Comprehensive Focus on MH in Schools
Concerns Related to Children's Severe MH Disorders
Concerns Related to Children's Psychosocial Problems
Positive Social and Emotional Development and Prevention of Psychosocial/MH Problems
Others focused on Addressing Barriers to Learning and Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Centers, etc. Associations Government Agencies Listservs E-Journals & Newsletters

III. Concerns related to children's psychosocial problems

Major Centers / Networks / Initiatives / Projects / Consumer Info Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics American Council for Drug Education Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools# Center for Mental Health in Schools Center for School Mental Health
Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Child Welfare Information Gateway# Children of Alcoholics Foundation
National Center for Mental Health & Juvenile Justice School Psychology Resources On-Line
Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Groups* Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Center for the Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk
Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning Institute on Violence & Destructive Behavior Keep Schools Safe Project
Kids Peace National Center Multisystemic Services National Center for Missing and Exploited Children#
Office of National Drug Control Policy Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools Prevent Child Abuse America
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network Suicide Information and Education Center Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
* - Site has documents in language(s) other than English.
# - Organization offers technical assistance.

 

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  • The Al-Anon/Al-Ateen Family Groups help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people.
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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
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  • The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society.
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  • The Center for Addiction and Mental Health is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
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  • The Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Young Children with Challenging Behavior raises the awareness and implementation of positive, evidence-based practices and to build an enhanced and more accessible database to support those practices.
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  • The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is a policy and program resource center supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that focuses on supporting state-community partnerships to establish comprehensive school-based health centers.
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  • The Center for Mental Health in Schools approaches mental health and psychosocial concerns from the broad perspective of addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development. Its mission is to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing policies, programs, and practices relevant to mental health in schools.
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  • The Center for School Mental Health provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs. It strives to support schools and community collaboratives in the development of programs that are accessible, family-centered, culturally sensitive, and responsive to local needs.
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  • The Center for the Prevention of Youth Violence's research expands our knowledge of risk and protective factors in the prevention of youth violence, enhancing our ability to use developmental pathways both to target interventions and to increase their efficacy.
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  • The Center for the Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk is a research and development center, that "has launched an important comprehensive school initiative designed to enhance the achievement, academic environment, and quality of life for students, teachers, and parents." Site includes descriptions of current research projects.
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  • The Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence was founded in 1992 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. Since that time, our mission has expanded to encompass violence across the life course.
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  • The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse aims to 1) inform Americans of the economic and social costs of substance abuse and its impact on their lives; 2)ssess what works in prevention, treatment, and law enforcement; 3) encourage every individual and institution to take responsibility to combat substance abuse and addiction; 4) provide those on the front lines with the tools they need to succeed; and 5)remove the stigma of abuse and replace shame and despair with hope.
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  • The Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports "has been established by the Office of Special Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices."
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  • The Child Welfare Information Gateway is a national resource for professionals seeking information on the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues.
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  • The Children of Alcoholics Foundation is a national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.
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  • The Coalition for Cohesive Policy in Addressing Barriers to Development and Learning is a broad-based, policy-oriented coalition of organizations who have a stake in addressing barriers to development, learning, and teaching, as well as a concern for promoting healthy development.
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  • The Institute on Violence & Destructive Behavior empowers schools and social service agencies to address violence and destructive behavior, at the point of school entry and beyond, in order to ensure safety and to facilitate the academic achievement and healthy social development of children and youth.
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  • The Keep Schools Safe Project provides up-to-date information on successful programs and ideas in order to help communities work toward safer schools and devise the most appropriate response to reducing youth violence.
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  • The Kids Peace National Center regularly serves more than 2,000 children with a comprehensive continuum of kids' mental health treatment programs. This private, not-for-profit organization also acts as a national liaison for intervention services, and educates kids, parents and professionals around the globe in how to avert crisis.
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  • Multisystemic Services website provides information about MST, a unique and exciting treatment methodology proven to have positive effects on serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.
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  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "serves as a clearinghouse of information... provides technical assistance to individuals and law-enforcement agencies in the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of cases... and offers training programs to law-enforcement and social-service professionals."
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  • The National Center for Mental Health &Juvenile Justice was founded to promote awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system, and to help the field develop improved policies and practices to respond to these youth based on the best available research and practice.
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  • The Policy Leadership Cadre for Mental Health in Schools seeks to expand, link, and build the capacity of the pool of persons who provide policy leadership for MH in schools at national, state, regional, and local levels.
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  • Prevent Child Abuse America is dedicated to making the health and well-being of children a top priority for everyone. Its programs, research, media campaigns, and activities at the state and local levels have provided leadership to child abuse prevention efforts nationwide.
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  • The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network operates America's only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline offers free,confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.
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  • School Psychology Resources On-Line is "a directory of information" available on the web "for school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, parents, and other professionals."
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  • The Suicide Information and Education Center is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour. The Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics.
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  • The Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network is dedicated to the creation of an effective national suicide prevention strategy. SPAN links the energy of those bereaved by suicide with the expertise of leaders in science, business, government and public service to achieve the goal of significantly reducing the national rate of suicide by the year 2010.
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  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center "provides technical assistance, training, and informational materials to strengthen suicide prevention networks and advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention..." The center seeks to "build capacity for states and communities to implement and evaluate suicide prevention programs."
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