Organizations, Web Sites and Books
Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
site is designed to serve both AACAP Members, and Parents and
Families. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry,
fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current
research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards
and fellowship descriptions, meeting information and much more.
Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians
dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and
well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
Its mission is to attain optimal physical, mental and social health
and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society
recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians
specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional
illnesses and substance use disorders.
We Talk? Resources for Parents
Can We Talk? believes young people's academic achievement is directly
influenced by their emotional, physical and sexual health, and
that outcomes can be improved through effective family education
and community partnerships.
Children Now uses research and mass communications to make the
well being of children a top priority across the nation. Co-publishers
of the booklet Talking
with Kids about Tough Issues.
J. Kaiser Family Foundation
resource for health policy information, from a leading private
family foundation. Co-publishers of the booklet Talking
with Kids about Tough Issues.
is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor- approved
health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health
Media, our mission is to provide the best children's health information
on the Internet!
Crime Prevention Council
Material on raising safe and healthy children. Provides activities
to teach young children how to deal with scary situations and
issues such as run-ins with bullies, guns, drugs, and strangers.
In English and Spanish.
Parent Information Network
Clearinghouse on elementary and early childhood education, and
urban education. Provides information to parents and those who
work with parents and to foster the exchange of parenting materials.
Materials included full text on NPIN have been reviewed for reliability
A fantastic site for parents, run by the publisher of Parents,
Child, Family Circle and McCall's magazines.
SchoolCity's purpose is to enrich education by providing teachers,
students and parents the superior tools and information they need
to harness the power of the Internet.
Hassles, Tantrums & Tears: Strategies for Coping with Conflict
and Making Peace at Home.
Susan and Jeanne Holmes.
York: Hearst Books, 1993.
to Talk So Kids Will Listen & How to Listen So Kids Will Talk.
Faber, Adele and Elaine Mazlish.
Mamaroneck, NY: International Center for Creative Thinking, 1990.
with Kids about Violence
to Prevent Handgun Violence
As the largest national, non-partisan, grassroots organization
leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign
and the Brady Center are dedicated to creating an America free
from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school,
at work and in their communities.
for Social Responsibility
ESR's mission is to make teaching social responsibility a core
practice in education so that young people develop the convictions
and skills needed to shape a safe, sustainable, democratic and
for Mental Health Initiatives
The mission of the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives is
to distinguish the elements of mental health and develop and promote
specific programs and processes to select target audiences.
with Kids about Sex
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating
for policies that help young people make informed and responsible
decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.
Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
is devoted to the promotion of sexual health by the development
and advancement of the fields of sex therapy, counseling and education.
Association's mission is to provide professional education and
certification of sex educators, counselors and therapists, as
well as individuals who supervise sex therapists in training.
Our mission at ETR Associates is to enhance the well-being of
individuals, families and communities by providing leadership,
educational resources, training and research in health promotion
with an emphasis on sexuality and health education.
Your (Sex) Life Guide
MTV's guide answers a number of general questions about sex. Targeting
teens, this site focuses on communication between sexual partners,
birth control basics and sexually transmitted diseases.
Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Founded in 1996, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
seeks to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families
by reducing teen pregnancy. The Campaign's goal is to reduce the
teen pregnancy rate by one-third between 1996 and 2005.
Parenthood Federation of America
Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is the world's largest and
oldest voluntary family planning organization. Planned Parenthood
is dedicated to the principles that every individual has a fundamental
right to decide when or whether to have a child, and that every
child should be wanted and loved.
Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS)
Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS develops, collects and disseminates
information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality
and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual
Benjamin Wants To Know: Family Conversations about the "Facts
to Talk to Your Child About Sex.
Eyre, Linda and Richard.
New York: GoldenBooks, 1998.
So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and
Harris, Robie H. Illustrated by Michael Emberley.
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1999. (All ages)
Perfectly Normal: Growing Up, Changing Bodies, Sex and Sexual
Harris, Robie H.
Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 1994. (Ages 10 and up)
Is More Than a Plumbing Lesson: A Parent's Guide to Sexuality
Education for Infants Through the Teen Years.
TX: Preston Hollow Enterprises, 1990.
with Kids about Drugs and Alcohol
American Council for Drug Education
American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention
and education agency that develops programs and materials based
on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact
Blocks for a Healthy Future
Develped by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services'
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),
this site aims to educate parents and caregivers about the basics
of substance abuse prevention in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Competition Foundation
With the Healthy Competition Campaign, the Blue Cross and Blue
Shield Association seeks to educate young people and their families
about the potential health dangers of performance enhancing drugs
and to eliminate their use at all levels of sports.
Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The world's largest resource for current information and materials
concerning alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention,
and treatment, the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug
Information (NCADI) is a service of the Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention, which is under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.
Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term
sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information,
help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention
and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and
a nationwide network of Affiliates.
for a Drug-Free America
The Partnership For A Drug-Free America is a non-profit coalition
of professionals from the communications industry, whose mission
is to help teens reject substance abuse.
Founded in 1977 by Thomas J. Gleaton Ed.D. and Marsha Keith Schuchard,
PRIDE (Parents' Resource Institute for Drug Education), is the
largest and oldest organization in the nation devoted to drug-
and violence-free youth.
for the Drug-Free Years: A Family Activity Book.
Hawkins, J. David, et. al.
Seattle: Developmental Research and Programs, 1998.
Parents, Drug-Free Kids: A Family Survival Guide.
Coombs, Robert H.
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2002.
Institute on Drug Abuse Information & Treatment Referral Helpline:
with Kids about AIDS & HIV
Founded in 1984, AIDS Action is the only organization solely dedicated
to responsible federal policy for improved HIV/AIDS care and services,
vigorous medical research and effective prevention.
AIDS Action Committee's mission is threefold:
to provide support services to people living with AIDS and HIV,
as well as the people who love and care for them; to educate the
general public, health care professionals and individuals whose
behavior could put them at high risk for HIV infection; and to
advocate at the local, state and federal levels for fair and effective
AIDS public policy and funding.
Foundation of AIDS Research
mission is to prevent HIV infection and the disease and death
associated with it and to protect the human rights of all people
threatened by the epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers,
guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles
of the Ineternational Red Cross Movement, will provide relief
to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies.
Island Association for AIDS Care, Inc. (LIAAC)
LIAAC is a regional community-based, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit
agency delivering comprehensive programs to all Long Islanders
infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. LIAAC's driving philosophy
is to provide a stable and comprehensive safety net that ensures
our services reach the many diverse communities of Nassau and
Our mission is to identify, fund and conduct critical pediatric
research that will lead to better treatments and prevention of
HIV infection in infants and children, to reduce and prevent HIV
transmission from mother to child and to accelerate the discovery
of new treatments for other serious and life-threatening pediatric
BET's Rap It Up is a grassroots campaign designed to address the
HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community. Rap It Up
seeks to help African American children and families protect themselves
against and diminish incidences of HIV/AIDS, especially in areas
most ravaged by the disease.
the Band Played On: Politics, People And the AIDS Epidemic.
New York: Viking Penguin, 1987.
New York: Viking, 1973. (Ages 9-12)
a Virus Anyway? The Kids' Book About AIDS.
Fassler, David, and Kelly McQueen.
Burlington, VT: Waterfront Books, 1990. (Ages 5-10)
the Kid with AIDS.
Girard, Lina Walvoord.
Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whiteman & Co., 1991. (Ages 8-11)
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