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Career planning, communication, daily living, home life, housing and money management, self care, social relationships, work and study skills, work life, pregnancy and parenting.
  • A Consumer's Insurance Glossary
    • An extensive list of consumer's insurance terms.
  • Action Committee for Women in Prison
    • Advocates for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women. Collaborates with other organizations dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system. Works for the release of individual women prisoners who pose no danger to society. Informs and educates the public; Promotes a shift of focus from punishment to rehabilitation and restorative justice.
  • Adoption
    • Resources on all aspects of domestic and intercountry adoption, with a focus on adoption from the U.S. foster care system.
  • Adult College Completion Tool Kit
    • This Adult College Completion Tool Kit is designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools resulting from the Department’s work. Use this information to identify and implement state adult education leadership priorities.
  • Alcohol and Public Health: Frequently Asked Questions
    • Collection of commonly asked questions pertaining to alcohol.
  • American Civil Liberties Union
    • The mission of the ACLU is to guarantee: Your First Amendment rights - freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion. Your right to equal protection under the law - equal treatment regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin. Your right to due process - fair treatment by the government whenever the loss of your liberty or property is at stake. Your right to privacy - freedom from unwarranted government intrusion into your personal and private affairs.
  • An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection
    • The goal of this website is to assist efforts to aid and support those trying to remove themselves from abusive situations and build healthier, stronger lives. For individuals, we hope to provide general educational and reference material as well as a comprehensive nationwide directory of services for "one stop shopping".
  • Authorities: The Affordable Care Act and the Department of Health and Human Services
    • The health care law includes a series of authorities and responsibilities for the Department of Health and Human Services. The law also calls on the Department to publish information regarding these new authorities.
  • Banking Jargon
    • Banking terms explained with our jargon buster.
  • Being a Good Father and Husband
    • Articles on determining if you are ready to become a father, how to ensure the safety and health of your children and a course on stopping domestic abuse used by men.
  • California Coalition for Women Prisoners
    • CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). We see the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and we prioritize the leadership of the people, families, and communities most impacted in building this movement.
  • CDC Division of Reproductive Health
    • The CDC's Division of Reproductive Health mission is to promote optimal reproductive and infant health and quality of life by influencing public policy, health care practice, community practices, and individual behaviors through scientific and programmatic expertise, leadership, and support.
  • Center for Community Alternatives: Innovative Solutions for Justices
    • The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) works with people who would otherwise be incarcerated as confirmed by a Vera Institute of Justice study. For every person mandated to CCA, NYS taxpayers save at least the $32,000 in annual state prison costs. Even more savings accrue through reducing time in local jails or juvenile justice placements which cost more than twice the amount of state prison. In comparison, CCA's programs are roughly $ 10,000 per person per year or less. In an average year, CCA successfully diverts 100 adults and as many juveniles from more costly incarceration, saving New York State millions of dollars. Equally important, this reduces the collateral consequences of incarceration, strengthens families and builds safer communities.
  • Child Dental Health
    • Healthy teeth are important to a child's overall health. From the time a child is born, there are things that can be done to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities. This website presents the correct ways to deal with a child's dental health.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    • Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. It features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
  • Children of Prisoners Library
    • More than one in forty children in the United States has a parent in prison. The loss of a parent to incarceration means a crisis for that child. Family and Corrections Network created a resource—the Children of Prisoners Library (CPL), which provides free information sheets designed for people serving children of prisoners and their caregivers.
  • Children of Prisoners Library - Spanish Translation
    • CPL Pamphlet List/Listado de folletos CPL
  • College Applications
    • The first step in applying to college is to get an application. Can you apply online? Can you call to request an application? Where else can you get an application? If it looks like there is an application in the course catalog, can you use that? For answers to these questions, read this page.
  • College for Adults
    • This website will help you with career planning, college selection and the application process. It will also suggest ways to find money to pay for college, and direct you to resources to help you prepare for college-level work.
  • Consumer Resources
    • Resources and useful information for consumers from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
  • Consumer.gov: What to Know and Do
    • Consumer protection basics… plain and simple.
  • Consumers: Glossary of Insurance Terms
    • This is a list of terms found in the California Department of Insurance's brochures. It is not meant to be all inclusive, but should help with your understanding of the documents.
  • Consumidor.gov: Que Haber y Que Hacer
    • Conceptos básicos de protección del consumidor… claro y fácil.
  • Credit Card Guide
    • Advice on the basics about credit cards, different types, applying for one, and the various providers.
  • Credit Card Jargon
    • Credit card jargon explained.
  • Credit Card Types
    • How to choose a credit card: covering reward cards, debit cards, and challenges such as bad credit.
  • Definitions of Health Insurance Terms
    • In February 2002, the Federal Government’s Interdepartmental Committee on Employment-based Health Insurance Surveys approved the following set of definitions for use in Federal surveys collecting employer-based health insurance data. The BLS National Compensation Survey currently uses these definitions in its data collection procedures and publications. These definitions will be periodically reviewed and updated by the Committee.
