Helpful Links

National Resource Center
http://nrckids.org/
National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care.

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services
https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (PRS). Protective care for children and child care licensing.

American Association of Retired Persons
http://www.aarp.org

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; advocate on legislative, consumer, and legal issues; assist members to serve their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members.

Care Guide
http://www.careguide.com

CareGuide is a care management company dedicated to helping people at every stage of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives. Through our national network of care managers, toll-free Support Center and Web site, CareGuide provides families with everything they need to assess, plan, manage and monitor the best care for their loved ones.

Care Scout
http://www.carescout.com
Elder Care ratings, reviews and solutions.

Caregiving.com
http://www.caregiving.com

Managing The Stress ~ Making The Decisions ~ Discovering The Meaning. When you care for an aging relative, you may feel like your life has turned upside down. You may find yourself asking: Why me? Why now? What now?

Elder Care
http://elder-care-community.aplaceformom.com

A Place for Mom is proud to be the nation’s largest elder care referral service. We provide comprehensive resources about senior housing and elder care options to seniors and families in need. A Place for Mom provides seniors and families with one-on-one guidance and assistance during this difficult process.

ElderCare Online
http://www.ec-online.net

ElderCare Online is a beacon for people caring for aging loved ones. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent, relative or neighbor, we are committed to providing an online community where supportive peers and professionals help you improve quality of life for yourself and your elder.

ElderWeb
http://www.elderweb.com

ElderWeb was created by Karen Stevenson Brown, a CPA and a consultant with over 19 years of experience in long term care, finance, and technology. Over its eight years of existence, ElderWeb has grown to include thousands of reviewed links to long term care information, a searchable database of organizations, and an expanding library of articles and reports, news, and events.

Informed Decisions
http://www.elderlifeplanning.com

Elderlifeplanning.com is one of the most established and reliable sources of support for family caregivers. Launched in 1996, our goal is to become the most user-friendly resource for information about caring for aging parents and finding the most appropriate resources such as: home health care, assisted living, community day programs, and nursing homes.

New Lifestyles Online
http://www.newlifestyles.com

Your ultimate source for senior living and care options. We provide you with everything you need to make an informed, comfortable decision about your own or your loved one’s future. Whether you are looking for an independent retirement community, assisted living, nursing home, Alzheimer’s care, or home or hospice care, we can help you find what’s right for you!

Family Fun
http://family.go.com
Great ideas, practical advice, fun stuff to do.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
http://www.teenpregnancy.org

The mission of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy.

National Children’s Coalition
http://www.child.net
Your Online Guide to Youth and Children Resources.

National Runaway Safeline
https://www.1800runaway.org/

The mission of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets providing youth and their families solution-focused support.

Parenting.com
http://www.parenting.com

Parenting.com is a site dedicated to making pregnancy and parenthood smarter, saner, and easier. It’s a one-stop resource for moms and dads: You’ll find useful tools, real-life wisdom, and a rich database of solutions, strategies, and answers from trusted sources, including doctors, parents, and child-development experts.

The Future of Children
http://www.futureofchildren.org

The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change.

Learning Network
http://www.familyeducation.com/home
Learning Network Parent Channel

Live and Learn
http://www.liveandlearn.com

Area one is your gateway to educational resource materials, free software, informative articles, online games plus educational links for teachers and parents. Area two is our online discount catalog of educational toys, books, games, crafts, puzzles and a host of other products which make learning fun!

Big Brother and Big Sister Association
http://www.bbbsa.org
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

Boy Scouts of America
http://www.scouting.org

Boys and Girls Clubs of America
http://www.bgca.org

Girl Scouts of America
http://www.girlscouts.org

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s largest organization dedicated solely to girls. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop leadership skills, strong values, and social conscience that will serve them all their lives.

Girls, Inc.
http://www.girlsinc.org
Girls Incorporated is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

National 4-H Council
http://www.fourhcouncil.edu
National 4-H Council is the national, private sector non-profit partner of 4-H and the Cooperative Extension System.

YMCA
http://www.ymca.net

Together, the nation’s more than 2,400 YMCAs are the largest not-for-profit community service organizations in America, working to meet the health and social service needs of 17.9 million men, women and children in 10,000 communities in the USA. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes. No one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs’ strength is in the people they bring together.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
https://ldaamerica.org/

The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization. Our purpose is to advance the education and general welfare of children and adults of normal or potentially normal intelligence who manifest disabilities of a perceptual, conceptual, or coordinative nature.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ncld.org

The NCLD provides national leadership in the support of children and adults with Learning Disabilities (LD) by offering information, resources and referral services; developing and supporting innovative educational programs; promoting public awareness; and advocating for more effective policies and legislation to help individuals with learning disabilities.

School Psychology Files
http://schoolpsychologistfiles.com/

Research learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more.

American Savings Education Council
http://www.asec.org

The American Savings Education Council – a coalition of private and public sector institutions – undertakes initiatives to raise public awareness about what is needed to ensure long-term personal financial independence.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
http://credit.org/cccs/

Provides budget counseling, educational programs, debt management assistance and housing counseling. Counseling is available online, by telephone, and in person – in Spanish and in English.

FinAid
http://www.finaid.org
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Investor Guide
http://www.investorguide.com

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
http://www.nfcc.org

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) (R), Inc. is the nation’s longest serving national nonprofit network providing premier consumer counseling and education services on budgeting, credit, and debt resolution.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov
An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org
Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants,children, adolescents and young adults.

