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A Men's Project

added 04/12/2011

Resources and information for men who seek to prevent sexual and domestic violence. They encourage the use of their site for the formation of new groups and projects, as well as networking amongst existing groups and projects.

Academy on Violence and Abuse

added 06/03/2008
Michael Callahan

"The Academy on Violence and Abuse is an academic, health-professional membership-based organization dedicated to making violence and abuse a core component of medical and related professional education."

Adults and Children Together Against Violence (ACT)

added 07/16/2001

Posts factsheets and resource information about violence prevention. Topics include Discipline; Tips for Responding to Challenging Behavior; Supporting Positive Behaviors; Understanding Behavior; Media Violence; Positive Learning Activities; Anger Management; Violence Prevention for Teachers of Young Children; Selecting High Quality Childcare; and Violence Prevention for Families of Young Children.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

added 01/25/2001

APSAC provides professional education which promotes effective, culturally sensitive, and interdisciplinary approaches to the identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect. There is also emphasis on promoting research and guidelines to inform professional practice and educate the public about child abuse and neglect, while ensuring that America's public policy concerning child maltreatment is well informed and constructive.

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia

added 09/21/2001

Addresses the cycle of violence providing intervention, prevention and support services. AVP is committed to advocacy and support for individual homicide co-victims, violence prevention training for children and adults, and effecting change in public and private institutions and society at large. Website includes links to resources on violence prevention, family violence, gun control, government resources, trauma, victim resources, conflict resolution and mediation and other sites of interest.

Bureau For At-Risk Youth

added 05/12/1998

This company provides dvd's, bookmarks, pamphlets, and other resources teaching youth about preventing violence and conflict resolution.

Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.

added 06/04/2008

The Center offers community-level services directly to children and their families, and trains professionals on child welfare issues. Most of our services are provided at not cost, and address the diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds of families.

Child Abuse Council of Santa Clara County

added 03/16/2000

Posts information about the Child Abuse Council and its activities, what is child abuse, child abuse prevention, mandated reporting, child abuse statistics, and treatment and specific programs within Santa Clara County.

Child Abuse Prevention Network

added 05/20/2000

Provides tools for professionals to support the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Child AbuseWatch.net

added 07/16/2009

Child AbuseWatch is a world wide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. This website provides a centralized source of easy-to-access and understand child abuse prevention information. Other services include Crisis and Emergency Resource Referrals, Child Advocacy Activism, Law Enforcement/First Responder Resources, and offender tracking.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

added 03/15/2007

The Clearinghouse is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues. Databases, Publications, Links, and Funding sources are provided on their website.

ChildHelp USA

added 02/10/2000

Organization in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment. Childhelp programs include: body safety education for children, abuse intervention training for adults who work with children, early enrichment programs for at-risk children and families, residential treatment for victims of severe child abuse, and 24-hour abuse crisis counseling and referral services.

Children Against Court Appointed Child Abuse CA3

added 12/31/2008

CA3 is an organization founded by adult Children who suffered Court Appointed Child Abuse and are trying to find their voices through ending CA-CA.

Children's Safety Network

added 02/03/2000

Distributes materials on youth and violence prevention, including guides to data and educational resources and materials for parents.

Committee for Children: Leaders in Youth Violence Prevention and Social-Emotional Learning

added 09/29/1997

Provides classroom curricula for the prevention of child abuse and youth violence. They also offer training and parent education, and conduct original research.

Community Solutions for Children, Families, and Individuals, Inc. -- La Isla Pacifica

added 06/04/2008

A human service agency providing services in mental health, youth support, domestic violence and sexual assault, court and community referrals, and transitional housing for singe youth parents.

Dade County Domestic Violence Division

added 06/04/2008

Miami-Dade County has forged a cooperative effort between the court, government agencies, and those in the community who are committed to effectively addressing family violence through the justice system.

FaithTrust Institute

added 10/26/2005

This website contains information about the intersection of religious issues and child abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and clergy misconduct.

Family Violence Outreach Program -- Coordinating Council for Children in Crisis, Inc

added 06/04/2008

CCCC works to prevent abuse, neglect and victimization across the life span and to serve those affected by providing home visiting and outreach, parenting education, family strengthening activities, counseling and advocacy to children and adults.

Focus Adolescent Services

added 07/27/2001

Information, resources, and support for families with troubled teens, including State Directory of Family Help. Information on Abuse; Anger in Our Teens and in Ourselves; Adolescent Sex Offenders; Teen Violence. Speakers available.
Contact Info: Toll-free helpline 1-877-362-8727

Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

added 06/04/2008

The Harriett Buhai Center provides family law and domestic violence assistance to low-income families in Los Angeles through the efforts of volunteer lawyers, paralegals and students.

Institute for Safe Families

added 03/07/2010

Institute for Safe Families programs focus on training and education, prevention, and policy activities that will better serve the needs of Philadelphia families and communities that are at risk for or are experiencing interpersonal violence.

International Child Resource Institute

added 05/14/1996

ICRI has been providing services for families and children locally and around the world. ICRI makes a difference by providing technical assistance and consultation to a wide variety of national and international organizations interested in such children's issues as child care, child abuse prevention, child survival, maternal and child health, placement alternatives for abandoned and traumatized children and the promotion of children's rights. ICRI has offices or collaborates with organizations around the world to provide services to children and families.

International Society for Child Abuse and Neglect

added 01/26/2001

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


added 02/19/2010

Offers information related to various types of crime prevention such as child abuse and domestic violence.

Love Our Children USA

added 04/28/2002

Organization dedicated to redefining child abuse through aggressive public awareness and advocacy. Website offers information and resources for parents, childcare givers, kids and teens.

