Healing families. Strengthening communities.

Websites


ADD/ADHD

  • C.H.A.D.D. For children and adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Adoption

  • Adoption Tax Credit Claiming the Federal Adoption Tax Credit for adoptions finalized in 2011. (pdf)
  • Adopt Us Kids Recruits and connects foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.
  • Voice for Adoption Voice for Adoption (VFA) develops and advocates for improved adoption policies. Recognized as a national leader in special needs adoption.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Bipolar Disorders

  • The Balanced Mind Foundation Formerly the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation. Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek. The Learning Section of this website has many articles about early-onset bipolar disorders. The website also has message boards, chat rooms, and online support groups.
  • Healthline A lifestyle guide for bipolar disorder. Information, statistics and treatments for dealing with bipolar disorder.

Child Sexual Abuse

  • Darkness to Light Raises awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults about the steps they can take to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.
  • Survivors Healing Center Education, information, referrals, services and support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Children’s Issues and Advocacy

Crisis

Cultural Support

Disasters and School Shootings

Family Finding/Foster Care

  • Casey Familiy Programs Casey Family Programs is the nation s largest operating foundation entirely focused on foster care. Works to provide and improve foster care in the United States.
  • A Family for Every Child: Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth by the North American Council on Adoptable Children for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, August 2005.
  • Foster Family Based Treatment Association The Foster Family-based Treatment Association strengthens agencies that support families caring for vulnerable children. The Foster Family-based Treatment Association (FFTA) is an agency-led organization of treatment foster care providers established in 1988 with an initial purpose of defining and refining Treatment Foster Care practices.
  • Legal Center for Foster Care & Education A national technical assistance resource and information clearinghouse on legal and policy matters affecting the education of children in the foster care system. It provides a searchable database of legal and policy resources and houses announcements of events and newly developed information.
  • New York State Citizen’s Coalition for Children Support, information and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents and professionals in New York State.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • Addiction Center Written by recovering addicts, Addiction Center provides up to date information on addiction and reviews top treatment centers.
  • The FASD Center A federal government website devoted to the topic of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (disorders occurring in children whose mothers drank alcohol during pregnancy).
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information on a range of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Includes bulletin boards for parents, and links to other sites.

Juvenile Justice (Cost of)

Mental Health

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • A Place For Us Parent message board, links to information about conduct disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and related problems.

Parent Resources

Other Resources