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Human Development

Abuse & Neglect

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    A service of the U.S. Dept. of Human Services, this web site acts as a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse & neglect.


Child Care Programs


  • Child & Family Web Guide
    A directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Created by faculty and librarians at Tufts University.
  • Facts for Families
    A collection of over 80 brief fact sheets developed by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry on various issues of childhood and adolescence. Topics include child abuse, child and adolescent development, medical, health and disease, mental health and disorders, media issues, parenting and family problems, and sexuality issues.
  • The National Parenting Center
    A leading parent advocacy organization dedicated to providing parents with comprehensive and responsible guidance from renowned child rearing authorities.
  • ParenthoodWeb
    Offers parenting, family and pregnancy information. It provides an index to recent articles on a variety of subjects ranging from adoption, bedwetting. childcare, discipline, etc.

Infant/Child Development

Older Adults

  • Aging (Food & Nutrition Information Center)
  • AgingStats.Gov: Website of the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.
  • Aging Statistics
    Developed by the Administration on Aging, this site links to web sites providing statistical information on older Americans. Includes health, marital status, 60+ population by state, projections, and more.
  • AOA is the official web site for "The Administration on Aging, an agency in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, whose mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population."
  • Healthy Aging for Older Adults
    Information, research, statistics & links to other aging-related organizations from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.