American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides information "in an effort to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents."
American Academy of Family Physicians
"The mission of the American Academy of Family Physicians is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity."
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information on a range of topics concerning the health and well–being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Annie E. Casey Foundation – National KIDS COUNT
"The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States."
"BabySteps is designed to teach mostly low–income parents of preschoolers how to prepare their children for success in school and in life."
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation
The mission of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation is to "improve the health and wellness of all Mississippians through strategic and focused grantmaking."
"Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice."
Center for Children and Families
"Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families is an independent, nonpartisan policy and research center dedicated to expanding and improving health coverage for America's children and families."
Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
"The Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest is a national, nonprofit organization that helps charitable organizations increase their effectiveness and impact through advocacy."
Center for Mississippi Health Policy
"The Center for Mississippi Health Policy is an independent, non–partisan, non–profit organiation that provides objective information to inform health policy decisions."
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"For over 60 years the CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability."
"Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development."
Child Welfare League of America
"CLWA is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well–being of America's vulnerable children and their families."
Children’s Defense Fund
"CDF is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked for 35 years to help America's children."
Connect for Kids
"Connect for Kids makes use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults the tools and information they need to work on behalf of children, youth and families."
"CREATE Foundation has been building philantropy in Northeast Mississippi through its work with donors, nonprofits, and communities for 35 years. Within Northeast Mississippi, CREATE is the leading regional development organization."
Every Child by Two
"The goals of ECBT are to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations and to foster a systematic way to immunize all of America's children by age two."
EXCEL BY 5
"Excel By 5 is an innovative early childhood community certification process focusing on a community's young children. It emphasizes the important roles parents and early childhood educators play in the lives of children during their most formative years -birth to age 5."
"Families USA is a national nonprofit, non–partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high–quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
"Family Doctor.org provides health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians."
Family Village is a "global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support." The site also has a page devoted to Mississippi disability resources.
"Family Voices aims to achieve family–centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilites. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care."
Foundation for Child Development
"The Foundation for Child Development (FCD) is a national, private philantropy dedicated to tracking and improving the well–being of America’s Children."
Foundation for the Mid South
"The Foundation for the Mid South invests in people and strategies that build philantropy and promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi."
The Gilmore Foundation is a private, not for profit grant making organization serving Northeast Mississippi and committed to improving the quality of life in its service area.
HealthWorks! North Mississippi
HealthWorks! North Mississippi is an interactive children’s health education center in Tupelo, MS. HealthWorks! is "infectiously contaminating kids of all ages, everywhere, to learn, have fun, and make great life choices."
Mississippi Center for Nonprofits
"The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits is the state’s only nonprofit management resource center. For the thousands of nonprofit organizations across the state, the Center is the primary source of management training, technical information, advice, answers, coaching and connection to vital resources."
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service
"The mission of the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities."
Mississippi Department of Education
"Mississippi K–12 Education Resource for teachers, grants reports, student assessment, special education, safe, orderly schools, and technology." http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/
Mississippi Department of Human Services
"The mission of the DHS is to provide services for people in need by optimizing all available resources to sustain the family unit and to encourage traditional family values, thereby promoting self-sufficiency and personal responsibility for all Mississippians."
Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Family & Children Services
The Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services provides information on foster care, adoption, child abuse, prevention, etc.
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
The Mission of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is to support "a better tomorrow by making a difference in the lives of Mississippians with mental illness, substance abuse problems and intellectual or developmental disabilities one person at a time."
Mississippi Families as Allies for Children’s Mental Health, Inc.
"MFSAA is a statewide, not for–profit organization of families, professionals and community leaders working together for the well being of Mississippi's children and youth."
Mississippi State Department of Health
"Highly comprehensive resource on public health in Mississippi, including online documents, requests for public records, databases of public health advisories, program web sites, and contact information."
Mississippi State Department of Health
Women and Children’s Health Services and Programs
"The Woman and Children division of the MSDH offers health services for women of all ages, especially mothers, and for children up to 18 years of age."
National Association of Counsel for Children
The National Association of Counsel for Children’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that legal proceedings involving children produce justice.
National Center for Children in Poverty
"The NCCP is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well–being of America’s low–income families and children."
National Center for Education Statistics
"The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes and makes available data related to education in the US and other nations."
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
"The NCMEC's mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, thier families, and the professionals who serve them."
National Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice and Permanency Planning
"The National Resource Center for Family–Centered Practice and Permanency Planning focuses on increasing the capacity and resources of State, Tribal, and other publicly supported child welfare agencies to promote family–centered practices that contribute to the safety, permanency, and well–being of children while meeting the needs of their families."
North American Council on Adoptable Children
"NCAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and Canada who have been in care – especially those in foster care and those with special needs."
"For 40 years, Operation Shoestring’s work has fostered empowerment in its inner–city target neighborhoods as well as reconciliation throughout the larger community."
"The goal of The Parents’ Campaign is to engender a public education system that affords all students access to excellent schools so that children can become what they dream."
Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network
"Points of Light Institute embraces service and civic engagement as fundamental to a purposeful life and essentials to a healthy world."
Prevent Child Abuse America
"Prevent Child Abuse America was established in 1972 to build a nationwide commitment to preventing all forms of child abuse."
Prevention 1st Foundation, Inc.
"Prevention 1st Foundation, Inc. has created www.homefiredrill.org to explain how and why to maintain a working smoke alarm, create an exit plan, and above all practice a home fire drill twice a year."
RAND Corporation – Child Policy
"RAND Child Policy serves as a gateway to RAND research on children's issues from prenatal to age 18, and provides easy access to objective information that will help improve policy and decisionmaking."
"Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities."
The Bower Foundation
"The Bower Foundation supports innovative strategies to improve the health of Mississippians by proactively providing grants for the creation, expansion, and support of quality healthcare initiatives."
The Center for Effective Discipline
"The Center for Effective Discipline is a non–profit organization which provides educational information to the public on the effects of corporal punishment of children and alternatives to its use."
The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
"The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools works with parents, teachers, health professionals and school admins supporting US school–based health programs for children and adolescents."
The Children’s Partnership
"The Children’s Partnership works to ensure that all children – especially those at risk of being left behind ’ have the resources and opportunities they need to grow up healthy and lead productive lives."
The Commonwealth Fund
"The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable."
The Future of Children
"A Publication of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution, the Future of Children journal focuses on issues related to children’s well–being."
The Phil Hardin Foundation
"Since its inception, The Phil Hardin Foundation has provided more than $38.8 million in grants and loans to further Mr. Hardin’s charitable intent: To improve the education of Mississippians."
The Riley Foundation
"The Riley Foundation distributes grants, educational grants, awards of achievement, and funds for collaboration to non–profit organizations in Meridian and the Lauderdale County area."
The Urban Child Institute
"The Urban Child Institute is a non-profit organization in Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated to the well–being and health of children, especially children from conception to three years old."
U.S. Census Bureau
"Public resources from the US Census Bureau including population, economic, industry, and geography studies."
Urban Institute – Children
"The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues – to foster sound public policy and effective government."
Voices for America’s Children
"Voices for America’s Children is a premier national advocacy organization with more than 60 members committed to speaking up for the well–being of children."
"VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer, and business leaders committed to civic engagement."
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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"The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society."