"The Board on Children, Youth, and Families (BOCYF) was created
in 1993 to provide a national focal point for authoritative, nonpartisan
analysis of child and family issues relevant to policy decisions." National
Academy of Sciences.
"The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality,
affordability, and supply of child care available for all families. The
Child Care Bureau administers Federal funds to States, Territories, and
Tribes to assist low income families in accessing quality child care for
children while parents work or participate in education or training. The
Child Care Bureau is part of the Administration on Children, Youth and
Families in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.Administration
for Children and Families."
"The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF)
administers the major Federal programs that support: social services that
promote the positive growth and development of children and youth and their
families; protective services and shelter for children and youth in at-risk
situations; child care for working families and families on public assistance;
and adoption for children with special needs. The Administration on Children,
Youth and Families is a part of the Administration for Children and Families
(ACF), under the Department of Health and Human Services."
" The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal
programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families,
children, individuals, and communities."
"Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive
developmental services for America's low-income, pre-school children ages
three to five and social services for their families. Specific services
for children focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical
and mental health, and nutrition." Branch of ACYF, which is within ACF,
under the Department of Health and Human Services.
"The oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau
(CB) is located within the United States Department of Health and Human
Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children,
Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery
of child welfare services - services designed to protect children and strengthen
families. The agency provides grants to States, Tribes and communities
to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective
services (child abuse and neglect) family preservation and support, foster
care, adoption and independent living. In addition, the agency makes major
investments in staff training, technology and innovative programs."
"The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
is to provide national leadership on youth issues and to assist individuals
and organizations in providing effective, comprehensive services for youth
in at-risk situations and their families. A primary goal of FYSB programs
is to provide positive alternatives for youth, ensure their safety, and
maximize their potential to take advantage of available opportunities."
Branch of ACF, under the Department of Health and Human Services.
"Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for children,
working to translate the nation's commitment to children and families into
action. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information
on the status of children, Children Now uses communications strategies
to reach parents, lawmakers, citizens, business, media and community leaders,
creating attention and generating positive change on behalf of children.
With particular concern for those who are poor or at risk, Children Now
is committed to improving conditions for all children. Founded in l988,
Children Now is a national organization with special depth in California."
"An alliance of national, state, and local nonprofit organizations
working to call attention to the serious obstacles impeding children's
well-being and to boost children's concerns to the top of the public policy
"Child Trends, Inc. is a 26-year-old nonprofit, nonpartisan
research organization that studies children, youth, and families through
research, data collection, and data analysis." Has good links to other
"Kids Count, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is
a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in
the United States. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks
of child well-being, Kids Count seeks to enrich local, state, and national
discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children."
Component of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. "The
primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information
on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis
on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge
into effective programs and polices, and promoting constructive institutional
change." Publishes good reports on the many policy issues, such as Children
and Poverty, Special
Education for Children with Disabilities, Long-Term
Outcomes of Early Childhood Programs, and Low
"Violence in America has reached epidemic proportions. Today,
all Americans are touched directly or indirectly by violent acts. In response,
the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) was founded
in 1992 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to provide
informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing
violence, particularly adolescent violence. Since that time, our mission
has expanded to encompass violence across the life course." University
of Colorado at Boulder.
Umbrella organization bringing together many other advocacy
and policy organizations together with online journals etc...
Northwestern University and University of Chicago collaborative
research group site on poverty.
"The mission of the National Center for Children in Poverty
(NCCP) is to identify and promote strategies that reduce the number of
young children living in poverty in the United States, and that improve
the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing
National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children
This site contains good information regarding missing and exploited