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:
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.
Children, Youth, Family Consortium (CYFC) Electronic Clearinghouse
Web site:
Join Together, a project of Boston University School of Public Health, is a national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse.
McGruff's List of Web Links
Web site: 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:
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)
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:
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.
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Web site:
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.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Head Start Bureau
Web site:
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.
USDHSS, Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)
Web site:
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.
National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (NCFY)
P.O. Box 13505
Silver Spring, MD 20911-3505
Phone: (301) 608-8098
Fax: (301) 608-8721
Web site:
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.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
Web site:
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.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: (800) 851-3420
Fax: (301) 519-5500
Web site:
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.
National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 602
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: (800) 616-2242
Fax: (800) 716-2242
Web site:
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.
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Web site:
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.
Parenting IS Prevention Project (PIPP)
Web site:
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.


Carnegie Foundation
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 371-3200
Fax: (212) 754-4073
Web site:
Focuses on education and healthy development of children and youth. Supports parenting program development and evaluation. Began Starting Points initiative in 1994.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: (410) 547-6600
Fax: (410) 547-6624
Web site:
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.
The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692
Phone: (212) 535-0400
Fax: (212) 606-3500
Web site:
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.
Ford Foundation
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 573-5000
Fax: (212) 599-4584
Web site:
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.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
Princeton, NJ 08543-2316
Phone: (609) 452-8701
Web site:
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.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
One Michigan Avenue East Battle Creek, MI 49017-4058
Phone: (616) 968-1611
Web site:
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.
A.L. Mailman Foundation
707 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 681-4448
Web site:
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.
The Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 575-9050
Web site:
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

Networks for Families and Parents

Adolescence Directory Online
Center for Adolescent Studies
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Web site:
Electronic guide to information on adolescent issues: conflict, violence, mental health, including alcohol and other drug abuse and counselor resources.
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner
Beth Conant, Early Intervention TA Consultant
Western Instructional Support Center
5347 William Flynn Highway
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Web site:
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.
National Network for Family Resiliency (NNFR)
Web site:
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.
National Parent Information Network (part of ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education - see above)
Web site:
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.
The National Parenting Center (TNPC)
Phone: (800) 753-6667
Web site:
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.
Family Resource Information, Education and Network Development Services (FRIENDS)
Web site:
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.
Strengthening Families
Web site:
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.

Advocacy Organizations

Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
440 First Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2952
Phone: (202) 638-2952
Web site:
CWLA offers a clearinghouse of information, provides training, and advocate for member agencies. An influential voice in parenting and family support.
Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Web site:
Advocates for America's poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
Family Resource Coalition of America (FRCA)
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 338-0900
Fax: (312) 338-1522
Web site:
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.
National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF)
University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street, Box 58
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216
Web site:
Has links to core learning areas, Fatherlink web site, publications, national resources, product downloads, and online literature databases.
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
1651 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 739-0875
Web site:
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.
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
734 15th Street N.W., 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005-2101
Phone: (202) 628-1144 or
Web site:
Gathers and disseminates information through publications, a training institute, fellowship program, and technical assistance to communities, States and Federal Government.