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Children and Families

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  • Administration for Children and Families
    A federal agency funding state, local and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides information as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States.

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
    One of the goals of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy is to advance professional interest in marriage and family therapy. On the site you can locate a family therapist in your area, find books, articles, and information on family problems, and get facts on therapy.

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
    In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more.

  • Center for Adolescent and Family Studies
    Programs that focus on meeting the social and emotional growth and development needs of adolescents through providing support to adults working with youth, investigating current social issues and providing tools for teens to learn and practice new, healthy behaviors.

  • Center for Fathers, Families, and Workforce Development Headquarters
    Provide assistance and support to program participants in the following areas: Parenting, life-skills training, employment/job readiness, educational attainment (GED), child support, substance abuse, criminal justice issues (domestic violence), health and mental health issues, youth services and referral services as needed.

  • Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
    A virtual community center run by a national, not-for-profit, parent-based organization for families raising children and adolescents diagnosed with (or at risk for) early-onset bipolar disorder. Includes message boards, chat rooms, on-line support groups, an on-line searchable database of professionals and research data.

  • Childhelp USA®
    The National Child Abuse Hotline.

  • Children of Alcoholics Foundation
    Children of Alcoholics Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

  • Children’s Bureau
    A fact sheet dealing with how to report suspected child abuse.

  • Connect For Kids
    Connect for Kids, an award-winning multimedia project, helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The Web site offers a place on the Internet for adults—parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others—who want to become more active citizens, from volunteering to voting with kids in mind. It also offers several fact sheets on disaster mental health and talking to children about war.

  • Coping Tips for Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Mental Illness
    The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has coping tips for siblings and adult children of persons with mental illness.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    Federal agency responsible for administering veterans’ benefits and services, including the special Homeless Veterans Program.

  • EMPOWER Colorado
    Non-profit organization for family members of children and adolescents with brain disorders. They offer support groups and free educational courses supported and paid for by NAMI.

  • Families USA
    National nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans.

  • Family Connections
    Private, non-profit agency that provides professional counseling and educational services to individuals, children and families. They offer school based and crisis intervention services.

  • Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free
    A public education Web site, developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.

  • Family Preservation Institute (FPI)
    FPI serves as a national center for the development and dissemination of family preservation knowledge and skills. The Institute is host to an annual Family Preservation Conference and publishes The Family Preservation Journal. FPI was founded in 1990 with initial funding from a federal grant and is administered by the School of Social Work at New Mexico State University.

  • Family Pride Coalition
    The mission of the Family Pride Coalition is to advance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parents and their families through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding.

  • FAST: Families and Schools Together
    A program that supports the development of relationships among parents, schools, and the community to enhance children's academic and social performance.

  • Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
    The Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a national advocacy and support organization for families of children with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. The web site provides information about the Federation's philosophy and concept of family support, membership options, the annual conference, the quarterly newsletter of the Federation and other publications, family involvement in managed care for children and youth, and additional resources related to childhood disorders.

  • Georgetown University Child Development Center
    Serves children, adolescents with serious emotional needs, and their families. The Center influences local, national, and international programs and policy and supports related conferences and training institutes, consultation on systems change and service delivery, and agency and organization collaboration.

  • How To Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Attachment
    10 steps to helping your adopted child develop a healthy relationship. Learn how to strengthen bonds.

  • Injury Free Coalition for Kids: Dissemination of a Model Injury Prevention Program for Children and Adolescents
    The purpose of this program, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is to accelerate the dissemination of successful injury prevention programs developed by Columbia University.

  • International Center to Heal Our Children
    The vision of the International Center to Heal Our Children is to help foster, promote, and maintain the emotional health of our children who are traumatized psychologically, by acts of violence, disasters, or terrorism. This site provides several online publications on the emotional responses of children to disasters.

