Act for Change

Provides opportunities to take action on many local and international issues & supports many conservation and human rights organizations.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology

Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States. You will find information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, AACAP membership, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and much more.

Amnesty International

Working to achieve human rights for everyone.

Bully Beware

Bullying is one of the most underrated and enduring problems in schools today and is a reality in the lives of all children, whether they are bullies, victims or witnesses. Teachers, students, support staff, parents and administrators need to work as a team to take action against bullying.

California Child Care Health Program

The mission of the California Childcare Health Program is to improve the quality of child care by initiating and strengthening linkages between the health, safety and child care communities and the families they serve.

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is a national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups, parents, and individuals who care about children. Headquartered at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, CCFC is the only national organization devoted to limiting the impact of commercial culture on parents. CCFC’s Steering Committee and staff are activists, authors, and leading experts on the impact of media and marketing on children. Most of us are also parents.
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Celebrating Peace

Peace activities for children and families.

Childcare Exchange

Exchange is committed to supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft early childhood environments where adults and children thrive – environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy, and respect; where the talents of all are fully challenged and justly rewarded.
For over 33 years, Exchange Press, Inc. has promoted the exchange of ideas among leaders in early childhood programs worldwide through Exchange magazine, books, and training resources.

Children’s Defense Fund

The mission of the Children’s Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Children’s Music Network

We recognize children’s music as a powerful means of encouraging cooperation, celebrating diversity, building self-esteem, promoting respect and responsibility for our environment, and cultivating an understanding of nonviolence and social justice.

Committee for Chidren

Committee for Children seeks to foster the social and emotional development, safety, and well-being of children through education and advocacy.

Concerned Educators Allied

Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment is a network of parents, teachers and other concerned individuals, who are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy world for children.

Dr. Spock

Article regarding parents teaching children about peace and nonviolence.
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Early Childhood

The Professional Resource For Teachers And Parents.

Early Childhood Education on Line

The Early Childhood Education On Line LISTSERV community offers support and opportunities for information exchange to all educators: families, teachers, caregivers, and others interested in providing quality care and learning situations for young children birth through 8 years.

Educators for Social Responsibility

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments. We also help educators work with young people to develop the social skills, emotional competencies, and qualities of character they need to succeed in school and become contributing members of their communities.

Families Under Construction: Building Families to Last

Tools that have been carefully crafted to provide practical solutions for building, maintaining, and repairing families.


GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world.
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Growing Communities for Peace

The Peace and Justice Support Network (PJSN) of Mennonite Church USA was created during the spring of 2002. This inclusive group is open to anyone who wants to support in a special way Mennonite Church USA’s work of peace and justice.

A Guide to Workplace Bullying

Bullying is a problem across ages and environments and is more common than you think. This guide explores what steps both employees and employers can take to overcome and stamp out a bullying culture in the workplace.

Healthy Child Care

Healthy Childcare is a bimonthly publication for childcare programs devoted to health and safety issues. Published six times a year, each issue includes information on health, safety, medicines, staff health, health education activities, illnesses, and more; including reproducible parent information sheets and mini-posters.

How to Keep Children Safe in Public Spaces

This short, helpful guide presents 4 ways to keep children safe in public spaces.

Injury Claims Coach – Guide to Protecting Your Child From Bullying and Violence at School

We find the information from this website to be very useful for teachers and families.  We do want to state that we hope and encourage the solving of bullying issues short of legal action against a school.  Our strong belief in collaboration informs this position.  However the information on this site is valid.

Jane Addams Peace Association

The Jane Addams Peace Association was founded in 1948 “to foster a better understanding between the people of the world toward the end that wars may be avoided and a more lasting peace enjoyed.”
The Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards are given annually to the children’s picture books and longer books published the preceding year that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence.

Kids Heath

Kids Health has separate areas for kids, teens, and parents— each with its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. There are literally thousands of in-depth features, articles, animations, games, and resources — all original and all developed by experts in the health of children and teens.


Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key.
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This section of the website offers parenting information on teaching children nonviolent solutions.

Manifesto: Families Against Violence Advocacy Network

We are families, schools, faith communities, and other groups and individuals who have joined together to say: “Enough! No more violence! We can do better!” We include all types of people from a variety of racial, economic, and cultural groups.

Media Awareness Network

Resources and support for everyone interested in media and information literacy for young people.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

National Center for Children Exposed to Violence

It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals who provide intervention and treatment to children and families affected by violence; and, to increase professional and public awareness of the effects of violence on children, families, communities and society.
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National Mental Health Information Center

The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
and the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC). SHIN connects the behavioral health workforce and the general public to the latest information on the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
The link is to a comprehensive gathering of articles on bullying.

National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign

The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence.

Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management

Presentation on Nurturing Resiliency and Hope for Children Living in a Stressful World

Operation Respect

Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence. Founded by Peter Yarrow of the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, the organization disseminates educational resources that are designed to establish a climate that reduces the emotional and physical cruelty some children inflict upon each other by behaviors such as ridicule, bullying and-in extreme cases-violence.

Parents Action for Children

Formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation. Parents’ Action for Children is the voice of America’s parents. It is a national non-profit dedicated to advancing the interests of families and young children. Parents’ Action develops parent education materials, connects parents with one another, and fights for issues such as early education, health care, and high quality and affordable child care.
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P.E.A.C.E., formerly known as CEASE, is a network of parents, teachers and other concerned individuals dedicated to helping young children and their caregivers develop and thrive in peace and well being.

Peace Jam

The mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create a new generation of young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.

Peaceful Tomorrows

Peaceful Tomorrows is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism.

Public Broadcasting Kids

It’s My Life is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through its Where Fun and Learning Click initiative to create safe, engaging, and educational online media for kids aged 9 to 12. There is a section on bullying that is very engaging.

Rethinking Schools

Firmly committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy. While writing for a broad audience, Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.

Rosmarie Greiner Children’s Peace Library

The Children’s Peace Education project is a home and classroom curriculum for young children and is also a library of specially selected books to teach peacemaking with young children between one and six years of age.

Safe Youth

A Federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people. The mission of the NYVPRC is to provide key leaders in communities—local government leaders and community leaders—with dynamic resources to help support their efforts to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate effective youth violence prevention efforts. See About Us for more complete details about the NYVPRC. There is a section specifically on bullying.
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So What is Peace?

Children’s conflicts over toys, space, and friendships create many  challenges for teachers and parents. You Can’t Come To My Birthday  Party! Conflict Resolution With Young Children, by Betsy Evans, presents an effective six-step mediation process that adults can use to support young children at these tense and emotional times. This process is now  being used in public schools, early childhood centers, Head Start programs, and homes across the country, with toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary students.

Southern Poverty Law Center

Today, the Center is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.

Stand for Children

Stand for Children is a nonprofit membership organization that helps people who care about children come together to advocate for concrete, lasting changes that improve the lives of children.

Stop Bullying Now

No matter how you have been touched or impacted by bullying, you can make a valuable contribution to changing environments that are conducive to bullying and promoting healthier behaviors for young people

Syracuse Cultural Workers

Catalog on Tools for Change. SYRACUSE CULTURAL WORKERS (SCW) is an educational and cultural organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to help sustain a culture that honors diversity and celebrates community; that inspires and nurtures justice, equality and freedom; that respects our fragile Earth and all its beings; that encourages and supports all forms of creative expression. E-mail:

Talking With Kids

Offers practical, concrete tips and techniques for talking easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough issues: sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, drugs and alcohol.

Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment

Is a national group of educators deeply concerned about how children’s entertainment and toys are affecting the play and behavior of children in our classrooms.
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Teaching Tolerance is a principle online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate’s stead, communities that value diversity. If you want to know how to transform yourself, your home, your school, your workplace or your community, is a place to start — and continue — the journey.

The Future of Children

Articles and scholarly research on major issues related to children’s well-being.

The Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) seeks to develop the capacities, in teachers and learners, to face challenges of unprecedented  proportion: the continued development of weapons of mass destruction, armed conflicts between states and ethnic groups, the spread of racism, gender inequality, community violence, the huge and widening gap between the rich and the poor throughout the globalized economy, massive  violations of human rights and the degradation of the environment.

The Guidance Channel

The Guidance Channel is an educational publishing and media company whose mission is to provide children, students, parents, adults and professionals with timely and effective tools that help them or their clients make critical life choices.

The Lion and the Lamb

The mission of The Lion & Lamb Project is to stop the marketing of violence to children. We do this by helping parents, industry and government officials recognize that violence is not child’s play –and by galvanizing concerned adults to take action.
This organization is no longer operating. You can not order their materials, however, there is some good information on the website.

The Orange County Human Relations Commission

OC Human Relations is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency whose mission is to foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange County a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business. We rely on the financial contributions of people like you.

United for Peace & Justice

United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building.

Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County

The Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County (VPCOC) was established in 1996. It remains the only countywide affiliation of businesses, community organizations, public and private agencies, and individuals promoting violence prevention through a public health approach in Orange County, California.

Women’s International League of Peace & Freedom

WILPF works to create an environment of political, economic, social and psychological freedom for all members of the human community, so that true peace can be enjoyed by all. E-mail:

World Peace Project

A non-profit organization dedicated to Peace Education for Children.

Zero To Three

ZERO TO THREE’s mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.
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