Child and Family Resources
On this page are resources developed and submitted by members related to child and family policy and practice. See the following for handouts with childrearing tips, curriculum guides on child maltreatment and resources for evidence-based practice.
All Parents of Preschoolers Need Support (PDF, 16.5KB)
Talking with others about the difficulties of managing a young child helps to relieve stress because it provides you with needed support.
Discipline with Preschoolers (PDF, 24.3KB)
The purpose of discipline is to teach your child how to behave, so that your child will have behavior that is kind and cooperative with others.
Kids and Stress: Understanding Your Child's Emotions (PDF, 93.9KB)
Children and parents don't show their feelings in the same ways when something stressful happens.
Parents Are Role Models (PDF, 44.7KB)
Children learn good and bad behaviors by watching and listening and imitating their parents.
- APA Government Relations: APA website on advocating for psychology at the federal level.
- Register for Action Alerts: APA's Federal Action Network's current action alerts for updates on important legislative issues critical to psychology.
- University-Based Child and Family Policy Consortium: Seeks to inform social policy that optimizes child and family well-being.
- National Prevention Science Coalition to support evidence-based prevention policy.
- CDC Preventing Youth Violence and CDC Youth Violence Prevention and CDC's VetoViolence.
- Early childhood advocacy from the Ounce from the Ounce of Prevention Fund.
- Children & Families at the Center: Policy Ideas for Communities, States and the New Administration (PDF, 1MB) from the Aspen Institute.
- Frameworks Institute: Framing the conversations on policy.
Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This website provides the ability to look up child welfare policies and laws by state.