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Families

Bright Futures
Bright Futures materials for families are available on a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional health issues for children from the prenatal months through age 21.

CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Campaign 
The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.

Family Voices
Family Voices provides information and education about the health care of children with spec ial health needs. The website includes links to resources and information on advocacy.

KidsHealth®
KidsHealth provides families with up-to-date health information, with separate areas for kids, teens, and parents.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade. The site can locate accredited programs by zip code.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Find information to help support you in caring for your child with a disability, or helping children with disabilities achieve their full potential.

Parent to Parent-USA
Parent to Parent programs provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have special needs most notably by matching parents seeking support with an experienced, trained 'Support Parent'.

Talk With Your Kids
Talk With Your Kids is a national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children early and often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, and alcohol and drug abuse.

The Whole Child
The Whole Child provides child development resources for parents and educators including articles, videos, and age appropriate activities.

Zero to Three
Science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development.
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Health Professionals

Act Early on Developmental Concerns: Partnering with Early Intervention
A presentation that offers healthcare providers a general overview of early intervention services as well as practical tips, resources, and tools for working with Early Intervention and community services from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national initiative to promote and improve the health and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. The site includes publications, training tools, and distance learning materials.

Children with Special Health Care Needs
Tips and tools from Bright Futures for establishing a clear and planned approach to managing and caring for children with special health care needs.

Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition
This guideline provides detailed information on well-child care for health care practitioners.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online is for professionals interested in child development and behavior in a medical setting. The website focuses on primary care development and behavior, including early intervention and screening, and provides articles, handouts, and materials about developmental disabilities developed for professionals and parents. It also offers a practice section with information to support primary and specialty health care practice.

National Center for Medical Home Implementation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation works with federal agencies to ensure that children with special needs have access to a medical home. Its website has resources, information, and tools on providing medical homes for children and youth with special health care needs.
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Researchers

America’s Children
Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. Pending data availability, the Forum updates all 40 indicators annually on its website. The America's Children series makes Federal data on children and families available in a nontechnical, easy-to-use format in order to stimulate discussion among data providers, policymakers, and the public.

Anne E. Casey Kids Count
Kids Count is a national and state-by-state effort to track that status of children in the U.S. and provide policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being.

Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health
The Data Resource Center makes it easy to find key findings on the health and health care of children, youth, and families. It is sponsored by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau and is led by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, based at the Oregon Health & Science University.

IDEAdata.org
IDEAdata.org provides public access to the most recent data about children with disabilities served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These data are collected annually by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, in accordance with Section 618 of IDEA. They are provided in the form of tables produced for the Annual Reports to Congress.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities Funding Opportunities
Find information about funding opportunities in CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Information about new funding opportunities throughout CDC can be found on the CDC Grants and Cooperative Agreements webpage.

National Center for Health Statistics
CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has accurate, relevant, and timely statistics to guide actions and policies to improve the health of Americans. The NCHS State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey has in-depth state and local area data that can be used to help meet various program and policy needs.

UNICEF
UNICEF provides basic information on some key data areas of child well-being.
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Educators

CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Campaign
CDC’s "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign has created a series of resources to help educators track child milestones and tips to talk with parents about child development.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. They have user-friendly training materials, videos, and print resources which are available directly from this website to help early care, health and education providers implement this model.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC provides accreditation for schools that meet certain standards, as well as resources, tools, and information for families and childcare providers.

National Association of Special Education Teachers
The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) has one of the largest sources of information on special education in the United States that teachers have identified as being the most relevant issues faced in the field. The NASET database is updated daily.

Young Children with Challenging Behavior
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, also known as TACSEI, takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.

Zero to Three
Provides professionals working with very young children and their families an extensive collection of resources aimed at supporting the work of professionals in a variety of early childhood settings.
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Other Federal Partners

Administration on Children and Families
The Administration for Children and Families is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health strives to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

National Institute on Child Health and Development
National Institute on Child Health and Development conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. 
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