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Accountability/Data Tools | Behavior Management | Bibliocounseling Resources | Bullying & Conflict | Career Planning | Character Education & Service Learning | Child Abuse | College Information | Counselor Associations | Crisis & Trauma | Deployment | Diversity | Drugs, Tobacco, & Alcohol | Eating Disorders & Body Image | Families in Transition/Homelessness | Family Issues | General Counseling Links | General Counseling for Kids | Girls Advocacy | Grief & Loss | Group Activities & Games | Core Curriculum Materials | Health Issues | Incarceration | Internet Safety | LGBTQ | Parenting | Relationship Info & Safety | Resource & Agency Guides | Shyness & Anxiety | Special Education | Study Skills

Accountability/Data Tools

EZ Analyze
EZANALYZE is a FREE computer program designed to enhance the capabilities of Microsoft Excel by adding "point and click" functionality for analyzing data and creating graphs. It works on both Macs and PC's. EZAnalyze does all of the basic "descriptive statistics" for you, and also "disaggregates" data without having to put in any formulas.
NoteCounselor
online program that provides school counselors a secure way to manage counseling notes and track time.
SCUTA
documentation and time analysis tool using the ASCA National Model recommendations.
Survey Gizmo
Free account has unlimited surveys or questions up to 250 responses per month.
Survey Monkey
A basic subscription is totally free and includes all of the basic features of SurveyMonkey. It's a great option for individuals, students, and anyone who doesn't need the advanced features of SurveyMonkey. Unlike other services, there are no annoying banner ads on your surveys. In addition, all of your survey responses remain absolutely private. Please note that basic subscribers are limited to a total of 10 questions and 100 responses per survey.
A professional subscription is $19.95 USD/month and includes up to 1000 responses per month.

Behavior Management

Behavior Management Teaching Tips
Various handouts and activities from Teach-nology.
Intervention Central
Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors.
SchoolBehavior.com
to help educators learn about neurobehavioral disorders -- the "hidden" disabilities that can impair a student's academic, behavioral, and social-emotional functioning and that can occasionally create chaos in the classroom.
AAFP, Conduct Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment
Conduct and Behavior Problems:Intervention and Resources for School Aged Youth
From the Mental Health in Schools Training and Technical Assistance Center

Bibliocounseling Resources

Bibliotherapy Education Project
This site has tools, resources and links to assist you in: Evaluating materials for bibliotherapeutic work with children and adolescents, Finding evaluated books for certain age groups and issues, & Learning more about the use of books in therapy.
Carol Hurst Children's Literature Site
Children's Picture Book Database
Random House Thematic Index

Bullying & Conflict

Cyber-Bullying
Harassment and humiliation take on new forms in Cyberspace. Learn about the consequences, actions and reactions of using cell phones, the Internet and other digital devices to bully ones peers. Teacher Guide included!
Eyes on Bullying
specific insights, strategies, activities, and resources to address bullying. It is designed especially for caregivers and parents of preschool and school-age children and youth to use in child care programs, afterschool and youth programs, and camps.
Let's Fight It Together
a film and study guide on cyber-bullying
Not In Our School​
videos, activities, and resources for creating safe schools for everyone
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
The Olweus model is implemented in many Albemarle County schools. It is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. Its goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among school children and to improve peer relations at school.
Out On A Limb - A Guide to Getting Along
This website is designed to help teach youth how to better manage conflicts and challenges they face on a daily basis. The activities on the Out on a Limb website are designed primarily for third graders , but can be used to entertain and educate youth from the second and fourth grades as well.
School Mediation Associates
resources and services that help you manage school-based conflicts most effectively
Stop Bullying Now!
Webisodes appropriate for upper elementary and middle school students

