Other Resource Agencies

No library has everything, and CALiO is no exception. There are important collections of resources that child abuse professionals can consult in order to complement or expand upon the resources found here. They are listed here alphabetically.

AbuseWatch.net. Prevention Reources for the Community and Professionals.

Academy on Violence and Abuse. The Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) exists to advance health education and research on the prevention, recognition and treatment of the health effects of violence and abuse.

ACES Too High. This is the go-to-site for background, news and information about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. It also covers what towns, cities, states, social service agencies and organizations, schools, the juvenile and criminal justice systems, public health and medical community are doing to reduce the burden of ACES for the tens of millions of people in the US who have high ACE scores. Links to these projects and programs are posted on the ACEs in Action page. People can also tell their personal stories about how child trauma affected their lives and health. There are also links to research in the Research Section.

 ACT for KIDS. Provides resources for the prevention and healing of child sexual abuse and other forms of family trauma as well as resources for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

Administration for Children and Families. Resources for promotion of the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

For Alabama Residents Only.  Alabama Virtual Library.

Advocates for Youth. Champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

América Latina Centro Regional de Recusos  Información para la protección de niños, niñas y adolescentes frente a todo tipo de violencia

American Academy of Pediatrics. Medical Home for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Violence-Child Abuse and Neglect. A starting place for pediatric medical home teams to begin addressing child abuse and neglect.

American Academy of Pediatrics-Section on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Associaton of Prosecuting Attorneys  APA's Mission is to Support and Enhance the Effectiveness of Prosecutors in Their Efforts to Help Make Our Communities Safer

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare. The resources of this clearinghouse provide up to date information on evidence-based practice. A searchable collection that has been reviewed by clearinghouse staff, as well as information about organizational implementation of evidence-based practice, are the strengths of the clearinghouse.

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the Univeristy of Minnesota.

Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Centers for Disease Control. A Better Start: Child Maltreatment Prevention as a Public Health Priority. A webcast presented by Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Ms. Francie Zimmerman and Dr. James Mercy on 09-10-09.

Child Trafficking Digital Library. In 2001, the Swiss organization Terre des homes launched an international campaign to combat child trafficking into prostitution, child marriage, and slave-like labor conditions. This digital library contains more than 1,800 publications pertaining to trafficking and exploitation of children around the world

Child Welfare Information Gateway. Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, the Child Welfare Information Gateway is a large, government-funded resource center that provides information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

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. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact.

CrimeSolutions.gov.  CrimeSolutions.gov is intended to be a central, reliable, and credible resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Its purpose is to assist in practical decision making and program implementation by gathering information on specific justice-related programs and reviewing the existing evaluation research against standard criteria.

ChildTrends Databank. A one-stop source for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being.

Domestic Violence Research Group.

E-brary Cyberbullying.  To help parents, educators, and others better understand, prevent, and take action against this growing concern, ebrary is subsidizing a collection of e-books on cyber bullying. Additionally, ebrary employees have uploaded a number of government documents from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, U.S. Department of Justice, and other organizations

Federal Trade Commission (2012). Safeguarding your child's future. Child identity theft. 12 p.

Fightchildabuse.org   The program’s main goal is to educate children about what to do when confronted with abusive behavior, safe and unsafe touches, going to a parent or another trusted adult if they are confronted in an unsafe situation, and that it is not their fault.

FindYouthInfo.gov. This federal Web site provide interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.

Frameworks Institute. The mission of the FrameWorks Institute is to advance the nonprofit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing the public discourse about social problems.

Frameworks Institute: Talking about child abuse and neglect prevention. A toolkit compendium of research on how Americans think about child development, and how to increase public support for policies that support prevention and intervention policies that reduce child abuse and neglect.

Future of Children. A Clearinghouse providing research and analysis to promote effective policies and programs for children.

Health InfoNet of Alabama is a free, award-winning consumer health information service of the Alabama public and medical libraries. This website is designed as a service for online users and a gateway to quality information resources.

HELPGUIDE.org. Child Abuse and Neglect, Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse. A good comprehensive overview of Child Abuse and Neglect, particularly for sharing with child and family advocates and victims. Includes topics such as warning signs, risk factors, reporting child abuse and also links to other resources.

