Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
230 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
As a result of this association, "teachers and parents
report that kids show improvement in their grades, attitudes and relationships. They were also
less likely than their peers to repeat a grade, and their average number of unexcused
This is a great site for anyone looking for
a mentor/role model. You can volunteer or make a contribution as well. -SNS
I also think this organization helps young
people in need of a role model and someone that truly cares about their well
being as well as their academics. I encourage reading the stories posted on this site because they are
really heart lifting.-DME
A touching site that commits itself to caring about
children through different programs. -FRH
This is a very nice site because it explain a lot
of important things. JFC
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15757 N. 78th St.
Scottsdale, ARIZONA 85260
Phone: 1-480-922-8212 or
Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (TDD)
One of the
largest and oldest national nonprofit organizations dedicated to meeting the physical,
emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. We do so by
focusing our efforts and resources in the areas of treatment, prevention and research.
This site includes a "Kids Only" section, which speaks directly to children and
tells them how to recognize and report abuse.
Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O'Meara, the founders,
guarantee that "the children whose journey brings them to our doors will find safety,
healing and love."
This site has many wonderful sources of
information on child abuse and relevant programs. It also provides helpful links to
further your search on child abuse issues. It features some preventative measures that
children can take if they are being abused. -PAF
Very friendly and helpful site. Check out their
upcoming events, which include sports and other fun activities. Also, you can
potentially volunteer with this organization. -SNS
This site is good for someone looking
to seek help for abused children.-t.b.
A very positive site
focused on helping children; offers inspiring success stories. -FRH
This site includes a lot of convenient
information about help for abused children and how we can help change these
situations by having different events in which can create a better life.-DME
This site has other many sites that is very
helpful for people that really want to learn. JFC
Child Lures Prevention
5166 Shelburne Road
Shelburne, VERMONT 05482
A family business dedicated to
keeping children safe from sexual abuse, abduction, drugs and school violence.
"Primary goals are 1) to raise public awareness
concerning the prevalence of childhood sexual exploitation and related crimes against
children and 2) to make prevention of these crimes a national priority."
This site is helpful for issues addressing child
abuse. It provides safety tips, links and other relevant information on these issues. -PAF
Informative site where you can read about
community plan to raise awareness of childhood sexual exploitation and related
This excellent site shows harrowing statistics and offers
articles on how sexual abuse is a national problem that must be dealt with
seriously and promptly. -FRH
Very good site because it explain you about
all kind of situation that happens in the world. JFC
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Even sharing "small" activities can make a big difference for a
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
1726 M St. NW, Suite 500
Washington DC, 20036
"The oldest and largest national
nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America's
children and strengthen American families. CWLA's 1,000 plus public and private and
non-profit member agencies serve 3 million abused and neglected children and their
families each year."
This website makes it very easy to access a number of
resources that deal with child welfare issues, programs and services. -PAF
Read about all the helpful programs they have
to help protect the children of today and of the future. Also, you can make a
I agree, and there is also
a free newsletter available for anyone to access online. -FRH
Childrens Institute International
711 South New Hampshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
A private, nonprofit organization specializing in the treatment and
prevention of child abuse and neglect. Assistance includes child and family assessment,
sexual abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention and family treatment, Early Head
Start program, therapeutic day care, child health clinic, long-term foster care and
substance abuse treatment and prevention services.
"Serves children and families from L.A. County,
but the majority come from high-speed, low-resource communities... their professional
multi-disciplinary training program extends its compassionate scope of assistance
throughout California, the nation, and internationally, as well."
This site addresses the issues of child abuse and
neglect. It provides the public with information on available programs, services, training
and related links. -PAF
Read about the numerous programs they
administer, each geared toward specific child harassment cases. Discover the goals of
each program and what you can do to help prevent child abuse. -SNS
I agree that this site helps
young children who have been affected by violence. This organization help
these young children with the many programs that it has. Read about them,
they are really helpful. -T.B.
offers success stories on different programs. Also there are different
ways to provide support by making donations or volunteering. -FRH
Shows a lot of information about important
thing the the world should know. JFC
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Rights Council (CRC)
Children's Rights Council
9470 Annapolis Road
Lanham, Maryland 20706
"Works to assure a child the frequent,
meaningful and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would
normally have if his or her parents were married. We work to strengthen families through
education, favoring family formation and family preservation. CRC is genderless; we
are not a women's group or a men's group. Rather we advocate what we believe to be in
the best interests of children, including the "Children's Bill of Rights."