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
https://nccih.nih.gov/

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government’s lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH was formerly known as the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Health Finder
http://www.healthfinder.gov

Healthfinder ® is a free guide to reliable consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. healthfinder ® can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

Health Link USA
http://www.healthlinkusa.com
The healthy way to search today’s best sites.

Get Smart Info
http://www.getsmartinfo.com/health-conditions-s-1/index.php
A resource that brings together valuable information from trusted sources on topics such as medications, health, diseases, supplements and natural medicine.

Medline Plus
http://www.medlineplus.gov
A goldmine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.

Office on Women’s Health
https://www.womenshealth.gov/

Office on Women’s Health in the Department of Health and Human Services provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women’s health information resources.

US National Library of Medicine
http://www.nlm.nih.gov

Web MD
http://my.webmd.com

Cancer Facts and Statistics
https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics.html
Online resource for cancer patients, their families, and caregivers is dedicated to delivering accurate and personalized information at a time of need.

National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org

Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States.

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States.

Mental Health
http://www.mentalhealth.com
Our goal is to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illness throughout the world.

Mental Help Net
http://www.mentalhelp.net
This website participates in the CenterSite Network of behavioral healthcare websites, and receives content from Mental Help Net.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

National Depression & Manic Depression Association
http://www.ndmda.org

The Mission of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and their families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these llnesses.

Pendulum Resources
http://www.pendulum.org
Bipolar Disorders information and articles.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
http://www.save.org
The mission of SAVE is to educate about suicide prevention and to speak for suicide survivors.

Anxiety Panic Stress.com
http://www.anxiety-panic-stress.com
ANXIETY-PANIC-STRESS.COM is dedicated to serving the needs of the thousands of Americans suffering from symptoms related to stress and anxiety.

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
http://www.socialphobia.org

The Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA), a non-profit organization, was officially organized in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people throughout the world who have social phobia/social anxiety.

Gamblers Anonymous
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org

Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Overeaters Anonymous
https://oa.org/

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.

Sex Addicts Anonymous
http://www.sexaa.org

Sex Addicts Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency.

Stop Gambling
http://www.stop-gambling.com/
21 STEPS TO STOP GAMBLING Guiding recovery one step at a time

Alcoholics Anonymous
https://www.aa.org/

This information is both for people who may have a drinking problem and for those in contact with people who have, or are suspected of having, a problem.

Alcohol Screening
http://www.alcoholscreening.org

How much is too much? Answering these twelve questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
This information is both for people who may have a drinking problem and for those in contact with people who have, or are suspected of having, a problem.

Cocaine Anonymous
http://www.ca.org

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
http://www.madd.org

MADD is not a crusade against alcohol consumption. Their focus is to look for effective solutions to the drunk driving and underage drinking problems, while supporting those who have already experienced the pain of these senseless crimes.

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.na.org
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 28,000 weekly meetings in 113 countries.

National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence
http://www.ncadd.org

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment.

SAMHSA
https://www.samhsa.gov/
A service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Street Drugs
http://www.streetdrugs.org
A database of drug information with photographs and descriptions.

The Alliance Against Underage Drinking
https://allianceonunderagedrinking.org/

The Alliance Against Underage Drinking is a coalition of more than 45 public and private organizations committed to giving Texas youth, parents and communities the information and resources to prevent underage drinking.

The Anti-Drug
http://www.theantidrug.com

TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Also in Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian & Vietnamese translations.

The Partnership for a Drug Free America
https://drugfree.org/

The Partnership For A Drug-Free America is a non-profit coalition of professionals from the communications industry, whose mission is to help teens reject substance abuse.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
http://www.ncadv.org

NCADV is dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.

ChildHelp (Child Sexual Abuse)
https://www.childhelp.org/story-resource-center/child-abuse-prevention/
Child Abuse Prevention & Protection Resources

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
http://www.rainn.org

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America’s only national hotline for victims of sexual assault.

Consumer World
http://www.consumerworld.org

National Center on Improving Literacy
https://improvingliteracy.org/

The National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) is a partnership among literacy experts, university researchers, and technical assistance providers, with funding from the United States Department of Education.

Our Mission is to increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.

National Institute for Literacy
http://www.nifl.gov
The National Institute for Literacy is an independent federal organization leading the national effort toward a fully literate nation in the 21st century.

National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children
http://www.pomc.com

POMC ® provides the ongoing emotional support needed to help parents and other survivors facilitate the reconstruction of a new life and to promote a healthy resolution.

United Way Worldwide
https://www.unitedway.org/
United Way of America is the national organization dedicated to leading the United Way movement in making measurable impact in every community across America.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us

The Health and Human Services Commission provides leadership and direction, and fosters the spirit of innovation needed to achieve an efficient and effective health and human services system for Texans.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov

Puzz.com
http://www.puzz.com
For IQ tests, puzzles, trivia, games & contests for entertainment & education.

Department of Justice Advise
https://www.justice.gov/criminal-fraud/identity-theft/identity-theft-and-identity-fraud
Department of Justice provides advise on what to do if your identity has been stolen.

Social Security Administration
https://oig.ssa.gov/report-fraud-waste-or-abuse/reporting-other-issues/identity-theft

Social Security Administration site contains answers to questions about what to do if your social security number has been stolen. It also contains addresses and links to credit reporting agencies.

After Deployment
http://www.afterdeployment.org
Wellness resources for the military community.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/common/common_veterans.asp

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape.

USA Cares
http://www.usacares.org

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need. Assistance is provided to all branches of service, all components, all ranks while protecting the privacy and dignity of those military families and veterans who request our help.

Wounded Warrior Project
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
To honor and emplower wounded warriors.

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