Child Protection / Welfare
(Related pages include: Child Support / Custody / Visitation, Child Sexual Abuse / Assault / Violence, Children & Youth, Girls, and Teen Dating Violence.)
Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection – a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating child pornography from the Internet. ASACP battles child pornography through its CP reporting hotline, and by organizing the efforts of the online adult industry to combat the heinous crime of child sexual abuse, Los Angeles, CA.
Child Welfare Statistics & Research, Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children & Families, Washington, DC.
Child Welfare League of America – is the nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. We are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm, Washington, DC.
The Greenbook Initiative – ideas for cooperation of child welfare agencies, courts and domestic violence service providers.
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center – and its programs, Jacob Wetterling Resource Center (JWRC) and Center for Effective Discipline (CED), work to end all forms of child maltreatment through education, training and prevention, while advocating for and serving children, adult survivors and communities. Gundersen NCPTC prepares current and future child protection professionals to recognize and report the abuse of children. As leaders in the field since 2003, more than 100,000 child protection professionals have been trained in all 50 states and 17 countries on topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions and prevention, Winona, MN.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare – is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The mission is to improve systems and practice for families with substance use disorders who are involved in the child welfare and family judicial systems by assisting local, State and tribal agencies. NCSACW's goals are to develop and implement a comprehensive program of information gathering and dissemination, to provide technical assistance and to develop knowledge and its application that promotes effective practice, organizational and system changes at the local, state and national levels.
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine – we are one of 10 national resource centers (NRCs) funded by the Children's Bureau, to provide free, on-site training and technical assistance to State and Tribal child welfare agencies. The Center supports organizations committed to the welfare of children, youth and families through training, technical assistance, research and evaluation. Our Vision: Your job is to help children and families. Our job is to help you. Our Mission:Focus our work on critical areas that will improve organizations and help them achieve better systemic outcomes for children, youth and families. Our T/TA focus areas: Our work helps child welfare agencies improve their management and operations, expand their organizational capacity and promote service integration, with the ultimate goal of improved outcomes for children and families. The Center helps agencies build capacity in four primary areas, including: strategic planning, quality improvement systems, stakeholder involvement and interagency collaboration and training systems and workforce development, Portland, ME.
Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare, Futures Without Violence – we are working across multiple sectors to advance an adult and child survivor-centered approach.
Regional Implementation Centers, Children's Bureau, Administration for Children & Families.
Atlantic Coast Child Welfare Implementation Center, Baltimore, MD
Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center, Lincoln, NE
Mountains and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center, Arlington, TX
Northeast and Caribbean Implementation Center, Portland, ME
Western and Pacific Child Welfare Implementation Center
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody – is a part of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The Resource Center provides training and technical assistance to professionals seeking to improve outcomes on child protection cases that involve domestic violence, while engaging in policy reform in those areas. The Resource Center provided technical assistance related to the Greenbook Initiative, a federally funded project that saw child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates, and family court judges change their approach to domestic violence to better help battered women and their children achieve safety. The Resource Center also provides support and consultation around custody and parenting time decision-making and safe options for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Often, professionals seek our help putting together their individual presentations or designing multi-disciplinary educational workshops. The Resource Center has provided assistance to judges and others with their individual presentations on protection orders, elder abuse, child custody, and a host of other issues related to domestic violence. The Resource Center tailors materials and presentations to specific state, tribal, or local jurisdictions.
In addition to educational programming, staff (policy analysts, attorneys, resource specialists) can conduct research on cases, statutes, and social science, model court processes, as well as provide individualized consultation on content and troubleshoot situations. The Resource Center also maintains a lending library of books, videos, curricula, bench tools, policy manuals, and other publications for its constituents, Reno, NV.
Safe & Together Institute – a perpetrator pattern based, child centered, survivor strengths approach to working with domestic violence. Developed originally for child welfare systems, it has policy and practice implications for a variety of professionals and systems including domestic violence advocates, family service providers, courts, evaluators, domestic violence community collaboratives and others. The behavioral focus of the model highlights the “how” of the work, offering practical and concrete changes in practice. The model has a growing body of evidence associated with it including recent correlations with a reduction in out of home placements in child welfare domestic violence cases, Canton, CT.