Coalition Partners

Committee for Children is a member of several national coalitions working to advance policies that improve the well-being of children. Through our coalition work, we leverage a rich network of voices and resources that affect policy decisions at the federal level and raise awareness about issues affecting children across America. Here’s a list of the coalitions we belong to.


The National Trauma Campaign

Committee for Children joined the National Trauma Campaign, founded by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice. The campaign supports local and state leaders in having regular communication with congressional offices to provide evidence on the science of and research on childhood trauma, share information about trauma initiatives already taking place within congressional districts and states, and partner to create policies and passable legislation that promote healthy and resilient communities.

Visit the National Trauma Campaign Website

The Coalition for Grieving Students

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students is a collaboration of leading professional organizations representing classroom educators (including teachers, paraprofessionals, and other instructional staff), principals, assistant principals, superintendents, school board members, central office staff, student-support personnel (including school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, school social workers, and others), and other school professionals who’ve come together with a common conviction: grieving students need the support and care of the school community.

Visit the Coalition to Support Grieving Students Website

National Child Abuse Coalition

The National Child Abuse Coalition advocates preventative measures to avoid child abuse, neglect, and maltreatment of children before families come to the attention of child welfare and protective services. The coalition is involved in educating members of Congress and the administration on the science of prevention and treatment programs, as well as supporting legislation that advances preventative measures.

Visit the National Child Abuse Coalition website.

Children’s Budget Coalition

The Children’s Budget Coalition is dedicated to making children and families the priority in federal policy and budget decisions. Their mission is to ensure that all the nation’s children have equal opportunity to reach their full potential, through the support of federal policy that invests in children. Their work includes communication to Congress and the administration urging the prioritization of children in budget legislation.

Visit the Children’s Budget Coalition website.

Injury & Violence Prevention Network

The Injury and Violence Prevention Network is a group of national organizations that support injury and violence prevention policies at the national level, advocating federal funding for injury and violence prevention. Strengthening the practice of violence prevention includes support for educational opportunities, training, and professional development for those within the injury and violence prevention field.

Visit the Injury & Violence Prevention Network website.

Title IV-A Coalition

The Title IV-A Coalition is an alliance comprising more than 60 national organizations working together to advocate maximum funding of the flexible block grant, which is authorized at $1.6 billion for FY 2018 under Title IV, part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The block grant, known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, is designed to ensure that high-needs districts have access to programs that foster safe and healthy students, provide students with a well-rounded education, and increase the effective use of technology in the nation’s schools. The coalition believes that if fully funded and administered, the SSAE grant program has the potential to adequately support school districts in their central mission of providing students with the skills, resources, and supports they need to succeed.

Visit the Title IV-A Coalition website.

Aspen Institute National Commission of Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership and the exchange of ideas about some of the world’s most complex problems. The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development exists as a forum of leaders who advocate the integration of social, emotional, and academic development in preK–12 education. The commission presents research and case studies that illustrate the science behind the success of social-emotional learning curricula. Compiling data from teachers, parents, and students in communities across the country, the commission explores how schools can fully integrate social, emotional, and academic development to support the whole student.

Visit the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development website.

National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation (Prevention Coalition)

The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (the Prevention Coalition) was formed as a means of coordination and collaboration among a wide variety of organizations and individuals committed to sexual abuse prevention. The coalition is committed to prevention and working together as like-minded leaders with a unified voice in the field to advance the work being done collectively. The coalition supports the belief that the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation is possible and is fundamental to protecting children from experiencing physical and psychological trauma.

Visit the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation website.

National Safe Schools Partnership

In the words of the Partnership, “The National Safe Schools Partnership is a coalition of over 100 organizations, led by GLSEN, consisting of leading national education, health, civil rights, youth development and other organizations committed to ensuring that America’s schools are safe for all children. To that end, members of the Partnership have joined together to support policy recommendations based on concrete research and experience. Members of the National Safe Schools Partnership are committed to supporting federal legislation that will comprehensively address the issues of bullying and harassment.”

Visit the National Safe Schools Partnership page on the GLSEN website.