Mid-Atlantic PANDA Coalition

added 05/25/2010

PANDA (Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness) is a program designed to train dental professionals and other healthcare providers to recognize and respond to signs of abuse and neglect in their patients.

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - Australia

added 10/24/2001

Contains educational resources for parents and professionals on child abuse and neglect, families, parenting, reporting information, and more. Also includes information on activities, programs, and family and community workshops.
Service Region: Australia for trainings.

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

added 12/17/2009

The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence and to promote the health and well-being of Latin@ communities.

National Resource Center for Child Protective Services

added 01/31/2001

Provides a wide variety of resources and services to professionals and the general public.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

added 02/12/2001

NSPCC is the UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The website includes information about the Full Stop campaign, getting involved, job opportunities, information about the organization and it's publications, and more. Services include children's services and family support.

Prevent Child Abuse America

added 10/15/2001
National Center on Child Abuse Prevention Research

Includes information on advocacy, state chapter development, implementation of programs such as Healthy Family America, publications, public service announcements, and research.

Prevention Institute

added 03/22/2001

Advocates for prevention. Website includes papers, a list of programs insterested in prevention, and tools and frameworks to use in prevention work, including an eight-step methodology for collaboration that guides advocates and practitioners through the process.

Rainbow House

added 06/04/2008

Rainbow House is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to end domestic violence. For more than a quarter of a century, Rainbow House has offered domestic violence prevention programs, support and outreach services and resources to survivors across the City of Chicago.

Raising Voices

added 09/01/2001

Works to prevent violence against women and children. Website includes information about a resource guide and other resources, how Raising Voices help build a movement in various regions, and how you can raise your voice and become active in the movement to end violence.
Service Region: Eastern and Southern Africa

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

added 05/20/2000

This organization from the Fargo-Moorhead area (North Dakota, Minnesota) publishes prevention and treatment materials on the topics of sexual abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence in their publications division. Services include Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, Counseling, Legal Advocacy, Emergency Housing, Outreach Activities, Community Education and Professional Training, Support Groups, and Criminal Justice Systems Monitoring.


added 02/10/2010

"Rozan is an Islamabad based NGO working on issues related to emotional and psychological health, gender, violence against women and children, and the psychological and reproductive health of adolescents. Most Rozan team members are qualified psychologists who work to enhance the emotional health of people from all sections of the society by conducting awareness raising activities, trainings and counseling."

Safe from the Start, Reducing Children's Exposure To Violence

added 08/11/2008
California Attorney General

"The California Safe from the Start (SFTS) Initiative is a comprehensive strategy to assist communities in reducing the impact of violence on children. The initiative targets children ages 0 to 18 with an emphasis on children ages 0 to 5, who have been exposed to family, school and/or community violence."


added 07/20/2001

Sex Offender.com Database Registry provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in identification of potential sexoffenders. Includes on-line data systems. Raises public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation.

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre (Victoria)

added 07/30/2009

DVRC (formerly DVIRC) is a statewide service in Victoria, Australia. DVRC aims to reduce and prevent family violence by providing education to improve service and policy responses, and by assisting people who have experienced abuse.

The Front Porch Project

added 01/26/2001

The Front Porch Project is a national, research-supported, community-based initiative built upon the belief that all people who are concerned about the safety and well-being of children in their communities need to be encouraged and taught to make a difference. Using a capacity-building approach involving training, technical assistance, and evaluation, American Humane Association helps local organizations implement and sustain the Front Porch Project in their communities.

The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls

added 03/18/2010

An online resource in English, French and Spanish, designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. The primary purpose of the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre is to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.

The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

added 01/26/2001

Headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect has been recognized as a world leader in child abuse treatment and prevention programs for over forty years. Directed by some of the nation’s leading experts, The Kempe Center 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.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Homeless Youth Resources

added 11/09/2010

The mission of NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States. This site provides a wide variety of resources and information. One area to check out is their Measures Review Database which reviews tools that measure children's experiences of trauma, their reactions to it, and other mental health and trauma-related issues.

The National Council on Crime and Deliquency

added 07/23/2002

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems. NCCD conducts research, promotes reform initiatives, and seeks to work with individuals, public and private organizations and the media to prevent and reduce crime and delinquency.

Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

added 06/04/2008

"The Vermont Network works with a wide range of partners to make Vermont a place where victims and survivors are safe and supported and where domestic and sexual violence can no longer thrive."

Violence Prevention Alliance

added 09/09/2009

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) is a network of WHO Member States, international agencies and civil society organizations working to prevent violence. VPA participants share an evidence-based public health approach that targets the risk factors leading to violence and promotes multi-sectoral cooperation.

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources

added 06/17/1996
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Publishes and distributes prevention materials (literature, curricula, videos, posters, etc.) for all ages. Many topics are addressed, including: conflict resolution, anger management, peace, and violence prevention.


added 06/04/2008

"WomenSafe works toward the elimination of physical, sexual and emotional violence against women and their children through direct service, education and social change."

Working with Children Towards a Healthy & Non-Violent Future

added 06/11/2008

"This Special Collection provides a unique perspective on working with children (younger than 13 years of age), focusing on theories and strategies for raising respectful, non-violent people. Resources included here discuss child development and how to utilize this knowledge when implementing primary prevention strategies that foster healthy attitudes and behaviors"

World Childhood Foundation

added 04/03/2002

The World Childhood Foundation identifies, reviews and supports existing projects and efforts that are in line with its mission. The Foundation also works actively to raise public consciousness about children's rights and how vulnerable and exploited children are suffering in various parts of the world.