum development.
National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment (NRCCM)
1349 West Peachtree Street NE., Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30309
The National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment (NRCCM) assists states, local agencies and tribes in enhancing the quality and effectiveness of services for maltreated children and their families. The NRCCM is jointly operated by the Child Welfare Institute (CWI) and ACTION for Child Protection. NRCCM offers training, technical assistance, consultation, and information in response to identified needs relating to the prevention, identification, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
voice: 703-821-8955, ext. 249
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Resource Center (NSRC) provides information services and technical assistance on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and related topics. Their goal is to promote understanding of SIDS and provide comfort to those affected by SIDS through information sharing. Sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau(MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, NSRC assists State MCHB-supported projects, State SIDS programs funded through the MCH Block Grant, Policymakers, program planners, parents, family members, the general public, researchers, educators, medical and legal professionals, care providers, and counselors.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
They offer portable guides to documenting, investigation, and preventing child abuse.
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Information Resources
web: OVC Information Resources
The OVC offers useful information for victims of many types of crimes, including a section on Child Abuse.
Overview of the Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse: 2000 Update
Prevent Child Abuse America
200 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604-2404
web: Prevent Child Abuse America
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
web: W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Victims of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Rape, Robbery, Assault, and Violent Death
A Manual for Clergy and Congregations
web: Manual for Clergy and Congregations
Includes a section entitled, "Scriptural References About Children". Scriptures include Hebrew Scriptures, the Talmud, the New Testament.
Child Abuse: Just One Story
Child Abuse Introduction   | Signs of Child Abuse
Child Abuse Statistics | It's Under Reported
Effects of Child Abuse on Children: Abuse General
Effects of Child Abuse on Children: Child Sexual Abuse
Injuries to Children: Physical and Sexual Abuse
Effects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood Abuse
Effects of Child Abuse on Adults: Childhood Sexual Abuse
Definition of Physical Abuse   | Signs of Physical Abuse
Definition of Sexual Abuse | Signs of Sexual Abuse
Definition of Child Neglect | Signs of Child Neglect
Definition of Emotional Abuse | Signs of Emotional Abuse
Abusers | Pedophiles
Child Physical Abuse and Corporal Punishment
Treatment for Child Abuse
Costs to Society
State Child Abuse Laws
Nationwide Crisis Line and Hotline Directory
National Non-Governmental Organizations and Links
U.S. Government Organizations and Links