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PostSubject: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:04 am

What qualifications do you need to become a Child and Youth Advocate?

People frequently wonder what sort of education and work experience is needed to become an Advocate. This is not easy to answer in just a few words. Right now, most of the Advocates have social work degrees either at the Bachelor or Master’s level. Other educational backgrounds found relevant are education, law, and child care, but any human services field of study might be applicable.

In terms of employment experience, most Advocates have worked with children and youth in some capacity within the child intervention or education systems. The current Advocates have had a number of years of such experience before joining the program.

When it comes to choosing an Advocate, probably the most important aspects considered relate to how the candidate views children and youth. The values and beliefs of the candidate and the philosophy and approach towards young people are carefully considered. It is about respect for the individual and their rights. It is about a genuine belief that the voice of a young person should not only be heard but also be considered. It is about believing that young people have the right to be involved and to participate in the decisions being made about them.

In addition to how one views children and youth, Advocates need to have a good understanding of developmental needs of children, they need to be able to understand how a child or youth views problems or issues, and they need to be a good problem solver to assist youth with their own problem solving abilities. Advocates teach by example in assisting youths to advocate on their own behalf.

Strong communication skills are a must. An Advocate will need to utilize many different forms of communication to do their work effectively.

Knowledge of systems and services available to children and youth in the intervention or enhancement system and related systems is required. This knowledge enables an Advocate to assist youth to access their entitlements and exercise their rights.

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PostSubject: Re: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:05 am

Who is an Advocate?

Advocates for Children and Youth

The family as the Child/Youth’s Primary Advocate

Parents and family members are usually in the best position to represent the rights, interests and viewpoints of their children. They are the child’s primary advocates.

The Child and Youth Advocate

When children live away from home and receive services from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, a government system takes on roles and responsibilities normally carried out by parents and extended family members. In these instances, parents and extended family are less able to advocate for their children.

Children and youth receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (Enhancement Act) and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA) are entitled to the assistance of an advocate from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.

The Enhancement Act and PSECA provide children and youth served under these Acts with a number of specific rights. The Enhancement Act also identifies some particular interests of children and youth (noted as "matters to be considered" in the legislation) that must be considered when decisions are made about a young person under the legislation.

When representing children and youth who are not able to understand what an Advocate does, Advocates will assist young people to understand these interests and rights, and will help them be active participants on their own behalf when decisions are being made that will affect their lives.

When representing children and youth who are not able to understand what an Advocate does, the Advocate's work focuses on the interests-based inquiry and activities. These Advocacy activities examine how the decision maker has considered the various interests of the particular child/youth in light of the available information about that child/youth when making best interests decisions.

Natural advocates

From time to time, an adult friend or interested person such as a teacher or coach has a strong relationship with a child or youth receiving services under the Enhancement Act or PSECA and, at the child or youth's request, may assume a more formal advocacy role.

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PostSubject: Re: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:10 am

Natural Advocacy Information Package~
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Advocacy
When an office to advocate on behalf of children and youth in care was set up in 1989, the definition we adopted identified advocacy as:
“Intervention on behalf of children and groups of children in relation to those services and institutions that impinge on their lives.”
Kahn, et al. (1972) “Child Advocacy: Report of a National Baseline Study”
While the OCYA still uses this definition today, there are a variety of definitions used by other organizations that are just as good. Just as significant and as important, however, are the principles that underlie the provision of advocacy services. These principles include:
• Children and youth have rights as individuals, separate from the right to be protected from abuse and neglect. For example,
o The right to participate and be heard* in decisions that affect them;
o The right to know and access rights provided through policy, regulation and legislation;
o Rights of privacy and confidentiality;
o The right to know and maintain connections with their biological, cultural, religious and linguistic heritage.
• Advocacy has, as a primary focus, the empowerment of the youth to speak for him or herself or to direct and instruct the activities of an advocate on his or her behalf;
• Advocacy seeks to enhance and support rather than replace the child’s relationships with natural and community advocates and support systems;
• Advocacy must be separate from provision of services to better maintain its focus on the child;
• Advocacy services must be available and responsive to the child’s circumstances.
* It is important to understand that the youth’s right to be heard is not the same as the right to decide. This understanding is crucial to reducing resistance and opposition to an advocate’s involvement.

