Links sorted by topics of interest.
- Communities of Color
- Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention
- Mental Health
- New England-Specific Resources
- Research and Data
- Schools and Education
- Sexual Health
- Special Needs
- Substance Abuse
- Violence Prevention
- Youth Development
- Youth Policy and Advocacy
- National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
The National Adoption Information Clearinghouse (NAIC) offers a wealth of adoption information for professionals, adoptees, birth relatives, and parents.
- Young Men’s Health
This website provides carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men including health guides on topics such as sexual health, nutrition and fitness, eating disorders, and more.
- Testicular Cancer Resource Center
The Testicular Cancer Resource Center is a non-profit resource center overseen by a board of specialists in the field. The site contains information on diagnosis, treatment, testicular self-exam (TSE) and more.
Communities of Color
- Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the improvement of the health and well-being of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This site offers news and publications.
- Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations
The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) advocates for policies and programs that support community driven, affordable, linguistically accessible, and culturally appropriate health care.
- Diversity Rx
Diversity Rx promotes linguistic and cultural competence as a means to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.
- Institute on Race and Poverty
The Institute on Race and Poverty (IRP) analyzes the ways in which intersections of racism and poverty impact low-income communities of color.
- National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is a network of health and human service providers dedicated to serving Hispanic communities across the U.S. This web site offers consumer health information, links, statistics, program information and more.
- National Asian Women’s Health Organization
The mission of the National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO) is to eliminate health disparities for Asian women and families. This web site focuses on advocacy and policy reform, publications, events, live chats, and links and resources.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest civil rights organization in he United States. This web site offers program information, news, a magazine, links, local branch information, and more.
- National Center for Cultural Competence
The National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) offers a variety of informational resources geared toward increasing cultural and linguistic competence in the delivery of health care and mental health care services.
- Office of Minority Health
The Office of Minority Health (OMH), created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strives to improve the health of racial and ethnic populations through the development of effective health policies and programs that help to eliminate
- The Provider’s Guide to Quality & Culture
The Provider’s Guide to Quality and Culture is a web site dedicated to assisting health care organizations throughout the U.S. in providing high-quality, culturally competent health care services to multi-ethnic populations.
OutProud is the website of the National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth. The site offers a diverse collection of resources for youth and educators, including a searchable national resource database for GLBT youth, and chat forum.
- 4 Girls Health
4 Girls Health is a web site developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It offers a variety of health-related information for girls 12-16, information for parents and caregivers.
- Center for Young Women’s Health
The Center for Young Women’s Health web site offers a wide variety of health publications written for teens on adolescent growth and development, reproductive and sexual health, nutrition, eating disorders, and more.
The Girlpower web site is a public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site offers separate areas for adults, for girls, and for research and news about girls.
- Girls Incorporated
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization that offers research-based educational programs on a variety of topics pertinent to American girls, particularly young women from high-risk areas. This web site offers resources, links, and more.
GirlsAllowed! is a web site developed by the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. The aim of the site is to provide girls with information and tools for developing and maintaining healthy relationships with friends, partners, and others.
Juvenile Justice and Crime Prevention
- Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is private non-profit organization dedicated to reducing society’s reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems. The site offers information on CJCJ’s programs and publications.
- National Crime Prevention Council
The mission of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is to enable people to create safer and more caring communities by addressing the causes of crime and violence and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Center
The National Criminal Justice Reference Center offers a wealth of publications and information relating hundreds of topics in criminal justice.
- Office of Justice Programs
The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs offers information on funding, training, programs, statistics and research about the justice system, fighting crime, crime victims and more.
- National Institute on Media and the Family
The web site of the National Institute on Media and the Family offers resources for teachers, parents, community leaders and other adults interested in the influence of electronic media on early childhood education, and child development.
- The Center on Media and Child Health
The Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health is dedicated to understanding and responding to the effects of media on the physical, mental, and social health of children through research, translation, and education. “Ask the Mediatrician” is answering the questions of many parents
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) web site is designed to serve clinicians, parents, and families, and is intended to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders.
- Center for Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
The Center for Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) offers information on programs and services, consumer mental health information publications, resources for professionals, services locator, and information on funding.
- National Institute for Mental Health
The National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) web site offers information for consumers and practitioners. The site offers educational materials around mental health issues, funding information, information for researchers, and more.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The web site offers grant and funding information, information on policy issues, statistics and data.
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) offers educational materials about suicide.
