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  • Love Our Children USA
    National grassroots leader in child abuse prevention committed to eradicating child abuse through public awareness, education, and outreach. Strengthening famiies, helping and mentoring youth.

  • Turmoil Leads to Hope
    It is a website which offers help to victims of all types of family violence especially child abuse. We speak for those to scared to speak for themselves. We are the voices of the children. Helping victims to turn their tumroil into hope.

  • Achieve Health, Inner Peace and Success
    This site empowers individuals to regain their strength and courage to move forward in their life. Issues such as marriage, relationships, child abuse, domestic abuse, addictions, and inner peace are discussed.

  • American Humane Association
    National organization involved in identifying and preventing the causes of child and animal abuse and neglect.

  • American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
    Working to ensure that the best possible professional help is given to everyone affected by child maltreatment, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) publishes two periodicals, the APSAC Advisor, a news journal, and Child Maltreatment, a practice-oriented journal.

  • Arizona's Child Abuse Infocenter
    The InfoCenter acts as a clearinghouse for information, consultations, and training opportunities for professionals dealing with child abuse issues throughout Arizona including the unique issues of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

  • Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
    The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA has been a voice for sexually, physically and emotionally abused children since Barbara and Frank Sinatra opened the nonprofit state-of-the-art facility in 1986.

    This web site is devoted to a professional and scholarly examination of the connections between domestic violence (woman abuse) and child maltreatment (child abuse and neglect).

  • Books: Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse
    A variety of books dealing with issues related to recovering from childhood abuses.

  • California - Prevent Child Abuse
    Prevent child abuse through training, technical assistance, information and referrals. The site includes information, lists of conferences, and links on child abuse prevention.

  • Canadian Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
    We believe that: Most parents are willing and able to provide their children with necessary loving and empathic care, given support from others, appropriate understanding of the task and the conviction of its absolute importance.

  • CASA of Douglas County, KS
    Kansas court-appointed advocate group posts information about child abuse and neglect, a list of public family resources, links to other advocacy sites and a calendar of related events.

  • CASA of Virginia Beach, VA
    Virginia Beach, Va., chapter of the Court Appointed Special Advocates offers a frank discussion of child abuse and its causes, explains the advocacy program and provides an overview of the steps involved in becoming a "child's voice in court."

  • Child Abuse
    This page, part of the @Health Web site, deals with child abuse: treatment and prevention resources for mental health professionals.

  • Child Abuse
    Infomative in defining and combating child abuse. Shares facts of child abuse and characteristics of determing an abused child or abusive adult.

  • Child Abuse
    Discussion and presentations of statistics on child abuse, especially child sexual abuse, and a list of Web resources for survivors of child abuse.

  • Child Abuse-Accountability to All Who Abuse Children
    JOIN HANDS - To mobilize resources to meet children's needs to be counted as valued members of society...enhance public awareness of the vulnerability of children and to speak on their beh

  • Child Abuse and Recovery
    Articles, poetry, discussions, polls and links about child abuse and healing.

  • Childabuse.com
    ChildAbuse.com is your one-stop internet resource for information on child abuse and related issues. This e-zine was created to support, inform and encourage those dealing with any aspect of child abuse, in a positive non-threatening environment.

  • ChildAbuse.com - The One Stop Internet Resource for Child Abuse Information
    ChildAbuse.com is The One Stop Internet Resource for Child Abuse Information. Trends in Child Abuse Prevention, Parent's Corner and other Resources Links, and current Legislation.

  • Child Abuse Listening and Mediation
    CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation) is the only private non-profit agency in Santa Barbara county whose sole mission is to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse by providing comprehensive services for children, adults and families.

  • Childabuse.org
    Childabuse.org, is an informational site to help others learn how to help children, be better parents, and be advocates for children's causes. It will also provide regularly-updated information on news-related events regarding children's issues, the history of those who paved the way in progressively helping children, and much more.

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs
    Programs supported by the Child Protective Services in the state of Arizona. Find information on: The Child Abuse Prevention Fund, Health Families Arizona, Family Support and Family Preservation Programs, and Family Builders.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Association
    The mission of CAPA is to prevent and treat all forms of child abuse by creating changes in individuals, families and society which strengthen relationships and promote healing.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Videos
    Three Award winning Video programs designed to help children avoid and/or report physical and sexual abuse.

