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Birth-related Resources

Birth Injury Center – birthinjurycenter.com
Occasionally, an infant is born with a devastating injury to a part of its body. In many cases, the injury is completely preventable. While birth injuries can be caused by a variety of reasons, the Birth Injury Center was created to raise awareness and shine a light on this important issue. Their easy-to-navigate and comprehensive website is dedicated to promoting awareness of common birth injuries and their causes, as well as afflictions that may be caused by a birth injury, like Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy. The mission of this site is to provide users with helpful information on devastating birth injuries, their symptoms, causes, and treatment options, as well as ways to prevent them.

Legal Assistance  www.ZofranLawsuitGuide.com – If you took Zofran during your pregnancy and gave birth to a child with a birth defect, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive substantial financial compensation. This organization helps families get the legal assistance they need.

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Addiction Center – www.AddictionCenter.com
A free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together. More than 20 million people in the United States have some sort of addiction, and more than one hundred people die from drug overdoses every day. This organization’s goal is to help addicted individuals and their loved ones by providing them with information and support on different substances, addictions, and recovery resources.

Addiction Guide  https://www.addictionguide.com/
Addiction Guide is a reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. This site covers how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Their mission is to guide those who may be abusing drugs or alcohol – and their loved ones – to a healthier life.

Addiction Resource  https://www.AddictionResource.com
This is an organization that raises awareness about the dangers of addiction, and helps local communities stay drug-free. It offers full and verifiable information on substance addiction and abuse to help you learn if you or someone you love suffers from addiction. It will also help you find the best treatment and drug rehab facilities and learn about how your insurance can cover the expenses. And it offers free informational resources and a free toll-free hotline, where you can learn about the details for a successful treatment.

Alimed – http://www.alimed.com/
AliMed is a leading provider of medical, healthcare and ergonomic products, serving all segments of the healthcare market, including hospitals and clinics, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, private medical practices, therapists, and more. With the most comprehensive range of trusted products and top brands available, we provide “one-stop shopping” access to the best value and selection. Easily shop all of our solutions online, and in-stock items are available for “same-day shipment.”

CountyOffice.org is, in its own words, “the most accurate internet database of county government offices in the United States.” We found this Website to be unique, offering the ability to locate your own county resources, including your county assessor, board of elections, chamber of commerce, child support offices, colleges, coroner, courts, and much more, with all relevant details.

Drug Dangers – http://www.DrugDangers.com 
Thousands of Americans turn to medical attention to hel
p improve their quality of life and relieve them of pain and suffering. Medications and implant surgeries, such as hip or knee replacement, can change and even save lives. However, pharmaceutical companies often cut corners where accuracy matters most – consumer safety. Insufficient lab testing and deceptive marketing tactics have cost thousands of patients their lives. Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

Drug Treatment Center Finder – http://www.drugtreatmentcenterfinder.com/
A free web-based resource hub that strives to provide the most up-to-date information and available treatment services across the nation. Their goal is to provide resources to addicts and their loved ones to guide them to the help they need in order to rebuild their lives. They currently offer health screenings, informational and educational resources, extensive drug and alcohol addiction and treatment guides and a nationwide directory of addiction treatment and mental health services.

Drugwatch.com  – www.drugwatch.com/nursing-home-abuse/
Drugwatch advocates for people to make a stand against prescription drugs that have harmful side effects and medical devices that cause damage. They do this by providing accurate, comprehensive information about these commonly used drugs and devices and by answering questions raised by people who contact us. If you or a loved one need help, they can show you how to navigate the maze of paperwork for filing a legal claim.

Caregiving – www.caregiving.com
Information and resources to help those who care for an aging relative. Books and manuals, advice and a forum about the caregiving experience.

Elder Care Online – www.ec-online.net
Free information and support for caregivers. This site includes easy-to-read and informative briefs on the full range of eldercaregiving as well as articles, learning resource guides and “skill builders”.

Eldercare Locator – www.eldercare.gov
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. You may also speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist by calling toll-free at 1-800-677-1116 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Empowering Caregivers – www.care-givers.com
A national non-profit organization providing assistance; education, support, referrals and respite for informal family caregivers.

Find a Doctor Service  https://amino.com/
Amino’s mission is to connect everyone to the best health care possible. The organization analyzes data on nearly every doctor in America in order to match their experience with the needs of its users. The result: Users of this free online service can find and schedule an appointment with a doctor based on their location, insurance, and other personal preferences, without sponsored results or distracting ads.

