American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families
Has 51 handouts that can be downloaded for free. Written in English, Spanish, and French, they address such topics as divorce, disaster recovery and how to choose a psychiatrist.
American Academy of Pediatrics: You and Your Family
Describes child-care books, videos, hand-held health records, waiting room magazines, etc.
British Columbia Council for Families
Well maintained site with articles, online questionnaires and links to resources on a variety of parenting and family topics. Carries individual and bulk copies of books and brochures on such topics as adolescence, marriage, family cohesion, and child development, as well as a parenting program, Nobody’s Perfect.
Children and Youth Health
From the South Australian Department of Human Services, this site has extremely rich information for parents on a huge range of psychosocial issues for teens and young children. Diapers are 'nappies' and ear infections are 'glue ear' but other than that, the depth and quality of parenting advice is unparalleled.
Early Childhood Connections
Early Childhood Connections is a website with sections for parents and professionals interested in developmental and behavioral issues in early childhood. It houses parent information sheets (Adobe Reader is required) in various languages including Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese and English.
Family Voices
Family Voices, a national grassroots network of families and friends, advocates for health care services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with special health care needs; promotes the inclusion of all families as decision makers at all levels of health care; and supports essential partnerships between families and professionals. Learn more about our organization.
First Signs
First Signs founder, Nancy Wiseman, has a new book for parents, coming out in Spring 2006, called "Could it Be Autism"

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This organization promotes early detection of autism and other developmental disorders through routing screening. They've assembled an information kit for physicians, and are planning a state-by-state rollout. Their site, launched in May of 2001, is a repository of information for both parents and professionals.
For help locating Head Start programs:
The Early Head Start National Resource Center (EHS NRC) was created in 1995 by the Head Start Bureau (HSB), Administration for Children and Families (ACYF) and is currently operated by ZERO TO THREE, Washington, DC, in collaboration with WestEd of Sausilito, CA. The EHS NRC works to ensure that Early Head Start programs have information and training on "best practices" on a range of topics, including:

  • Developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive services for infants/toddlers and their families
  • Building effective relationships with families
  • Creating developmentally appropriate environments
  • Effective networking, collaboration, and community building skills
  • Inclusive services for children with special needs
  • Comprehensive services for pregnant women
  • Program and professional development and
  • Program evaluation and continuous improvement.
For help locating mental health services:
This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You can access this information in several ways by selecting a State of U.S. Territory from the map or drop-down menu.
For help locating parenting programs:
Parents as Teachers is designed to:
  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Increase children's school readiness and school success
For help locating quality preschool programs:
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the nation's largest and most influential organization of early childhood educators and others dedicated to improving the quality of programs for children from birth through third grade.

The link allows you to find an accredited preschool program in your area.

Mental Health Foundation, United Kingdom

Here you will find the latest news and events on mental health issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress.You will also find information about our ground-breaking work with children and young people (Bright Futures), with adults of working age (Strategies for Living) and with adults in later life (Mental Health in Later Life).If you wish, you can join the 1 in 4 Forum, one of the busiest online discussions on mental health in the UK. You can also sign up for our free email bulletins, which provide updates on the lastest mental health news and on our work.
Kid's Health
From the Nemours Foundation, this site has excellent information on health and safety, emotional and social development and positive parenting.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
Each state in the U.S. has regional or county 0-3 programs for children with delays and disabilities providing developmental, behavioral and other screening. This site has a listing of each state's 0-3 child-find and evaluation programs, which can provide free screening.
Parents Encouraging Parents
PEP offers free online parenting classes in the recognition that parents are the most influential people in children's lives. PEP holds that virtually all parents love their children and want what is best for them, but simply lack the information and skills necessary. Thus, PEP strives to help parents do their best by providing them with information, techniques, and support. Classes emphasize the importance of love, communication and a close relationship between parents and children. PEP believes that much of the shaping of children's behavior and character can be accomplished through positive and fun activities that actually increase family bonds. PEP also teaches respectful discipline methods that preserve the parent-child relationship, and build responsibility in children. Downloadable Information Handouts for Parents:

Discipline and Behavior:English Spanish

Speech and Language: English Spanish

Social-Emotional Skills: English Spanish

Motor and Self-help Skills:English Spanish

Preschool and School Skills: English Spanish

Marital Problems and Divorce: English Spanish

Parents and Careers: English Spanish

Dealing with Death and Dying: English Spanish

PEDS Online for Parents
Although we prefer that providers administer our tools (because they can consider medical and other risk issues and thus tailor recommendations), we do offer PEDS Online directly to parents who lack quality care. Parents interested in taking PEDS Online can go to to self-administer PEDS tools along with the M-CHAT. The cost for parents is $9.95 via a PayPal transaction. The results are returned immediately.
William Gladden Foundation
The site has detailed articles on many issues. Many focus on parents of adolescents;coping with divorce, bullying, binge eating, adoption, binge eating, etc.