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AUBURN LINKS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Human Services in Cayuga County

Cayuga County Human Services Directory
More About Auburn and Cayuga County
 
City Of Auburn Web Site
 
Auburn Schools
Auburn Enlarged School District
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES School
NYS Department of Education Report Cards By School District
About NYS School Report Card Data
 
 
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CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY, HEALTH & CARE

Children's Advocacy & Research Groups
NYS Council on Children and Families
Child Trends Inc.
 
Child Abuse & Neglect
Child Welfare League of America
Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse
Child Care
The Administration for Children and Families
 
National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)
National Black Child Development Institute
National Child Care Association
National Child Care Information Center
Child Support
Parent's Guide to Child Support
Children's Health & Insurance
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
Children's Health Insurance Fact Sheets - American Academy of Pediatrics
 
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LEGAL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

General
Justice Information Center (NCJRS)
National Crime Prevention Center
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Criminal Justice
NYS Directory of Criminal Justice Agencies
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
New York State Defenders Association
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Juvenile Justice
ABA Center on Children and the Law
U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice Statistical Briefing Book
American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee
National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ)
U.S. Office of Justice Juvenile Justice Publications
Courts
Guide to the NYS Legal System
New York Court of Appeals
Southern District of New York Court
Northern District of New York Court
 
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VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence
Abusenet
Violence Against Women - Online Resources
The Family Violence Prevention fund
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Violence Against Women - Online Resources
Department of Justice-Violence Against Women
Impact of Media Violence
National Institute on Media & the Family
Center for Media Literacy
Media Violence & Media Literacy (American Academy of Pediatrics)
 
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EDUCATION

General
K-12 Practitioners Home Page (National Center for Education Statistics)
Educational Resources Information System (ERIC)
National Center on Educational Outcomes
NYS Education Department
Sharing Success - A New York Project to disseminate successful educational programs and practices statewide.
US Department of Education
Special Education
The ADA National Access for Public Schools Project
Federal Resource Center on Special Education
Office of Special Education Programs
National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
NYS Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities
 
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NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT

General
New York State Agencies
New York State Department of Education
 
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Sites for students

www.teens.drugabuse.gov
is geared specifically for adolescents ages 11 to 15. The web site contains age-appropriate facts on drugs, real stories about teens and drug abuse, games, take-home activities, and a Q & A forum with "Dr. NIDA."

www.freevibe.com
This National Youth Anti-Drug Media campaign-sponsored website helps young people understand the dangers of drugs and make responsible decisions with their lives.

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/index.html

for students aged 9 to 12. This site is filled with young people's comments, ideas, and questions sent in from all over the world. It's My Life is organized across five topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, and Emotions. Drug Abuse information and education can be found on the Body channel.

The Cool Spot
A place where students can get the facts about underage drinking, and see strategies for turning it down in front of peers.

http://www.aadac4kids.com
Aimed at preteens, this interactive site offers games, quizzes, activities and facts to raise awareness of alcohol, drugs, gambling and tobacco problems and help youth make healthy lifestyle choices. AADAC is a website from Alberta, Canada (Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.)

http://www.child.net/drugalc.htm

Alcohol and Other Drug Information for Teens from the National Children’s Coalition.

http://teens.drugabuse.gov/mom/index.asp
Mind over Matter: This series is designed to encourage young people in grades five through nine to learn about the effects of drug abuse on the body and the brain. Mind Over Matter is produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your Body
This site provides youth with information about how drugs affect their bodies, and stories from youth who have had trouble with drugs. HEADS UP: Real News About Drugs and Your Body, a drug education series from Scholastic and the scientists of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

http://www.icountadvisors.com

Young people can become advisors for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign

Parenting Is Prevention
This site is for parents who want to keep their children drug-free. Information is updated weekly. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

For Parents and Children

http://www.drugfreeamerica.org
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America® (PDFA) is a non-profit coalition of professionals from the communications industry. Through its national drug-education advertising campaign and other forms of media communication, the Partnership exists to help children and teens reject substance abuse by influencing attitudes through persuasive information.

A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
This site was developed to support the efforts of parents and other caregivers to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among youth (7- to 18-year-olds).

http://www.justthinktwice.com/
Provides information about the consequences and damaging effects that methamphetamine and other drugs can have on the user and community.

For Parents and Caregivers

www.TheAntiDrug.com
The Anti-Drug is a web-based component of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign that provides parents and other adult caregivers with strategies and tips on raising healthy, drug-free children.

www.ncadi.samhsa.gov

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information provides a wealth of free, valuable information and resource material that parents and others can share with young people about substance abuse.

www.drugabuse.gov and www.marijuana-info.org
National Institute on Drug abuse supports more than 85 percent of the world’s research on the most fundamental and essential questions about drug ABUSE, including tracking emerging drug use trends, understanding how drugs work in the brain, and developing and testing new drug treatment and prevention approaches.

http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1117723295171.html/
This National Parent Teacher Association web site offers a special section for parents on protecting their children from drugs and alcohol and provides drug facts, positive parenting tips and family activities.

www.mediacampaign.org and www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a congressionally-funded initiative of the white House Office of national Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), is a multi-dimensional effort designed to educate and empower youth to reject illicit drugs.

