Resources
Bullying, Harassment and Victims
The National Center for Victims of Crime
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims. Since 1985, we have worked with more than 10,000 grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies serving millions of crime victims.
Stop Bullying Now!
The Stop Bullying Now Web site is here to help you stop bullying in your school and community. The links on this site will lead you through an exploration of interventions that work to reduce bullying in schools.
StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
Career, College and Financial Aid
Achieve Texas
A new education initiative designed to prepare all students for a lifetime of success. It allows ALL students to achieve excellence by preparing them for secondary and postsecondary opportunities, career preparation and advancement, meaningful work, and active citizenship.
College Forward
College Forward provides college preparatory services to motivated, economically-disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding.
FinAid!
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.
Office of Apprenticeship
The Office of Apprenticeship, is responsible for developing materials and conducting a program of public awareness to secure the adoption of training in skilled occupations and related training policies and practices used by employers, unions, and other organizations; developing policies and plans to enhance opportunities for minority and female participation in skilled training; and coordinating the effective use of Federal, labor, and resources to create a clear training-to-employment corridor for customers of the workforce development system.
Death, Grief and Suicide
Children's Bereavement Center
CBCST is the only free-standing organization of its kind in the San Antonio and south Texas region that is solely focused on the grief support needs of children, teens and young adults who have suffered the death of a loved one.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
The Dougy Center is a safe place for children, teens, young adults and families grieving a death.
Texas Suicide Prevention Program
The Texas Suicide Prevention Council is a group of local suicide prevention coalitions and statewide agencies that have joined together to implement the Texas Suicide Prevention Plan.
Hotlines and Resources
Family and Corrections Network
The mission of Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is to uphold families of prisoners as a valued resource to themselves and their communities in order that the criminal justice system, other institutions and society become supportive of family empowerment, integrity, and self-determination.
Focus Adolescent Services
Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in Texas is a free Internet clearinghouse of information, resources and support on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens.
Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in Texas
Information on Texas organizations, programs and support for teen and family issues.
Kids Health
KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides families and students with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth is an excellent resource for educators as well.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created with the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes.
Organizations
National Association of Social Workers
NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter
NASW/Texas is a professional membership association that advocates for social workers, advances the profession of social work, and promotes sound public policy that is designed to ensure that human needs are met.
University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work - Office of Professional Development
The Office of Professional Development provides workshops for continuing education credit, publications, and other services of the highest quality, affordability and diversity, and promote life-long learning for social workers and other human service professionals. Programming is designed to strengthen knowledge at all levels of professional experience and is grounded in the values and ethics of the social work profession.
Parents
Parents – The Anti-Drug
A great web site for counselors, educators and parents filled with loads of information on drugs, drug use and teenagers. Parents are still the number one “anti-drug” prevention tool for our children.

DrugRehab - A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
This website provides an overview of teen drug abuse including preventative measures that can be taken, warning signs and symptoms, and guidance on treatment and recovery.
State and U.S. Government
Family & Youth Services Bureau
The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is to provide national leadership on youth and family issues. The Bureau promotes positive outcomes for children, youth, and families by supporting a wide range of comprehensive services and collaborations at the local,Tribal, State, and national levels.
Ed.Students.gov
An official U.S. Department of Education web page designed for college student sand their families. Our mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.
U.S. Department of Education
ED'smission is to promote student achievement and preparation for globalcompetitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
Student Resources
It’s My Life
It's My Life is organized across six topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money. The web site is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through its Where Fun and Learning Click initiative to create safe, engaging, and educational online media for kids aged 9 to 12.
Contact:
Mandy Tyler
Educational Specialist
(210) 370-5493
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