  • Kids & Families Together
    Kids & Families Together's mission is to build bridges between people and give the kind of support that keeps families emotionally connected to one another; they support collaborative adoption practices. Through its Center it is committed to bringing the best training materials, support, and resources to our foster, kinship and adoptive communities.

  • Kids on the Block
    Kids on the Block is an educational puppet programs that enlightens children on the issues of disability awareness, medical-educational differences, and social concerns.

  • KidsPeace
    Mental and behavioral health treatment programs, crisis intervention services and public education initiatives for kids and families, supported by the National Center for Kids in Crisis.

  • Knowledge Path: Adolescent Violence Prevention
    This online guide offers a selection of recent, high quality resources and tools for further research. It is aimed at health professionals, policymakers, and researchers who are interested in tracking timely information on this issue.

  • La Rabida Children's Hospital
    La Rabida is the only hospital in the country solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or who have been abused or neglected. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, La Rabida has been caring for children since 1896.

  • Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
    Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health is a parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

  • Medicare: The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
    This is the official U.S. government site for people with Medicare, the Nation’s largest health insurance program. It is sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that runs the Nation’s Medicare program.

  • Mental Illness in the Family - Recognizing the Warning Signs & How to Cope
    The National Mental Health Association's fact sheet titled, Mental Illness in the Family: Recognizing the Warning Signs & How to Cope.

  • National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
    This is a publication about adopting a child with special needs.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4As)
    The 661 N4As plan, develop, and arrange for services to assist older people who are in the greatest need. The N4As contract with 27,000 service provider agencies and public and private groups to provide home and community-based care services.

  • National Association of School Psychologists
    NASP has made these materials available free of charge to the public in order to promote the ability of children and youth to cope with the anniversary of September 11. The materials may be adapted, reproduced, reprinted, or posted on websites without specific permission as long as the integrity of the content is maintained and NASP is given proper credit. A great resource for parents, caregivers and other nonprofessionals. Helpful do's and dont's.

  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
    National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information provides a national resource for professionals and others seeking information on child abuse and neglect and child welfare.

  • National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI)
    NFI encourages fathers to take a positive, active role in their children’s lives by educating the public about the benefits of parent involvement.

  • National Indian Child Welfare Association
    This is a national group dedicated to the well-being of American Indian children and families. Its goal is for every Indian child to have access to community-based, culturally-appropriate services which help them grow up safe, healthy and spiritually strong – free from abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, and the damaging effects of substance abuse.

  • National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    NICHCY is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use our services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    This organization conducts research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the health of children, adults, families and populations. On-line publications on a variety of topics related to pregancy, human development, and children are available.

  • National Institute on Aging
    One of the National Institutes of Health, NIA promotes healthy aging by conducting and supporting biomedical, social, and behavioral research and providing public education.

  • National Institute on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Service
    Information on Alzheimer's research, Alzheimer's disease publications, and links to related health and mental health resources. Also lists a toll-free number for information and referrals, answers to Alzheimer's questions, and to order publications.

  • National Latino Children's Institute
    The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI) is the only National Latino organization that focuses exclusively on children. Its mission is to serve as the voice for young Latinos. NLCI staff fulfills this mission by promoting and implementing the National Latino Children’s Agenda.

  • National Mental Health and Education Center
    This site provides information in English and Spanish about mental health education for teachers and parents.

  • National Network for Youth
    The National Network for Youth is made up of over 800 organziations, young people and individuals committed to creating opportunities for America's youth. They advocate for young people who have been challenged by conditions of abuse, neglect, family conflict, shortage of resources, prejudice, and other challenges.

  • National Resource Center on ADHD: A program of CHADD
    The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD was established with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a national clearinghouse of information and resources for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The website provides answers to frequently asked questions about this condition. Information is also avaialable in Spanish.

  • Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
    The Native Elder Health Care Resource Center is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care. Located in the School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado.

  • Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
    Works to improve services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disabilities and their families by strengthening the knowledge base for effective services and systems of care.

  • Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
    Works towards promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.

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The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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