American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information about health topics, diseases and conditions, child development, and child safety.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Resources for Families
http://www.aacap.org (click on Resources for Families)
Between 7 and 12 million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. Families dealing with these issues will find an abundance of information here. Links take users to information on helping children cope with disasters, deal with pop culture, treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and understand psychiatric medications. A glossary of symptoms and mental illnesses, and information about finding psychiatrists and appropriate clinical trials are very useful, too.
Dr. Alan Greene, professor of pediatrics at Stanford, offers a site with health information about children. There are pages for parents, children, teens, and physicians. The site covers developmental stages, diseases and conditions, and parenting.
What to Expect
Heidi Murkoff, author of the popular What to Expect books, has created a Web site with information on fertility, pregnancy, the first year of life, toddlers, child development, and safety. It includes pregnancy calendars, information for partners, and online chat rooms and support groups.
The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health provides current information about child development, nutrition and fitness, preventive health care, and diseases and conditions. Information is available in English and Spanish. There are sites for parents, children, and teens.
National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD)
The NICHD, a division of the National Institutes of Health, conducts research on the health of children and their families. The Web site presents information based on that research. It covers a wide range of topics. There are links to consumer-level information on more than 100 health topics as well as valuable information about participation in clinical research and NICHD public health campaigns.
This is a site from the National Library of Medicine created for teens. Using the MedlinePlus format, it has links to reliable sites offering information on nutrition, emotions, body image, alcohol, drugs, sexuality, and other topics of interest to teens.
Virtual Pediatric Hospital
This is a digital health sciences collection devoted to pediatrics created by physicians at the University of Iowa. It provides information to meet the needs of health care providers and patients, including textbooks, web sites, and anatomy atlases.