ADOL: Adolescent Directory On-Line
A searchable database of helpful links on adolescence. The site is housed at the University of Indiana.
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
Whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not, Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people including teens affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend. Support for friends and families.
American School Counselor Association
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Va. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The association provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 15,000 professional school counselors around the globe.
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP works with States and communities to develop comprehensive prevention systems that create healthy communities in which people enjoy a quality life. This includes supportive work and school environments, drug- and crime-free neighborhoods, and positive connections with friends and family. The role of prevention is to create healthy communities in which people have a quality of life: Healthy environments at work and in school, supportive communities and neighborhoods, connections with families and friends, drug and crime-free.
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. CSAT works with States and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. CSAT also supports SAMHSA's free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services they need.
The Century Council
The Century Council is a leader in the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision making regarding beverage alcohol.
Children Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority.
Connect for Kids
Through our Website, Connect for Kids gives visitors the information and tools they need to learn about issues affecting children, families, and communities and to take action to improve policies and programs, and, ultimately, the fabric of our nation as a whole. Connect for Kids is managed by the Forum for Youth Investment. In 2007, Connect for Kids joined forces with Child Advocacy 360 to continue to provide excellent articles and annotations of “best of the Web” child-focused content. The CFK Weekly features Child Advocacy 360's signature content: Who's Doing What That Works and Voices & Views.
Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health — through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors, foster safe and healthful environments, provide leadership and training.
Family Education Network
The best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.
Welcome to healthfinder.gov, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.
ING Run For Something Better
ING Run For Something Better's mission is to prevent obesity in children by making fitness opportunities available in schools. The non-profit introduces kids to the benefits of running and physical fitness and empowers children with the means to achieve a healthy lifestyle that they can maintain for the long term.
Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk
The 15+ Make Time to Listen...Take Time to Talk campaign is based on the premise that parents who talk with their children about what is happening in their lives are better able to guide their children toward more positive, skill-enhancing activities and friendships. The campaign provides practical guidance for parents and caregivers on how to strengthen their relationship with their children by spending at least 15 minutes of daily, undivided time with them and focusing on them.
National Association of Secondary Principals
An online community, a web-based resource, for Principals, Assistant Principals and Aspiring Principals.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Part of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.
National Middle School Association
Since its inception in 1973, National Middle School Association (NMSA) has been a voice for those committed to the educational and developmental needs of young adolescents. NMSA is the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education. Through the release of our landmark position paper This We Believe NMSA has been a key resource to middle level educators looking to develop more effective schools. Our message is for schools to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable for every young adolescent.
National Parent Teacher Association
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
National Social Norms Institute
The National Social Norms Institute opened its doors in 2006 at the University of Virginia, a nationally renowned public institution. The Institute's origins began in 2000 with the establishment of the National Social Norms Resource Center at Northern Illinois University. Since moving to UVA, the mission expanded to include research, evaluation, and dissemination of information on the social norms approach to the field. Our goals are to demonstrate and facilitate the extension of the methodology to other health issues and other populations.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work -- a life in the community for everyone. To realize this vision, the Agency has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders. SAMHSA is gearing all of its resources -- programs, policies and grants -- toward that outcome.
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment. We staff both English- and Spanish-speaking information specialists who are skilled at recommending appropriate publications, posters, and videocassettes; conducting customized searches; providing grant and funding information; and referring people to appropriate organization.
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Originally, the mission of the SADD chapter was to help young people say "No" to drinking and driving. Today, the mission has expanded. Students have told us that positive peer pressure, role modeling and environmental strategies can prevent other destructive decisions and set a healthier, safer course for their lives. And that is why SADD has become a peer-to-peer education, prevention, and activism organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence, and teen suicide.
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. The Locator includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment programs for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction, as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents, and adults.
United States Department of Education
ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.