Resources: Family and Relationships
“The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.””
The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies
at Columbia University “…provides cross-national, comparative information about the policies, programs, benefits and services available in the advanced industrialized countries to address child, youth, and family needs.”
The Institute for Child and Family Policy (ICFP) provides “non-partisan child and family policy research, analysis, and recommendations to legislators, legislative staff, state agency personnel, local policymakers and education and social service professionals…” with attention to “three key domains in a child’s life: schools, families, and communities.” This site includes a collection of policy- and community-related links.
One section of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project provides information on behaviors and attitudes of Americans regarding marriage, family, and relationships. This information is based on a combination of public opinion survey research and social, economic and demographic data analysis.