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Programs and Organizations of Interest to Parents and Caregivers


Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children works to champion a culture of compassionate individuals, families, and communities who have fun with, learn from, and responsively and lovingly interact with children. We accomplish this by providing guidance about consciously conceiving, birthing, and nurturing children.
901 Preston Ave, Suite 400
Charlottesville, VA 22903
USA
Tel: +1-206-666-4301
Website: http://www.atlc.org/

The Association for Pre- & Perinatal Psychology and Health is a forum for individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines interested in psychological dimensions of prenatal and perinatal experiences. Typically, this includes childbirth educators, birth assistants, doulas, midwives, obstetricians, nurses, social workers, perinatologists, pediatricians, psychologists, counselors, researchers, and teachers at all levels.
P.O. Box 1398, Forestville, CA 95436
USA
Tel: +1-707-887-2838
Website: http://www.birthpsychology.com/

The Center for Teen Empowerment works to realize the potential of inner-city youth to build healthier and safer communities and schools. Teen Empowerment hires and trains urban youth, including at risk youth, to be community organizers. Our programs are based on the belief that urban youth represent a valuable, untapped resource and can significantly contribute to the rejuvenation of neighborhoods and local institutions.
48 Rutland Street
Boston, MA 02118
Tel: +1-617-536-4266 x.304
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.teenempowerment.org

Child Development Media was established to bring parents, educators and others in the field high quality materials to enrich, enhance, and strengthen education and training.
5632 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 286
Van Nuys, CA 91401
USA
Tel:+1-800-405-8942
Fax: +1818-989-7826
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.childdevmedia.com/

Children Now uses resources and mass communications to make the well-being of children a top priority in the US.
1212 Broadway, 5th Floor
Oakland CA 94612
USA
Tel: +1-510-763-2444
Fax: +1-510-763-1974
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.childrennow.org

The Child Trauma Academy mission is to help improve the lives of traumatized and maltreated children and their families. CTA works to improve the systems that educate, nurture, protect and enrich these children. CTA believes the most effective approach to systemic change is one that involves defining specific problems, and developing innovative, measurable, and replicable solutions -- within clinical practice, program development and public policy.
The ChildTrauma Academy
5161 San Felipe Suite 320
Houston, Texas 77056
USA
Tel: +1-281-932-1375
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.childtrauma.org

Child Welfare League of America is the oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization in the U.S. They are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.
440 First Street, NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Tel: +1-202-638-2952
Fax: +1-202-638-4004
Website: http://www.cwla.org/

Civitas using the latest research in early childhood development, produces and distributes practical, easy-to-use tools that assist adults in making the best possible decisions on behalf of children. Equipped with these resources and an enhanced understanding, we can all shape the experiences of children, and therefore our future. Materials and information in both English and Spanish.
Civitas
1327 W. Washington Boulevard, Suite 3D
Chicago, IL 60607
USA
Tel: +1-312-226-6700
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.civitas.org

EarthSave International leads a global movement of people from all walks of life who are taking concrete steps to promote healthy and life-sustaining food choices.
PO Box 96
New York, NY 10108
USA
Tel: +1-718-459-7503
Fax: +1-718-228-2491 (fax)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.earthsave.org

Families Against Violence Advocacy Network (FAVAN) - a broadly based network of organizations, families and individuals committed to violence prevention and the promotion of alternatives to violence in families, schools, parishes, congregations, youth groups, colleges and prisons. Their work centers around a Family Pledge of Non-Violence, which was created to encourage “eliminating violence, one family at a time, starting with our own.”
4144 Lindell Blvd. #408
St. Louis, MO 63108
Tel: +1-314-533-4445
Fax: +1-314-715-6455
Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.ipj-ppj.org/FAVAN--2dNEW.htm

The Fatherhood Project aims to recognise, encourage and support men's care and protection of children. Many people grow up without their biological father, but we all have an idea of what a father should be. In the absence of a biological father, the father's role is often performed by older brothers, grandfathers, uncles and cousins, friends, teachers, preachers and health care workers. And, of course, by mothers too.
Child, Youth and Family Development
Human Sciences Research Council
Intuthuko Junction
750 Francois Road, Durban
Private Bag X41
Dalbridge 4014
Tel: +27-31-242 5512
Fax: +27-31-242 5555
Website: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/fatherhood/

The Foundation for Human Enrichment provides individuals, families, and communities with effective ''self-help'' tools for healing trauma. We recognize the relationship between trauma and the ignition of violence and war. Our goal is to help end this destructive cycle.
P.O. Box 1872 Lyons, CO 80540
USA
Tel: +1-303-823-9524
Fax: +1-303-823-9520
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.traumahealing.com