Career Planning

America's Career Resource Network
state and federal organizations that provide information, resources and training on career and education exploration
The Career Decision-Making Tool helps teachers, counselors, and parents assist their students or children in identifying an appropriate career direction and selecting or developing an educational program or plan that will provide the knowledge and skills needed to succeed within their chosen career field.
Career Voyages
A site for teenagers and parents to explore career options and learn about careers in high demand
Careers.org
Investigate thousands of links to a wide variety of career resources on the internet. Find sections on jobs, career information for other countries, career education, college and university education, employer directories and rankings, best places to work, self-employment, personal credit as well as access to hundreds of career service professionals such as relocation, counselors or outplacement organizations. Finally find information on job search methods, career fairs, cover letter writing tips, interview tips, media listings and job search advice.
Use Careers .Org to search for jobs by occupational field, state, province or country.
Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
For My Future
A site for teenagers who are planning their futures.
Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life.
Know How Virginia
Find out about any career field you are interested in!
Monster College
See what takes place in the typical day of more than 20 professionals.
Piedmont Futures
PIEDMONT FUTURES engages local businesses and organizations in the career education of K-12 public school children in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene and Nelson.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work
Virginia Education Wizard
Let the Wizard help you choose a career, get the information you need to pursue your career, find the college that is right for you, pay for college, transfer from a community college to a university, and get answers to your questions about your future.
Virginia View
Virginia VIEW is the Career Information System for Virginia. It provides information to all about educational and career opportunities. Information can be found concerning: colleges, exploring interests and finding out about cool careers, financial aid, study skills tips and what you can do after high school. VIEW is fun to use, informative and free for every one!
Virginia Workforce Connection
Your doorway to employment and labor market information in Virginia
Virginia’s Career Planning System
Take online career interest, skills and values tests. Maintain a portfolio on-line; conduct college searches, major searches, explore career interests, develop resumes and much more. See your career specialist or school counselor for more information about this site.
Vocational Information Center
This page provides links for students and school counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning. Additional career exploration resources for younger students are found on the Career Guides page.
Way to Go RI
Career and College Planning Activities for K-12 from the Rhode Island Higher Education Asisstance Authority

Military

Air Education and Training Command
Air Force
Air Force Guard
Air Force Reserve
Army
Army National Guard
Army Reserve
Coast Guard
Coast Guard Reserve
Community College of the Air Force
Marine Reserve
Navy
Navy College Program
Navy Reserve
US Marine Corp

Character Education & Service Learning

Character Counts!
CharacterEd.net
The Character Education Network is a place for students, teachers, schools and communities to facilitate character education. This site is dedicated to providing quality online, ready-to-use curriculum, activities and resources that integrate with and enhance the classroom experience. It allows schools and students to network together by sharing ideas and experiences with others in their community and nationwide.
Do Something
Do Something provides monthly “challenges” in 3 areas: community building, health, and the environment. Challenges can be after-school activities or in-school class projects, undertaken in groups or alone, and they never require any money to execute.
ITI & Lifeskills
from The Center for Effecive Learning
Kids Care Clubs
a program of the Points of Light Foundation. Our mission is to develop compassion and the spirit of service and philanthropy in elementary and middle school aged youth
Random Acts of Kindness
Responsive Classroom
Taking It Global
TakingITGlobal.org is an online community that connects youth to find inspiration, access information, get involved, and take action in their local and global communities. It is now the world's most popular online community for young people interested in making a difference, with hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.
The Giraffe Heroes Project
Giraffe Heroes are people who stick their necks out for the common good. The nonprofit Giraffe Heroes Project tells their stories on podiums, in materials for schools and in the media. Giraffe Heroes are models for the rest of us.
Youth Service America
Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning leadership, and achievement.
Youth Venture
Youth Venture offers resources, including national support and grant funding, to young activists for innovative community-service projects. With adults as allies, rather than top-down leaders, youth can undertake a range of ventures to benefit their communities. (Grades 7-12)

Child Abuse ID, Prevention, Intervention

Child Abuse Training Module
Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding for Educators

