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On-line resources for key areas.

Child Abuse Education Resources

Information on Child Abuse American Humane - Devoted to preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals. www.americanhumane.org

Provides helpful parenting information. www.parents-ed.org

Committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community. www.childcareaware.org

Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System CWLA, in cooperation with the nations state child welfare agencies, provides a comprehensive, interactive child welfare database. Internet users can create customized tables and graphs, as well as access to information on child abuse. www.cwla.org

Information on child abuse and on making children the top public policy priority. www.childrennow.org

Articles and information on child abuse and other topics for new parents. www.newparentsnetwork.org

Publications, reference guides to programs, projects and professional developmental services promoting the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers. www.zerotothree.org

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)

CWLA is an association of almost 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 2.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services. Founded in 1920, it is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being on America's vulnerable and their families. www.cwla.org

Children Now

Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for children, working to translate the nation's commitment to children and families into action. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children, Children Now uses communications strategies to reach parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders, creating attention and generating positive change on behalf of children. www.childrennow.org

Educational Advocacy

What Keeps Children in Foster Care from Succeeding in School?

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities

When Schools Criminalize Disabilities: Strategies for Challenging School-In

Protection, Advocacy, Inc. Special Education Publications: great place to d

Health and Mental Health

Focal Point: A National Bulletin on Family Support and Children's Mental Health

The Attachment Disorder Site: Information and Articles

The Center for Mental Health Services: Current Resources

Healthy Place: Interactive Resource with variety of perspectives

NAMI: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice: Links to emotional and behavioral problems.

SAM: The Society for Adolescent Medicine

Pandora's Box: The Secrecy of Child Sexual Abuse

Guide to Psychiatric Medications for Children and Adolescent

Infants

Child and Family Web guide

Center for Disease Control: Infant Issues

World of Infants: Infant Development Articles

American Academy of Pediatrics

Developmental Issues for Young Children in Foster Care

National CASA

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. www.nationalcasa.org

Native American and ICWA Resources

Wabanaki Legal News: Easy Answers to ICWA

ICWA: CA Judges Benchguide Revised

Northern CA Indian Development Council

National Indian Child Welfare Association

Native Web: Internet Links to Native American Resources

UNITY: United National Indian Tribal Youth

California Indian Legal Services

Teens

Building a Better Teenager: A Summary of What Works in Adolescent Developme

Youth Leadership Advisory Team: A Model of Youth in Care Working Together.

The Beat Within: Weekly Publication of Writings and Art from inside Juvenil

National Center for Youth Law: Articles on Foster Youth Rights

Youth Today: Newspaper on Youth Work

POY: Perspectives on Youth

Foster Care Ombudsman Program

California Adolescent Health Collaborative

The California Partnership for Children

The California Partnership for Children serves as the umbrella organization for the Children's Research Institute of California, the California Children's Lobby, and the University of California, Berkeley's Children and Youth Policy Project, all of which provide programs and policy recommendations that serve at-risk youth and families in California. The principle mission of the Partnership is to protect and improve the quality of life of all of California's children. www.g2t.org/cpc.cfm

The National Association of Child Advocates (NACA)

The National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) is the only national organization wholly devoted to the creation and sustenance of state- and community-based child advocacy organizations. Founded in 1984, NACA is the collective voice of child advocacy organizations working on the front lines to ensure the safety, security, health and education of America's children. www.childadvocacy.org