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The American Association of Suicidology provides information on understanding and preventing suicide.

The American Association for Suicide Prevention provides research, education, and statistics regarding suicide.

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice supports and promotes a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance.

The Center for Mental Health in Schools provides resources, technical assistance, and continuing education on topics related to mental health in schools, with a focus on barriers to learning and promotion of healthy development.

The Center for School Mental Health Assistance supports schools and communities in the development of programs and provides leadership and technical assistance to advance effective interdisciplinary school-based mental health programs.

The Children's Safety Network is a resource center on child and adolescent injury and violence prevention.

Connect for Kids includes resources for teachers and parents on a wide variety of topics, including advice from mental health professionals.

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) helps educators create safe, caring, respectful, and productive learning environments. ESR also helps educators work with young people to develop the social skills, emotional competencies, and qualities of character they need to succeed in school and become contributing members of their communities.

Families for Depression Awareness is a Massachusetts-based organization that helps families recognize and cope with depressive disorders to get people well and prevent suicides.

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is an international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma. This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Keep Schools Safe provides information on violence and unintentional injury prevention in schools.

The Massachusetts General Law on child abuse and neglect reporting, Chapter 119 Section 51A.

The Melissa Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and prevention of violence through education, community service, research support and consultation. Our mission is to prevent violence and promote safer communities through education and application of research-based knowledge.

The National Association of School Psychologists represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides technical assistance and training to 147 school districts and communities that receive grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States.

The National Mental Health Information Center provides links to the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and other mental health resources.

The National Resource Center for Safe Schools is a clearinghouse for information and materials related to school safety.

Operation Military Kids is the U.S. Army's collaborative effort with America's communities to support the children and youth impacted by deployment.

The Rosie D. website seeks to provide a forum to enable all stakeholders in the Massachusetts children's mental health system - children, parents and families, mental health professionals, child welfare and juvenile justice staff, human service providers, attorneys, advocates, academics, researchers, governmental officials and state agencies - to exchange information, ideas, and resources about the restructuring of the system.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students is a unique Federal grant-making program designed to prevent violence and substance abuse among our Nation's youth, schools, and communities.

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) is a student driven organization. Students learn about alternatives to violence and practice what they learn through school and community service projects. As they participate in SAVE activities, students learn crime prevention and conflict management skills and the virtues of good citizenship, civility, and nonviolence.

Students Against Destructive Decisions is a peer leadership organization to promote health and safety.

Students Pledge Against Gun Violence is a national program that honors the role that young people, through their own decisions, can play in reducing gun violence.

Suicide Awareness: Voices of Education provides public education on suicide prevention.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center provides technical assistance, training, and information designed to strengthen suicide prevention, network, and advance the national strategy for suicide prevention.

The mission of is to help school personnel develop a supportive, safe, and inviting learning environment where students can thrive and be successful. It provides evidence-based information and techniques to assist school communities in the prevention of school violence.

The Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) works to ensure that children affected by family violence succeed in school. To reach this goal, TLPI advocates for laws and policies that create safe and supportive school environments sensitive to the needs of traumatized children.

The US Department of Education - Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools includes publications on effective violence and substance abuse prevention programs.

The US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides information and resources (conferences, funding opportunities, publications) about juvenile justice, delinquency, and combating youth crime.

A list is available of Violence Prevention and Intervention Service programs offered through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health .

Last Updated: July 11, 2011
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