Associations

Education, Child Care & Family Services

  • Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

    As the world's largest fitness educator, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) delivers comprehensive cognitive and practical education for fitness professionals, grounded in industry research, using both traditional and innovative modalities. AFAA upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice.
    http://www.afaa.com/
  • After-School All-Stars

    A non-profit organization servicing students after-school in academics, sports, and enrichments. We are always looking for activity leaders in various backgrounds to assist in dance, yoga, sports, fashion, cooking, and etc.
    http://www.sdafterschoolallstars.org
  • Aging with Dignity

    Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm and safeguard the human dignity of individuals as they age and to promote better care for those near the end of life. The life and work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta served as the inspirational foundation of Aging with Dignity.
    http://www.agingwithdignity.org
  • Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society

    The Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS)is an organization of professionals dedicated to an open and free discussion of these issues, and to an understanding of the values that underlie alternative visions of the food and agricultural systems.
    http://afhvs.org
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    The mission of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
    http://www.aacap.org/
  • American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
    http://www.eatright.org/
  • American Academy of Audiology

    The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 10,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
    http://www.audiology.org
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1953. It is a membership based organization, composed of over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Its members actively research, evaluate, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders and pride themselves on giving direction to and responding quickly to new developments in addressing the health care needs of children and their families.
    http://www.aacap.org
  • American Academy of Religion

    In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The American Academy of Religion's mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion. As a learned society and professional association of teachers and research scholars, the American Academy of Religion has over 10,000 members who teach in some 1,000 colleges, universities, seminaries, and schools in North America and abroad. The Academy is dedicated to furthering knowledge of religion and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. This is accomplished through Academy-wide and regional conferences and meetings, publications, programs, and membership services.
    http://www.aarweb.org
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

  • American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry

    The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry is an organization of psychiatrists interested in the application of psychodynamic psychotherapy in clinical practice and in understanding emotional aspects of culture and art.
    http://www.aapdp.org/
  • American Anthropological Association

    Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology.
    http://www.aaanet.org
  • American Associate Degree Early Childhood Educators

    The purpose of ACCESS is to support and advocate for associate degree programs that provide professional development to those who teach and care for young children from birth through age 8 across a variety of settings - public elementary schools, Head Start programs, child care centers and homes, and other community early childhood programs.
    http://www.accessece.org
  • American Association for Emergency Psychiatry

    The American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP) is a multidisciplinary organization that serves as the voice of emergency mental health. The membership includes directors of psychiatric emergency services, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, educators and other professionals involved in emergency psychiatry.The AAEP sponsors educational programs and provides a network of experts to address clinical, educational, administrative, research and legal problems.
    http://emergencypsychiatry.org/
  • American Association for Agricultural Education

    American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) is dedicated to studying, applying, and promoting the teaching and learning processes in agriculture.
    http://aaaeonline.org
  • American Association for Caregiver Education

    A non-profit association that focuses on developing the skills and education regarding the non-clinical side of care for family caregivers
    http://caregivered.org/index.html
  • American Association for Health Education

    The mission of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) is to advance the profession by serving health educators and others who strive to promote the health of all people through education and other systematic strategies.
    http://www.aahperd.org/aahe
  • American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation

    The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is a membership association of professors, students, teachers, fitness professionals, recreation instructors, and community leaders who promote lifelong physical activity, adapted physical education, and recreation sports and leisure activities among people of all ages and abilities.
    http://www.aahperd.org/aapar
  • American Association for Technology in Psychiatry

    The American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (AATP), a nonprofit membership organization of physicians and mental health professionals dedicated to the development and use of information technology to improve the quality and availability of psychiatric and mental health care.
    http://tecpsych.com/
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

    The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGC) is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. It is dedicated to promoting the mental health and well being of older people and improving the care of those with late-life mental disorders. AAGP’s mission is to enhance the knowledge base and standard of practice in geriatric psychiatry through education and research and to advocate for meeting the mental health needs of older Americans.
    http://www.aagponline.org/
  • American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination

    The American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC) is a membership organization dedicated to supporting long-term care professionals provide quality care for nursing home residents across the nation. Since their founding in 1999, AANAC has earned the reputation as the premier resource and network for long-term care professionals involved in the RAI/MDS process. Now with more than 14,000 members, AANAC is committed to the success of the entire interdisciplinary team and delivers accurate and timely information, educational opportunities, advocacy in legislation, and a peer-community of support.
    http://www.aanac.org/
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

    The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to enhance PK-12 student learning.
    http://aacte.org/
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

    The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent more than 2,600 institutions and agencies in the United States and in over 40 countries around the world.
    http://www.aacrao.org
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

    A association for FCS professionals who practice in multiple settings, including early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life.
    http://www.aafcs.org/
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, California Affiliate

    Members of this professional associations are educators, counselors, nutritionists, scientists, researchers, designers, administrators, consultants, and more. Members are committed to achieving optimum well-being for families and individuals.
    http://www.aafcs-ca.org/ca