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Child Advocacy
This section contains information about advocacy and issues surrounding child abuse, foster care, and child welfare. Resources include links to organizations that provide advocacy, counseling, and legal services as well as information on policy and prevention.
 

Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)
Access for Infants and Mothers is a low-income insurance provided by the State of California for pregnant mothers in order to give adequate medical assistance to pregnant women. AIM insurance is based on income guidelines and it provides support to expecting mothers. 
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ACT 4 Juvenile Justice
The ACT 4 Juvenile Justice (ACT4JJ) advocates for the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and for federal funding for juvenile justice programs and services.

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Action Alliance for Children

Action Alliance for Children works to inform, connect and inspire early care and education staff, advocates and families through reader-friendly articles on current issues, trends and public policies regarding our children and families.

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Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)
Advocates for Children of New York (AFC) supports education for students of color and low-income backgrounds, AFC promotes educational rights of individual students. It provides advice and legal representation for families of students who struggle with discrimination in school. Training and workshop informs parents, communities, and professionals in how to effectively advocate on behalf of their children.
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American Humane Association
The American Humane Association's prevention initiative is called the Front Porch Project®. It is a national, research-supported, community-based initiative built upon the belief that all people who are concerned about the safety and well-being of children in their communities need to be encouraged and taught to make a difference.

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Asian and Pacific Islander Youth Advocacy Network (AYAN)
The AYAN Network calls for the support of programs and services that prioritize Asian and Pacific Islander. AYAN is a coalition of over 17 community organizations, city agencies, and community leaders dedicated to advocating on behalf of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth in San Francisco.
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CAP4Kids
Also known as the Children’s Advocacy Project, there are resources from different cities all over America that provide parent handouts and other information about school programs, education, and children with special needs.
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Casey Family Services
Casey Family Services, a Foundation-sponsored private agency, that provides child welfare services. During its 36-year history, the agency developed the Lifelong Families practice model to connect children in foster care to enduring families.

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ChildFocus
ChildFocus is a national consulting firm that brings together innovative people, programs, and policies to help non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies support America’s children and families.

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Childhelp
Childhelp National Child abuse hotline is dedicated to prevent child abuse. Childhelp focuses on the approach of prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse within communities.
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Child Abuse Prevention Network
Child Abuse Prevention Network is the flagship service of LifeNET that provides unique and powerful tools for the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication and prevention of child abuse and neglect, along with professional online training on abuse.

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Child Advocacy 360
Child Advocacy 360 brings the latest information and insights on children’s welfare and rights focusing on ways to conquer abuse and neglect of children by supplying a specialized news medium that helps advocates improve the outcomes of their efforts and enables others to become active participants in children’s rights.

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Child Advocacy Institute
The Child Advocacy Institute founded at the nonprofit University of San Diego School of Law in 1989, is one of the nation's premiere academic, research, and advocacy organization working to improve the lives of children and youth, with special emphasis on improving the child protection and foster care systems and enhancing resources that are available to youth aging out of foster care.

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Child Advocacy Services
Child Advocacy Services is an umbrella agency that combines with the Court Appointed Advocates program and Children’s Advocacy Center to offer services that give voice, healing and security to children, and provides online information on prevention, the Blue Ribbon campaign, and community events and sponsors.

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Child Advocates
The Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. They speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
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Children Now
Children Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority. Children Now addresses issues around health, media, education, and research.

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Children's Advocates Resource Endowment (C.A.R.E.)
The CareForKids organization advocates for the kids of Kern County through the administration of funds received by the Children's Advocates Resource Endowment (C.A.R.E.) to benefit local children's organizations. CareForKids.org volunteers raise money and awareness through special events and provide an endowment fund for the future needs of the children, with 100% of the proceeds to stay in Kern County.
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Children's Defense Fund
Children's Defense Fund is a non-profit child advocacy group that champions policies and programs that lift children from poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect, ensure them access to quality education, and a moral and spiritual foundation. The site includes advocacy resources and child research data.
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Child Welfare League of America
Child Welfare League of America is a coalition of private and public agencies that offer publications, membership services, conferences, consultations and special initiatives to help ensure the safety and well-being of youth and their families who have experienced abuse, neglect or family disruption.
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Coleman Advocates For Children & Youth
Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth works to improve the lives of San Francisco’s children, youth, and families for over 30 years. They are a successful a member-driven, community-based organization of working families, youth, advocates and service providers.

