Literacy for Children from birth to 5
*             Monthly literacy activity calendars in Spanish and English for two age groups: http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/activities/monthly-activity-calendars.htm
*             Additional booklist suggestions and literacy crafts & activities can be found here: http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/activities.htm
*             RIF's STEAM themed Multicultural Book Collection is a set of 40 carefully selected titles with accompanying literacy activity sheets for educators, parents and community volunteers. Information about the 2014 STEAM book collection and the free, printable activity sheets can be accessed here: www.rif.org/mbc and the full book collection will be available for purchase online shortly if you are interested
*          Stay Connected- you might like to take the pledge to be a Book Person at www.bookpeopleunite.com to stay up to date on our RIF initiatives, resources and other fun and exciting children's literacy information
*          The American Academy of Pediatrics has a great new initiative that ties literacy to health.  It’s called Books Build Connections Tool Kit.  Check it out at www.aap.org

 

Total Wellness for Children

  • Our foundation supports the vision of total wellness for all children, including physical and mental health. We also advocate for equal resources to ensure total wellness and health for children.  For more information on parity for healthy children see the federal government legislation and information at www.dol.gov/ebsa/mentalhealth parity
  • An array of information on everything from healthy behaviors to violence and school shootings aftercare  is available on the website of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – www.aacap.org
  • Information to promote mental health and prevent substance abuse is available on the website of Mental Health America - www.mentalhealthamerica.net
  • Information on research and publications about children and school health-Robert Woods Johnson Foundation-www.rwjf.org
  • Information on education and community based health programs for underserved  children-Morehouse School of Medicine - www.msm.edu/education/pediatrics
  • Information on Mental Health Initiatives by Pediatricians - American Academy of Pediatrics - www.aap.org

 

Children and the Law