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Organizations and Programs

  • Beyond Basics
    Offering reading, writing and expanding horizons enrichment programs to students attending public schools in Metropolitan Detroit. The program is firmly based on the understanding that children, exposed to educational curricula beyond the basic school system offerings, will obtain higher scores on exams and have a greater chance of achieving excellence beyond their public school careers.
    Patti's Comment: I just love this organization and the great work they do… if you are a book lover you need to learn more about Beyond Basics!
  • Camp Sancta Maria
    Camp Sancta Maria offers young men ages 8 to 16, a summer full of fun, personal growth, and spiritual development.
  • Children's Bureau (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
    The Children's Bureau provides State and national data on adoption and foster care, child abuse and neglect, and child welfare. The Children's Bureau also funds research in collaboration with other organizations.
  • Children's Defense Fund
    The voice for all the children of America.
  • Fighter Mom
    An interactive learning center designed to provide advice, education, and support to any mother who has become a disease advocate battling a medical, health, or behavioral issue affecting her child.
  • Hope Renews
    Founded by parents of teens with severe emotional distress in residential treatment programs.
  • InsureKidsNow.gov
    Provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.  These programs are designed to be affordable for families who are not able to afford health insurance coverage in the private market or do not have coverage available to them.  Even if you’ve been turned down in the past, you may be able to get health coverage for your child now.  Learn more about health coverage programs in your state.
  • Lumos
    Established by Baroness Emma Nicholson and J.K. Rowling, their vision is a world where all children are raised in a safe and caring environment; where none are placed in large, uncaring institutions.
  • National Assn. of Counsel for Children
    The practice of law for children is a relatively recent development.
  • National Center for Youth Law
    Using the law to improve the lives of poor children.
  • United Way
    Contact their 211 social services and health hot line to get help with applying for Medicaid coverage for children.

Resources: Websites & Blogs re: Children

  • Children's Bureau Express (CBX)
    Government website that covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.  Also see their page of links to resources that can help States and Tribes in their work with children and families.
  • The Guidance Center
    Provides a broad range of highly effective services that help children, adults and families unlock potential and build better lives.Search Engines: There are many search engines available for browsing general interest topics and research on the Internet. Many of the top search engines, including Google and Bing, give specific results based on the information typed in the search box. However, some of these results can be misleading or contain inappropriate information for children. In order to help children with safe searching while on the Internet, many companies have come up with child friendly search sites. These sites allow children to find information about topics they are interested in, along with information that will be useful for homework and school projects in a safe environment.
  • Ask Kids – You can enter search information into the search box and the results will list appropriate sites for children to view to learn more information about the subject they were searching.
  • Yahoo Kids – They provide safe search links for games, music, movies, sports, jokes, e-cards, homework help, reference, animals, science, and horoscopes among many other searches.
  • ipl2 For Kids – Internet Public Library & Librarians' Internet Index online specifically for kids.

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