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September 2000Vol. 1, No. 6Federally Sponsored Website Addresses Parenting Concerns

Nine Federal agencies participating in the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention recently collaborated to create a new website for parents.

The Parenting Resources of the 21st Century website is part of the Council's mission to reduce violence and serious delinquency. The site addresses topics such as child abuse, school violence, child development, home schooling, organized sports, and the juvenile justice system.

Besides linking users with sources of information, the site highlights recent research and conferences. The following areas are covered:

  • Child and youth development
  • Child care and education
  • Family concerns
  • Family dynamics
  • Health and safety
  • Out-of-school activities
  • General resources for parents, youth, funding, and publications
  • What's new

The category Family Concerns includes a section targeted to family members who have experienced, witnessed, or been victimized by gang activity, hate crimes, school violence, or domestic violence. This category also includes a section addressing child abuse and neglect and directs users to information and resources on physical abuse, neglect, sexual exploitation, child pornography, and child prostitution. This area of the website also addresses concerns about children's health, education, and safety.

Parents can obtain information on work and family issues, incarceration, and military service in the Family Dynamics area. This section also directs users to information on various family relationships, including:

  • Adoptive parents
  • Divorced parents
  • Foster parents
  • Kinship care
  • Multicultural families
  • Multigenerational families
  • Single-parent families
  • Teen parents
  • Two-parent families

Visit the site at (Editor's note: this link is no longer available.)