Child Sexual Abuse

Contact Information for Related Organizations

Author(s): National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
Year Published: 2004
These results are current as of: March 11, 2005

The following organizations are among many that have information on Child Sexual Abuse of child abuse. Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by the Clearinghouse or Children's Bureau. For the most current information, please refer to the Related Organizations / Resource List section of the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information at or the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse at Recommended updates and additions to the Clearinghouses Organization database can be emailed to:

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
National Headquarters
141 Northwest Point Boulevard
P.O. Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
Phone: (847) 434-4000
(202) 347-8600
Fax: (847) 434-8000
(202) 393-6137

General Scope: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a national, nonprofit membership organization of pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists that produces professional training materials and public education materials on child maltreatment. Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The AAP's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect is concerned with issues relating to the physical, sexual, and mental abuse and neglect of children, adolescents, and their families. The committee develops appropriate policy recommendations and serves as a liaison with other organizations concerned with the health and well-being of children and their families.

Training Specific: The Pediatrics Review and Education Program (PREP The Curriculum®) provides pediatric professionals a way to complete their continuing medical education credits and to study for the Pediatric Maintenance of Certification. For additional information, see

Other training resources include but are not limited to:

  • ALPS (Advanced Pediatric Life Support) curriculum presents the information physicians need to assess and care for critically ill and injured children during the first few hours in the emergency department or office-based setting. For more information, see;
  • PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals) is a curriculum designed specifically `to teach prehospital professionals how to better assess and manage ill or injured children. More information is available at;
  • The Parenting Corner offers tips and training for parents on a variety of issues such as safety and injury prevention, mental health, and child development. For more information, see

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
940 NE 13rh Street
TCH 3B3406
CHO 3B-3406
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-8202
Fax: (405) 271-2931

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment. APSAC membership reflects all of the major disciplines that respond to child maltreatment, including mental health, medicine, child protective services, and law enforcement. APSAC publications and training cover all aspects of child maltreatment, including emotional and other types of neglect and physical and sexual abuse.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
4900 Griffith Drive, Suite 274
Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone: (503) 643-1023
Fax: (503) 643-5084

ATSA is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to principles that foster research, facilitate information exchange, further professional education, and provide for the advancement of standards and practices in the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 639-3311
(404) 639-3534
Toll-Free:(800) 311-3435

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead Federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of people in the United States.

Child Abuse Prevention Network

The Child Abuse Prevention Network, originally launched as an outreach effort of the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, is sponsored by LifeNET, Inc. Through the World Wide Web, the Network provides professionals with online tools and support for the identification, investigation, treatment, adjudication, and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Childhelp USA
15757 North 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Fax: (480) 922-7061
TDD: (800) 2-A-CHILD
Toll-Free:(800) 4-A-CHILD

Childhelp USA is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children by focusing its efforts and resources in the areas of treatment, prevention, and research. Its programs and services include the operation of the Childhelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline, residential treatment facilities 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.

Children's Hospital and Health Center,Chadwick Center For Children and Families
3020 Children's Way, MC 5017
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858)966-8017
Fax: (858)966-8018
General Scope: The Chadwick Center's mission is to protect children and strengthen families through prevention, treatment, education, public policy, advocacy, and research in the areas of child maltreatment and family violence. The Center uses a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach.

Training Specific: The Professional Education Department (PES) addresses prevention, recognition, assessment, investigation, treatment and prosecution of all forms of child maltreatment, including those related to family violence. Programs include: the annual winter San Diego Conference on Child Maltreatment; the advanced intensive Summer Seminars; intern, resident and fellowship programs; and the Clinical Training Program. The California Training and Technical Assistance Center, funded by the state of California, provides continuing education to a multitude of California professionals mainly in the 10 southern California counties who are concerned with child maltreatment issues. For information see

Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC)
University of New Hampshire
No. 126 Horton Social Science Center
20 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1888
Fax: (603) 862-1122

The mission of the Crimes Against Children Research Center is fighting crimes against children by providing research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature and impact of crimes such as child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light
247 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 965-5444
Fax: (843) 965-5449
Toll-Free:1-866- FOR-LIGHT (1-866-367-5444)

Darkness to Light is a primary prevention program whose mission is to engage adults in the prevention of child sexual abuse; to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults; and to provide adults with information to recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

FaithTrust Institute
2400 North 45th Street
No. 10
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 634-1903
Fax: (206) 634-0115

The FaithTrust Institute is an interreligious educational resource that addresses issues of sexual and domestic violence. The Institute's goals are to engage religious leaders in the task of ending abuse, and to serve as a bridge between the religious and secular communities.

Family Research Laboratory (FRL)
126 Horton Social Science Center
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3586
Phone: (603) 862-1888
(603) 862-1122

The Family Research Laboratory devotes its attention to understanding family violence and the effect of violence on families through comprehensive literature reviews and research-based studies. Research topics in all aspects of family violence and abuse include physical abuse of children, corporal punishment of children, child sexual abuse, pornography, violence between siblings, parental abductions, and missing and abducted children.

