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The Global Fund for Children
http://www.globalfundforchildren.org, envisions a world where children grow up to be productive, caring citizens of our global society.

Child Labor Resource Guide Contacts at State Departments of Labor
for information concerning your state child labor law.

Teen Resource Guide Sponsored by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

NC State University FCS website
Helping individuals, families, and communities put research-based knowledge to work to improve their lives.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome ("Progeria", or "HGPS") is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children. Its name is derived from the Greek and means "prematurely old." While there are different forms of Progeria*, the classic type is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, which was named after the doctors who first described it in England; in 1886 by Dr. Jonathan Hutchinson and in 1897 by Dr. Hastings Gilford. Visit the ProgeriaResearch.Org Site.

Homeschool.com's comprehensive and growing guide of homeschooling resources and services to help each child reach their highest potential! homeschool.com Resources

Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary). Visit the lymphnet.org Site.

I personally recommend Hooked on Phonics.
I used the program to help teach
English as a second language.
A great Product! J. D. Coss

Guide to benefits, supports & services
for families raising children with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities


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CDC Youth Suicide Prevention Programs,
From Thier Site: "Because of the continued high rates of suicide among adolescents and young adults (15-24 years of age), it is more urgent than ever that we apply our limited resources for prevention in the most effective manner possible. "

Resources for Bullying
Produced by: The Institute for Families in Society, University of South Carolina, an introduction with listings of additional resources on bullying that teachers may find useful to enhance school programs on bullying. Includes:
Books for Elementary/Middle School Students
Books for Middle School Students
Resources for Teachers and Parents

Juvenile Firesetter Resource Guide
From their site: Juvenile arrests for firesetting hit an all-time ... In fact, arson has become the top teen and pre-teen crime in America. The National Fire Protection Association reports more than half of the 500,000 arson fires set in the United States each year are started by people 18 years old and younger...

Aging and Human Sexuality Resource Guide
From their site: "it is not easy for health professionals in training to find information to learn more about aging and sexuality, once they have realized how important this topic is. This website helps to solve that problem. It contains a wealth of citations for empirical evidence on aging and sexuality, summary chapters, case presentations, and resources to use for education in teaching settings or with clients."

Depression and Suicide in Older Adults Resource Guide
Depression and suicide are significant public health issues for older adults. Here is a site that offers insight and resources...

A guide for parents and educators on the warning signs of gang activity, recommended reading & must see videos and available resource material.

Cedar Lake, Inc. From their site: "Cedar Lake is a system of related not-for-profit corporations designed to provide residential options, housing, specialized services and supports to persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Each Cedar Lake agency is a charitable and tax-exempt entity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Cedar Lake, a formally-affiliated social ministry organization of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,was founded in 1970 and began providing services in 1974. Currently, Cedar Lake operates exclusively in Kentucky, providing the bulk of its services in the metropolitan Louisville region."

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disaster-resource.com The online DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE set up to help find information, vendors, organizations and resources to help prepare for (mitigate), or recover from any type of natural, or other type of disaster. To help you keep business running, or government agency operational, no matter what!

Seniors Resource Guide/ Website features online directories for each region in the United States where thier senior resource books in print. These Internet directories list over forty topics for Senior Housing, Home Health Care, Health Services, Professional Services, Care Management, and Community Resources. Select the city or region from a list.

What are the risk factors for HPV infection and cervical cancer?
National Cancer Institute - Human Papillomaviruses and Cancer: Q & A

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) A Resource Guide
Make sure you know your alternatives. It is important to be an informed patient if you are told you have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome! Untreated or mistreated, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can lead to infertility.

The Arc ~ Fetal Alcohol Syndrome "The Arc's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness and Education Project was designed to help children with fetal alcohol syndrome (or FAS) and other prenatal alcohol-related effects and their families receive the services and support they need to overcome the challenges caused by alcohol and live at least ordinary lives in their communities. "

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In 1991, a knitting yarn retailer in Wausau, Wisconsin, Evie Rosen, decided there had to be a way she could help the homeless. Her simple concept of asking customers, friends and the community to knit and crochet 7" X 9" sections that would be joined into afghans grew into a nationwide program that has produced more than 80,000 afghans. These afghans have been donated to victims of natural disasters, battered women's shelters, the homeless, and others less fortunate than ourselves. See the rest of the story...http://www.warmupamerica.org/

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Military Nursing Resources Tons of resources for nursing, education and jobs...

