Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study,
The Importance of Safe, Stable and Nurturing Relationships and Environments: Strategic Direction for Child Maltreatment Prevention.
American Academy of Pediatrics
is a membership organization committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental,
and social health for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Benton Foundation works to realize
the social benefits made possible by the public interest use of communications.
Bridging the worlds of philanthropy, public policy, and community action, Benton
seeks to shape the emerging communications environment and to demonstrate the value
of communications for solving social problems.
Biker's Against Child Abuse (BACA)
exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. It exists
as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which
they live. They stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving
them with an established, united organization. BACA works in conjunction with local
and state officials who are already in place to protect children. BACA desires to
send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part
of the BACA organization, and that BACA is prepared to lend our physical and emotional
support to them by affiliation, and physical presence. BACA stands ready to shield
these children from further abuse. BACA does not condone the use of violence or
physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that BACA is
the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, BACA is ready to be that
Children's Defense Fund
provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote,
lobby, or speak for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor
and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about
the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick
or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
Circle of Parents
is a national network of statewide non-profit organizations and national parent
leaders that are dedicated to using the mutual self-help support group model as
a means of preventing child abuse and neglect and strengthening families. Kansas
Children's Service League is the Kansas Chapter.
is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to inform leaders
and the public about the needs of America's 70 million children, and to engage them
in ways that benefit children.
Children, Youth and Family Consortium
Electronic Clearinghouse was designed by the University of Minnesota to
serve as an electronic bridge to information and resources on children, youths,
Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG)
connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. CWIG features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency including child abuse and neglect, foster care and adoption.
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being
of America's vulnerable children and their families.
Connect for Kids is
an information and action center for adults who want to act on behalf of children.
Health Care Financing Administration
is the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance
The Kansas Health Foundation
is a philanthropic organization that provides grants to organizations throughout
the state that share the Foundation's mission to improve the quality of health in
Kansas. This site also includes information about the Foundation's "Grow Up With
Kansas Support Group Database
contains over 2,500 local and national support group resources. Groups and resources can be
searched by topic and/or by county. Support groups meet in most Kansas counties and organize
themselves around a variety of topics including medical conditions, disabilities,
relationship issues, parenting, grief, abuse, caregiving, and addiction, among many others.
National Academy for State Health Policy
conducts policy analysis, provides training and technical assistance to states,
and disseminates information that is designed to assist states in the development
of practical, innovative solutions to complex health policy issues.
National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC) leads and consolidates the efforts of individuals
and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for
all young children. Primary attention is devoted to assuring the provision of high-quality
early childhood programs for young children.
National Child Care Information Center,
established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks to complement,
enhance, and promote child care linkages and to serve as a mechanism for supporting
quality, comprehensive services for children and families.
Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention provides Federal leadership, through a comprehensive,
coordinated approach, to prevent and control juvenile crime and improve the juvenile
Prevent Child Abuse America
has been dedicated to making the health and well-being of children a top priority
for everyone. Their programs, research, media campaigns, and activities at the state
and local levels have provided leadership to child abuse prevention efforts nationwide.
Kansas Children's Service League is the state chapter of NCPCA.
Stand for Children, an affiliate
of CDF, encourages individuals to improve children's lives. Its mission is to identify,
train, and connect local children's activists engaging in advocacy, awareness-raising,
and service initiatives on an ongoing basis as part of Stand For Children chapters.
Sunflower House is a
non-profit, United Way agency serving Wyandotte and Johnson Counties with 25 years
of child abuse prevention experience. Sunflower House provides aid, care, and comfort
to more then 420 children each year. Sunflower House strives to prevent child abuse
and neglect in our community, through child-centered programs and interventions
with the vision of safe children thriving in nurturing families and communities.
United Way of America is
the national membership organization that supports nearly 1,400 independent local
United Ways across the country with services and training.
United Way of Greater Topeka
provides social services in Topeka and northeast Kansas through 32 member agencies.
The Urban Institute investigates
social and economic problems confronting the nation and analyzes efforts to solve
Zero to Three: National Center
for Infants, Toddlers and Families concentrates exclusively on the first
three years of life - the critical period when a child undergoes the greatest human
growth and development.