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Reaching Out: National Groups



National Organizations

National Center for Family Support
NCFS was established to provide training and technical assistance on family support to 42 project sites.

End Abuse
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to end domestic violence, helping women and children whose lives have been devastated by abuse.

National Center For Family Literacy
The National Center for Family Literacy is a leader in promoting on both state and national levels, literacy development support to families nationwide.

Violence Against Women Office
The U.S Department of Justice's office for addressing violence against women.

State Organizations

Harlem Children's Zone
A pioneering, non-profit, community-based organization working to enhance the quality of life for children and families in some of New York City's most devastated neighborhoods.

Safe Horizon
The mission of Safe Horizon is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Child And Family Resource Council
The goal of the Child and Family Resource Council is to shape a community that protects its children from abuse and neglect, focusing on the promotion of health, development, and safety in children and their families.

The Horizon's Initiative
The Horizons Initiative is an independent, nonprofit organization providing services for homeless children and their families throughout Boston area.

The Parenting Project
The Parenting Project is a non-profit organization that addresses the nation's crises of child abuse, neglect abandonment, and teen pregnancy by teaching parenting and nurturing to children and teens.

Books

NURTURING THE ONE, SUPPORTING THE MANY: THE CENTER FOR FAMILY LIFE IN SUNSET PARK
by Peg McCartt Hess, Brenda G. McGowan, and Michael Botsko.
The book reports on the comprehensive four-year study by Columbia University School of Social Work on social work practice at the Center.

MAKING THE CASE FOR FAMILY SUPPORT
A booklet written by Family Support America. A explanation of why family support is needed in America.

SUPPORTING AND STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: METHODS, STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES
A team of respected family support thinkers that wrote ENABLING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES has built and elaborated upon their model in this new volume. Edited by Carl Dunst, Carol Trivette, & Angela Deal.

BLENDING FAMILIES: A GUIDE FOR PARENTS, STEP PARENTS, GRAND PARENTS, AND EVERYONE BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL NEW FAMILY
by Elaine Fantle Shomberg
This problem-solving guide offers solid solutions and real-life stories from families who've been through the adjustment process of second marriages.

FAMILYHOOD: NURTURING THE VALUES THAT MATTER
by Lee Salk
This is a comprehensive book on families and family values that provides emotional support between parents and children.

SOLUTION-FOCUSED THERAPY WITH CHILDREN: HARNESSING FAMILY STRENGTHS FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE
by Matthew D. Selekman
Combining several current approaches with family play and art therapy techniques, this volume encompasses comprehensive, solution-based model for treating children with emotional and behavioral difficulties in a brief therapy setting.

Periodicals

America's Family Support
The nation's leading source of family support information and resources.

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
The federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the nation's children.

Religious Organizations

Christian Services
Helping children and families find their way.

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services
JBFCS serves over 65,000 New Yorkers annually from all religious, ethnic, and economic backgrounds through a comprehensive range of 185 community-based programs, residential facilities, and day-treatment centers.

Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA's mission is to provide service for people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire Church and other people of good will to do the same.

Stepping Together
Provides an array of services including domestic violence intervention, improved health care access, financial services to the poor, and educational forums.




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