Links and Contacts


Boone County Resource Manual

Access Indiana – The official website of the State of Indiana

Breaking Free

Children’s Bureau

Community Centers of Indianapolis, Inc.

Division of Disability, Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DDARS)

Division of Mental Health & Addiction

Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis

Horizon House

Indiana Behavioral Choices (The DAWN Project)

Indiana Family & Social Services Administration

Indiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, IFFCMH  (Brenda Hamilton – 765-643-4357)

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana Protection & Advocacy Services

Indiana Youth Institute (IYI)

Indianapolis Marion County Public Library

Information & Referral Network

Julian Center

Key Consumer Organization

Marion County Health Department (MCHD)

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (Indiana Affiliate)

Reach for Youth


Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

American Academy of Family Physicians

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Casey Family Program

Center for Behavioral Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

Consumer Clearinghouse

Depression After Delivery

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Depression Screening

E-mental Health

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Freedom from Fear

Institute for Youth Development (IYD)

Internet Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

National Runaway Switchboard

Screening for Mental Health

Search Institute

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS)

U.S. Surgeon General



ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
American Bar Association
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Toll-free: 1-800-799-SAFE

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law
740 15 St. NW
Washington DC 20005
Phone: (202) 662-1720
Fax: (202) 662-1755
Contact: Howard Davidson, Director

ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing a Child in Abuse and Neglect Cases

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Justice for Children
2600 Southwest Freeway, Suite 806
Houston, TX 77098
Phone: 1-800-733-0059
Contact: Kimberly Stabler
Justice for Children is a national non-profit organization which advocates for children’s rights and protection from abuse through public education, development of effective intervention and prevention strategies, and legal advocacy.

National Association of Counsel for Children
1825 Marion Street,
Denver, CO 80218-1122
Phone:(303) 864-5320


National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
American Prosecutors Research Institute
99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 739-0321
Fax: (703) 549-6259
In 1985, the National District Attorneys Association established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse as a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute. The National Center serves as a central resource for training, expert legal assistance, court reform and state-of-the-art information on criminal child abuse investigations and prosecutions.

National Center for Youth Law
114 Sansome St. #900
San Francisco, CA 94104-3820
Phone: (415) 543-3945
Fax: (415) 956-9024

Local Resources



Children’s Law Center
1695 Service Road NE, #201
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 458-0330
Fax: (616) 458-8630
Provides legal representation of children and advocacy services.

Youth Law Center
218 Sixth Ave, Suite 706
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Phone: (515) 244-1172
Toll-free: 1-800-728-1172
Fax: (515) 244-4370


The Door: Legal Services for Youth
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1510
Phone: (212) 941-9090
Fax: (212) 941-0714
Contact: Jill Chaifetz, Legal Director
The Door offers youth aged 12-21 an array of services, including education, health care, prenatal and nursery care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, legal services, and information and referral services.

Juvenile Law Center
801 Arch Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 625-0551
Toll-free: 1-800-875-8887
Fax: (215) 625-9589
Contact: Robert Schwartz, Director

Burlington (NJ) Child Advocacy Coordinator
Office of County Prosecutor
49 Rancocas Road
Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 265-5058, voicemail: (609) 267-8300
Contact: Kathleen Williams


Legal Advocates for Children and Youth
111 West St. John Street, Suite #315
San Jose, CA 90113
Phone: (408) 293-4790
Fax: (408) 293-0106
Contact: Jennifer Walter, Esq.

Phone: 1-800-422-4453
Provides crisis counseling for children as well as adults, and nationwide referrals to services for children and families.

The ChildTrauma Academy
ATTN: B. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Fellow
5161 San Felipe, Suite 320
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 818-3967

Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20001-2085
Phone: (202) 638-2952

The Consequences of Child Maltreatment: A Reference Guide for Health Practitioners

From The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (Canada).

Consular Assistance: Office of Children’s Issues
Overseas Citizens’ Services
U.S. Dept. of State
2201 C St., NW, Room 4817
Washington, D.C. 20520-4818
Phone: (202) 736-7000
Fax: : (202) 647-2835

Family Violence: The Role of the Dental Team in Recognition & Referral
New Jersey University of Medicine and Dentistry
110 Bergen Street, B-830
Newark, NJ 07103-2400
Phone: (973) 972-5362
A service to dentists and their staff on recognizing and referring suspected cases of child abuse/neglect, elder abuse/neglect, and spousal abuse. While geared to the Dental Profession, to refresh and emphasize the importance of being aware of the signs and symptoms of abuse in patients, the information is useful to all health care workers, as well as the public.

Free Arts for Abused Children
ATTN: Liz Hopfan
63 West 55th St. Suite 306
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 974-9092
Fax: (212) 974-8007
New York City-based program offering free classes and experiences with various forms of art, for abused children. No charge. The “Free Arts for Abused Children” program has offices in the following states:

Free Arts for Abused Children, California
ATTN: Kastle Lund
Phone: (310) 313-4278

Free Arts for Abused Children, MN
ATTN: Ann Isaacson
Phone: (612) 821-0332

Free Arts for Abused Children, Arizona
2701 N. 16th Street, Suite 213
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: (602) 234-1707
Fax: 602/234-1945

Healthcare Professionals Toolkit
Information for health care professionals to assist in diagnosing and treating abused children, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Healthy Families America

Prevent Child Abuse America
200 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
Fax: (312) 939-8962
HFA is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. Families participate voluntarily and receive home visiting and referrals from trained staff. By providing services to overburdened families, HFA fits into the continuum of services provided to families in many communities.

