Child Welfare Information Gateway
Among its services, this federal information resource provides links to state laws and statutes about child abuse and neglect. It also produces the report: “Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect: Summary of State Laws.”
Crimes Against Children Research Center: Sexual Abuse
Center staff work to combat crimes against children through research and statistics. CCRC, based at the University of New Hampshire, is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.
Contact: David Finkelhor Ph.D., director, 603.862.2761 (New Hampshire);
Enough Abuse Campaign/Massachusetts Citizens for Children
The campaign was developed as a statewide effort to eliminate child sexual abuse. The five-year CDC-funded pilot program focused on abuse prevention, especially within youth-serving organizations. Oregon has adopted the model and other states are considering it.
Contact: Jetta Bernier, executive director, 617.742.8555, Ext. 2 (Massachusetts); email@example.com
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
NSVRC offers information and resources on all aspects of sexual violence, including intervention and prevention strategies. The center is funded through a grant from the CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention.
Contact: Tracy Cox, communications director, 877.739.3895 or 717.909.0710, Ext. 116 (Pennsylvania); firstname.lastname@example.org
Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has worked to prevent child abuse and neglect through prevention efforts and information campaigns. PCA chapters exist in every state and may have resources on local CSA prevention.
Contact: Ben Tanzer, director of strategic communications, 312.334.6823 (Chicago); email@example.com
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
The chapter has a strong focus on CSA prevention, with educational programs for parents, daycare providers and other child-focused professionals. It also developed SAFE-T, a well-tested curriculum for middle school students. PCA-V has also provided training in at least 10 states and is in the planning stages of developing a K-6 curriculum.
Contact: Linda Johnson, executive director, 802.229.5724
Stop It Now!
This nonprofit's Online Help Center is a 24/7 resource for any adult wanting to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Its target audiences are parents and grandparents, professionals from a wide range of disciplines and other adults including those concerned about their own sexual interest in children. The information covers the continuum of prevention information for those wanting to prevent abuse at the earliest possible moment and who want to actively stand up for children; child-serving organizations; those who are already serving families where abuse has occurred; and those who are ready to be accountable for their sexual interest in children.
Contact: Deborah Donovan Rice, executive director; 413.587.3500 (Massachusetts); firstname.lastname@example.org