Natural Advocacy Initiative
Beyond the formal role of advocating for children and youth, the OCYA is expected to “facilitate the involvement of family or community members in assisting in advocating for a child who is receiving services”. The Natural Advocacy Initiative seeks to recognize and support the advocacy efforts of family and community members already known to and involved with children and youth in their communities.
Individuals in parental, guardianship or decision-making roles relative to that youth receiving services (for example: natural parents, foster parents, youth workers), already have an advocacy role. In these cases the Advocate’s office will provide information on what those individuals can do to advocate on behalf of the child or youth.
… facilitate the involvement of family or community members…
For individuals who are not in parental, guardianship or decision-making roles, the Advocate’s office is interested in helping potential “natural” advocates provide advocacy support to a young person.
What We Mean by “Natural” Advocate:
“an adult who is known to and accepted by an articulate youth*, and who is willing and able to assist the youth in taking the youth’s issues forward and having the youth’s voice heard.”
Given this definition, the Advocate’s office believes a natural advocate must:
• Be an adult;
• Have a significant, positive relationship with the child or youth;
• Be accepted by the child or youth as his or her advocate;
• Be prepared to represent the child’s or youth’s rights, interests and viewpoints;
• Understand his or her role as an advocate for a young person;
• Not already be in a formal guardianship and/or decision-making role with respect to the child or youth.
* An articulate child or youth is one who can express his or her wishes, wants and needs, and can understand what an advocate is compared to someone who is a decision maker.

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PostSubject: Re: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:13 am

How to Become a Court-Appointed Special Advocate~

#Step 1

Understand that CASA stands for court-appointed special advocate. CASA volunteers give generously of their time to help children who are the victims of neglect or abuse.
#Step 2

Know that judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent children who are the subject of an abuse or neglect proceeding. The volunteer gets to know the child, the parents, the foster parents and other important parties and then makes recommendations to the court as to the child's best interests.
#Step 3

Realize that being a CASA volunteer is a long-term commitment. Volunteers are assigned to a case for a full year and are often the only stable person in the child's life, as the child may be transferred among caseworkers, foster homes and lawyers.
#Step 4

Go to the CASA Web site (nationalcasa.org) and obtain information about how to contact your state's CASA organization. Tell them you would like to volunteer your time to help children who have been abused.
#Step 5

Understand that to become a volunteer you will have to undergo training to learn about foster care, abuse and neglect, your state's laws, HIV, education and poverty.
#Step 6

Expect to meet area CASA volunteers and coordinators, judges, caseworkers and attorneys during your training.

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PostSubject: Re: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:18 am

National Child Advocacy Resources

CHILD ABUSE

Child Help USA Hotline * 800-422-4453 (24 hrs) * General information on child abuse and related
issues. Referrals to local agencies for child abuse reporting. Crisis counseling. Website:
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MISSING CHILDREN

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children * 800-843-5678 * Information re: missing and
exploited youth. Helps parents to locate missing children. Website: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]

RUNAWAYS

National Runaway Switchboard * 800-621-4000 (24 hrs) * Information and referrals for runaways re:
shelter, counseling; food pantries; transportation. Suicide and crisis counseling. Greyhound bus tickets
available for qualifying kids. Website: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]

YOUTH

Boy's Town National Hotline (bilingual) * 800-448-3000 (24 hours) * Provides crisis intervention,
information and referrals for general population. Free, confidential. Short-term crisis intervention. Works
with children and families. Website: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]

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PostSubject: Re: ~ Child and Youth Advocate~   Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:22 am

