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Organizations, Associations, and Governmental Agencies
Annie E. Casey Foundation
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Its primary mission is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.
- Center for Demography and Ecology - University of Wisconsin, Madison
- CDE working papers
- The Center's Working Paper Series was initiated in 1971 to facilitate communication between Center researchers and other social scientists and also to publicize the broad scope of Center research activities. Working Papers are typically pre-publication manuscripts that are disseminated to stimulate comment or to make results quickly available. Contains many working papers full-text, online.
- National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH)
- The NSFH Working Paper Series is a subset of the CDE Working Papers. Papers in the NSFH Series are produced using the data from the National Survey of Families and Households. This separate series of Working Papers, which carries the logos of the Center and of the NSFH, allows its users to see the work resulting from the NSFH as a set. It allows for the dissemination both of technical information about the survey and substantive reports based on NSFH data in a shorter time than can be expected from most journals. Contains many working papers full-text, online.
- Center on Children, Families, and the Law (CCFL)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln's interdisciplinary research center.
- Children's Defense Fund
- The Children's Defense Fund exists to provide a strong and effective voice for all the children of America, who cannot vote, lobby, or speak out for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor, minority, and disabled children.
- CHIP Checkup: A Healthy Start for Children
- A mid-term report on the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Issued by the Children's Defense Fund on May 27, 1998.
- Children's House
- An interactive resource center - a meeting place for the exchange of information that serves the well being of children. Dedicated to supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge about children´s issues, Children´s House facilitates the translation of the benefits of research and programming into policy and practice.
- Research Floor - Children's House
- At the Research Floor, Children's House presents links to research results and institutions involved in child research world wide. You will also find a link to the Childwatch on-line Database of 200 European Research Institutions involved in child research.
- Child Welfare League of America
- The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families.
- The Child Welfare Research Centre at the University of Northern British Columbia
- Includes an extensive list of links to child welfare resources.
- Family Life Development Center - Cornell University
- The Family Life Development Center was established by New York State in 1974. It's mission is to improve professional and public efforts to understand and deal with risk factors in the lives of children, youth, families and communities that lead to family violence and neglect. It focuses on strategies and programs to help vulnerable children and youth by strengthening families and communities.
- HandsNet is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes information sharing, cross-sector collaboration and advocacy among individuals and organizations working on a broad range of public interest issues.
- KIDS COUNT (Annie E. Casey Foundation)
- KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to track the educational, economic, social, and physical well-being of children in the United States.
- National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) - Columbia University School of Public Health
- Research Forum on Children, Families, and the New Federalism
- The Research Forum on Children, Families and the New Federalism was created in January, 1997 to facilitate the development of high quality, policy relevant research about the effects of the new federalism on poor and vulnerable populations. The Forum is directed by Barbara B. Blum and hosted by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) at the Columbia School of Public Health.
- Information Clearinghouse
- The Research Forum operates an information clearinghouse of research related to income security and welfare reform, including the federal assistance program, Temporary Aid to Dependent Families (TANF). The clearinghouse features a computerized database, accessible through this web site, with detailed, comparable descriptions of 40 large and multi-state research projects.
- National Center on Fathers and Families
- NCOFF was established in July 1994 with core funding from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The mission of the National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) is to improve the life chances of children and the efficacy of families and to support the conduct and dissemination of research that advances the understanding of father involvement.
- The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
- NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus is on children and youth (birth to age 22).
- State Resource Sheets
- The NICHCY State Resource Sheets will locate organizations and agencies within each state that address disability-related issues. Included on NICHCY state sheets are: state senators, state governors, state agencies serving children and youth with disabilities, state chapters of disability organizations and parent groups, and parent training and information projects.
- Search NICHCY's Database of National Organizations
- A portal to 200 of NICHCY's 1,000 organization national database. Users can search by any of five variables. Retrieval information includes organization contact information, descriptors, information about the organization, and hypertext links (when available).
- National Research Council Board on Children, Youth, and Families
- The Board on Children, Youth, and Families was created in 1993 to provide a national focal point for authoritative, nonpartisan analysis of child, youth, and family issues relevant to policy decisions. Established under the joint aegis of the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Publications page contains many reports full-text, online.
