Resources for Children, Youth and Families

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The Ford Family Foundation works with these organizations. They have resources that you may find useful.

Early Childhood

 K-12/Youth Development

  • Institute for Youth SuccessProvides professional development and capacity-building to nonprofits and community-based organizations serving youth.
  • Search InstituteProvides research, resources, and expertise help organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people. 

Child Well-Being

  • Oregon Health AuthorityWorks to lower and contain costs, improve quality and increase access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians.
  • Center for Disease Control, ACE’s StudyChildhood experiences, positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Much of the research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).   
  • Center for the Study of Social PolicyWorks to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.

Trauma informed Oregon  

A statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and lessening the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families.

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