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The sites listed below are examples of major agency websites that offer access to information and support relevant to the topics of mental health in schools and addressing barriers to student learning.

Besides those listed below, our center continues to catalogue websites and agencies that have relevance to our work. You may access these through our search page.


| Systemic Concerns | Programs and Process Concerns |
| Psychosocial Problems |

Systemic Concerns
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. OJJDP’s 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.
  • 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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Programs and Process Concerns

  • 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.
  • The 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.
  • Frontier: Mental Health Services Resource Network provides the collection, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge regarding needs for and delivery of mental health services in "frontier" rural U.S. counties. Offers technical assistance to rural agencies and advocates on mental health/substance abuse.
  • American Psychological Association the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists.
  • Children Now A nonpartisan, independent voice for children, working to translate the nation's commitment to children and families into action. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise and up-to-date information on the status of children.

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Psychosocial Problems

  • The U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students (Office of Educational Research and Improvement OERI) is designed to improve education of students at risk of failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.
  • The Partnership at By changing public attitudes about drugs, the Partnership seeks to "denormalize" drug use, making use less glamorous and less acceptable. Their comprehensive site includes a database of drug information, tips on how to talk to kids about drug use, FAQ's (frequesntly asked questions), and more.

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