Advocacy

Child Care Aware® of America

Child Care Aware® of America, formerly National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRA), www.naccrra.org, is the nation’s leading voice for child care. They promote national policies and partnerships to advance the development and learning of all children and provides vision, leadership and support to community Child Care Resource & Referral agencies.
  

Child Care Aware® of Kansas

Child Care Aware® of Kansas, http://www.ks.childcareaware.org/, is a non-profit organization that strives to ensure that families have access to affordable, high-quality child care. They lead projects, support trainings and advocate for positive changes that impact the lives of children and families.
  

Children 's Defense Fund

Children's Defense Fund (CDF), http://www.childrensdefense.org/, is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to provide a strong, effective voice for all children. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before children get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
  

Children's Partnership

Children's Partnership, http://www.childrenspartnership.org//AM/Templachildte.cfm?Section=Home , is a national, non-profit organization with a mission to inform leaders and the public about the needs of  America's children. The Partnership undertakes research and policy analysis, publishes reports and multimedia materials, and forges new alliances among parents, policymakers and the private sector to achieve tangible gains for children.
  

Child Trends, Inc.

Child Trends, Inc., www.childtrends.org, is a non-profit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth and families through research, data collection and data analysis.
  

Child Welfare League of America

Child Welfare League of America, http://www.cwla.org, is the largest national non-profit organization devoted to the development and promotion of policies and programs designed to protect America's children and strengthen America's families.
  

Children NOW

Children NOW, www.childrennow.org, is a national children's advocacy organization that utilizes research and mass communications to make the well‐being of children a priority across the nation. This site includes a directory of children's resources available on the web.
  

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The Kansas 24 hour reporting hotline is 800-922-5330.
  

Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters, http://www.everychildmatters.org/, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization working to make children, youth and families a national political priority.
  

Kansas Action for Children

Kansas Action for Children, www.kac.org, is a leading child advocacy organization in Kansas. Through support from individuals and private foundations, KAC has worked alongside legislators and community leaders to achieve tremendous results on behalf of the 700,000 kids who call Kansas "home."
  

Kansas Legal Services Children's Advocacy Resource Center Kansas
Legal Services

http://www.kansaslegalservices.org operates the Children’s Advocacy Resource Center, a resource of
information for guardians at litem, social workers, judges and child advocates. 1‐877‐298‐2674.
  

National Women's Law Center

http://www.nwlc.org/index.cfm is working to improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of child care, with a special emphasis on ways to expand public and private financing of the changes needed to achieve these goals.
  

Partnership for Children

http://www.pfc.org works to improve conditions for children and youth in the Greater Kansas City area by mobilizing community advocates to work on behalf on children.
  

Voices for America's Children

http://www.voices.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=22807 is a national organization devoted to building the capacity of state and local child advocacy organizations. Voices establishes links between state and local child advocates and national experts, and provides a clearinghouse of information on issues affecting children and effective advocacy.