College Information

ACT
This site enables students to sign up for the ACT on-line. Should register to access some services (testing registration, ...)
All About College
Directories, College Chat, Test Prep, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, Job Search
Black Excel: The College Network
Provides help with college selection, admissions, scholarships and aid for African American students.
Campus Tour
This site links you to virtual tours, interactive campus maps, webcams, videos, and campus pictures for hundreds of US colleges and universities.
College Board
This site provides a database of colleges and universities, as well as advice on college searching. In addition, it gives information about standardized testing and financial planning, and enables users to register for SATs on-line.
College Confidential
Confidential.com provides information on college-related topics, from Ivy League admissions to evaluating college rankings, from college books and book reviews to college counseling and paying for a university education.
College Express
College Power Prep
College View
CollegeNet
Here you can do college searching, learn about financial aid, and even apply to (a few) schools on-line.
Common Application
The Common Application is a standard admissions application that is accepted by 345 colleges and universities. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form.
FAFSA
This site allows you to submit the free application for Federal Student Aid as well as get help on filling out the form and check the status of previously submitted forms. Both student and parent must submit financial information from previous tax year. Cannot submit form until after January. Registration is necessary to access all services.
Apply for Pin Number http://www.pin.ed.gov/ Parents and students must apply for pin # in order to submit FAFSA.
FastWeb (financial aid search through the web)
As its title indicates, this site offers a comprehensive search for financial aid, including a very useful glossary of terms, information about scholarships and federal and institutional aid, advice on procedures, and helpful timetables. This site is invaluable for anyone looking into financial aid.
Federal Student Aid Schools Portal
FinAid!
This site provides a "free, comprehensive, independent and objective guide to financial aid" mailing lists. Maintained by Mark Kantrowitz, a student at Carnegie Mellon.
Individual Schools
Most colleges and universities now have their own Web sites, which offer similar information to the college guides, plus pictures and sometimes access to publications such as the course catalogue. If you don't know the address of a particular school, you can access the site by searching the school name or going to the this site.
Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service project of the financial aid industry - bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.
NCAA Guide for College-Bound Athletes
This site will provide you with information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and II member colleges and universities.
Number2
This site offers free practice sessions and tutorials for the SAT and ACT. Registration may be necessary to access all services.
Peterson's Planner
SATMethod
This online, self-paced, test prep site is a great tool for students to improve their SAT test taking skills. There is a fee ranging from $19.95/month to $59.95/ 5 months.
Scholarships.com
Scholarship search and financial aid resource - includea an eduactor section with handouts, posters, and free distribution materials for college nights and school counseling offices
The Princeton Review
This site offers reliable online school applications, search tools, and services, discussion boards, test prep practice exams, school profiles, expert financial aid and admissions advice, & more. Registration may be necessary to access all services.
The Study Hall
Virginia Mentor
Virginia Mentor is an online resource to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT. In addition, students and their families may select a college, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education. Additional features include: maintaining a portfolio, career exploration, detailed campus descriptions, on-line college application, and financial aid information. May register for the My Mentor feature where you can store your college searches and more.
Wiredscholar.com
This website launched by Sallie Mae provides information about planning and paying for college. One unique feature is the ability to compare financial packages from different schools to make informed choices. Registration may be necessary to access all services.

Counselor Associations

American Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association
ASCA Scene
Message Boards for ASCA members to communicate with each other, get and offer suggestions or advice, and find great ideas!
Virginia Counselors Association
Virginia School Counselors Association

Crisis & Trauma

Changing Minds
This site explores the science of childhood trauma and gestures that can have an impact on the effect.
Crisis Management Institute
FEMA for Kids
A site especially for kids about how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. They learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and can become a Disaster Action Kid.
Helping Our Children Feel Safe
The ARTHUR program "April 9th" read aloud story and web guide providing children and parents with a way to think about and discuss upsetting and frightening experiences our children may encounter in their communities and on television.
Kids Peace
National center for kids overcoming crisis
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement​
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.
National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children
Trauma Sensitive Schools​

Deployment

Armed Forces
List of official websites of various armed service branches
Guard Families
North Carolina National Guard Online Community
Military Child Education Coalition
a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes partnerships and provides for networking of military installations and their supporting school districts. Their focus is to address transition and other educational issues related to the military-connected child, including active duty, National Guard, and Reserves.
Military OneSource
Military OneSource provides help with child care, personal finances, emotional support during deployments, relocation information, or resources needed for special circumstances for military personnel and their families.
Operation Homefront
a non-profit organization for helping families of deployed service members
Our Military Kids
Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.
Reserve Affairs
general information on the Reserve component

