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Professional and National Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Assists parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescent, and young adults.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)

A membership society dedicated to serving professionals who work in child abuse and neglect.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

An international organization focused specifically on the prevention of sexual abuse through effective management of sex offenders.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

Child Welfare League of America

The nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

NCTSN is a collaboration of academic and community-based service centers that develops and disseminates evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)

A non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of America's health care system.

Safer Society Foundation, Inc.

A non-profit agency for the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse.

Medical Topics

Asthma in Children

MedlinePlus website on asthma in children.

Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents

A national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.

Child Abuse Evaluation and Treatment for Medical Providers

Provides a single, comprehensive source of child abuse information with which to diagnose and manage child and adolescent abuse victims.

Dental Care for People With Developmental Disabilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence

A Federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD.

Healthy People 2010

Healthy People 2010 is the prevention agenda for the Nation. It is a statement of national health objectives designed to identify the most significant preventable threats to health and to establish national goals to reduce these threats.

KidsHealth (Nemours Foundation)

Provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.


The MedlineLpus website, sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes for Health, has information on health topics, medications, and a medical encyclopedia.

New York State Health Care Proxy Information

The New York Health Care Proxy Law allows you to appoint someone you trust — for example, a family member or close friend – to make health care decisions for you if you lose the ability to make decisions yourself. By appointing a health care agent, you can make sure that health care providers follow your wishes.

Information on Sickle Cell

There are several excellent Internet sites that provide information on sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait.

U.S. Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Zero to Three

New York State Resources

Eligibility Manual for Child Welfare Programs
New York City Immunization Registry
OPTS Program

OPTS Program is a newly structured, consumer-driven organized healthcare delivery approach to providing supports and services to individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities in NYS.

New York State Department of Health

Adolescent Sexuality

I Wanna Know (American Social Health Association)

Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases.

Sex, Etc.

Network for Family Life Education, State University of New Jersey at Rutgers - A website by teens for teens.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Substance Abuse

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

NCSACW provides technical assistance and information that promotes effective practice, organizational, and system changes at the local, state, and national levels.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)