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•   Child Welfare Information Gateway
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•   National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children
•   Tennessee Meth and Pharmaceutical Task Force
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•   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Injury and Violence Prevention Control
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•   American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
•   National Criminal Justice Reference Service
•   National Resource Center for Child Protective Services
•   Recommended publications found on the above link are identified in the document Portable Guides to Investigating Child Abuse
•   Collective Med
•   Drug Enforcement Agency Fact Sheet

CPS Investigator Training Academy

• Jones, L.M.,Cross, T.E., Walsh, W.A., & Simone, M. (2007). Do children’s advocacy centers improve families’ experiences of child sexual abuse investigations? Child Abuse and Neglect, 31, 1069-1085.

• Walsh, W.A., Lipper, T., Cross, T.E., Maurice, D.M., & Daivson, K.S. (2008). Which sexual abuse victims receive a forensic medical examination? The impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31, 1053-1068.


• Walsh, W.A., Lipper, T., Cross, T.E., Maurice, D.M., & Daivson, K.S. (2008). How long to prosecute child sexual abuse for a community using a children’s advocacy center and two comparison communities? Child Maltreatment, 13(1).3-13.


• Formby, J., Shadoin, A. L., Shao, L., Magnuson, S. N., & Overmann, L. B. (2006). Cost-Benefit analysis of community responses to child maltreatment: A comparison of communities with and without child advocacy center. (Research Report No. 06-3). Huntsville, AL: National Children’s Advocacy Center.


• Cross, T.P., Jones, L.M., Walsh, W.A., Simone, M., & Kolko, D.J. (2007). Child forensic interviewing in children’s advocacy centers: Empirical data on a practice model. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31, 1031-1052.


• Sugar, N. F., Taylor, J. A., Feldman, K. W. & the Puget Sound Pediatric Research Network. (1999). Bruises in Infants and Toddlers: Those Who Don’t Cruise Rarely Bruise. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 153(4):399-403.

• Christian, C. W., & Block, R. (2009). Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Children. American Academy of Pediatrics. 123;1409.

• Lanning, K. V. (2010). Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.