Resources available to help teens, parents and educators deal with abuse and violence at home and in the community. 


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Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Maltreatment 
1999:Reports From the States to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
This is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)

Children's Institute International
This organization specializes in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Family Preservation and Child Welfare Network
Information on foster care, child abuse and neglect, family violence, adoption and more.

National Center for Youth Law
This center addresses the problems of children including abuse, neglect, health care, public benefits, housing, detention and support.

American Humane Association
This organization works to protect children and animals from cruelty, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Child Welfare League of America
This is a membership association of public and private non-profit agencies that serve and advocate for abused, neglected and otherwise vulnerable children.

National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children
This organization is dedicated to improving the administration of juvenile justice.

Free Arts for Abused Children
This is a not-for-profit organization integrating the healing and therapeutic power of the arts into the lives of abused and neglected children.

Children Are Worth Saving
Information about how to help abused and neglected children.

World Children's Center
This is a planned community for orphaned, neglected and abused children.

Childhelp USA
This organization is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children.

National Network for Child Care
The NNCC's Child Abuse Database contains full-text publications and links to related sites.

Sexual and Domestic Abuse

Essential Information on Abuse, Assault, Rape & Domestic Violence
Links to resources on the prevention and recovery of abuse, assault, rape and domestic violence.

Project DOVE
Serving and supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the Malheur County, Oregon area.

Take Back The Night
This is an annual event focusing on the sexual abuse of women and children. This site also includes resources for survivors of rape and domestic violence.

This is a consulting service for those accused of child abuse, domestic violence, date rape, sexual harassment and other gender crimes.

Teddy Bear's Secret
This is a site for survivors and current victims of any kind of sexual abuse or domestic violence. Features survival stories and information on abuse and molestation.

Red Flag Green Flag Resources
Sexual abuse and domestic violence prevention materials for children and adults.

Mollykat's Survivor's Resources
This site includes resources for sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence, ritual abuse, depression, physical health, mental health and DID (multiple personality). 

Domestic Violence Handbook
A warning list about patterns of abuse.

Center Against Spouse Abuse
CASA is located in St. Petersburg, Florida and offers information about domestic violence, legal advocacy. public awareness and education, crisis and safety planning and related links.

The Safer Society Foundation, Inc.
This non-profit agency specializes in the assessment and treatment of sexual abusers and sexual abuse prevention.

Stop Abuse For Everyone
SAFE is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy, information and support for victims of domestic violence, especially straight men, gay men and lesbian women.
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline

Issues of Violence

Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
This is an interdisciplinary foundation for understanding and preventing violence. Programs include a violence literature database, technical assistance and empirical research.

Mothers Against Violence in America
MAVIA is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to reducing violence by and against children through preventive education and grassroots advocacy.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Division of Violence Prevention
CDC agency focusing on youth violence, family and intimate violence, suicide and firearm injuries.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
This is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse also exists within the gay community. Resources are available to help.

Violence Prevention Research Program
The organization's mission is to conduct research that will further America's efforts to understand and prevent violence.

Stop the Violence
Founded by the New York City police officer and devoted to preventing violence in urban America. 

Stop the Violence ... Face the Music Society
This site offers a non-violent, anti-crime, anti-drug message through the use of music, videos, literature and public awareness.

Partnerships Against Violence
This is a searchable resource of federal agencies data on violence and youth-at-risk.

Violence in the Workplace
Site features information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, including risk factors and prevention strategies. 

Raising awareness about violence on TV and other social issues.

Increase the Peace
This is a violence prevention task force.


Innovative Programs

The Watchful Shepard
The Watchful Shepherd Program unites the resources of Children & Youth Service agencies, police departments, health care professionals and community residents in an effort to establish another source of protection for children at risk of abuse.

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