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KEY SITES FOR JOURNALISTS
Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families (http://casey.umd.edu)
Provides a Newsletter with rich context on key policy issues, and a Listserv—an
email discussion group for journalists only, with a query response capability.
Access to over 6,000 experts from colleges and universities, corporations,
national labs, medical centers, non-profits and public relations agencies.
This site helps link journalists with sources either through database searches
or email queries to public relations officers.
Media Resource Service(http://www.mediaresource.org)
A program of Sigma Xi that provides access to 30,000 scientists, engineers, physicians and policy makers who have
agreed to provide information to the media.
INFORMATION ORIENTED SITES
Children's Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org)
Child Advocacy site that focuses on the needs of poor and minority children
and those with disabilities. Research reports and facts and figures are available
for these groups.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation (http://www.aecf.org)
Provides up-to-date data and analysis on issues facing children and families.
Full text of evaluations and reports, and data on the well-being of children
is available. Also, access to KidsCount Data Reports.
Children NOW (http://www.childrennow.org)
Provides policy information and up-to-date research, reports and publications
on the well-being of children.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov)
Health information in the form of data/statistics, reports, and publications
on a variety if issues ranging from childhood asthma to teen pregnancy. Click
Health Information for a subject list of fact sheets.
National Center for Health Statistics (http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/default.htm)
Access to the most current health statistics on a variety of topics such a
child health and health insurance coverage. Provides news releases and fact
sheets on prominent health issues.
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (http://www.ahcpr.gov)
News announcements, press releases, and data/surveys on timely health care
policy issues. Research data on topics from managed care to primary care and
fact sheets on a variety of health care issues is accessible.
National Safekids Coalition (http://www.safekids.org)
Comprehensive fact sheets on current data and trends of childhood injuries.
Links to a variety of other health/safety web sites are also available.
Department of Health and Human Services (http://www.dhhs.gov)
Press releases and fact sheets on family issues regarding Medicaid, child
support, along with other family issues such as unemployment. White House
Statements on family oriented initiatives are also provided.
Child Trends, Inc. (http://www.childtrends.org)
Research and evaluation studies in several areas, including: teen pregnancy
and childbearing; the effects of welfare and poverty on children; issues related
to parenting, family structure, and family processes, including fatherhood
and male fertility.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/dvpfacts.htm)
Data displayed in easy to follow fact sheets on all issues of violence, from
dating violence to suicide.
US Department of Education (http://www.ed.gov)
Access to education statistics and research on a range of topics from testing
to teacher certification.
ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)-CEECE(Clearinghouse on
Elementary and Early Childhood Education) (http://ericeece.org)
Information on educational research and practice regarding young children.
An email information service, AskEric, is used to supply reliable answers
to questions about education.
Education Week (http://www.edweek.org)
On-line version of the weekly newspaper published by Editorial Projects in
Education, provides a summary of news from newspapers across the country,
and informative background essays on key topics in the news, such as bilingual
education, inclusion, phonics and whole language, and more.
SITES FOR PARENTS
Provides information to parents on children's physical and emotional health.
Topics include common illnesses, behavior and development, and emergencies
and first aid. Links are provided to other organizations and support groups
that work to educate and support parents about their child's health.
Parents Q&A (http://www.parenting-qa.com)
Provides parents with answers to pressing questions from toilet training,
sleep problems and even playdough recipes. Has over 200 tip sheets and more
than 4,000 national and local resources complete with abstracts and contact
Zero to Three (http://www.zerotothree.org)
Select For Parents and access information about choosing quality childcare,
child development milestones, recommended books and other resources lists
on child development.
SITES FOR EDUCATORS
Provides an email question answering service, access to the latest curriculum
and lesson plans, access to new research findings, information about conferences.
Busy Teachers' Website (http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu)
Select Virtual Schoolhouse and gain access to information and materials, and
internet sites on classroom topics from Aeronautics to Zoology.
Global Schoolhouse (http://www.gsn.org)
Offers educators the means to connect with other classrooms around the world,
find interesting global learning projects, design internet learning projects
OTHER SITES OF INTEREST
Select Read It to read current and past news on a variety of research developments
in the behavioral sciences community.
American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.aap.org)
Advocacy, research and publications on the physical, mental and social health
Provides news reports from a variety of web sites identified by experts in
a variety of fields from public policy to child abuse to managed care. This
site focuses on mostly children and family issues.
Children's Express (http://www.ce.org)
CE reporters (ages 8-13) identify issues and produce stories, commentaries
and analyses for syndication to print, radio and electronic media outlets
Board on Children, Youth and Families
The Board was created in 1993 to provide a national focal point for authoritative,
nonpartisan analysis of child and family issues relevant to policy decisions.