Aroostook Council for Healthy Families

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Links

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 Fundhttp://www.childrensdefense.org/ Advocacy for American children, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

CYFERnet: http://www.cyfernet.org/ 
 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.

Kinderstart: http://www.kinderstart.com/ 
 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.

Netsmartz: http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents
 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