National Disability Rights Network:
The National Disability Rights Network works in Washington, DC on behalf of the Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) and Client Assistance Programs (CAPs), the nation’s largest providers of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities.
National Children’s Advocacy Center
The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership
Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) are community-based, child-friendly, and trauma-informed organizations that coordinate a multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment allegations.
Trauma Based Services
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network -NCTS
Our Mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
Trauma and Child Abuse Resource Center
The mission of Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, Inc. (TICTI) is;
- To the healing and healthy development of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma or loss;
- To develop, evaluate, and disseminate effective prevention, asessment and treatment methods.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Organizations
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, service organization that protects the public’s health.
Contact your state social service agency for information about state benefit programs and more.
The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. The vision is that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
The National Federation of Families
The National Federation of Families is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 state and local affiliates and national partners focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and substance use challenges and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works.
Glossary and Terms
Understanding the terms used is an important first step.
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