July 24, 2014

Resources & Links

These sites are provided for informational purposes only and are not necessarily endorsed by the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund (CTF).

Missouri

  • Child Care Aware of Missouri – serves as a community resource on child care throughout the state by assisting families find quality child care, preschool and after-school programs for their children; and working with child care program owners, directors and teachers to improve the quality of their programs.
  • Gateway Grandparents/Kinship Network - A collaboration of organizations and agencies working in the St. Louis metropolitan area to support and enhance the lives of grandparents raising grandchildren and relatives who are caregivers of related children.
  • Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City (The) - Provides support for programs, projects and services that improve public health, health care, access to quality health care, and the overall health of individuals and communities who are indigent or underserved in the Kansas City area.
  • INOBTR (I Know Better) - Dedicated to educating the public about keeping children safe on the Internet.
  • Lift-Missouri - Serves as Missouri’s literacy resource center providing training, technical assistance, and materials for educators and family literacy programs.
  • Mid-South Regional Family Development Credentialing Program - Trains frontline workers in the techniques they need to achieve maximum success with families. Rather than focusing on family problems, it is designed to reorient human service practice to the family support approach where family strengths are emphasized and enhanced. FDC offers a research based, comprehensive curriculum in family support principles, which improves the ability of front line workers to help families as they set and reach their own goals.
  • Missouri Alliance for Children and Families - Facilitates planning and service implementation for families with children who have serious emotional problems.
  • Missouri Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (MODEC) – A coordinated effort of state agencies, nonprofit and other organizations concerned with children and families endangered by drug environments.
  • Missouri Amber Alert - Serves as the central resource in Missouri for individuals and organizations who wish to immediately access important AMBER Alert information designed to save children’s lives.
  • Missouri Bar Association – Free publications and resources including family law, domestic violence, etc.
  • Missouri Coalition for Oral Health - A collaboration of stakeholders who have a desire to improve oral health in Missouri.
  • Missouri Coordinating Board For Early Childhood - Established in August 2004 as the state’s public/private entity for coordinating a cohesive system of early childhood programs and services that will result in the healthy development of, and high quality education for Missouri’s children from birth – age 5.
  • Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Presents the Baby Your Baby website which promotes prenatal and well-child care for all Missouri families.
  • Missouri Department of Social Services - To report child abuse and neglect in Missouri CALL THE HOTLINE at 1-800-392-3738. The Children’s Division staff this hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center – aka:  The Missouri Family to Family Resource Center provides three levels of support. Whether you want to become more informed, get connected or find ways to volunteer, they offer a network of support options to get you started and support you throughout your journey.
  • Missouri Families - Provides Missouri families with research-based solutions for healthy living.
  • Missouri Foundation for Health - Develops and funds programs through grants to eligible organizations that promote quality health services, prevention and encourage healthy behaviors.
  • Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (The) - One of 46 task force units in the United States that serves as a resource to criminal justice agencies and citizens of Missouri by offering investigative, forensic and prevention materials.
  • Missouri Juvenile Justice Association - A statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring equal treatment, due process and enhanced opportunities for all children within Missouri’s juvenile justice system.
  • Missouri KidsFirst - A statewide network of individuals, programs and organizations committed to protecting Missouri’s children by improving the response to child victims and ending the cycle of child abuse in communities through resources, training, support and public awareness.
  • Missouri’s School Violence Hotline - Through a grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety, a statewide school violence hotline was established to help school districts and law enforcement agencies be aware of reports of school violence such as threats against students, teachers, or schools as early as possible and to ultimately make schools safer.  The School Violence Hotline (866-748-7047) is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Missouri System of Care - A partnership of family members, state child serving agencies, organizations and communities with shared responsibility to meet the mental health needs of children, youth and their families.
  • Mother & Child Health Coalition – The Coalition works together with community partners and families in the Kansas City area to promote wellness and advocate excellence in health care.
  • Office of Child Advocate - An independent organization created to provide an avenue through which citizens are able to obtain an independent and impartial review of disputed decisions, actions, or inactions regarding any child at risk of abuse, neglect or other harm.
  • ParentLink - A site for parents and professionals to access parenting information, support, problem solving techniques and nutrition information. The ParentLink toll-free WarmLine  (1/800-552-8522)  is available in English and Spanish, Monday -Friday, 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Partnership For Children – Advocates for the rights and well-being of Missouri’s children, including publishing annually the Kids Count in Missouri data book, a collaborative project with the Children’s Trust Fund, the University of Missouri’s Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), The Annie E. Casey Foundation and numerous other public and private organizations across the state.
  • State Technical Assistance Team (STAT) - Located within the MO Department of Social Services, STAT provides multi-disciplinary investigation of child abuse and child fatalities.  STAT also offers prevention fact sheets by category.

