Women, Children and Families Tools and Resources

Related Links

Find more information about addressing behavioral health and recovery of women and their families by visiting other U.S. Government and SAMHSA websites.


  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network: The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, funded by SAMHSA, is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment.
  • Co-Occurring Center for Excellence: The Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE) was the first national resource for the field of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and operated from 2003 through 2009.
  • Homelessness Programs and Resources: Homelessness Programs and Resources is dedicated to sharing knowledge and best practices to prevent and end homelessness.
  • National Center for Trauma-Informed Care: The National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC) assists publicly-funded agencies, programs, and services integrate trauma-informed approaches and interventions into their programs.
  • National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare: This National Center provides technical assistance on substance abuse issues in the child welfare population. Technical assistance is available to national, state, tribal, and local agencies and individuals.
  • National GAINS Center: The GAINS Center's primary focus is on expanding access to community based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system.

Other Federal Government Links

  • Administration for Children and Families: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities through a range of programs.
  • Administration on Children, Youth and Families: The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is a part of the ACF and provides financial assistance to states, community-based organizations, and academic institutions to provide services, carry out research and demonstration activities, and undertake training, technical assistance and information dissemination.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Equity – Women’s Health:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a website devoted advancing women’s health and safety. The site offers articles, videos, podcasts, and reports.
  • Center for Women Veterans 
    This website from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers mental and physical health information and resources for women veterans, including help for military sexual assault.
  • Children's Bureau: Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) partners with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to improve the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway: The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau providing access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.
  • Youth.gov: This website offers federally developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships in efforts to support youth.
  • Girlshealth.gov: This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face.
  • Maternal and Child Health Bureau: This agency provides leadership, in partnership with key stakeholders, to improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being of the maternal and child health (MCH) population.
  • National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center: The National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Centeris now closed, but its resources remain available at the Child Welfare Information Gateway and on the National AIA Resource Center YouTube channel. The Center’s mission was to enhance the quality of social and health services delivered to children who are abandoned or at-risk of abandonment due to the presence of drugs and/or HIV in the family.
  • National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health
    This website offering training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Site includes a training and resource center, publications, and information about research and policy.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
  • National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women's Health: The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) serves as a focal point for women's health research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center: The National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helps prevent violence against women.
  • Office on Women’s Health: Violence Against Women
    This website offers information and resources related to violence against women, including types and signs of abuse, ways to get help, legal information, and details about the mental effects of violence.
  • WomensHealth.gov: WomensHealth.gov is a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OWH offers award-winning comprehensive websites that provide reliable, accurate, commercial-free information on the health of women.
  • Women's Health USA: Women's Health USA is an easy-to-use collection of current and historical data on some of the most pressing health challenges facing women, their families, and their communities.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office on Women’s Health:This website offers women’s health topics with a focus on safety, nutrition, and health.
Last Updated: 11/17/2017