Resources on Topics Related to SDFSC

Alcohol – This link gives access to a portal to Federal resources on underage drinking.

Bullying – Provides information to school districts, parents, and students to help prevent, identify, and respond to bullying behavior. – This site includes a list of peer-reviewed articles related to bullying. – This site offers practical advice to students and parents about ways to respond to bullying at school.

Cybersafety – The Texas Attorney General’s Office offers information about cyberbullying, dating violence, and other safety issues.

How We Treat One Another in School – A survey of middle school students' experiences with bullying shows that kids want the adults in school to pay attention and keep them safe

Crime Information – Texas crime statistics are available here annually through 2012.

Disciplinary Information – At the top of the screen click on “A-Z Index”, then on the letter D, then on “Discipline, Law & Order.” Note items of particular interest in the left-hand menu: “Guide to Chapter 37” and “Discipline Data.” – