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Adoptive Families of America


The AFA seeks to create opportunities for successful adoptive placement and promotes the health and welfare of children without permanent families and publishes the magazine Adoptive Families.

Adopt Us Kids

Matches hard-to-place children with families.

Addiction Resource

Addiction Resource was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

Alcohol Addiction Resource Center
A comprehensive guide for getting help and understanding the disease.

Alcohol Rehab and Recovery

The AlcoRehab team is a group of professionals who are passionate about helping those struggling with alcoholism. They are devoted to providing free support and resources for people who are fighting an alcohol addiction and their loved ones. AlcoRehab believe that by sharing information about alcohol dependence and its effects, They can help encourage those suffering from alcoholism to make the right decision and get their lives back on track. AlcoRehab goal is to provide the best guidance and support, and in doing so help those who need help to find and pursue their best treatment options.

American Bar Association-Center on Children and the Law

Established in 1978, he ABA Center on Children and the Law's mission is to improve children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice, and public policy.

American Bar Association-Juvenile Justice Center

The Center works to improve the functioning of the juvenile justice system by providing education, technical assistance, and information to juvenile defenders and juvenile advocates across the country.

American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

American Humane Association

The American Humane Association (AHA), a national network of individuals and organizations, seeks to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

A multidisciplinary nationwide network of chapters that advocates, educates, and publishes relating to issues of child maltreatment.

American Society of Addiction Medicine

ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 4,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction


Annie E. Casey Foundation
Fosters public policies, human-service reforms, and community support that more effectively meet the needs of todays vulnerable children and families.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Information about BBSA and youth mentoring.

Bridges USA


Boys and Girls Club of America

Information about BGCA and its after-school activities for youth

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Initiative to reduce tobacco use among youth.

Center for Children's Advocacy

The Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc. is a non-profit organization located at the University of Connecticut School of Law whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of children dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care. The Center employs a number of methods to achieve its purposes including class action and individual representation, training, administrative and legislative advocacy, and consultation.

Center for Law and Social Policy

Forum on legal and social issues, many of the issues involve children.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Advocacy, information and research about juvenile justice programs, links to related advocacy and policy groups.

Child Welfare League of America

Resources on a wide range of children's issues.

Children's Defense Fund

Advocacy for youth, particularly the poor and minorities.

Children, Youth and Family Consortium

Developed at the University of Minnesota, the Consortium offers a wide range of information and resources about children and families. It seeks to advance greater understanding, shared knowledge, and action that is informed and deliberate by connecting research, teaching, policy and community practice.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Resources for community anti-drug efforts and organizations.

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Dare to Be King

Dare To Be King: What If The Prince Lives? is a comprehensive tool which features workbooks, workshops and strategies for community leaders, educators, and youth service providers to engage African American males around issues related to violence and community life.

Detox Local

Source for Substance Abuse Educations: Periodic Table of Drug Abuse

Divorce Central

Legal, mental health, general information and state-by-state information on divorce.

Do Something

Support and links for teen activism in the community.

Docs For Tots

Founded in March 2003, Docs For Tots is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-faceted, advocacy organization, specifically focused on very young children and their families. Docs For Tots was formed to encourage more doctors to fulfill their important role as active advocates for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers on the national, state and local levels.

Futures Without Violence


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Girls Inc.


Girl Scouts of the USA

History and Information about programs, interactive site "Just for Girls" links to local councils.

Girls and Boys Town

Information about the organization and about training programs for youth workers.

GLSEN - the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

An education organization creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. A national organization with chapters throughout the country, GLSEN's website contains information, news, resources, and teacher training information for adults, as well as a wealth of information for students looking for resources on LGBT issues in schools, particularly the establishment and maintenance of Gay-Straight Alliance student clubs.

The Guardian Center, Inc.

The Guardian Center, Inc. is a nonprofit child advocacy center that provides services to children affected by sexual abuse and/or physical abuse. All services are free of charge, voluntary and confidential. The Guardian Center is committed to the protection and healing of these children and their families. Presently approximately 600 children are served.

