It is recommended that any internet information obtained be double-checked against research publications. Although there is a great deal of valuable information available on the internet, there are also many sites which contain incorrect information about substances.
Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR)
Web site: www.reeusda.gov/new/4h/cyfar/cyfar.htm
Children, Youth, Family Consortium (CYFC) Electronic Clearinghouse
This web site contains information about effective programs for at-risk youth and families, including a 4-H Youth Development Curriculum. In the interest of sustaining and expanding community programs for at-risk children and families, the CYFAR Initiative funds a broad variety of support and technical assistance programs.
Web site: www.jointogether.org
McGruff's List of Web Links
Join Together, a project of Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse.
Web site: www.ncpc.org/links.htm
This web site offers a number of online resources for children, teens, parents and others. It links with sites dealing with substance abuse, research, support and information.
Common Sense Parenting
Web site: www.parenting.org
This web site lists workshops offered by Boys Town. There is a cost associated with the trainings. For more information, call 1-800-545-5771.
Federal Internet Resources
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education (EECE)
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children's Research Center
51 Getty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
Phone: (800) 583-4135 or (217) 333-1386
Web site: http://ericps.crc.uiuc.edu/ericeece.html
EECE is part of the system of ERIC clearinghouses sponsored by the Department of Education. Collects and disseminates research, literature, fact sheets, and briefing papers on physical, cognitive, social, educational and cultural development of children from birth through early adolescence. Includes information on parenting and family relationships.
Web site: www.cdc.gov/nchswww/nchshome.htm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Head Start Bureau
Founded in 1994 by Executive Order 13045 to foster collaboration in reporting on Federal data on kids and families. Includes agencies in Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services (HHS), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Justice, and Labor; the National Science Foundation; and the Office of Management and Budget.
Web site: www.acf.dhss.gov/programs/hsb/
USDHSS, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)
Head Start home page; links to programs, current initiatives, evaluation studies, training and technical assistance (TA) regional network, grantees, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and resource library.
Web site: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/acyf/
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (NCFY)
ACYF administers Federal programs supporting positive development of children, youth, and families; protective services; child care; and adoption. Home page has links to bureaus and research, demonstration, and evaluation studies.
P.O. Box 13505
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Silver Spring, MD 20911-3505
Phone: (301) 608-8098
Fax: (301) 608-8721
Web site: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/ncfy.htm
NCFY, funded by the Administration for Children and Families, has a library on family and youth issues, special issue forums, outreach and networking, and publication.
Web site: www.health.org
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by SAMHSA, USDHHS, this web site offers an online database of prevention materials, PREVLINE, that can be searched for information on parenting education specific to drug abuse prevention. Also has information services staff, distribution capability, customized searches and other services.
P.O. Box 6000
National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: (800) 851-3420
Fax: (301) 519-5500
Web site: http://www.ncjrs.org/homepage.htm
NCJRS, a source of information on criminal and juvenile justice, is a collection of clearinghouses supporting all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, and ONDCP.
301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 602
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: (800) 616-2242
Fax: (800) 716-2242
Web site: http://ericps.ed.uiuc.edu/nccic/abtnccic.html
NCCIC, sponsored by the DHHS Administration for Children and Families (ACF), offers child care information, provides outreach to ACF grantees and the broader child care community (electronic networks and databases, clearinghouses and national organizations, State program activities, promising practices), and publishes a bimonthly bulletin.
Web site: www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
Parenting IS Prevention Project (PIPP)
This ONDCP web site offers updated information on substance abuse prevention, education, treatment, data and statistics, enforcement and news and public affairs. It also lists various initiatives and strategies dedicated to enable youth to reject illicit drug use.
Web site: www.emory.edu/NFIA/PIPP
Part of the National Parenting Initiative ( a component of ONDCP's 10-year, 1998 National Drug Control Strategy), PIPP offers an interactive web site which includes up-to-date drug information, resource information for parents, including tips for parenting and reproducible publications. It offers a parents' chat forum and links to other key prevention web sites.
437 Madison Avenue
Annie E. Casey Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 371-3200
Fax: (212) 754-4073
Web site: http://www.carnegie.org/
Focuses on education and healthy development of children and youth. Supports parenting program development and evaluation. Began Starting Points initiative in 1994.
701 St. Paul Street
The Commonwealth Fund
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: (410) 547-6600
Fax: (410) 547-6624
Web site: http://www.aecf.org/
Funds work on building knowledge base for system reform and community change. Focuses on families, children, foster care, and mental health of urban children. Sponsors KIDSCOUNT initiative to track status of children. Funded many fatherhood initiatives.
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692
Phone: (212) 535-0400
Fax: (212) 606-3500
Web site: http://www.cmwf.org/
Funds Healthy Steps for Children, a program to develop partnerships with community foundations. Its goal is to significantly impact outcomes for 100 families per site.
320 East 43rd Street
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 573-5000
Fax: (212) 599-4584
Web site: http://www.fordfound.org/
Human Development program area focuses on helping individuals, families, and communities gain social and economic opportunity. Grants focus on reproductive health including adolescent sexuality and AIDS prevention, early childhood and youth development, family support, welfare reform, and job-training programs. Supporter of Family Resource Coalition, AVANCE, and various parenting program evaluations.
