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  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families Seventy-six factsheets provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
  • Medem/American Academy of Pediatrics Child Health Seventy-plus web pages on topics from allergies and car safety to HIV and drugs covering age groups from infants to adolescents. Pages are rated from general to professional level content.
  • Following the Clues: a visit to the doctor and and the library Making a doctor?s appointment, visiting a doctor, and finding current health information can be confusing activities for young children and for adults unfamiliar with the US healthcare system. These activities are especially difficult for those who cannot speak English and for those new to the English language. 11 min. video can be viewed in English, Spanish, or Sudanese.
  • Growth Charts CDC growth charts for providers.
  • Child and Family WebGuideCreated by the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, Tufts' Tisch Library and the Society for Research in Child Development, the WebGuide identifies, describes and evaluates web sites that contain the most credible information available on a given topic.
  • KidsHealth For parents, kids, and teens from the Nemours Foundation.
  • News for Parents Covers a wide range of topics of interest to parents.Information related to children of all ages: expectant parents to adolescence, health and safety topics, and education.
  • Parents Action For Children Campaign to raise public awareness about childhood development, with a focus on health, nutrition & wellness, and safety. Provides age appropriate parenting resources.
  • School Psychiatry This web site was created for parents, educators, clinicians and clinicians-in-training to identify and support the needs of children and adolescents with mental health conditions. When these needs are understood and properly supported, life at school, at home, and with peers can improve dramatically. From the MGH School Psychiatry and Mood and Anxiety Disorder Resource Center.
  • We Can The title stands for "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition". This 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. Tips and fun activities focus on three critical behaviors: improved food choices, increased physical activity and reduced screen time.

Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children

Adolescents

  • Center for Young Women's Health Developed by Boston Children's Hospital, the site features health guides, quizzes, chats and more. It also includes an award-winning curriculum from the hospital's Project Healthy Lifestyle designed for peer leaders, educators, and professionals to use to facilitate health education programs and workshops.
  • For Teens Site for teens on drinking, eating disorders, sex, smoking, STD's, and stress from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Go Ask Alice! Health question and answer Internet site from Columbia University Health Education Program. Questions about relationships, sexuality, sexual and emotional health, fitness, nutrition, drugs and alcohol, and general health.
  • TeensHealth From KidsHealth. Sections on physical and emotional development, everything from braces and pimples through sexual health, eating disorders, fitness and nutrition.

Non-English Language Resources

  • Apuntes para la Familia Sixty-nine Spanish language factsheets from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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