Below is a list of various resource topics that may be of interest to Children’s Trust Fund grantees. Inclusion in this list is for information purposes only and does not imply endorsement.

Child Development and Health

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

Provides “Pyramid” Model for supporting social and emotional competence in infants and young children; resources for professionals and parents.

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Nutrition Resources
The Pennsylvania Department of Education provides information on nutrition for parents and educators.

Healthy Children
Provides vital information for parents of children of all ages concerning child development and health.

Keystone Kids Go
Focuses on improving the nutrition and exercise of young children.

The Pennsylvania Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP)
Offers programs that address critical issues including injury prevention, immunization, oral health, obesity prevention, prevention of child abuse and neglect, behavioral health, special health care needs, health and safety in early childhood learning centers, adolescent needs, and emergency preparedness.

The Period of PURPLE Crying
Includes information, handouts, and brochures for parents, and videos and suggestions for soothing crying babies.

Safe to Sleep Campaign
Provides handouts and brochures for parents are available on the website. Campaign focuses on helping to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

The Pennsylvania Key Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH)
Offers information on infant and child mental health resources for parents and early childhood professionals.

Zero to Three
Includes child development information, parenting tips, and video resources for parents.


The Children’s Advocacy Project of America (CAP4Kids)
Provides reliable, up-to-date information on community resources for healthcare providers, social workers, child advocates, and parents and teens to help improve and enhance the lives of children and families.

Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)
Provides expectant and parenting teens with guidance and services designed to break the cycle of welfare dependence through setting goals, fostering self-sufficiency, building healthy relationships, and obtaining a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Connects families of children and adults with special needs or disabilities who have had similar journeys.

PEAL Center
Organization of parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals.

The Pennsylvania KEY
Provides a complete list by county of all early childhood professional development events; early learning in Pennsylvania; keys to quality; career development; community outreach; and early childhood programs.

Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children
Helps families make good choices about their child’s early learning and choose quality early learning programs that are right for their family.

Special Kids Network

Connects children with special health care needs and their families with appropriate services and resources.

Text for Baby
Texts parenting and child development information to parents who sign up. There are links to both Apple and Android apps for parents to use and track their child’s progress.

Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

Center for the Study of Social Policy
Includes fact sheets, the logic model and research about the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors (SFPF) Framework.

Child Information Gateway Prevention
Provides links to research briefs and resources for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Family Resource Information, Education, and Network Development Service (FRIENDS) National Resource Center

Includes resources for child abuse prevention and the Protective Factors Survey.

Children’s Trust Fund Alliance
Provides resources related the Strengthening Families Protective Factors, partnering with families, and preventing child maltreatment.

CTF Communications Checklist: Guiding Principles for Prevention Messaging
Provides a PDF checklist of items to consider when preparing communications materials and messaging provided by the Children’s Trust Fund Alliance.

Pennsylvania Strengthening Families
Provides information about the Strengthening Families™ approach in Pennsylvania and resources for communities, programs, and families.

Using Cafés

Be Strong Parent Café
An initiative from Illinois with a myriad of resources including information about Parent Cafés.

Community Cafés
Information from the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds on implementing Community Cafés.

The Community Café Collaborative
An online learning community focused on the use of cafés to strengthen families.

The World Café
The model on which Parent and Community Cafés are based.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE)
Discusses the ACE study results that link childhood trauma to long-term health and social consequences.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides resources for professionals on the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. Information on child abuse and neglect, preventing child abuse and neglect, responding to child abuse and neglect, and supporting and preserving families.

Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA)
Provides mandated reporter training, professional learning for professionals and communities, resources for families, and conducts statewide child abuse prevention activities.

HEAL PA: Help for Healing
Provides resources for those who have experienced trauma.

HOPE Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences
Offers research, resources, trainings, and technical assistance to help bring the power of the positive into the lives of children and their families.