Index of Resources for Parents and Teachers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Here you will find valuable materials to help you better discuss the effects of drug abuse on the brain with people of all ages and backgrounds.

Parenting Is Prevention

This site is for parents who want to keep their children drug-free. Information is updated weekly. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

http://backtoschool.drugabuse.gov/
This site provides parents with the latest research findings on drug abuse and addiction.

For teachers

http://www.theantidrug.com/teachersguide/index.html
Teachers Guide is a drug education resource that was developed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. This site provides teachers with ideas and resources for incorporating drug prevention messages into the classroom.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/MOM/TG/MOMTG-Index.html

This is the teacher's guide for the "Mind Over Matter" series. This is a neuroscience education series developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health.

"The Coach's Playbook Against Drugs"

A straightforward guide to help coaches know the dangers of drugs, and talk with young people about these risks.

Healthy Competition Foundation
The Healthy Competition Foundation is dedicated to educating parents, teens, and coaches about the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

NIDA Goes to School—National Institute on Drug Abuse
Features a new science education initiative for middle school students, teachers, and counselors. Follow Sara Bellum on her quest through the brain and receive a free poster!

Index of Resources for Parents and Teachers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Here you will find valuable materials to help you better discuss the effects of drug abuse on the brain with people of all ages and backgrounds.

http://monitoringthefuture.org/
Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults.

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MENTAL HEALTH

For Parents and Caregivers:

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth
Chapter 3 of the Surgeon General's 1999 Report on Mental Health provides an extensive analysis of children and mental health including normal development, overview of disorders, treatments, and prevention.

http://www.childadvocate.net/psychiatric_toc.htm
The Child Advocate network provides a wide range of information on the mental health needs of children, families and professionals.

http://www.parentsmedguide.org/parentsmedguide.htm
Information for patients and families one the use of medication in treating childhood and adolescent Depression: Prepared by the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

http://www.aboutourkids.org/
This comprehensive information resource for child mental health and parenting information includes research articles, a disorder guide, publications, and FAQs. Intended for parents, practitioners, and educators.

http://www.cehl.org/
Contains articles designed to empower parents, advocates and providers in caring for the psychosocial needs of children. Provides information about how to recognize an emotional problem, how counseling works, and many other aspects of mental health care for both children and their families.

http://www.mentalhealth.org/child/childhealth.asp
Child and adolescent mental health resources intended for parents, children, and educators. Provides information on mental health problems, signs of depression and other mental disorders, and finding the right services. Includes links to programs on school violence prevention and traumatic stress services.

http://www.focusas.com/index.html
Focus Adolescent Services is an internet clearinghouse of information and resources to help educate and support families with troubled and at-risk teens..

http://www.nami.org/youth
The Child and Adolescent Action Center of NAMI focuses primarily on policy issues related to mentally ill children and adolescents. Provides brochures and fact sheets, legislative alerts, information on custody relinquishment, personal stories, and other resources.

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/facts_for_families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a comprehensive range of information about the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders that affect children. Topics covered include self-esteem in adolescence, signs of depression, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, current research, and more.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/childmenu.cfm
The National Institute of Mental Health provides abundant, reliable information on children's mental health, treatment, fact sheets, frequently asked questions, and resource materials.

http://www.adolescent-mood-disorders.com/
Aspen Educational Group provides information on how depression and other mood disorders express themselves among adolescents, and where to find treatment.

http://www.familyaware.org/
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with unipolar and bipolar depression. Provides education, outreach, and advocacy to support families and friends.

http://cms.psychologytoday.com/topics/parenting.html
Access Psychology Today articles, including those about children's mental health issues, parenting, health and family, self tests, addictions, and relationships.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/children
The Children's Mental Health Matters Campaign of the National Mental Health Association is a national grass roots initiative geared toward educators, primary care providers and families to increase their understanding of children's mental health disorders.

For Students:

http://www.mentalhealth.org/child/childhealth.asp
Child and adolescent mental health resources intended for parents, children, and educators. Provides information on mental health problems, signs of depression and other mental disorders, and finding the right services.

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/emotions/index.html
For students aged 9 to 12. This site has young people's comments, ideas, and questions on mental health issues from many cultures. It also includes pages on the following topics: Friends, Family, School, and Body.

For Teachers:

http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/
The School Mental Health Project, UCLA, Center for Mental Health in Schools, focuses on enhancing the role schools play in mental health for children and adolescents. This site provides an exceptionally broad range information, materials and web links.

http://www.aboutourkids.org/
This comprehensive information resource for child mental health and parenting information includes research articles, a disorder guide, publications, and FAQs. Intended for parents, practitioners, and educators.

http://www.mentalhealth.org/child/childhealth.asp
Child and adolescent mental health resources intended for parents, children, and educators. Provides information on mental health problems, signs of depression and other mental disorders, and finding the right services. Includes links to programs on school violence prevention and traumatic stress services.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/adhdmenu.cfm
This site contains a substantial amount information about both ADD and ADHD, as well as a full range of other mental health issues.

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