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NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE RESOURCES

The following sites provide valuable information for advocacy, continuing education and research. While we strive to keep this list accurate and up-to-date, please contact Tyler Woodcook with any corrections or to report broken links.

Child Welfare

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Affordable Colleges Guide for Kids with Disabilities http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/
Better Kid Care www.betterkidcare.psu.edu
Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute ecti.hbg.psu.edu
Carolina Abcedarian Project www.fpg.unc.edu/~abc
Center for Schools and Communities www.center-school.org
Center for the Childcare Workforce www.ccw.org
Child Care Matters www.pccy.org
Child Care Quality: Does It Matter and Does It Need to be Improved? aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/ccquality00/

Children's Defense Fund Child Safe Blogs & Websites

www.childrensdefense.org | http://safesoundfamily.com/blog/best-family-safety-websites-and-blogs/
Early Childhood Education Linkage System (American Academy of Pediatrics) www.paaap.org
Education Commission of the States - Early Childhood www.ecs.org
ERIC- Educational Resources Information Center www.eric.ed.gov

ERIC-EECE Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education

www.ecap.crc.uiuc.edu/eecearchive/books/projcat3/section5/eece.html
Focus On Our Future www.unitedway-york.org/what-focus
FPG Child Development Institute, Univ. of North Carolina www.fpg.unc.edu
HHS Early Childhood www.acf.hhs.gov
National Academy of Sciences www.nas.edu
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies www.naccrra.org
National Center for Early Development & Learning

www.fpg.unc.edu/projects/national-center-early-development-learning

National Head Start Association www.nhsa.org
NICHD - Publications On-line www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx
Office of Children, Youth and Families, PA Dept of Public Welfare www.dhs.state.pa.us/dhsorganization/officeofchildrenyouthandfamilies/
Pennsylvania Child Care Association www.pacca.org
Pennsylvania Head Start Association www.paheadstart.org
Pennsylvania Pathways Program www.papathways.org
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth www.pccy.org
Starting Points-Pittsburgh-Office of Child Development www.ocd.pitt.edu/Early-Head-Start-%28EHS%29/28/default.aspx
The White House Early Childhood Education Initiative www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/early-childhood
University, Community, Leaders and Individuals with Disabilities www.uclid.org
21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) www.ed.gov/21stcclc/
After-school Alliance www.afterschoolalliance.org
American Youth Policy Forum www.aypf.org
KIDS COUNT www.kidscount.org
National Youth Development Information Center (NYDIC) www.nydic.org
Pennsylvania SACCA - School Age Child Care www.pennsacca.net
The Forum for Youth Investment www.forumforyouthinvestment.org


Zero to Three www.zerotothree.org

Community Resources

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Affordable Online Schools http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/social-work-programs/
Community Foundations of PA www.tgci.com/funding-sources/PA/community
 Consumer Safety  https://www.consumersafety.org/
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania www.pacounties.org
Guide to Public Service http://www.firescience.org/public-service-careers/
Guide to Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs

www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

www.gwpa.org
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth www.pccy.org
Philadelphia Hoarding Task Force www.philadelphiahoarding.org
The Foundation Center www.fdncenter.org
The Heinz Endowments www.heinz.org
United Way of America www.unitedway.org
United Way of Pennsylvania www.uwp.org
Womens Way ww.womensway.org

Education

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Adult Education in PA www.paadulted.org/able/cw
Education Commission for the States www.ecs.org
Education Law Center and the Pennsylvania School Reform Network www.elc-pa.org
Education Week www.edweek.com
ERIC- Educational Resources Information Center www.eric.ed.gov/
Guide to Careers in Non-Profit Sector www.learnhowtobecome.org/volunteer-and-nonprofit-careers/
Good Schools Pennsylvania Every Kid Counts www.goodschoolspa.org
Mon Valley Education Consortium www.mvec.org
Online Education http://www.onlinecolleges.net/pennsylvania/
National Academy of Science www.nas.edu
National Center for Education Statistics nces.ed.gov
Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small School www.parss.org
Council on Social Work Education www.cswe.org/
Pennsylvania Dept of Education www.pde.state.pa.us
Pennsylvania PTA www.papta.org
Pennsylvania School Boards Association www.psba.org
Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators www.pasa-net.org
Pennsylvania State Education Association www.psea.org
Research Reports from the National Research and Development Centers www.ies.ed.gov/ncer/randd/
Rural School and Community Trust www.ruraledu.org
School of the 21st Century www.yale.edu/21C
 Social Work Guide  http://www.socialworkguide.org/
The Education Policy and Leadership Center www.eplc.org
U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov
Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) www.idra.org
Non-Profit Career Resource Guide www.jobhero.com/nonprofit-career-guide/

