Organizes collections into categories of: Family Life,
Social Awareness and Reform, Arts & Leisure, and Work.
Sponsored by Smith College.
"The Alliance for Children and
Families provides services to nonprofit child and family
serving and economic empowerment organizations. Motivated
by a vision of a healthy society and strong communities, we
work to strengthen America’s nonprofit sector and through
advocacy assure the sector’s continued independence."
Material on accreditation, membership, student resources,
conferences, code of ethics, publications. Use Tape Store
for AAMFT videotape and audiotape descriptions, then check
SUMMIT Local Catalog for holdings.
"AAFCS is the only professional association dedicated to
Family & Consumer Sciences professionals. AAFCS strives to
improve the quality and standards of individual and family
life by providing educational programs, influencing public
policy, and through communication. More than 10,000+ members
work to empower individuals, strengthen families, and enable
ASA is a non-profit membership association based in
Washington, DC dedicated to advancing sociology as a
scientific discipline and profession serving the public
A large number of web resources for those researching the
field of child abuse and neglect.
Full text articles on a variety of topics.
Many excellent resources, including articles and other
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and
Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information
Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides
access to information and resources to help protect children
and strengthen families . It includes statistics, case
management guides, and more.
Psychological, financial, legal, and other aspects of
divorce. Includes articles, professional directory, bulletin
Maintained by Child Welfare Information Gateway, this
includes State-by-State contact information for a variety of
adoption-related organizations and services including public
and licensed private adoption agencies, support groups,
State reunion registries, and more.
"The National Association for the
Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to
improving the well-being of all young children, with
particular focus on the quality of educational and
developmental services for all children from birth through
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional
social workers in the world. It works to "enhance the
professional growth and development of its members, to
create and maintain professional standards, and to advance
sound social policies."
The National Council on Family
Relations (NCFR) provides a forum for family researchers,
educators, and practitioners to share in the development and
dissemination of knowledge about families and family
relationships, establishes professional standards, and works
to promote family well-being.
Parenting materials for parents and those who work with
parents. Sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban
Education and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary & Early
The Kids’ Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) is a
tool to gather, plot and monitor NYS children’s health,
education and well-being indicator data in order to improve
outcomes for children and families.
Numerous resources directed at parents and parenting.
conducting research on aspects of child development.
Lists resources by theme or topic. Includes articles,
statistics, and links to conferences, organizations.
Includes online editions of the familiar UNICEF publication,
State of the World's Children
Statistical data relevant to
youth: school, home, health, future, employment, values,
violent crime, etc. (National Center for Education