  • Child Advocates
    Child Advocates recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who are matched one-to-one with children in foster care, and who act as advocates, mentors, and caring friends.

  • Child Haven
    Childhaven operates as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing programs to eleminate child abuse and neglect through early intervention.

  • Childhelp South
    Childhelp South - working to keep children safe from child abuse through prevention, intervention, treatment, and research. Childhelp South is a regional branch of Childhelp USA, one of the nation's oldest and largest organizations dedicated to keeping children safe from child abuse since 1959.

  • Childhelp USA
    Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. It does this by focusing its efforts and resources upon treatment, prevention, and research.

  • Child Lures Prevention
    Personal safety resources are designed to prevent childhood sexual exploitation, abduction, Internet crime, drug use and school violence.

  • ChildPAL
    ChildPAL's mission is to ensure the protection of our children from, and a zero tolerance attitude toward the occurrence of any kind of physical, emotional and sexual abuse within our schools and community.

  • Child Protection Reform
    Child Abuse and child protection Family Law Reform

  • Children Advocacy Center of Manhattan
    The Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan provides comprehensive support to child abuse victims and their families.

  • Children of Alcoholics Foundation
    The Children of Alcoholics Foundation is a national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

  • Childrens House
    Children's House is an interactive resource center - a meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well being of children.

  • Childrens Relief Network
    The Children's Relief Network is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization founded in 1994, dedicated to the support of the Bucharest Street Children's Project. In our efforts to rescue abandoned/orphaned children who end up on the streets, we have opened two homes.

  • Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome
    ABSTRACT: In 1983, Roland Summit published a paper describing the Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS). Summit asserted that there are five reactions children can exhibit who have been sexually abused: (1) secrecy, (2) helplessness, (3) entrapment and accommodation, (4) delayed, unconvincing disclosure, and (5) retraction. He stressed that the CSAAS is not a diagnostic tool but an explanatory tool to give clinicians, investigators, and courts an understanding of the coping behaviors of children who have been sexually abused, as well as to dispel myths and prejudice about sexual abuse in children

  • Child Sexual Abuse Issues: General
    Overview of child sexual abuse; investigation techniques; developmental considerations of child interviewing; medical assessment of an alleged victim of child sexual abuse; offender typology; dynamics of victims and families; specialized search warrants; prosecution and dependency court proceedings.

  • ChildTrauma Academy
    Central to the ChildTrauma Academy is its mission to improve the systems that educate, nurture, protect and enrich children. We believe that the most effective approach to systemic change is one that involves defining specific problems, and developing innovative, measurable, and replicable solutions. (Baylor College)

  • Child Welfare
    Child welfare gateway site provides a resource library of online references covering everything from affirmative action to teen pregnancy and welfare reform, links to several child welfare agencies and tips on monitoring children's use of the Internet

  • Claims of Child Abuse in a New Religious Movement
    New Religious Movements (NRMs) are groups commonly--and incorrectly--referred to as "cults." (The label of "cult" typically says more about the person's negative view of the group than it does about the group itself.) Often these groups are very misunderstood, and portrayed in media (television, newspapers and magazines) in ways that are quite far from reality. One such case is that of The Family, a world-wide NRM that has been accused by disgruntled ex-members of promoting systematic sexual abuse of its children

  • Combatting Child Abuse: International Perspectives and Trends
    The increasing number of children reported to the public authorities for maltreatment in Europe and the United States has raised compelling questions about how to detect and respond to child abuse. Many countries are now struggling with issues involving definitions of child abuse, reporting requirements, processes for responding to reports, substantiation rates, and services to abused children and their families.

  • Corroboration of Child Abuse Memories
    The December 1996 issue of the journal Dissociation (which was actually published in March of 1998) contains three articles exploring the parameters of recovered memories. Last week's feature summarized a Dutch study of recovered memory in abuse survivors. In the same issue of Dissociation Elizabeth Bowman, M.D. has written an excellent two-part article summarizing the current state of the research literature concerning delayed memories of child abuse.

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
    Volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are everyday people who are appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. A CASA volunteer stays with each child until they are placed into a safe, permanent and nurturing home.

