Child Development and Parenting
Children's Health & Safety
Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development provides information
on health and child development.
for Childhood Education International
ACEI supports the education and development of children, from
birth through early adolescence.
Society of America
The ASA Web site provides information and resources related
Leche League International
The La Leche League site offers mothers support, encouragement,
and information related to breastfeeding as an important element
in the healthy development of the baby.
This site provides information to new parents and educators
about the Lamaze philosophy of birth, which is free from routine
Disabilities Association of America
The LDA is a volunteer organization advocating for individuals
with learning disabilities.
National Down Syndrome Society works to benefit people with
Down Syndrome and their families through education, leadership,
The Easter Seals organization offers a variety of services
to help people with disabilities address life's challenges
and achieve personal goals.
Mental Health Assn.
NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through
education, research, advocacy, and service.
This Web site helps to promote the healthy development of
infants and toddlers by supporting families, communities,
and those who work on their behalf.
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Children's Health & Safety
This Web site provides doctor-approved health information
about children from prenatal development through adolescence.
This site has separate locations for children, teens, and
parents?each with its own design, age-appropriate content,
and tone. It contains in-depth information developed by experts
in child and teen health.
Academy of Pediatrics
This Web site contains information regarding the health and
welfare of children. The members of the American Academy of
Pediatrics have dedicated themselves to attaining optimal
physical, mental, and social health and well being for all
infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
The AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty
of pediatric dentistry. The Web site provides journal articles,
The AMA is a professional organization for physicians. The
Web site provides news and information related to medical
Society for Nutritional Services
This Web site provides nutrient information and articles from
The Journal of Nutrition.
and Allergy Foundation
The AAFA site provides information about asthma and allergies.
Diabetes Research Foundation International
JDRF supports research to find a cure for diabetes and its
complications. The site provides news and information about
diabetes and current research.
March of Dimes promotes cost-effective interventions that
can improve infant health.
and Child Health Bureau
MCHB is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. It provides programs to fill the physical, psychological,
and social needs of mothers and children and promotes access
to quality healthcare for everyone.
Association of Childbearing Centers
The NACC’s Web site provides information on birth centers
and about various stages of childbearing.
College of Nurse-Midwives
The ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education
programs, administers continuing education programs, and establishes
clinical practice standards.
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
ACOG provides information and news related to healthcare for
and Child Health
This Web site provides information to improve the health of
mothers, infants, children, and adolescents, including low-income
families, those with diverse racial and ethnic heritages,
and those living in rural or isolated areas without access
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Parenthood.com is dedicated to providing family life and parenting
information aimed at parents. This Web site also provides
information about parenting and childcare from conception
through school age.
This Web site offers parenting information from preconception
through the toddler years.
Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
The Web site provides information on the warning signs a person
should look for if they suspect an infant is suffering from
Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). It also offers information, ideas,
and answers for parents and caregivers, such as how to cope
with a crying baby.
The PTA is a nonprofit organization of parents, educators,
and students that works to improve the health, education,
and well-being of all children.
Information Network Clemson University
The Family Information Network is a source of information
for people in South Carolina. It is an information and referral
system for families looking for help, care, and services.
and Work Institute
FWI conducts research that provides data to inform decision
making on the changing workforce, changing family, and changing
Healthy Teen Network
This site provides resource information for preventing adolescent pregnancy and helping teens who are parents. HTN was formerly called the National Organization of Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention, Inc. (NOAPP).
Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
Planned Parenthood is a voluntary reproductive health care
organization that promotes everyone’s right to choose
when or whether to have a child. It helps to ensure that every
child is wanted and loved.
Products Manufacturers Association
JPMA is a national trade organization that provides information
about the safe use of juvenile products.
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