Defense Fund (CDF)
provides a strong and effective voice for children in the
U.S.--they cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. This
site has position statements about issues that children
experience, news, reports, and links. A search option is
available. An electronic version of: Children in the
States: 1998 Data Book, is linked to the main
(The Young Authors Foundation, Inc., Newton, MA)
online version of this national teen magazine--all articles
are written by teenage authors. In addition to nonfiction
articles, TeenInk has directories for art, poetry,
interviews, fiction, reviews (books, movies, music,
television, summer programs, colleges, etc.), opinion,
sports, and community service. Teens, parents, teachers will
find relevant content and referral information within this
(KG Investments, LLC)
with health information provided by physicians for common
topics (e.g., puberty, family, school, friends, danger,
drugs, sex, and emotions). Their stated mission is "
provide a secure environment where teens can ask questions
and find reliable and useful information
(Planned Parenthood Federation of America)
to articles and information that focus on sexuality,
relationship, and health issues for teens. Additionally,
teens have the option to submit questions (Ask The Experts),
review the Q&A archives, and submit or read stories
within the Hothouse (or speak your mind) directory.
An organization founded in 1988, Children Now is a
California-based nonpartisan, independent voice for
children. (Most issues are relevant for families and
children outside the State of California.) This site has
publications, a newsletter, and other resources that are
designed to provide information and promote advocacy for
directory for Parents, Kids, and Teens contains links to
relevant articles that provide information and answer common
questions. KidsHealth utilize medical experts, and employ
writers and designers to create a voluminous content for
their three major directories.
(KG Investments, LLC, Tampa, FL)
Access. Medical professionals have been selected to provide health and
developmental information for parents of children and adolescents.
Directories for parenting resources and tips include: child growth and
development, childhood behavior, immunizations, safety sports, and
more. Book reviews are provided, and lists for poison control and
product recalls can be accessed.
100 Family Sites
Family-related learning and leisure activities are
identified, ranked, and linked within this Web site. Use the
directory rankings, the QuickList, or search for Web sites
with content areas of interest.
and Children (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Links are provided for topics ranging from adoption to Web sites for
teenagers. The family issues directory provides a wealth of information
related to child support, domestic violence, violence against children,
child neglect, and drug misuse.
USA-nonprofit and nonpartisan (Washington, DC)
Access information and related to U.S. healthcare--more specifically,
Medicare, Medicaid, and the uninsured. The
Links directories include multiple resources for education and
Management (Lycos, Inc., Waltham, MA)
subdirectory of Lycos--links for topics from adoption to
software. Many informative links related to children and events that influence
families in the United States.
on Contemporary Families--CCF (New York, NY)
A nonprofit organization, which advocates for a national dialogue about
social, psychological, and legal issues that affect contemporary
families in the U.S. A position is taken the "family values"
rubric is too simple to analyze and address complex issues. The
directories within this Web site provide information and articles
related to poverty and marriage, current controversies (e.g.,
discipline, daycare, gay and lesbian families, etc.), fact sheets,
educational materials, links to other resources, and more.
Coalition International, Inc.--PCI (Washington, DC)
nonprofit membership-based organization, which supports the needs and
interests of parents, practitioners, and those dedicated to
strengthening fragile families. Links are provided to articles,
information, and parental and professional development services.
Rights Council--CRC (Hyattsville, MD)
Promoted as a child-focus, nonprofit organization, which provide
information and educational services that strengthen families and helps
children with divorced parents have ongoing and meaningful contact with
both parents (and extended family members). The best interest of
children is a guiding principle--as noted in the Children's
Bill of Rights. Links are provided to CRC State Chapters,
research, legislation, useful Web sites, documents, etc.
Association of America--SAA (Lincoln, NE)
Fee-based membership options: 1) General--for individuals who are part
of a stepfamily or maintain a layperson type of interest in
stepfamilies; and 2) Professional Affiliate--for licensed mental health
professionals with at least three years of experience in providing
counseling services for stepfamilies. Nonmembers have limited access to
the resources available through the Web sites. Nevertheless, the Stepfamily
Fact Sheet and Resource
Catalog (or stepfamily-related books) provide useful information
for nonmembers with an interest in stepfamilies.