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Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. ACF programs aim to achieve the following: families and individuals empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity; strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children; partnerships with individuals, front-line service providers, communities, American Indian tribes, Native communities, states, and Congress that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries; services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access; and a strong commitment to working with people with developmental disabilities, refugees, and migrants to address their needs, strengths, and abilities. Website
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma (English and Spanish) Along with the original 1998 ACE Study, there are known predictive factors that make sense to include in the list of adverse experiences. These can be single, acute events or sustained over time. Document
Alliance for Early Success The Alliance for Early Success is a catalyst for bringing state, national, and funding partners together to improve state policies for children, starting at birth and continuing through age eight. Website
America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (2017) America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017 is a compendium of indicators about our Nation's young people. The report, the 20th produced by the Forum, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives. The indicators cover a range of domains, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Document
American Academy of Pediatrics The American Academy of Pediatrics website has several weekly articles and studies published in-house and offered online. An e-mail newsletter is available. The site also offers immunization info, research info, member only info, community outreach, and lots of archived info about the whole range of children's health information. Website
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and Cleft Palate Foundation (CPF) are non profit organizations dedicated to the treatment and research related to cleft lip, cleft palate, and other craniofacial anomalies as well as assisting individuals with birth defects of the head and neck and their families. Site includes information on publications, brochures, journals, annual meetings, membership, definitions, and link sites. Website
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. The site offers links to book reviews, Native media, and more. Document
American Occupational Therapy Association Consumers Occupational therapy focuses on enabling people to do the activities of daily life. The very word "occupation" means an activity which "occupies" our time. A child in grade school has the occupation of learning. An adult may need to learn how to write after a traumatic injury. A senior may want to continue driving safely in order to stay active in their community. All of these things are occupations and participating in them is vital to maintaining overall health and wellness. Website
American School Directory The American Schools Directory website creates a link to all 108,00 K-12 schools in America. View calendars, menus, contact information, wish lists, and even student artwork. Visit schools, vendors, learning activities, and ready made forms. Website
American Society for Deaf Children The American Society for Deaf Children website is dedicated to empowering parents and professionals to support children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provides representation, convention schedules, a "parents connected" network, support organizations, resources and links. Membership information also available. A cyber mentor program is available to support teachers of individuals with hearing impairments. Website