- American Academy of Pediatrics: The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. www.AAP.org
- American Humane Association: The Children’s Division of American Humane is a national leader in developing programs, policies, training, research and evaluation, and cutting-edge initiatives to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. At the same time, the organization works to strengthen families and communities and enhance child protection systems at the state and county levels. www.AmericanHumane.org
- American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence. APSAC tries to fulfill this mission in a number of ways, most notably through providing education and other sources of information to professionals who work in the child maltreatment and related fields.
- American Psychological Association: Learn about the effects of child abuse, what to do, where to go for help, and other valuable resources.
- Annie E. Casey Foundation: Founded in 1948, the primary mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC.gov is the CDC’s primary online communication channel. CDC.gov provides users with credible, reliable health information that includes:
* Data and Statistics
* Diseases and Conditions
* Emergencies and Disasters
* Environmental Health
* Healthy Living* Injury, Violence and Safety
* Life Stages and Populations
* Travelers’ Health
* Workplace Safety and Health
- Child Abuse Learning Center: Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.
- Child Care Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families): The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway: Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.
- Child Welfare League of America: CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Its expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states. Its impact is felt worldwide.
- Coalition for Children – Safe Child: Programs to teach children, parents, and teachers about bullying as well as sexual, emotional, and physical child abuse.
- Families and Advocates Partnership for Education: The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project is a partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The project is designed to address the information needs of the 6 million families throughout the Country whose children with disabilities receive special education services.
- Harrison’s Hope: Harrison’s Hope is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency, based in St. Louis, MO, whose mission is the prevention of injuries and deaths due to children being left unattended in or around motor vehicles.
- Healthy Kids, Healthy Care: Healthy Kids, Healthy Care, a site developed by the National Resource Center for Health and Child Care and Early Education, is dedicated to help keep children nurtured and safe at all times.
- Keep Kids Healthy: Keepkidshealthy.com is designed as ‘a Pediatrician’s guide to your children’s health and safety.’ It is designed to supplement the information that families receive from their pediatricians and other physicians, with a special emphasis on better health through preventative care.
- Kids and Cars: KIDS AND CARS’ mission is to assure no child dies or is injured in a non-traffic, motor vehicle related event.
- KidsHealth: KidsHealth is considered the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
- National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS): The mission of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is: “To educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States.”
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities: The organization provides information to the nation on disabilities in children and youths; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation’s special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation’s general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities.
- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education: The National Resource Center is located at the University of Colorado Denver in Denver, Colorado, and is funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, HRSA. The NRC’s primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.
- National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children: The organization is dedicated to providing parents and guardians with the information they need to ensure children are safe from harm.
- Prevent Child Abuse America: Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Working with its chapters, it provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. With the help of its state chapters and concerned individuals, the organization is valuing children, strengthening families and engaging communities nationwide.
- Safe Kids USA: Safe Kids USA is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 years of age and younger.
- Shriners Hospital: Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Every year, the Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care for thousands of kids with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, in a family-centered environment at no charge. It’s how Shriners Hospitals has been helping kids defy the odds since 1922.
- Stop It Now: Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
- The National Children’s Advocacy Center: The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) is a non-profit organization that provides training, prevention, intervention and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect.
- Wrightslaw: Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Children with Special Needs
- Cerebral Palsy Information: The organization provides the most comprehensive resource and compassionate voice for all things related to caring for a child with Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and other neurological injuries.
- March of Dimes: The organization is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
- National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities / CDC: The Center is dedicated to helping people live to the fullest. Much of its work focuses on protecting people who are especially vulnerable to health risks – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.
- The Healing Center On-Line: Information about Cerebral Palsy causes, treatments, and resources.
- United Cerebral Palsy: United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability. As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.
Defective Products & Liability
- Consumer Product Safety Commission: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
- American Burn Association: The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury through patient care, education, research and advocacy.
- Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: The helmet advocacy program is a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program providing bicycle helmet information. It aims to explain the technology of helmets to consumers and promote better helmets through improved standards.
- Brain Injury Association USA: Founded in 1980, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury (TBI). Together with its network of more than 40 chartered state affiliates, as well as hundreds of local chapters and support groups across the country, the BIAA provides information, education and support to assist the 3.17 million Americans currently living with traumatic brain injury and their families.
- Burn Injuries: Information about burn injuries and treatments.
- Burn Survivors Online: Burn Survivors Online is a service of the World Burn Foundation. The World Burn Foundation is an international non-profit organization with offices in several nations. Through its direct support services, such as BSO, and affiliations with other burn related support and awareness programs, WBF aims to assist those who have suffered a severe burn trauma, and to help individuals access the services and support they need to aid in their recovery.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease – a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.
- National Safety Council: The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is a national clearinghouse for information about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement, access, and mobility for pedestrians (including transit users) and bicyclists. The PBIC serves anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues, including planners, engineers, private citizens, advocates, educators, police enforcement, and the health community.
- The Burn Institute: The Burn Institute is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to reducing the number of burn injuries and deaths in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Founded in 1972, one of the Institute’s first accomplishments was to help establish the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Today, the Burn Institute continues to: reach thousands of children and adults each year with lifesaving fire and burn prevention education; fund vital burn research and treatment; and conduct burn survivor support programs that help children and adults cope with the devastating psychological and physical effects of their injuries.
- The International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI): The International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI) had its beginnings at the First International Congress on Research in Burns in Bethesda, Maryland in September 1960. That congress was considered such a success by its participants that a Second Congress was scheduled in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1965. This Second Congress generated as great, if not greater, enthusiasm among the participants for subsequent International Congresses. Additionally, the participants decided to establish a permanent organization.