- Important IOM Report on Adolescent Health Available Through the National Academies Press
Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities is available for purchase or can be read for free online. The report examines the health status of adolescents and reviews the separate and uncoordinated programs and services delivered in multiple public and private health care settings. The report provides guidance to administrators in public and private health care agencies, health care workers, guidance counselors, parents, school administrators, and policy makers on investing in, strengthening, and improving an integrated health system for adolescents.
- Adolescence Directory Online
Indiana University’s Adolescence Directory Online is a collection of links and information on a variety of issues facing adolescents, such as conflict and violence, mental health issues, and health and health risks.
- Bright Futures Center for Pediatric Education in Growth and Development Behavior and Adolescent Health
The Bright Futures Center for Pediatric Education in Growth and Development Behavior and Adolescent Health offers downloadable self-contained case-based teaching modules covering topics in child growth, development, behavior, and adolescent health.
- California Project Lean
The mission of California Project Lean is to increase healthy eating and physical activity to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease. This site offer a range of materials for consumers, as well as advocacy and policy information.
- CDC Health Topic: Adolescents and Teens
CDC Health Topic: Adolescents and Teens is a collection of CDC reports and fact sheets on topics related to adolescent health and development. Topics include reproductive health, physical activity, skin cancer prevention, school health, tobacco, pregnancy.
- Data Skills Online
Data Skills Online “offers a set of analytic and technical tools for state and local Title V professionals to engage in self-directed learning.
GeneralPediatrics.com is an index of pediatric information online dedicated to the dissemination of information for pediatricians and others interested in child health via the Internet.
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is a division of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. It provides leadership, partnership, and resources to advance the health of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents.
- MCH Library
MCH librarians have compiled information products of recent, high quality resources, tools, and links to other organizations to assist in staying abreast of new developments and conducting further research in maternal and child health.
- National Adolescent Health Information Center
The National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) web site offers information on current research and recommendations for improving the health of adolescents, links to other adolescent health resources, and fact sheets and other publications.
- National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH) provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas–program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge.
- National Network for Health
National Network for Health offers a wealth of consumer and clinical resources on a wide variety of health issues including maternal and child health, adolescent pregnancy, substance abuse, healthy lifestyles, community health and safety, and health care.
- Office of the Surgeon General
The Office of the Surgeon General offers health information and publications on a variety of topics, and providers information on conferences, calls to action, and more. The site also offers links to other key resources for locating health publications.
- Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health
Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH) has three primary goals: increase the level of social work competency in adolescent health, advocate on behalf of adolescents and their families and work together collaboratively with the PI
PEDIATRICS is the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Searchable, and includes additional articles online found in online edition.
- Public Policy and Education Center on Middle Childhood and Adolescent Health
The goal of the Policy Center is to assist the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in identifying, analyzing and developing policy options and programs to enhance the health and well being of school-aged children, adolescents, young adults and their families.
- San Francisco Adolescent Health Working Group
The Adolescent Health Working Group is a coalition of committed youth, adults, and representatives of public and private agencies whose mission is to significantly advance the health and well being of San Francisco’s youth. The working group has produced a series of “Adolescent Health Provider’s Toolkits” as well as other materials and activities.
- Search Institute
The Search Institute web site offers research and information about building and reinforcing a set of 40 critical developmental factors that promote positive growth and development in children and youth.
- Strategies for Finding Adolescent Health Resources for Professionals
Strategies for Finding Adolescent Health Resources for Professionals is a large collection of adolescent health links compiled and organized by the Leadership Institute on Adolescent Health. Categories include subject guides, special health topics, and more.
- The Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs.
- The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health
The National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by the Year 2010* was created to elevate the national focus on the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults (aged 10–24 years) by addressing the most serious health and safety issues facing this population.
New England-Specific Resources
- Maine State Bureau of Health
The Maine State Bureau of Health web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to Maine residents.
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to Massachusetts residents.
- Connecticut Department of Public Health
The Connecticut Department of Public Health web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to Connecticut residents.
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to New Hampshire residents.
- Rhode Island Department of Health
The Rhode Island State Department of Health web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to Rhode Island residents.
- State of Vermont Department of Health
The State of Vermont Department of Health web site offers information on health-related programs and services available to Vermont residents.
