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Alaska Center for Resource Families (ACRF) This center provides support and training to all of Alaska’s  resource families (foster, adoptive, relative caretakers and guardianship families) in order to strengthen them and enhance current skills, while developing new ones. The ACRF is dedicated to working in collaborative relationships with OCS, Tribes, and others involved in the foster care and adoptive systems.

Alaska Children’s Alliance (ACA)  A membership organization dedicated to helping communities respond to child abuse and neglect and which supports Alaska’s Child Advocacy Centers. The ACA provides training, support and technical assistance on a statewide level to communities that wish to develop a multidisciplinary response to child abuse.

Alaska Children’s Trust  The goal of the Alaska Children’s Trust is that every child grows up safe, happy, and able to achieve their dreams. They generate funds and commit resources for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, focusing on advocacy, collaboration and innovation.

Alaska Children’s Justice Act Task Force (CJATF)  The mission of the Alaska CJATF is to identify areas where improvement is needed in the statewide response to child maltreatment, make recommendations and take actions to improve the system.

Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault   The Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's mission is to provide safety for Alaskans victimized or impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)  DHSS provides a continuum of services to support Alaska families in staying healthy and safe through agencies within the Department such as the Office of Children’s Services and the Division of Behavioral Health as well as through grants and partnerships with community providers and Tribes across the state.

Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)  The mission of DJJ is to hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior and help them and their families develop the skills necessary to prevent crime. DJJ is a restorative justice agency.

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)  The mission of ANDVSA is to be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.

Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS)  The Office of Children’s Services works in partnership with families and communities to support the well-being of Alaska’s children and youth. Services will enhance families’ capacities to give their children a healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain cultural connections and to help them realize their potential.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ACES Study  There is a lot of information on the CDC website about child abuse and child abuse and its impacts including information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) which was discussed in this training.

Child Welfare Information Gateway  This site is a great resource for information on child abuse and neglect as well as information on prevention and community-based models for supporting safe families. There are also links to many additional resources.

Child Welfare Institute  Nationally focused, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality consultation and training services to state, local and private child welfare and human-service agencies.

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.

Enough Abuse Campaign  The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement whose goal is to end the silence about child abuse and enlist communities in the effort to prevent child abuse.

Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA) is a youth-driven group that works to support foster youth and alumni and improve the foster care system in Alaska.

Kids Count Data Corner  A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is the premier source for data on child and family well-being in the United States.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children  The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children.

National Children’s Alliance  National Children’s Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers. 

National Citizen Review Panel 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 Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) A resource since 1988, the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)  The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them.

The National Center on Child Fatality Review  The mission of NCFR is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) The mission of the NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

The National District Attorney’s Association (NDAA)  The mission of the NDAA is to be a voice for prosecutors and to support their efforts to protect the rights and safety of people.

University of Alaska, Child Welfare Academy (CWA) The Child Welfare Academy trains and develops professional workers who work with Alaska children and families to assure children are safe and families are strong. There are many training resources for child welfare professionals available at this site

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