Child Advocacy Resources by State~

ALABAMA

VOICES for Alabama's Children

Seeks to ensure a decent childhood for every Alabama child.
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ARIZONA

Children's Action Alliance

CAA founded in 1988, is a non-profit, nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona's children and families.
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ARKANSAS

Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families

is a non-profit, non-partisan, child advocacy organization founded in 1977.
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CALIFORNIA

Action Alliance for Children

Provides information about the current trends and policy issues affecting children and their
families. AAC publishes the Children's Advocate newsmagazine. In addition, the agency coordinates conferences and training courses; publishes a Master Calendar of events and resources; and produces videos about violence and young children. AAC is a California-based, nonprofit agency.

Children Now

1212 Broadway, 5th FL
Oakland, CA 94612
510-763-2444
510-763-1974 (fax)
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Lois Salisbury, President

Children's Advocacy Institute

University of San Diego Law School
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
619-260-4806
619-260-4753 (fax)
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Robert Fellmeth, Executive Director

Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth

459 Vienna Street
San Francisco, CA 92112
415-239-0161
415-239-0584 (fax)
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Margaret Brodkin, Executive Director

Kids in Common: A Children & Families Collaborative

1046 West Taylor Street, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95126-1815
408-882-0900
408-882-0909 (fax)
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Judith Kleinberg, Executive Director

COLORADO

Colorado Children's Campaign

worked to mobilize individuals and organizations to think and act on behalf of children with particular attention to the health, education and safety of those most at risk.
As a statewide nonprofit organization, we promote the well-being of all children through research, public awareness, and helping concerned citizens work on behalf of children, with special emphasis on early intervention and long-term prevention.
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CONNECTICUT

Office of the Child Advocate

The Office of the Child Advocate is an independent state
agency established in 1995 to protect the civil, legal and special
rights of all the children of Connecticut, and to advance policies
throughout the state that promote their well-being and best
interests.
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Connecticut Association for Human Services

The Connecticut Association for Human Services
is a not-for-profit organization that promotes public policy solutions
and brings resources to bear to strengthen needy children, families,
and communities through education, outreach, advocacy, research,
and evaluation.
CAHS: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]

DELAWARE

Kids Count in Delaware

the authoritative source of key data about the status of the well being of children and their families in Delaware, and will use the data to serve as a catalyst and partner for collaboration for those who can act to improve that status.
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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FLORIDA

The Florida Department of Children and Families

Protect the Vulnerable, Promote Strong and Economically Self-Sufficient Families, and Advance Personal and Family Recovery and Resiliency.

GEORGIA

Georgians For Children

advocate programs and policies that have the potential to better the lives of a broad spectrum of children. We seek to strengthen the effectiveness of the many viable single-issue child advocacy groups by focusing public attention on the interdepedence of children's needs.
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HAWAII

Hawaii Kids Watch

An independent, citizen-based, nonprofit organization created to speak on behalf of the broad interests of Hawaii's children. Hawaii Kids Watch works for better public policy for children, to raise the visibility of children's issues, and to ensure that the health, safety, education, economic and other needs of Hawaii's children are met.
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IDAHO

The Family Advocate Program



The goal of this project is to bring parents, educators, and those working with families a wealth of information about helping their children get ready for, and succeed, in school from the early years through high school.
3010 W State Street Suite 104, Boise ID 83703

(208) 345-3344

Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Works to develop a coalition of groups and individuals to educate policy makers, professional organizations, legislators, educators, and the public about the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.
Idaho Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
3173 North Cole Road
Boise, ID 83704
Phone: (208) 433-8845
Toll Free: (800) 905-3436
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ILLINOIS

Voices for Illinois Children

A statewide, non-profit, non-partisan group of child advocates who
champion the full development of every child in
Illinois to assure the future well-being of the people of the state. We
work with families, communities and policy makers to ensure that all
children grow up healthy, nurtured, safe and well educated.
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Healthy Families Illinois

A program of the Illinois Department of Human Services
to prevent child abuse and neglect through home visits to families at risk.
The University of Illinois School of Social Work is the lead institution in a
collaboration that provides staff training and support of protecting and
insuring permanency for vulnerable children.
Veronica Coleman, 312-814-6835.