- Board on Children, Youth, and Families
The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BOCYF) provides a national focal point for authoritative, nonpartisan analysis of child and family issues in the policy arena, primarily by establishing committees to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate the r
- Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network
Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet) offers an extensive selection of links to practical, research-based information on topics of child and youth development, parent and family issues, and community issues culled fro
- Sociometrics Corporation
Sociometrics Corporation is a research and development firm specializing in social science research applications. The site includes a data archive of almost 350 data sets across seven data archives, and program archives of outstanding prevention prog
Research and Data
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics web site offers a wealth labor data and information.
ChildTrends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis. This web site offers information on projects, products, publications, news, research briefs
- Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics web site offers consolidated access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, b
FedStats is the gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies. The site offers a wealth of links to both statistical data and statistical agencies.
- Immigration Information Statistical Yearbook
The Immigration Information Statistical Yearbook provides “information, in the form of text, tables, and charts, about the various types of foreign nationals who are inspected, naturalized, apprehended, or removed by the DHS. Types of aliens include
- Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin
Prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the President’s Initiative on Race, this is a chart book documenting current differences in well-being by race and Hispanic origin and describeing how such differences have evolved over the past severa
- Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center
The Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center (MCHIRC) is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the Federal, State, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking
- Monitoring the Future
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults. This web site offers data tables and figures on drug and cigarette trends collected thr
- National Center for Health Statistics
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is the Federal Government’s principal vital and health statistics agency. This site offers a wealth of statistical data on health in America.
- National Center for Statistics and Analysis
The National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration web site contains a wealth of information, data, and reports related to traffic accidents and fatalities.
- National Institute of Child Development and Human Health
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) conducts and supports laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research on the reproductive, neurobiologic, developmental, and behavioral processes that determine and maintain the
- National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is a school-based study of the health-related behaviors of adolescents in grades 7-12 based on the postulates that families, friends, schools and communities play roles in the lives of
- U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S Census Bureau web site offers population and economic data, publications, search tools, and more.
Schools and Education
- Education World
Education World offers a wealth of resources for educators including a search engine that searches educational Web sites only, lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on technology in the classroom, and articles written by educ
- National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal agency dedicated to collecting and analyzing education-related data.
- National Institute for Urban School Improvement
The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement is to support urban communities, schools, and families in building sustainable, successful urban education. The web site offers an online research library, e-news, publications, a cha
- National School Board Association’s School Health Programs
The National School Board Association’s School Health Programs is a program committed to helping school policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues affecting the academic achievement and healthy development of students and
- School Mental Health Program
The UCLA School Mental Health Project (SMHP) “was created in 1986 to pursue theory, research, practice and training related to addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns through school-based interventions.”
- U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education web site is a comprehensive information source for all phases of education in the United State.
- Advocates for Youth
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to policies and programs that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The web site offers advocacy and program information, news, publications, lesson plan
- Alan Guttmacher Institute
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) is an international non-profit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis, and public education. The AGI offers a variety of publications, reports and resources designed to sup
- Contraception Online
Contraception Online is “the online contraception resource for clinicians, researchers and educators.” The site offers a variety of resources including a slide library, patient education information, and the online quarterly The Contraception Report.
- National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The web site of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy offers pregnancy facts and statistics, fact sheets, and publications for both professionals and teens.
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. “believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation
- Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention
The Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (ReCAPP) provides practical tools and information to help reduce sexual risk-taking behaviors in young people. The web site offers a wealth of information geared primarily toward educators in su
- Sex Education Coalition
The Sex Education Coalition is composed of educators, health care professionals, trainers, and legislators dedicated to providing information and supporting informed discussion concerning sexuality education. The Coalition web site offers educational
- Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which develops, collects, and disseminates information on sexuality, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right
- Autism Resources
Autism Resources offers a selection of resources and links on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Bandaids and Blackboards
Bandaids and Blackboards is a web site offering information and resources on topics relating to children with chronic illness and special health care needs in school. There are separate site areas for kids, teens, and adults (parents, health professi
EParent.com is the online voice of Exceptional Parent Magazine. This web site offers a variety of resources for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
- LD OnLine
LD OnLine offers a wealth of information and resources for parents, educators, and other professionals on a wide variety of issues related to learning disabilities.
- National Center for Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) strives to increase opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. This web site offers information for people with learning disabilities, professionals, n
- National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) offers comprehensive information on the entire spectrum of issues involved in living with, caring for, and educating a child or youth with disabilties.
- Special Needs Education
The Special Needs Education (SNE) project offers resources for parents, teachers, schools, and other professionals, individuals, groups, and organizations involved in the education of students with special needs.
