PAT Resources

Parents as Teachers
PAT National Center website

Nurses For Newborns
A safety net for families most at risk; to help prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect through home based programs that provide education, healthcare and positive parenting skills. Founded in 1991. NFNF is a nurse homevisiting agency. They have programs that serve teen moms, the mentally or physically challenged, infants that are sick, and general population families in need. In addition to the medical component of thier programs NFNF assists families in getting connected with any additional medical, social or government services they may need.

Give Kids A Smile
Providing free dental care and education for underserved children.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
More than 25 national programs are available in the areas of education, alcohol and drug prevention, gang prevention, and leadership development. More than three million children are served at over 3,000 clubs, helping young people across the country gain competence, usefulness, and a sense of belonging.

Children’s Defense Fund
Through its national headquarters and state and local offices around the country, CDF does programmatic and policy work on behalf of children most vulnerable to being left behind. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all children by educating the nation about the needs of children and encouraging preventive investment before children get into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization developing and promoting policies and programs to protect America’s children and strengthen America’s families. CWLA’s 1,000 plus member agencies are involved in prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, positive youth development programs, child day care, and prevention and treatment of chemical dependency.

Healthy Child Healthy World 
The  Children’s Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC), an organization dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures, turned 16 this year and has grown and expanded by improving their strategy and more noticeably their name to Healthy Child Healthy World.

DARE America 
Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a police officer-led classroom program for antidrug, antigang, and antiviolence education for children from kindergarten through senior high school. Sessions address resisting peer pressure and learning to cope with problems in positive ways.

Kids and Cars
Kids in Cars is devoted to keeping children safe in or around vehicles. Currently no federal or state agency is collecting data related to deaths and injuries that occur as non-traffic incidents. Kids In Cars maintains a national database to evaluate the circumstances and consequences of leaving children unattended in or around motor vehicles. They provide interactive tools and safety tips for parents and provide literature to legislation to help protect our most precious cargo.