Resources: Youth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) provides information on alcohol and drug use, injury and violence, mental health, nutrition, and other topics in relation to the health and well-being of children and adolescents.”
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/index.htm

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

Statement: “The NCCEV serves as a primary national resource center for anyone seeking information about the effects of violence exposure on children and initiatives addressing these issues, including a dynamic body of literature, Internet resources and a bibliographic database.”
http://www.nccev.org/

The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP)

Statement: “The Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy (ICYFP) focuses on population groups that may need effective social programs in order to reach their maximum productivity. This includes children and adolescents in the child welfare system, children with physical and intellectual disabilities, immigrant children, teenage parents, and similar vulnerable groups. The Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy.”
http://icyfp.brandeis.edu/

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

This site provides extensive information about the health, education, and well-being of infants and children throughout the world.
http://www.unicef.org/