Personal/Social Development Resources
A - Z Resouce Manual for Counselors
Drugwatch.com is a patient advocacy organization that aims to educate the public about medications, drug recalls and the side effects associated with thousands of different drugs, including the wide variety of medications. The organization is reviewed and certified by the Health On the Net (HON) Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information.
This site was developed in response to concern about the pro drug use messages in some Web sites and the extent of misinformation about drugs on the internet. The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and drug addictions. This site is a resource for teachers, counselors, and students who need factual information.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse supports over 85% of the world’s research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. This site lists information on drug abuse trends, treatment methods, research, and publications.
National Institute on Drug Abuse and Alcoholism
This website includes news, research, publications, and databases on alcohol and related problems. The NIDAA also provides leadership in the national effort to reduce the severe and often fatal consequences of these problems.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Information about illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are provided in these websites. Also included are related links, funding information, a "kids only" page, and special features and campaigns.
Autism Resources http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/school-community-tool-kit
Bullying is NEVER Okay! http://saso.wvu.edu/bullying-is-never-okayor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrWfEYnCry0
Legal Consequences of Bullying, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMnD-iW6V54or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMnD-iW6V54is appropriate for teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents.
See You in 7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnT0ihTTUlE is targeted for 6thgrade students and encourages them to start thinking about attending college NOW. If they do, then we will see them in college in 7 years.
Bullying Prevention Tips for School Personnel
Toolkits to Prevent Bullying in Classrooms USDE - Safe and Supportive Schools 2012
Training for Classroom Teachers on Bullying USDE
2010 Federal Report – Bullying in Schools: This study tested 51 characteristics of bullying victimization, bullying victims, and bullying victims’ schools to deter-mine which were associated with reporting to school officials.
Character Education - WVU Athletes Speak Out
Character. Own It.http://saso.wvu.edu/character-own-itor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usHdsZhnid4
Child Abuse Guidelines for WV Educators A guide for WV school personnel for recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.
Crisis Response Resources
http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/focus/crisis_response.shtml, - What to Say in a time of Crisis - How to Help children in a Time of Crisis
Crisis Prevention and Response Resouces - UCLA
Cyber Smart http://cybersmartcurriculum.org
Cyber Bullying Guide http://www.incredibleinternet.com/online-safety/cyberbullying/cyberbullying-guide
Eating Disorders Informational Bulletins: SAMSA Article, Talking Points, Youth and Eating Disorders, CACO Flyer, Eating Disorders Brochure, Eating Disorders pdf.1, Eating Disorders pdf.2, Fact Sheet
Love Is Not Abuse Curriculum http://loveisnotabuse.com/index.html
Online Resources Connecting Juvenile Justice and Dropout Prevention: This is a fabulous set of recources that include documents on adolescent development, agression rduction, bullying, sharing of records, crisis intervention, dropout prevention, drug-endangered children, early identification and interventions, school connectedness, evidenced based practices, family engagement, school based mental health and more.
Mentoring the Disengaged Student Kim Schanock; Elizabeth Wetzel - Green Bay Area School District
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect
This is a national resource for professionals seeking information on prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse, neglect, and related child welfare issues.
PBS KIDS http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/middleschool/index.html
This website is filled with information, ideas and activities for successfully transitioning middle school students.
Improving Child/Student Relationships Through the Use of Love and Logic
Positive Youth Development: This is a great website for resources regarding positive youth development. Includes tools to use with students, power points for training teachers, activities.....http://www.actforyouth.net/
Safe Schools/Violence Prevention
http://www.wvsafeschools.org - WV Safe Schools website includes resources and research related to school safety. Also includes a video made as a result of the February 2013 WV Safe Schools Summit.
School Safety - 2013 Position Statement by the American Association of School Administrators
Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools to Improve Learning:
A Response to Intervention (RtI) Model
A Safe School for All: How to Build a Multi-Tiered Anti-Bullying Program
Kelly Rowe; Margaret Kubek - Green Bay Area School District
Violence Warning Signs and Threat Assessment
Susan Sibole, Youth Risk Prevention Specialists, LLC
School Based Mental Health Resources
Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support as a Bridge for Integrating Mental Health Services in Schools: WEBINAR http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/resources/TAWebinars.html This webinar addresses PBIS, ESMH and System of Care for schools. Two states are featured: Illinois and Pennsylvania and the content touched on topics such as role of school counselors, universal risk screening, consent, outcome evaluation and the family’s perspective. Make sure you listen to the Q and A at the end; there were several good ideas during that discussion.
West Virginia Enhanced School Mental Health Website. This website provides many resources to assist schools in creating a collaborative partnership with their community mental health specialists to build an effective school mental health program in your school. This website provides actual tools and resources related to the WV ESMH Model, as well as, evidenced based practices and research to help gain support for this initiative in your school.
West Virginia School Based Health Assembly - A statewide membership orgainzation promoting comprehensive school based health. This site also contains tools developed by Marshall University's Technical Assistance team to assist schoos in planning and implementing school based mental health programs.
International Alliance for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Schools -
Intercamhs is a new international alliance that aims to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Self Injury: The Cutting Edge: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in adolescents <http://breeze.cce.cornell.edu/cuttingedge/> - Janis Whitlock, Cornell University, discusses ways to address self-injury. (15 minutes). A text version is also available in the December 2009 edition of Research fACTs and Findings <http://www.actforyouth.net/documents/NSSI_Dec09.pdf> (pdf).
Sexual Assault Information Page
This is a not-for-profit information and referral service providing information about rape and acquaintance rape, child sexual abuse, incest, ritual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Also included is information about counseling and legal sources.Middle school transitions
Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools - SAMSA -
Assists high schools and school districts in designing and implementing strategies to prevent suicide and promote behavioral health. Includes tools to implement a multi-faceted suicide prevention program that responds to the needs and cultures of students.