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About Us

The Answers4Families content staff* continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness. We serve several target groups - which you can conveniently locate within the left hand navigation on this page.

Our Mission

Here at Answers4Families, our mission is to provide information, opportunities for dialogue, education, and support to Nebraskans with special needs and their families; by developing and providing Internet resources; and by encouraging others to do the same.

Our Accreditation and Seals
We participate in the following external, independent programs:

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Answers4Families subscribes to the HONcode principles of the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation. The HONcode addresses the reliability and credibility of medical and health information. HON is an international initiative and non-profit organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The HON Foundation is dedicated to realizing the benefits of the Internet and related technologies in the fields of medicine and health care.

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

W3C Compliance
W3C LogoAnswers4Families is working diligently to become 100% W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) compliant. In order for the Web to reach its full potential, the most fundamental Web technologies must be compatible with one another and allow any hardware and software used to access the Web to work together. Becoming W3C compliant is one step closer toward Answers4Families being accessible to all users.

Privacy Policy
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible visiting our web site and using its services. See our Privacy Policy.

Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read our Terms and Conditions of Use for our site. 

Registering with Answers4Families – Account Services
As a service to our users, Answers4Families features Discussion Groups, Ask An Expert, Ask Rx and other public forums where users with similar interests can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by Answers4Families staff. In order to use these services, you must become a registered user on Answers4Families, using Account Services. Account Services is a single-sign-on authentication service and is free and easy to use. Learn more about Account Services and register with Answers4Families. For help creating your account, view our short video tutorial.

Project History
The project began in 1994 with a grant from the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This grant served 40 families in the Early Intervention and Katie Beckett programs. The Answers4Families.org project (formerly the Nebraska Network for Children & Families) was extended in 1996 by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce TIIAP program which created the Partnership IDEAS Network. Since 1999, the Answers4Families project has been funded by the agencies named under “Important Partners” (listed below). Answers4Families provides information for families and consumers so that they have options based on what each family or individual needs.

Important Partners
Answers4Families.org is a project of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is supported by funding from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Aging and Disability Services, the Office of Protection and Safety, and the Office of Family Health; and the Nebraska Department of Education - Early Development Network. To learn more about our project partners, please visit our Important Partners page.

Contact Us
If you would like to contact us, please visit our Contact Us page.

 

*The Answers4Families content staff is comprised of staff from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center on Children, Families and the Law.  To view staff credentials, please visit the Center's website.  Answers4Families also partners with several Nebraska State Agencies and Organizations.  To learn more, please visit our Important Partners page.

 

Updated August 2, 2011

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