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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the AAP Web site provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative
With funding from OVC, this NCVLI Program works to ensure that the rights of child-victims through education & training, litigation, and public policy.

Administration for Children and Families
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Through its Children's Bureau, ACF assists states in the delivery of child welfare services. Its Web site presents related initiatives, statistics, ACF programs, funding, and information systems.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.

Childstats.gov
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: prevent children's exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Violent Crimes Against Children
This FBI program's mission is to: decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations. The program's strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

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.

Alliance for Children and Families
The Alliance advocates for children, families, and communities and educates and trains human service leaders. This international nonprofit also delivers programs, information, and services to and through its membership of child- and family-serving organizations.

American Bar Association (ABA): Center on Children and the Law
The Center works to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors who have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
This organization's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Chadwick Center for Children and Families
The Chadwick Center for Children and Families promotes the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.

Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)
NCCEV works to to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database
The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)
DAA is an organization dedicated to help eradicate violence against women and children.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
This site provides promising practices and lessons learned from Administration for Children and Families' grantee demonstration projects on children and youth exposed to violence.

Family Justice Center Alliance
The Alliance provides training, planning, consulting and technical assistance to Family Justice Centers and family violence professionals throughout the world.

Family Research Laboratory (FRL)
FRL works to understand family violence and the impact of violence in families.

FRIENDS, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
FRIENDS provides services to the community-based child abuse prevention community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Greenbook Initiative
The Greenbook Initiative helps child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates and family court judges in communities across the country change their approach to family violence to better help battered women and their children achieve safety.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)
NCJTC offers programs for: Federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement executives, investigators and first responding officers; Federal, state, tribal and local prosecutors; judges, tribal leaders, probation and parole officers, and corrections officers; child protective services workers, victim advocates and mental health professionals, public policy leaders, teachers and school administrators, broadcasters and journalists.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes
The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) is one of the new resource centers within the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance National Network. NRC4Tribes joins the Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network which is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)
NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)
NCVLI is an educational institution dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal information resources, and legal advocacy. NCVLI’s attorney staff accomplishes this mission by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in cases nationwide advocating for victims’ rights; providing legal technical assistance to attorneys who represent crime victims, and conducting trainings all across the country on victims’ rights for attorneys, law students and victim services providers.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-373-7888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP)
NIWAP is a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to providers and allied professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. NIWAP hosts a library which contains numerous resources on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes.

National Runaway Safeline
The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Native American Children's Alliance (NACA)
NACA is an inter-tribal membership organization whose mission is to promote excellence in child abuse prevention and intervention in Native American and Alaska Native communities through training, mentoring and information.

Safe4Athletes
Advocates for athlete welfare, where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Victims of Violence
Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.

OVC-Funded Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence
Developed through a grant from OVC, this section of the AAP Web site provides pediatricians and all medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice operations to more effectively identify, treat, and refer children and youth who have been exposed to or victimized by violence.

ChildVictimWeb
ChildVictimWeb is a free online training resource designed for professionals from all disciplines who work with children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence. This course describes the prevalence and characteristics of different forms of victimization often experienced in childhood, their psychological, behavioral, social, and health consequences, and implications for practice. Assessment strategies, an evidence-based approach to treatment planning, trauma-informed case management skills, and information about evidence supported treatments are presented.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI): Safeguarding Child-Victims' Rights Initiative
With funding from OVC, this NCVLI Program works to ensure that the rights of child-victims through education & training, litigation, and public policy.

Federal Resources

Administration for Children and Families
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Through its Children's Bureau, ACF assists states in the delivery of child welfare services. Its Web site presents related initiatives, statistics, ACF programs, funding, and information systems.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as the general public to timely, essential information.

Childstats.gov
This website offers easy access to statistics and reports on children and families, including: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education and health. The Forum fosters coordination, collaboration, and integration of Federal efforts to collect and report data on conditions and trends for children and families.

CrimeSolutions.gov
CrimeSolutions.gov is a searchable online database of evidence-based programs covering a range of justice-related topics, including victim assistance programs; corrections; courts; crime prevention; substance abuse; juveniles; law enforcement; and technology and forensics. The site is a tool to understand, access and integrate scientific evidence about programs into programmatic and policy decisions.

