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Partner Organizations

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children

APSAC is a nonprofit, national multi-disciplinary professional society with a mission to improve society's response to the abuse and neglect of its children. APSAC envisions a world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. Click here for the APSAC website.

International Institute for Child Rights & Development

The International Institute for Child Rights & Development (IICRD) vision is for children, their families and communities to thrive in a world where there is dignity, belonging, and justice for all. Its projects and initiatives catalyze change, transformation, and healing for the most vulnerable young people in Canada and around the world. Click here for more information.

New York Foundling's Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection

The mission of the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection is to prevent child maltreatment and promote the well-being of at-risk children through advocacy, professional development, public education, research and partnering with other like organizations and national leaders. The New York Foundling, in the tradition of openness and compassion of its sponsors, the Sisters of Charity, helps children, youth, adults, and families in need through services, supports, and advocacy that strengthen family and community and help each individual reach their full potential. For more information, click here. The Fontana Center also sponsors the National Initiative to End Corporal Punishment and New York State Initiative to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College was founded on the proposition that education alone can’t correct our society’s inequalities — that to maximize the life chances of all people, we must also support poorer communities’ physical and nutritional health and psychological well-being. Thus, fields such as educational psychology, nursing education, nutrition education, special education, conflict resolution and spirituality and education were created at TC, and for more than a century we have prepared psychologists, nutritionists, health educators, speech pathologists and other professionals, as well as teachers and school leaders. Click here for more information.

The Institute for Human Services

The Institute for Human Services (IHS) in Columbus, Ohio, was founded in 1977 to promote constructive change in the child maltreatment field by equipping organizations and professionals with the knowledge, strategies, and tools to achieve best practice. Our core work includes program development, organizational consultation, and competency-based in service training. IHS founded and operates the Child Maltreatment Policy Resource Center as a think tank to identify the most pressing problems and dilemmas confronting the child maltreatment field and apply the best available evidence to help resolve them. For more information click here.


TRANSFORM (Translational Research that Adapts New Science FOR Maltreatment) is a national resource center that conducts research, disseminates discoveries, and builds on state-of- the-art research and practices to foster the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals committed to preventing and addressing child abuse and neglect. For more information, click here.

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