Our members are leaders in the field of protecting vulnerable children.
The National Child Abuse Coalition includes national organizations participating in legislative advocacy or education on child abuse and neglect issues. Our members include:
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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families. The Alliance works for transformational change by representing and supporting its network of hundreds of nonprofit human-serving organizations across North America as they translate knowledge into best practices that improve their communities.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a professional membership organization of 66,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law improves children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy. The Center is a full-service technical assistance, training, and research program addressing a broad spectrum of law and court-related topics affecting children.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), now in partnership with The New York Foundling, was founded in 1987, is a nonprofit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. The mission of APSAC is to improve society’s response to the abuse and neglect of its children by promoting effective interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment and prevention of child maltreatment.
The Children’s Advocacy Institute (CAI), founded at the nonprofit University of San Diego School of Law in 1989, works to improve the lives of all children and youth, with special emphasis on reforming the child protection and foster care systems and improving outcomes for youth aging out of foster care. Conducted through its offices in San Diego, Sacramento, and Washington, D.C., CAI's research and advocacy seeks to leverage change for children and youth through impact litigation, regulatory and legislative advocacy, and public education.
Children and Family Futures (CFF) is staffed by experts with specialized knowledge on improving collaborative practice and policy among the substance abuse, child welfare, Tribal child welfare and family judicial systems. The mission of CFF is to improve safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families affected by trauma, substance use and mental health disorders.
The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving children and families that are vulnerable since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. The CWLA's mission: CWLA leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for children, youth and families that are vulnerable.
Founded in 1978, Committee for Children (CFC) is a global nonprofit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through education and advocacy. We work on the federal, state, and local level to prevent child abuse, bullying, and violence, and to encourage teaching social-emotional skills to children and youth. Our research-based social-emotional learning curricula are used in over 26,000 schools in 70 countries and have helped close to 11 million children. CFC created one of the first prevention curricula for child sexual abuse.
The Family Focused Treatment Association (FFTA) was established in 1988 to develop, promote, and support Treatment Foster Care (TFC). Since that time, FFTA has grown to become the only national, non-profit association that represents treatment foster care programs across North America.
First Focus is a nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. First Focus leads a comprehensive advocacy strategy, with its hands-on experience with federal policymaking and a commitment to seeking policy solutions.
Futures Without Violence is a national advocacy, training and social change organization working to violence against women and children in the United States and globally. Based in San Francisco, with offices in Washington DC and Boston, FUTURES works to strengthen families and communities to reduce violence, help victims heal and thrive and promote healthy and respectful relationships. We focus on two-generation approaches that address prevention and services to heal victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse and youth violence.
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies on a broad array of topics including child welfare. Historically, social workers have played critical roles in serving the most vulnerable children, youth and families.
The mission of the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds is to ensure all states have a strong and effective children’s trust or prevention fund capable of leading and investing in strategies, policies and best practices that prevent child abuse and neglect before it occurs.
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is a comprehensive leadership and service delivery organization dedicated to the improvement of justice at the state and local level. NCSC is the organization courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directed by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders. All of NCSC's services — research, information services, education, consulting — are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision-making.
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.
National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years. A children’s advocacy center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.
The National Family Support Network (NFSN) promotes positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality family support and strengthening practices and policies. NFSN is a membership-based organization which currently has 29 member networks, comprised of more than 3,000 Family Support and Strengthening organizations, representing the great geographical and demographic diversity of the nation.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect’s vision is to end child abuse and neglect in our lifetime. It will do so by changing the perception of child abuse and neglect in our country as social and legal problems, to also being health, mental health and public health problems that can be treated. The Foundation’s goal is also to work with others to dramatically expand funding for research, training, and prevention.
The Mission of the ARCH National Respite Coalition is to secure quality, accessible, planned and crisis respite services for all families and caregivers in need of such services in order to strengthen and stabilize families, and enhance child and adult safety. The Coalition works to achieve these goals by preserving and promoting respite in policy and programs at the national, state, and local levels.
Since 1969, Parents Anonymous Inc. has implemented a strengths-based model of child abuse and neglect prevention serving millions of parents, caregivers and children of all ages in diverse communities worldwide.
Prevent Child Abuse America is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting services that improve child well-being in all 50 states and developing programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.
The Ray E. Helfer Society, founded in 1999 and named in honor of Dr. Ray E. Helfer, was originally established as an honorary society of physicians seeking to provide medical leadership regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research concerning child abuse and neglect. It has grown to be the primary sub-specialty society for physicians devoted to the problem of maltreated children.
Within Our Reach is an office established within the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities to further the recommendations of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Within Our Reach is made possible through collaboration with Casey Family Programs, whose mission is to provide, improve—and ultimately prevent the need for—foster care. The goal of Within Our Reach is to equip policymakers, practitioners, and advocates with the tools they need to fundamentally reform child welfare.
Zero to Three (ZTT) works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. ZTT’s mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.