||4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization with more than 6 million youth participants in urban, suburban, and rural communities. It is a program of the land-grant universities and the Dept. of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension System that offers young people "learn by doing" skills development and community engagement opportunities.
||Positive youth development
||This is a federally-sponsored on-line resource for after-school programs, including tips on starting a program, funding availability, activity ideas, and information on topics such as health, safety, and youth development.
||After school programs
|American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Children
||The AAP's Healthy Children website is an online resource for parents that includes information and fact sheets on stages of development, and tips for promoting safety, nutrition, health, and emotional wellness for children.
|American Youth Policy Forum
||AYPF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development group that provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. The organization's website includes a number of publications on topics related to education, youth development, community involvement, and preparing for a career.
||Public policy; professional development
|Annie E. Casey Foundation
||The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of vulnerable children and families. The Foundation makes grants that help states, cities and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs. The website contains informational resources, as well as the KidsCount data sets on state-by-state indicators of child wellbeing.
|Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence out of the University of Colorado at Boulder
||The center offers information on a number of model and promising programs to prevent youth violence and other problem behaviors. Included in their materials about these programs is information on methods, target populations, outcomes, supporting research, and cost-benefit analysis.
||Youth violence prevention
|Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
||The Center's focus is on generating, applying, and disseminating knowledge on effective policies and practices to promote child and community well-being.
|Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University
||CSEFEL is a national resource for disseminating research and evidence-based practice information to early childhood programs across the country. It is a federally-funded project designed to strengthen the capacity of Head Start and child care programs to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young people. The website contains a number of informational materials on ways to embed social and emotional skill-building activities into everyday routines.
||Social and emotional learning
|Child Maltreatment is a Public Health Issue
|| Child Maltreatment is a Public Health Issue is a web-based resource center funded by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation). This on-line resource contains a wealth of information and resources that are designed to help guide states in their efforts to promote the health and well-being of children and their families.
||Child Help is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Their website includes information for children, parents, and professionals, as well as a national hotline number.
||Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development. Their researchers identify emerging issues; evaluate programs and policies; and provide data-driven, evidence-based guidance on policy and practice. Their website contains a wide array of publications on topics including: positive youth development, child poverty, child welfare, and parenting.
||Child devel. Policy and programs
|Child Trends Data Bank
||This on-line resource contains data on various indicators of wellbeing for young people, categorized by developmental stages.
||Indicators of child wellbeing
|Child Welfare Information Gateway
||This Federally-sponsored resource promotes the well-being of children and families by providing information and tools to child welfare professions and the general public on topics such as child abuse, out-of-home care, permanency planning and family strengthening.
||Child abuse; child welfare
|Child Welfare League of America
||CWLA is a coalition of public and private entities committed to addressing the needs of children in the child welfare system. The organization's website contains an array of informational resources, including research data, publications, and teleconference trainings.
| Children's Mental Health Network
||CMHN is a national network designed to bring together the voices of children's mental health, across the spectrum of promotion, prevention, and treatment related efforts. The website contains a variety of informational resources, and the group also maintains a listserv to provide members with informational updates.
||Promotion, prevention and treatment in mental health
|Children's Defense Fund
||The CDF is a national advocacy organization that works towards policies that provide better protections and opportunities for all children. The group conducts research and analysis on these issues, and that information is available on-line.
||Advocacy for children's wellbeing
|Children's Safety Network
||CSN is a federally-funded national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence, including the prevention of child maltreatment and bullying. Their website includes a number of informational resources.
|Circle of Parents
||This network provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. In addition to linkages with local parent groups, the website provides various fact sheets and informational resources.
|Clifford Beers Foundation
||The foundation is focused on disseminating information about the promotion of positive mental health and the prevention of mental disorders. It publishes the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.
||Mental health promotion
|Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
||A non-profit organization that disseminates information on research-based practices to improve social and emotional learning, including information on policies that can support the widespread usage of such activities.
||Social and emotional learning
|College Drinking: Changing the Culture
||This resource is sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and it offers fact sheets and tips for college presidents, parents, and students that are designed to reduce alcohol problems on campus.
||Preventing alcohol abuse on college campuses
|Coming Together Around Military Families
||CTAMF is a DOD-funded project led by Zero to Three that provides information, training, and resources designed to address the needs of young children and families dealing with deployment and reunification issues.
