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The Gateway to a World or Resources for Enhancing MH in Schools is a links “map” that provides quick access to relevant resources on the internet. It is also a tool to facilitate various forms of networking and to help analyze strengths, weaknesses, and gaps/inequities in available resources. Source: School Mental Health Project, UCLA

Bullied Boy. Social Issues.  “People can search by county or city and have access to all the 70+ types of services we cover in our database, such as treatment, prevention services, language-specific services, & age-specific services.”

Addiction Group  Informational Resources NEW YORK.  Resources by New York cities.
Addiction  Look up treatment facilities by location.
Addiction Treatment Division Look up treatment facilities by location.
Addiction Resources:   Click Here.  NYSSSWA has compiled a number of resources to assist you.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol Rehab Help      Alcohol Addiction Treatment  & Therapy Options–Informational.    Note:  Referrals are channeled through Finding from the U.S. Government
American Association of Suicidology
American Federation of Teachers
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “AFSP is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.”
American Psychological Association
American School Counselor Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Arte Sana: Healing hearts through the arts.
(Bilingual resources available for Latina victim advocates)

Building Capacity in Military Connected Schools.   Source: University of Southern California

Bullying Resources:   Click Here   NYSSSWA has compiled a number of Bullying Resources and articles to assist you.  Senior Assisted Living Database
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA.
Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland.
Child Mind Institute:  is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. The organization is committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with help, hope, and answers.
Child Trends.
Coalition to Support Grieving  Students: The Coalition encourages school professionals to talk with students of all ages about death, grief and ways to offer support.  Their Website provides a wealth of resources Read more.
Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.
Committee for Children.
Committee for Education Funding.
Council of Administrators of Special Education.
Council of Chief State School Officers
Council for Exceptional Children.

Domestic Violence:  How Victims of Domestic Violence Can Afford Transitional Housing.  A number of resources and guidance for those who may be impacted by Domestic Violence particularly during COVID-19 including developing a plan to leave if needed.   Source:  By Taylor Learney. 4/2/2020. The Simple Dollar
Detox Local    Look up drug and/or alcohol detox centers nationwide by location as well as by specific drug.
Detox    Locate centers by state and location.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers in New York
Drug Rehab USA   Locate centers by category, state, location, insurance, treatment method, faith, gender, military, etc.

Finding   Official U.S. government website.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.   Can be used to find treatment options

Free Rehab Centers in New York   “ is about providing the most complete list of free, low cost, sliding scale, and low income assisted rehab list on the Internet. We scoured thousands of non profit organizations that provide alcohol, drug, and other assistance with substance abuse rehabilitation.”

Gambling Addiction   Help Guide and resources by state.  Source:  Lines
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

InPatient Rehab.  Look up rehab facilities by state.

Kinship Navigator Program–New York State.   Helping Non-Parent Caregivers around the State of New York

LGBTQ Addicion & Mental Health Support Resources.  “Substance abuse and addiction rates in the LGBTQ+ community are higher than in any other sector of society.” ” LGBTQ+ resources for addiction and mental health are readily available to help members of this community conquer substance abuse.”
LGBT National Youth Talkline  Provides a safe haven for queer-identified and gender non-conforming youth who are struggling with substance abuse and mental-health-related issues.
LGBT National Hotline:  Provides anonymous, confidential support for a number of issues related to the LgBTA+ community in a safe, affirming environment.

LGBTQ Resources:  Click Here.   NYSSSWA has compiled a number of LGBTQ Resources, articles and position statements to assist you.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network–Northeast & Caribbean    “The Northeast & Caribbean MHTTC is located at Rutgers, …Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions.  Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MHTTC will work with organizations and practitioners who provide mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective, evidence-based interventions. ”

National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel.
National Alliance on Mental Illness  The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization; seeks to use public outreach to advocate for and support people and their families who are impacted by mental illness.
National Association for the Education of Homeless.  Dedicated to educational excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Through state and federal policy and technical assistance to our members, students, and the public, we change systems so all children and youth can learn, succeed academically, and achieve their dreams.
National Association of Elementary School Principals.
National Association of Pupil Services Administrators.
National Association of School Nurses.
National Association of School Psychologists.
National Association of Secondary School Principals.
National Association of Social Workers.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors 
National Center for Homeless Education.
National Center for Learning Disabilities.
National Center for Injury Prevention & Control.
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement
National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
National Center on Student Progress Monitoring
National Coalition for the Homeless. A national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
National Council on Aging
National Domestic Violence Hotline. Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in over 170 languages. All calls are confidential and anonymous.
National Education Association.
National Institute on Drug Abuse–Columbia University
National Institute of Mental Health.
National Institute for Trauma and Loss.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and  Practices.  NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 400 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.   Search by setting, age, area of interest, etc.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. A comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence.
National Runaway Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:   Call 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Use that same number and press “1” to reach the Veterans Crisis Line. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center
Office of Safe and Healthy Students (formerly Office of Safe and Drug Free  Schools).

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Resources and information.
Parents as Teachers.
PFLAG   “The PFLAG Chapter Network–with over 400 chapters across the country–provides confidential peer support, education, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.”

Rainbows for All Children:  Rainbows for All Children is an international, nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based training and curriculum to volunteers at community-based sites such as schools, faith-based organizations, community centers, libraries, or non-profits, to lead structured, age-specific support groups. These adult-led peer groups are provided free of charge for children 3-18 years old who have experienced a traumatic loss and/or are coping with a community crisis including significant illness, deployment, deportation, incarceration, separation & divorce, etc.

Rehab Centers     Nationwide directory of rehab centers, available in each of the 50 states in the U.S.

Social Work Degrees.
Social Work Degrees On-Line  
Start Your Recovery
Stop Bullying Now.

Substance Abuse Resources:  Click Here.  NYSSSWA has compiled a number of resources to assist you.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Substance Abuse Rehab for Veterans

Suicide Prevention Resources:   Click Here.   NYSSSWA has compiled a number of resources to assist you.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
SOS, Signs of Suicide.

The Trevor Project:  Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning
short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
The Center:  A New York-based resource hub for LGBTQ+ people that focuses on health and every other aspect of the community.
Trans Lifeline:  Provide outreach with the community of connecting queer-identified people with peer to peer support – by and for trans people.

United States Department of Education.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Wrightslaw Wrightslaw provides a number of resources and articles about NCLB and is working on new pages for ESSA.