USA

Development of ARC (Advocacy, Relationship, Coordination)

Organization: Legal Services for Childrenarc
Project: Development of ARC (Advocacy, Relationship, Coordination)
Location:  California, USA
Target group:

In order to stabilize the lives of children and youth and help them realize their full potential, Legal Services for Children (LSC) provides free legal and social services to children and youth in need. LSC’s in-house attorneys and social workers, as well as the organization’s pro bono attorneys, provide every client with comprehensive, holistic services to enable the children to achieve safety and stability, and avoid unnecessary placement in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Each year, LSC serves over 2,500 children and provides comprehensive representation to approximately 600 youth.

Childhood supports the development of ARC (Advocacy, Relationship, Coordination) to enhance agency response to child trauma and part of establishing services at the Center for Youth Wellness.

Read more: www.lsc-sf.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

Peer Health Exchange

Organization: Peer Health Exchange (PHE)phe
Project: Curriculum development
Location:
  San Francisco/Bay Area , USA
Target group:

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) was founded in 1999 by six Yale undergraduates, who began teaching health workshops in New Haven public schools in order to fill the gap left by an underfunded, understaffed district health program. PHE train college student volunteers to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

Childhood supports PHE San Francisco/Bay Area with curriculum development.

Read more: www.peerhealthexchange.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

Residential Maternity Program

Organization: Children’s Harborchildrensharbor
Project: Residential Maternity Program
Location: Florida, USA
Target group: , families at risk, children in alternative care

Children’s Harbor, founded in 1996 and located in southern Florida, provides a comprehensive direct services model to children in need, via community based services for the prevention and intervention of abuse and neglect; a family-style residential setting for foster care children; outpatient mental health services for children and families; a step-down foster care program, including a foster care teen maternity residence.

Childhood supports the Residential Maternity Program.

Read more: www.childrensharbor.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

 

GOLD (Girls Owning and Living their Dreams)

Organization: Kristi Housekristi house
Project: GOLD (Girls Owning and Living their Dreams)
Location: Florida, USA
Target group:

Kristi House serves as the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) for Miami, FL, and was created in 1994. Kristi House is operating its programs based on national, best practices model of CACs throughout the United States and serves over 800 child victims of sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers annually, of which the vast majority are extremely low or low income households. Kristi House provides community-wide services for children and teens that need support around undisclosed and untreated child sexual abuse, which often have damaging consequences for the greater community in the form of teen pregnancies, commercial sexual exploitation, increased drug use, delinquency, as well as family incest and violence.

Childhood previously supported Project GOLD (Girls Owning and Living their Dreams); Kristi House has received funding to provide prevention services to child-centered organizations, parents, businesses and community groups to build awareness of child sexual abuse prevention from the standpoint of adult responsibility for children’s safety.

Read more: www.kristihouse.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

 

Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Program

Organization: The Bridge for YouthThe Bridge for Youth
Project: Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Program
Location: Minnesota, USA
Target group:

For over 34 years, The Bridge has worked with youth and families in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, providing immediate shelter and safety for youth in crisis, with caring and experienced counselors to help them find solutions to the difficulties they face. The Bridge works with both parents and youth, helping them resolve family conflicts and rediscover their common ground. The Bridge helps young people reconnect with their families, schools and communities; it strengthens families and helps prevent youth homelessness. The Bridge's services are free and confidential, and available 24 hours a day.

Childhood supports the Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Program.

Read more: www.bridgeforyouth.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

 

S.I.S.T.E.R.S

Organization: YouthLink sisters
Project: S.I.S.T.E.R.S.
Location: Minnesota, USA
Target group: Street children

YouthLink is one of the largest nonprofit youth service providers in the Twin Cities, specializing in the multiple needs of homeless and precariously housed youth (14-21), including street outreach, emergency crisis assistance, basic needs support, housing placement services, and education/career/life transition planning.

Childhood supports the S.I.S.T.E.R.S. program.

