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Youth Development Research and Resources:

Adolescence Directory On-Line (ADOL): A service of the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University, ADOL is an electronic guide to information regarding adolescent issues. Educators, counselors, parents, researchers, health practitioners, and teens are urged to use ADOL to find Web resources.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Site that provides background fact sheets and research on adolescent psychology. Particularly strong in the areas of disabilities.

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN): One of the NCTE's special-interest groups; ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are particularly interested in the area of young adult literature.  

Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk: Their mission is to conduct the research, development, evaluation, and dissemination needed to transform schooling for students placed at risk. Includes: Programs, Talent Development Schools, Technical Reports, and Publications List 

Center for Adolescent Studies: Broad-ranging site that includes informatoin for parents, teacher's resources and other resources.

Youth Service America: Resource that provides information on service learning and other community volunteerism ventures.

Adolescent and School Health from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, provides full-blown statistics about youth and children.. There is a report on Federal Activities Addressing Violence in Schools.

Child Stats offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. Reports of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics include America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, the annual federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation's children, and Nurturing Fatherhood. The Forum fosters coordination and collaboration in the collection and reporting of federal statistics on children and families.

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis.

Children’s Defense Fund
 CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown. CDF produces Children in the States 2001, providing key state and national data in a concise uniform format that will enable readers to see how their own state is doing, look at neighboring states, and look at the national average.

KIDS COUNT, provides policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being,

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funds many studies involving children. For a complete list, go to their research page. Of particular interest is the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health.

National Network for Child Care has both national and state information about child care.

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Faith Based Youth Initiatives:

Search Institute and Faith -Based Institutions:

Charity Channel: Clearinghouse for faith-based programs

Violence in Schools

Center for Chronic Disease Prevention: Federal Activities addressing violence in schools

National Resource Center for Safe Schools

Teacher Talk: Publication written by teachers. This issue is devoted to teachers talking about the issue of school violence.

National Report on Violence and Discipline Problems in Schools: National Center for Educational Statistics report from 1998.

Bibliography on School Violence (University of Indiana): List of links and resources on school violence..

ERIC Digest: Youth Violence

ERIC Digest: Schools Attack the Root of Violence