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National Advocacy

American Academy of Pediatrics

Website for parents and pediatricians to find resources for children’s health and welfare.
www.aap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Weight Site

Info for families, health care professionals and communities.
www.aap.org/obesity

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.
www.americaspromise.org

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
www.aecf.org

Aunt Bertha Connecting People with Programs

Click link to find resources for children, adults and elders right in your neighborhood.  www.auntbertha.com

Brain STEPS Program

This program helps children affected by traumatic brain injury reintegrate into school. Call 724-944-6542 or 866-635-7097for info
www.biapa.org

CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD)

The nation’s leading non-profit organization for children and adults affected by ADD/ADHD-800-233-4050
www.chadd.org

Children’s Health Watch

Children’s HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children.
www.childrenshealthwatch.org

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
www.childrensdefense.org

College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities may find it difficult to acquire knowledge or skills in the same ways as their peers. This could mean they struggle to learn through traditional teaching methods, or that they wrestle with a curriculum designed for students their age.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Lot’s of info on product safety.
www.cpsc.gov

Docs for Tots

National advocacy organization to assist doctors in their advocacy roles.
www.docsfortots.org/

Family Savings Account

For low-income Pennsylvanians where you can save up to $2,000 with matching funds from the state. See link below and/or check out the fact sheet.
worc-pa.com/savings-family-savings-account.html
Family Savings Account Fact Sheet

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.
www.everychildmatters.org

First Five Years Fund

The First Five Years Fund is committed to improving the lives of at-risk children by leveraging cost-effective investments in early learning.
www.ffyf.org

Foster Care America

Great site from the AAP for resources for foster care.
www.aap.org/fostercare

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!!
www.getfitgetright.org

GLSEN

GLSEN works with educators, policy makers, community leaders and students on the
urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in schools.
www.glsen.org/

GovBenefits.gov

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 Pennsylvania to begin.
www.benefits.gov

HealthyChildren.org

Great website from teh American Academy of Pediatrics for Families and Providers
www.healthychildren.org

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine information in many languages.
www.immunize.org/catg.d/noneng.htm

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.
www.irs.gov

KidsHealth

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
www.kidshealth.org

Medline Plus

Useful information for most diseases that affect you and your child.
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics

Military One Source

Resource for Military Families www.militaryonesource.mil

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
nccp.org

NetSmartz Workshop

Age appropriate, interactive website for teens and children on how to be safe on the internet.
www.netsmartz.org

NORD (Natl. Association for Rare Diseases)

Information for families and healthcare providers about rare diseases in children.

http://www.rarediseases.org/

 

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale
to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to the wounded warriors when they return home. Call (267) 721-3385 or visit their website.
www.operationhomefront.net

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.
www.reachoutandread.org

Ready for Life

Website to help parents raise happy, healthy children.
www.readyforlife.org

Sesame Street in the Community

Amazing resource for providers and parents to help children thrive and deal with some common issues that affect children’s lives. www.sesamestreetincommunities.org

Stop Bullying Now

A Bullying Reduction and Awareness resource for parents, teachers and kids.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/

Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child Foundation

The SUDC Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness of sudden unexpected deaths in childhood, and funding crucial research to better understand and prevent these tragedies. sudc.org

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.
www.futureofchildren.org

We Can!

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. www.nhlbi.nih.gov

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
www.zerotothree.org