National Library of Education
This site is the federal government's principal source for information and referrals on education. Its purpose is to ensure the improvement of educational achievement at all levels through the collection, preservation, and effective use of research. This site includes interlibrary loan services, publications, bibliographies.

NLE publications regularly include a quarterly newsletter, a series on advances in education research, an annual report, fact sheets, monographs, brochures, booklets, posters, bookmarks, videos, and many publications from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) including Resources in Education, Current Index to Journals in Education(CIJE), and parent brochures.

Contact:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI)
National Library of Education
555 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20208-5721
Ph: 800/424-1616; 202/219-1692 (Washington, D.C. area)
Fax: 202/219-1696
Website:
http://www.ed.gov/

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National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). It disseminates state-of-the-art information about maternal and child health in response to requests from Federal, State, and local agencies; educators; health professionals; policy makers and program planners; researchers; voluntary organizations; and the general public. In addition to publications for professionals, the Clearinghouse offers patient education materials in English and in the following other languages: Cambodian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. The Maternal and Child Health Publications catalog can be viewed through MCH-Netlink on their website.

Contact:
2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450
Vienna, VA 22182-2536
Ph: (703) 821-8955
Fax: (703) 821-2098
Website:
http://www.ichp.ufl.edu/

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National Runaway Switchboard (NRS)
NRS is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated and committed to helping youth at-risk through around-the-clock telephone switchboard availability and services. They provide crisis intervention, referrals, and youth advocacy. To assist these young people, the switchboard services are designed to provide a non-judgmental and non-directive support structure. This communication model of active listening guides volunteers to: establish rapport and develop trust with all callers; help the caller explore the facts and their feelings associated with the problem; help the caller identify the problem and focus on key issues; assist the caller in exploring available options; and help the caller develop a plan of action.

Additional switchboard services include: conference calls to parents; message delivery from runaways to their parents or guardians; and conference calls to shelters or other agencies to confirm appropriate and available services. All services are absolutely confidential. Their telephone lines are toll-free and operate 365 days a year.

Contact:
Information Department
3080 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Ph: 773/880-9860
Fax: 773/929-5150

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National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, formerly the CASSP Technical Assistance Center, assists states and communities in developing a system of care for children with, or at risk for, serious emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. Special areas of emphasis include: family involvement, interagency collaboration, financing, cultural competence, early intervention, and outreach. The center operates a resource data bank of practical tools, best practices, national experts; offers a World Wide Web site (http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/index.html/) and publication list; facilitates peer consultation; and sponsors a bi-annual training institute. It is funded through a cooperative agreement among the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of HRSA, the Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA, and the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, U.S. DHHS.

Contact:
Georgetown University - Child Development Center
3307 M Street, N.W., Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20007-3935
Ph: (202) 687-5000 / Fax: (202) 687-8899
Email:
gucdc@medlib.georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.dml.georgetown.edu/depts/pediatrics/gucdc/index.html/

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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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. This is accomplished through prevention programs and a juvenile justice system that protect the public safety, hold juvenile offenders accountable, and provide treatment and rehabilitative services based on the needs of each individual juvenile.

OJJDP established the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC) in 1979 as a component of the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). JJC is a comprehensive information resource that assists juvenile justice professionals in meeting the challenges presented by today's diverse issues. JJC coordinates the distribution of OJJDP publications and disseminates information about agency-sponsored research, training, and program initiatives. A team of juvenile justiceinformation specialists is available to respond to inquiries by providing information, publications, and referrals. JJC also offers access to the NCJRS library, the world's most comprehensive source of criminal justice and juvenile justice literature, and to NCJRS online services, computerized methods of obtaining timely information from OJJDP and the juvenile justice field. Most publications listed in this publications list are available online. To speak with a juvenile justice information specialist, or to obtain information on available JJC resources and services, write, call, or e-mail:

Contact:
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Ph: 800/638-8736
E-mail:
askncjrs@ncjrs.org
Website: http://www.ncjrs.org/ojjhome.htm

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Prevention Resources from the Wisconsin Clearinghouse
The Wisconsin Clearinghouse has been providing educational materials, trainings, information and services nationally and state-wide for more than 20 years. Part of University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison , the mission of the Wisconsin Clearinghouse is to help schools, families, and communities to lead healthy, productive lives. The Clearinghouse offers materials for youth workers, communities, parents, and educators. Hundreds of resources include activity books, videos, curricula, software, posters and pamphlets on prevention issues: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs of abuse prevention, controlling anger, violence prevention, self-esteem building, dating and violence, etc. Many pamphlets are available as free samples in single copies. You may request up to 10 different titles.

Contact:
1552 University Ave.
Madision, WI 53705
Ph: (800)322-1468 [publications sales];
(800)248-9244 [library & free materials]
Fax: (608)262-6346
Website:
http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/wch/

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Research and Training Center in Family Support and Children's Mental Health
The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health has the overall goal of improving services for families whose children have serious mental, emotional or behavioral disabilities. To this end, their program of research and training is designed to promote services that are community-based, family-centered and culturally appropriate.

The Center's efforts are geared toward family empowerment, capacity-building, and an emphasis on applied research and the production and dissemination of materials that are useful to a wide variety of audiences: family members, service providers, planners, administrators, and policy-makers.

Contact:
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
Ph: 503/725-4040
Fax: 503/725-4180
Website:
http://www-adm.pdx.edu/user/rri/rtc

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UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools
UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools focuses on school mental health-related policies and practices to: enhance current and emerging practitioners roles, functions, and competence; facilitate systemic reforms reshaping mental health in schools; and assist localities in building and maintaining infrastructure for training support, and continuing education. The center is currently conducting a survery of state mental health and education agencies and sponsoring regional meetings for officials from these agencies to foster collaboration. The center is also developing a "consultation cadre" of volunteers, an on-line clearinghouse, electronic networking, guidebooks, and continuing education curricula, offers a newsletter and World Wide Web site (http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu).

Contact:
Department of Psychology, UCLA
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
Ph: (310)825-3634
Fax: (310)206-5895
Website:
http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu

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