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Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Offers the latest news and public affairs, information on welfare reform, child support enforcement policy, fact sheets, and childcare.

America's Children and the Environment
America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies of children and women; and childhood illnesses that may be influenced by exposure to environmental contaminants.

Child Welfare League of America National Data Analysis System
The CWLA NDAS provides access to all states' child abuse and neglect data from 1990 to 1996, with some data available for 1997 and 1998. Pre-defined tables and graphs are customizable by state and data year, and include data sources and notes.

Children's Defense Fund
CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. [They] pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

Healthy Youth
Data and statistics from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

KIDS COUNT (a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Provides links to data on the well-being of children in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

National Center for Children in Poverty
The mission of the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is to identify and promote strategies that prevent young child poverty in the United States and that improve the life chances of the millions of children under age six who are growing up poor. NCCP was founded in 1989 at the Columbia School of Public Health and receives core support from the Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation.

National Survey of America's Families
This survey provides a comprehensive look at the well-being of adults and children. The survey pays particular attention to low-income families, and reporting on important aspects about their lives and how they differ from the lives of children and adults in families with higher incomes.

Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Works with individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors to develop common agendas and strategies that promote the well-being of Pennsylvania’s children. PPC advocates for children and their families through government relations, research and analysis, community organizing, public awareness, training and technical assistance. PPC is statewide, independent and bi-partisan.

Philadelphia Safe and Sound Evaluation Collaborative
This site was developed to support the evaluation of "Philadelphia Safe and Sound," an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of its Urban Health Initiative. The site provides extensive links for the following areas: Safe and Sound program evaluation, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, best practices for reducing violence and substance abuse, Philadelphia and U.S. data on youth, crime, and substance use, substance abuse among college students and youth, and summary findings from the 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of Philadelphia public school students.

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