Diversity

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, & Excellence
CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic CREDE is a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.
In This Together Media​
This group creates stories (books and video) that represent and reach underserved markets.
Lee & Low Books
An independent children's book publisher focusing on diversity.
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Programs to help create positive school climate, develop students' social and emotional skills, and counter bias and bullying.
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
Spark Movement​
A gilr-fueled organization working to ignite an anti-racist gender justice movement
Teaching Tolerance

Drugs, Tobacco, & Alcohol

Above the Influence
This Web site and the Above the Influence ads you see on TV and in magazines are created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy). This campaign reflects what teens across the country have told us is going on in their lives.
American Council for Drug Education
American Lung Association
CDC Tobacco Information and Prevention Resource
D.A.R.E. Kids Site
National Institute on Drug Abuse
FREE information about the latest science-based drug abuse publications and teaching materials - also includes a special teen site
NoTobbacco.org
Youth site from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free America
Right Decisions Right Now
US Dept of Health Alcohol & Drug Information

Eating Disorders & Body Image

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.
Welcome to the ANRED website. We are a nonprofit organization that provides information about anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other less-well-known food and weight disorders. Our material includes self-help tips and information about recovery and prevention.
Body Positive
offers resources and tools to boost body image at any weight
Bodywise Handbook
The BodyWise packet includes fact sheets and resource lists design to help health care providers and school personnel to detect eating disorders among adolescents and provide suggestions for promoting positive body image and healthy eating behaviors.
Eating Disorder Referral & Information Center
provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
Overeaters Anonymous
Something Fishy
Pro-Recovery website on eating disorders

Families in Transition/Homelessness

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Grants for State and Local Activities
From the US Department of Ed
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Statistics, Background, Policy, & Legislation
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth
NAEHCY, a national grassroots membership association, serves as the voice and the social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations. NAEHCY connects educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service providers to ensure school enrollment and attendance, and overall success for children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent and adequate housing. NAEHCY accomplishes these goals through advocacy, partnerships and education.
National Center for Homeless Education
The Center provides research, resources, and information enabling communities to address the educational needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
National Coalition of the Homeless
Facts about homelessness, k-12 educational materials, publications & directories
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the Law Center pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.
Project Hope- VA
Project HOPE, the Virginia Education Program for Homeless Children and Youth, is a federally-funded grant authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act. Project HOPE ensures the enrollment, attendance, and the success of homeless children and youth in school through public awareness efforts across the commonwealth and subgrants to local school divisions.

Family Issues

Bonus Families
dedicated to peaceful coexistence between divorced or separated parents and their new families. Includes sections just for kids and teens.
Kids In the Middle
Divorce resources - inludes a kids section and a parent section
Kids' Turn
divorce education with a kids section and a parents section
National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Step-Parent's Web

General Counseling Links

American Student Achievement Institute
School Counsleing Program Development Resources including a searchable database of K-12 Core Curriculum Lessons from the Indiana DOE
Awesome Library
web resources
Internet 4 Classrooms Guidance Counselor Resources
K-5 Social Emotional Issues
from Family Education
SchoolCounselor.com
This site provides resources for school counseling and computer technology to assist in planning solution focused outcomes. SchoolCounselor.com contains links to resources and a subscription to a free newsletter which explores technology issues, resources, and activities for the school counselor.
SCOPE
technology for School Counselors
teachable moment.org
Topical activities are available for elementary school, middle school, and high school levels. Topics include: • current domestic & international events • conflict resolution • intercultural understanding
Teachers.net School Counseling Chatboard
VA DOE School Counseling & Guidance
We Do Listen Foundation
Free activities, lessons, songs and videos from the makers of the Howard B. Wiogglebottom book series.
Youth Change
creative solutions for all types of "kid problems"

General Counseling sites especially for Kids!

