Parents interviewing at private school for young son

Organization Links

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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.


Alcoholics Anonymous
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


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.


Education Week.


GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.


Stop Bullying Now.


National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel.
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 Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
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 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 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 Safeline (formerly Switchboard)
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.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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.


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.