Resources for Nurses and Families

Child and Family Health

Aaron's Tracheostomy Page: Trach Care for Children - developed by Cynthia Bissell, RN, is a guide to home care for a child with a tracheostomy. She has dedicated this page to her son Aaron who has had a tracheostomy for over 3 years. This site should be of use to anyone caring for a child with a tracheostomy or to anyone seeking to learn more about tracheostomies.
Crystal By Teresa Adolescence Directory On-Line
Adoption Resources
Alliance for Healthy Homes.An organization focued on lead poisoning prevention to address other housing-related health hazards. The have produced the Community Toolkit: An Advocate's Tool for Improving Lead Screening in YourCommunity.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
American Academy of Pediatrics
AmnioNet: Fetal Health Resource
Animal Tracks - National Wildlife Foundation page of activites for children.
Asthma and Children Site of the American Lung Association
Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.) - resources to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and those who care for them.
BandAides and Blackboards: Chronic Illness in School - is a site for and about children with chronic illness developed by Joan Fleitas, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Fairfield University and Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University. The intent of the site is to sensitize adults and children to what it's like to grow up with a medical problem.
Boggy Creek Gang Camp
Breastfeeding FAQs
Bright futures - a guide to the care of children from birth to teenage years.
Candlelighters - a website for kids with cancer.
Child Care: National Health and Safety Performance Standards for out-of-home child care
Child Care: National Resource Center for Health and Safety
Child Care Resources
Children Now
Children with Diabetes - extensive volume of resources. Answers to questions are referenced.
Children's Vaccine Program
CHIP Program (Child Health Insurance Program)
Claire M. Lintilhac Nurse-Midwifery Service
Cooley's Anemeia (Thalassemia) Foundation
Crayola - fun and games from the makers of crayola products.
Division of Immunization of Canada
Dr. Toy's Guide to the Internet - the 100 best children's toys. Provided as a public service by the Institute for Childhood Resources, a non-profit organization.
Down Syndrome
Fourth World Conference on Women
Heart Surgery
Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Immunization Action Coalition - provides access to the most up to date information on immunizations, client education tools in many languages, and other tools needed to maintain a quality immunizaiton program.
Immunization Gateway - a major immunization resource center on the web.
John's Hopkins University Department of Pediatrics and Marshall University's School of Medicine Pediatrics Department
KidsHealth - is a comprehensive set of materials for parents and children published by the Nemours Foundation. Materials focus on child health, parenting, and raising children with chronic illnesses. Sponsored by Nemours Children's Clinics.
KidSource OnLine
Kids Com - Games, crafts, stories,online penpals from around the world, links to other fun sites and more.
Kids and Parents on the Web
Kids' Care
Kids' Care Insurance Program (CHIP in Floirda)
Kids' Doctor
KidsGrowth - A distinctive Web site providing pediatric professionals a secure and respected community to enhance their knowledge about the business side of pediatrics
Kids' Quest - information for children about the Bible and biblical stories.
LaLeche League
The Lego Group
Maternal and Child Health Education and Training
MCHNet Gopher
Midwifery, Pregnancy and Birth Information
National Association of School Nurses - Filled with useful information for all those who work with children in schools
The National Childhood Cancer Foundation
National Parenting Center
National Vaccine Program Office's (CDC)
Never Ending Squirrel Tale - practical tips and encouragement for parents of kids with cancer developed by a mother whose daughter has cancer.
Nursing Mothers' Association of Australia - major organization for the promotion of breastfeeding.
Our-Kids - is a site devoted to raising kids with special needs. It includes a searchable archive of the our-kids listserv, links to related resources, a reading list and nutrition tips. The highlight is a link to a photo album of the "Our Kids" international family.
Parent Pals - weekly tips, games, links, news and views and more for various disabilities and health problems of children.
Parents at Home - this site is for (but not limited to) parents who are foregoing full-time paid employment outside the home in order to raise their children. It is also for those that work for pay within the home and those that stagger their work hours in order to have a parent at home, as well as for those considering staying home!
Parent's Place - is a site by parents, for parents. Lots of information on parenting, play, special events, discussions of issues of interest to parents. Also has discussion groups on numerous parenting topics.
PBS kids backstage - Information on children's educational programs on PBS and activities for children related to the characters on the PBS programs.
Pediatric Neurosurgery Orlando
Pediatric Neurosurgery NY
Points of Pediatric Interest - is a collection of over 3500 links to sites related to children, parenting, child health, and chronic illness in children. Maintained by Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of West Virginia.
Resources for Children and Families with HIV - addresses and phone numbers of organizations includes foster care/adoption, groups that grant wishes, research, books, how to address HIV in school, available assistance (financial and more) and hotline numbers to the CDC and Project Inform.
Scholastic - A very rich site chuck full of activities for children, parents and teachers. Includes many items that can be reproduced and used in any setting.
SchoolNurseChat - Filled with useful information for School Nurses
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)
Sickle Cell Information Center
Spina Bifida Association of America - is a site filled with useful inforamation for nurses, other health providers, and families. Topics include Folic Acid, Latex, and Agent Orange. There is a state by state clinic directory, list of publications and services, and a section called "Friday Communications" - a biweekly legislative update.
STARBRIGHT - represents a collaboration between pediatric medicine, entertainment and advanced technology, working together to create projects that empower seriously ill children to combat the medical and emotional challenges that they face on a daily basis.
Texas Children's Hospital
Total Babycare - a site sponsored by Pampers with a great deal of helpful advise for new parents.
Tracheostomy Information
U.S. Space Camp
Wong on the Web (Materials from Donna Wong)

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