Family Violence Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI)
6160 Cornerstone Court East
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 623-2777, Ext. 416
Fax: (858) 646-0761

The Family Violence Sexual Assault Institute is a resource center that maintains a clearinghouse of references and unpublished papers concerning all aspects of family violence and sexual assault. The FVSAI's mission is to share and disseminate information, provide networking opportunities among professionals, and assist with program evaluation, consultation, and training that promotes violence-free living.

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
245 W Roosevelt Road
Building 6, Suite 39
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: (630) 876-6913
Fax: (630) 876-6917

The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a global cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor.

Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 864-5252

The Kempe Children's Center is a clinically based resource providing training, consultation, program development and evaluation, and research in child abuse and neglect. The Center is committed to multidisciplinary approaches to the prevention, identification, and treatment of all forms of abuse and neglect.

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
105 Peters Hall
1404 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108-6142
Phone: (612) 624-0721
Fax: (612) 625-4288

MINCAVA's mission is to support research, education, and access to violence related resources. To that end, MINCAVA provides up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence, including higher education syllabi, published research, funding information, training events, both individuals and organizations which serve as resources, and a searchable database of training manuals, videos and other resources.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Phone: (703) 274-3900
Fax: (703) 274-2200
Toll-Free:(800) THE-LOST

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides assistance to parents, children, law enforcement, schools, and the community in recovering missing children and raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. The Center sponsors the CyberTipLine for online reporting of the sexual exploitation or molesting of children. One special program offered by the Center is the NetSmartz Workshops, for teaching Internet safety. National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC)

210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256)533-5437
Fax: (256)534-6883

General Scope: The National Children's Advocacy Center provides prevention, intervention, and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families with a child-focused team approach. NCAC also operates the Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center, which provides education and training to support the development of Children's Advocacy Centers nationwide.

Training Specific: The NCAC is one of the providers of training for professionals working with abused children and their families. These trainings are both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific. Training resources include:

  • National Conferences (National Symposium on Child Abuse and the National Conference on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention)
  • Training Courses include three new trainings for professionals: Prosecuting Child Abuse 101: An Advocacy Course on Child Sexual Abuse, Victim Advocacy 101: Working with Child Victims and Witnesses, and Investigating Child Abuse 101: A Course for Law Enforcement Officers.
  • Online Trainings (For those who cannot travel to one of the national conferences or the NCAC National Training Center, a series of free online training is available. Academy Online is designed to be viewed by either individuals or groups of child abuse professionals.)
  • Additional Training Opportunities (The NCAC develops and delivers customized training sessions on a number of topics. These trainings can be delivered on-site at the NCAC Training Center in Huntsville, AL, or in the host community.) Additional information about all of these training resources is available online at

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: (703) 385-7565
Fax: (703) 385-3206
Toll-Free:(800) FYI-3366

The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, a service of the Children's Bureau, helps professionals locate information on child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues. Among its resources, the Clearinghouse offers a bibliographic database of child maltreatment and related child welfare materials, summaries of State laws concerned with child abuse and neglect and child welfare, fact sheets, resource lists, bulletins, and other publications. Jointly with the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC), the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information publishes the Children's Bureau Express, an online digest of news and resources for professionals concerned with child maltreatment, child welfare, and adoption.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
P.O. Box 6000
1600 Research Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: (301) 519-5500
Fax: (301) 519-5212
TTY: (301) 947-8374
(877) 712-9279
Toll-Free:(800) 851-3420

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is one of the world's most extensive resources for information on criminal and juvenile justice; it provides services to an international community of policy makers and professionals. NCJRS is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all the bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs: the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the OJP Program Offices. It also supports the Office of National Drug Control Policy. NCJRS answers inquiries, conducts computerized database searches, distributes publications, and makes referrals. The Service's database of nearly 125,000 documents includes studies on police arrest policy in spouse abuse incidents and recidivism rates for sexual abuse offenders.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: (202) 307-5983
TTY: (877) 712-9279
Toll-Free:(800) 627-6872

The Office for Victims of Crimes was established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime. OVC provides substantial funding to State victim assistance and compensation programs, the lifeline services that help victims to heal. The agency also supports training designed to educate criminal justice and allied professionals on the rights and needs of crime victims. OVC is one of five bureaus and four offices with grant-making authority within the Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Safer Society Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733-0340
Phone: (802)247-3132
Fax: (802)247-4233

The Safer Society Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit agency, is a national research, advocacy, and referral center on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. The Foundation provides training and consultation, research, sex offender treatment referrals, a computerized program network, and a resource library. It also publishes materials for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.

Stop It Now!
P.O. Box 495
Haydenville, MA 01039
Phone: (413) 268-3096

Stop It Now! is a national, nonprofit working to prevent and ultimately eradicate child sexual abuse. Stop It Now! challenges adults to take action by calling on abusers, adults at risk to abuse, and their friends and family, to come forward, learn the warning signs, and seek help.

A Service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
For more information contact:

National Adoption Information
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: (703) 352-3488 or (888) 251-0075
Fax: (703) 385-3206

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse
and Neglect Information
330 C. Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: (703) 385-7565 or (800) 394-3366
Fax: (703) 385-3206

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