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National Mental Health Information Center : Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) in partnership with States to demonstrate, evaluate, and disseminate service delivery models to treat mental illness, promote mental health and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness when possible.
The CMHS oversees a variety of service-related programs and conducts several new programs mandated by Congress.

The Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) provides the latest data about youth risk behaviors and effective interventions that address adolescent risk behaviors.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

Exemplary Programs at School-Linked Comprehensive Services for Children and Families lists interprofessional Development Programs all over the U.S.

Federal Resources for Education Excellence provides quick access to hundreds of teaching and learning resources and offers teachers, federal agencies and other organizations a way to form Internet-based learning resources and Internet-based learning communities.

Get Involved in Crime Prevention, The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention founded, manages this Network which consists of diverse youth leaders, ages 14 to 21, from across the Nation who are sponsored by youth-serving organizations. For more information, the National Crime Prevention Council, National Youth Network, 1700 K St. N.W., 2nd Fl, Washington, DC 20006. For a copy of Youth in Action Fact Sheets and Bulletin, call 800-638-8736 to be added to the mailing list.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau web site provides fact sheets, grant information, Federal Register notices, newsletters and publications and links to maternal and child health sites.

National Conference of State Legislatures Here you will find comprehensive information, research on critical state issues, informative publications, provocative meetings and seminars, a legislative information database, a voice in Washington, D.C., and an expert staff to assist legislators and staff in solving difficult problems.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is one of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the Federal agency that conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services. This site provides Internet access to information about mental health and mental illnesses, NIMH-funded grants and research projects, educational and information programs, and a variety of resources in support of NIMH activities and programs.

Our Nation on the Fault Line: Hispanic American Education (archived-1996) looks at the education achievement gap between Hispanics and non-Hispanics and the demographic and cultural composition of Hispanic Americans.

The National Mental Health Services, Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health via toll-free telephone services, an electronic bulletin board, and publications. KEN provides linkages and referrals to consumer and family advocacy organizations; federal, state, and local mental health agencies; and many other resources.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is one of the five program bureaus of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice. OJJDPs mission is to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to develop, implement, and support effective methods to prevent juvenile victimization and respond appropriately to juvenile delinquency. This web site features updated highlights of OJJDP activities and initiatives, including online abstracts and full text of recently released publications, news of funding opportunities, and conference information.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.

Perspectives on Education Policy Research: Meeting the Information Needs of Education Policy Makers (archived) summarizes issues, research needs facing policy makers, as expressed by policy makers and leaders themselves at a planning forum sponsored by the Natl. Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policy making & Management.

The Safe & Drug-Free Schools (SDFS) Program unveiled its new home page. This program is the federal government's primary vehicle for reducing violence and the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco through education and prevention activities in our nation's schools.

School Health Program Funding Information The School Health Program Finance Project database contains information on federal, foundation, and state-specific funding sources for school health programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) finances programs that develop new prevention and treatment methods, working with knowledge gained from their own studies and from research financed by other agencies at the National Institutes of Health. SAMHSA does its work primarily through demonstration grants and contracts with the state and local governments and private organizations that provide the services.

The U.S. Census Bureau Data Access Tools
Offers user-friendly tools for extracting and displaying information on communities across the United States. The interactive software on this site allows users to generate detailed maps with self-selected statistical information.

The U.S. Department of Education provides useful and timely information about programs, policies, people, and practices that exist at the Department. This place is a great entry point to the information at the U.S. Department of Education as well as in much of the education community.

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