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RESEARCH RESOURCES
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ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS
Los Angeles County æ California æ National

Los Angeles County

A Community of Friends
http://www.acof.org

Alliance for Children's Rights
http://www.kids-alliance.org

Children’s Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles
http://www.chigla.org

Children's Law Center
http://www.clcla.org

The Community College Foundation
http://www.cccf.org

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA)
http://www.mhala.org

Public Counsel
http://www.publiccounsel.org

Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing

http://www.scanph.org

United Friends of the Children
http://www.unitedfriends.org 

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California

California Alliance of Child and Family Services
http://www.cacfs.org

California Association of Adoption Agencies
http://www.california-adoption.org

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
http://www.camft.org

California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates
http://www.camhpra.org

California Association of School Psychologists
http://www.casponline.org

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies
http://www.casra.org


California Budget Project
http://www.cbp.org

California Coalition for Mental Health
http://www.californiamentalhealth.org/

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies
http://www.cccmha.org

California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions
http://www.cimh.org

California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth
http://www.cmhacy.org

County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California
http://www.cmhda.org

California Psychiatric Association
http://www.calpsych.org


California Psychological Association
http://www.cpapsych.org


California Society for Clinical Social Work
http://clinicalsocialworksociety.org

California State Association of Counties
http://www.csac.counties.org

California Youth Connection
http://www.calyouthconn.org/

Community Residential Care Association of California
http://www.crcac.com

County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA)
http://cwda.org


Disability Rights California (formerly Protection and Advocacy, Inc.)
http://www.disabilityrightsca.org

Mental Health America of California (also known as Mental Health Association in California)
http://www.mhac.org

Mental Health Client Action Network
http://www.mhcan.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness, California Chapter
http://www.namicalifornia.org

National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter
http://www.naswca.org

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
http://www.ppic.org

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National

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org

American Association of Children’s Residential Centers
http://www.aacrc-dc.org

American Public Human Services Association
http://www.aphsa.org

American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psych.org

ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
http://www.archrespite.org

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
http://www.bazelon.org

Casey Family Programs
http://www.casey.org

Child Care Law Center
http://www.childcarelaw.org

Child Welfare League of America
http://www.cwla.org

Corporation for Supportive Housing
http://www.csh.org

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children
http://www.casaforchildren.org

Foster Care and Adoptive Community
http://www.fosterparents.com

Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect
http://www.ican4kids.org

Mental Health America
http://www.nmha.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org

National Council for Behavioral Health
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org

National Foster Care Coalition
http://www.nationalfostercare.org/

National Foster Parent Association
http://www.nfpainc.org

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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Los Angeles County æ California æ National


Los Angeles County

First 5 LA Commission
http://www.first5la.org

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
http://www.hacla.org

Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN)
http://ican.co.la.ca.us

Los Angeles County Auditor-Controller
http://auditor.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
http://bos.co.la.ca.us

    æ Agenda for Board of Supervisors’ Meetings 
         http://bos.co.la.ca.us/BoardMeeting/BoardAgendas.aspx


    æ Board of Supervisors’ Statements of Proceedings
        
http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/sop/

    æ Communications with the Board of Supervisors
        
http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Services/AssessmentAppeals/ContactUs.aspx

    æ Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Transcripts
        
http://lacounty.info/BOS/SOP/TRANSCRIPTS

Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office
http://ceo.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families
http://www.lachildrenscommission.org

Los Angeles County Community Development Commission
http://www.lacdc.org

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us

    æ Independent Living/Emancipation Program Website (ILPOnline)
        
http://www.ilponline.org

    æ Runaway and Abducted Foster Children
        
http://www.missingkidsla.org 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH)
http://www.lacdmh.org

    æ DMH Integrated System
        
http://lacdmh.lacounty.gov/hipaa/index.html

    æ Los Angeles County Mental Health Services Act Website
        
http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/about_dmh/mhsa

Los Angeles County Education Coordinating Council
http://www.educationcoordinatingcouncil.org

Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission
http://dmh.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dmh/about_dmh/mhc

Los Angeles County Probation Commission
http://probation.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/probation/about

Los Angeles County Probation Department
http://probation.co.la.ca.us

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Juvenile Courts
http://www.lacourt.org/division/juvenile/juvenile.aspx

Los Angeles County Superior Court, Mental Health Department
http://www.lacourt.org/division/mentalhealth/mentalhealth.aspx

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
http://www.lahsa.org

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California

California Courts
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
http://www.adp.ca.gov

California Department of Aging
http://www.aging.ca.gov

California Health & Human Services Agency (formerly Department of Health Services)
http://www.chhs.ca.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

California Department of Health Care Services
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov

California Department of Public Health
h
ttp://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx


    æ  Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP) for Prenatal Care
        
http://mcap.dhcs.ca.gov/Home/

    æ    Medi-Cal Coverage for Healthy Families Program Children
         
http://www.benefitscal.com/


    æ    Medi-Cal
         
http://www.medi-cal.ca.gov

    æ  Medi-Cal Redesign
        
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Documents/MCRedesignInitiatives/MCRdsgnFctShtUpd8_05.pdf

    æ HIPAA Information
        
http://lacdmh.lacounty.gov/hipaa/index.html


California Department of Health Care Services--Mental Health Services Division (MHSD)
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/MentalHealthPrograms-Svcs.aspx

 

    æ Mental Health Services Act Website
         http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/MH/Pages/MHSA.aspx


    æ Office of HIPAA Compliance
        
http://lacdmh.lacounty.gov/hipaa/index.html

California Department of Developmental Services
http://www.dds.ca.gov/

California Department of Education
http://www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Rehabilitation
http://www.adp.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services
http://ww.cdss.ca.gov/

    æ  Child Welfare Services Redesign
         http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/cfsweb/PG1519.htm


    æ Children and Family Services Division 
        
http://www.childsworld.ca.gov 

    æ Community Care Licensing
        
http://ccld.ca.gov 

California Legislative Analyst’s Office
http://www.lao.ca.gov

California Mental Health Planning Council
http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/mh/Pages/MH-PlanningCouncil.aspx

California State Assembly
http://www.assembly.ca.gov

California State Senate
http://www.sen.ca.gov

Commission on State Mandates
http://www.csm.ca.gov

Little Hoover Commission
http://www.lhc.ca.gov 

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National

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Youth Development
http://www.nrcyd.ou.edu/

National Conference of State Legislatures
http://www.ncsl.org

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/mentalhealthcommission/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Office of The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
http://aspe.hhs.gov/_/index.cfm

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov

    æ National Institute on Aging
        
http://www.nia.nih.gov

    æ National Institute of Mental Health
         
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Administration on Aging 
http://www.aoa.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Administration for Children and Families 
http://www.acf.hhs.gov

    æ Child Welfare Information Gateway – Adoption Information
         http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/

    
    æ Child Welfare Information Gateway - Child Abuse and Neglect Information
         http://www.childwelfare.gov/can/


    æ National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
        
http://www.ncfy.com

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Healthcare 411
http://healthcare411.ahrq.gov/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
http://www.cms.hhs.gov

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov

    æ Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
        
http://beta.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/csap

    æ National Mental Health Information Center
        
http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx

U.S. Department of Justice,
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
http://www.ojjdp.gov/

U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov

U.S. Senate
http://www.senate.gov

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NONPROFIT RESOURCES
Los Angeles County æ California æ National


Los Angeles County

Center for Nonprofit Management
http://www.cnmsocal.org

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California

California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits)
http://calnonprofits.org

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National

Action Without Borders (Idealist.org)
http://www.idealist.org

Alliance for Nonprofit Management
http://www.allianceonline.org

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RESEARCH RESOURCES

Center for Health and Public Policy Studies (UC Berkeley)
http://chpps.berkeley.edu

Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research (Duke University)
http://chpir.org/

Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities (UCLA)
http://healthychild.ucla.edu

Center for Mental Health in Schools (UCLA)
http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu

Center for Quality Assessment and Improvement in Mental Health
http://www.cqaimh.org

Chapin Hall Center for Children (University of Chicago)
http://www.chapinhall.org

Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org

Child Welfare Research Center (UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare)
http://cssr.berkeley.edu/research_units/cwrc/index.html

Children’s Advocacy Institute (University of San Diego School of Law)
http://www.caichildlaw.org

Children’s Research Center
http://www.nccdglobal.org/what-we-do/children-s-research-center

DrugWatch
www.drugwatch.com

Future of Children (Princeton University/Brookings Institution)
http://www.futureofchildren.org

Kids Count (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
http://www.aecf.org/kidscount

Los Angeles County Almanac
http://www.laalmanac.com

LONGSCAN - Longitudinal Studies on Child Abuse and Neglect (UNC, Chapel Hill)
http://www.iprc.unc.edu/longscan

National Center for Children in Poverty (Columbia University)
http://www.nccp.org/

National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (Cornell University)
http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu

National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (Hunter College School of Social Work)
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/

RAND Corporation Research on Children and Families
http://www.rand.org/research_areas/children/index.html

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LAWS, REGULATIONS, & POLICIES
Los Angeles County æ California æ National

Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Code and Charter
https://www.municode.com/library/ca/los_angeles_county/codes/code_of_ordinances

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services,
Child Welfare Policy Manual
http://policy.dcfs.lacounty.gov/default.htm

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Policy Updates
http://policysubscription.dcfs.lacounty.gov/

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, FYI Bulletins
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us/Policy/FYI/TOCFYI.HTM

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