Elections

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Issues PA www.issuespa.net
PA Politics www.politicspa.com
Pennsylvania League of Women Voters www.palwv.org/
Project Vote Smart www.vote-smart.org

Faith-based Organizations

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Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in Pennsylvania www.lutheranadvocacypa.org/
National Council of Jewish Women www.ncjw.org
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference www.pacatholic.org
Pennsylvania Council of Churches www.pachurches.org
Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition www.pajewishcoalition.org/

Federal Agencies

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Administration for Children and Families www.acf.hhs.gov/
Congressional Budget Office www.cbo.gov
Library of Congress www.loc.gov
National Center for Health Statistics www.cdc.gov/nchs/
Office of Management and Budget www.whitehouse.gov/omb/
Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov
The White House www.whitehouse.gov
U.S. Congress thomas.loc.gov
U.S. Department of Education www.ed.gov/
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services www.hhs.gov
U.S. Dept of Census www.census.gov
U.S. Dept of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs
U.S. Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov
U.S. House of Representatives www.house.gov
U.S. Senate www.senate.gov
United States Government Accountability Office www.gao.gov
Virtual Office of the Surgeon General www.surgeongeneral.gov

Health & Mental Health

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality www.ahrq.gov
American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter www.paaap.org
Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov
Center for Mental Health Services www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/offices-centers/cmhs
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cms.hhs.gov
Children's Health Insurance Program www.ins.state.pa.us
COMPASS PA Social Services Application www.compass.state.pa.us
Covering Kids and Families www.coveringkids.org
Families USA www.familiesusa.org
Inside Health Care www.ih-mag.com/
Kaiser Family Foundation www.kff.org
LearnPsychology.org / Suicide Info http://www.learnpsychology.org/suicide-depression-student-guidebook/
Maternity Care Coalition www.maternitycarecoalition.org/
Medical Assistance Programs, PA Department of Public Welfare www.dhs.state.pa.us/foradults/healthcaremedicalassistance/
National Network for Immunization Information www.immunizationinfo.org
Office of Children's Health Protection, US Environmental Protection Agency yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf
Pennsylvania Department of Health www.health.state.pa.us
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation www.rwjf.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov
The Health Alliance of Pennsylvania www.haponline.org
U.S. Health & Human Srvcs, Reg III
www.hhs.gov/iea/regional/region3/
Virtual Office of the Surgeon General www.surgeongeneral.gov

Legal Aid

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Community Justice Project www.communityjusticeproject.org/
Community Legal Services-Philadelphia www.clsphila.org
Disabilities Rights Network of PA
www.drnpa.org/
Education Law Center www.elc-pa.org
Juvenile Law Center www.jlc.org
PA Health Law Project www.phlp.org
Women's Law Project www.womenslawproject.org

Pennsylvania State Departments & Agencies

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Attorney General www.attorneygeneral.gov
Auditor General www.paauditor.gov/
Children's Health Insurance Program www.ins.state.pa.us
Department of Community and Economic Development www.newpa.com/
Department of Education www.pde.state.pa.us
Department of Health www.health.state.pa.us
Department of Labor and Industry www.dli.state.pa.us
Department of Public Welfare www.dhs.state.pa.us/
Department of Revenue www.revenue.state.pa.us
Department of State www.dos.state.pa.us
Department of Treasury www.treasury.state.pa.us
Joint State Government Commission jsg.legis.state.pa.us


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