offers easy access to federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education.

ChildTrauma Academy is a partnership between Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. A component of the Psychiatry Service at Texas Children's Hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, ChildTrauma Academy programs focus on service, training, and research in the area of child maltreatment. The ChildTrauma programs are supervised by Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) is an association of more than 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 2.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services. The Web site includes many resources for families and professionals working with traumatized children.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is the division of the U.S. Justice Department dedicated to the shaping and enacting federal policy regarding the areas of juvenile justice. The OJJDP Web site has a wealth of information regarding the prevalence of problems as well as the documentation of promising intervention programs.
Brainy Babies: Build & Develop Your Baby's Intelligence
In this ground-breaking new book, Dr. Robin Fancourt takes the reader on a fascinating journey, from conception through the early years, that unravels the mysterious process of how babies learn, understand and relate to others, become confident, and succeed. By understanding how the brain works, we can enrich the lives children in so many ways.
By Robin Fancourt, M.R.C.P. F.R.A.C.P.; Penguin Books Australia, 2000.

Magic Trees of the Mind: How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity and Healthy Emotions From Birth Through Adolescence
The authors offer a thoughtful review of much of the work on enriched environments and brain development. Dr. Diamond is a pioneer in these studies. The book includes practical suggestions for parents, as well as a very good resource section.
By M. Diamond, M. and J. Hopson. E.P. Dutton Publishers, New York, 1998.


Working With Traumatized Children : A Handbook for Healing
This book details the trauma recovery process, with special concerns for children, and offers specific treatment intervention techniques. Simply written and practical in orientation, it offers an effective, step-by-step process for helping children to heal.
By Kathryn Brohl; Child Welfare League of America, 1996.

Children in a Violent Society
Readers of this book will benefit from a thorough survey of the issues of inner-city violence, proposals to help at-risk children, the increase in firearm use and the need for better gun-protection laws, the negative influences of the media, exposure to violence in infancy, and neuro-development effects of children's exposure to violence. J.D. Osofsky, Ed. The Guilford Press, New York, 1997.