How to Start a Child Abuse Prevention Program in Your Community

Provides a starting point for community members who want to establish a child abuse and neglect prevention program. The steps described here are common to most prevention initiatives. Because each community is unique, the process will unfold differently in each. The three main phases of launching a prevention program are planning, implementation, and continuation, with details and suggested assistance resources given for each stage.

The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 644-6610, ext. 3273

Kempe Children’s Center
1825 Marion Street
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 864-5252
Fax: (303) 864-5179

Locate the Law: Prosecuting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes
Comprehensive site from Dennis Nicewander, Asst. State Attorney, with links to statutes, appellate decisions and case law pertaining to Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes, including child exploitation statutes for online crimes.

Medical Necessity for the Hospitalization of the Abused and Neglected Child
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998.

National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
Australia Office
Suite 32, 8-24 Kippax Street
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Phone: (61) 02 9211 0224
Fax: (61) 02 9211 5676

National Child Protection Clearinghouse (Australia)
Australian Institute of Family Studies
300 Queen Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Phone: (03) 9214 7888
Fax: (03) 9214 7839
The NCPC collects, shares, monitors and distributes information on the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20447
Toll-free: 1-800-394-3366

National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment
Child Welfare Institute

USUHS Radiology Child Abuse Website
Extremely comprehensive site from the Uniformed Services University of Health Science and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, with information for medical personnel attempting to distinguish abuse/neglect related injuries and fatalities from accidental injury, SIDS, etc. Includes sections on injuries to various types of trauma, radiological imaging, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and reporting suspected abuse/neglect cases by military medical personnel.

Violence Against Children Worldwide
Report from Human Rights Watch, September 2001, regarding sexual and physical violence against children worldwide; including child workers, child soldiers, children in custody, and children at home.

Local Resources



Northern Virginia Family Services
100 North Washington Street, #400
Falls Church, VA 22046
Phone: (703) 533-9727
NVFS was established by volunteers in 1924 to help people in need. Today, it is a private, non-profit organization staffed by professionals trained in counseling, social work and community outreach. NVFS is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children and is a member of the Alliance for Children and Families.

Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
4901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 359-6166
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-CHILDREN
Fax: (804) 359-5065
Virginia Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, a statewide organization dedicated to eliminating child abuse and neglect. Emergency information, training information, FAQ, local Healthy Families affiliate.


Allegan County Prevention of Child Abuse/Neglect Council
231 Trowbridge, 15A
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (616) 673-3791
Fax: (616) 686-2023
Contact: Cathy Weirick, Director Children’s advocacy center offers counseling for sexual abuse, as well as abuse prevention and education programs.

Butterworth Hospital Child Protection Team
100 Michigan Street, MC-98
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 391-1223
Contact: Dr. Vincent Palusci, Director
URL: (look under “Clinical Links”)

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Child Protection Team
3901 Beaubien Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-5281
Fax: (313) 993-7106
Contact: David Allasin
Provides sexual abuse assessment, community lectures, and training programs.

Children’s Assessment Center
901 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 771-6400
Fax: (616) 771-6420
Contact: Diane Price
Child advocacy center coordinating services with law enforcement, child protective services, and medical services.

Devos Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team
100 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 391-1223
Fax: (616) 391-8897
Contact: Tracy Cyrus
Provides medical consultation by multidisciplinary hospital-based team.

Michigan Child Death Review Program
Michigan Public Health Institute
2364 Woodlake Drive, Suite 180
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: (517) 347-3145
Fax: (517) 347-1962
Provides training and technical assistance in child death review.


Child Abuse Prevention Committee of Greater Philadelphia
117 South 17th Street, Suite 707
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 864-1080

Child Abuse Prevention Committee of Central Pennsylvania
100 Foxshire Drive
PO Box 7664
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: (717) 560-8847

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation (CARE) Clinic
34th Street at Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Phone: (215) 590-1000

The Door: Legal Services For Youth
121 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-1510
Phone: (212) 941-9090
Fax: (212) 941-0714
Contact: Jill Chaifetz, Legal Director
The Door offers youth aged 12-21 an array of services including education, health care, prenatal and nursery care, mental health and substance abuse treatment, legal services, and information and referral services.


Georgia Council on Child Abuse
1375 Peachtree Street NE, Suite #200
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 870-6565
Toll-free: 1-800-532-3208
Fax: (404) 870-6541
Provides statewide referrals to mental health services, legal advocacy programs, parenting classes, and other services for abused children and families in crisis.


Child, Youth, and Family Services
Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma
Box 26901, Room 4B-4402
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-8858
Contact: Barbara Bonner


Adams County Children’s Advocacy Project
Inter-agency, multi-disciplinary effort between the Adams County (CO) DA’s Office, Kempe Children’s Center, Children’s Hospital, social services and law enforcement officials.

Los Angeles County Violence Intervention Program
University of Southern California Medical Center
1240 N. Mission Road
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: (213) 226-3961
Fax: (213) 226-2573
Contact: Dr. Astrid Heger, Director
Provides forensic medical examinations in cases of suspected child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, and domestic violence. Also offers therapy in these cases.

Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO
Phone: (303) 792-9900
Toll-free: 1-800-227-5242
Fax: (303) 792-5333