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Collaborative for Children
Collaborative for Children works to improve the quality of early care and education through programs for families, educators, and communities. Programs available are Strengthening Families, Improving Learning Environment and Empowering Educators, Inspiring Community Action and Awareness, and Transforming Neighbors.
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Court Appointed Special Advocates
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

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The Future of Children
The goal of The Future of Children is to translate the best social science research about children and youth into information that is useful to policymakers, practitioners, grant-makers, advocates, the media, and students of public policy.

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Harlem Children’s Zone
Harlem Children's Zone is America's most ambitious effort to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Under the visionary leadership of its President and CEO, Geoffrey Canada, HCZ offers innovative, efficiently run programs that are aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves. HCZ efforts aim to give poor children the stimulation and the opportunities that most kids growing up in middle-class neighborhoods receive from birth.

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Ican4Kids
Ican4Kids is comprised of Los Angeles county cities, State, and Federal agencies, as well as community organizations, and individuals from the private sector. ICAN's mission is to coordinate the development of services for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect throughout Los Angeles County.
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The Immigrant Child Advocacy Project
The Immigrant Child Advocacy Project is a human service and policy advocacy program that advocates for the best interest of children in the midst of migration who are alone in the United States. They supply firsthand experience articles from immigrant children, as well as information on accompanying these children to Immigration Court, ensuring they have attorneys in their best interest and preparing best interest recommendations based upon principles from the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is one of the nation’s leading public policy centers dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation.

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The National Children's Advocacy Center
The National Children’s Advocacy Center models and delivers excellent child abuse response and prevention by providing community connections, opportunities to volunteer, and training for children, families and professionals.

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National Network for Youth
The National Network for Youth is working to create a system of agencies, people and resources to champion the needs of homeless and runaway youth, to ensure that opportunities for growth and development be available to youth everywhere.

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National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC)
NYAC is a social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning in an attempt to end discrimination against youth.

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New York State Child Advocacy Resource and Consultation Center (NYSCARCC)
The mission of NYSCARCC is to work with multidisciplinary teams and child advocacy centers throughout New York State to promote and enhance multidisciplinary responses to child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and child fatality.
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North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC is committed to making sure very child has a safe, comfortable, and permanent home to live in. On this site you can find post-adoption support groups, parent forums, and trainings.

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
The OJJDP works with children advocacy centers to coordinate the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases by utilizing multidisciplinary teams of professionals involved in child protective and victim advocacy services, law enforcement and prosecution, as well as physical and mental health.
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One with Courage
One with Courage is a national initiative centered around the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role children's advocacy centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to child victims of abuse. The website gives information about learning the signs of child abuse, it breaks the myths behind the stigma of child abuse, and it encourages the community to take action and courage to report child abuse. 
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Pinnacle Health
The Pinnacle Health Children's Resource Center, located in Harrisburg, PA, provides efficient, quality care in a safe, child-friendly environment for children suspected of having been abused or neglected. By bringing together agencies including child protection services, social services, and victim advocacy, the CRC can ensure a child-focused approach to child abuse cases.
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The Raising of America
This website provides a documentary series about children in America and the importance of raising them with a strong start.
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Speak Up for Kids
Also known as the Child Mind Institute, Speak Up for Kids leads a public education campaign about Mental Health issues and erasing the stigma that prevents parents from getting help for their kids.
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Voices for Children
Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing a court appointed special advocate (CASA). Voices for Children increases awareness about the foster care system and advocates for legal policies and practices that enhance the quality of life for foster children.
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Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center
The Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center strengthens existing Children's Advocacy Centers, and helps communities develop such centers, through training and technical assistance in 13 western states. Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center exists through funding by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 
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