August 16, 2015
American Psychiatric Association (APA): The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world’s largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 38,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world. Its member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including intellectual disability and substance-related disorders. APA is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Devoted to improving the lives of people with mental illnesses through changes in policy and law.
Bringchange2mind.org: National mental health anti-stigma campaign.
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare: Provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs.
Child Welfare League of America: Provides expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states.
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence: KCSDV focuses on the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services: Protecting children and promoting adult self-sufficiency.
Mental Health America: Dedicated to promoting the mental health of the community, and improving the lives of persons with mental illness, through advocacy, education and support.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault: MOCSA offers therapy, support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched by sexual violence. Through the years MOCSA has enhanced and increased outreach, prevention and education programs focused on children, youth, professionals and community groups.
Missouri Department of Mental Health: State law provides three principal missions for the department: (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling.
Missouri Institute for Mental Health: A center for policy, research and training.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Grassroots organization providing mental health awareness and support, education, and advocacy.
National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence: NCCAFV provides prevention services by bringing together community and national stakeholders, volunteers and professionals to prevent intergenerational family violence: child abuse and neglect, spouse/partner abuse, and elder abuse and neglect.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Leading the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
RTC for Pathways to Positive Futures: Aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination.
The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: MCADSV is a statewide membership coalition of organizations and individuals working to end violence against women and their children through direct services and social and systemic change.
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence: NCDSV designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: NCADV’s mission is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: The Hotline is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families. The Hotline answers a variety of calls and is a resource for domestic violence advocates government officials, law enforcement agencies and the general public.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA): Directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: In My Own Words: Narratives, each told in the storyteller’s own words, about their experiences either growing up with disabilities or being part of a family who has been affected by disabilities. The stories are available in both English and Spanish. Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).