Web Site of the Week

Menstuff® features a web site that we feel fits our parameters of positive change in male roles and relationships. See also Web Sites of the Week 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Wildaid. One of our goals is to decimate the illegal wildlife trade within our lifetime. Our innovative solutions to conservation threats are credible, efficient, cost-effective, and deliver direct and measurable results. Working with governments, local groups, consumers - and with your support - we can succeed in changing the world. www.wildaid.org

PCRI’s highest priority is to improve the care of men with prostate cancer and increase both quality and quantity of life. PCRI believes patient education about prostate cancer can empower men to seek an earlier diagnosis and know the pros and cons of their treatment options. The objective of the PCRI is to educate patients and their families about prostate cancer and its treatment. This includes new advances in diagnosis, treatments, available resources, leading-edge treatment centers and assistance in treatment choices. Understanding his disease and treatment aids the patient in his everyday care. www.prostate-cancer.org or pcri@pcri.org

fatherville.com is a web resource by fathers, about fathers and fatherhood for fathers, step-fathers, a male role model, or just a man who knows a kid who needs help. The goal is to encourage men to become better fathers through the exchange of ideas that can take place in an online environment. It's only by relating our own personal tips, tricks and traps that we can learn about some of the pitfalls to be avoided. To be sure parenting is a journey. But if we can help one another along the way then we can become a support and an encouragement for one another.

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.AV.E.) is a student driven organization where they learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. They learn conflict management and mediation skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence. The key to S.A.V.E. is that it is student initiated-started by students for students. Started in 1989 by a group of students after a violent incident that left one of their classmates dead, S.AV.E. has spread from coast to coast with chapters in 37 states involving over 97,000 students. www.nationalsave.org

Gay Health is the first health and wellness site dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisdexual and Transgendered men and women. Staffed by professionals from within our own community, the site provides easy access to accurate, current and vital health information. Your privacy is our priority. www.gayhealth.com or ContactUs@GayHealth.com

The Talking With Kids Campaign is a collaboration between Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation. Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for America's children. Using innovative research and communications strategies, Children Now promotes pioneering solutions to problems facing America's children. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise, up-to-date information about the status of children, and leading work with the media. Children Now is financed through foundation grants, individual donations, and support from the corporate community. www.talkingwithkids.org or 510.763.2444 or talk@talkingwithkids.org

National Youth Violence Prevention Week, March 29-April 2, 2004. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. During this week-long national education initiative, various activities will demonstrate the positive role young people can have in making their schools and communities safer. With the support of several national premier youth-serving organizations, each day of the week will focus on a specific violence prevention strategy. These include promoting respect and tolerance, anger management, resolving conflicts peacefully, supporting safety, and uniting in action. www.violencepreventionweek.org

Almost 20 years of struggle against AIDS have underlined the need for the concerted, focused efforts of a wide range of actors. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID (UNAID) was created in 1996 to help meet that challenge. UNAIDS serves as the leading advocate for global action against HIV/AIDS. Its mission is to guide, strengthen and support worldwide efforts to turn the tide against the epidemic. Such efforts are aimed at:: preventing the spread of HIV; providing care and support for those infected and affected by the disease; reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS; and easing the socioeconomic and human impact of the epidemic. www.unaids.org

National Fatherhood Initiative: serves as a catalyst for engaging America in a public and forthright discussion about the necessity of reversing the trends that are removing fathers from their children. NFI encourages and supports family and father-friendly policies, develops national public education campaigns to highlight the importance of fathers in the lives of their children, provides motivation for national and local coalition building, and provides information to individual men to help them be better fathers ensuring that more children grow up with involved and committed fathers, as well as involved mothers. This is the best way to ensure that every child has what should be their birthright: a happy and secure childhood www.fatherhood.org

Save the Children celebrates the role of sponsorship in improving the lives of children. More than 60 years of experience working hand-in-hand with families and communities at home and abroad has taught us that poverty need not be a life sentence. Operating with the efficiency of a successful business, we remain faithfully committed to directing the lion's share of our resources to serving children and families in need. We work in 18 states across the United States and in 46 developing nations around the world. www.savethechildren.org