  • Daily Bruin Online: Parents should know difference between punishment, child abuse .
    We need to realize the severity of the damaging effects physical correction has on our children, and take steps to change the ways in which we relate to them

  • Defence for Children International
    Defence for Children International is an independent non-governmental organisation set up during the International Year of the Child (1979) to ensure on-going, practical , systematic and concerted international action specially directed towards promoting and protecting the rights of the child.

  • Downeast Maine Child Abuse Survivors
    Downeast Maine Survivors provides information about child abuse recovery, links to survivor sites, wonderful survivor writings, and a place to network with each other.

  • False Allegations of Child Abuse and Molestation
    What to do if you are falsely accused of child abuse or molestation.

  • Family Violence Intervention
    Welcome to the web site on recognizing and referring family violence. This site is intended as a service to dentists and their staff on recognizing and referring suspected cases of: child abuse.

  • Free Arts for Abused Children
    Free Arts for Abused Children is a national nonprofit organization that integrates the healing and therapeutic power of the arts into the lives of children and youth who have been abused or families who have been designated as 'at risk'.

  • Geri's Recovery Music
    Recovery and serenity can be found here at Geri's Recovery Music. If you, or someone you love suffers from eating disorders, depression, child abuse issues or addiction, this site is for you.

  • Holy Cow
    Home of the last liberal in the Texas Panhandle. Dedicated to child advocacy issues: parenting, missing children, child abuse, etc. Extensive resource on liberal politics

  • Illinois Prevent Child Abuse
    Prevent Child Abuse Illinois is a statewide organization focused exclusively on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Since its founding in 1990, the organization has worked in furthering this mission through public awareness campaigns, parent education and support programs, professional training and technical assistance, and community-level coalition building.

  • International Child Abuse Network
    Working to break the cycle of child abuse; 24 hour chat groups related to child abuse, incest, domestic violence, parenting.

  • Jenne Henderson
    Jenne earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville and completed her internship at Tualatin Valley Mental Health Center. Her current interests include: children's fire-setting, child abuse, behavioral problems, and parenting issues. She uses individual and family therapy with an emphasis on solution-focused strategies, and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

  • Kerckhoff display shines spotlight on child abuse
    Everyone knows that some of the most revealing truths come from the mouths of babes. But Project MAC knows that they also come from children's artwork

  • Kids First Fund
    The Kids First Fund has been formed as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of children who are orphans, handicapped, sexually abused, physically abused and pregnant teenagers. We help children in developing economies such as Latvia, a former Soviet Republic in the Baltics. We are an all-volunteer non-profit organization and 100% of your donation goes to helping kids with zero deduction for expenses such as fundraising.

  • Louis Infant's Crisis Center
    The Louis Infant's Crisis Center is a center that aims to prevent child neglect and abuse by offering protective services to children through a 24 hour, 7 day a week emergency shelter.

  • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
    Programs and services provided by a Chicago residential and educational facility for abused, abandoned and neglected children.

  • Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline
    The tipline, which operates in partnership with the FBI, the U.S. Customs Service and the Postal Inspection Service, solicits information about children who are being exploited for pornography, prostitution, child-sex tourism and sexual molestation.

  • Mothers Against Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Allegations
    Website examining Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy and considers the possibilities that the disorder, which causes parents to intentionally harm their children, is either over-diagnosed or nonexistent.

  • National Childrens Advocacy Center
    The NATIONAL CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER (NCAC), Huntsville AL, is a non-profit agency providing prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families within a child-focused team approach.

  • National Exchange Club
    Exchange is a group of men and women working to make America a better place to live through one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse, and other community service projects.

  • National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children
    Dedicated to improving the administration of juvenile justice in America. Other activities include research into incidence, cause, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Organizations Fighting Child Abuse
    GuideStar Participating Organizations That Fight Child Abuse

  • Parenting the Sexually Abused Child - Part 1
    Although wrote for the adoptive parent, this is great information for anyone parenting a Sexually Abused Child.

  • Parents Anonymous
    Parents Anonymous is a multi-national mutual-help organization for families who are affected by poor family dynamics and child abuse. The PA goal is to stop child abuse by providing peer-led, professionally-facilitated self-help groups for parents and teens, and a nurturing and education program for children.