This site allows you to learn more
about what this council does to try to have every child be in contact with
both of his parents, if
This website shows
how this organization is great at protecting the rights of children and how
they plan to keep families together.-T.B.
This site features an
interesting children's bill of rights. There are also links to articles
Children who get love and attention
feel better about themselves and are much more likely to have a happy,
Connect for Kids
c/o The Benton Foundation
1625 K Street, NW 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
An award-winning multimedia project of the Benton
foundation, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children.
Offers a place on the Internet for adults, parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers
and others who want to become more active citizens from volunteering to voting with
kids in mind.
"Strives to help people:
1) Become more informed about the status of children in the community, state and nation
2) Give time or money to improve kids' lives
3) Learn tools and techniques to address a specific interest related to children
4) Get connected to groups that can act on behalf of kids
5) Exercise responsible citizenship with children in mind."
This site has information on volunteer
opportunities and topics of interest to parents who want to improve the community for
all citizens. -PAF
This website includes a helpful search feature to find a range of topics
concerning children's issues in today's society. -DME
It is an extensive website with plenty of information and
access to different types of articles all concerning the safety of
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Family Violence Prevention
383 Rhode Island St., Suite #304
San Francisco, CA 94103-5133
Phone: 1-415-252-8900 or 1-800-595-4889 (TTY)
A national, nonprofit organization that focuses on
domestic violence education, prevention, and policy reform.
"Works to end domestic violence and help women
and children whose lives are devastated by abuse, because every person has a right to live
in a home free of violence."
This site provides programs, ways to contact
Congress and other resources dealing with the issue of family violence and how to prevent
A very useful site
that is geared toward ending domestic violence. More appropriately, read about its
children's program that focuses on ending child abuse. -SNS
This is a website that has really
productive programs that help teens who are in a abusive relationship and is
seeking a way to get out. This organization wants to stop violence,
especially among teenagers.-T.B.
There are different programs geared toward
assisting children who are victims of violence. -FRH
This site provides information for teens
who are being abused in relationships mentally and physically who are
seeking a resolution.-DME
playing with children helps lead them towards a society filled with love and
Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
13123 E. 16th Ave. B390
Aurora, CO 80045 USA
Works "to prevent cruelty
to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, child
fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse child labor (and to help
street children). Committed to increasing public awareness and developing activities to
prevent violence against children, promoting the rights of children in all regions of the
site provides information on events, resources and publications on ways to prevent family
and child abuse and neglect. This site addresses information on an international level.
This website allows you to
learn about the pressing issues and problems concerning child abuse. Provides ample
information on how to deal with and prevent child abuse. Also, you can become a member and
One can purchase the organization's
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Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031
information, products and technical assistance services to help professionals with
information on child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues."
This site deals with child abuse, neglect and welfare. It
provides stats., publications, prevention methods and database references. -PAF
The website offers you
vital information on statistics, research, state laws and resources on issues concerning
child protection, abuse prevention, etc. -SNS
This is an extensive website and the site offers answers to FAQs on several topics. -FRH
The National Mentoring Partnership
1600 Duke St., Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
"We work to help:
-Entire communities and states work together to sustain and
expand mentoring opportunities for young people.
-Schools, businesses, civic associations, faith communities and
youth-serving organizations build or strengthen their mentoring programs.
-Educators and work force preparation leaders integrate mentoring
-Individuals learn about mentoring opportunities and become the
mentors young people want and need."
This website is the gateway to finding, or
becoming, a mentor virtually anywhere in the U.S. There is a training guide link to
help you become a better mentor. Also, the true mentoring stories on the site can be
an inspiration for you. -SNS
This site helps people find mentoring
opportunities in their communities. -FRH
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Mailing address, phone and e-mail were not readily available
Contains child protection and abuse prevention information.