||Young children in military families
|Communities That Care
|| CTC is a SAMHSA-sponsored coalition-based community prevention operating system that uses a public health approach to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout and substance abuse. CTC helps local leaders identify community risk and prevention priorities and select the right programs to address them.
||Preventing problem youth behavior; coalition building
|Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
|| CADCA is a membership organization of over 5,000 local coalitions. CADCA offers informational resources on topics such as enacting tobacco control polices, and toolkits on preventing prescription drug abuse and building partnerships around substance abuse prevention.
||Substance abuse prevention
|Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center
||ECLKC is a federally-funded resource that offers information for caregivers on positive parenting tips, as well as information for Head Start centers and other community groups on promoting wellbeing in young children
||The EPISCenter aims to promote the greater use of prevention and intervention programs that have proven their effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations. The Center's primary goal is to advance high quality implementation, impact assessment, and sustainability of these evidence-based programs to maximize the positive impact of prevention science on outcomes for youth, families, and communities.
||Implementation of evidence based practices
|FAMpod Families Overcoming Depression
||This website includes informational resources on depression, and also offers a free on-line course on the Family Talk Preventive Intervention, which is a public health, strength-based, and family centered program designed to support families in which one or both parents have depression. This evidence based practice partners with families to improve relationships and functioning by educating families on depression risk factors and understanding the benefits of applying protective factors to promote resiliency, resulting in few incidents of depression in children
||FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress™) is designed to strengthen resilience for military children and families. It teaches practical skills to meet the challenges of deployment and reintegration, to communicate and solve problems effectively, and to successfully set goals together and create a shared family story. The website contains a number of informational resources and tools for parents, kids, and professionals.
||Resiliency; military families
||This site offers supportive informational resources for young people who are currently in, or have transitioned out of, the foster care system.
|Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
|| GLSEN is an organization for students, parents, and teachers that works to affect positive change in schools by promoting tolerance and respect for all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Their website offers a number of tools and tips, as well as research briefs.
||Safe schools; LGBT youth
|Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
||The GUCCHD's mission is to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, children with special needs, adults with developmental and other disabilities, and their families. A division of Georgetown University's Department of Pediatrics, the Center is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to service, training, research, community outreach, technical assistance, and public policy.
|Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence at George Washington University
||This non-profit Institute operates as an interdisciplinary research partnership dedicated to creating safer environments for youth. Their website contains data and publications that are of relevance to parents, practitioners, and policymakers.
||School and community safety
|Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center
||This Center, operated out of the Harvard School of Public Health, maintains lists of various publications addressing the topic of youth violence prevention, as well as links to media-based articles about youth violence.
||Youth violence prevention
|Inspire USA Foundation
||Inspire USA works directly with teens and young adults to design and delivers innovative technology-based services that promote mental health and prevent suicide. ReachOut.com is the Inspire USA Foundation's primary online platform and avenue of outreach. The organization takes a strengths-based approach to its work with a focus on the prevention of mental health difficulties and the promotion of resilience in young people.
||Mental health promotion for youth
||The foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students. It provides a range of tools for colleges to use in order to increase help-seeking behaviors in students and to improve schools' mental health services.
||Youth suicide prevention
||Kids.gov is a safe on-line resource that offers young people (grades K-6) with fun information on educational topics (science, etc.), as well as health and safety. It also includes resources and activity ideas for educators
||Education and wellbeing for young people
|Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
||The library offers a wide variety of informational topics for families, professionals, educators, communities, and states on an array of topics dealing with maternal and child health, including information on emotional and behavioral health and healthy youth development. Extensive resources are available for free download.
||Maternal and child health
|MedlinePlus Child Development
||MedLinePlus is an on-line information service funded via NIH. The Child Development section offers a wide range of reliable information for caregivers on developmental milestones and issues for children from birth through the teenage years.
||Healthy youth development
|National Adolescent Health Information Center
||NAHIC is a federally-funded project designed to improve the overall health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for adolescent health information and research. Their website includes data, tools for state and local programs, and information on programs, policies, and research.
|National Association for the Education of Young Children
||NAEYC is a national member organization advocating for standards of excellence in early education for children age 0-8. The website includes informational resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers.
