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The Addiction Helpline from 24 hour a day, 7 day a week helpline, staffed by individuals "who have lived the nightmare of addiction and understand the recovery process." Provides answers to most general questions about the detox and treatment process and related concerns and fears.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) addresses the needs of children, adolescents and families. Members actively research, diagnose and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents and their families. Contact: 3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-3007, Ph: 202-966-7300, Fax: 202-966-2891.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) a national, voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to prepare professional educators.

American Educational Research Association concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) continually deals with issues concerning education and schools through their Corresponding Committee on Mental Health and Schoools. The Directory of Psychiatrists Who Work in Schools, has been revised and updated and now appears on the APA website,, under Public Information Families and Children. More than 280 psychiatrists have agreed to be listed in this guide for finding names and locations of doctors who work with schools. This Directory serves as a networking guide for school administrators and others who were interested in learning about psychiatrists who worked with teachers and students.

American Psychological Association (APA)
is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. Excellent source of publications detailing the latest research findings, trends and issues on prevention and clinical interventions of different types of mental health and psychological problems about children, adolescents, families, etc. Contact: 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242, Ph: (202)336-5500, (202)336-5800; Book Order Department, P.O. Box 2710, Hyattsville, MD 20784-0710, Ph: (800)374-2721, Fax: (202)336-5502

American Public Welfare Association A welfare reform time line and state welfare plan summaries, with publications and press releases to inform and illustrate.

Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) has many valuable links including Equal Access to Software and Information (EASI) the Disability Website and the ACES Electronic Phone Book.

Annie E. Casey Foundation a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States through public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports.

Behaviorists For Social Responsibility A Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavior Analysis, dedicated to increasing applications of the science of behavior and cultural analysis to social issues, particularly those related to social justice, human rights, and living in harmony with the environment.

Center for the Improvement of Child Caring participates directly in the Effective Parenting Movement through delivering a wide range of effective parenting classes and seminars in cooperation with local schools, religious institutions, corporations, hospitals and clinics, and civic, community and cultural organizations.

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP) supports and promotes a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development, achievement, and adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.

Center for the Future of Children Journal and Executive Summary
The primary purpose of this publication is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children's well-being, with special emphasis on providing objective analysis and evaluation, translating existing knowledge into effective programs and policies, and promoting constructive institutional change.

Center for Youth As Resources a community-based program that provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems and contribute to significant community change; a starting point for kids who want to get involved.

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
The foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about early-onset bipolar disorders; supports families to maximize the well-being of the child while minimizing the adverse impact of bipolar disorders on the family; and advocates for increased services to families and research on the nature, causes, and treatment of bipolar disorders in the young.

Children and Family Futures dedicated to improving outcomes for children and families, particularly those affected by alcohol and other drugs, by providing technical assistance and training to government, community-based organizations, and schools on strategic planning, evaluation, and measures of effectiveness.

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.

Children's Safety Network (National Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Center) provide resources and technical assistance to maternal and child health agencies and other organizations seeking to reduce unintentional injuries and violence to children and adolescents.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning is devoted to establishing caring, just, and responsive families, schools, and communities that nurture social and emotional skills, successful performance at school and work.

Consumer Organization & Networking Technical Assistance Center serves as a resource center for consumers/survivors/expatients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment.

Department of Education: Comprehensive Centers This program awards discretionary grants to establish comprehensive technical assistance centers to help low-performing schools and districts close achievement gaps and meet the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Section 203 of Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (TA Act) authorizes the Department to establish not fewer than 20 comprehensive technical assistance centers to provide technical assistance to States to benefit school districts and schools, especially those in need of improvement.

Education World an education-based resource and internet search site designed especially for teachers, students, administrators and parents.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program was created in 1983 to supplement the work of local social service organizations, both private and governmental, to help people in need of emergency assistance.

Emotional Intelligence Consortium The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Findings include a set of guidelines for promoting social and emotional competence in organizations, model programs shown to promote social and emotional competence, and a generic framework of social and emotional competencies.

The Evaluation Center, operated by The Human Services Research Institute, provides technical assistance in the area of evaluation to States and nonprofit public entities within the States for improving the planning, development, and operation of adult mental health services.

Foundation Center a nonprofit information clearinghouse dedicated to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

HandsNet a national, nonprofit organization that promotes information sharing, cross-sector collaboration and advocacy among individuals and organizations working on a broad range of public interest issues.

Join Together Online provides a meeting place for community-based organizations working to reduce the harms associated with the use of illicit drugs, excessive alcohol and tobacco, resource center/library, funding news and hot issues.

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service.

KidsHealth The Nemours Foundation Presents expert information for families about children's health.

National Center for Children in Poverty at Columbia University School of Public Health, identifies and promotes strategies that reduce the number of young children living in poverty in the United States. Concentrates on early childhood care and education; child and family health; family and community support; cross-cutting, multistate policy analyses; demographic and evaluation research; and communications.

National Indian Child Welfare Association serves hundreds of American Indian tribes throughout the country by helping to strengthen and enhance their capacity to deliver quality child welfare services.

National Information Clearinghouse on Children Who Are Deaf-Blind has an Educational Programming Bibliography covering classroom and teaching strategies for children who are deaf or blind.

National Network for Child Care provides a variety of information on how to care for children and child health including a database, KIDCARE (an e-mail listserv), regional support and assistance from Mississippi, Idaho, Kansas, and Connecticut, and national newsletter.

National School Climate Center brings together the fields of education, medicine, child development, research science and human behavior, to focus on the many ways that we can promote social and emotional learning and literacy in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade children.

The Partnership for a Drug Free America 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.

Pathways to School Improvement offers easy to find, concise, research-based information on a variety of categories including: assessment, at-risk children and youth, goals and standards, governance/management, leadership, learning, literacy, mathematics, parent and family involvement, professional development, safe and drug-free schools, school-to-work transition, science, and technology.

Teachers Helping Teachers is a networking site for teachers to field and answer questions concerning those in the teaching profession. Teaching tips and classroom activities are posted regularly by fellow teachers.

Tennessee Nurses Association offers Continuing Education, Magazine, conference dates, Health Policy Issues, Calls for Proposals, Peer Assistance. Articles from the July 1998 newsletter: A Day in the Life of a School Nurse; School-based Nursing, Practice and Policy Issues; The History of School Nursing.

Urban Institute investigates social and economic problems confronting the nation and analyzes efforts to solve these problems to increase Americans' awareness of important public choices and improve the formulation and implementation of government decisions.

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