No Name Calling Week During March 1 – 5, 2004, schools serving grades five through eight across the nation will be asked to take part in a week of education activities aimed at stopping name-calling and verbal bullying of all kinds. This weeklong event seeks to focus national attention on the problem of name-calling in schools and to provide students and educators with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling in their communities. A resource guide with lesson plans, a video for classroom use and other promotional materials are available for educators to assist in facilitating the week’s activities. For more information on this weeklong event, visit www.NoNameCallingWeek.org

Dads and Daughters. DADs provides tools to strengthen our relationships with our daughters and transform the pervasive messages that value our daughters more for how they look than who they are. They are a national, nonprofit membership organization of fathers with daughters. www.dadsanddaughters.org or info@dadsanddaughters.org

Creativity Explored member artists come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a wide variety and range of experience, ability, and sensibilities. Some of our artists just turned 20 years old, and some of our artists are in their eighties. Some have lived a life of previous isolation or institutionalization, while some have lived their entire lives with their families in a supportive and accepting environment. Many of our member artists speak different languages, or do not speak, and are unable to communicate with each other using spoken language. At Creativity Explored, visual art is language everyone can use to share culture, to share experience, and to share feelings. Visit their sutios in San Francisco, info@creativityexplored.org or www.creativityexplored.org  

Condomania: America's first condom store, was established June 1991, in New York City. Condomania OnLine assists customers of every age, sex, culture and sexual orientation in the purchase of condoms and safer-sex products. At Condomania, we believe that the best way for the public to make educated choices about safer-sex products is through access to accurate, non-judgmental information. Condomania's vision is crucial to the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Happy VD Day! www.condomania.com

Children's Rights Council's Website works to strengthen families through education and advocacy. We favor family formation and family preservation, but if families break up, or are never formed, we work to assure a child the frequent and continuing contact with two parents and extended family the child would normally have during marriage. Our motto is "The Best Parent is Both Parents". Our site contains names of parenting support groups, resources on single parents, marriage, custody, access/visitation/parenting time, parenting education, prevention of abuse and neglect of your child, job sources, and parentage establishment. Formed in 1985 by concerned parents who have more than 40 years collective experience in custody and reform and early childhood education, CRC has chapters in 32 states and is affiliated with CRC: Mothers Without Custody (MW/OC) and the Stepfamily Association of America (SAA). info4parents.com

Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial policies and practices; communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical assistance and leadership development. Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization. Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, 202.638.1144. For Publications from our bookstore:800.899.4301 or www.zerotothree.org or 0to3@presswarehouse.com

With Kids-In-Mind, the movie reviews are objective, non-critical assessments of the potentially objectionable material contained in movies and are primarily addressed to parents. They don't tell parents whether a movie is good or bad, they don't tell them whether it has any social or political significance -- they don't even bother with whether it has artistic merit. They simply list material that parents may not want their kids to watch or hear. Then parents can decide whether a movie is OK for their own kids, according to their own criteria. The writing style is straightforward and quite neutral, and they take great pains to describe a film's content without actually revealing any plot elements. This is not religiously-based movie reviews. www.kids-in-mind.com or Letters@kids-in-mind.com MORE

Adults and Children Together--Against Violence is a violence-prevention campaign composed of a national multimedia campaign and community-based training programs. The campaign focuses on adults who raise, care for, and teach children ages 0 to 8 years. It is designed to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem solving.

ACT Against Violence Project Rationale: Violent behavior is largely learned--often early in life; Violence prevention can be learned--starting early in life; Adults shape the learning environment for young children; Adults can learn how to model and teach young children constructive ways to cope with anger, frustration, and conflict. www.actagainstviolence.org

The Society for Human Sexuality is a social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression. Participation is open to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. This web site is devoted solely to sexuality education and information, and is completely free. It meets its operating expenses through five carefully-chosen associate's programs. http://sexuality.org

platonicparenting.com came about from the belief that sexual compatibility united and strengthened the family unit. However, sexual incompatibility was likely to divide families and create potential for children to experience insecurity and instability. By removing the biggest single factor causing parental conflict family break down and child insecurity could be drastically reduced. Our mission, therefore, is to introduce like minded men and women searching for a suitable parenting partner without the sexual commitment. So, platonicparenting.com was established in 1994 as the worlds first and only self help platonic parenting partner information service. The service continues today to run as a self help group, and remains the worlds only dedicated information resource and point of contact for those seeking a compatible platonic parenting partner.

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