Action Coalition for Media Education
(ACME), free of
corporate media funding, is a strategic network linking media
educators, health advocates, media reformers, independent media
makers, community organizers and others.
Adults and Children Together (ACT) Against Violence: Raising Safe Kids Program is a national research-based initiative certified by the American Psychological Association and National Association for the Education of Young Children that is designed to educate communities and families to create safe, healthy environments that protect children and youth from violence. www.brandeis.edu/lemberg
Alliance for Childhood is a partnership of individuals
and organizations committed to fostering and respecting each
child's inherent right to a healthy, developmentally appropriate
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry -
Promotion of mentally healthy children, adolescents and families
through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive
diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.
California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA)
nonpartisan nonprofit organization that raises awareness about
critical public health issues and mobilizes communities to
promote the establishment of effective health policies.
Children's Center for the Common Good helps
children reveal that which is good through arts and actions.
Center for a New American Dream helps Americans change
the way they consume to improve quality of life, protect the
environment, and promote social justice. www.newdream.org
Center for Informed Food Choices advocates for eating a
whole foods, plant-based diet and educates about the politics of
food. They publish "Informed Eating," a free monthly email
newsletter that exposes food industry tactics and analyzes
Child-Responsible Media Campaign works to protect
children from the negative effects of violent media through
raising awareness of media violence issues, advocating for
policies that limit children’s exposure to media violence, and
tracking legislation related to media violence.
Concerned Educators Allied for a Safe Environment
(CEASE) is a network of parents, teachers and other
concerned individuals, who are dedicated to creating a safe and
healthy world for children.
Family and Home Network is a national nonprofit
organization founded in 1984, supporting and advocating for
parents who forgo or cut back on paid employment in order to
spend generous amounts of time nurturing their children. www.FamilyAndHome.org
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women support organizations, schools, communities, providers,
parents and girls in their efforts to change the culture from
one that values girls and women on how they look to one that
recognizes girls and women for who they are and what they
contribute to the world.
Healthy Media Choices,
a national nonprofit with offices in New York and Vermont,
serves teachers and parents of children ages zero to eight by
providing tools to create a healthy relationship with media.
Kids Can Make a Difference - an educational program for
middle- and high school students, focuses on the root causes of
hunger and poverty, the people most affected, solutions, and how
students can help. The major goal is to stimulate the students
to take some definite follow-up actions as they begin to realize
that one person can make a difference.
adults a proven plan to help children develop the life skills
and internal discipline necessary to learn and thrive in today’s
Media Education Foundation
is a nonprofit educational
organization devoted to media research and production of
resources to aid educators and others in fostering analytical
is designed to increase awareness of
the need for media literacy and the many resources available for
Motherhood Project an initiative of the Institute for
American Values, is to put the importance of motherhood on the
national agenda and to foster a renewed sense of purpose,
passion, and power in the vocation of mothering.
families establish their own unique parenting traditions and
make informed choices that consider the needs of all family
National Action Against Obesity
is a non-partisan, all-volunteer advocacy group whose mandate is
to expel junk food from schools and daycare, eliminate obesity-
and disease-accelerators from the U.S. food supply, and to break
the Secondhand Obesity cycle--obesity passed down from one
generation to the next and across the culture. NAAO believes
reversing the obesity crisis is hinged upon America's 0-5 year
olds and fostering a new generation called "Gen-H" for Healthy.
National Association of Mothers' Centers (NAMC)
the needs of mothers through a network of programs that offer
information and support, break the isolation of motherhood,
advance maternal health and well-being, and recognize the
importance of mothers to society.
Praxis Project - Provides technical assistance, training,
strategic consultation and other kinds of support to advance
community media and policy advocacy on health issues. The
organization works with communities to identify solutions that
shift from individual blame to institutional and systemic
New Mexico Media Literacy Project
provides media literacy
CD-ROMS, videos and curricula that are used in thousands of
School Mediation Associates' mission
transform schools into safer, more caring, and more effective
Share, Save, Spend
helps families understand the
relationship of money, values and habits in today's
hyper-consumer culture and, in turn, provide resources/tools to
assist them in achieving financial sanity.
Tobacco-Free New York State is a consortium of public health advocacy programs working to make New York State a healthier place to live, work, and play. Effective, evidence-based techniques are used to advocate for smoke-free housing, smoke-free outdoor areas, and to reduce youth smoking by eliminating tobacco industry marketing. www.tobaccofreenys.org/
TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment)
produces and provides an annual guide for teachers and parents to
help them in selecting toys that are educationally and
developmentally appropriate for young children.