|National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
||This national group leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care resources by undertaking research and advocating for child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families. The website includes research, data, public policy information, and resources for parents and professionals.
|National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
||The NCCP is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America's low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. NCCP's website contains resources including data calculators, state profiles, and publications on topics such as mental health, welfare, and early childhood development.
||Public policy to improve child outcomes
|National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
||Sponsored by SAMHSA to support two grant initiatives (project LAUNCH and Safe Schools/Healthy Students), the Center's website includes a number of fact sheets and informational resources that are relevant to any group working to foster youth resilience and prevent problem behavior in youth.
||Healthy development of young children; preventing problem behavior in school-age youth
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
||The mission of this non-profit organization is to serve as the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims, as well as other professionals.
||Abducted and runaway youth
|National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth
||This federally-sponsored resource offers a wide range of information, tools, podcasts, and publications on issues related to positive youth development.
||Healthy youth development
|National Implementa-tion Research Network
||NIRN's efforts are focused on closing the gap between science and practice by examining the activities necessary to effectively implement evidence based practices in a manner which will yield intended results.
|National Indian Child Welfare Association
||NICWA addresses the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. The mission of NICWA is to improve the lives of American Indian children and families by helping tribes and other service providers implement activities that are culturally-competent, community-based, and focused on the strengths and assets of families.
||Child abuse prevention; American Indian youth
|National Network of Statewide After School Networks
||The national network brings together established statewide afterschool networks in their collective mission to build partnerships and policies that are committed to the development and sustainability of quality afterschool programs. The website includes information and resources of relevance to these groups.
|National Resource Center for Youth Development
||NRCYD's goal is to build the capacity of States and Tribes to provide high quality services to youth in out of home placements, former foster-care youth, and other youth in at-risk situations. They offer a variety of informational resources on youth engagement, youth leadership development, and transition planning.
||Foster care; youth development
|National Runaway Switchboard
||Information for teens, parents, and educators related to the topic of runaway youth, including a national hotline.
| National School Climate Center (NSCC)
||NSCC is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, they strive to enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults. Each year NSCC works with hundreds of schools to measure and improve their climates for learning.
||Educational settings; social and emotional learning
||NetSmartz offers interactive web-tools that provide age-appropriate resources to help teach children age 5-17 how to be safer on- and offline. It also includes information for parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.
|Oregon Social Learning Center
||The OSLC is a non-profit, collaborative, multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning.
||Research, human development
|Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University
||PPSI's mission is to conduct innovative research on promoting capable and healthy youth, adults, families, and communities—through partnerships that integrate science with practice. The website contains information on a number of research articles that have been published on this topic.
||Translating research into practice
||This on-line resource (funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation) provides information and resources to help policymakers make sound decisions that contribute to better outcomes and opportunities for all children and families.
|Prevent Child Abuse America
|| PCA America is a national non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness and providing education to prevent child abuse and neglect. The organization has local chapters, and it provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. The website contains a number of informational resources and tools for parents and professionals.
||A national non-profit organization focused on primary prevention through policies, organizational practices, and community collaboration efforts. Their website contains a number of tools and publications on topics including violence prevention and the promotion of mental health
||violence prevention; mental health promotion
|Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human
||The PRC is housed at the University of Pennsylvania and it focuses on longitudinal, developmental research on risk and protective factors. Research conducted in the Center examines how communities can work together with families, schools, community groups (social service, youth groups, the faith community), and industry to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families.
||Risk and protective factors
||PROSPER stands for PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience. It is a scientifically-proven delivery system that facilitates implementation of evidence-based programs that reduce high-risk youth behaviors, enhance positive youth development, and strengthen families. This delivery system links university-based prevention researchers with two established program delivery systems within a state—the Cooperative Extension System at the Land Grant University and the public school system.
||Delivery system for evidence based practices
|Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood
||This federally-sponsored project is designed to generate and disseminate information on effective strategies to prevent maltreatment and promote healthy development for children ages 0-5.
||Child abuse prevention; early childhood
|Respect in Sport
||This online resource for coaches and community activity leaders working with youth provides information and tips on preventing bullying, as well as recognizing signs of abuse and neglect.
