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The Association for Child and Youth Care Practice, Inc. An organization of state and regional associations, agencies, and professionals committed to improving the field of child and youth care National Network for Youth With more than 700 direct members and 1,500 constituents involved in its regional and state networks, the National Network informs public policy, educates the public and strengthens the field of youth work
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations A national body established to serve as a coordinating and networking organization for provincial and territorial Child and Youth Care Associations National Independent Living Association NILA is committed to the enhancement of independent living and transitional living services for older at-risk youth and their families
Association for Experiential Education The Association is committed to support professional development, theoretical advancement, and evaluation in the field of experiential education worldwide National Association of Child Care Workers An independent, non-profit organisation in South Africa which provides the professional training and infrastructure to promote healthy child and youth development and to improve standards of care and treatment for troubled children and youth at risk in family, community and residential group care settings
National Association for Multicultural Education NAME believes that multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or exceptionality National Association of Social Workers NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies
Irish Association of Social Workers The national organisation of professional social workers in the Republic of Ireland National Association of Black Social Workers
International Society for Mobile Youth Work Aims to improve the life situation of children and youths on the streets, in Europe as well as worldwide, according to the Children's Right Convention, by exchange of experience and know-how in the field of social work, street work and Mobile Youth Work. Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups A not-for-profit organization of group workers and friends who support its program of advocacy and action for practice, education, research and writing about social work with groups
American Public Health Association The oldest and largest organization of public health professionals in the world, representing more than 50,000 members from over 50 occupations of public health American Sociological Association A non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good
American Counseling Association Dedicated to the growth and development of the counseling profession and those who are served  

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