  • Easy-To-Read Drug Facts
    • Created by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), this site offers easy-to-read articles in English & Spanish about the effects of drug abuse, treatment, and prevention.
  • Educate Yourself!
    • This page lists resources from other sites which may be helpful with the reentry procedure.
  • Erik Erikson Overview: A Psychoanalyst
    • This page discusses many things about Erik Erikson as a psychoanalyst, beginning with a timeline of his life, his 8 stages of development, his educational perspective, some classroom examples, images and more.
  • FAFSA: Federal Student Aid
    • The United States government sets aside billions of dollars each year to help college students pay for their education. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with valid documents, then you can apply for this federal aid by completing a form called the FAFSA.
  • Fair Shake Re-entry Resource Center
    • Through a blend of reentry awareness and web-based tools and resources, Fair Shake encourages all stakeholders to participate in the reintegration of formerly incarcerated people back into society.
  • Family & Corrections Network
    • Family and Corrections Network provides ways for those concerned with families of prisoners to share information and experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Our mission is to uphold the value of families of prisoners.
  • Family Doctor
    • This Web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP.
  • Family Health International: Reproductive Health Resources
    • Family Health International is committed to assisting the people of the developing world in planning for healthy families and improving their reproductive health. This includes assuring contraceptive safety, preventing the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, improving maternal care, and facilitating access to quality reproductive health services.
  • Federal Student Aid
    • Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.
  • Food Nutrition Services
    • Learn about how FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education.
  • Food Poisoning
    • Causes and Effects of Food Poisoning. Plus, who's at risk.
  • Food Safety
    • Your Gateway to Federal Food Safety Information. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Food Stamp Program
    • The Food Stamp Program helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.
  • Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Careers
    • Use this site to browse through the various agricultural and environmental careers. Learn what each involves. Find your dream job.
  • Ginnie Mae
    • Ginnie Mae helps make affordable housing a reality for millions of low- and moderate-income households across America by channeling global capital into the nation's housing markets. Specifically, the Ginnie Mae guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a better price for their mortgage loans in the secondary market.
  • Grants and Scholarships
    • This page describes the differences between grants and scholarships.
  • Guide to Reading Body Language Signals
    • The sending and receiving of body language signals happens on conscious and unconscious levels. This page discusses how to read body language signs and gestures in non-verbal communications: male and female, for work, social, dating, mating relationships, and more.
  • Guttmacher Institute
    • The Guttmacher Institute's mission is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men in the United States and throughout the world. It is to support their ability to obtain the information and services needed to achieve their full human rights, safeguard their health and exercise their individual responsibilities in regard to sexual behavior and relationships, reproduction and family formation. Some articles on the site are also available in French and Spanish.
  • Health Centers in the State of Iowa
    • List of 69 health centers in the state of Iowa.
  • HealthCare.gov: Take Health Care into Your Own Hands
    • Government website based around all different aspects of healthcare.
  • Healthy Weight - It's Not a Diet, It's a Lifestyle!
    • This site aims to help people maintain and achieve a healthy weight.
  • HIV/AIDs and STI Resources
    • Reports, articles and statistics about HIV/AIDs and STIs from the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Homeownership 101
    • This collection will advise you on some of the basics of buying a home.
  • Incarcerated Fathers Library
    • Resources for Fathers Behind Bars and Those Working with Them. Created by the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated.
  • Injury, Violence, & Safety
    • Collection of topics aimed to help inform readers on injury, violence, and safety.
  • Job Accommodation Examples for Persons with Arthritis
    • Job accommodation examples for different persons with arthritis in various work environments and different types of jobs.
  • Job Accommodation for Persons with Back Pain
    • Examples of simple ways to accommodate workers with chronic back pain.
  • Job Application Sample Documents
    • All different sorts of job applications and thank you letters.
  • Learn The Net
    • Web site to help you master using the Internet.
  • Literacy Information aNd Communication System (LINCS)
    • Literacy Information aNd Communication System (LINCS) offers publications for families and educators of learners across the lifespan. A number of publications for educators and parents on early literacy.
  • Mapping Your Financial Journey: Helping Adults Plan for College
    • This site helps adults who are wanting to start college set goals, manage money, cope with college costs, and get financial aid.
  • Medline Plus
    • MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
  • Mother and Child Nutrition
    • The information and links contained within this site aim to address malnutrition in the global context, offering online access to the latest worldwide developments in its prevention and management. It is hoped that a greater understanding of best practices, including new technologies and available resources, will encourage more people to tackle the intergenerational transmission of malnutrition, while also freely sharing information and experiences.
  • My Next Move
    • My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
  • Narcotics Anonymous World Services
    • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts. This resource contains information about NA, addiction, and the process of recovery.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    • The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. Our goal is to generate research that will transform prevention of and recovery from mental disorders.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
    • NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
  • National Mental Health Information Center
    • The National Mental Health Information Center was developed for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.
  • National School Lunch Program
    • The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
  • Office of Justice Programs
    • The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies.
  • Open Cover Letters
    • Anonymous cover letters from hired librarians & archivists
  • Parenting Guides
    • These Parenting Guides are compilations of articles that were created to give you quick insight into key parenting topics. Topics include: media, sports, sleep issues, bullying, dating, potty training, communication, and harmful behaviors.
  • Parenting.org
    • Parenting can be a difficult job, however the valuable parenting tips we provide can make the job easier. Here, you will find many valuable resources, articles and stories offering parenting help in today’s world. We share the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully raise your child from birth through their senior year in high school. From Boys Town.
  • Personal Finance
    • This site is a wealth of information that can help you learn about personal finance.
  • Preparing for Release
    • A checklist to try to complete while still in prison.
  • Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
    • Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
  • Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
    • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization and has been ranked as one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine.
  • Recovery Articles and Essays
    • Articles and essays for people in the stages of addiction recovery.
  • Recovery Tool Chest
    • Resourcs and tools to help recovering addicts find the path to a health, happy life.
  • Reference Letters
    • Here are samples and templates for writing letters of references for employment, character or personal reference.
  • Regulations and Guidance
    • Regulations and guidance are used to implement many of the Affordable Care Act provisions that address both private and public health insurance.
  • Resources About Contraception
    • Statistics, reports, articles and factsheets about contraceptives from the Guttmacher Institute.
  • Resources on Finance
    • Includes FDIC Smart Money curriculum, Faith-Based Family Finances, and other documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO)
    • Scientific Animations Without Borders™ (SAWBO) is a University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign based program. SAWBO transforms extension information on relevant topics such as agriculture, health and disease, and women's empowerment, into 2D, 2.5D and 3D animations, which are then voice overlaid into a diversity of languages from around the world. All SAWBO animations are made freely available to anyone wishing to use them for educational purposes. Animations can be downloaded from a diversity of SAWBO channels and used on computers, tablets, cell phones, TVs, and overhead projection systems.
  • Selecting a College
    • This page offers helpful advice on finding and choosing a school to attend.
  • Smart Nutrition Starts Here
    • US government site providing nutrition information for a healthier life. Available in Spanish.
  • SMART Recovery
    • SMART Recovery® (Self-Management And Recovery Training) helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
  • SMART Recovery en Español
    • SMART Recovery ofrece gratis ayuda con bases científicas para abstenerse de cualquier comportamiento adictivo (alcohol, otras sustancias, o actividades).
  • Smoking & Tobacco Use: Resources for Individuals
    • A list of resources aimed to help inform about the health consequences of smoking, secondhand smoke, and smokeless tobacco use. Plus, suggestions to help quit smoking.
  • Stop Prisoner Rape
    • A national 501(c)(3) human rights organization, SPR works to put an end to sexual violence against men, women, and youth in all forms of detention. To achieve this goal, SPR seeks to: engender policies that ensure government accountability for prisoner rape; change ill-informed and flippant public attitudes toward sexual assault behind bars; and promote access to resources for survivors of this type of violence.
  • The Banking Guide
    • The Banking Guide provides advice on bank types, financial services, how to choose an account type, the market, and more.
  • The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
    • The Partnership is a global health partnership to join the maternal, newborn and child health communities into an alliance to ensure that all women, infants, and children not only remain healthy, but thrive.
  • The Plumber
    • Complete guide to plumbing with history, handbook and articles of plumbing-related events.
  • The President's Challenge: Adult Fitness Test
    • The adult fitness test is for people aged 18 and older who are in good health. It tests your flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, as well as aerobic health. However, you will not be able to actually submit your data for evaluation through the eGranary. This site provides suggestions for exercises to improve your health.
  • Toddler Health
    • Most young children get sick. It is hard for parents to know what is serious. It is possible to learn what the common warning signs are. This site will help with that.
  • Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project
    • The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.
  • Types of Courses
    • Depending on your placement test scores, you may need to take extra courses to prepare for regular college courses. At some schools, these extra courses are mandatory; at other schools they are recommended but not required. This page covers the difference between transition courses and credit-bearing courses.
  • USAID Health: Family Planning
    • USAID's Family Planning program is one of the success stories in U.S. development assistance. Since the launch of the program in 1965, families are better able to feed, clothe, educate, and provide health care for their children. Countless women and children are alive today as a result of USAID assistance.
  • Women, Infants, Children (WIC)
    • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.
  • Womens Health & Education Center (WHEC)
    • Women's health and status is a very complex and challenging issue for the developing and industrialized countries both. Women face enormous obstacles – prejudice, ostracism, domestic violence, poverty, hunger and virtually no access to medical care and life saving medicines. Site available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic.
  • Women's Help Index
    • List of resources to help women in need. Topics include: "The Greatest Escape, Special for Domestic Violence Victims", "Tips for Testifying", "Know Your Rights", "Beware Child Protective Services...", etc.
  • Women's Prison Association
    • WPA is a service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families. Our program services make it possible for women to obtain work, housing, and health care; to rebuild their families; and to participate fully in civic life.
  • Workplace Safety & Health Topics
    • A collection of different topics regarding workplace safety and health. Aimed to inform readers of dangers and how to prevent and deal with them.