It Happened to Alexa FoundationQuoted from their site: Founded by the parents of a rape survivor, the It Happened to Alexa Foundation's, purpose is to help support other survivors and parents through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more women will go through with prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars. The It Happened to Alexa Foundation is the only organization whose focus is helping rape victims during the criminal trial.

How You Can Manipulate the Media find books like:
How You Can Manipulate the Media, By David Alexander, Paladin Press, 1993.
The Jossey Bass Guide to Strategic Communications for Nonprofits, by Kathy Bonk, Henry Griggs, and Emily Tynes, The Communications Consortium Media Center, 1999. How to develop a successful message.
The Activist's Cookbook - Creative Actions for a Fair Economy, by Andrew Boyd United for a Fair Economy, 1997.
Strategic Communication for Nonprofits, Larry Kirkman and Karen Menichelli, Editors, The Benton Foundation, 1992. The titles of the publications in the series are: Talk Radio, Voice Programs, Op-Eds, Using Video, Media Advocacy, Cable Access, Electronic Networking, and Independent Features.
Guerilla PR: How You Can Wage an Effective PR Campaign without Going Broke, Michael Levine, HarperBusiness, 1993
The Executive's Guide to Handling a Press Interview, By Dick Martin, Pilot Industries, 1990, Executive's Guide filled with examples - how businesses have successfully--and unsuccessfully--interacted with the news media.
Prime Time Activism, by Charlotte Ryan, South End Press, 1991, Guide to help activists manipulate news.
How to Tell and Sell Your Story Part I: A Guide to Media for Community Groups and How to Tell and Sell Your Story Part II: A Guide to Developing Effective Messages and Good Stories about Your Work, by Timothy Saasta, Center for Community Change, 1998.
Making the News: A Guide for Nonprofits and Activists, by Jason Salzman Westview Press, 1998, How-to primer - how media works/how to influence them.
Media Advocacy and Public Health, by Lawrence Wallack, Lori Dorfman, David Jernigan, and Makani Themba, Sage Publications, 1993.

National Organization for Rare Disorders Resource Guide 740-page reference book provides descriptions and contact information for 1,348 patient organizations, foundations, and registries that help individuals and families affected by rare diseases. Each entry includes a brief description of the mission and services of the organization, with phone and fax numbers, address, Web site, and e-mail address.

Mercy Ministries is a non-profit organization designed to assist and meet the needs of young women who face life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, addictions, depression, eating disorders and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy Ministries accepts girls ages 16-28 and in certain cases we also take girls ages 13-15

The Renaissance Experience™ grants each client access to an unprecedented range of both traditional and innovative treatment options while respecting each client’s need for maximum individual attention.

How to protect yourself against advertising scams and tricks--both online and offline

Meditations For Women From their site: every woman is capable of rock solid self confidence and self esteem. We believe that every woman deserves to achieve what she desires in life. We're here to share our wisdom with you and show you how to go after what you want. If you can dream it you can get it. The secret is knowing how.

On Line Magazine Called the Best Of Life Now
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Camp Cedar Lake "Tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains is Cedar Lake Camp, a 270-acre retreat center considered by many one of the most beautiful in Southern California. Surrounded by National Forest at a 7000 foot elevation, Cedar Lake is all the getaway you'll need."

Really far fetched reference here.... Interested in Nanotechnology? After visiting this site, at least I know what it is now....Alexaart.com

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Web Directory of The World - human edited web directory and website search engine categorized by subject. Free web site submission accepted. Add your URL and get approved fast.

2Aids For people who need Aids Health Care Support.


Southern California Women for Understanding
Ventura, CA 93001

Rueben's Place
Sober Living Homes for men.
Rueben Chavez, Director
Homes in Oxnard and Ventura
(805) 760-8900

Recovery Resources online:
http://www.health.org U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
soberrecovery.com SoberRecovery lists hundreds of addiction treatment and alcoholism treatment resources in the U.S., Canada, and Overseas

Need to find an NA meeting close to home?
Visit NAWS.Org The official web site of NA World Service. You don't ever have to use again.

triangleclub.org/links.html AA Resources

http://12steprecovery.bellaonline.com/Site.asp BellaOnline, 12 Step Recovery Site

http://www.12stepforums.net/ A very busy and ambitious site with several types of 12 step recovery on one site. Seems to be a great place to do some research. They offer several types of public services and information.