Injury Prevention and Control: Data and Statistics. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wisqars (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) is an interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children.  The International Centre of Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is leading a global movement to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Clinician Directory. The ISTSS Clinician Directory makes it easy for you to find a clinician, counselor or mental health professional in your local area.

The Judges' Page Newsletter is published by the National CASA Association and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Judge Dean Lewis (retired) is the editor. 

Juvenile Justice Resource Hub-Evidence-based Practices

Kidsta.org   The Technical Assistance Source for Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations

Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University. Child Maltreatment Resources collection.

National Alliance of Children's Trust & Prevention Funds. The Alliance website is filled with resources and training tools created for state children’s trust and prevention funds (CTFs) and others.

National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys & Advocates   Through increased communication and coordination of attorneys and advocates working with crime victims, NAVRA aims to increase the availability of expert services for crime victims.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data provides data collections, online data analysis, and publications to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology.

National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP programs.

National Center for Victims of Crime- the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. 

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth.  NCSBY provides national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of youth with problematic sexual behavior.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation   The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. One aspect of its mission to help prevent and respond to child abduction and exploitation has been to serve as a clearinghouse and provide information and training. The resources of the NCMEC collection include many publications that were researched and prepared by or for the organization.


National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse State Statutes.  The State Statutes on laws revelvant to Child Abuse are found here on this section of the NDAA website. There are 45 different categories, from Anatomical Dolls to Voyeurism.


National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  The Online Research Library of NCTSN offers an array of resources, including tools for measuring and assessing the impact of trauma on children, and reading lists of references on specific topics related to childhood traumatic events, including abuse, compiled by experts.  NCTSN Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma.


National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. Access the best and most current workforce development resources. Explore  the  Workforce Development Framework,  extensive resource library,  locate upcoming webinars and new tools to enhance your workforce development activities


National Crime Victim Law Institute. A national nonprofit legal education and advocacy organization whose mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.


National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  NCADV serves as the membership organization, the coalition builder and the technical advisor for agencies and programs nationwide that provide domestic violence services.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service.  The NCJRS Library is one of the largest collections of criminal justice information in the world, including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Browse the collection by topic, or search the database.

National Link Coalition  Working to stop violence against people and animals.

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.  This site features resources and information from: the NRCPFC; the Children’s Bureau/ACF/DHHS and T&TA Network; Collaborating Organizations; and, the States. It also features Databases/Directories of EBPs.

Net Cetera OnGuard Online. In Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online, OnGuard Online gives adults practical tips to help kids navigate the online world.

Neari News.  Monthly Newsletter of the New England Adolescent Research Institute (Neari). This free monthly newsletter helps you stay current with emerging, cutting-edge research related to working with teens and children with sexual behavior problems and integrate new information into your practice.

Office on Trafficking in Persons.  An Office of the Administration for Children & Families. 

Office for Victims of Crime.  Existe Ayuda Toolkit.  Spanish-language tools and resources to help improve the cultural competence of service providers and the accessibility of services for Spanish-speaking victims of sexual violence.

Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Center. Victim Assistance Training Online. VAT Online is a foundational Web-based victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime

Office for Victims of Crime.  Human Trafficking  site contains a wide range of information including resources and research from the Federal Government, publications and products from OVC, local and national direct assistance information, and related funding opportunities for survivors of human trafficking, victim service providers, law enforcement, and allied professionals.

Office of Refugee Resettlement, An Office of the Adminstration of Children & Familes. Rescue and Restore Campaign Toolkits.

Personal Safety Awareness Program. Horizons Mental Health Center, Hutchinson, KS. An early intervention program helping children prevent sexual assault.

Polaris Project. For a World without Slavery. Resources and Tools for fighting Human Trafficking.

Prevent Child Abuse America Provides prevention resources for parents and professionls. 2009.

Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - Database of Best Practice. (2011). European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Descriptions and links to more than 40 examples of prevention efforts against child sexual abuse in Europe are provided. These efforts vary widely in terms of target group, environment and methods used. Translation is available through Google for many of them.

Prostitution Research and Education (PRE).  This organization conducts research on prostitution, pornography and trafficking; and offers education and consultation to researchers, survivors, the public, and policy makers around the globe.

PTSD Alliance.  The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance is a group of professional and advocacy organizations that have joined forces to provide educational resources to individuals diagnosed with PTSD and their loved ones; those at risk for developing PTSD; and medical, healthcare and other frontline professionals

ResilienceNet-Information for helping children and families overcome adversities

RN to BSN.  Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide.

