National Links and Universities
Evidence-Based Curricula and Practice Sources
LA State Agencies and Organizations
Articles and Papers
Child Development Theorists
Discussion List

National Links and Universities

Advocates for Youth- Rights Respect Responsibility

Alberta Home Visitation and Network Association

 American Psychological Association- Parenting

Attachment Parenting International- Nurturing Families for a Compassionate World

Casey Life Skills - (tools to prepare young people for adulthood)

Center for Effective Parenting

Child and Family WebGuide- Expert Reviewed Sites on Children and Families- Tuft University

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota- Peaceful Parenting for Health Professionals

Children Now- Tough Issues- Sex, HIV, AIDS, Violence, Drugs and Alcohol

Children Youth and Family Consortium- University of Minnesota:

Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network (CYFER)

Circle of Parents - (a network of parent led self-help groups)

Early Home Learning Matters

Education Resources Information Center

Family Support America

Families and Work Institute: Ellen Galinsky’s site  

Federal Trade Commission - Consumer Protection
(FTC information for parents about online safety)

Girls Inc. Online - Inspiring Girls to Be Strong, Smart and Bold

Harvard Family Research Project

How Much is Enough?

Immunization Action Coalition- Vaccination Information for Health Care Providers:

LimiTV- Promoting Growth and Development-Alternatives to watching television for children and families

MediaWise National Institute on Media and the Family

Mothers of SuperTwins MOST -
(mothers of triplets and more)

Multiple Birth Families

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

National Center for Learning Disabilities

National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL)

National Childcare Information and Technical Assistance Center:

National Family and Parenting Institute Research and Policy for the Real World

National Fatherhood Initiative

National Head Start Association

National Heart Lungs and Blood Institute- Sleep Disorders

National Implementation Reseach Network

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development

National Network for Childcare

National Parenting Education Network (NPEN)

National Sleep Foundation

News for - Debbie Glaser's (past NPEN pres) website

NYU Child Study Center- Giving Children Back Their Childhood

Parent’s Action for Children

Parents as Teachers National Center

Parent Child Center, Bernard L. Pacella, M.D.  - More Than a Play Group

Parent Education Network

Parents First- Network of Care for Young Families:

Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents. Org

Prevent Child Abuse America

Princeton/Brookings The Future of Children- Homevisiting

Sexuality Information and Education Council of U.S.:
(sex information for parents to talk with their kids)

The Fatherhood Project

The National Marriage Project
The Young Teen’s Place for Information on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure 

The Wonder Wise Parent- Kansas State

University of Pittsburg, School of Education, Office of Child Development

University of Washington- Parenting Clinic – For Parents, Therapists and Teachers of Children 4 to 8

 WithinReach   Essential Resources for Family Health, Washington

Zero to Three- Infants and Toddlers

Evidence-based Curricula and Practices Sources

Casey Family Programs Report - Shifting Resources in Child Welfare to Achieve Better Outcomes for Children and Families 

Center for Parenting Curriculum Database (searchable  database for Tennessee parent educators)

California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare

Child Trends Research to Improve Children’s Lives

Child Welfare Information Gateway                                                                                           

Children Youth and Families Education and Research Network, Practical Research information from the nation’s Leading Universities

Compilation of Evidence-Based Family Skills Training Programs

National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration   SAMHSA

Parent Education & Training Programs in a Child Welfare Population:  A Review of the Evidence

Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Curricula List - (parenting education program descriptions)

Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities - (programs and practices that are proven to improve outcomes for children, RAND corporation) 

Triple P America (evidence-based program developed by University of Queensland)

What Works Clearinghouse U.S. Department of Education Institute of Educational Services


Louisiana State Agencies and Organizations

Louisiana 2-1-1

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children

Louisiana Association of NonProfit Organizations (LANO)
Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund

Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Family Health

Louisiana Department of Social Services

Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families

Louisiana Promise- Parent Information and Resource Centers

Louisiana State Improvement Grant

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC)


Articles and Papers

CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs Too High (ACE Questionnaire) 

Resilience Questionnaire

 The 7 C's:  The Essential Blocks of Resilience

CDC Launches Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Improving Supports for Parents of Young Children: State-level Initiatives
National Center for Children in Poverty, September 2010 

Advancing the Field of Parenting Education (PDF)
by Debbie Glasser and Harriet Heath

Choosing Parenting Curriculum Based on the Strengths, Interests and Preferences of the Parents Who Will Use Them by Harriett Heath

Raising Teens: A Synthesis of Research and a Foundation for Action

The Role of the Mass Media in Parenting Education

Sharing the Wisdom on Parenting: Turning Information Overload Into a Curriculum That Works
by Karen DeBord, PhD,; Harriet Heath, PhD.; Dana McDermott, PhD; and Randi Wolfe, PhD

When 800,000 Families Can't Wait for Clinical Trials

Zero to Three: Parent Educator-Professional Training

An Overview of Parenting Education and Family Support
by Karen DeBord, Harriett Heath, Dana McDermott, Randi Wolfe

FRIENDS Factsheet #16, Parenting Education (PDF)
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-based Child Abuse Prevention

Parent Training Programs, Insight for Practitioners (PDF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Child Development Theorists

Mary Ainsworth - Infant Attachment

Lawrence Kohlberg - Moral Development

Erik Erikson - Psychosocial Development

Jean Piaget - Cognitive Development

John Bowlby - Maternal Care and Mental Health

Abraham Maslow - Human Motivation

Sigmund Freud

Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess - Personality

Discussion List

National Parenting Education Network