Can Do Kids!
Can Do! Kids are kids who focus on what they can do instead of what they can't.
Child & Youth Health
(Your feelings, Your family, Your body, Your school, Your Safety, Your health)
CYKE- Cyber Knowledge and Emotion
Within this interactive world, kids can play games and read online stories that nurture emotional wellness
Dealing with Feelings
Feeling mad, sad, or glad? From anger to sadness to stress, you'll find out about all your different emotions - and how to deal with them.
Mr. Rogers' How Do You Feel?
PBS Kids - It's My Life
organized across five topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, and Emotions - for kids aged 9 to 12.

Girls Advocacy

Association for Women in Mathematics
nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences
Expect the Best from a Girl
prepared by the Womens College Coalition
GEMS​
Girls Educational and Mentoring Services
Girl Incorporated
a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
Girl Rising
uses storytelling to inspire actions that gets girls into classrooms worldwide.
Girls Circle
This site is for educators, social workers, community leaders, therapists, professionals, and parents who are currently working with girls, designing and implementing programs, or for those who would like to begin working with girls and start a program of their own. The Girls’ Circle Association has developed a unique model to address the risk factors and needs of adolescent girls in a format that is conducive to building on girls strengths and developing resiliency.
GirlsHealth.gov
A project of the US Department of Health & Human Sevices to help girls (ages 10-16) learn more about the issues they may face in upcoming years. The web site has information about body, mind, bullying, fitness, nutrition, drugs alcohol & smoking, relationships, safety, illness & disability, your future, information for eduactors, information for parents, and free stuff.
Girlstart
is a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel in math, science, and technology.
New Moon Publishing
What started as a publishing house for New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams has since developed into a multi-faceted company which produces a series of books, a tv show, Daughters’ Newsletter for Parents of Girls, and a full on-line store that specializes in providing empowering , multi-cultural gifts for girls and women.
The Ophelia Project
The Ophelia Project® is dedicated to creating a culture that is emotionally, physically, and socially safe, where girls are respected and nurtured. Through awareness, education, and advocacy, The Ophelia Project® promotes positive change in families, schools, and communities.

Grief & Loss

American Hospice Foundation
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
Comfort Zone Camps
Grief Watch
Growth House
Guide to Death, Dying, Grief, Bereavment
The Center for Grieving Children
The Dougy Center

Group Activities & Games

Games for Groups
MWLS - Mike Wills Learning Services
Icebreakers, Brain Teasers and Exercises to Energize Your Sessions
Resident Assistant.com
The RX for RAs
Therapeutic Recreation
Ultimate Camp Resource
free online guide to hundreds of camp activities, camp staff tips & tricks
Wilderdom
Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives
YouthWork.com
Try some of these ideas when you want to add some fun and challenge to the process of dividing into smaller groups

Core Curriculum Materials

Boulden Publishing
Career Kids
Centering Corporation
Grief Materials
Free Spirit Publishing
Guidance Channel Online
Online shopping at several catalogs - At Risk Resources, Black History Month/Celebrate Diversity, Childswork/Childsplay, Dr. Playwell's Game Collection, Hazelden Publishing, JayJo Books, Military Family Resources, Older Adult Mental Health Catalog, Michael Pritchard Resources, ProvenEffective.com, Red Ribbon Resources, Remedial Education, Special Needs from Attainment, Teacher Appreciation, Video and Multimedia, Violence Prevention Week, Volunteer Appreciation, and Wellness Reproductions
Human Relations Media
Instant Help Publications
At InstantHelpBooks.com we carry workbooks for children, teens, and adults, on topics like anger control, depression, fears, and anxiety. These workbooks can help accelerate the progress made in traditional counseling.
Play2Grow.com focuses on positive discipline products for children. We feature a wide selection of counseling games and tools.
At ParentStore.com, we feature hard to find products for parents. All kids have problems at some point in their development. We want to help parents with the "most important job in the world."
Mar-Co Products
Paperbacks for Educators
Renew Center for Personal Recovery
School Counselor Resources
a division of Social Studies School Service
Self Esteem Shop
Youthlight

Health Issues

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
American Cancer Society
Band-Aides & Blackboards
A website dedicated to kids growing up with medical problems. There is a section for kids , a section for teens , and a section for adults.
Face the Issue
A website dedicated to breaking the stigma around a range of mental health issues and promoting healthy conversation.
Health Teacher
Livestrong at School
Site includes lessons and curriculum for discussing cancer for elementary, middle, and high school. They also provide suggestions for ways students can get involved in their own community.
Lupus Foundation
My Kid is Not Crazy​
Official site for documentary about ​PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infections). Includes resources for more information about PANDAS.
PeanutAllergy.com
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
includes school guidelines for managing students with food allergies.

