We are pleased to present this list of web site recommendations. This is clearly not an exhaustive list. We will continue to add sites that meet the following criteria:
- The site does not solely promote the work of one individual.
- The site is run by a reputable organization.
- Commercials are not overwhelming or distracting.
- Site is easy to navigate.
- The recommendations or principles used are research-based or sound.
- The “Expert” or source of the website is reputable
The links are organized into the following categories:
- General Parenting Information for Parents and Professionals -new links to evaluation
- For Professionals Only
- Children with Special Needs
- Child Abuse and Neglect
GENERAL PARENTING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) houses the Cooperative Extension Programs which are located in over 3100 counties in the United States.
CYFERnet is a comprehensive site for both parents and professionals that offers reliable, high quality, research-based information on children, youth and families.
Parenting the Preschooler newsletter offers practical, useful information for parents of preschoolers.
Invest in Kids is a Canadian national non-profit whose mission is to help families make the most of their child’s first five years.
Growing Healthy Kids is a comprehensive guide that shows what families, schools, communities, workplaces and governments can do to promote healthy child development.
Talaris Institute’s mission supports parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children
The Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide is a comprehensive web site is to give the public easy access to the best child development information on the web by acting as a clearinghouse of trustworthy sites rated by experts from Tufts University.
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the healthy development of infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families and communities.
New York University Child Study Center offers scientifically-based child mental health and parenting information.
American Psychological Association offers a great deal of information and publications on a range of child and family issues.
Kids Health provides doctor- approved heath information for parents, children and teens.
Teach More Love More is a comprehensive site developed collaboratively by the University of Florida, United Way Success By Six, Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, Healthy Start Coalition, Children’s Trust Fund, Miami-Dade School Readiness Coalition and the Family Learning Partnership.
The Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative at the University of Illinois Urbana- Campaign is the home of more than a dozen research projects focused on early childhood education, child care and parenting.
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.
The Minnesota Children, Youth, and Family Consortium brings together the competencies of the University of Minnesota and the resources of Minnesota’s communities to enhance the ability of individuals and organizations to address critical health, education, and social policy concerns in ways that improve the well-being of Minnesota’s children, youth, and families.
Minnesota Parents Know is a resource filled with convenient and trusted child development, health and parenting information.
National Fatherhood Initiative encourages and supports family and father-friendly policies, develops national public education campaigns to highlight the importance of fathers in the lives of their children, provides motivation for national and local coalition-building, and provides resources to men to help them be better dads.
The Fatherhood Project® is a national research and education project that is examining the future of fatherhood and developing ways to support men’s involvement in child rearing.
The Department of Health and Human Services has developed a special initiative to support and strengthen the roles of fathers in families.
One section of the AARP website provides information for grandparents who have a variety of roles, including: grandparents raising grandchildren, grandparents who are concerned about their visitation rights with their grandchildren, step-grandparents, ‘traditional’ grandparents who want to have a positive role in their grandchildren’s lives.
FOR PROFESSIONALS ONLY
ROPER Online Learning offers free, online continuing education for parenting and family professionals as a project of the Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources (Texas ROPER).
Educating Communities for Parenting is a Philadelphia based national non-profit organization whose mission is to educate young people about the responsibility of parenting and the values of caring and nurturing.
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts is an interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
The Parent Education Core Curriculum Framework: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning Curriculum for Parent Education Programs in the Domains of Parent Development, Parent-Child Relationships, Early Childhood Development, Family Development, and Culture and Community defines and places parameters around the core content – what we teach – in parent education.
CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). It provides information on IDEA, the nation’s special education law, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT
The Parenting Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing child abuse, neglect and abandonment, teen pregnancy and overall violence by working to bring parenting, empathy and nurturing skills education to all school age children and teens.
SPIN®USA, Inc. is dedicated to training educators and social service professionals to improve the lives of children, youth and families.
Center for the Improvement for Child Caring creates, evaluates, delivers and disseminates a variety of parenting skill-building programs that are taught in communities in the form of parenting classes, seminars and workshops.
The Board on Children, Youth, and Family addresses a variety of policy-relevant issues related to the health and development of children, youth, and families.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan children’s research organization.