Rural Assistance Center. A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.

SafeStart Center The Safe Start Center is a national resource center designed to support the Safe Start Initiative. The Center works with national partners and a multidisciplinary group of experts to provide training and technical assistance to the 15 Promising Approaches Pilot Sites.

stopbullying.gov  Bullying Prevention Training Module Materials are research-based resources that can help you lead bullying prevention efforts in your local communities.

 Stop it Now!  Stop It Now! works to prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program from American Humane.  The TASK Program was created to provide guidance to child welfare professionals, attorneys and prosecutors, child protection workers, social workers, police officers, and any other professionals who work with children who have been maltreated and could benefit from involvement with therapy animals.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse a project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. This is an invaluable resource for advocates for American Indian and Alaskan Native children. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute has worked extensively with issues relating to child victimization and the development of Tribal-specific resources and strategies to address child abuse and neglect, Child Sexual Abuse and Child Witnesses to Violence and Indian Child Welfare Act issues. Additionally, we seek to collaborate with agencies that have special expertise in these areas as well, such as the National CASA Association, National Child Welfare Association and the Native American Children's Alliance. Information provided here is continually updated, and new resources are posted as they become available or is developed by our staff or collaborators.

UNICEF.  No organization has done more globally to address child welfare. Their annual reports on the state of the world’s children are supplemented by a wealth of publications on specific issues like trafficking, genital mutilation, child prostitution and slavery, child marriage, and the rights of children.

UNICEF Convention of the Rights of the Child.  The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. 

VETO Violence.  State health departments can promote and enhance child maltreatment prevention efforts – and make a lasting difference in countless lives. The information and resources on this site can help your department get off the ground. 

Western Regional CAC Director Toolkit. This site contains tools to help you create a CAC, strengthen your team, secure funding, and much more!



PubMed holds over 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant Web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.

Europe PubMed Central

Content including biological patents, clinical guidelines, PhD theses and research reports from the PubMed Central International Archive. 

Canada PubMed Central

PMC Canada provides free access to a stable and permanent online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed health and life sciences journal articles.

MedlinePlus: Child Abuse

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.


The National Institute of Justice database provides topical and keyword searching of reports, the NIJ journal and more under headings including corrections, courts, crime prevention, justice system, juvenile justice, victims of crime, and more.


The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.


The Education Resources Information Center houses bibliographic records of education literature with a growing collection of full text documents.


The PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) is the largest database of publications on PTSD and is a service of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


The Directory of Open Access Journals provides one stop, comprehensive access to open access, quality scientific and scholarly journals.


The Public Library of Law is the world's largest online database of free law materials. It provides access to state and federal law including regulations, statutes, case law, and court rulings.


Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet from the Library of Congress provides current, daily updated information on congressional bills and resolutions, committee reports, the congressional record and much more.

National Center for Health Statistics

As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, the NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health people. It is a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health and health policy.


The database from the U.S. Office of Justice Programs uses rigorous researchto determine what programs work in areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Programs are expertly reviewed and rated as effective, promising, or no effect.

 UCRS with Table-Building Tool

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics with Table Building Tool allows users to enter demographic, geographic, and other parameters to build tables for reporting data.

DIRline Directory of Health Organizations

Enter condition or browse the index to locate Health organizations. Records include description, type or organization, date last reviewed and contact information. The database offers several ways to search.

State Child Welfare Policy Database

This easy to use database provides state-by-state policy information on a range of child welfare topics. Access up-to-date information and compare policy from state to state.

 The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public.

SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)

is a searchable online registry of more than 230 interventions suporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. 

ICPSR-Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Reseach

ICPSR offers more than 500,000 digital files containing social science research data. Disciplines represented include political science, sociology, demography, economics, history, gerontology, criminal justice, public health, foreign policy, terrorism, health and medical care, early education, education, racial and ethnic minorities, psychology, law, substance abuse and mental health, and more.

Congress.gov  United States Legislative Information

Presented by the Library of Congress using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, and the Government Printing Office.

Juvenile Justice Bill Tracking Database presented by The National Conference of State Legislatures. Search 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 legislation by State, Topic, Key Word, Year, Status or Primary Sponsor.

National Guideline Clearinghouse from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.