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Top : Society : Issues : Children, Youth and Family : Advocacy Groups (77 web sites)
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50 Ways to Save Our Children
Seeks to benefit children and their families by encouraging philanthropy and public service. Offers several specific activities individuals can do to improve the lives of children.
http://www.50ways.org/

Alliance for Childhood
Promotes policies and practices that support children's healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Information about projects and how to help.
http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/

Alliance for Children and Families
An international membership association representing more than 350 private, nonprofit child- and family-serving organizations.
http://www.alliance1.org/

American Youth Policy Forum
Nonpartisan professional development organization providing learning opportunities for policymakers working on youth issues at the local, state and national levels.
http://www.aypf.org/

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the U.S. Initiatives are related to reducing teen pregnancy, improving foster care, education reform, alternatives to juvenile detention, neighborhood improvement, and increased public awareness of children's issues.
http://www.aecf.org/

Black Administrators in Child Welfare, Inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of African American children in the nation’s child welfare system. Conferences, news, statistics, and training.
http://www.blackadministrators.org/

Campaign 2000 - End Child Poverty in Canada
A cross-Canada public education movement to build public awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.
http://www.campaign2000.ca/

Campaign For Youth
Representing more than 1,000 community based and faith based organizations, this national initiative seeks to promote public policy solutions to the issues confronting young people between the ages of 16 and 24.
http://www.campaignforyouth.org/

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
The Coalition aims to ensure a collective voice for Canadian organizations and youth advocates of children's rights as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Summit for Children Declaration.
http://www.rightsofchildren.ca/

Center on the Family
Based at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the Center provides publications, data, and research on children and families in Hawaii.
http://www.uhfamily.hawaii.edu/index.asp

Channel One Overview
A coalition of progressive and conservative groups opposing Channel One's presence in the schools, with extensive links to testimony, data, and activism.
http://www.commercialalert.org/index.php?category_id=2&subcategory_id=32&article_id=120

Child Labor Coalition
Provides a forum and a unified voice on protecting working minors and ending child labor exploitation. Develops informational and educational outreach to the public and private sectors.
http://www.stopchildlabor.org/

Child Welfare League of America
Children's advocacy organization active in lobbying and humanitarian projects in the US. History and current programs described; links to publications, childrearing resources, and sponsors.
http://www.cwla.org/

ChildFund International
Dedicated to providing long-term care to needy children worldwide by offering information on child sponsorship and poverty reduction, action alerts, and online donation options.
http://www.childfund.org/

Children and Armed Conflict Unit
Database containing up-to-date information on issues about children and armed conflict, including press releases and links to other relevant sites.
http://www.essex.ac.uk/armedcon/

Children's Defense Fund
Advocacy for American children, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Issues and programs include: Head Start, Healthy Start, Stand for Children, child care, health insurance, child safety, moral education.
http://www.childrensdefense.org/

Children's Rights, Inc.
Watchdog group dedicated to reforming government child welfare services across the US. Statistics, reports on pending legislation, policy and research position papers, cases, and news.
http://www.childrensrights.org/

Children's Trust Massachusetts
Organization which seeks to eliminate child abuse and strengthen families in Massachusetts through programs, publications, and other resources.
http://childrenstrustma.org/

Coalition for Homeless Youth
Advocates on behalf of runaway, homeless and street youth in the state of New York.
http://www.nychy.org/

Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment
Network of parents, teachers, and other concerned individuals, who are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy world for children.
http://www.peaceeducators.org/

Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development
A consortium of agencies, donors, NGOs and foundations involved in programming, research, policy advocacy, monitoring and evaluation for young children (0-8) at risk in the developing world.
http://www.ecdgroup.com/

Defence For Children International
An independent non-governmental organization working to promote and protect the rights of the child.
http://www.defenceforchildren.org/

European Network of Ombudsmen for Children
Works to encourage the fullest possible implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and supports collective lobbying for children's rights.
http://www.ombudsnet.org/

Every Child Matters
Conducts polls, publishes reports, works with reporters and state children's groups, runs advertising, and conducts campaigns on behalf of children. Initiatives on child abuse prevention, health insurance, after school programs, and early childhood education.
http://www.everychildmatters.org/

Family Connection Partnership
Seeks to improve the health, economic well being, and educational outcomes of Georgia's children. Community assistance, state initiatives, and best practices.
http://www.gafcp.org/

First Star
A national non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in child protective services, criminal and family courts, and foster care systems across the United States.
http://www.firststar.org/

Hey U G L Y - Unique Gifted Lovable You
A resource for tweens and teens, providing self-esteem and character development tools and programs. Includes a radio show, in-school presentations and Emotional Learning Activity Plans for schools and youth serving organizations.
http://www.heyugly.org/

International Bureau of Children's Rights
An international organization based in Canada that seeks to protect, defend and promote the rights and the welfare of all children. Supports the principles set forth in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
http://www.ibcr.org/

Islamic Family Social Services Association
Serves the Edmonton community in Alberta, Canada, regardless of their religious denomination, while specializing in Muslim needs. Youth development programs, domestic violence counseling, and food and clothing assistance.
http://www.ifssa.ca/

