Resources for Professionals

Northeast Regional Child Advocacy Center:

The NRCAC’s mission is building, strengthening and sustaining Chapters, CACs and MDTs to collaboratively respond to the unique needs of child abuse victims and their families.

 

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center:

The mission of the MRCAC is to improve the community response to child abuse through strategic leadership, collaboration and capacity building.

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New York:

Prevent Child Abuse New York, a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is on the forefront of a growing movement to stop child abuse and neglect before it has a chance to start. We serve as a resource for parents and families, connecting them with help, support and resources. We advocate for programs and policies that support families and prevent abuse. We foster a statewide network of individuals and organizations committed to prevention.

 

Prevent Child Abuse America:

Our mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.

 

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:

The mission of The NYSPCC is to respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.

 

National Children’s Alliance:

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.

 

Office of Children and Family Services:

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

 

Division of Criminal Justice Services:

DCJS enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.

 

New York State Office of Victim Services:

OVS has a three-tiered mission to:

  • provide compensation to innocent victims of crime in a timely, efficient and compassionate manner.
  • fund direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs.
  • advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.

 

National Children’s Advocacy Center:

The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

 

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth:

The Mission of NCSBY is to promote better lives, through better choices by youth, caregivers, and professionals for healthier responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of youth. NCSBY provides national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of youth with problematic sexual behavior.

 

Indian Country Child Trauma Center

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families. The ICCTC was originally funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2004 with the goal to develop and deliver training, technical assistance, program development, and resources on trauma informed care to tribal communities. It is housed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties:

Native American Community Services (NACS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide quality health and social services to the off-reservation Native American population in Erie and Niagara Counties. In keeping with our “Tradition of Caring,” we have since grown into a full-scale human services agency committed to helping the entire community, regardless of race or background. NACS has developed innovative and evidence-based approaches that are intended to significantly improve the lives of those who engage in our programs and services. NACS has offices in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lockport, New York, but can provide services outside that area.

Native American Children’s Alliance

Improving the response to Native American and Alaskan Native child victims of maltreatment and their families.

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system.

KIDS COUNT

KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification:

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. This is the official TF-CBT National Therapist Certification Program, in which clinicians can become certified in the TF-CBT treatment model.

NYS Trauma-Informed Care Network:

The goal of the New York State Trauma-informed Network is to support champions of trauma responsive practices across the state with improved connection and access to quality resources.

No Hit Zones 

To address the most prevalent risk factor of child physical abuse, corporal punishment, the Audrey Hepburn Children at Risk Evaluation (CARE) Center and the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC) are introducing No Hit Zones at Children’s Hospital and its clinics. Check out this website for more information on becoming a No Hit Zone.

Human Trafficking Task Force E-Guide: Office for Victims of Crime

Developed in partnership by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), this Guide is a resource to support established task forces and provide guidance to agencies that are forming task forces. Its purpose is to assist in the development and day to day operations of an anti-human trafficking task force and to provide fundamental guidance for effective task force operations.