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ADDICTION
 
Project Know, www.projectknow.com

New Beginnings, www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org

Help Guide, www.helpguide.org/

The Prevention Coalition, www.thepreventioncoalition.org/

American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/

Addiction Guide, www.addictionguide.com

Rx Dangers, www.rxdangers.com
 
Addiction Resource, www.addictionresource.com
 
American Society of Addiction Medicine, www.asam.org 
 
 
Alcohol Rehab and Recovery, https://alcorehab.org/ 
 

ADOPTION/FOSTER 
 
Dave Thomas Foundation, www.davethomasfoundation.org

National Foster Care Coalition, www.nationalfostercare.org/

National Foster Parent Association, www.nfpainc.org/

Adopt America Network, www.adoptamericanetwork.org

Adoption.NET, www.adoption.net

Adoption Exchange, www.adoptex.org

Adoptive Families Magazine, www.adoptivefamilies.com

Adopt US Kids, www.adoptuskids.org

Foster Care and Adoptive Community, www.fosterparents.com/

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma”
www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/healthy-foster-care-america/Pages/Trauma-Guide.aspx

Donaldson Adoption Institute, www.adoptioninstitute.org

Foster Family to Forever Family, www.adopt.org/assembled/overview_courses.html

Gift of Adoption Fund, www.giftofadoption.org

Helpusadopt.org, www.helpusadopt.org/

Human Rights Campaign, www.hrc.org/issues/parenting/adoption.asp

North American Council on Adoptable Children, www.nacac.org

Northwest Adoption Exchange, www.nwae.org

The Report on Intercountry Adoption, www.iccadopt.org

Show Hope (Shaohannah’s Hope), www.showhope.org

A Child Waits Foundation, www.achildwaits.org

All Children – All Families Initiative, www.hrc.org/issues/8399.htm

Child Welfare Information Gateway, www.childwelfare.gov

Child Welfare League of America, www.cwla.org

Defending Childhood Initiative – U.S. Department of Justice, www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood/

Jewish Children’s Adoption Network, jcan.qwestoffice.net/

Joint Council on International Children Services, www.jcics.org

The Orphan Foundation, www.theorphanfoundation.org

WACAP – World Association for Children and Parents, www.wacap.org
Rainbow Kids, www.rainbowkids.com

Runaway and Abducted Foster Children, www.missingkidsla.org/

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, www.adp.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services (CDSS), www.cdss.ca.gov

California Association of Adoption Agencies, www.california-adoption.org/ 
 
 
ADOPTION LAW AND POLICY

Adoption Policy Resource Center, www.fpsol.com/adoption/advocates.html

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, www.abanet.org/child

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, www.ccainstitute.org

National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, www.law.capital.edu/adoption

State Child Welfare Policy Database, http://childwelfarepolicy.org


EDUCATION

The Community College Foundation, www.cccf.org/

California College Pathways, www.cacollegepathways.org/

Affordable Schools Online, www.affordableschoolsonline.com

FOSTER YOUTH

Foster Youth Help, www.fosteryouthhelp.ca.gov

California Youth Connection, www.calyouthconn.org

A Community of Friends, www.acof.org/

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority , www.lahsa.org/

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, www.scanph.org

Corporation for Supportive Housing, www.csh.org/

Housing authority of the City of Los Angeles, www.hacla.org/

Covered til 26, www.childrennow.org

HOMELESS YOUTH AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Affordable Colleges, www.affordablecollegesonline.org/homeless-students-guide/


LEGAL

Public Counsel, www.publiccounsel.org/

Alliance for Children's Rights, www.kids-alliance.org/

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, www.archrespite.org/

Casey Family Programs, www.casey.org/

Child Care Law Center, www.childcarelaw.org

Child Welfare League of America, www.cwla.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, www.casaforchildren.org/

Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, www.ican4kids.org/

Malpractice Center, www.malpracticecenter.com

Children's Law Center, www.clcla.org/


MENTAL HEALTH: CALIFORNIA


National Mental Health Association of Greater Los Angeles, www.mhala.org/

California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates
www.camhpra.org/

California Association of School Psychologists, www.casponline.org/

California Coalition for Mental Health, www.californiamentalhealth.org

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies, www.cccmha.org/

California Institute for Mental Health, www.cimh.org/

California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth, www.cmhacy.org/