Generation Five is a non-profit organization that brings together diverse community leaders working to end child sexual abuse within five generations. Our programs provide leadership training to community members, activists and agency professionals and foster national strategy and information exchange on child sexual abuse. We are not a direct service organization; rather, we work in collaboration with service providers to ensure that affordable, culturally relevant support is available to survivors, offenders, and affected families.
Generation Five
2 Massasoit Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
USA
Tel: +1-415-285-6658
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.generationfive.org

The Good Toy Group works to unite the finest independent toy stores in America in a co-operative venture to market creative, culturally sensitive, constructive playthings that promote happy, healthy childhoods. A collective of 58 unique toy retailers with 86 locations from Alaska to Massachusetts, each tailored to suit the community it serves, each punctuated by the particular personality of a hands-on, kid-wise shopkeeper.
The Good Toy Group
43 Hidden Bay Drive
S. Dartmouth, MA 02748
USA
Tel: +1-508-979-5550
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.goodtoygroup.com/

La Leche Legue International was founded to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. While complementing the care of the physician and other health care professionals, it recognizes the unique importance of one mother helping another to perceive the needs of her child and to learn the best means of fulfilling those needs. LLL believes that breastfeeding, with its many important physical and psychological advantages, is best for baby and mother and is the ideal way to initiate good parent-child relationships.
PO Box 4079
Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079 USA
USA
Tel: +1-847-519-7730
Fax: +1-847-519-0035
Website: http://www.lalecheleague.org

The Lion & Lamb Project works to stop the marketing of violence to children. They do this by helping parents, industry and government officials recognize that violence is not child’s play –and by galvanizing concerned adults to take action. They work with parents and other concerned adults to reduce the demand for violent "entertainment" products, and with industry and government to reduce the supply of such products.
4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 104
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
USA
Tel: +1-301-654-3091
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lionlamb.org

Media Education Foundation produces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
Media Education Foundation
60 Masonic Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
USA
Tel: +1-413-584-8500
Fax: +1-413-586-8398
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mediaed.org

Media Watch works challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Beginning in 1984 the organization distributes educational videos, media literacy information and newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media. They do not believe in any form of censorship, especially the silencing of marginalized groups. They believe education will help create a more active citizenry who will take action against commercial media pap.
Media Watch
PO Box 618
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
USA
Tel: +1- 831-423-6355
Email: [email protected]watch.com
Website: http://www.mediawatch.com/

Milestones Project is a beautiful collection of images that shows children that other children from around the world are "just like them." A photographic tribute that shows our shared humanity. A million people diminishing hatred ...one by one.
1350 Lawrence Street, Plaza H
Denver, Colorado 80204
USA
Tel: +1-303-572-3333
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.milestonesproject.com

The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Disabilities seeks to improve the quality of education for African American children by raising the level of awareness in our communities about learning differences and promoting an understanding among parents, educators, and others of the culturally sensitive issues facing minority children with learning disabilities as defined by Federal law.
NAEAACLD
P.O. Box 09521
Columbus, Ohio 43209
USA
Tel: +1-614-237-6021
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.charityadvantage.com/aacld/

The National Latino Children's Institute is the only national Latino organization that focuses exclusively on children. NLCI conducts focus groups and public forums to gather information about policies and programs affecting Latino children.
1325 N. Flores Street, Suite 114 
San Antonio, Texas 78212 
USA
Tel: +1-210-228-9997  
Fax: +1-210-228-9972 
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nlci.org

The National Parenting Association believes that helping parents helps kids. The organization was founded by author-activist Sylvia Ann Hewlett to give parents a greater voice in the public arena. Their goal is to build a parents' movement that unites mothers and fathers across the country. Working together we can create a society that values parenting, benefits children and strengthens America.
1841 Broadway, Room 808
New York, NY 10023
USA
Tel: +1-212-315-2333
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.parentsunite.org

The Natural Child Project is a web site providing articles (by Alice Miller and other experts), links and children’s art in support of their vision of "a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion. In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.
P.O. Box 3183
Sunriver, OR 97707
USA
Tel: +1-541-593-1547
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.naturalchild.org

Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education Project No Spank offers information to professionals in the healthcare and educational fields and to parents and other childcare providers by means of the Web site and printed literature. With use, these can help lead the way to a healthier and more peaceful society governed by the principles of nonviolence-based interactions for all.
PTAVE
P.O. Box 1033
Alamo, CA 94507-7033
USA
Tel: +1-925-831-1661
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.nospank.net