||Awareness tips for coaches
|Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
||RWJ is a philanthropic organization devoted to improving health policy and practice, particularly for vulnerable populations. The website includes extensive health policy information, as well as several program and research briefs.
||Health policy; philan-thropy
|Safe Kids, USA
||This non-profit group offers a number of safety tips for parents and educators on ways to prevent childhood injuries.
|Safe Start Initiative
||This project is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to broaden the knowledge of and promote community investment in evidence-based strategies for reducing the impact of children's exposure to violence.
||The website of the PBS educational series for young children includes resources for parents including information on developmental milestones and tips on developing social and emotional skills.
||Tips for parents of young children
| Social Development Research Group
|| Housed at the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, SDRG is a nationally recognized, interdisciplinary team of researchers working to understand and promote healthy behaviors and positive social development among diverse populations
|Society for Prevention Research
||SPR is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical health, mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well being.
||Research on prevention practices
|Stand for Children
||This non-profit group works with parents, organizations, and communities to advocate for strengthening the educational system in vulnerable regions.
||Education system; advocacy
|Stop Bullying Now
||This government sponsored on-line resource offers tips and tools for kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators, and community groups to curb bullying.
||This on-line resource includes comprehensive research and resources on the prevention of underage drinking. Materials available online are provided by the 15 Federal agencies of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Underage Drinking Prevention. The Web site includes statistics, training information for providers, and prevention tools and approaches.
||Preventing underage drinking
|STRYVE: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere
||STRYVE is a national initiative, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which takes a public health approach to preventing youth violence. Its on-line resources include fact sheets, publications, and web-based training.
||Youth violence prevention
|Suicide Prevention Resource Center
|| The SPRC is a SAMHSA-funded center that provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist in the development of suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies, and to advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
||Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, TeensHealth provides teens and families with up-to-date, jargon-free advice about health, relationships, and growing up. Topics include issues such as depression and self-cutting, abuse in the family, and safety basics such as internet safety.
||Health and safety info. for teens
||Text4Baby is a public health outreach project with a number of public and private partners. Pregnant women can sign up to receive free text messages about the health and safety of their baby both before and after it arrives.
||Prenatal and infancy public health info.
||The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. The Project's web site includes prevention resources and fact sheets for families and educators.
||LGBT youth; suicide prevention
|Trust for America's Health (TFAH)
||TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. The group's website maintains information on a number of health-promotion activities, reports, and resources.
||General health promotion
|UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
||This group's website offers a number of publications, resources, and tools for practitioners, educators, and policy makers related to policies and programming to support school-related efforts to promote mental health.
||The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research group that publishes a number of reports and data sets, including a variety of materials related to the health, welfare, and overall wellbeing of children.
|Urban Networks to Increase Thriving Youth (UNITY)
||UNITY promotes private/public partnerships to prevent youth violence and foster safe environments for urban youth. Their website includes data, publications, and linkages with other communities working on youth violence prevention efforts.
||Youth violence prevention
|USA.gov Parenting Resources
||An on-line listing of various government-sponsored informational resources on topics related to health, safety, education, and wellbeing of children and youth.
||Resources for parents
|W.K. Kellogg Foundation
||The foundation is a philanthropic group dedicated to strengthening children, families, and communities in order to help vulnerable children achieve success. Their website includes information for applying for grants with the foundation.
||Philanthropy; child wellbeing
|Washington State Institute for Public Policy
||The Institute's mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research—at legislative direction—on issues of importance to Washington State. The Institute has conducted cost-benefit analyses of a number of evidence-based programs to prevent problem behavior in youth that would be of use to any state and which are available on-line.
||Cost benefit analysis of evidence based programs
|World Federation for Mental Health
||WFMH is an international membership organization dedicated to advancing, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health. The group's website includes information about activities underway across the globe.
||Mental health promotion; preventing mental health disorders
|Yale Child Study Center
||The Center is a department at Yale University School of Medicine which brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of child development, social, behavioral, and emotional adjustment, and psychiatric disorders and to help children and families in need of care. The Center's scope includes research, clinical services, training programs, policy work, and extensive local, state, national, and international collaboration.
|ZERO TO THREE
||ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
||Infant and toddler health and development