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National Counseling and Abuse Organizations
Title: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Description: This is a national resource center for professionals and the public seeking information on child maltreatment. The clearinghouse collects, stores, organizes, and disseminates information on such topics as policy and legislation, identification and investigation, treatment, prevention, research, public awareness, training and education, and public and private programs. Their web site has a searchable database of all clearinghouse information, a treatment directory, and a prevention database.
Address: 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447-0001
Title: The National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: This is a nonprofit organization advocating for all victims of crime. They educate child victims about their rights and the recent provisions that have been established to protect them. The National Victim Center has a toll-free number that acts as a referral service for children who have been exploited.
2000 M Street, NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036-3307
Title: Childhelp USA®
Description: This organization is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. It does this by focusing its efforts and resources on treatment, prevention, and research. Childhelp's comprehensive programs and services include the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline; residential treatment facilities (villages) for severely abused children; child advocacy centers that reduce the trauma of child abuse victims during the interview and examination process; group homes; foster-family selection, training and certification; Head Start programs for at-risk children; child-abuse prevention programs; and community outreach.
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260-1629
1-800-4-A-CHILD® (child abuse hotline)
Reprinted with the permission of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. © 2008 National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. All rights reserved.
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