Family/Parenting

Caregivers (Childcare):

Child Care Aware (http://www.ChildCareAware.org) is a website that helps parents decide what type of care they want: a childcare center, a family childcare service (typically one person caring for several children in his/her home, or a nanny. This website can also provide the name and address of a resource-and-referral (R&R) agency in your community. R& R’s, which combine private and government funding, employ trained counselors to answer questions such as what type of care to choose and which providers have openings in your neighborhood.

National Network for Childcare (http://www.Nncc.org) is a website that helps parents decide what type of care they want: a childcare center, a family childcare service (typically one person caring for several children in his/her home), or a nanny.

Zero to Three (http://www.ZeroToThree.org) is a website based out of Washington D.C. which provides good checklists of criteria for high quality care.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (http://www.naeyc.org) is a website which functions as a guide to child care centers that are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a Washington D.C. professional group that sets high standards for teacher qualification, class size and programs.

Caregivers (Elder Care):

Family Caregiving Alliance (http://www.caregiver.org) is a site that provides detailed fact sheets on diseases, disorders and care giving issues. The site’s special section on work and eldercare includes commentary on the Family and Medical Leave Act by one of the law’s key architects. The organization’s online support group connects caregivers, via email, in an exchange of ideas and emotions.

Elderweb (http://www.elderweb.com) is an extensive informational site. This site includes weekly email and newsletter services. Users may also find local resources through the site’s regional directory. was created to help caregivers in Arkansas get the answers and support needed in order to take of your loved ones and yourself.
Arkansas Caregivers (http://www.arkansascaregivers.com) was created to help caregivers in Arkansas get the answers and support needed in order to take care of loved ones.

Carelink (http://www.care-link.org) offers a wide range of eldercare services for senior citizens in Little Rock and Central Arkansas, including Meals-On-Wheels, Home Care, Senior Centers and aging information and assistance.

Reynolds Center on Aging UAMS (http://aging.uams.edu/ ) The UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging is the UAMS Institute where the needs of an aging generation are met with the highest standards of service, research and care currently available.  This includes the Arkansas Aging Initiative, a program developed by the Reynolds Institute at UAMS.  The Arkansas Aging Initiative has developed eight satellite Centers on Aging throughout the state. No other state in the country has a similar network of health care and educational services for seniors. Through these Centers on Aging, every older adult in Arkansas can reach quality health care in less than 60 minutes.

AARP Driving Course The Reynolds Institute hosts the AARP Driver Safety Class every other month on Saturday morning beginning at 8:30. The four-hour classroom course is taught by an AARP volunteer who incorporates video segments, personal experience, and group quizzes into the morning instruction.

Caregivers (Spousal):

http://www.wellspouse.org official website for the Well Spouse Foundation, an association of spousal caregivers dealing with all types of illnesses or accidents. The site provides a virtual community, support group information, mentors, letter writing support, caregiver information and listings of regional activities.

http://www.nfcacares.org National Family Caregivers Association. It focuses on the more than 25 million people who find themselves in a care-giving role, and offers news and information, survey reports and care giving tips.

Parenting:

Parents Without Partners (http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org) is the official website for Parents Without Partners. It is a site committed to parenting individuals who have been divorced, widowed or never married. This site contains various support groups, events and articles.

MOSAC- (www.mosac.net) The MOSAC site is designed specifically for mothers who have experienced the sexual abuse of one of their children. Life is difficult for mothers following the disclosure of a child’s abuse, and they often have few, if any, resources available to them. Mothers sometimes have no supportive family or friends. They often have very little knowledge about child sexual abuse and want to read about and understand what has happened to their children. Most mothers of sexually abused children say that they need and want help following disclosure. This site is designed to be a comprehensive source of information about sexual abuse and to offer support and resources.