Berrien County Trial Court Child Protection Links
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Offers resources on child abuse and neglect, including definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors, perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society, and fatalities.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Search the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's (NCMEC) database of current missing children cases and view images of missing children. The Missing Children Forum, another site feature, aids in finding missing and exploited children, supporting families whose children are missing, and offering child safety assistance. Members can speak with each other and with NCMEC representatives about the images in the forum's libraries.
National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
The Center offers information and assistance to prosecutors, investigators, and professionals involved in child abuse litigation.
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
An association of nearly 1,000 public and private non-profit agencies, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is the largest publisher of child welfare materials including general trade books, child advocacy books, the Child Welfare journal, and the Children's Voice magazine. Among its various programs are those advocating kinship care, protecting America's children, and setting standards for child welfare services.
Incorporating research, treatment, and prevention under the umbrella of one organization, Childhelp USA focuses on the many faces of child abuse, from personal suffering to legal battles. Programs include the National Child Abuse Hotline, Residential Treatment Facilities in both California and Virginia, Children's Advocacy Centers, a Children's Center, Foster Care and Group Homes, and increasing education, community outreach, and public awareness.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
Working to ensure that the best possible professional help is given to everyone affected by child maltreatment, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) publishes two periodicals, the APSAC Advisor, a news journal, and Child Maltreatment, a practice-oriented journal. Other publications include guidelines for practice, several books, fact sheets, and letters to editors. Services include professional education, development of a national network of chapters, and a Legislation Listserv.
ABA Center on Children and the Law
The ABA Center on Children and the Law promotes improvement of laws and policies affecting children and provides education in child-related law.)