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Child Abuse and Neglect: Additional Resources

CDC Resources

Other Federal Resources

  • Administration for Children and Families
    The Administration for Children and Families, within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
  • Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau
    The Children’s Bureau is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    The Child Welfare Information Gateway (a merger of the former National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse) provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
  • FRIENDS National Resource Center
    FRIENDS National Resource Center is a federally mandated Training and Technical Assistance Provider for agencies working to prevent child abuse.
  • Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood
    The Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood is a five-year project to generate and disseminate new knowledge and robust evidence about programs and strategies that contribute to child abuse and neglect prevention.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Project LAUNCH
    Project LAUNCH, a grant program of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, seeks to promote the wellness of young children birth to age eight. It focuses on improving the systems that serve young children with the goal of helping all children reach physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive milestones.

Additional Online Resources

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.
  • California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
    The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) identifies and disseminates information about child welfare practices in an effort to improve the lives of children and families.
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy
    The Center’s mission is to create new ideas and promote public policies that produce equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.
  • Children’s Safety Network – National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center
    The Children’s Safety Network provides resources and technical assistance to maternal and child health agencies and organizations seeking to reduce unintentional injuries and violence toward children and adolescents.
  • Childhelp® USA
    Childhelp® is a national nonprofit organization 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.
  • Child Welfare League of America
    The Child Welfare League of America assists more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.
  • Effective Strategies to Support Positive Parenting in Community Health Centers [955KB, 21Pages, Print Only]
    This report published by the American Psychological Association, identifies and recommends public health strategies and interventions based on the best available science to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote positive parenting practices within the context of behavioral health integration at community health centers.
  • FrameWorks Institute
    The FrameWorks Institute has conducted communications research on how people think about children’s issues, including child development and parenting.
  • International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
    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.
  • National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds
    The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds is a membership organization that provides training, technical assistance and peer consulting opportunities to state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to strengthen efforts to prevent child abuse.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center operates a 24-hour hotline to report missing and exploited children  (1-800-THE-LOST).
  • National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
    The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention is a resource center for state and local child death review programs. It promotes, supports, and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.
  • The National Children’s Advocacy Center’s Child Abuse Library Online
    The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO) of the National Children’s Advocacy Center is one of the largest professional collections of published knowledge, educational materials and resources related to child abuse and neglect in the United States.
  • National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
    The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation consists of more than 30 key organizations and issue experts whose mission is to prevent child sexual exploitation.
  • National Indian Child Welfare Association
    The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) addresses the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.
  • National Maternal and Child Health Center for Child Death Review: Keeping Kids Alive
    This organization promotes, supports, and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community, and national levels.
  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
    The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child is a multi-disciplinary collaboration comprising leading scholars in neuroscience, early childhood development, pediatrics, and economics.
  • Prevent Child Abuse America
    Prevent Child Abuse America works to prevent abuse and neglect of our nation’s children and helps provide healthy, safe and nurturing experiences for more than 100,000 families every year.
  • Shaken Baby Alliance
    The Shaken Baby Alliance collaborates with community agencies and professionals to provide support for victim families (including adoptive and foster parents) of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), to advocate justice for SBS victims, and to increase awareness of the problem.
  • STOP IT NOW!
    Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children, especially before they are harmed. Stop It Now!’s confidential, national toll-free HELPLINE (1.888.PREVENT) offers support, resources, and referrals to adults with questions or concerns about sexualized behavior toward children.
  • Text4baby
    Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote healthy birth outcomes and to reduce infant mortality among underserved populations. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.
  • Zero to Three
    The mission of Zero to Three is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.
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