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Children, Youth and Family Websites

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Childstats.gov

Provides statistical reports on the status of U.S. children and their families, including population, family characteristics, economic security, health, environment, education. From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
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Kids First!

Evaluates, rates, and endorses video, film, software, and other media products designed for children using a volunteer, community-based jury comprising professionals, teachers, parents, and children. Reviews, articles, and newsletter.
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Chapin Hall Center for Children

A research center located at the University of Chicago that informs policymakers, service providers, and administrators on issues affecting the well being of children. Projects, publications, and newsletter.
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Parents Helping Parents

Free and ongoing support groups throughout Massachusetts for parents, or other adults in a parenting role, who feel isolated, overwhelmed, or afraid of their anger towards their children. Parent stories, group locations, and volunteer and donation opportunities.
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Working With Children Checks

Explains the compulsory screening system in Western Australia, and the legislation on which it is based. Also provides forms, factsheets and FAQ.
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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Works to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through programs that educate, influence public policy, disseminate information and publish research findings.
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Childwelfare.com

Provides publications and data at the state and national level on adoption, child abuse, welfare reform, foster care, and child poverty.
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Deliver The Dream

A respite and retreat program that serves families facing serious illness or crisis by helping them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress and cultivate relationships. Press releases, newsletter, information on retreat weekends, and volunteer opportunities.
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Losing Generations: Adolescents in High-Risk Settings

Complete text of the book by the Panel on High-Risk Youth, National Research Council.
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Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

Provides educational programs and information on Bowen theory and the study of family systems. Features mission statement, links and newsletter.
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YouthAction Net

Provides a virtual community for young leaders. Discussion forum, virtual library, events, and profiles of young leaders around the globe.
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Social Capital Partners

Invests in and incubates revenue-generating social enterprises that employ at-risk youth and other populations outside the economic mainstream in Canada.
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Local Investment Commission

An effort by the state of Missouri to work with citizens, businesses, and civic and labor leaders to improve the lives of children and families in Kansas City and Jackson County. Initiatives, news, and data.
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MissouriFamilies

Affiliated with the University of Missouri at Columbia, the site provides information on health, nutrition, finances, housing, divorce, parenting, and childcare. Articles, quick answers, workshops, and newsletter.
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Middle of Somewhere

Web magazine for children of missionary families. Published by students from the American Christian School in Japan.
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Happen Inc.

A unique, non-profit organization in Cincinnati, Ohio that helps parents and their children share creative, bonding experiences using art as the medium. Classes, community programs, and volunteer opportunities.
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Brothers and Sisters

Offers a Christian perspective and practical tools on building successful relationships between brothers and sisters.
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Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida

A non-profit organization that supports innovative programs that assist at-risk children and their families. Child abuse prevention initiatives, fatherhood programs, Circle of Parents support group, and Healthy Families Florida program.
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Children and Violence

Provides resources for researchers and others interested in issues related to violence and children.
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Action for Child Protection

A consulting and training organization providing resources and technical assistance to national, state and county child welfare professionals and agencies primarily in the area of child protective services.
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Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities

Located at Eastern Michigan University, the Institute applies scholarly research and practical expertise to issues such as foster care and child welfare.
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National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

Helps state, county and tribal child welfare agencies improve management, measure outcomes, and make decisions that protect children. Toll-free number, publications, and programs.
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Evaluation and Research Database

A UNICEF database that contains evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programs. Reports can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date.
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Promising Practices Network

Features programs and practices that credible research indicates are effective in improving outcomes in the areas of child health, child safety, schooling, and family well-being. Sections on proven and promising programs, research in brief, and strengthening service delivery.
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The Comic Book Project

A project of Teachers College, Columbia University that engages children in a creative process leading to literacy reinforcement, social awareness, and character development. Student galleries, publications, and news.
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Kidsdata

Lists and tracks information on 30 health topics for children in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in Northern California, and shows comparable California and U.S. data where available.
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Center for the Study of Social Policy

Strives to help states and localities implement strategies that strengthen disadvantaged communities and ensure that children grow up healthy, safe, successful in school, and ready for productive adulthood.
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The Child Well-Being Index

Produced by Duke University researchers, the Child Well-Being Index is an evidence-based measure of trends over time in the quality of life or well-being of America’s children and young people. Description of index, data, and press information.
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Youth Today

A national source for news, views and important developments in the youth service field from a nonprofit organization.
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Center on Media and Child Health

Educates children, parents, and the public on media and their effects on the physical, mental, and social health of all children.
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familyfacts.org

Sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, this site presents findings on the family, society and religion from peer-reviewed journals, books and government surveys.
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The Urban Institute | Adolescents

Current publications and projects on policy issues affecting adolescents from the Urban Institute.
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The Urban Institute | Family/Parents

Current publications and projects from the Urban Institute on policy issues affecting families/parents.
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Monroe County Coalition for Children and Families

A West Virginia Family Resource Network. Includes a resource directory, tobacco prevention coalition, and breast cancer awareness.
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Division of Childhood and Adolescence

A focal point for policy development, research, and strategic analysis of trends regarding broad determinants of health regarding children and youth in Canada.
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D.A.R.E.

Provides children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives.
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Military OneSource

Department of Defense web site providing information on military children and youth issues, programs, initiatives, and military and civilian partnerships.
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Superu

Superu is a government agency that is an advocate for New Zealand families. It funds research, seeks the views of the community, and works to influence government family policy.
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Forum for Youth Investment

Seeks to help organizations and individuals in the allied youth fields by providing research, publications, and issue discussions. Resources, news, and the periodic publication Forum Focus.
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Pre-K Now

Collaborates with advocates and policymakers in a movement to provide high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten education for all three and four year olds.

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