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Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota supports local communities by promoting and assisting in the development, growth and continuation of Children's Advocacy Centers to enhance North Dakota's response to child abuse. North Dakota has three children’s advocacy centers:

  • Sanford Health Dakota Children’s Advocacy Center in Bismarck: (701) 323-5626
  • Red River Children’s Advocacy Center in Fargo: (701) 234-4583
  • University of North Dakota Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center in Minot:
    (701) 852-0836

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. Their website provides a wealth of resources to individuals and professionals dealing with child trauma.

The National Children’s Advocacy Center models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

The National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization, dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. They offer a state-by-state listing of Children’s Advocacy Centers; community-based facilities where members of the child protection, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, medical and mental health communities provide abused children and their families with comprehensive, coordinated services and support.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services provides services that help vulnerable North Dakotans of all ages to maintain or enhance their quality of life, which may be threatened by lack of financial resources, emotional crises, disabling conditions, or an inability to protect themselves. They support the provision of services and care as close to home as possible to maximize each person's independence while preserving the dignity of all individuals and respecting their constitutional and civil rights. (701) 328-2310 or (800) 472-2622.

Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota is committed to a safe and nurturing environment, free from abuse and neglect, for all children. They offer public awareness and education, training and technical assistance, and advocacy. They have free educational materials, posters, and magnets and a no-charge video and book lending library.

The Treatment Collaborative for Traumatized Youth is a network of clinicians whose mission is to implement, evaluate, and sustain the practice of evidence-based mental health treatments for children who have experienced traumatic life events. The TCTY provides clinicians with the opportunity to refer and consult with other trauma informed professionals in the collaborative.

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