Websites – A
This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.
This is an excellent Web site that includes information for health consumers, health educators, and students. Topics covered include weekly news features, treatment, prevention, social issues, and statistics. The site also has a section on addiction in specific Populations.
Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is a nationwide resource for addiction-related information funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). “ATTC vision is to unify science, education and services to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addiction.” Resources on this site include: Licensing & Certification Requirements for all U.S. States; SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator; full text cutting-edge research articles taken from the journal, Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research; and much more.
ADEC, an international consortium of state universities and land grant institutions, provides high quality and economic distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies. ADEC also provides links to on-line articles about distance education, and to many excellent Internet sites devoted to distance education resources.
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
The ACF, within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. This is an excellent Web site for federal government information. The Search function allows you to search their website for information on a wide range of topics such as welfare reform, child abuse and neglect, and runaway and homeless youth. The Find an ACF Program Office Website drop-down menu connects you with any of the divisions of the ACF. The site also includes press releases and fact sheets on current issues.
Administration on Aging (AOA)
This agency is part of the Federal Department of Health & Human Services. This extensive website features a variety of fact sheets on topics related to the elderly, information on government initiatives and programs on aging, statistics on older persons, elder abuse prevention and more. The site also includes a section specifically targeted at professionals with links to GAO Reports on Aging, website links, and HHS Poverty Guidelines. There is also a comprehensive section for Elders & Caregivers.
Adolescence Directory On-line (ADOL)
ADOL is an electronic guide to information on adolescent issues. It is a service of the Center for Adolescent and Family Studies at Indiana University. Educators, counselors, parents, researchers, health practitioners, and teens can use ADOL to find Web resources for topics such as conflict and violence; mental health issues; health and health risk issues, etc.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
AHRQ is the lead Federal agency on quality of care research. It coordinates all federal quality improvement efforts and health services research. The site is a useful resource for locating grant announcements in the health fields, as well as research findings, consumer health information, and clinical information.
This is the website for the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, which is a group of U.S. Government agencies cooperating and collaborating their statistics on aging. Includes the report Older Americans 2008: Key Indicators of Well-Being as well as PowerPoint slides of the charts and Excel spreadsheets of the data tables. This site also includes a subject area contact list, a timeline, and older versions (2000, 2004, and 2006) of the Older Americans report.
Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
AGI is a nonprofit organization focused on reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education. The site provides policy papers, reports and statistics on topics such as abortion, sexual behavior, teen pregnancy, contraception, etc. There is also access to the Institute’s publications: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health and International Family Planning Perspectives, which are in PDF format.
This site provides comprehensive information on Alzheimer’s disease, including basic facts, caregiving issues, medical diagnosis and treatment, and current research efforts. The site can be tailored for “Persons with memory loss, caregivers, and health professionals.”
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a professional medical organization comprised of child and adolescent psychiatrists trained to promote healthy development and evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adolescents and their families who are affected by disorders of feeling, thinking and behavior. Features of this site include: Legislative Action (links to current legislation affecting children and adolescents with mental illness); Facts for Families (brief information summaries of over 75 issues relating to children and families); and Related Web Sites. Featured topics on this association’s home page change on a regular basis.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
This site includes a section for Health Care Professionals that includes fact sheets and research; a section on their Advocacy work which includes current legislative information; and a media section with press releases of recent findings and press clips where the AAGP’s work has been utilized.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
AAMFT is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. Clicking on Updates on Family Problems in the Public category will take you to a Families and Health section that offers pamphlets on such topics as adolescent behavior problems, male sexual problems, children and divorce, and depression. The site also includes Resources for Practitioners and Resources for Approved Supervisors.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Information on this site includes resources relating to caregiving, Medicare, nursing homes, and research on aging, as well as AARP’s legislative and policy efforts. Under topic area Policy and Research is the Research Center called AgeSource Worldwide where you will find links to Internet Resources on Aging. The Internet Resources on Aging has “over 900 of the best sites on the web for people age 50+.” The list issearchable by topic or browse the topics or an alphabetical list. A copy of the Thesaurus of Aging Terminology covering the subject terms used is available in the Harris Library. The site also provides links to services that are available to its large membership base.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
AEI is a conservative think tank engaged in research in the areas of economics and trade, social welfare, U.S. politics, international affairs and defense policies. The site provides accessto its publication, The American Enterprise.
American Psychoanalytic Association
The Web site of this professional association of psychoanalysts includes an online searchable bibliography on the literature of psychoanalysis, abstracts of recent issues of its journal, and an overview and history of psychoanalysis.
American Public Human Services Association
The mission of APHSA is to “develop, promote and implement public human service policies that improve the health and well-being of families, children and adults.” This site provides information on key health and human services issues and policies under the Policy and News Room menu headings. It also includes
Links to a large number of umbrella organizations.
American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
The ASAM website includes information on alcoholism and other addictions targeted at both the physician and the consumer. Practice guidelines and public policies are also included. A search engine is provided allowing the user to do keyword searching for topics within the website.
American Society of Criminology
The American Society of Criminology” is an international organization concerned with criminology, embracing scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation, the practice of criminal law, as well as a review of the law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems.”–From the website.
American Studies Web
This site is produced by the Crossroads Project, a networking and curriculum project of the American Culture Studies program at Georgetown University. It is a subject-oriented index of primary and secondary web resources in American Studies. The links to material include material on Ethnicity, Race, and Religious Cultures; National Identity; Gender and Family; Social Movements and Social Reform; and much more.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
This excellent site provides information on issues affecting “struggling families” and at-risk children. The Foundation has funded a number of national initiatives, all of which are presented on this site. These include Child Welfare / Permanence, Community Change, Economic Security, Education, Health, Juvenile Justice, and Special Interest Areas. Supporting documentation and publications for all of
these programs can be found online. Also check out the data sets available through KIDS COUNT (a state-by-state effort to collect data on the status of children in the United States).
The Arc: Disability Related Links
The Arc is the “world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” This section of their website provides links to organizations and programs related to the topic of disabilities.
ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
This organization provides information on respite programs for caregivers and families dealing with individuals who have disabilities or other special needs. The site provides useful Fact Sheets and Services, as well as access to a National Respite Locator Service. Information on federal funding programs for respite services is also included.
Association for Community Organization & Social Administration (ACOSA)
“ACOSA is a membership organization for community organizers, activists, nonprofit administrators, community builders, policy practitioners, students and educators.” (From the ACOSA website). The organization hosts an annual symposium, sponsors the Journal of Community Practice, and promotes the dissemination of research related to social administration and community organizing. Resources on the site include reports, bibliographies and links related to social work and community development.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
A membership-based organization, the Association is devoted to promoting ethical and professional fundraising. The site provides access to current news about fundraising and philanthropy. Some features of the site are only available to its members.
Australian Association of Social Workers
The AASW site includes the Code of Ethics, abstracts from the journal Australian Social Work, the full text of a discussion paper on welfare dependency in the 21st century, and other links relating to membership issues of the ASW.