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Selected sites for popular topics

Below we list one highly recommended site for several of our most popular topics. See the list on the left for a complete listing of topics. Click on a topic for a list of several sites.

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The SUNY Stony Brook Attachment Lab and the New York Attachment Consortium are a group of developmental and clinical psychologists and psychiatrists working to advance attachment theory and research. This site compiles their research on such topics as attachment theory and child development, attachment assessment, parent-child interaction, and mechanisms of stability and change.

Provides current research and articles on attachment theory and child development including reactive attachment disorder and the symptoms of attachment disorder. Also covers other child-related topics such as thumb sucking, school issues, social development, mental health and medications

NDSU Extension Service offers information on attachment in young children in their "Bright Beginnings" series, as well as a wealth of other information related to family, child development, and parenting. Publications are concise and reader-friendly.

The Department of Health and Human Services' Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides information about nutrition basics including how water, dietary fat, carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins & minerals effect the body. Each is described and information about adequate portions is supplied. The site also talks about the importance of fruits and vegetables and how one might add more to their diet.

Nourish Interactive is an interactive site which provides parents with information to help them improve their families health and educate children about the importance of nutrition and exercise. The site provides summaries of clinical studies and resources for teachers and students.

The Task Force on College Drinking includes articles covering topics such as changing the culture of drinking, drinking prevention and tips for college RAs. Includes teenage drug use statistics and teenage drug abuse information, with alcohol as the drug being used.

Site contains a collection of links leading to research-based summaries of diseases and disorders which relate to behavior problems in children. Topics include mood disorders, aggression, ADHD and conduct disorder. The article on conduct disorder discusses behavior management strategies, including classroom behavior management for children.