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American Academy of Pediatrics

The website of the largest professional organization of pediatricians in the United States. Contains links to their journals and publications.

American Pregnancy Association

Dedicated to supporting the healthiest pregnancy journey. Nurses and pregnancy educators provide resources and information on all steps from conception through birth and beyond.

American Psychological Association - Parenting Resources

Resources on parenting practices.

Attachment Parenting International

An organization that supports attachment parenting, and gives information and tools regarding concepts and insights on attachment parenting.


Expert advice on pregnancy and parenting topics.

Boys Town

A national organization that provides for in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools.


Information and resources about breastfeeding from the Office on Women’s Health.

Child Development

Resources provided by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Child Welfare Information Gateway

A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Family Partners of Hudson County

A family-run organization in Hudson County committed to providing effective and customized support to families, caregivers and providers of children with emotional, mental and behavioral needs.

Family Support Organization of Bergen County (Bergen County residents)

A component of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (NJDCF) within the Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC); that provides direct family-to-family peer support to families enrolled in the Unified Care Management.

Family Support Organization of Essex County

An Essex County-based family-centered, family-driven nonprofit organization that provides peer support, education and advocacy for parents of children who have emotional, behavioral, mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental challenges.

Family Support Organization of Passaic County

A family-run, Passaic County-based organization that provides direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

FARE: Food Allergy Research and Education

An organization dedicated to food allergy research, that provides resources regarding food allergies.

Healthy Children

Health resources provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and member physicians.

Human Rights Commission - Explore: Parenting

Current resources that address the many potential paths to parenthood as well as tools for issues facing LGBTQ-headed families or LGBTQ youth.

Leaders of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) have formed a consortium to develop a web resource center for behavioral science-based information on children, youth and families.

Kids Health

The Parenting section of the #1 most-visited website for children's health and development. Children & Teenagers

Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

National Center for Fathering

Nonprofit organization that provides training, tools and resources to inspire and equip fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in their children’s lives. Their website provides articles and videos on a number of topics related to fatherhood. Also, available sign up for weekly emails that offer fathering tips, ideas and inspiration.

National Stepfamily Resource Center

The NSRC, a division of Auburn University’s Center for Children, Youth, and Families (CCYF), serves as a clearinghouse of information, linking family science research on stepfamilies and best practices in work with couples and children in stepfamilies.

New Jersey Parent Caucus

Trainings for parents and caregivers of youth with special emotional and behavioral needs.

NJ Parent Link

This website highlights NJ State services and resources for parents. Some Federal and Community resources are included. Children & Family Services

Resources for child safety, child care, adoption, and health & wellness.

Parenting Counts

Provides a developmental timeline and videos to support families and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

Parenting: The Teen Years

Resources about overcoming the special challenges that come with raising teenagers, and resolving parent-teen conflict.

PBS for Parents

Provides age-by-age tips and activities for kids for learning.


PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

Planned Parenthood - For Parents

Resources for talking to children of all ages about bodies, identity, pregnancy and reproduction, relationships, personal safety, and sex and sexuality.

SPAN - Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (NJ)

Information and resources for families with the greatest need due to disability or special health/mental health needs; poverty; discrimination based on race, sex, language, immigrant or homeless status; involvement in the foster care, child welfare, or juvenile justice systems; geographic location; or other special circumstances.

Information for parents on preventing bullying.

Government website that provides resources and information on a number of youth related topics such as bullying prevention, driver safety and mental health.


Last updated October 27, 2023