National

  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF) - A federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.
  • Amber Alert - Serves as the central resource for individuals and organizations who wish to immediately access important AMBER Alert information designed to save children’s lives.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Dedicated to attaining optimal physical, mental, and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • American Humane Association - Ensures the safety and well-being of children and families through consultation, training, research and evaluation, advocacy, and information dissemination.
  • Blue Ribbons for Kids - Shared awareness campaign created by Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund, Child Abuse Prevention Fund of Children’s Hospital and Health System and Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin to prevent child abuse and support families. Communities throughout the country are encouraged to use Blue Ribbons for Kids as a resource to help keep kids safe and families strong.
  • California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare – Provides professionals with easy access to vital information and a rating system about programs related to child welfare.
  • Campbell Collaboration (C2) – An international research network that maintain and disseminates summaries and electronic brochures of reviews of intervention studies and reports of trials for policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and the public.
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy - Strives to help states and localities implement creative and effective strategies that strengthen disadvantaged communities and families and ensure that children grow up healthy, safe, successful in school, and ready for productive adulthood.
  • Centers For Disease Control and Prevention- Helpful information and fact sheets regarding child maltreatment.
  • Child Abuse Hotline Numbers - Child Welfare Information Gateway provides a comprehensive state by state listing of toll-free numbers for agencies designated to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Child Abuse Prevention Network (The) - Provides powerful tools for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect. Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are their key areas of concern.
  • Child Stats – A working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families.
  • Child Trauma Academy (The) - A not-for-profit organization focused on education, service delivery and program consultation in the areas of child maltreatment. CTA’s mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children by improving the systems that educate, nurture, protect and enrich these children.
  • Child Trends - An independent, nonpartisan research center that exists to improve outcomes for children by providing research and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway - Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
  • Child Welfare League of America - A nonprofit organization that develops and promotes policies and programs to protect America’s children and strengthen families.
  • Children’s Defense Fund - Strives to ensure no child is left behind and every child has a healthy, fair, safe, and moral start in life with the help of caring families and communities.
  • Circle of Parents - A network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrate successes, and address the challenges surrounding parenting.
  • Cybertipline (800-843-5678) - The 911 of the Internet to report cybercrimes.
  • Domestic Violence Fact Sheet – This page connects you with many helpful links to understand and prevent domestic and dating violence.
  • Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment.
  • Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise – A document covering current research in early childhood to improve outcomes.
  • ED Pubs (Free Educational Publications) - Is intended to help identify and order U.S. Department of Education products. Over 6,000 titles are available and provided at no cost to the general public.
  • Family Violence Prevention Fund - Works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community.  Offers free publications, training and educational resources, and the latest information on domestic violence, dating violence and related topics.
  • Family Voices - A national grassroots network of families and friends that advocate for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis - Contains several reports and studies on early intervention, child development, and prevention relating to economic and social well being. Includes links to other early child development websites.
  • FRIENDS National Resource Center - A national resource center for community based child abuse prevention.  FRIENDS is an acronym for Family Resource Information, Education and Network Development Services.
  • HealthyChildren.Org - Aimed at parents and caregivers and backed by American Academy of Pediatrics.  Includes information about child health, ages and stages, safety and prevention, tips and other helpful resources.
  • Internet Keep Safe Coalition - Teaches children and parents in a fun way the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding inappropripriate places on the internet.  Governors and/or first spouses formed this coalition in partnership with a growing list of crime prevention organizations, law enforcement agencies, foundations and corporate sponsors.
  • KeepKidsHealthy.com - A pediatrician’s guide to your children’s health and safety.
  • KidsandCars - A national nonprofit child safety organization dedicated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles.
  • LD Online - Seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD.
  • National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds - A membership organization that provides training, technical assistance and peer consulting opportunities to state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds and strengthens their efforts to prevent child abuse. Offers an extensive list of links to child abuse prevention resources.
  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions -Promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children’s hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children.
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children - Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for children from birth through age 8.
  • National Center for Family Literacy
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - The nation’s resource center for child protection.
  • National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome - Dedicated to educating and training parents and professionals, and conducting research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States.
  • National Center for Victims of Crime – A comprehensive resource that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network (The) - Provides information on a wide variety of topics related to child traumatic stress for parents and caregivers.
  • National Child Welfare Resoure Center for Organizational Improvement -Provides research, training, technical assistance and evaluation to State and Tribal child welfare organizations in a number of areas including strategic planning, quality assurance and improvement, inter agency collaboration and the child and family services review process.