How to Help Your Child Become a Successful Middle School Student – http://bagsinbulk.com/resources/middle-school
Middle School can be a difficult time for children due to a number of factors, including the often rocky transition between youth and adolescence and the demands of the academic workload combined with extracurricular activities such as sports. This site offers a list of online resources to help parents navigate the waters of middle school, which typically spans from 6th through 8th grade. It offers tips and suggestions related to study skills, reading, memory, and test/essay preparation, and a helpful list of online resources that focus on parental support.

Kool Living Recovery – http://www.koolrecovery.com/
is a highly specialized treatment center that provides tried and tested treatments to help clients eliminate their addiction once and for all while significantly minimizing the likelihood of relapse. Headed by Nicholas Russi, LAADC, CADC-II, CCS, who has more than 12 years of experience with holistic addiction and recovery programs, Kool Living Recovery has a proven track record that has helped countless individuals kick their addiction to the curb. “Our focus at Kool Living is to help people learn to be free from the grips of addiction.”

The Medical Malpractice Center – www.malpracticecenter.com
Medical malpractice is a very serious problem, one that can cause people to experience serious medical problems that could have easily been prevented. This occurs in many serious forms, and in some cases entails more than just the doctor working on a patient. Our goal at the Malpractice Center is to provide victims of this negligence and their families the best support resources and information available.

National Alliance for Caregiving – www.osca.com
Provides support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them, and works to increase public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.

National Family Caregivers Association – www.nfcacares.org
Dedicated to making life better for America’s family caregivers, this site offers resources to educate, support and empower.

Nursing Home Abuse Guide – http://nursinghomeabuseguide.com – This site was created by lawfirm Paul & Perkins to inform and educate the public about elder abuse, an epidemic that is overwhelming our nation’s senior population. It offers answers to families and loved ones about elder abuse and neglect, from injury types to claims, covering an extensive amount of elder abuse discourse.

Recovery Village
The Recovery Village offers comprehensive treatment for dual diagnosis based alcohol and drug rehab, eating disorder and mental health treatments for men and women ages 18 and up, all under one roof. At The Recovery Village, we understand addiction. Our fully trained staff will guide patients and family to the goal of complete rehabilitation. Top of the line medical care, combined with wellness programs and holistic treatments such as yoga and meditation, massage and equine resources mean we are dedicated to healing the whole self. We provide affordable luxury and recovery in a setting where lasting health and peace of mind are the goals.

Senior Care Services
http://www.SeniorCare.org is a free and reliable resource that provides answers to your questions about everything from independent living options for yourself, to assisted living options for your mom or dad. Whether you’re considering 55+ communities and senior apartments for the next stage of your life, or gathering information on nursing homes or advanced memory care options for a loved one, SeniorCare.org is here to help.

Thanks to Linda Johnson, Senior Care Helper, for these links:

Making the Move to Assisted Living
Senior Health Resources
Moving Tips for Seniors
Boomer’s Roadmap to Aging in Place
Guide to Senior Nutrition
Financial Resources for Seniors
Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

In addition, the following guide for seniors has recently been re-written. It is accessible and reader-friendly, with larger font and compatibility with screen-reader technology. It also includes a printable PDF version to share to those who can’t access the internet. https://www.goodcall.com/home/senior-guide-downsizing/

South Shores Recovery – http://www.southshoresrecovery.com/
A twelve-bed detox and gender-specific residential program located in beautiful Orange County in Southern California, where a foundation is laid for long-term sobriety in a safe and caring environment. South Shores Recovery utilizes a variety of tools and resources to teach and counsel about breaking the chains of addiction. Upon admission, their clinical team creates a personalized curriculum consisting of evidence-based treatment and psychotherapy, as well as a variety of holistic and experiential therapies. Their goal for patients and their loved ones is to overcome physical dependency and provide a foundation for a new beginning to life.
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Career Guidance

Best Job Sites  http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/
A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that 79% of Americans seeking employment used online resources as part of their job search. This site’s creators have greatly increased the value of those resources. They spent months reviewing the 13 most popular online job sites to discover which have the best and most relevant job postings.  The result is a site that examines web-traffic data, looks at usability and quality of results for each posting, and offers a comprehensive review of each according to, among other things, freshness, frequency, and quality of results. 

Career Exploration Tools and Resources  
Whether a student searching for your first career or an established job-seeker considering a career change, this site offers valuable tools and resources for exploring career possibilities. From building a resume to interview help, this site is a “must stop for those searching for a direction and a measure of your personality, skills, abilities, and interests.” https://wp.quintcareers.com/quintessential/career-exploration

CNA Career Smart http://cnacareersmart.com/
This site focuses on helping anyone interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. particularly in Texas, explore educational and career paths. It offers a wide array of services that include a job-search finder, practice exams, scenario training, career-building tools, scholarship opportunities, information on educational paths and more, all free on their website.