INDIANA

The Indiana Youth Institute

Promotes the healthy development of children and youth
by serving the institutions and people of Indiana
who work on their behalf.
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IOWA

Child & Family Policy Center

To better link research and policy on issues vital
to children and families.
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KANSAS

Kansas Action for Children

Kansas Action for Children is a independent,
nonpartisan, citizen-based corporation founded in 1979. We work on behalf of all children to ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met.
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KENTUCKY

Cabinet for Families and Children

Provides human services for the citizens of Kentucky. The Cabinet’s services
include protection for vulnerable children and adults, child abuse investigations, foster care, adoptions, child support collections, cash assistance, food stamps, disability
determinations, and more.

LOUISIANA

Agenda for Children

P.O. Box 51837
New Orleans, LA 70151
Ph: 504-586-8509
Fax: 504-586-8522
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Judith Watts, President/CEO
Provides a clear, consistent, and informed voice on behalf of the needs of Louisiana ’s children and families. Contact us at (504) 586-8509, or 1-800-486-1712 outside the New Orleans area.

MAINE

Maine's Children's Cabinet

Actively collaborate to create and promote coordinated policies
and service delivery systems that support children, families and communities.

Maine Children's Alliance

The mission of the Maine Children's Alliance is to be a
strong and powerful voice to improve the lives
of all Maine's children, youth, and families.
303 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
(207)623-1868
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MARYLAND

Advocates for Children and Youth

34 Market Place, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202-4034
410-547-9200
410-547-8690 (fax)
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Jann K. Jackson, Executive Director

Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth

P.O. Box 220
1517 South Ritchie Highway, Suite 102
Arnold, MD 21012
410-974-4901
410-757-9530 (fax)
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Jim McComb, Executive Director

MASSACHUSETTS

Citizens for Children

Citizens for Children (MCC) is a non-profit statewide child advocacy organization, whose mission is to improve the lives of the state's most vulnerable children through advocacy by concerned citizens.
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MICHIGAN

The Michigan League for Human Services

The Michigan League for Human Services (MLHS) is a statewide citizens non-profit organization
dedicated to education, research and advocacy for the benefit of low income and other vulnerable
citizens in the state of Michigan.
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MINNESOTA

CHILDRENS DEFENSE FUND-MN

Children's Defense Fund - Minnesota (CDF-MN) was established in 1985 to improve the lives of Minnesota's children and their families and to provide a voice for the children of Minnesota who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.
Jim Koppel, Director, [Only admins are allowed to see this link]

MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi Forum on Children and Families

737 North President
Jackson, MS 39202
Ph: 601-355-4911
Fax: 601-355-4813
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Jane Boykin, Executive Director

MISSOURI

Citizens for Missouri's Children

2717 Sutton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63143
Ph: 314-647-2003
Fax: 314-644-5437
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Beth Griffin, Executive Director

Partnership for Children

4510 Belleview, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64111
Ph: 816-531-9200
Fax: 816-531-8996
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D., President


NEBRASKA

Voices for Children in Nebraska

7521 Main Street, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68127
Ph: 402-597-3100
Fax: 402-597-2705
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Kathy Bigsby Moore, Executive Director

NEVADA

The Children's Cabinet, Inc.

Coordinated delivery of human services that emphasize counseling, family intervention,
advocacy, and education. Reno, NV

The Children's Cabinet of Incline Village

a Nevada non-profit family resource center dedicated to improving the quality of life for
children and families on the north shore of Lake Tahoe through a community-wide
cooperative effort between public and private sectors.

