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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 obstacle.

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.

Children's Partnership 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, and families.

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 Programs.

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 Me" campaign.

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 justice system.

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 these problems.

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.
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