P.O. Box 2316
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08543-2316
Phone: (609) 452-8701
Web site: http://www.rwjf.org/
Three main areas of interest: access to health care, kids with disabilities, and substance abuse prevention. Has over 75 programs currently active. Supports surveillance of youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; interactive computer-based prevention programs; and research on health and safety of urban youth.
One Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058
A.L. Mailman Foundation
Phone: (616) 968-1611
Web site: http://www.WKKF.org/
Interested in comprehensive approaches to youth. Initiative called Families for Kids seeks to take on State welfare systems by promoting the child's viewpoint in considering the issues of foster care and family separation.
707 Westchester Avenue
The Pew Charitable Trusts
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 681-4448
Web site: http://www.mailman.org/
Committed to ideals of the family resource movement. Continuing assistance in training of family support workers. Evaluation, refinement, and dissemination of adaptable and sustainable models for parent leadership development, family-friendly service integration, and community building. In 1977 funded Center for Family Support at Bank Street College. Helped fund Family Resource Coalition "best practices" project.
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 575-9050
Web site: http://www.pewtrusts.com/
Supports nonprofit activities in areas of culture, education, the environment, health and human services, public policy, and religion. In 1997, with more than $4.5 billion in assets, the Trusts awarded $181 million to 320 nonprofit organizations. Recently published See How We Grow: A Report on the Status of Parenting Education in the U.S. Full text version available from http://www.pewtrusts.com/docs/grow.html.
Networks for Families and Parents
Adolescence Directory Online
Center for Adolescent Studies
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner
Web site: http://education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html
Electronic guide to information on adolescent issues: conflict, violence, mental health, including alcohol and other drug abuse and counselor resources.
Beth Conant, Early Intervention TA Consultant
National Network for Family Resiliency (NNFR)
Western Instructional Support Center
5347 William Flynn Highway
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Web site: http://www.nauticom.net/www/cokids/index.html
Links to a wide variety of resources in health and nutrition, child care, education, parenting information consumer education, safety, special education, social issues and policy, advocacy, and entertainment.
Web site: www.hec.ohio-state.edu/famlife/nnfr1/nnfrmain.htm
National Parent Information Network (part of ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education - see above)
Includes sections on parenting education, programs and curricula, violence prevention, inter-generational issues, research, and evaluation. Currently conducting a multi-State research project to gather needs assessment data on preferred designs for parenting education programs. Has interactive evaluation model and Parenting Education Resource Center with descriptions of parenting education programs. Has links for Parenting Database, Children's Trust Fund Parenting Education Resources.
Web site: http://npin.org/
The National Parenting Center (TNPC)
Has searchable database of parenting resources, monthly news update, FAQs, full text resources for parents and those who work with parents, calendar of conferences, and links to other Internet resources of interest.
Phone: (800) 753-6667
Family Resource Information, Education and Network Development Services (FRIENDS)
Web site: http://www.tnpc.org/
Helps parents expand their skills and strengths by providing comprehensive and responsible guidance from nine child-rearing experts. Has a ParenTalk Newsletter updated daily, TNPC Shopping Center, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and other features.
Web site: http://chtop.com/ntap2.htm/
Collaborative effort of Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc., and the Family Resource Coalition of America. Has bulletin board, products, evaluation center and Virtual Resource Center where individuals can read newsletters, print fact sheets, and share resources.
Web site: www.strengtheningfamilies.org
This project allows the University of Utah to continue and update work done since 1990 to identify the most effective family and parenting programs for the prevention of delinquency. Currently, this project is seeking information on parenting or family programs that meet the project's criteria. This project has identified approximately 32 family strengthening programs, which are listed in "Strengthening America's Families: A Use's Guide" available from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, 1-800-638-8736.
Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Family Resource Coalition of America (FRCA)
440 First Street N.W.
Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC 20001-2952
Phone: (202) 638-2952
Web site: www.cwla.org
CWLA offers a clearinghouse of information, provides training, and advocate for member agencies. An influential voice in parenting and family support.
25 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Web site: www.childrensdefense.org
Advocates for America's poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1100
National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF)
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 338-0900
Fax: (312) 338-1522
Web site: http://chtop.com/frc.htm
FRCA facilitates communication among more than 2,500 programs, provides training and TA, and offers information about family resource programs. It also provides a clearinghouse of information on family support, and published a "best practices" project which established a set of core principles for practitioners.
University of Pennsylvania
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
3700 Walnut Street, Box 58
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
Web site: www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu
Has links to core learning areas, Fatherlink web site, publications, national resources, product downloads, and online literature databases.
1651 Prince Street
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 739-0875
Web site: http://www.nhsa.org/
Membership organization. Provides education and advocacy on behalf of Head Start, a quarterly journal, updates of policy and legislation, special studies and reports, training conferences, and leadership institutes.
734 15th Street N.W., 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2101
Phone: (202) 628-1144 or
Web site: www.zerotothree.org
Gathers and disseminates information through publications, a training institute, fellowship program, and technical assistance to communities, States and Federal Government.