FIND HELP NOW
The Addiction Helpline 800-993-3869 (all calls are confidential)
I Count Advisors Online Community
I-Count Advisors are a group of young people dedicated to helping their peers stay healthy and drug free. These 9-18 year olds voice their opinions and provide each other with online, real-time feedback.
This website is designed for kids and answers their questions like: Get the skinny on drugs. What are the facts? What's the hype? Why do people take 'em? How can I say no? What's the latest word?
The School Zone
Designed to help kids and schools with links to a variety of helpful and useful sites dealing with safety issues, citizenship, crime prevention, internet safety, sports, academic and other organizations.
Straight Scoop News Bureau
Encourages anti-drug themes and drug use realities in school-based media. Highlights different areas of journalism to help enhance writing, interviewing and editing skill of students from grades 7-12.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
Office of National Drug Control Policy
ONDCP - Direct from the White House, this site provides a comprehensive overview of the drug abuse issues. It has a diverse menu and is a great starting place for online research. Download government reports or White House Drug Policy Power Point presentations. Check-out the Kids & Teens page, no matter how old you are.
National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health:
NIDA - This site offers the latest scientific research related to drug abuse from the NIH. View mechanisms of drug action in the brain. Download free guidelines and manuals based on the most current scientific findings (start with Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents, A Research Based Guide). You can even view national drug abuse research conferences live on the Internet.
NIDA-Community Epidemiology Work Group
CEWG - Here you’ll find reports and summaries of the most current drug abuse trends observed in the nation’s 20 largest urban areas including Miami-DadeCounty.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA - This is the Big Top Ten for a multitude of Federal services related to alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health including: SAMHSA - The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information www.health.org
NCADI - Prevline is an award winning web resource offering access to searchable databases on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse prevention.
SAMHSA - Center for Substance Abuse Prevention - CSAP www.samhsa.gov/csap/index.htm
SAMHSA - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment - CSAT www.samhsa.gov/csat/csat.htm
Drug Enforcement Administration
A service of the Department of Justice with information on drug-related criminal activity, border interdiction, state and local task forces, the Red Ribbon Campaign, asset forfeiture, and money laundering.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
The information service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the wolrd's largest resource of current information and numerous free materials concerning substance abuse.
ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Partnership for A Drug-Free America www.drugfreeamerica.org
If you like the ads, you’ll love the website. A parent’s treasure chest of information and tips on how to talk to kids about drugs. Any Questions?
The first on-line resource center for communities working to reduce substance abuse and gun violence. Learn more about the issues and what can be done on the community homefront.
Web of Addictions www.well.com/user/woa/
This site takes addiction seriously and helps untangle some of the more perplexing questions about it. Check-out the rolodex page for a variety of other groups.
Parenting IS Prevention www.parentingisprevention.org
Companion website to the downloadable Parents Helping Parents: A Guide for Action, to help in starting community-based parent groups. Contains ideas for parents and other groups and access to community organizations for further resources.
PARTNERSHIP AGAINST VIOLENCE NETWORK:
PAVNET Online is a virtual library of information about violence and youth-at-risk, representing data from seven different federal agencies. It is a one-stop searchable, information resource to help reduce redundancy in information management and provide clear and comprehensive access to information for State and local communities.
NATIONAL NETWORK OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION PRACTITIONERS:
The National Network of Violence Prevention Practitioners (NNVPP) unites practitioners in a national movement to prevent youth violence, strengthen families and communities, and enhance individual and programmatic capabilities. The NNVPP's priorities are to foster collaboration and mutual problem solving, and to strengthen members capacities to reduce and prevent youth violence by providing specialized information, networking opportunities, and technical assistance.
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S COALITION:
Includes Violence Prevention Resources, which is one of several new, comprehensive children's and youth resource guides from Streetcats Foundation and The National Childrens Coalition's YOUTH AND CHILDREN RESOURCE NET.
YOUTH AS RESOURCES:
YAR is a community-based program that provides small grants to young people to design and carry out service projects that address social problems and contribute to significant community change.
CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR PREVENTION:
The goal of this national initiative is to provide current information, ideas, and resources on how to use the arts and humanities to enhance drug and violence prevention programming, foster resiliency in youth, and implement collaborations within communities to strengthen prevention programs for youth.
Published by the Benton Foundation, Kids Campaign is an information/action center for groups, individuals, and organizations who want to act on behalf of kids. The site includes valuable information on crime and violence prevention.
PACIFICCENTER FOR VIOLENCE PREVENTION:
The PacificCenter for Violence Prevention, a project of the Trauma Foundation, works to prevent youth violence in California. Located in San Francisco, the center serves as the policy headquarters for the Violence Prevention Initiative, funded by The California Wellness Foundation.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY AND PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE:
CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary platform on the subject of violence to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices. It facilitates the building of bridges between the researchers, the practitioners, and the policy-makers. CSPV has an Information House, which collects research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence, and offers topical searches on customized databases, offers technical assistance, for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs, and maintains a basic research component through data analysis and other projects on the causes of violence and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE:
US Department of Justice's website contains a page geared towards justice for kids with suggestions for how to get involved in youth crime prevention.
MINCAVA: (MinnesotaCenter Against Violence And Abuse: global links on violence)
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse operates this Electronic Clearinghouse via the world wide web. The goal of the Clearinghouse is to provide a quick and user friendly access point to the extensive electronic resources on the topic of violence and abuse through the Internet.
OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION
OJJDP provides Federal leadership, through a comprehensive, coordinated approach, to prevent and control juvenile crime and improve the juvenile justice system. The site includes grant and funding information, news and resources, publications and training, and further information about OJJDP.