Children's Advocacy Alliance

2245 N. Green Valley Parkway, #432
Henderson, NV 89014
Ph: 702-450-7450
Fax: 702-804-0739
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Donna L. Coleman, Board President

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Children's Alliance of New Hampshire

Two Greenwood Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Ph: 603-225-2264
Fax: 603-225-8264
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Ellen J. Shemitz, President

NEW JERSEY

Association for Children of New Jersey

35 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Ph: 973-643-3876
Fax: 973-643-9153
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Cecilia Zalkind, Executive Director

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Advocates for Children & Families

P.O. Box 26666
Albuquerque, NM 87125-6666
Ph: 505-244-9505
Fax: 505-244-9509
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Kay Monaco, Executive Director

NEW YORK

Citizens' Committee for Children of New York

105 East 22nd Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10010
Ph: 212-673-1800
Fax: 212-979-5063
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Gail B. Nayowith, Executive Director

Statewide Youth Advocacy, Inc.

17 Elk Street, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207-1002
Ph: 518-436-8525
Fax: 518-427-6576
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Elie Ward, Executive Director

Westchester Children's Association

175 Main Street, Suite 702
White Plains, NY 10601
Ph: 914-946-7676
Fax: 914-946-7677
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Cora Greenberg, Executive Director

NORTH CAROLINA

The Council for Children

The Council for Children is the leading voice for children in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, passionately representing and protecting children, advocating for their needs and promoting their issues.
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North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute

311 East Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1017
Ph: 919-834-6623
Fax: 919-829-7299
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Jonathan P. Sher, President

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota KIDS COUNT!**

State Data Center, IACC Bldg, Rm 424
North Dakota State University
P.O. Box 5636
Fargo, ND 58202
Ph: 701-231-7980
Fax: 701-231-9730
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Dr. Rich Rathge and Ann Lochner, Co-Director

OHIO

Children's Defense Fund -- Ohio

52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215-3551
Ph: 614-221-2244
Fax: 614-221-2247
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Eileen Cooper Reed, Executive Director

Coalition for Greater Cleveland's Children

11100 Euclid, Room 793
Cleveland, OH 44106
Ph: 216-844-3531
Fax: 216-844-5179
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Melissa E. Saladonis, Manager

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

420 NW 13th Street, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Ph: 405-236-KIDS
Fax: 405-236-5439
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Anne Roberts, Executive Director

OREGON

Children First for Oregon

P.O. Box 14914
Portland, OR 97214
Ph: 503-236-9754
Fax: 503-236-3048
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Marie Hoeven, Executive Director

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

20 North Market Square, Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1632
Ph: 717-236-5680
Fax: 717-257-2030
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Joan L. Benso, Executive Director

Pennsylvania Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education

Special Education in PA - ConsultLine
Division of Compliance Monitoring and Planning
333 Market Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
ConsultLine: 1-800-879-2301

Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania

Parents Involved Network of Pennsylvania (PIN) is an organization that assists parents or caregivers of children and adolescents with
emotional and behavioral disorders. PIN provides information, helps parents find services and will advocate on their behalf with
any of the public systems that serve children. These include the mental health system, education, and other state and local
child-serving agencies.
1211 Chestnut Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-751-1800 or 800-688-4226
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Education Law Center

Provides advice and direct legal representation in all educational issues affecting children including special
education. Publishes a manual, Your Right to Special Education in Pennsylvania, which explains the special
education process (available in English or Spanish).
Email: elc@elc/pa.org, 215-238-6970 or 412-258-2120

Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN)

A statewide, non–profit corporation designated as the federally–mandated organization to advance and protect the civil rights of adults and children with disabilities. They provide legal advice, technical assistance, and information and referral related to special education and early intervention issues. Intake Department: please call 1-800-692-7443.

Philadelphia Citizens for Children & Youth

7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Ph: 215-563-5848
Fax: 215-563-9442
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Shelly Yanoff, Executive Director

PA CASSP Training and Technical Assistance Institute

Our mission is to provide leadership and address the human resource needs in clinical best practice for serving children and adolescents with mental health needs and their families.
2001 North Front St., Building 1, Suite 316
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: (717) 232-3125


ECELS-Healthy Childcare

Provides health professional consultation, training, and technical assistance to improve early childhood education programs in the Commonwealth. To carry out this work, the PA AAP links the resources of government, early childhood educators, and health professionals.

