American Family: Issues and Resources

Child and Family Sites on the 'Net

Cornell Family Law Database

Provides primary legal sources on adoption, custody, children'srights, estates, and marriage from federal statutes and uniformlaws, state family statutory law, NY Court of Appeals.

You may select it from here. (Once you're in, choose topical section #8, "Family Law.")

CYFERNet: Children, Youth, and Family Network (MinnesotaCooperative Extension System)

Contains tons of stuff from 4H, child care, parenting, youth at risk topopulation statistics (including editions of the Kids Count DataBook). URL is gopher://

Divorce Home Page

URL is Contains popular advice narratives from those who have gone through it.

Family World Home Page

URL is Has advice forum, back to school help,kids and chores, games,shopping guide, and links to other family internet sites.

Maternal and Child Health Network Gopher

URL is gopher://
Divides resources by age group (infant to adolescent). Containsgrant information as well as information on disabilities and SSI,and health reform.

National Coalition for the Homeless Home Page

URL is
See section on rights of homeless children under EducationalRights Project, which is under Public Education Projects

National Parent Information Network
URL is Sponsored by ERIC. Scroll down to find NPIN. Containspublications on urban and minority families, parent guides, andmore. Has link to AskERIC for parents.

Planned Parenthood
URL is
Chicago PP's home page offers information on birth control,directory of health centers, sexually transmitted diseases (STD),abortion information, and a link to the Women's HealthNewsletter.

Single Dad's Index (Not currently accessible.)
URL is
This site was developed by a commercial outfit for causes theycare about. Go to section labelled "guests" to find "men'sissues." Scroll down topical index to find "Single Dad's Index." Contains information on paternity, custody, and visitationissues.

US Dept. of Health and Human Services Administration for Childrenand Families
URL is
Contains program definitions and reports on federal programs suchas Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Child SupportEnforcement, and Headstart.

Virtual Hospital Home Page
URL is
Follow the "Patients" icon on the main image (slow going) to find "Iowa Health Book" ....bydepartment. Go to "pediatrics" section to find "pediatric guides forparents" or "home and family safety." Try "family practice" section forimmunizations and American Family Physician.

Last updated 1/25/96. Maintained by Inga H. Barnello, Le Moyne CollegeLibrary, Syracuse, NY at BARNELLO@MAPLE.LEMOYNE.EDU.