National Center for Children in Poverty
The mission of NCCP is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families
Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a program that promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room.
Stay Safe.org (Internet Safety website)
Stay safe is an internet resource to help protect children and adults from internet predators and unwanted solicitations. Lots of great information and educational tools.
Stop Bullying Now
A Bullying Reduction and Awareness resource for parents, teachers and kids.
The Future of Children
The Future of Children seeks to promote effective policies and programs for children by providing policymakers, service providers, and the media with timely, objective information based on the best available research.
Voices for Americas Children
The mission of Voices for America’s Children is to improve the lives of children in the United States.
Vote Kids is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to making children a political priority in American politics, not a political afterthought, and hold Congress accountable to the needs of America’s children by mobilizing voters, running campaigns spotlighting the voting records of selected legislators, promoting children and family issues, and creating a database of voters with a strong interest in voting for children.
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity&Nutrition) is a national program designed as a one-stop resource for parents and caregivers interested in practical tools to help children 8-13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf
Children’s Defense Fund
The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities
Connect for Kids
Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families
Do something is a teen/young adult website where people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Dozens of volunteer, fundraising, and important national and international issues are featured on this site. Sign up and DO SOMETHING!
Docs for Tots
National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.
Every Child Matters
Every Child Matters Education Fund is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the lives of children and families by advocating for better public policy during federal and state campaigns.
First Signs, Inc. is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.
Get Fit Get Right
Get Fit, Get Right was developed to help overweight teens make small, sustainable changes to their eating and exercise habits in order to improve their health for the long term. Check it out!!
GovBenefits.gov is a free, easy-to-use website that helps people find government benefits and assistance programs that you might be eligible to receive. Click on this site and select Missouri to begin.
Immunization Action Coalition
Vaccine information in many languages.
IRS Earned Income Tax Credit
Click below to see if you are eligible for a federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.
KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
Links to national and regional childhood advocacy organizations and family resources
National Breast Feeding Resource Center
Partnered with La Leche League International, this site offers a free breastfeeding hotline for common breastfeeding questions. Also supplies free information about breastfeeding- 1-800-994-WOMAN (9662)
American Academy of Pediatrics
Website for parents and pediatricians to find resources for children’s health and welfare.
America’s Promise Alliance
The America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest multi-sector collaborative dedicated to the well-being of children and youth.
Anne E. Casey Foundation
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States
CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)
The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-800-233-4050
Children of Prisoners Library
Very helpful site for parents and providers of children with incarcerated parents.
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