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The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence

Administered by George Washington University, the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence is a national resource for the research and development of school violence prevention strategies. It is a not-for profit, non-partisan organization. The Institute operates as an interdisciplinary research partnership whose key staff have expertise in adolescent violence, criminology, law enforcement, substance abuse, juvenile justice, gangs, public health, education, behavior disorders, social skills development and prevention programs.

Head Start


Health and Human Services, Federal Government

Federal policy, search engine for health and social issues.

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International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

A multidisciplinary global organization that coordinates efforts, education, and training on prevention of child abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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Juvenile Law Center

A non-profit legal service that works on behalf of children that are abused, neglected, placed in foster homes, or otherwise in need of specialized services. Although the center primarily serves children in Pennsylvania, it also works on national efforts to advocate on behalf of children.

JabberBlabber Children’s Magazine


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Kempe Children's Center

Based at the University of Colorado, the Center provides a clinically based resource for training, consultation, program development and evaluation, committed to multidisciplinary approaches to improving the recognition, treatment, and prevention of abuse and neglect. Every year, Kempe provides an average of 800 medical consultations, 1,500 psychological treatment sessions and 2,230 treatment days to help children and their families.

Kids Counsel: Center for Children's Advocacy

The Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc. is a non-profit organization located at the University of Connecticut School of Law whose mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of children dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care. The Center employs a number of methods to achieve its purposes including class action and individual representation, training, administrative and legislative advocacy, and consultation.

Kids Health

A comprehensive resource with medically reviewed adage-appropriate health information written for parents, kids, & teens. KidsHealth provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

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LeBonheur Center for Children and Parents


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Memphis Child Advocacy Center


Memphis Loves Kids


Memphis Teen Vision


Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association


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National Association of Child Advocates

National network of child advocacy agencies and organizations.

National Association of School Psychologists

The mission of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is to promote educationally and psychologically healthy environments for all children and youth by implementing research-based, effective programs that prevent problems, enhance independence, and promote optimal learning.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Issue awareness, dissemination of resources.

National Center for Youth Law

Legal advocates for children living in poverty.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Clearinghouse on substance abuse information.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence

Resources for the prevention of child abuse and family violence.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Forum for judges across the country to address juvenile and family court issues. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is dedicated to serving the nation's children and families by improving the courts of juvenile and family jurisdictions. Its mission is to better the justice system through education and applied research and improve the standards, practices and effectiveness of the juvenile court system.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children and supports quality volunteer representation for them in the legal and social service systems. The National CASA Association supports CASA programs across the country.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information for students, teachers, parents and health professionals.

National Mentoring Partnership

Information about how to be or how to find a mentor.

National PTA Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Project

Parent-Teacher Associations combating substance abuse among school age youth.

National Safe Kids Campaign

Safe Kids is best known for community-based activities to promote child passenger safety and prevent drowning, burns, falls, poisoning and other unintentional injuries to children ages 14 and under. There are 314 state and local SAFE KIDS coalitions, spanning 6 continents.

National Youth Leadership Council

For more than two decades, NYLC has led a movement linking youths, educators, and communities to redefine the role of young people in society. That movement is service-learning, and it empowers youths to transform themselves from recipients of information and resources into valuable, contributing members of a democracy.

New England Network for Child, Youth & Family Services

The New England Network (NEN) for Child, Youth & Family Services, Inc. is a training and networking center for 125 community-based child, youth, and family service agencies throughout New England.


Sources for Substance Abuse Educations : Resource Guide to Opiate/Heroin Abuse

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Positive Youth

Positive.org is an informational clearinghouse on topics related to Youth Development. The purpose is to provide youth serving practitioners, researchers and others interested in adolescence with an array of resources that can help promote positive outcomes for young people. PositiveYouth.org is run by The Center for Excellence, a division of Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center committed to building the capacity of service provides and community based organizations that work with you people. The Center provides technical assistance and training in the areas of practice-based research, strategic planning, staff development, adolescent risk and resilience, positive youth development and collaboration among service providers and communities.

Prevent Child Abuse America

PCAA works with chapters in 39 states and the District of Columbia, providing leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. It has a large membership of interdisciplinary professionals throughout the United States working toward preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting the well being of youth. The organization, which has been recognized by Worth magazine, and others as one of the best non-profit organizations in the United States, has numerous programs, prevention initiatives, and events.

