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    • Hope for Families, Inc. was created with the goal of producing materials and educational presentations that will be helpful to children and families—beginning with the issue of abuse and personal safety. The first project is an interactive book regarding personal safety that contains the knowledge and language of a trained therapist, but that any caring adult can read with a child.
    • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Resources for Parents and Caregivers provides information not only about child traumatic stress but about a child's healthy development and ways to seek help.



    • The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.
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    • The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is a comprehensive center dealing with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma. IVAT interfaces with Alliant International Univerity's academic schools and centers, which provide educational training. Through focus on key collaborations, IVAT bridges gaps and helps to improve current systems of care on a local, national, and global level.
    • The Safer Society Foundation (SSF) is dedicated to eliminating sexual abuse so that all of us may enjoy safer communities, healthier families and happier lives. The work of SSF focuses on providing resources to help create safer communities through prevention and effective public policy, provide victims with healing and restitution, and provide offenders with the tools to be accountable for their actions and to work towards rehabilitation. SSF addresses sexual offending as a public health issue and supports efforts to find and implement evidence-based best practices for prevention, treatment, supervision, and public policy.
    • The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the ability of professionals to respond to children and families affected by abuse and violence. APSAC tries to fulfill this mission in a number of ways, most notably through providing education and other sources of information to professionals who work in the child maltreatment and related fields.