This site focuses on the prevention of child
sexual abuse. It provides documentation of all kinds and discusses offenses against
children and preventative methods to use. -PAF I agree. -SNS
There are several articles about different types of child abuse. -FRH
Pearl S. Buck International
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA 18944
"A non-sectarian development and humanitarian
assistance organization dedicated to improving quality of life and expanding opportunities
for children, who, as a result of the circumstances of their birth, have been denied
access to educational, social, economic and civil rights."
This site allows you to view breaking news
headlines and upcoming special events supporting the mission of helping children
worldwide. Also, check out its volunteer opportunities. -SNS
One can sign up for the newsletter and read about its programs
helping children throughout the world. Also one can sponsor a needy child.
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Prevent Child Abuse America
228 South Wabash Avenue
10th floor, Chicago, IL
"Nationally recognized as one of the most
innovative leaders in child abuse prevention. Our nationwide network of local affiliates
have worked to implement direct service programs in hundreds of communities. Our research
has forged new paths in prevention strategies and programs. Through our media campaigns,
people are finding ways they can help prevent abuse.
"We continue to equip professionals with the latest proven prevention approaches
through training and technical assistance. And as a critical part of our prevention
strategy, our advocacy efforts help shape national and local policies to build support and
funding for prevention programs. In addition to the political/advocacy aspects of the
page, it also includes the section 'Info for Kids' and 'Tips for Parents'."
This site provides information on programs,
publications, events and a research center that focuses on the prevention of abuse and
neglect of children. -PAF
Good site. Also, read about the programs they
have to stop child abuse. -SNS
helpful site that offers several articles on tips of parents and how to
effectively handle problems with children. -FRH
1304 Newbury Road
Unit E, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Dedicated to making the Internet safer for your
children without censorship. They've developed and are implementing an Internet
Rating Standard that is bringing together parents, providers, publishers, developers and
all the resources available on the Internet to achieve this goal. It involves
marking sites with the Safe Surf Wave.
"Children should be protected on the
Internet; however, parents should have the choice to raise children as they see fit and
define the word 'indecent' for themselves. The only way to achieve freedom of choice
by parents is to implement an Internet-wide rating standard."
This site is a wonderful tool for parents to be in
control of what their children are exposed to on the internet. It provides press releases,
related sites and an explanation of the rating system according to the age of the viewer.
This is a great way to monitor what your child has internet access to. -PAF
Helpful site, not only for parents, but for
anyone who would like to rate their own web site. -SNS
This site is a simple and effective way
for parents to ensure their child's safety without placing restrictions on
the child's ability to browse the Internet. -FRH
Safer Child Inc.
P.O. Box 6124
Pocatello, ID 83205
Our goal is that "every child is loved,
well-cared for and encouraged to grow up into a happy, well-adjusted adult. Safer Child's
mission is to provide parents, caregivers and educators worldwide with the resources and
information they need to help all children grow up healthy, safe and happy."
Learn more about this organization, but realize
that the people who work for this group are not experts and are not authorized to give
professional advice, so this may not be a helpful site. -SNS
I agree, but there are a lot of
topics on the website that are covered. -FRH
Voices for America's Children
1000 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005-1202
"Improves the lives of children in the USA by
enhancing the capacity of NACA member organizations to advocate on behalf of children and
Read about the basics of child advocacy and
understand how important it is for children to have strong advocates supporting their
This is a very informative site with many interesting articles on
education, Social Security, and health care. -FRH
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World Children's Fund
5442 Thornwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95123
"A global network of caring and sharing to help
rescue needy children who are abandoned, distressed, endangered, exploited, homeless,
hungry, sick or suffering."
A very informative site that allows you to read
about the programs they have for helping desperate children in need. You can write to them
expressing your concerns or thoughts on this issue, and find out how you can contribute
some of your time and/or money to this organization. -SNS
I agree, this site allows the average
person to assist the cause in a handful of ways. -FRH
Additional ways to raise public support are in the article on How to Lobby.
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