Discover Business – http://www.discoverbusiness.us/
A 2016 Forbes survey revealed that three of the top five most in-demand degrees in the U.S. – accounting, finance and business administration – fall under business education. This site is a complete source of information for the many high school students interested in enrolling in a business school. It includes a number of business degree guides, along with curated lists of the best-value business, accounting, and finance degrees in the US. Programs included in the lists have also been selected based on degree reputations, salary projections and affordability for out-of-state students. This valuable site includes MBA programs by state, and offers a complete guide to accredited online business degree programs. Also included: a guide on how to pass the SAT and ACT; a list of business degree scholarships and sources of financial aid; a business school admission guide; and a guide to studying effectively. Discover Business is a complete package for those who may be interested in pursuing a degree in business, or those who may need more information about such a degree.

Find Your Career, Find Your Future – http://www.learnhowtobecome.org
Are you ready to find your career? Many people use “job” and “career” interchangeably. While true that each involves working and a wage, a career goes well beyond a paycheck. It’s the teacher who prepares lesson plans at 7 a.m. for twenty-five rowdy second graders. It’s the nurse who spends time with the disabled veteran on her ward 30 minutes after she’s clocked out. It’s the social worker who makes sure the kids in her care have a warm meal and clean clothes at Christmas time. A career is commitment, a career is hard work, a career is passion. If you’re ready to find yours, check out this Website. It provides suggestions and advice about a dozen or more potential career areas.

How2become.com
The interview is often the final hurdle for job applicants to overcome, and for many candidates, it proves to be a stumbling block. Whether they have failed to prepare for the interview, or failed to practice crucial interview questions and answers, they underestimate the importance of creating a great impression. This resource guide will help the job applicant gain a detailed insight into how to answer certain questions, how to behave, body language and more.

“The Recent Grad’s Guide to Surviving Layoffs”
A guide to help young adults navigate their first layoff – an unfortunate reality for many in today’s economy. It includes a comprehensive checklist covering everything from how to apply for unemployment to keeping oneself relevant in an ever-changing job market. The goal: to ease the burden of what can feel like a devastating experience.
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/career-resources/surviving-layoffs/

MyJob Apps.Com
A portal that enables potential job seekers to download job applications, research salaries and even find local designated jobs throughout the United States based on
their IP address. If you know which job you want to apply for, just search for the job application in the upper right hand corner.  If the site has the application for that page, it will show up in the results.  Updated on a daily/weekly basis. http://www.myjobapps.com/

Job Applications.com – http://job-applications.com/
A resource providing hundreds of printable and online applications for retail stores, department stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants, shops,  etc.  A great way for people to find part time and full time work quickly.

Jobs Search  – UK
Start your jobs search from thousands of new Jobs vacancies with CV-Library. Register your CV online at CV-Library.co.uk. Receive jobs by email and apply for jobs today.
URL: http://www.cv-library.co.uk

Neuvoo – neuvoo.co.u
A job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies, career websites, placement agencies and job boards. Much like a Google for jobs, this site centralizes on its website all jobs available in Great Britain.

Physicians and Surgeons Canada – http://PhysicianjobsCanada.com
PhysicianjobsCanada.com is a Canadian site for internationally trained physicians wanting to get employment in the Canadian healthcare systems. From recruiting to consulting-the-Physician jobs Canada can help you land your physician dream job.
URL: http://www.physicianjobscanada.com

TypologyCentral.com
This site offers a discussion forum and was created as a place to learn and share information about personality types. The core objective of the forum is to establish a communal atmosphere that helps people learn more about themselves, their personality type and psychology; as well as understanding different points of view and manners of expression. In addition, it’s a place to make friends and form meaningful interpersonal relationships. The goal is to support high quality debate/discussion about challenging topics in a mature, civil and open manner. The community is focused on the practical use of personality type – how typology can be applied in real life situations.  Click here  for a free personality test that uniquely combines two powerful systems for evaluating personality type – David Keirsey’s Temperaments and Jungian Cognitive Functions.

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Childcare and Parenting

Care.com
Care.com helps you find local child carespecial needs caretutoringsenior carepet carehousekeeping and other services. Search our listings of babysittersnanniespet sitterstutors, and other caregivers.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections – www.childcareresearch.org An effective tool for researchers and policymakers that facilitates access to current research and other analytic tools related to child care and early childhood education.

Child Care Financial Aid – www.childcarefinancialaid.org
Child Care Financial Aid will help parents, providers and employers estimate benefits to offset child care costs, find childcare, help pay for childcare, get information about child care quality and costs, child care benefits, grants, scholarships and more.

Child Care Partnership Project – http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/quilt/checklist.html
Practical information on creating and maintaining public/private partnerships to increase and improve childcare in states and communities throughout the country.