Read more: www.youthlinkmn.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

 

Chances for Children in Highbridge and Riverdale

Organization: Chances for ChildrenChances-for-children
Project: Chances for Children in Highbridge and Riverdale
Location: New York, USA
Target group: Families at risk

Chances for Children, in collaboration with Highbridge Community Life Center (HCLC), provides mental health support and services for young families and children 0-5 years old in Highbridge, a poorly serviced, high-risk neighborhood in the Bronx. The collaboration between CFC ad HLCL began in 2008 as part of the Chances for Children: Kingsbridge-Highbridge Project. Chances for Children is also providing training of their curriculum at the Riverdale Mental Health Association (RMHA), with the goal of instituting training for social workers in their model.

Childhood supports the Chances for Children in Highbridge and Riverdale, and a Development Grant.

Read more: www.chancesforchildren-ny.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

 

Bounce! - a peer mentoring and post-traumatic treatment program

Organization: Family Advocacy Program (FAP)bounce
Project: Bounce! - a peer mentoring and post-traumatic treatment program
Location: New York, USA
Target group:

Family Advocacy Program (FAP) is part of the Children's Advocacy Centers, a nationwide network of treatment centers for children who have been sexually abused and traumatized. FAP employs a staff of psychologists, social workers and an MD who together with a team of law enforcement personnel from the DA's office, conduct forensic interviews with the children who have been sexually assaulted, abused and exploited, to assess trauma, identify perpetrators, and to inform and alert law enforcement as well as the mental health community to take further action and/or to care for the victim/s.

The repeated telling of abuse is in itself traumatic for children. The FAP program is built on a model that tries to minimize the trauma to the child by gathering all parties in one location so that the child must recount his or her experience only once.

Childhood supports Bounce!, a peer mentoring and post-traumatic treatment program to enhance resilience among abused children.

Read more: www.familyadvocacy.net/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

Creative Arts Therapy Program

Organization: Northside Center for Child DevelopmentNorthside
Project: Creative Arts Therapy Program
Location: New York, USA
Target group: Families at risk

Located in Harlem, New York, the Northside Center for Child Development has long been established in the community serving children and families in this part of New York City. The Center provides a range of services, including evaluating, diagnosing, treating and educating hundreds of children and their families each year. The organization was founded in 1946 with a mission to foster the development of healthy children and families by providing comprehensive, individualized mental health services and remedial education programs.

Childhood supports the Creative Arts Therapy Program.

Read more: www.northsidecenter.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

Health program in NYC schools

Organization: Peer Health Exchange (PHE)phe
Project: Program in NYC schools
Location: New York, USA
Target group:

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) was founded in 1999 by six Yale undergraduates, who began teaching health workshops in New Haven public schools in order to fill the gap left by an underfunded, understaffed district health program. PHE train college student volunteers to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.

Childhood supports the program in NYC schools.

Read more: www.peerhealthexchange.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

GRADS

Organization: GRADSGrads
Project: Comprehensive support around parenting teens
Location: Ohio, USA
Target group: , families at risk

GRADS is an in-school educational program providing classes, service coordination and support for pregnant and parenting teens enrolled in the Lawrence County Vocational School District. The state of Ohio approved curriculum topics include: healthy prenatal and neonatal care, nurturing healthy children and establishing healthy families, relationships, and economic independence. The goal of the program is to provide a comprehensive support around the parenting teens, including daycare and transportation to enable them to continue their education.

Childhood supports the GRADS program.

Read more: www.ode.state.oh.us/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org

Children of Prostituted Mothers Project

Organization: Global Health Promise (GHB)ghb
Project: Children of Prostituted Mothers Project
Location: Oregon, USA
Target group: , families at risk

Founded by Brian Willis, Global Health Promise (GHB) conducts research, primarily focusing on social, mental and public health issues of families at risk, in this case children of prostituted mothers, children at risk for or victims of sexual trafficking, and public health issues surrounding this population. GHB is one of the only organizations dedicated to this group of children globally. Dr. Katherine Welsh, is principal physician for GHB.

Childhood supports the Children of Prostituted Mothers Project; and for GHP to participate in the 'Women Deliver' conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, highlighting the situation for this group of children.

Read more: www.globalhealthpromise.org/

Contact person at Childhood:
Charlotte Brandin
charlotte.brandin@childhood-usa.org