A Practical Guide for Crisis Response in Our Schools from the National Center for Crisis Management
A free and comprehensive guidebook to assist schools in responding effectively to "everyday crises" and school-based disasters.
American Academy of Pediatrics
A professional organization for Pediatricians that contains consumer publications and public health information on topics related to children.
American Psychological Association
A professional organization for psychologists that hosts a web-based consumer help center addressing psychological issues that affect daily physical and emotional well-being.
Anxiety in Teens
Resources, support and information for teens coping with anxiety.
Autism and Mental Health Issues - University of South Florida, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Guidebook on mental health issues affecting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
A centralized website of information, resources and training related to Autism in Florida.
Baltimore School Mental Health Technical Assistance and Training Initiative
Resources for school-based mental health programs that includes a focus on prevention and positive youth development.
Boston Medical Center, Child Witness to Violence Project
Information for parents and caregivers of young children who are victims of domestic and community violence and other trauma-related events.
Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
A resource for parents, caregivers and professionals on the impact of injury and medical trauma on children and strategies to support their recovery.
Center for Mental Health in Schools – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Resources to help overcome social, emotional and environmental barriers to learning.
Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
A center for treatment and ongoing research related to trauma in children and adolescents with information on national, regional and local trainings and presentations.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information and tools for health promotion including reduction of injury, violence and safety of adults and children.
Character Education Partnership
Tools, methods, and strategies to implement social, emotional and ethical reforms in schools and foster the character development of youth.
Child Help, USA
A national resource for prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.
Child Trauma Academy
An interdisciplinary community of practice focused on improving the lives of at-risk children and responding to problems in parenting, education, the law, child protection systems, mental health, law enforcement and other related systems.
Coalition for Community Schools
Technical assistance and organizational linkages focused on the development of community schools.
Enhancing Career Development Engagement and Self-Determination for Young Adults with Mental Health Diagnoses
A review of key factors to intervening and working toward successful employment for young adults with mental health diagnoses.
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A State of Florida resource for services, information, training, and public policy related to domestic violence
Florida Department of Education
Information on Florida’s education system, special programs and resources for families and educational professionals.
Florida Department of Education – Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services
Information from the bureau that administers Florida’s educational programs for gifted students and those with disabilities.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS)
Diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities.
Florida Inclusion Network
Consultation, learning opportunities and support to educators, families, and community members for the inclusion of all students.
Florida Positive Behavior Support
Information and training opportunities on Positive Behavior Support (PBS) for school personnel, family members, and agencies.
Florida Response to Instruction/Intervention (RTI)
Information on Florida’s Response to Instruction/Intervention (RTI) Model, Partnerships, and Resources.
Florida Rule: Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities (E/BD)
Florida Administrative Code on Exceptional Student Education Eligibility for Students with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities.
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEA is the principal law ensuring services to children with disabilities. IDEA governs states and public agencies that provide early intervention, special education and related services.
Institute for Small and Rural Districts (ISRD)
Training and technical assistance to support positive outcomes for students with disabilities and their families in small and rural school districts of Florida.
Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Information on educational research, policy, and practice to improve school systems in the United States.
International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
Detailed information on treatment, research and recovery supports for those with OCD, their families, and treatment providers.
Information and downloadable manuals on assessment, intervention and data-based decision-making in the Response to Intervention framework for behavior.
Lives in the Balance
Audio, video and print resources on working with children described as challenging, angry and defiant.
Massachusetts Advocates for Children
Link to the free download and print ordering information for Helping Traumatized Children Learn, a report and policy agenda to promote supportive school environments for children traumatized by family violence.
Mental Health America
Advocacy, education, research and service information on the prevention and recovery of mental health and substance abuse challenges.
One-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information for a variety of public and professional audiences.
National Association of School Psychologists
A professional organization with resources for school psychologists, families and educators seeking to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.
National Association of School Psychologists - Crisis Safety Resources
Free resources and tip sheets for parents and educators to help children cope with violence.
National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Information, training, and supports for professionals, policymakers, and parents seeking to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Research, information and professional tools to help reduce violence and its impact on children.
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care
Technical assistance center to build awareness of trauma-informed care and promote trauma-informed practices in programs and services.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Information, training and research to improve the quality and access to services for traumatized children, families and communities.
National Children’s Advocacy Center
A national center that offers research, training, intervention, and prevention information needed to respond effectively to child abuse and neglect.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
A national resource for services, information, training, and public policy related to domestic violence.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Comprehensive information on disabilities in children and families, easy-to-read information on IDEA and links to local resources.
National Education Association Health Information Network
View or download a free copy of the School crisis guide: Helping and healing in a time of crisis.
National Girls Institute
A research-based training and resource clearinghouse to advance girls’ issues and an improved responses to girls in the juvenile justice system.
National High School Center – Early Warning Tool for High School Dropout Prevention
Information on the Early Warning System Tool v2.0 which helps to identify students who may be at risk of dropping out of high school and to monitor these students’ responses to intervention.
National Technical Assistance For Children's Mental Health-Trauma Informed Care
New York University Child Study Center
Research, training and video content for families, educators, and professionals caring for children with mental health disorders.
OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Information on effective school-wide disciplinary practices and ways families can support positive behavioral interventions in schools.
Pathways Research and Training Center for Transition-Age Youth
Resources and information on effective service delivery for transition-aged youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges.
Postsecondary Transition for Young Adults with Disabilities
A resource from the National Association for School Psychologists that provides information on transition services and considerations for students with disabilities as well as highlighting the role of family, the student and the Individual Education Team.
Project 10, Transition Education Network
Florida’s statewide discretionary project for supporting the secondary transition of youth with disabilities.
Promising Futures Without Violence
Information on best practices for serving children and parents experiencing domestic violence.
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Information, support services and advocacy targeting sexual violence.
Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health
Resources and information on effective service delivery for children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges through systems of care.
SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
Provides an online resource library, technical assistance and training to promote acceptance and social inclusion for people with mental illness.
Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) Rule Implementation
Florida Administrative Code on Exceptional Education Eligibility for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Strength of Us
An online community for connecting and inspiring young adults who have been impacted by mental health disorders with various resources for overcoming the challenges faced.
Student Support Services Project - University of South Florida and Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, FDOE
Technical assistance, training, resource and policy development to local and state educators and parents on developing critical support services programs to achieve indicators of success.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Data, grants and leadership focused on the national effort to promote mental health and prevent substance abuse.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Disaster Technical Assistance Center
Resources to support States, Territories, Tribes, and local entities to deliver an effective mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) response to disasters.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration web page on Violence and Traumatic Events
Resources and information on coping with violence and traumatic events.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention
Products and resources to improve social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities.
The Child Mind Institute
This site provides resources for building awareness and reducing stigma associated with mental health disorders including a mental health guide, effective treatments, and access to networking online with experts in the field.
Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute
A non-profit trauma center that provides clinical services to victims of trauma, and training, consultation, and educational programming for post-graduate mental health professionals.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Child Welfare Information Gateway
Comprehensive information and resources for child welfare and related professionals to help protect children and strengthen families.
Voices 4 Hope
Resources and information created by the Transitions Research and Training Center (RTC) by and for young adults with mental health conditions.
What Works Clearinghouse – US Dept. of Education, Institute of Educational Sciences
Practical recommendations for educators in overcoming barriers to learning in classrooms and schools.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Resources to assist schools in becoming trauma-sensitive.
Information on special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities, including a free online newsletter called the “Special Ed Advocate.”
Youth Move National
Information and resources on a national, youth-led organization focused on improving services and systems to youth that have experienced the mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare systems.