We have created the infoaboutkids website with you in mind. There are so many websites available about children, adolescents and families. The challenge is to know which sites are providing useful and reliable information. Our standard is that the information we provide here is supported by rigorous research, and all sites are relatively easy to navigate.
We are focusing on healthy development in four broad, overlapping areas: body, mind, emotions, and relationships. Many of the websites under each of these areas are comprehensive. This means that there may be multiple topics of interest in that website. You may need to put in your specific topic word to go to the exact spot in a comprehensive site. Other sites may be entirely dedicated to your topic of interest. Some topics may have such a plentiful research base that site visitors may find similar information on more than one website under that topic. We have not chosen among them – you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
More about the four broad areas:
Body looks at health in general, typical physical development milestones, and common health conditions.
Mind refers to the development of thinking, language, and problem solving, as well as learning problems and school-related topics.
Emotions includes how children and adolescents develop emotional well-being, as well as some of the challenges that may occur and common mental health issues.
Relationships refers to how family and peer relationships develop at home, in schools, and in the community.
Every site that we include has been evaluated by at least two members of our Advisory Board to meet specific guidelines (see About Us for the guidelines we used). The sites we include should be user-friendly for a variety of audiences.
While we are growing the site, we want to hear from you! If you have ideas for a blog topic, or site you like that is science-based, please let us know. We welcome your feedback on our site. (See the feedback features on the home page.)
Advisory Board of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families (CSICYF)
Proper citation link for this blog post:
Welcome to InfoAboutKids (2015, September). Retrieved from http://infoaboutkids.org/blog/welcome-to-infoaboutkids/.