Incarceration

Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners
from the Child welfare League of America
How to Explain Jails and Prisons to Children, A Caregiver's Guide
This is a printable booklet put out by the Oregon Dept. of Corrections (pdf format)
​National Resource Center on Childtren and Families of the Incarcerated
oldest & largest organization in the US focused on programs for fmailies affected by incarceration

Internet Safety

NetSmartz
This page is designed to show educators and administrators how to use NetSmartz interactive materials in their classrooms, accumulate more information about Internet safety and technology, and take steps to bring their classrooms into the 21st century.

LGBTQ

Side By Side
Formerly ROSMY: local resources for LGBTQ Youth
Gender Spectrum
Resources for supporting Gender Expansive youth

Parenting

Especially for Parents
U.S. Department of Education site. Pamphlets and brochures on the internet which address parents' concerns about their children's education.
Facts for Families
Information sheets about issues affecting children.
Family Education Network
ASCA partner and source for great parenting materials for newsletters and websites
National Parent Education Network
Information and materials for parents and those who work with parents.
Positive Discipline
Contains information about Positive Discpline for parents and for teachers.
Positive Parenting
resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!
The National Parenting Center
Articles, product ratings and information about children and parenting.

Relationship Info & Safety

Expect Respect
a program designed for high school and middle school students to educate them in learning what is healthy in a relationship.
That's Not Cool
That's Not Cool is a national public education campaign that uses digital examples of controlling, pressuring and threatening behavior to raise awareness about and prevent teen dating abuse.

Resource & Agency Guides

2-1-1 Virginia
2-1-1 offers free access to health and human service information and referral (I&R). 2-1-1 VIRGINIA connects the individual or families in need with the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies by navigating the complex maze of service programs available.
Optima Behavioral Health
searchable data base of service providers
Virignia Comprehensive Services Act Provider Search
directory of service providers in the state of VA

Shyness & Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Association
Childhood Anxiety Network
A professional and practical guide into the world of Childhood Anxiety and related Childhood disorders - research and information about: OCD, Panic, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, PTSD, Trichotillomania, Specific Phobia, and conditions that can occur with childhood anxiety - Depression, ADHD, DSI.
Shykids.com
Sections for Kids-Tweens, Teens , Parents, & Teachers
The Selective Mutism Foundation
This website is presented to broaden public awareness and understanding of Selective Mutism. Selective Mutism is a childhood anxiety disorder with a persistent FAILURE (not refusal) TO SPEAK in select social settings.

Special Education

ADD in School
American Foundation for the Blind
Autism & PDD Support Network
CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. A national, nonprofit organization. Contains information about ADD/ADHD, Fact Sheets, research, conferences and membership in the association. For information about the local CHADD chapter, call (804) 979-5771.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Children's ADDitude Magazine
College Board-Services for Students with Disabilities
This site offers information to students with disabilities regarding services and testing accommodations.
Commonwealth Autism Service
Commonwealth Autism Service is partially funded by the Virginia Legislature to carry out activities in four major goal areas--providing ongoing support to families and professionals, developing regional networks, providing technical assistance, and conducting conferences related to pervasive developmental disorders.
EP (Exceptional Parent) Magazine
EP’s on-line resource. Continuing 33 award-winning years of providing information, support, ideas, encouragement & outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.
Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
web site dedicated to communicating information relating to the needs of children with disABILITIES.
LD Council
OUt of Richmond - public awareness and support for parents on issues pertaingin to learning disabilities
National Down Syndrome Society​
Information, articles, and links to other sites.
The International Dyslexia Association
Virginia College Quest
A Guide to College Success for students with disabilities

Study Skills

ACT
How To Study
free study skills, study strategies, and study tips
SAT
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