Parents Leadership Institute helps parents acquire the skills they need to build and rebuild close connections with their children. We also encourage parents to build close connections with other parents, so they are able to learn and share with others, and work together to build a healthier community.
P.O. Box 1279
Palo Alto, CA 94302
USA
Tel: +1-650-322-5323
Fax: +1-650-322-5179
Email: www.parentleaders.org/contact-us.html
Website: http://www.parentleaders.org

Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.
1650 South Dixie Highway, Suite 510
Boca Raton, FL 33432
USA
Tel: +1-561-391-8833
Fax: +1-561-395-8557
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Peace and Safety in the Christian Home (or PASCH) is a loose coalition of academics, professionals, clergy and laypeople working to address domestic violence in the Christian home.
PASCH
PO Box 51145
Eugene, OR 97405
USA
Tel: 541-684-3919
Fax: 877-335-7943
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.peaceandsafety.com

Prevent Child Abuse America works at the national, state and community levels to prevent child abuse in all its forms. Our many state and local prevention programs help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible.
200 S. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604-2404
Tel: +1-312-663-3520
Fax: +1-312-939-8962
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.preventchildabuse.org/

Re-evaluation Counseling is a process whereby people of all ages and of all backgrounds can learn how to exchange effective help with each other in order to free themselves from the effects of past distress experiences.
719 Second Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109
USA
Tel: +1-206-284-0311
Fax: +1-206-284-8429
Email: [email protected]
Website:http://www.rc.org/

Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. To accomplish this mission, the institute generates and communicates new knowledge, and brings together community, state, and national leaders.
The Banks Building
615 First Avenue NE,
Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
USA
Tel: +1- 612-376-8955
Fax: +1-612-376-8956
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.search-institute.org

Stand for Children is a grassroots member driven organization of parents and other allies working locally and connected nationally on behalf of children throughout the United States.
516 SE Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97214
USA
Tel: +1-503-235-2305
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.stand.org

Staying Alive began in 1998 as an Emmy award-winning documentary profiling the lives of six young people from around the world infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Growing from the tradition of annual documentaries, Staying Alive has expanded to include a multi-tiered campaign to promote awareness about and prevention of HIV/AIDS in the international youth community.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://eu.staying-alive.org

Talking with Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.talkingwithkids.org/

Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment (TRUCE) is an organization of early childhood professionals that works to promote a positive play environment for children. They share a concern about how children's entertainment and toys affect behavior and learning. TRUCE produces written materials, such as the Toy Action Guide and Media Violence and Children: A Call to Action.
T.R.U.C.E
PO Box 441261
Somerville, MA 02144
USA
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.truceteachers.org/

Tolerance.org is a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity. Through its online resources and ideas, its collection of print materials, its outreach efforts, and its downloadable public service announcements Tolerance.org promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every venue of American life.
c/o The Southern Poverty Law Center
400 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
USA
Tel: +1-334-956-8200
Fax: +1-334-956-8488
Email: http://www.tolerance.org/about/contact.jsp
Website: http://www.tolerance.org

Troubadour Foundation for Child Honoring aims to educate businesses, governments and other organizations about the universal needs of children in their formative early years; to provide resources to help develop best practices in meeting those needs both in Canada and globally, to join with individuals and organizations with similar missions and engaged in child-honouring initiatives, and particularly to use the inspirational power of song, and to provide information and resources to governments regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
610 Fernhill Road
S-3, C-40
Mayne Island, BC
Canada
Tel: 250-539-3588
Fax: 250-539-3589
Website: www.raffinews.com/about/foundation.html

World Centers for Compassion for Children International is a non-profit organization founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams in March 1997. The organization's mission is to create a strong political voice for children in areas of stress due to war, hunger or social, economic, or political upheaval and to respond to their expressed needs materially and emotionally.
Knock Inverin
County Galway
Ireland
Tel: 353 (0) 91 593304
Fax: 353 (0) 91 505816
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.centersofcompassion.org

WorldPlay is a nonprofit corporation supported by a coalition of organizations whose main goal is to celebrate the creativity of children through the toys they invent. With toys as their focus, they hope to educate as many children as possible to various cultures, traditions, and lifestyles as seen through the eyes of their contemporaries. By emphasizing a graphical hands-on format, interactive learning will reach as many children as possible through traveling exhibits, how-to books, videos, CD-ROMs, and the World Wide Web.
email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.worldplay.org/

Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development.
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
2000 M Street, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
USA
Tel: 202-638-1144
Website: http://www.zerotothree.org