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"The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, now in partnership with The New York Foundling, was founded in 1986 and is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Especially important to APSAC is the dissemination of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect. On October 1, 2016, APSAC partnered with The New York Foundling, whose mission offers an expansive array of services for under-served children, families, and adults with developmental disabilities. The Foundling provides the resources necessary to rebuild lives and rebuild families."
"The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of trauma and the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences."
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for teens and young adults in the United States. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) is a professional association representing more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals throughout the United States and an additional 25 countries worldwide. As the world's largest organization of school psychologists, NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health. Our vision is that all children and youth thrive in school, at home, and throughout life.
“The mission of the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) is to strengthen policies and programs in school mental health to improve learning and promote success for America's youth. From its inception in 1995, the Center's leadership and interdisciplinary staff has promoted the importance of providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and families directly in schools and communities.”
“NCCTS responds to specific requests for assistance, information, speakers, training, and events. Through their online learning center, NCCTS offers resources, training, and educational opportunities covering: Physical and sexual abuse; Domestic, school, and community violence; Natural disasters, terrorism, or military family challenges; Life-threatening injury and illness.”
“Revolutionized the United States’ response to child sexual abuse. Since its creation in 1985, the NCAC has served as a model for the 1000+ Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) now operating in the United States and in more than 34 countries throughout the world, with 9 more currently in development.”
“The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. Helpful Resources provided by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health include: Networks of family members available to participate as speakers at awareness events and community dialogues. Fact sheets for Families. Youth Empowered portal which shares the work youth are doing at national, community, and local levels and also provides resources and opportunities for youth to join the movement.
“NCTSI raises awareness of the impact of trauma on children and adolescents as a behavioral health concern requiring a healing and recovery process. Learn about the signs of child traumatic stress in different age groups, the impact on children, treatment options, and how families and caregivers can help. Find research and support from other organizations on child trauma."