stopalcoholabuse.gov – This link gives access to a portal to Federal resources on underage drinking.
http://www.esc14.net/preview.aspx?name=bullying – Provides information to school districts, parents, and students to help prevent, identify, and respond to bullying behavior.
http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing – This site includes a list of peer-reviewed articles related to bullying.
stopbullying.gov – This site offers practical advice to students and parents about ways to respond to bullying at school.
Cybersafety – The Texas Attorney General’s Office offers information about cyberbullying, dating violence, and other safety issues.
How We Treat One Another in School – A survey of middle school students' experiences with bullying shows that kids want the adults in school to pay attention and keep them safe
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/crimereports/citindex.htm – Texas crime statistics are available here annually through 2007.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us – At the top of the screen click on “A-Z Index”, then on the letter D, then on “Discipline, Law & Order.” Note items of particular interest in the left-hand menu: “Guide to Chapter 37” and “Discipline Data.”
http://www.cppp.org/kidscount – Click on “The State of Texas Children 2008-009” in the middle menu in this product of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
TheAntiDrug.com – Information for parents and educators is available on this National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign's parent web site.
http://www.utattc.net – Substance abuse trends in Texas are published every six months [January and June]. The Addiction Research Institute of the Center for Social Work Research at The University of Texas provides this excellent resource on Texas drug trends.
Drug Use Statistics – This Center for Disease Control site compiles national drug use statistics.
Health & Safety in Schools
Healthy & Safety at TEA
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/health_and_academics/index.htm – This site includes resources on the link between healthy students and academics.
http://www.wholechildeducation.org/about/ – Available at this site is information regarding the Whole Child Approach to Education by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
http://nasbe.org/index.php/shs/80-he-project-news/129-he-resolution – The National Association of School Boards of Education supports the critical role of health and safety in student achievement.
http://www.higheredcenter.org/thisweek/reports-say-substance-abuse-prevention-programs-return-10-dollar-invested – This U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center site reports the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute (PPSI) at Iowa State University presentation to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the World Health Organization that substance abuse programs return $10 for every dollar invested in prevention.
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/sa/prc/ – This site from the Texas Department of State Health Services provides an interactive map that allows you to click on a county to see the information on a contact’s name, address, email, and phone number at a Prevention Resource Center in your area.
http://ncadi.samhsa.gov – This is the address for the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) web site. The top menu provides access to multiple links by clicking “Issues”; or one may click the “School” icon in the left-hand menu to access School Violence Prevention.
drugabuse.gov – This site provides access to publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Their publication provide excellent scientifically based information on a multitude of topics related to the prevention of drug abuse.
http://dave.esc4.net – The Drug and Violence Education (DAVE) tool developed and maintained by Education Service Center 4 provides free resources to be used in the classroom.
http://www.free.ed.gov – Classroom materials for teachers are provided free of charge from this Federal Resources for Educational Excellence web site. Topics include Substance Abuse and Health/PE.
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tobacco – This site provides information on tobacco prevention and control.
http://www.cdc.gov – This site allows access to the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Reports from the Center for Disease Control.
http://samhsa.gov/Disaster/traumaticevents.aspx – This Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration web site offers tips for dealing with the Gulf oil spill. Click on your language of choice from a choice of six languages for “Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster—A Guide for Parents and Educators,” or “Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster—Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents.”
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5607a1.htm?s_cid=rr5607a1_e – This site contains the most recent (2007) report of the Task Force on Community Prevention Services on “The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behaviors.”
http://www.promoteprevent.org – This site allows access to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention.
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov – Click on “Community Policing Topics” in top menu to find information on such topics as gangs, school safety, and underage drinking.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch – Among its publications is the National Center for Educator Statistics provides Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007. While supplies last, a single copy or CD-ROM may be obtained at no cost from ED Pubs.
http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/index.html – This Center for Disease Control and Prevention site gives excellent information on youth violence prevention.
For additional information, contact:
Division of Federal and State Education Policy