Kids First Fund
Designed to serve children who are orphans, handicapped, sexually abused, physically abused and pregnant teenagers in developing countries and economies of our world.
http://www.kidsfirstfund.org/

Love Our Children USA
Dedicated to fighting child abuse through advocacy, outreach, and education. Publications and resources for parents, kids and teens.
http://www.loveourchildrenusa.org/

Love146.org
Raises awareness and resources to combat child sex trafficking.
http://love146.org/

National Association for Multicultural Education
This site supports efforts in educational equity and social justice and provides resources for students and educators and valuable links to other sites.
http://www.nameorg.org/

National Association of Counsel for Children
Child advocacy and professional membership association representing children that are involved in the court system as victims of abuse and neglect or subjects of custody, visitation and adoption cases. Information about training and technical assistance, policy advocacy, and events.
http://naccchildlaw.org/

National Center for Children in Poverty
The Center, which is affiliated with Columbia University, produces reports, fact sheets, and press material that highlight strategies to end child poverty in the United States.
http://www.nccp.org/

National Center for Youth Law
Seeks to protect abused and neglected children, increase youths’ access to health care and other public benefits, and ensure the fair treatment of youth in the juvenile justice system. News, publications, and contact information.
http://www.youthlaw.org/

National Coalition for Child Protection Reform
Works to make the system better serve America's most vulnerable children by trying to change policies concerning child abuse, foster care and family preservation.
http://nccpr.info/

National Family Preservation Network
Resources to assist child welfare agency professionals in preserving families at risk of having children removed, reuniting removed children whenever possible, and encouraging fathers' involvement in their children's lives.
http://www.nfpn.org/

National Network for Youth
Dedicated to ensuring that young people can be safe and lead healthy and productive lives.
http://www.nn4youth.org/

New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate
Identifies systemic problems that prevent government or community agencies from achieving positive outcomes for children. Projects, newsletter, hotline, and information on child abuse.
http://www.state.nj.us/childadvocate/

Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
Seeks legislative action, changes in public attitudes, and broad constituencies to improve the well being of children in Oklahoma. Legislative agenda, statistics, initiatives, and advocacy tools.
http://oica.org/

On the Capitol Doorstep (OTCD)
Provides information on California and federal legislation affecting young children with a focus on child care and development programs.
http://www.otcdkids.com/

Proaction, Cops and Kids
Provides funding support for community programs run by the Toronto Police Service Community Policing Unit on behalf of kids at risk.
http://www.copsandkids.ca/

Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, Inc.
Provides care, counseling, treatment, education and rehabilitative services for at risk children in Massachusetts.
http://www.rfkchildren.org/

Santa Fe Boys Triannual Publication
Presents a fact-based, objective picture of the health, educational and emotional status of boys today in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in the United States.
http://www.santafeboys.org/

Save Abandoned Babies Foundation
Dedicated to publicizing an Illinois law designed to assist women who might otherwise abandon their babies in unsafe places. Offers adoption information, outreach materials, and a hotline.
http://saveabandonedbabies.org/

Society for Advocacy of Women and Child Rights
Advocacy organization based in India that focuses on ending child labor, promoting women's rights, and AIDS awareness.
http://www.wecaretoo.com/Organizations/IND/sawcr.html

Sparrow Lake Alliance
Focuses on advocacy and research to improve the health and well-being of children in Ontario, Canada. Events, task forces, and publications.
http://www.sparrowlake.org/

State of Illinois All Kids
Promotes legislation to provide universal health insurance for children in Illinois. Advocacy, news, and statistics.
http://www.allkidscovered.com/

Sunday Friends
Since 1997, Sunday Friends has met each week empowering hundreds of homeless and very low income families as they have worked with thousands of volunteers to give back to the San Jose community. By engaging in every day activities, children and their parents learn social and economic skills that enrich their lives.
http://www.sundayfriends.org/

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
Independent agency created by the state legislature to advocate for children and support community efforts to improve the lives of children. Newsletter, data, and legislation.
http://www.tn.gov/tccy/

Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services
An association of private child and family welfare agencies in Texas. Advocacy, training, and publications.
http://www.tacfs.org/

The Child Advocate Network
Serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing medical, educational, psychiatric, legal and legislative issues.
http://www.childadvocate.net/

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
Seeks to build a growing collection of permanent funds, the income from which will be used to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the islands' people.
http://www.cfvi.net/

The Schott Foundation
Develops and strengthens the movement for equity in education and child care. Funds initiatives aimed at improving public policy and educational and advocacy organizations.
http://www.schottfoundation.org/

The Southern Institute on Children and Families
Seeks to improve health care, child care, and transportation services for children and families in the South.
http://www.thesoutherninstitute.org/

UNICEF: Child Rights
Publications and information on the work of the United Nations Children's Fund and its advocacy for children's rights, survival, development and protection through adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
http://www.unicef.org/crc/

Youth Law Center
Non-profit, public interest law office that investigates abuse in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
http://www.ylc.org/