California Mental Health Directors’ Association, www.cmhda.org/

California Network of Mental Health Clients, www.californiaclients.org/

California Psychiatric Association, www.calpsych.org/

California Psychological Association, www.calpsychlink.org/

Mental Health Association in California, www.mhac.org/

Mental Health Client Action Network, www.mhcan.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, California Chapter, www.namicalifornia.org/

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH), www.lacdmh.org/

Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission
dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/about_dmh/mhc

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Mental Health Department
www.lasuperiorcourt.org/mentalhealth

California Mental Health Planning Council
www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/mh/Pages/MH-planningcouncil.aspx

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, www.camft.org/

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, www.casra.org/

California Society for Clinical Social Work, www.clinicalsocialworksociety.org/

California State Association of Counties, www.csac.counties.org/

Community Residential Care Association of California, www.crcac.com/

County Welfare Directors Association of California, cwda.org/

Disability Rights California (formerly Protection and Advocacy, Inc.)
www.disabilityrightsca.org/

National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, www.naswca.org/

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), www.ppic.org/


MENTAL HEALTH: NATIONAL

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, www.aacap.org/

American Public Human Services Association, www.aphsa.org/

American Psychiatric Association, www.psych.org

Community Care Licensing, www.ccld.ca.gov/

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, www.bazelon.org/

Mental Health America, www.nmha.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org/

National Council for Behavioral Health, www.thenationalcouncil.org/

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, www.samhsa.gov/

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/csap

National Mental Health Information Center, www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx


PREGNANT AND PARENTING TEENS

www.teenparent.net


PARENTS

LONGSCAN - Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect (UNC, Chapel Hill), www.iprc.unc.edu/longscan

California Alliance of Child and Family Services, www.cacfs.org/

John Burton Foundation, www.johnburtonfoundation.org/


CALIFORNIA

Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), ican.co.la.ca.us/

First 5 LA Commission, www.first5la.org/

California Legislative Analyst’s Office, www.lao.ca.gov/

California State Assembly, www.assembly.ca.gov/

California State Senate, www.sen.ca.gov/

Commission on State Mandates, www.csm.ca.gov/

National Conference of State Legislatures, www.ncsl.org/

Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller, auditor.lacounty.gov/

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, bos.co.la.ca.us/

Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, ceo.lacounty.gov/

Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families, www.lachildrenscommission.org/

Los Angeles County Community Development Commission, www.lacdc.org/

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, dcfs.co.la.ca.us/

Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council, www.educationcoordinatingcouncil.org/

Los Angeles County Probation Department, probation.co.la.ca.us/

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Juvenile Courts, www.lasuperiorcourt.org/juvenile

California Courts, www.courtinfo.ca.gov/

California Department of Aging, www.aging.ca.gov/

California Department of Health Services, www.dhs.ca.gov/

California Department of Health Care Services, www.dhcs.ca.gov/

California Department of Developmental Services, www.dds.ca.gov/

California Department of Education, www.cde.ca.gov/

California Department of Rehabilitation, www.adp.ca.gov/

California Department of Social Services, www.cdss.ca.gov/


NATIONAL - MISC

Healthcorps, www.healthcorps.org
 
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, www.ojjdp.gov/

U.S. House of Representatives, www.house.gov/

U.S. Senate, www.senate.gov/

Children and Family Services Division, www.childsworld.ca.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, aspe.hhs.gov/_/index.cfm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, www.nih.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Aging, www.aoa.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, www.acf.hhs.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Healthcare 411, healthcare411.ahrq.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, www.cms.hhs.gov/


RESEARCH AND ARTICLES

Children’s Research Center, www.nccdglobal.org/what-we-do/children-s-research-center

Future of Children (Princeton University/Brookings Institution), www.futureofchildren.org/

Kids Count (Annie E. Casey Foundation), www.aecf.org/kidscount

National Center for Children in Poverty (Columbia University), www.nccp.org/

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (Cornell University), www.ndacan.cornell.edu/

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (Hunter College School of Social Work), www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/

RAND Corporation Research on Children and Families, www.rand.org/research_areas/children/index.html

Little Hoover Commission, www.lhc.ca.gov/

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development, www.nrcyd.ou.edu/

Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities (UCLA), healthychild.ucla.edu/

Chapin Hall Center for Children (University of Chicago), www.chapinhall.org/

Child Welfare Research Center (UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare), cssr.berkeley.edu/research_units/cwrc/index.html

Children’s Advocacy Institute (University of San Diego School of Law), www.caichildlaw.org 
 
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
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