Reviewed Child & Adolescent Development: Overview Services Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 7)Locks of Love
Provides custom hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with long term medical hair loss. Uses donated hair. Site provides information on both receiving a hairpiece, as well as how to donate hair.
Children's Wish Foundation International
Children’s Wish Foundation International is committed to bringing joy and happiness to terminally ill children (up to age 18) throughout the world. The site contains a description of their enrichment programs, including hospital visits and camps, as well as information on how to donate/volunteer or refer a child.
Breaking The Silence
NAMI Queens/Nassau provides "Breaking the Silence," a teaching packet, with games, posters and puzzles designed to destigmatize and teach children grades 4-12 about mental illness. The packets are not free and must be purchased. There is a downloadable PDF form, as well as an on-site form which can be printed out. There is a discount of 10% for anyone ordering more than 100 lesson plans.
Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The site provides a list of their products and programs, including options that can be accessed by computer at no cost. The organization also provides a variety of in hospital services that focus on distraction entertainment.
Make A Wish Foundation
The organization grants the wishes of children with serious illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The site contains eligibility requirements, frequently asked questions, and ways to get involved.