  • National Council on Family Relations - Provides an educational forum for family researchers, educators, and practitioners to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards and works to promote family well-being.
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect - Promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field.
  • National Exchange Club Foundation - Committed to making a difference in the lives of children, families and communities through its national project, the prevention of child abuse.
  • National Family Preservation Network - Serves as the primary national voice for preservation and reunification of families. Offers research-based tools, training resources and technical assistance to public and private child and family-serving agencies.
  • National Head Start Association - Represents Head Start’s millions of impoverished children and families and offers training and support to Head Start staff.
  • National Institute of Child Health & Human Development - Conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
  • National Movement for Children Campaign – A fast-growing grassroots initiative of organizations and people  collaborating to develop a comprehensive national strategy to ensure that all children are given an opportunity to develop socially, emotionally and cognitively in healthy, nurturing homes, schools, neighborhoods and communities.
  • National Network for Child Care - A source of over 1000 publications and resources related to child care.
  • National Registry of Evidence-Based Program & Practices – A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders developed by SAMHSA.
  • National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families – Offers a variety of tools and resources designed to educate interested stakeholders in the benefits of integrating healthy marriage education into existing social service systems.
  • National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse - A tool for professionals operating Responsible Fatherhood programs. Provides access to print and electronic publications, timely information on fatherhood issues, and targeted resources.
  • National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health -Located within the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development in Washington, D.C., the Center assists states, tribes, territories, and communities discover, apply and sustain innovative and collaborative solutions that improve the social, emotional, and behavioral well being of children and families.
  • National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center - A gateway to comprehensive information on youth violence, suicide prevention, and intervention strategies.  Provides fact sheets, information on research and evaluation of intervention and prevention programs, best practices for school-based, and community-based programs and model policies.
  • NetSmartz - An Internet safety resource and education program targeting children K-12, parents, and educators.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) - A component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles.
  • Ohio State University Center for Learning Excellence (The) – This web-based system assists in selecting and implementing evidence-based programs that positively affect youth behaviors.
  • Pampers - Website for parenting advice, pregnancy information, and learning tools for child development including a pregnancy calendar, baby growth chart, and potty training tips.
  • Parent’s Anonymous, Inc. - The nation’s oldest child abuse prevention organization that focuses on parent leadership and mutual support to strengthen families and build caring communities that support safe and nurturing homes for all children.
  • Parent’s As Teachers National Center - Provides parents with child development knowledge and parenting support.
  • Pathways Mapping Initiative – Community coalitions, providers, funders and policymakers will find a wealth of information about what works in social programs and policies.
  • Prevent Child Abuse America - Provides leadership to promote and implement efforts at both the national and local levels to prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Promising Practices Catalog – From the Finance Project’s Information Resource Center, this resource provides information about exciting programs and practices nationally that improve the future of children, families and communities.
  • Promising Practices Network - Offers credible, research-based information on what works to improve the lives of children and families including information about best practices and model programs.
  • Project Safe Childhood – Provides a unified and comprehensive strategy by the US Department of Justice to combat the sexual exploitation crimes against children.
  • Reading is Fundamental - The nations largest children’s literacy organization.
  • Safe Kids USA – A nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury.
  • Search Institute - An independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities by bringing together community, state, and national leaders.  Access 40 Development Assets for early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescents.
  • Shaken Baby Alliance (The) - Provides support to victim family members and others affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Stop Bullying - A federal government website developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services providing an array of resources to prevent and/or stop bullying.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities through grants initiatives and resources.
  • Talking Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention Toolkit – A research-based toolkit developed by the Frameworks Institute for Prevent Child Abuse America to engage the public in understanding early child development as it applies to child abuse and neglect prevention.
  • Toolfind: Youth Outcomes Measurement Tools Directory - A free directory designed to help professionals in youth-serving programs find measurement tools for up to 11 youth outcome areas. Tools included in this database address elementary, middle and/or high school students and youth, parent, staff and teacher respondents.
  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy – An array of research- based information on prevention, early education, k-12, child welfare, criminal justice as well as cost benefit analysis.
  • Web Wise Kids - Specializes in providing easy to use, school approved Internet safety education for youth ages 11-16.
  • Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources – Includes an area for evidenced-based methodologies in prevention and a wide range of other resources.
  • Youth Today - An independent, nationally distributed on-line newspaper that is utilized by professionals in the youth service field.  Topics include youth development; juvenile justice; adolescent health; teen pregnancy, sex, and parenting; after-school programs and mentoring; job training, school-to-work; and best practices.
  • Zero to Three - A national nonprofit multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.
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