Defending Childhood
Defending Childhood is an initiative of Attorney General Eric Holder that strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: prevent children's exposure to violence, mitigate the negative impact of children's exposure to violence when it does occur, and develop knowledge and spread awareness about children's exposure to violence.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Violent Crimes Against Children
This FBI program's mission is to: decrease the vulnerability of children to sexual exploitation; develop a nationwide capacity to provide a rapid, effective, and measured investigative response to crimes against children; and enhance the capabilities of state and local law enforcement investigators through programs, investigative assistance, and task force operations. The program's strategy involves using multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams to investigate and prosecute crimes that cross legal, geographical, and jurisdictional boundaries; promoting and enhancing interagency sharing of intelligence, specialized skills, and services; and widely offering our victim/witness services.

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than hundreds of interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) is a technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

Non-Governmental Resources

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.

Alliance for Children and Families

The Alliance advocates for children, families, and communities and educates and trains human service leaders. This international nonprofit also delivers programs, information, and services to and through its membership of child- and family-serving organizations.

American Bar Association (ABA): Center on Children and the Law

The Center works to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors who have a measurable impact on youth. The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is to create successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

This organization's mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families promotes the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.

Childhood Violent Trauma Center (CVTC)

NCCEV works to to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.

Children Exposed to Violence Evidence-Based Programs Database

The Children Exposed to Violence (CEV) Database section of the Safe Start Center Web site highlights programs evaluated on the Department of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site. The database uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in services for children exposed to violence.

Domestic Abuse Awareness, Inc. (DAA)

DAA is an organization dedicated to help eradicate violence against women and children.

Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families provides support and training locally, nationally, and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.

Enhanced Services to Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This site provides promising practices and lessons learned from Administration for Children and Families' grantee demonstration projects on children and youth exposed to violence.

Family Justice Center Alliance

The Alliance provides training, planning, consulting and technical assistance to Family Justice Centers and family violence professionals throughout the world.

Family Research Laboratory (FRL)

FRL works to understand family violence and the impact of violence in families.

FRIENDS, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

FRIENDS provides services to the community-based child abuse prevention community through targeted training and technical assistance efforts.

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

The mission of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services is to empower young women, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.

Greenbook Initiative

The Greenbook Initiative helps child welfare workers, domestic violence advocates and family court judges in communities across the country change their approach to family violence to better help battered women and their children achieve safety.

National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

The overarching goal of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and/or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being.

National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC)

NCJTC offers programs for: Federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement executives, investigators and first responding officers; Federal, state, tribal and local prosecutors; judges, tribal leaders, probation and parole officers, and corrections officers; child protective services workers, victim advocates and mental health professionals, public policy leaders, teachers and school administrators, broadcasters and journalists.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes

The National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes (NRC4Tribes) is one of the new resource centers within the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance National Network. NRC4Tribes joins the Children's Bureau's Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance Network which is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.

National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)

NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI)

NCVLI is an educational institution dedicated to promoting a fair and balanced criminal justice system through legal education, legal scholarship, legal information resources, and legal advocacy. NCVLI’s attorney staff accomplishes this mission by filing amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in cases nationwide advocating for victims’ rights; providing legal technical assistance to attorneys who represent crime victims, and conducting trainings all across the country on victims’ rights for attorneys, law students and victim services providers.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Call NHTRC at 1-888-373-7888 to: report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in your area; or request training and technical assistance, general information or specific anti-trafficking resources.

National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project (NIWAP)

NIWAP is a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to providers and allied professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. NIWAP hosts a library which contains numerous resources on the legal rights of immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and other crimes.

National Runaway Safeline

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Native American Children's Alliance (NACA)

NACA is an inter-tribal membership organization whose mission is to promote excellence in child abuse prevention and intervention in Native American and Alaska Native communities through training, mentoring and information.

Safe4Athletes

Advocates for athlete welfare, where every athlete is provided a safe and positive environment free of sexual abuse, bullying and harassment.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide.

Victims of Violence

Victims of Violence is a Canadian organization that provides long term support and guidance to victims of violent crime and their families, aids families of missing children in the search for their loved ones, and conducts research on issues affecting victims of violent crime.
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