Additional Topics that can Impact Parenting, Child-rearing, Families, and Child Outcomes

There are many different family types (structures) and ways to navigate the complex processes that occur within families.  Below are select resources to additional topics that may impact families and children across the world.

Adoption and Foster Care

For additional information concerning parenting within the contexts of adoption and foster care, read these articles on adoption and foster care.

Family Structures and Associated Processes

To learn more about divorce and separation, single parents, step-families, and LGBTQ+ families, read these articles on “types of families.”

Divorce & Separation

Single parents


LGBTQ+ families

Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren


Gender Identity

Coping in a Pandemic

The CDC also offers information on helping children cope during the pandemic.


An infographic on the effect of poverty on infants and toddlers.

Family Media Plan

How to create a family media plan.

The Importance of Family Meal Time


To learn more, read this article about family rituals.

Community-based Partnerships

Young African American Boys Early Education Readiness Program

HPV Vaccine Recommendations (for all genders through age 45 years)

HPV vaccine recommendations.

Pornography, Sex Trafficking, and Human Trafficking



A comprehensive list of other topics can be found here.


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