http://www.chadd.org is an informative site with resources and information for children and adults who are struggling with ADD/ADHD. It details symptoms and the diagnosis process, parenting and treatment strategies, and current issues surrounding the disorder.
http://www.aa.org is the official Alcoholics Anonymous site. It details the 12-step method, lists meeting locations nationwide and provides information on the disease of alcoholism.
http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers is a site filled with current research on Alzheimer's disease: including recent publications, a calendar of events and a free informational referral service.
http://www.billwilsoncenter.org/services/all/living.html is the official web site of The Center for Living With Dying. The Center is devoted to helping those who are dealing with the life issues of death and dying. Informational resources include reading lists, support groups and more.
http://kara-grief.org/ Kara offers emotional support and information to adults, teenagers and children who are grieving a death or coping with a life-threatening illness.
http://www.ChildCareAware.org is a website that helps parents decide what type of care they want: a childcare center, a family childcare service (typically one person caring for several children in his/her home, or a nanny. This website can also provide the name and address of a resource-and-referral (R&R) agency in your community. R& R's, which combine private and government funding, employ trained counselors to answer questions such as what type of care to choose and which providers have openings in your neighborhood.
http://www.Nncc.org is a website that helps parents decide what type of care they want: a childcare center, a family childcare service (typically one person caring for several children in his/her home), or a nanny.
http://www.ZeroToThree.org is a website based out of Washington D.C. which provides good checklists of criteria for high quality care.
http://www.naeyc.org is a website which functions as a guide to child care centers that are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a Washington D.C. professional group that sets high standards for teacher qualification, class size and programs.
Caregivers (Elder Care)
http://www.caregiver.org is a website that offers detailed fact sheets on diseases, disorders and care giving issues. The site's special section on work and eldercare includes commentary on the Family and Medical Leave Act by one of the law's key architects. The organization's online support group connects caregivers, via email, in an exchange of ideas and emotions.
http://www.elderweb.com is an extensive informational site. This site includes weekly email and newsletter services. Users may also find local resources through the site's regional directory.
http://www.wellspouse.org is the official website for the Well Spouse Foundation, an association of spousal caregivers dealing with all types of illnesses or accidents. The site provides a virtual community, support group information, mentors, letter writing support, caregiver information and listings of regional activities.
http://www.nfcacares.org is the site for the National Family Caregivers Association. It focuses on the more than 25 million people who find themselves in a care-giving role, and offers news and information, survey reports and care giving tips.
http://www.edap.org is the website of Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention, Inc. They are the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted to the awareness and prevention of eating disorders. This website provides information on anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. Definitions, symptoms, medical/physical complications, information on how to get help, are all featured on this site.
http://www.kidsource.com/nedo is the website of National Eating Disorders Organization (NEDO). The mission of NEDO is to increase understanding and contribute toward the prevention of all forms of eating disorders and obesity. NEDO's website provides information on eating disorder education, consultation, research and treatment and referral services nationally and internationally.
http://www.caringonline.com provides all the information you need related to the topic of eating disorders. The site has over 100 links to news, resources, and books on eating disorders. The site includes a list of treatment centers, online support services and information regarding different treatment approaches to eating disorders.
http://www.overeatersanonymous.org is the official Overeaters Anonymous site. It details the 12-step method, lists meeting locations nationwide and provides information on compulsive overeating.
http://www.familyresource.com is a useful site which offers a diverse package of information on family subjects such as: parenting, marriage, career, finance, health, and more. Resources include articles, book lists, and related links. Friends and
Families of Alcoholics:
http://www.al-anon-alateen.org is the official Al-Anon site. It is designed to help individuals who have been affected by, or are currently suffering from someone else's drinking. The site provides information on the 12-step program along with a listing of support groups that are available to adults, children and teens.
http://www.ncpgambling.org has information about problem gambling and treatment programs/counseling resources for individuals who want help regarding a gambling problem. This site offers a questionnaire to help individuals evaluate their own gambling behavior.
http://www.gamblersanonymous.org is the official website for Gamblers Anonymous. This site provides information about 12 step recovery groups for individuals struggling with a gambling problem as well as information about support groups for friends and family members.
https://www.na.org is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership that offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org is the official website for Parents Without Partners. It is a site committed to parenting individuals who have been divorced, widowed or never married. This site contains various support groups, events and articles.
http://www.dontsmoke.com has information on the effective ways that individuals can quit smoking. This site also provides links on how to get involved in stop smoking programs in your community. This site provides information for both teens and adults.
http://www.nobutts.ucsd.edu has information regarding "how to quit" programs, information regarding tobacco companies, and awesome links to related sites. This site also provides a questionnaire that may indicate the likelihood that someone will become addicted to cigarettes based upon their current smoking habits. This site is tailored to individuals living in California.
http://www.jointogether.org is a website out of the Boston University School of Public Health. This site is a national resource for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence and it offers valid science-based self-screening questionnaires that allow adults to assess whether or not they may be addicted to alcohol.
http://www.suicidology.org lists local crisis centers and resources for the assessment, prediction and prevention of suicide. It also includes resources and support groups for the survivors of suicide.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255): Suicide hotline, 24/ 7 free and confidential, nationwide network of crisis centers.