The objectives of this initiative are to synthesize current research on welfare reform, making it available to policymakers and the public, and to encourage the development and discussion of new policy options for low-income families, with a special focus on policies that encourage work by and raise incomes for the "working poor."
NCA is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children.
Offers comprehensive coverage, including measurements, trends, and strategies to reduce poverty. Special sections address the intersection of poverty with culture and health. Includes the Poverty Monitoring database and an online library.
The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is also designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources, both government and private.
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)is responsible for some 60 programs which provide services and assistance to children and families and administers the state-federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
Administration on Aging (AOA)supports a nationwide aging network, providing services to the elderly as well as policy leadership on aging issues.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)(formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) administers the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which provide health care to America's aged and indigent populations. CMS also administers the new Children's Health Insurance Program through approved state plans that cover more than 2.2 million children.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)helps provide health resources for medically underserved populations. HRSA supports a nationwide network of community and migrant health centers and primary care programs for the homeless and residents of public housing.
Many juvenile bibliotherapy titles can be pulled up via the Library Catalog. Other titles may not say they are "bibliotherapy for children" but may in fact work well for a child in a specific situation or dealing with certain issues.
"There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book." —Philip Pullman.