Additional information is available from these organizations. (Inclusion in the list below does not imply that ESP endorses or supports the organization.)
Adolescent Health and Well-being
The Date Safe Project
Offers DVDs and books that help caring adults teach youth how to approach the opposite sex with understanding and respect.
Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)
Monitors areas of adolescent health: reproductive health, mental health, physical health, substance abuse, and relationships. The OAH website offers Adolescent Health Highlights that summarize research, resources and tips from across government agencies.
Offers research, publications, programs, and consulting to improve the lives of young people, especially in the areas of Developmental Assets and their relationships in the community.
Child Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences
A news site that reports on research about adverse childhood experiences, including developments in epidemiology, neurobiology, and the biomedical and epigenetic consequences of toxic stress. They also cover research-based implementation practices and developments in education, juvenile justice, criminal justice, public health, medicine, mental health, social services, and cities, counties and states.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect – Research on the long-term effects of child maltreatment
Discipline versus Abuse – Research and literature about discipline, corporal punishment, and physical abuse
Teen Parenting – Research on the relationship between teen parenting and child abuse
Prevent Child Abuse America
A national organization with state chapters to promote and implement child abuse prevention efforts at both the national and local levels.
Child Development and Wellbeing
Published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families
Zero to Three
A national, nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization that supports the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families by informing, educating and supporting adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers. Their website offers information and resources.
Parenting Education Information and Networks
The Happiest Baby, Inc.
The Happiest Baby offers techniques to calm crying babies and tantrums of toddlers. Dr. Harvey Karp’s instructional materials (books, DVDs, CDs) are available for purchase. The website also enables parents to find classes and certified instructors in their local area.
National Parenting Education Network
A national umbrella organization that encourages information sharing, professional development and networking opportunities for the over 250,000 professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers who serve as parent educators.
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
A federally funded resource for fathers, practitioners, and the public. Their website offers information, tips and hints for dads, and research-based information.
Preconception / Pre-parenting / Prenatal Information
March of Dimes
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth depremature birth and infant mortality.
Preconception Health and Health Care
Informational resources for women and men, whether or not they are planning to have a baby one day.
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents
A national clearinghouse of resources promoting pre-parenting education for children and teens.