Parenting Links for Parents & Professionals
2-1-1 Maine: http://www.211maine.org/ Connects anyone in Maine who wants to give help or get help with a full range of health and human services in their community.
Children's Defense Fund: http://www.childrensdefense.org/ Advocacy for American children, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
Family resources, research, information, and a just-for-kids section.
Kids Count: http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, this site is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S.
A great family resource — Because kids don't come with instructions!
La Leche League (Breastfeeding): http://www.lalecheleague.org/
An international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.
Maine Children's Trust
Maine Home Visiting Programs
Maine Families programs througout Maine
Maine Parent Federation/SPIN: http://www.mpf.org/
They provide information, support and resources to parents of children with disabilities.
Mainely Parents: http://www.mainelyparents.org/
Mainely Parents strengthens parent/child relationships through parent-to-parent support, education and advocacy.
An interactive, educational safety resource that teaches children and teens how to stay safer on the Internet
Pine Tree Legal Assistance: http://www.ptla.org/
Legal assistance to people in the State of Maine
Prevent Child Abuse America http://www.preventchildabuse.org/index.shtml
State of Maine, Department of Health & Human Services http://maine.gov/dhhs/
Zero to Three: http://www.zerotothree.org/
A wonderful resource on the first three years of life.
AAP: AAP.org American Academy of Pediatrics