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Quit Smoking for Good

At QuitDay, our mission is to help people add 10 healthy years to their lives. Smoking and tobacco addiction reduces quality of life for millions of people each year. Our team strives to inspire people to quit smoking, and have a positive impact on the lives of their loved ones and their children.

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Tennessee Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Addiction Campuses provides the most comprehensive addiction treatment programs in the country, offering therapy for addiction to illegal drugs, prescriptions drug and alcohol. We go beyond the standard 30-day plan and treat people who are struggling with addiction medically, mentally and spiritually to break the cycle of relapse and repeated visits to rehab. Utilizing our 15–50 acre addiction campus environments across the country, we have modern facilities, compassionate staff, industry expertise and clinical proficiency to effectively treat the disease of addiction.

The Safe Child Program

The Safe Child Program is a comprehensive curriculum which teaches prevention of sexual, emotional and physical abuse by people known to the child; prevention of abuse and abduction by strangers; and safety in self-care. It is presented in a preschool through third grade series and teaches a broad base of life skills.

Search Institute

Search Institute is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to advance the well-being of adolescents and children by generating knowledge and promoting its application. The institute conducts research and evaluation, develops publications, and provides a wide range of training opportunities and technical assistance to support community initiatives.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.

Parent, youth information along with surveys, publications.

Shelby County Books from Birth

is the local affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and a partner of the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation

Society for Research In Child Development

The Society is a multidisciplinary, not-for-profit, professional association promoting multidisciplinary research in the field of human development, to foster the exchange of information among scientists and other professionals of various disciplines, and to encourage applications of research findings.

Stand for Children

A grassroots, membership organization whose mission is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated, and safe.

Stop Child Labor

The Child Labor Coalition formed in November 1989, as concerned groups mobilized following the Capitol Hill Forum, “Exploitation of Children in the Workplace.”
The coalition believes that no child, regardless of race, sex, nationality, religion, economic status, place of residence, or occupation, should be exploited. Exploitative child labor is defined as employment (whether in the formal or informal sector; whether paid or unpaid) that is coerced, forced, bonded, slave, or otherwise known to be unfair in wages, injurious to the health and safety of children, and/or obstructs a child’s access to education or impairs educational attainment.

Street Law, Inc.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people through law-related education. Students learn about laws, the legal system, and their rights and responsibilities through teaching strategies that promote cooperative learning, critical thinking, and positive interaction between young people and adults.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S.

Federal government site with links to information, research and programs.

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The Therapeutic Milieu

Residential treatment community for mental health professionals working with at-risk youth and emotionally disturbed children.

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The Urban Child Institute

The Urban Child Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being and health of children from conception to three years old in Memphis and Shelby County.

U.S. Department of Education

Searchable site of federal education programs, policies, and research.

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Y-US, Inc.

A Connecticut-based nonprofit organization helping youth who have experienced trauma develop into healthy and responsible people. Y-US currently serves over 100 children, ages 2-18, through four agency run programs. Y-US' website will give you an overview of the agency's history, programs and ways to get involved with this worthy organization.

Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Motivational campaigns to combat youth drug abuse.


In YouthBuild programs, unemployed and undereducated young people ages 16-24 work toward their GED or high school diploma while learning construction skills by building affordable housing for homeless and low-income people. Strong emphasis is placed on leadership development, community service and the creation of a positive mini-community of adults and youth committed to success.

Youth Communication

Youth Communication publishes two magazines: New Youth Connections, founded in 1980-a general interest magazine with a readership of 200,000; Represent-founded in 1993, written by and for young people in foster care as well as professionals who work in the foster care system. As a book publisher, it has produced numerous critically acclaimed books to help teens and provide resources for professionals that work with adolescents. Many of the teens who have worked as writers or illustrators at Youth Communication since 1980 have gone on to become leaders in their professions, including Bureau Chiefs for the New York Times and Newsday; editors at leading national magazines; award-winning, best-selling authors of books on a variety of issues; broadcast reporters; and senior staff members of state legislators, congressmen and United States Senators.

Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center, with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., has worked to protect abused and at-risk children since 1978.


Links to local YMCAs, information about YMCA programs.

Youth Villages


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Zero to Three

Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development.

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