Family and Consumer Science Sites
- Babies at Risk
- Foster Families
- Health and Medicine
- Mental Illness
Babies at Risk
- Ask Jeeves – Ask.com
CRACK BABIES – Type in crack babies and a list of good articles will show.
- Children with AIDS Project – This organization helps children with HIV and AIDS orphaned babies.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Why Pregnancy and Alcohol Don’t Mix – an article from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
- HIV, Pregnancy and AZT – Answers questions pregnant women have about HIV and passing it on to their newborns.
- Infants with Aids – One person’s experience at an orphanage in Ethiopia.
- Welcome to ZERO TO THREE’s Web Site – Under “Behavior & Development” are facts on the development of infants at different ages.
Children and Family Services: Foster Care – From the California Department of Social Services, this site lists frequently asked questions (FAQ) about foster care, discusses housing for older teens, group homes, and other related information.
National Center for Resource Family Support – The Center provides support for foster families, adoptive families, and kinship groups. It includes fact sheets, useful contacts for every state, handbooks and toolkits, overviews and lists of resources for specific topics, policy analysis and more.
DHS- Iowans Working Together…Doing What Works – This site informs families about how to become foster parents. Under “How Do I?” click, “Become a Foster Parent?”
Survivors of the System: Foster Children United – Youth and children who have been in the foster care system can share their experiences, work for better services, read current news articles, and much more.
TOPICsearch (EBSCO Articles) – Click on “Topic Search.” Type in foster children, foster parents, or foster home care.
Health and Medicine
Center for Disease Control – Health topics are listed A to Z. The site includes information on current concerns such as terrorism and public and Mad Cow Disease.
familydoctor.org – Health information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Internet Health and Medical Resources – This site from the Mayo Clinic links to many health resources on the Internet.
Mayo Clinic – “Reliable information for a healthier life.” This site includes a list of diseases in alphabetical order and an “Ask A Specialist” section.
Virtual Hospital – From the University of Iowa, this site posts information for patients on diseases and conditions and for K-12 teachers and students
Famous People with Mental Illness – Quia site15 or 20 people and their illnesses.“People with Mental Illness Enrich Our Lives”Information about famous people throughout history who have had a serious mental illness.Famous People and SchizophreniaA list of people and links to more information about them.Famous People with Mood DisordersClick on a category under “Menu” to the left.
Islam and Judaism
A Guide to Halal Food Selection by HALAL FOUNDATION http://www.uh.edu/campus/msa/articles/halal.html
Ahavat Israel – Jewish Marriage – Wedding Traditions
Read through the customs to find out about wine at the wedding and feasting, as well as the 7 days after the wedding http://www.ahavat-israel.com/ahavat/torat/marriage.asp
The Knot – Jewish Weddings: Checklist
Mentions the wine used in the ceremony and pre-wedding. http://www.theknot.com/ch_article.html?Object=AI91019120507