The ACF is responsible for federal programs which promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Links to government reports, fact sheets, and specific ACF programs.
The “Elders and Families” section of the Administration on Aging website is designed to assist older persons and their caregivers quickly obtain information and resources on a variety of aging-related topics. The site also provides links to topics of interest to professionals working with the elderly such as statistics and AOA programs.
The Child & Family WebGuide describes and evaluates web sites that contain research-based information about child development. These web sites have been selected from thousands of sites about children, based primarily on the quality of the information provided....Created by faculty in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development at Tufts University, in collaboration with academic librarians at Tufts' Tisch Library and the Society for Research in Child Development.
"Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the general public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
This Report describes: (1) the status of children in a range of areas – what has improved, worsened or stagnated; (2) the continuing racial and income disparities faced by children of color who will make up a majority of our workforce to support our increasingly aging population; and (3) the higher costs of poverty and neglect and the savings from preventive investment. State by state data with the best and worst states on key child indicators also are included.
CYFERnet's Web site brings together the best, children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country. Materials are carefully reviewed by college and university faculty.
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Lists quality Web links to a wide variety of family issues. Related topics include Adoption, Child Care, Divorce, Parenting, and Social/Family Issues.
A selection of tables providing a quick view of various aspects of family law for the fifty states in the areas of alimony/spousal support factors, custody criteria, child support guidelines, grounds for divorce and residency requirements, property division, third-party visitation, and appointment laws in adoption, guardianship, unmarried parent and divorce cases
"The NICHD was initially established to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, and the events that occur during pregnancy. Today, the Institute conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities." The Web site includes information on health and human development topics
"Features selected Pew Research Center reports (since 2005) related to family, community, health, personal finance, work and leisure. Individual project websites contain more reports related to this topic. In particular, please visit the Social & Demographic Trends project, which explores changes in behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their lives.
"Highlights the principal features of social security programs in more than 170 countries. Published in collaboration with the International Social Security Association, one of four regional volumes is issued every six months."