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.
- California First 5: Promotes children’s health and education
- Zero to Three: Works to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
- Early Learning Division: Supports Oregon’s young children and families as they learn and thrive.
- Oregon Association of the Education of Young Children: Promotes high-quality early learning by connecting practice, policy and research
- Oregon Infant Mental Health Association: Supports the emotional health and well-being of Oregon’s infants, toddlers and their families.
- Institute for Youth Success: Provides professional development and capacity-building to nonprofits and community-based organizations serving youth.
- Search Institute: Provides research, resources, and expertise help organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.
- Oregon Health Authority: Works 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 Study: Childhood 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 Policy: Works to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind.
A statewide collaborative aimed at preventing and lessening the impact of adverse experiences on children, adults and families.