The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is the largest and most influential study of the relationship between childhood adversity and long term health.  The AVA ACE Study DVD contains the most comprehensive description of the ACE Study findings and replications of those findings among a general population sample in Washington State and other similar findings from large nationally representative samples. The DVD features plenary addresses by the ACE Study Co-Investigators, Drs. Vincent Felitti and Rob Anda along with discussion by Dr. Frank Putnam, an internationally renowned childhood trauma researcher and child psychiatrist. The DVD also includes individual interviews with Drs. Felitti and Anda along with an interview with Dr. David Williamson, the obesity researcher and CDC epidemiologist who, after hearing Dr. Felitti speak in 1990 about his clinical observations of increased rates of child sexual abuse among obese women in his San Diego Kaiser Permanente Preventive Medicine Program, introduced Dr. Felitti to Dr. Anda who then developed the methodology, oversaw the research and supervised the scientific publications from the ACE study. To date, there have been more than 60 scientific publications from the ACE Study. Dr. Putnam describes how the ACE Study “changed the landscape” regarding how researchers and clinicians look at childhood trauma. Select this link for details and ordering. Pay just $45 when ordering through APSAC.

To receive your discount, be sure to select “APSAC” when presented with the question,
“Where did you hear about the AVA ACE DVD?”.

NCTSN Knowledge Bank

“The nation’s source for up-to-date and scientific information on child and adolescent trauma.”
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers an online research tool for those looking for information. APSAC is excited to offer a link to this fabulous resource tool. ClickKnowledge Bank.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Web-Based Training

A grant awarded from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the US Department of Health and Human Services offers FREE WEB-BASED LEARNING COURSE with 10 free credits for taking the training on TRAUMA-FOCUSED COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.

The Web site was made possible through grant award No. 1-UD1-SM56070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Benjamin E. Saunders, Ph.D., Project Director and Malcolm Gordon, Ph.D., SAMHSA Project Officer.

FAQ’s on Child Abuse and Neglect

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
The National Center has a mission to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States.
Contact: 801-627-3399 Don’t Shake

Institute for Human Services (IHS)/North American Resource Center for Child Welfare (NARCCW)
NARCCW is an umbrella organization working to achieve best practices in child welfare.

The Family Preservation Institute (FPI)
The Institutes mission is to serve as a national center for the development and dissemination of Family Preservation knowledge and skills.
Contact: 505.646.7567 Email or Web site

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

International Association of Forensic Nurses
International Association of Forensic Nurses Professional organization of registered nurses formed exclusively to develop, promote, and disseminate information about forensic nursing.

The Office for Victims of Crime Training Calendar
Provides victim service professionals with tools to build their technical skills and enhance their knowledge of victim service issues.

The National Exchange Club Foundation
Provides information on physical child abuse, sexual child abuse, neglect, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect, provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Kempe Children’s Center
Provides information for parents and other consumers regarding child abuse.

Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Provides resources to promote the health and well-being of abused and traumatized children and their families.

Children’s Defense Fund
Provides information is also available on infant mortality rates, prenatal care, low birth weight, teenage

Child Welfare League of America
Provides information on child advocacy, statistics on abuse and neglect, foster care, and child welfare.

National Children’s Alliance
Provides information about state statutes.

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
Acquires and disseminates micro data (not statistics or reports) from federally funded or voluntarily contributed research projects all over the U.S. The Archive also distributes the data from significant national data collection efforts such as the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, and the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Provides a comprehensive collection and distribution center for information, research and emerging policy on sexual violence intervention and prevention.

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Improves the effectiveness of the nation’s juvenile courts.

The Safer Society Foundation

Stop it Now!
Stop it Now! offers communities the hope and tools they need to prevent sexual abuse before a child is harmed.

Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute
The Child Molestation Research & Prevention Institute is a national, scene-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse through research and education.

Child Custody Law
Child Custody Law is an exclusive legal website dedicated to educating the public on Child Custody and guiding the public to legal representation in your area. The information provided on Child Custody Law is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered

NSPPC Inform: The online child protection resource.
The UK’s only free, online, specialized child protection resource for practitioners, researchers, trainers, policy-makers and other professionals working to protect children. Over 30,000 child protection related references.

Foster Care Associates
FCA provide the opportunity for even the most challenging children in our care to achieve their full potential and to live fulfilling lives in the community.

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.

WWSF Women’s World Summit Foundation is a Swiss Foundation and international NGO with UN consultative status. It offers on a yearly basis thanks to the World Days and Prize Awards it created over the past 10 years, recognition and visibility for rural womens development projects and for child rights organizations that focus on child abuse prevention activities. WWSF also offers training sessions and participates in numerous UN/INGO working groups.
Secretariat : 11 Avenue de la Paix, Ch-1202 Geneva P.O.Box 2001, 1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 738.66.19 / Fax +41 (0) 22 738.82.48
Email: / Web:

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
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.
Contact: 847.482.9028 E-mail: or Web

Parents for Megan’s Law
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault

National Fatherhood Initiative
National Fatherhood Initiative’s mission is to improve the well being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers. We accomplish our mission through, educating, equipping and engaging. For more information contact 301.948.0599 or 

Other Associations and Journals

International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and NeglectAssociation for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The National Parent Information NetworkThe National District Attorney’s Association

Child Abuse & Neglect

Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research & Treatment

Child Maltreatment Criminal Justice & BehaviorJournal of Consulting & Clinical PsychologyThe Future of Children

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