- United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Administration for Children and Families
- Provides information on ACF programs, including Aid to Families with Dependent Children, child support enforcement and Head Start, and links to other related Internet resources.
- Administration on Children, Youth and Families
- The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) administers the major Federal programs that support: social services that promote the positive growth and development of children and youth and their families; protective services and shelter for children and youth in at-risk situations; child care for working families and families on public assistance; and adoption for children with special needs.
- National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
- A national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
- The Child Abuse and Neglect State Statutes Series
- The Child Abuse and Neglect 1998 State Statutes Series is a compilation of the most relevant civil and criminal statutes for professionals working in the field of child maltreatment and is designed to provide legislative and policy guidance. The State Statutes Series is maintained by the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information in cooperation with the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA). The series is updated annually.
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Periodical Resources (some resources may not be full-text)
- Child Poverty News & Issues - a publication of the National Center for Children in Poverty -- search full text
- The Child Welfare Review
- An electronic journal that has current papers on important topics in child welfare, drawn from material throughout the world.
- Future of Children : Critical Issues for Children and Youths
- Published by: The Center for the Future of Children - The David and Lucille Packard Foundation -- The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and polices, and promoting constructive institutional change.
- Welfare and Families
- A publication of the Electronic Policy Network. Carries news articles, reports, and other information about the national debate over welfare reform and family issues. Each article contains links to follow for further information.
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- Adolescence Directory On-Line (ADOL)
- An electronic guide to information issues, provided by the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University. Topics covered include: Conflict and Violence, Mental Health Issues, Health Issues, Counselor Resources, and What's New.
- Child Abuse and Neglect on BiblioLine 1965-present
- Free registration required to access this extensive resource on the maltreatment of children. Site provided by NISC, in association with the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect. Contains three major databases: Child Abuse and Neglect Documents Database (1965-present), Audiovisuals Database (containing 1,100 items with abstracts), and National Organizations Database (150 records).
- Child Welfare Web Site
- A voluminous site that should be looked at by anyone involved in child abuse, foster care, or adoption research and practice. The Child Welfare Review is an electronic journal that has current papers on important topics in child welfare, drawn from material throughout the world, and a Child Welfare Library that contains links to major journals, think tanks, and research organizations in the field. There is also a page of "Hot Links" to other child welfare-related sites. The Child Welfare Home Page site is fully searchable.
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Center on Children and the Law
- The Center's areas of expertise encompass child abuse and neglect (including child sexual abuse and exploitation), child welfare and child protective service system enhancement, foster care, family preservation, termination of parental rights, child support, child fatalities, parental substance abuse, child custody and visitation, and parental kidnapping.
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Administration for Children and Families (HHS)
- Child Care Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
- Reports on the status of childcare, provided by U.S. Census Bureau.
- Child Well-Being Indicators from the SIPP
- Census Bureau, Population Division, Working Paper no. 24, released April 1998 - Provides figures from four areas of child well-being; early childhood experiences, parent-child interaction, school-age enrichment activities, and children's academic experience.
- Poverty, Family Structure and Child Well-Being : Indicators From the SIPP
- Census Bureau, Population Division, Working Paper no. 23, released April 1998 - Examines the efficacy of SIPP as a measure of child well-being.
- CITY KIDS COUNT : Data on the Well-Being of Children in Large Cities
- 1998 KIDS COUNT data online
- All data from the 1998 KIDS COUNT data book are now available through an interactive online database.
- 1997 KIDS COUNT overview and summary/findings
- 1996 KIDS COUNT overview and summary/findings
- 1995 KIDS COUNT overview and summary/findings
- National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse
- National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
- The mission of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is to facilitate the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. By making data available to a larger number of researchers, NDACAN seeks to provide a relatively inexpensive and scientifically productive means for researchers to explore important issues in the child maltreatment field.
- State of the World's Children, 1998 : Focus on Nutrition (UNICEF)
- Youth Indicators 1996 : Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth (NCES)
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- Link to Teen Pregnancy page
- Link New Federalism page
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