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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING CHILDREN'S ISSUES

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The Action Alliance for Children
http://www.4children.org/index.htm
Non-profit group that provides information on trends and policy issues affecting children.

The Administration for Children and Families
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/
A division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Alliance for Children and Families
http://www.alliance1.org/default.htm
A nonprofit association representing more than 350 child- and family-serving organizations.

Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families
http://www.casey.umd.edu
Database of experts, organizations, story archive, magazine and listserv.

Center for Young Children and Families
http://ccf.tc.columbia.edu/
Academic center conducting research on the development of children and families.

Child Trends
http://www.childtrends.org/
A research group with data on children, youth and families.

Child Welfare League
http://www.cwla.org/
Advocacy group offers national child welfare database, and internet links to state data.

Children, Youth and Family Consortium
http://www.cyfc.umn.edu/welcome.html
Resources arranged by topic, searchable.

Children's Defense Fund
http://www.childrensdefense.org/
Facts, reports, backgrounders and links from advocacy group.

Children's Express
http://www.childrens-express.org/
Nonprofit dedicated to giving children a voice.

Connect For Kids
http://www.connectforkids.org/
A team of children's experts, journalists and communications specialists advocating for children

Covering the Youth Beat
http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/academics/studentwork/children/
Developed by for a Columbia J-school course, includes research, links, tips and story examples.

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
http://www.childstats.gov/
Access to federal and state statistics on children and families

Guidelines for Interviewing Juveniles
http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=4571
From Poynter, a school for journalists.

Institute for Families in Society
http://ifs.sc.edu/default.asp
University-based, interdisciplinary research consortium on child and family policy issues

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
http://www.fsu.edu/~crimdo/jjclearinghouse/about.html
Links to state agencies, resources, compiled by Florida State University.

Kids Count
http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/
National and state-by-state status reports on kids, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
http://www.nga.org/center/topics/1,1188,C_CENTER_ISSUE^D_353,00.html
Policy positions and links on states' action to improve early childhood services

U.S. State & Local Gateway
http://www.os.dhhs.gov/families/
Information, statistics and links on federal and state programs and laws concerning children

Using Children as Sources
http://www.cjr.org/year/99/5/children.asp
Columbia Journalism Review article on the ethics of interviewing kids.


 

 

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