Family and Consumer Science Sites

  • Babies at Risk
  • Foster Families
  • Health and Medicine
  • Mental Illness
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Babies at Risk


Foster Families

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.orgHealth information for the whole family from the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Internet Health and Medical ResourcesThis 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 HospitalFrom the University of Iowa, this site posts information for patients on diseases and conditions and for K-12 teachers and students


Mental Illness


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


Your guide to halal eating
On the lower left, you can click on some of the “Halal Links.”

Ramadan on the Net – Welcome

In Practice – Islam and the Halal diet

Islam In Focus

Halal Foods In Islam

HALAL CERTIFICATION Click on “Halal Certifcation.”

Fasting RamadhanClick on “Beliefs and Practices” and then “Practices.”

Diet in Islam

A Guide to Halal Food Selection by HALAL FOUNDATION


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 | Holidays | Chanukah
Includes Chanukah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, etc. Click on the holiday and then the picture that appears.

Jewish Holidays Guide
Click on “Holiday info & calendar.”

Judaism 101: Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation

Judaism 101: Jewish Cooking (added 2002/10/21) [Edit] [Delete]

Judaism 101: Kashrut: Jewish Dietary Laws

Shiva: 7 Days of Mourning
Read down the page and find out about the first meal after the funeral and other food. info.

The Knot – Jewish Weddings: Checklist
Mentions the wine used in the ceremony and pre-wedding.

UAHC – Jewish Holidays
Click on the holiday. Then click on Parents’ Page for more information and recipes.