  • Parents For Megans Law
    Parents For Megan's Law, Inc. (PFML) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) national community and victim's rights organization dedicated to the prevention of childhood sexual abuse through the provision of educational, advocacy, policy and legislative support services.

  • Pennsylvania-Center for Family Excellence, Inc.
    The Center for Family Excellence works with individuals, children and families to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect, promote healthy child development, improve parenting skills and provide family support services.

  • Pennsylvania-Family Resources
    Our mission is to prevent and treat child abuse by strengthening families and neighborhoods

  • Pennsylvania-Parental Stress Center
    The Center is dedicated to family growth through parenting education and support for the mission of preventing child abuse and negelct.

  • Pennsylvania-The Watchful Shepherd Program
    Children need a voice... The Watchful Shepherd Program provides children and their families a voice against a growing, yet very hidden evil -- family violence and the abuse of children. With an easy-to-use technology, we continue to find ways to protect children, helping them build the strength they need to speak out against their fears before it's too late.

  • Prevent Child Abuse - California
    The mission of Prevent Child Abuse - California (PCA-CA) is to protect our children through statewide leadership, support and advocacy on behalf of organizations and individuals working to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

  • Prevent Child Abuse in Iowa
    Describes Prevent Child Abuse Iowa's works to end child abuse through parent education, home visitor, sexual abuse prevention, young parents programs, and crisis child care.

  • Reliability and Suggestibility of Child Abuse Memories - Part 1
    Dr. Bowman begins this article by reviewing the literature on hypnosis and memory. She notes that patients with dissociative disorders are highly hypnotizable. Much research has demonstrated that highly hypnotizable subjects sometimes create "pseudomemories" when such memories are explicitly suggested to them.

  • Sexual Abuse of Children, Child Pornography and Paedophilia on the Internet
    On 18 - 19 January 1999, some 300 specialists in child care and child protection, Internet specialists and service providers, media practitioners, law enforcement agencies and government representatives met at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to consider ways of combating paedophilia and child pornography on the Internet. Taking account of work that has already been done, the experts' meeting prepared an action plan and issued the following declaration

  • Stop Child Abuse - Day of the Child
    On Friday, December 1st, 2000, a worldwide media event will be held to raise awareness for abused children. Day of the Child 2000. You can help make history, along with thousands of radio stations whom we are asking to join us on this day, along with media outlets, and child abuse agencies around the globe.

  • Stop It Now!
    Founded by an abuse survivor, Stop It Now! is dedicated to stopping the generational cycle of abuse. They intend to address the root causes of child sexual abuse by reaching out to abusers, as well as their victims.

  • Substance Abuse-The Issues-Hot Issues
    Every single day, our televisions and newspapers are filled with the details of brutal murders, fatal car crashes, incidents of domestic violence and child abuse, babies born addicted to crack, and increasing numbers of people infected with the deadly HIV.

  • Take a Stand for Kids (T.A.S.K.)
    Take a Stand for Kids (T.A.S.K.) is a network of people whose purpose is to educate in areas of child abuse. We are a grassroots movement supported through various community resources.We are people empowering people - coming from a basis of love and support rather than blame, shame, or punishment.

  • The Boulder Criminal Defense Bar
    This local Colorado group offers useful online resources concerning general legal issues, state law, criminal topics (e.g., child abuse and gun control) and specific long-running cases. FindLaw's searchable database of Supreme Court decisions is included.

  • The Child Abuse Referral and Education (CARE) Network
    A Project of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.Links and other information on child abuse.

  • The Child Advocate
    ChildAdvocate.net serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues.

  • The Consequences of Child Maltreatment
    Studies indicate that every day a significant number of children are exposed to serious maltreatment and neglect leading to physical and psychological injury and serious long-term consequences. Researchers are continuously examining the wide range of potential consequences of child abuse and neglect. Mounting evidence suggests that, in addition to the immediate negative effects on children, maltreatment is associated with a host of problems manifested in adolescence and adulthood.

  • The Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect
    It is now commonly recognized that child abuse and neglect can be fully understood only through the use of longitudinal research methods--difficult, expensive, and time-consuming though their application may be.

