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CHILD ADVOCACY:
Administration for Children and Families www.acf.dhhs.gov (the ACF is the federal agency funding state, 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)
American Humane Society www.americanhumane.org (Focus’s on the prevention of cruelty to children and animals. Includes information on the National Center on Family Group Decision Making.)
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC ) www.apsac.org (the APSAC is the website for professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence)
Best Interests: A Website for Children’s Advocates www.childadvocacy.com (includes a huge selection of books dealing with abused/neglected children and the issues these children encounter – includes books on CASA)
Child Abuse Prevention Network www.child-abuse.com (covers a wide variety of child abuse topics)
Children’s Defense Fund www.childrensdefense.org (A strong voice for children and families whose mission is to leave no child behind and ensure every child has a healthy start, a head start, a air start and a moral start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.)

Child Help USA www.childhelpusa.org (Dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, educational and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children by focusing efforts and resources upon treatment, prevention and research.)
Children’s Rights www.childrensrights.org (studies the issues and develops and advocates at the state and federal levels for public policies that improve public child welfare systems)
Child Welfare League of America www.cwla.org (dedicated to ensuring the safety, permanency and well being of child, youth and families by advancing public policy and promoting best practices)
Child Welfare Information Gateway www.childwelfare.gov ( A department of Health and Human Services which gives data on child welfare as well as covering laws related to abuse, prevention, foster care and permanency)
Children’s Bureau www.acf.hhs.gov ( A department of Health and Human Services which supports services and productive partnership with states, tribes and communities to provide for children’s safety, permanency and well being)
Chapin Hall www.chapinhall.org ( Chapin Hall is an applied research center at the University of Chicago dedicated to conducting and actively disseminating rigorous research that serves children and youth, their families, and the communities in which they live.)
Cornerstone for Kids www.cornerstones4kids.org (to improve the lives and circumstances of vulnerable children. C4K’s work focuses on improving the organizations that provide vulnerable children with supports and services in order to improve outcomes for these children and their families)
Kids Voice www.kidsvoice.org (A Pittsburgh organization that guides children through the court process and ensures that every agency involved meets the full range of abused/neglected children’s needs.)
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence www.nccev.org (this website provides a wealth of information for individuals interested in learning more about the effects of violence exposure on children and initiatives addressing these issues including literature and website resources)
Prevent Child Abuse America www.preventchildabuse.org (this website provides a variety of documents on child abuse/neglect)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation www.aecf.org (fosters public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs) also see www.casey.org (the resource library includes a multitude of valuable information on children in foster care, aging out, education, permanency, mental health, racial disproportionally, and more
The Forum for Youth Investment www.forumfyi.org (helps communities make sure all young people are ready for college, work and life when they turn 21. It advocates for support and services for young people as well as providing information, technical assistance, training and partnership opportunities to increase youth investment and youth involvement)
The Mockingbird Society www.mockingbirdsociety.org (Through advocacy, public education and system reform, this organization works toward universal recognition of children and adolescents involved in the child welfare system. It offers programs to foster system change on multiple levels and provide marginalized youth with new opportunities)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov (a government website with information on health, financial assistance, health insurance and safety for children and families. The website provides information on child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, drug abuse, alcoholism, teen violence and includes statistics regarding these topics.)
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