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National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).

Visit the NCTSN website.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

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, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Visit the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (OCADVSA)

We are a resource for service providers and advocates throughout Oklahoma and Indian Country who work to prevent and eliminate domestic, sexual, and systemic violence. We provide education, shed light on issues that affect all victims, and advocate for legislation that will better support victims. Together we work towards an abuse-free future for our state, our country, and our world.

Visit the OCADVSA website.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS)

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) is the state’s “safety net” mental health and substance use treatment services system. The department’s core mission is to provide prevention and treatment services for Oklahomans who are indigent and without a means to pay.

Visit the ODMHSAS website.

The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)

The mission of the California Evidenced-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system.

Visit the CEBC website.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Visit the SAMHSA website resource center.

Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACF)

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The Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance. Learn more about what we do.

Children’s Bureau

Children's BureauThe Children’s Bureau (CB) partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families. With an annual budget of almost $8 billion, the Children’s Bureau provides support and guidance to programs that focus on:

  • Strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect
  • Protecting children when abuse or neglect has occurred
  • Ensuring that every child and youth has a permanent family or family connection

Visit the Children’s Bureau website.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

NCSACW is a national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child welfare, dependency court and substance abuse treatment professionals to improve the safety, permanency, well-being and recovery outcomes for children, parents and families.

Visit the NCSACW website.

Child Welfare League of America

CWLA is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies that since 1920 has worked to serve children and families who are vulnerable. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children across the country. Our impact is felt worldwide.

Visit the CWLA website.

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