Disclaimer: These links to organizations are provided to inform NCFR members of the breadth of information available. Some of these organizations are partisan, or sources of family policy recommendations that may or may not correspond with NCFR positions or the mission of NCFR. Nevertheless, it is important for family professionals to be aware of a broad range of political, ideological, religious and scientific thought to be effective, informed professionals. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an affiliation with nor an endorsement by NCFR.

  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • American Psychological Association-Public Interest Directorate
    The Public Interest Directorate implements the third portion of the American Psychological Association's mission. To that end, the directorate has created targeted programs to involve and to address the issues and concerns of the aging; children, youth and families; persons with disabilities; ethnic minorities; HIV/AIDS; lesbians, gay men, and LGBT populations; urban communities; violence; the work place; and women. For information on these topics, click on title above or write
  • American Public Health Association
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
    CLASP is a national non-profit organization with expertise in both law and policy affecting the poor. Through education, policy research and advocacy, CLASP seeks to improve the economic security of low-income families with children and secure access for low-income persons to our civil justice system.
  • Center for Family Policy and Practice
    CFFPP is a nationally-focused public policy organization conducting policy research, technical assistance, training, litigation and public education in order to focus attention on the barriers faced by never-married, low-income fathers and their families.
  • Child Trends
    Child Trends is a nonprofit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that effect children and their families.
  • Consortium of Social Science Organizations
  • Electronic Hallway
    Governed by a consortium of universities and operated by the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. Offers teaching cases, workshops, exercises, and curriculum planning resources in public policy and human services.
  • Family Impact Seminars
    The Policy Institute for Family Impact Seminars aims to strengthen family policy by connecting state policymakers with research knowledge and researchers with policy knowledge. The Institute provides nonpartisan, solution-oriented research and a family impact perspective on issues being debated in state legislatures.
  • Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)
    IWPR is a public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families. IWPR focuses on issues of poverty and welfare, employment and earnings, work and family issues, the economic and social aspects of health care and domestic violence, and women's civic and political participation.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation (Health Related Policy)
  • Library of Congress: Bill Summary and Status
    At this site, you can search bills by number or key works and find out where it is in the legislative process, including whether it has been signed by the President or otherwise made into public law.
  • Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC)
    MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization. We are dedicated to learning what works to improve the well-being of low-income people. Through our research and the active communication of our findings, we seek to enhance the effectiveness of public policies and programs.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • National Institute on Child Health & Human Development
    The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to assure that every individual is born healthy, is born wanted, and has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential for a healthy and productive life unhampered by disease or disability.
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    To provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.
  • Rural Policy Research Institute
    The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
  • Society for Research on Adolescence
  • The Future of Children
    The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being.
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate
  • Work and Family Links
    Based at Penn State, this website offers numerous links to advocacy groups, professional organizations, and publications that address the issue of work and family. It also offers membership on a national listserv that includes a weekly mailing on work/life issues.