Resources from Other Agencies
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No library has everything, and CALiO is no exception. There are important collections of resources that child abuse professionals can consult in order to complement or expand upon the resources found here. They are listed here alphabetically.
AbuseWatch.net. Prevention Reources for the Community and Professionals.
Academy on Violence and Abuse. The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.
ACES Too High. This is the go-to-site for background, news and information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It also covers what towns, cities, states, social service agencies and organizations, schools, the juvenile and criminal justice systems, public health and medical community are doing to reduce the burden of ACES for the tens of millions of people in the US who have high ACE scores. Links to these projects and programs are posted on the ACEs in Action page. People can also tell their personal stories about how child trauma affected their lives and health. There are also links to research in the Research Section.
ACT for KIDS. Provides resources for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse and other forms of family trauma as well as resources for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Administration for Children and Families. Resources for promotion of the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
For Alabama Residents Only. Alabama Virtual Library.
Advocates for Youth. Champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
American Academy of Pediatrics. Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence-Child Abuse and Neglect. A starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing child abuse and neglect.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. The resources of this clearinghouse provide up to date information on evidence-based practice. A searchable collection that has been reviewed by clearinghouse staff, as well as information about organizational implementation of evidence-based practice, are the strengths of the clearinghouse.
Centers for Disease Control. A Better Start: Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority. A webcast presented by Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Ms. Francie Zimmerman and Dr. James Mercy on 09-10-09.
Child Trafficking Digital Library. In 2001, the Swiss organization Terre des homes launched an international campaign to combat child trafficking into prostitution, child marriage, and slave-like labor conditions. This digital library contains more than 1,800 publications pertaining to trafficking and exploitation of children around the world
Child Welfare Information Gateway. Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, the Child Welfare Information Gateway is a large, government-funded resource center that provides information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
Crimes Against Children Research Center. The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.
CrimeSolutions.gov. CrimeSolutions.gov is intended to be a central, reliable, and credible resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Its purpose is to assist in practical decision making and program implementation by gathering information on specific justice-related programs and reviewing the existing evaluation research against standard criteria.
ChildTrends Databank. A one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.
E-brary Cyberbullying. To help parents, educators, and others better understand, prevent, and take action against this growing concern, ebrary is subsidizing a collection of e-books on cyber bullying. Additionally, ebrary employees have uploaded a number of government documents from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, U.S. Department of Justice, and other organizations
Federal Trade Commission (2012). Safeguarding your child's future. Child identity theft. 12 p.
FindYouthInfo.gov. This federal Web site provide interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.
Frameworks Institute. The mission of the FrameWorks Institute is to advance the nonprofit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing the public discourse about social problems.
Frameworks Institute: Talking about child abuse and neglect prevention. A toolkit compendium of research on how Americans think about child development, and how to increase public support for policies that support prevention and intervention policies that reduce child abuse and neglect.
Future of Children. A Clearinghouse providing research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.
Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning consumer health information service of the Alabama public and medical libraries. This website is designed as a service for online users and a gateway to quality information resources.
HELPGUIDE.org. Child Abuse and Neglect, Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse. A good comprehensive overview of Child Abuse and Neglect, particularly for sharing with child and family advocates and victims. Includes topics such as warning signs, risk factors, reporting child abuse and also links to other resources.
Injury Prevention and Control: Data and Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wisqars (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. The International Centre of Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is leading a global movement to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction.
The Judges' Page Newsletter is published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Judge Dean Lewis (retired) is the editor.
MethResources.gov includes many searchable resources for dealing with methamphetamine and its relation to child abuse.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data provides data collections, online data analysis, and publications to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. One aspect of its mission to help prevent and respond to child abduction and exploitation has been to serve as a clearinghouse and provide information and training. The resources of the NCMEC collection include many publications that were researched and prepared by or for the organization.
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse State Statutes. The State Statutes on laws revelvant to Child Abuse are found here on this section of the NDAA website. There are 45 different categories, from Anatomical Dolls to Voyeurism.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The Online Research Library of NCTSN offers an array of resources, including tools for measuring and assessing the impact of trauma on children, and reading lists of references on specific topics related to childhood traumatic events, including abuse, compiled by experts.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service. The NCJRS Library is one of the largest collections of criminal justice information in the world, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Browse the collection by topic, or search the database.
National Link Coalition Working to stop violence against people and animals.
Net Cetera OnGuard Online. In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.
Neari News. Monthly Newsletter of the New England Adolescent Research Institute (Neari). This free monthly newsletter helps you stay current with emerging, cutting-edge research related to working with teens and children with sexual behavior problems and integrate new information into your practice.
Office for Victims of Crime. Existe Ayuda Toolkit. Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence.
Personal Safety Awareness Program. Horizons Mental Health Center, Hutchinson, KS. An early intervention program helping children prevent sexual assault.
Polaris Project. For a World without Slavery. Resources and Tools for fighting Human Trafficking.
Prevent Child Abuse America Provides prevention resources for parents and professionls. 2009.
Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - Database of Best Practice. (2011). European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Descriptions and links to more than 40 examples of prevention efforts against child sexual abuse in Europe are provided. These efforts vary widely in terms of target group, environment and methods used. Translation is available through Google for many of them.
Prostitution Research and Education (PRE). This organization conducts research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking; and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public, and policy makers around the globe.
PTSD Alliance. The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals
Rural Assistance Center. A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
SafeStart Center The Safe Start Center is a national resource center designed to support the Safe Start Initiative. The Center works with national partners and a multidisciplinary group of experts to provide training and technical assistance to the 15 Promising Approaches Pilot Sites.
Stop it Now! Stop It Now! works to prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program from American Humane. The TASK Program was created to provide guidance to child welfare professionals, attorneys and prosecutors, child protection workers, social workers, police officers, and any other professionals who work with children who have been maltreated and could benefit from involvement with therapy animals.
Tribal Court Clearinghouse a project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. This is an invaluable resource for advocates for American Indian and Alaskan Native children. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has worked extensively with issues relating to child victimization and the development of Tribal-specific resources and strategies to address child abuse and neglect, Child Sexual Abuse and Child Witnesses to Violence and Indian Child Welfare Act issues. Additionally, we seek to collaborate with agencies that have special expertise in these areas as well, such as the National CASA Association, National Child Welfare Association and the Native American Children's Alliance. Information provided here is continually updated, and new resources are posted as they become available or is developed by our staff or collaborators.
UNICEF. No organization has done more globally to address child welfare. Their annual reports on the state of the world’s children are supplemented by a wealth of publications on specific issues like trafficking, genital mutilation, child prostitution and slavery, child marriage, and the rights of children.
UNICEF Convention of the Rights of the Child. The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights.
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Western Regional CAC Director Toolkit: Helping You Build a Better CAC. This site contains tools to help you create a CAC, strengthen your team, secure funding, and much more!