- STARBRIGHT Foundation
The STARBRIGHT Foundation is dedicated to the development of projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical and emotional challenges they face on a daily basis by addressing the pain, fear, loneliness, and depression that can acco
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is a division of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). CSAP offers alcohol and drug facts, information about model programs for prevention (including evaluation, imple
- Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Policy Alliance is a comprehensive resource for information and resources on issues to drug policy. They offer an online library of full-text drug and drug policy publications, chat rooms, discussion forums, an e-newsletter, listservs, and a wel
- Join Together Online/Substance Abuse
Join Together Online/Substance Abuse supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse throughout the United States. They offer reports, newsletters, community action toolkits, assistance in linking people and programs fo
- Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) web site has information on current drug policy, enforcement efforts, research studies, prevention and education efforts, drug fact sheets, and more.
- Teen Safe
A website for parents to convey the latest scientific information and parenting strategies needed for teen substance use prevention.
- Health Care Transitions
The Promising Practices in Health Care Transition Project is a research and training activity of the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida.
- Transitions for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs
The Massachusetts Initiative for Youth with Disabilities Transition Project at Children’s Hospital Boston focused on improving the transition of adolescents and young adults with special health care needs into the adult health care system.
- Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was founded in 1992 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescen
- Family Violence Prevention Fund
The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) works to end domestic violence and help women and children whose lives are devastated by abuse…challenges lawmakers to take this issue seriously, educates judges to protect all victims of abuse, and advoc
- Partnerships Against Violence Network Online
Partnerships Against Violence Network (PAVNET) Online is a “virtual library” of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different Federal agencies. It aims to be is a comprehensive, searchable information resource.
- Bright Futures
The Bright Futures Web site is designed to support published guidelines for health supervision of infants, children, and adolescents by helping both health professionals and families to better understanding the diagnostic process and what to expect d
- Connect for Kids
Connect for Kids is a project of the Benton Foundation designed to helps adults make their communities better places for families and children. The web site offers a wealth of information for parents, grandparents, educators, policymakers and others
- Improving the Health of Adolescents & Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities
This guide “extracts the Healthy People 2010 objectives that are key to the health of adolescents and young adults. The health concerns addressed by the Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents and Young Adults are mortality, unintentional injury,
- Institute for Youth Development
Institute for Youth Development (IYD) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that promotes a comprehensive risk avoidance message that encompasses five major risk behaviors: alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco and violence. The web site offers informati
- National Youth Development Information Center
The National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC) provides free or low-cost practice-related information about youth development to national and local youth-serving organizations. The web site offers a wide range of information about youth pr
- National Youth Leadership Council
The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) strives to enhance America’s communities and the lives of young people through service-learning. This web site offers information on NYLC’s mission and programs.
Youth Policy and Advocacy
- Ambulatory Pediatric Association
The Ambulatory Pediatric Association is the organization of academic general pediatric health professionals who create, disseminate, and advocate excellence and innovation in education, research, and health care delivery activities that enhance the
- Annie E. Casey Foundation
The mission of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) is “to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.” The site provides information on the A
- Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is the center of the University of Pennsylvania’s activities and programs in health services research, health policy, and health care management executive education. LDI’s Issue Briefs page prov
- Moving Ideas Network
The Moving Ideas Network (MIN) is dedicated to bringing information about national policy to a broader audience. They work to improve communication between grassroots organizations and legislators and to foster awareness in the public and in the medi
- National Center for Children in Poverty
The mission of National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is to identify and promote strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up p
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is the principal advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on policy development, and is responsible for major activities in the areas of policy coordinati
- The Administration for Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a Federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid,State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA,
- The Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund is an advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring a healthy start for all children, with particular emphasis on meeting the needs of economically disadvantaged and minority children and children with disabilities. The web
- The Family Health Outcomes Project
The Family Health Outcomes Project (FHOP) is dedicated to improving the health of children, their families, and their communities. The site offers public health data, reports and guidelines, planning tools, training, and more.
- United States General Accounting Office
The U.S. General Accounting Office examines the use of public funds and helps Congress makes effective policy, oversight, and funding decisions.
- Urban Institute
The Urban Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan economic and social policy research organization. The site contains information and news on current issues, research interests conducted by the institute’s ten policy centers, and more.
- Youth Activism Project
Youth Activism Project is a “democracy dropout reversal clearinghouse encouraging maximum youth participation.” The site includes information on fundraising, successful youth-led initiatives, and more.