Juvenile Law Center (JLC)

Ensures that the child welfare, juvenile justice and other public systems provide vulnerable children with the protection and services they need to become happy, healthy and productive adults.
Juvenile Law Center
The Philadelphia Building
1315 Walnut St, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-625-0551 or 1-800-875-8887 (in PA); Fax: 215-625-2808
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Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange

Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy (PP & A)

Provides information and advocacy services. Publishes
informational material.
Email: [Only admins are allowed to see this link], 800-692-7443

The Pennsylvania School Reform Network (PSRN)

Works to restore Pennsylvania's promise of an excellent education for each and every child.


RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

1 Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Ph: 401-351-9400
Fax: 401-351-1758
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director

Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate

The Child Advocate's Office is a legal office that advocates for particular children whose legal, civil, and special rights in the DCYF system and/or Family Court proceedings are not being met.
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Alliance for South Carolina's Children

P.O. Box 11644
Columbia, SC 29211
Ph: 803-256-4670
Fax: 803-256-8093
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Walter E. Waddell, Executive Director

SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Coalition for Children

P.O. Box 2246
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2246
Ph: 605-367-9667
Fax: 605-366-9630
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Susan M. Randall, Executive Director

South Dakota KIDS COUNT

Business Research Bureau
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Ph: 605-677-5287
Fax: 605-677-5427 (fax)
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Carole Cochran, Project Director

TENNESSEE

Black Children's Institute of Tennessee

301 Starboard Court
Nashville, TN 37217
Ph: 615-366-5530
Fax: 615-360-7843
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Jaunita Veasy, Executive Director

TEXAS

CHILDREN AT RISK

2600 Southwest Freeway, #810
Houston, TX 77098
Ph: 713-869-7740
Fax: 713-869-3409
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Barbara McCormick, President & CEO

Tarrant County Youth Collaboration

1201 W. Lancaster
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Ph: 817-882-8005
Fax: 817-877-0874
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Linda Ragsdale, Executive Director

Texans Care For Children

814 San Jacinto Boulevard, #301
Austin, TX 78701
Ph: 512-473-2274
Fax: 512-473-2707
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Susan Craven, Executive Director

Vision for Children Center

210 Lewis Street
San Antonio, TX 78212
Ph: 210-737-0742
Fax: 210-226-9151
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Arthur J. Gonzales, Jr., Executive Director

UTAH

Utah Children

757 East South Temple, Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Ph: 801-364-1182
Fax: 801-364-1186
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Karen Crompton, Executive Director

VERMONT

Vermont Children's Forum

P.O. Box 261
Montpelier, VT 05601
Ph: 802-229-6377
Fax: 802-229-4929
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Carlen Finn, Executive Director

VIRGINIA

The Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth

701 East Franklin Street, Suite 807
Richmond, VA 23219
Ph: 804-649-0184
Fax: 804-649-0161
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Suzanne Clark Johnson, Executive Director

WASHINGTON

The Children's Alliance

2017 E. Spruce Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Ph: 206-324-0340
Fax: 206-325-6291
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Linda Stone, Interim Executive Director

WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund

1031 Quarrier Street, Suite 313
Charleston, WV 25301
Ph: 304-345-2101
Fax: 304-345-2102
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Margie Hale, Executive Director

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

16 North Carroll Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
Ph: 608-284-0580
Fax: 608-284-0583
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Anne Arnesen, Executive Director

WYOMING

Wyoming Children's Action Alliance

2712 Thomes Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Ph: 307-635-2272
Fax: 307-635-2306
E-mail: [Only admins are allowed to see this link]
Kathy Emmons, Executive Director

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8-9-05 to 12-11-08

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