Child Care Resource and Referrals – www.childcareaware.org
A non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality child care and child care resources in their community.

Children, Youth & Family Consortium – www.cyfc.umn.edu
A bridge to a wide range of information and resources about children and families. It connects research, teaching, policy, and community practice.

Childrens’ Defense Fund “Stand for Children” – http://www.stand.org
Advocates for improvements to and funding for programs that give every child a fair chance in life.

Cord Blood Center – http://www.cordbloodbanking.com
This organization provides information and encouragement for expectant mothers and families to help them consider and learn about banking their baby’s umbilical cord blood. They will explain the many benefits and give families relevant, up-to-date information on pricing and current research on cord blood stem cells.

To serve their guests better, they have developed a sister site that offers a free downloadable guide, as well as user-friendly content relating to cord blood and how cord blood banking works. Click here for the Guide to Cord Blood Banking.

Exchange – www.childcareexchange.com
For 27 years, Exchange has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through its magazine, books, training products, training seminars, and international conferences.

My Parent Coach – www.parentcoachinginstitute.com
A one-on-one, parent education relationship that gives the specific kind of support parents need to create better quality relationships with their children. The service is provided via telephone and internet.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) – www.naccrra.net
Non-profit organization dedicated to providing child care information to parents, professionals, and advocates.

National Association for Sick Child Daycare – www.nascd.com
This is a nonprofit organization that promotes the establishment of high quality sick child care programs, and promotes and participates in relevant research.

National Partnership for Women & Families – www.nationalpartnership.org
Formerly the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has includes subjects of interest to entire families. This site offers free information about such issues as family leave, healthcare and other work-family legislation. The site also provides easy-to-read, downloadable guides to the Family & Medical Leave Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Online LPN to RN – http://onlinelpntorn.org/
Being a licensed practical nurse (LPN) has its limitations. With some additional schooling, an LPN can become a registered nurse (RN), opening doors to more job opportunities and higher salaries. This site offers a complete list of schools with the best online LPN to RN degree programs.

Safer Child, Inc. – www.saferchild.org
This site directs people to experts in the full range of child health and safety issues. It contains recent news items, and includes hundreds of links to helpful organizations.

The Child Care Bureau – http://nccic.org
A national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.

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Communication

Robin Hardman Communications – www.robinhardman.com
Excellent writer specializing in work-life, benefits, wellness and other human resource-related communications. Web content and benefits enrollment materials. Go to Robin’s website to get a free PDF tip sheet for organizations wanting to create a strong “Best Company to Work” submission. To access it, all you have to do is register.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Boston College Center for Corporate Community Relations – www.bc.edu/corporatecitizenship
Works with corporations to help them leverage social, economic and human assets to ensure both their success and a more just and sustainable world.

Business for Social Responsibility – www.bsr.org
BSR helps companies of all sizes and sectors to achieve success in ways that demonstrate respect for ethical values, people, communities and the environment.

Center for Ethical Business Culture – www.cebcglobal.org
(formerly Minnesota Center for Corporate Responsibility)
This website features numerous online resources, publications and speeches pertaining to work-life issues, including Creating High Performance Organizations: The Bottom Line Value of Work/Life Strategies — a practical guide for implementing work-life strategies.

The Center for WorkLife Law (WLL) – www.worklifelaw.org and www.pardc.org
A nonprofit organization that seeks to eliminate employment discrimination against employees with caregiving responsibilities, such as mothers and fathers of young children and adults with aging parents. WLL provides training and consulting on unexamined gender bias and family responsibilities discrimination. WLL’s Project for Attorney Retention works with employers to set up “balanced hours” (non-stigmatized part-time) programs. WLL is based at UC Hastings College of the Law and is directed by professor and author Joan C. Williams. Working with her as WLL’s director of training and consulting is Linda Marks.

Global Business Responsibility Resource Center – http://www.bsr.org/en/our-insights
This site is Business for Social Responsibility’s information center, covering such topics as philanthropy, volunteerism, use of company influence, etc.
Federal efforts

Congressional legislation – http://thomas.loc.gov
A complete record of proposed and passed Congressional legislation in both houses.

Department of Justice – www.usdoj.gov/jmd/ps/worklife.html
The U.S. Department of Justice is the nation’s premier law enforcement organization tasked with enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States. DOJ consists of nearly 120,000 employees in 39 components led by presidential appointees. In order to optimize fulfillment of the Department’s mission, a very comprehensive worklife program was established in 1990 and continues to provide benefits to employees and the agency, today. To find out more about the DOJ Worklife Program and get contact information, please visit the DOJ Worklife website.

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