American Humane Association
Offers a popular new video and guidebook on identifying child abuse, along with dozens of reliable training guides and informative materials available from the Children's Division of the American Humane Association. It also includes educational pamphlets, guides, posters, and other resources geared toward child protection professionals and advocates.

Contact: 63 Inverness Drive, East
Englewood, CO 80112
Ph: (800) 227-4645
Fax: (303)792-5333

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American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose 40,500 physician members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.

Contact: 1700 18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Ph: (202) 682-6000
Fax: (202) 682-6114
Website: (organization) (press)

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American Psychological Association (APA)
APA is an 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. One of their catalogs Psychology in the Schools features the latest books on behavior therapy, violence, understanding aggression, and coercive actions, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, etc. APA's Practice Directorate division also publishes fact sheets which provide answers to common questions about mental health. Some of these fact sheets can be downloaded through their website.

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

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Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc. (AEL)
AEL is a nonprofit, regionally oriented educational research and development institution. The work of the Laboratory is made up of educators and others concerned about education in the four states served: Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The organization's mission is to link the knowledge from research with the wisdom from practice to improve teaching and learning. AEL works closely with schools, school districts, and states to develop, test, and refine practical products and processes that address needs expressed by local educators.

AEL publishes a variety of products on education topics that provide R&D-based information to educators, policy makers, parents, community members, and others. The products result from the work of the Regional Educational Laboratory, the Eisenhower Regional Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education, and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools. You can find a complete listing of their publications (including descriptions) in their catalog or through their website. Full-text versions of some products are available online, and may be downloaded.


AEL Distribution Center,
P. O. Box 1348
Charleston, WV 25325-1348
Ph: 304/347-0400; 800/624-9120
Fax: 304/347-0487

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Arizona Drug and Gang Prevention Resource Center (APRC)
APRC's Clearinghouse is Arizona's central source for broad-based prevention information and materials. Topics include alcohol and other drugs, gang prevention, tobacco, child nutrition, violence, suicide, HIV/AIDS, stress, and specialized target and high risk populations to name a few. As part of a national resource system, APRC is well-prepared to respond to current and future community information needs and can design accurate, timely, and personalized materials as requested.

641 E. Van Buren Street B2
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2208
Ph: 800-432-2772; 602/727-5015
Fax: 602/727-5400

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The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
CMHS, a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), established the Knowledge Exchange Network as a one-stop, national clearinghouse for free information about children's and adolescents' mental health including publications, references, and referrals to local and national resources and organizations. This clearinghouse offers a list of possible partnership activities, campaign information and poster materials, and a series of brochures and fact sheets developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health.

Valna Montgomery e-mail:
Manager, Children's Mental Health Education Campaign
Office of External Liaison, Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Suite 13-103
Rockville, MD 20857
Ph: 301-443-9848 / Fax: 301-443-5163

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