  • The History of Child Abuse
    During the past three decades, I have spent much of my scholarly life examining primary sources such as diaries, autobiographies, doctor's reports, ethnographic reports and other documents that document what it must have felt like to have been a child--yesterday and today, in the East and the West, in literate and preliterate cultures.

  • The Link Research Project
    Home Link Research Project Reports. Database Weblinks Link Research Project, Reports, Case Assessment and Service Receipt in Families Experiencing both Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering.

  • The National Alliance for Abuse Awareness
    Founded by adult survivors and activists, this group is devoted to improving the quality of life for children and adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse.

  • The Parent Institute
    The mission of The Parent Institute is to encourage parent involvement in the education of their children. The Parent Institute publishes a variety of materials including newsletters, booklets, brochures, and videos. The Parent Institute is a division of NIS, Inc., an independent, private corporation founded in 1989 by educators with extensive experience working with public and private schools in the U.S. and Canada. The corporation has two operating subdivisions: The Parent Institute and The Teacher Institute.

  • The Safe Song Program
    Unique Award-Winning Program Helps Children Avoid Becoming Victims of Child Abduction and Abuse!

  • The Secrecy of Child Sexual Abuse
    Inside PANdora's Box 270+ Pages of Child Protection & Abuse Prevention Resources

  • Three Rivers Youth
    Three Rivers Youth is a private nonprofit agency that has provided services to abused, neglected, runaway and homeless youth and their families since 1880.

  • Toronto Child Abuse Centre
    Toronto Special Committee on Child Abuse

  • Tough Issues
    Concurrent substance abuse and child protection issues.

  • Tribal Court Clearinghouse (child abuse)
    The following documents and hyperlinks should be of assistance to tribal court personnel, tribal law enforcement personnel, social services personnel, and others in diagnosing, investigating, and prosecuting cases of child abuse and neglect.

  • Tuscaloosa Children's Center
    The Tuscaloosa Children's Center is child advocacy center that holds membership with the National Children's Alliance and the Alabama Network of Child Advocacy Centers.

  • Victims Of Child Abuse Laws
    We are VOCAL -- a group of parents, children and others who are family advocates. We are not guilty people trying to escape judgment; we are innocent people who have been victimized by child abuse laws and are asking for justice.

  • Virginia - ChildHelpUSA
    Childhelp USA is one of America's leading organizations in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment. Childhelp/Virginia programs include: body safety education for children, abuse intervention training for adults who work with children, early enrichment programs for at-risk children and families, residential treatment for victims of severe child abuse, and 24-hour abuse crisis counseling and referral services.

  • Voices for Children/CASA of San Diego
    Voices for Children is a private, non-profit group dedicated to speaking up for San Diego's abused, neglected, and abandoned children. We are part of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.Volunteers are needed to speak up for a child.

    VOICES in Action, Inc. is an international organization providing assistance to victims of incest and child sexual abuse. Helping victims to become survivors and to generate public awareness of the prevalence of incest.

  • What Causes Child Abuse and Neglect
    People don't try to become bad parents. Very few people actually set out to abuse or neglect their children, yet it happens all too often. Abusive parents are not necessarily criminals or terrible people. In most cases, they are people who crossed the line, due to stressors and/or lack of coping skills.

  • Women.com: Child Abuse Message Board
    Do you need help with anger management issues? Has a loved one grappled with abuse or neglect issues? Find support, advice and comfort in our non-judgmental community

The following links are in Dutch

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics from the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
    In 1994, over 3 million (3,140,000) children were reported for child abuse and neglect to child protective service (CPS) agencies in the United States. This figure represents a 4.5% increase over the number of children reported in 1993. Experts attribute much of the recent increase in reporting to greater public awareness of and willingness to report child maltreatment, as well as changes in how states collected or defined a reportable act of maltreatment (Wiese & Daro, 1995). Currently, about 47 out of every 1,000 children are reported as victims of child maltreatment. Overall, child abuse reporting levels have increased 63% between 1985 and 1994.

  • Give Kids Safe Shelter
    Give Kids Safe Shelter is a project for the Osceola County Children's Home and associated agencies in Central Florida. We intened to help the Department of Children and Family Services in serving the needs of neglected and abused children.

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