The Parenting Resources for the 21st Century online guide is an initiative of
the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (the
Council). As part of their ongoing efforts to promote a national agenda for
children, foster positive youth development, and reduce violence and serious
delinquency, the Council's nine participating Federal agencies and offices-the
U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and
Urban Development, and Labor; the Immigration and Naturalization Service- the
Office of National Drug Control Policy; the Corporation for National Service;
and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-have joined forces
to create this Web site. The site provides parents and other adults responsible
for the care of a child with access to the information they need to meet the
challenges of parenting today.
Parenting Resources covers the full spectrum of parenting from locating
child care for a newborn to getting treatment for a youth who may be abusing
drugs to finding information on college scholarships for a child graduating from
high school. The site links users to material on a variety of topics, such as
infant development, organized sports, domestic violence, the Family and Medical
Leave Act, nutrition, volunteer activities, learning disabilities, and mental
health. The site also informs users of recent research and statistics, new books
and other publications, up coming conferences, and other valuable resources. The
site's eight pages, each linked to useful Web sites and other resources related
to parenting, are described below.
Child and Youth Development
The Child and Youth Development page directs users to information on child and
youth development from birth to young adulthood. It includes three sub pages-
Developmental Phases, Gender Issues, and Resources.
Child Care and Education
The Child Care and Education page directs users to information about child care
and education. It guides users to helpful information about a variety of topics,
including care and developmentally appropriate practices for very young
children, elementary education, literacy, and standardized testing.
The Family Concerns page focuses on serious parenting concerns-such as eating
disorders, underage drinking, gang activity, and sexual exploitation. It
includes 16 subpages, each linked to Web sites related to family concerns.
The Family Dynamics Page directs users to information on how family members
relate to and interact with one another. Specific topics addressed on the page
include different types of family relationships (e.g., single-parent,
two-parent, and multigenerational families), special circumstances (e.g., the
incarceration of a family member), and work and family issues (e.g., alternative
work schedules and child care).
Health and Safety
To address a wide array of issues, the Health and Safety page includes six
subpages: Child Health, Child Safety, Family Health, Family Safety, Special
Circumstances, and Resources.
Out-of -School Activities
The Out-of-School Activities page focuses on activities for children and
adolescents when they are not in school. The page includes 10 subpages that
offer links to information about a wide range of activities both at home and in
the community, including sports, camps, art programs, and employment.
This page directs users to more general resources. The Resources page includes
four subpages: For Parents, For Youth, Funding, and Publications, each linked to
Web sites and other resources.
This page provides information about recent developments, research,
publications, and events related to parenting. Current information of interest
to children and young adults may also appear on this page, along with
information on upcoming conferences, seminars, and other events.
For those without online access, the following list provides examples of contact
information for federally sponsored clearinghouses featured on the Parenting
Resources Web site.
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20850
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention, JJC disseminates a variety of youth-focused
publications. Parents and other interested persons may order publications by
phone, e-mail, or fax. Fact Sheets and other short publications are available
from JJC via fax-on-demand by calling 800-638-8736, selecting option 1 for
automated ordering, and selecting option 2 for fax-on-demand instructions.
National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse (NMCHC)
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182
The Clearinghouse is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
through its Maternal and Child Health Bureau, a branch of the Health Resources
and Services Administration. An integral part of the Clearinghouse, the National
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Resource Center produces and disseminates
educational materials on SIDS to parents, families, medical practitioners, and
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
877-767-8432 (toll-free, Spanish)
NCADI is an information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of
the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. NCADI's Information Services Department
is equipped to respond to public inquiries on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
via telephone, e-mail, voice mail, postal mail, TTY, and fax. NCADI distributes
materials-such as fact sheets, brochures, pamphlets, monographs, posters, and
videotapes free or at low cost. Resources are tailored for use by parents,
teachers, youth, communities, and prevention/treatment professionals.
National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children's Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign,. IL 61820-7469
NPIN, sponsored by two clearinghouses within the U.S. Department of Education's
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system, provides information to
parents and those who work with parents and fosters the exchange of materials
relating to parenting and education. Special resources available through NPIN
include the Ask ERIC question-answering service and an electronic discussion
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