National Organizations

The Family Advocacy Committee does not endorse or recommend a specific resource.  This list is simply for your convenience and is not intended to be a complete list of all resources.

  • The Holistic Moms Network™http://www.holisticmoms.org
    is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. We encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all healthcare and parenting options. No matter where you are on your parenting or holistic living journey, you are welcome at HMN!
  • NAEYC for Families- families.naeyc.org
    National Association for the Education of Young Children-Promoting excellence in early childhood education. NAEYC provides information on finding the best early childhood education for children from birth to age 8. The NAEYC website has information about locating quality childcare as well as parenting resources including a blog and current parenting research.
  • Baby Center – babycenter.com
    provides pregnancy and parenting information along with parenting blogs for moms by moms. Babycenter.com includes a babycenter community where expecting parents can talk with other expecting parents and share videos, pictures and stories.BabyCenter® Parenting and pregnancy digital resource –reaches 39 million moms globally each month in 11 different languages.  BabyCenter is also the most recommended and most trusted pregnancy and parenting website among moms. Babycenter.com’s goal is to help parents gain confidence, and enjoy parenting more.
  • Gardening with Kids – gardeningwithkids.org
    Provides tools and resources that help teachers and community leaders use gardening as a method to enhance education and foster environmentally responsible adults. Lessons, funding and a wealth of other information is provided at Kidsgardening.org, where educators, parents, and community organizers can find gardening resources; GrowLab: Activities For Growing Minds, a curriculum used in classrooms across the country to help students learn about science and the environment; Gardening with Kids catalog, a print and online resource packed with educational tools and hands-on kit
  • National Parenting Resource Websiteshttp://www.askdrsears.com
    Parenting resource website full of parenting  advice, child nutrition, and pregnancy and childbirth information.http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Parents.shtml
    Government website  with links to websites for child care, child support, education issues for parents, health issues for parents, safety and crime prevention for parents and more.

    http://www.recalls.gov/
    Government site of recall information on consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics, and environmental products.
    http://www.safercar.gov/parents/index.htm
    Government information about car safety ranging from car seats to teen driving.


    http://www.nationalparenthelpline.org/
    Call the National Parent Helpline® to get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.


    http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources-parents
    Resources for parents with high potential learners ie gifted children. Website provides information for parents in regards to identifying gifted children and education information.

    http://www.cfw.tufts.edu/
    The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence.

    *I would take a special look at this site it is pretty amazing.

    http://www.healthychildren.org/
    Website by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents.

    http://littoolkit.aap.org/forfamilies/Pages/home.aspx
    American Academy of Pediatrics website with links for parents on early reading and literacy with children.

    http://www.getreadytoread.org/
    Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. National Center for Learning Disabilities

    http://www.readingrockets.org/
    Website for parents to teach reading skills, help struggling readers, and more reading resources.

    https://www.understood.org/en
    Understood.org has resources for parents of children with learning and attention issues.

    http://www.ncld.org/
    National Center for Learning Disabilities website has resources for parents, advocacy, and reports and studies for learning disabilities.

    http://www.cdc.gov/
    Resource for learning and tracking childhood diseases and flu statuses in your local area.

    https://www.childwelfare.gov/
    Resources on preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect.

    http://www.aapcc.org/
    The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation’s 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly emergency department visits through in-home treatment.

    http://www.postpartum.net/
    Postpartum support for women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover. You are not alone. You are not to blame. With help, you will be well.

    http://www.cpsc.gov/
    Consumer product safety commission.  A site for checking safety of baby products, children toys, products etc.

    http://www.zerotothree.org/
    ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

    http://www.militarychild.org/
    Resources for parents and students of military families.

    http://www.pbs.org/parents/
    Parent resources from PBS with information about child development, education, fun & games, food & fitness and more.

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