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Adoptive Families of America
www.adoptivefam.org

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
www.adoptuskids.org
Matches hard-to-place children with families.

AddictionResource
www.addictionresource.com/
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.

American Bar Association-Center on Children and the Law
www.abanet.org
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
www.abanet.org
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
www.aap.org
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
www.americanhumane.org
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
www.apsac.org
A multidisciplinary nationwide network of chapters that advocates, educates, and publishes relating to issues of child maltreatment.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
www.asam.org
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

www.aecf.org
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
www.bbbsa.org
Information about BBSA and youth mentoring.

The Bright Side-Wings of Support
www.the-bright-side.org
Information and resources on dealing with crisis, addition, and significant stress.

Bridges USA
www.bridgesusa.org

Boys and Girls Club of America
www.bgca.org
Information about BGCA and its after-school activities for youth

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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
www.tobaccofreekids.org
Initiative to reduce tobacco use among youth.

Center for Children's Advocacy
www.kidscounsel.org
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
www.clasp.org
Forum on legal and social issues, many of the issues involve children.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
www.cjcj.org
Advocacy, information and research about juvenile justice programs, links to related advocacy and policy groups.

Child Welfare League of America
www.cwla.org
Resources on a wide range of children's issues.

Children's Defense Fund
www.childrensdefense.org
Advocacy for youth, particularly the poor and minorities.

Children, Youth and Family Consortium
www.cyfc.umn.edu
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

www.cadca.org
Resources for community anti-drug efforts and organizations.

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Dare to Be King

www.daretobeking.com
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.

Divorce Central
www.divorcecentral.com
Legal, mental health, general information and state-by-state information on divorce.

Do Something
www.dosomething.org
Support and links for teen activism in the community.

Docs For Tots
www.docsfortots.org
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.

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Girls Inc.
www.girlsincmemphis.org

Girl Scouts of the USA
www.girlscouts.org
History and Information about programs, interactive site "Just for Girls" links to local councils.

Girls and Boys Town
www.girlsandboystown.org
Information about the organization and about training programs for youth workers.

GLSEN - the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
www.glsen.org
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.

www.theguardiancenter.org
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
www.hamfish.org
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
www.nhsa.org

Health and Human Services, Federal Government
www.dhhs.gov
Federal policy, search engine for health and social issues.

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International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
www.ispcan.org
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
www.jlc.org
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
www.jabberblabber.com

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Kempe Children's Center
www.kempecenter.org
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
www.kidscounsel.org
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
www.kidshealth.org
A comprehensive resource with medically reviewed andage-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
www.Lebonheur.org

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Memphis Child Advocacy Center
www.memphiscac.org

Memphis Loves Kids
www.memphisloveskids.com

Memphis Teen Vision
http://memtv.org/

Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association
www.mifa.org


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National Association of Child Advocates
www.childadvocacy.org
National network of child advocacy agencies and organizations.

National Association of School Psychologists
www.nasponline.org
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
www.teenpregnancy.org
Issue awareness, dissemination of resources.

National Center for Youth Law
www.youthlaw.org
Legal advocates for children living in poverty.

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
www.casacolumbia.org
Clearinghouse on substance abuse information.

National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence
www.nccafv.org
Resources for the prevention of child abuse and family violence.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
www.ncjfcj.org
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
www.nationalcasa.org
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
www.nida.nih.gov
Information for students, teachers, parents and health professionals.

National Mentoring Partnership
www.mentoring.org
Information about how to be or how to find a mentor.

National PTA Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Project
www.pta.org
Parent-Teacher Associations combating substance abuse among school age youth.

National Safe Kids Campaign
www.safekids.org
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
www.nylc.org
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
www.nenetwork.org
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.


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Positive Youth
www.positiveyouth.org
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
www.preventchildabuse.org
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
https://quitday.org
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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The Safe Child Program
www.safechild.org
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
www.search-institute.org
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.
www.siecus.org
Parent, youth information along with surveys, publications.

Shelby County Books from Birth
www.booksfrombirth.org
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
www.srcd.org
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
www.stand.org
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

http://stopchildlabor.org
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.
www.streetlaw.org
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.
www.samhsa.gov
Federal government site with links to information, research and programs.

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The Therapeutic Milieu
www.therapeuticmilieu.org
Residential treatment community for mental health professionals working with at-risk youth and emotionally disturbed children.

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The Urban Child Institute
www.theurbanchildinstitute.org
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
www.ed.gov
Searchable site of federal education programs, policies, and research.

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Y-US, Inc.
www.y-us.org
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
www.whatsyourantidrug.com
Motivational campaigns to combat youth drug abuse.

Youthbuild
www.youthbuild.org
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
www.youthcomm.org
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
http://www.ylc.org/
The Youth Law Center, with offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., has worked to protect abused and at-risk children since 1978.

YMCA
www.ymca.net
Links to local YMCAs, information about YMCA programs.

Youth Villages
www.youthvillages.org

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Zero to Three
www.zerotothree.org
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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