Child Abuse Resources

1. Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption and related professionals as well as concerned citizens to timely, essential information.
A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we provide access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more.

2. C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
The vision of the Kempe Children's Center is to end child abuse and neglect. The mission of the Kempe Children's Foundation is to increase awareness, engage in advocacy and secure and provide resources for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Kempe Children's Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, Colorado 80218
Fax: 303-864-5302

3. American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment. Its members and Board of Directors represent all of the major disciplines responding to child abuse and neglect, including mental health, law, medicine, child protective services, and law enforcement. Its publications and training cover all aspects of child maltreatment, including emotional neglect and other forms of neglect, psychological maltreatment, and physical and sexual abuse.
2449 Beacon Street, North Charleston, SC 29405
Phone: (843) 744-6901
Fax: (843) 744-7188

4.  Florida Department of Children and Families

Everyday, the men and women at the Florida Department of Children and Families work hard to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

They protect children, the elderly and the disabled from abuse and neglect. They are responsible for nearly 19,000 children in foster care, and they find permanent homes for children who cannot safety be reunited with their families.

Their goal is to be recognized as a world-class social services system, delivering valued services to our customers. They are committed to providing a level and quality of service we would want for our own families.

For a full list of frequently asked questions, please visit:

1317 Winewood Boulevard
Building 1, Room 202
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0700
Phone: (850) 487-1111
Fax: (850) 922-2993

5. Crimes Against Children Research Center
The mission of the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) is to combat crimes against children by providing high quality research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.

6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children & Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

7. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Primarily funded by the Justice Department, the NCMEC acts as an information clearinghouse and resource for parents, children, law enforcement agencies, schools, and communities to assist in locating missing children and to raise public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, child sexual abuse and child pornography. John Walsh, Noreen Gosch, and others advocated establishing the center as a result of frustration stemming from a lack of resources and coordination between law enforcement and other government agencies.
The Center provides information to help locate children reported missing (by parental abduction, child abduction, or running away from home) and to assist physically and sexually abused children. In this resource capacity, the NCMEC distributes photographs of missing children and accepts tips and information from the public. It also coordinates these activities with numerous state and federal law enforcement agencies.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
The United States of America

Phone: 703-224-2150
Fax: 703-224-2122
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)