Advocates for Youth

Mission

"Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health." (http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/about/vision.htm)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth, and Families

Mission

"AIDS Alliance advances the partnership between consumers and providers ñ we are the voice of women, children, youth and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS."
(http://www.aids-alliance.org/about/mission.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | AIDS and HIV | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Coalition for Fathers and Children

Mission

"We, the members of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, hereby dedicate ourselves and our efforts to the creation of a family law system, legislative system, and public awareness which promotes equal rights for ALL parties affected by divorce, and the breakup of a family or establishment of paternity. It is our belief through our involvement and dedication, we can have a positive effect on the emotional and psychological well-being of children." (http://www.acfc.org/about.htm)

Issue areas: Children and Family | Women and Men | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Children Now

Mission

"Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school. Recognized for its expertise in media as a tool for change, Children Now designs its strategies to improve children's lives while at the same time helping America build a sustained commitment to putting children first." (http://www.childrennow.org/aboutcn.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Children's Defense Fund

Mission

"The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind® and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown." (http://www.childrensdefense.org/aboutus.php)

Issue areas: Children and Family 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Children's Rights Council

Mission

"CRC works to assure a child the frequent, meaningful and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would normally have during a marriage. We work to strengthen families through education, favoring family formation and family preservation. Unlike many other organizations with some of the same concerns, CRC is genderless; we are not a women's group nor a men's group. Rather, we advocate what we believe to be in the best interests of children including the Children's Bill of Rights." (http://www.gocrc.org/orgF.html)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Mission

"NAEYC's mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. " (http://www.naeyc.org/about/mission)

Issue areas: Children and Family | Education
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National SAFE KIDS Campaign

Mission

"The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury — the number one killer of children ages 14 and under."
(http://www.safekids.org/tier2_rl.cfm?folder_id=184)

Issue areas: Children and Family | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Parents Television Council

Mission

"Now more than 860,000 members strong and growing every day, the Parents Television Council (PTC) was established in 1995 as a nonpartisan group, offering private sector solutions to restore television to its roots as an independent and socially responsible entertainment medium." (http://www.parentstv.org)

Issue areas: Children and Family
2012 Influence Indicators:
2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile