Other Resource Centers

Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland
The Center provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs, strives to support schools and communities in the development of programs that are accessible, family-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to local needs. They offer a forum for training, the exchange of ideas, and the promotion of coordinated systems of care that provide a full continuum of services to enhance mental health, development and learning in youth.

 Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families.

Children’s Bureau Express
Children’s Bureau Express is designed for professionals concerned with child abuse and neglect, child welfare and adoption. Children’s Bureau Express is supported by the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and published by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.

Children’s Safety Network
This Center works with maternal and child health (MCH), public health, and other injury prevention practitioners to provide technical assistance and information, facilitate the implementation and evaluation of injury prevention programs and conduct analytical and policy activities that improve injury and violence prevention.  he Children’s Safety Network Injury Data Technical Assistance Center assists regional, state and local agencies and organizations with gathering and using information about the occurrence of injuries and the prevalence of risk factors to identify problems, focus program responses, and evaluate prevention programs.  Data on injury occurrence and costs are available for each of the 50 US states.

Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center
The Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is a national initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness and injury. Medical personnel, parents and volunteers, community groups and businesses, and national organizations and foundations all contribute to the effort. HRSA administers the program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center
The Center provides training, technical assistance, research and resource development and information to professionals to enhance the quality of social and health services offered to families and their children who are abandoned or at risk of abandonment due to perinatal substance abuse and/or HIV. The Center generates and disseminates training and information on a wide range of child welfare and HIV and drug issues, particularly as they relate to the safety, well-being and permanence of children.

National Center on Child Fatality Review
The NCFR web site offers the visitor a wide variety of options, including a searchable database of individuals and organizations involved in the field of child fatality review. In addition, the web site offers each state the opportunity to post data or reports re: their state’s activities. The site also has areas that offer the user links to other child fatality related sites on the Internet. Also, the NCFR site offers child fatality review professionals the opportunity to join closed e-mail groups, or “listservs,” which facilitate the free sharing of questions, answers and opinions among peers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Injury and Violence Prevention and Control

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
The National Center on SBS, located in Ogden, Utah, offers shaken baby syndrome prevention programs and training throughout the nation. The website contains a list of resources and prevention materials.

National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
This Center strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.

 National Citizens Review Panels
Citizens Review Panels (CRP) are groups of citizen-volunteers who are federally mandated to conduct an evaluation of their state’s child protective services agency. This site contains information about each state’s CRP, including annual reports, training materials and other useful information.

National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative
The mission of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative (NDVFRI) is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths with the underlying objectives of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organizations that come into contact with the parties.

NFIMR is a resource center providing information and advice about implementing the fetal and infant mortality review method. Topics include confidentiality, liability, data collection, home interview techniques, coalition building, taking recommendations to action, coordinating with other local mortality reviews and using local FIMR information for regional/state assessment and planning. Referrals to expert consultants are available.

National Healthy Start Association
The National Healthy Start Association (NHSA) is committed to improving birth outcomes and health disparities that exist within communities of color throughout the United States. As the membership association for the federal Healthy Start programs, NHSA promotes the development of community-based maternal and child health programs, particularly those addressing the issues of infant mortality, low birth weight and racial disparities in perinatal outcomes.

National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health, CDC
The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010 was created to elevate the national focus on the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults (aged 10–24 years) by addressing the most serious health and safety issues facing this population

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality
NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) is an independent, nonprofit organization working for nearly two decades to improve children’s health. We help organizations and professionals who share this mission (typically, healthcare professionals and delivery organizations, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations) make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives.

National Resource Center for Child Protective Services
The National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (NRCCPS) is supported by a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They provide information, training, and technical assistance to state and tribal child welfare agencies.

National Resource Center for Community-Based Family Resource and Support Programs
FRIENDS provides training and technical assistance to lead agencies implementing the Community-Based Family Resource and Support (CBFRS) grant program in the following key areas: parent leadership training, family resource and support programs and services, services to diverse populations, establishment of respite care programs, and creation of funding strategies. Requests for services are initiated by CBFRS State lead agencies.

National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice
This Center provides technical assistance, staff training, research and evaluation, and library research on family-based programs and issues to public and private human services agencies in states, counties, and communities across the United States.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Located at the Hunter College School of Social Work, this center is a training, technical assistance, and information services organization dedicated to increasing the capacity of child welfare agencies to provide children with safe, permanent families in supportive communities.

National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
The Resource Center provides training, technical assistance and consultation to agencies and courts on all legal and judicial aspects of the child welfare system, including court improvement, agency and court collaboration, court process, reasonable efforts requirements, legal representation of children and their families, guardianship, confidentiality and other emerging child welfare issues.

National Resource Center for Adoption/Spaulding for Children.
The Center works with States, Tribes and other agencies to increase the number
of children with special needs who are adopted and to improve the effectiveness
and quality of adoption and post-adoption services provided to them and their

National Resource Center for Youth Development
The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Development (NRCYD) increases the capacity and resources of States and Tribes to effectively help youth in care establish permanent connections and achieve successful transitions to adulthood. The Center can help States incorporate youth into all areas of programs and services, implement services that address legislative requirements, prepare for Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR) and Program Improvement Plan (PIP) development, and implementation. The Center bases its technical assistance and training around the four core principles of, youth development, collaboration, cultural competence, and permanent connections.

Safe Kids Worldwide.
Safe Kids Worldwide is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of kids.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
SPRC draws upon the expertise and resources of partner organizations to offer the best in suicide prevention practices through technical assistance, training, conferences and web-based resources.

Prevention Institute
Prevention Institute is a non-profit national center dedicated to improving community health and well-being by building momentum for effective primary prevention. Primary prevention means taking action to build resilience and to prevent problems before they occur. The Institute’s work is characterized by a strong commitment to community participation and promotion of equitable health outcomes among all social and economic groups.

Traumatic Brain Injury Technical Assistance Center
The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Technical Assistance Center assists states in the planning and development of effective programs that improve access to health and other services for individuals with TBI and their families.

UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
The Center for Mental Health in Schools works to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health in schools by enhancing policies, programs and practices.

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