Annual Editions: the Family 12/13

Annual Editions: the Family 12/13

Internet References for: ANNUAL EDITIONS: The Family 12/13, 38e

Internet References for:
ANNUAL EDITIONS: The Family 12/13

Thirty-Eighth Edition

Some websites continually change their structure and content, so the information listed here may not always be available.

General Sources

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)

This major advocacy group for older people includes among its many resources suggested readings and Internet links to organizations that deal with social issues that may affect people and their families as they age.

Encyclopedia Britannica

This huge “Britannica Internet Guide” leads to a cornucopia of informational sites and reference sources on such topics as family structure, the family cycle, forms of family organization, and other social issues.

Planned Parenthood

Visit this well-known organization’s home page for links to information on the various kinds of contraceptives (including outercourse and abstinence) and to discussions of other topics related to sexual and reproductive health.

Social Science Information Gateway

This is an online catalog of Internet resources relevant to social science education and research. Sites are selected and described by a librarian or subject specialist.

Sympatico: HealthyWay: Health Links

This Canadian site, which is meant for consumers, will lead you to many links that are related to sexual orientation. Sympatico also addresses aspects of human sexuality as well as reproductive health over the life span.

Child & Family Webguide

Evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice.

UNIT 1: Evolving Perspectives on the Family

American Studies Web

This site provides links to a wealth of resources on the Internet related to American studies, from gender to race and ethnicity to demography and population studies.

Anthropology Resources Page

Many cultural topics can be accessed from this site from the University of South Dakota. Click on the links to find comparisons of values and lifestyles among the world’s peoples.


Feminist Perspectives on Reproduction and the Family

This article discusses feminist viewpoints on the family.

Kearl’s Guide to the Sociology of the Family

Difficult to read due to poor web design, but a good overview of the many factors that impact the modern family, as well as many links to web resources.

Australian Institute of Family Studies

An Australian government site dedicated to disseminating information about the current state of the family

UNIT 2: Exploring and Establishing Relationships

Bonobo Sex and Society

This site, accessed through CarnegieMellonUniversity, contains an article explaining how a primate’s behavior challenges traditional assumptions about male supremacy in human evolution. This interesting site is guaranteed to generate much spirited debate.

Go Ask Alice!

This interactive site of the Columbia University Health Services provides discussion and insight into a number of personal issues of interest to college-age people and those younger and older.

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

The purpose of this Kinsey Institute website is to support interdisciplinary research in the study of human sexuality.

Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality

This is a commercial site with the goal of selling a book by James Kohl. Look here to find topics of interest to nonscientists about pheromones. Check out the diagram of “Mammalian Olfactory- Genetic-Neuronal-Hormonal-Behavioral Reciprocity and Human Sexuality” for a sense of the myriad biological influences that play a part in sexual behavior.

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality.

The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

This exclusively online journal publishes a variety of articles with the purpose of reaching an international audience. The section “research articles” is most useful, while “general interest” contains some opinion pieces.

UNIT 3: Family Relationships

Child Welfare League of America

The CWLA is the largest U.S. organization devoted entirely to the well-being of vulnerable children and their families. This site provides links to information about such issues as teaching morality and values.

Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education

CMFCE is dedicated to bringing information about and directories of skill-based marriage education courses to the public. It hopes to lower the rate of family breakdown through couple-empowering preventive education.

The NationalAcademy for Child Development

The NACD, dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential, presents links to various programs, research, and resources into a variety of family topics.

National Council on Family Relations

This NCFR home page leads to valuable links to articles, research, and other resources on issues in family relations, such as stepfamilies, couples, and children of divorce.

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting is an organization dedicated to providing resources and information to make parenting rewarding, effective, and fun.


Open this site to gain insights into a number of issues that affect family relationships. It provides wide-ranging issues pertaining to women and men, family and children, and more.

UNIT 4: Challenges and Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association, dedicated to the prevention, cure, and treatment of Alzheimer’s and related disorders, provides support to afflicted patients and their families.

Modern Family or Modernized Family Traditionalism?: Master Status and the Gender Order in Switzerland

An article discussing traditional and current family dynamics, arguing that we are moving towards a more egalitarian family form.

Sociological Perspectives of Work and Family

This article presents the challenges of work and family from four principle theoretical frameworks.

Child Welfare Information Gateway

Connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Features the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.

Child Rights Information Network

A clearinghouse of information and human rights advocacy organization related to global child labor.

UNIT 5: Families, Now and into the Future

National Institute on Aging