The Recovery-Network Online Chats: http://work4you.ca/recovery/chat.shtml "Click on the logo... for a new interactive recovery site."

Locate a treatment center treatment center with Treatment Locator ~ AA/Recovery Conventions add/or search in your area: http://www.sobercity.com

http://www.addictionresourceguide.com Says: Addiction Resource Guide is an independent Internet publisher. Our directory provides in-depth information about treatment facilities presented in a standardized format. Facility data is published as provided to us by the facilities, who remain responsible for its accuracy

http://www.cmrg.com Online version of Dorland's Case Management Resource Guide!

http://www.selfgrowth.com/addict.html A source for several types of articles, links and resources, about self awareness, improvement and recovery.

Online Recovery Anonymous: http://oraservices.org

Hyster Sisters ~ women helping women for hysterectomy support: http://www.hystersisters.org

Self Help / Mental Health: http://www.recovery-inc.com

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario (ADRAO): http://www.adrao.on.ca

Cocaine Anonymous: http://www.ca.org

Ultimate guide 12 step info on WWW: http://www.recoveryzone.org


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Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America: http://cadca.org

Al-Anon: http://www.12stepforums.net/alanon.html




AA online meetings and groups: http://www.insightrecovery.org/aa.htm

Abuse & Recovery Information

Divorce support and recovery community:


Dual Recovery Online:

Recovery Loops 12 step support groups for compulsive eaters ~ online meetings, sponsor program, Big Book & Step Studies & more:

Online Meetings (several other links here, lead to online meetings also)

Living Simply ~ via 12 Steps

Online Counseling Services:

12 Step/Recovery & Recovery Greetings links:

Collection of Alcohol & Drug Recovery info for Gays

Eating Disorders/Resources Online:

OA online meetings:



Rev. George Malkmus says he eliminated his colon cancer and numerous other serious health problems over twenty-five years ago by following biblical principles for a natural diet and healthy lifestyle.

Radiation Emergency Preparedness Personal Radiation Detector and more....

Pain Recovery Online:

Sex Addiction:




Sexual Offense Recovery Online:

Christian support to survivors of sexual & domestic violence, their family, friends & hope to the people who love them:

Grief Recovery Online: http://wonderpuppy.net/groww/nowcare.htm

Christian Recovery Online:
Alcoholics Victorious:



The Bible ~ The Recovery Version:

After Abortion:


Traumatic Brain Injury http://www.neuroskills.com

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Check out:
"Behind the 8-Ball: A Recovery Guide for the Families of Gamblers" by Linda Berman , Mary-Ellen Siegal

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Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual & Transgendered (Homosexual) Resources On the internet, for LA and Ventura Counties:

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Gay and Lesbian National Hotlines

Adams Noblin Vrataric LLP (Gay Rights)
305 S. Kalorama, Suite C, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 653-7700
Web site: http://www.anvlaw.com

A S H Gay Alcoholism Center
9872 Chapman Ave #15
Garden Grove, California 92641
Tel: (714) 537-9968

Gay & Lesbian Community Center Ventura County
1995 E Main St, Ventura, California 93001
Tel: (805) 653-9546

Gay & Lesbian Resource Center, Ventura County
P.O. Box 348, Camarillo, California 93011
Tel: (805) 389-1530

Gay & Lesbian Resource Center
126 E Haley St #A-17
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Western States Lesbian & Gay Students United
P.O. Box 15048, UCSB
Santa Barbara, California 93107

Directory of GLBT Librarians & Library Workers on the Internet:
Ventura Gay & Lesbian Community Center: 653-1979

Native American REsource Guide


DO NOT PAY FOR A BOOK ABOUT GRANTS! That info is free on the internet and I found it. Now, if I find a site that teaches how to write a grant.... Foundations Database

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Savings on popular styles

Learning Disabilities Guide

Vegan Resources, including Vegan Passover



Sewing Resources

Green Guide

Funeral Resource Guide

Aluminum Casting, Investment Casting, Sand Casting, Die Casting
Directory of casting, molding, machining, sales agencies, employment, resources and information, foundries, glass, heat treating, industrial forging, machine shops, metal spinning, metal stamping, plating and metal finishing, sheetmetal.

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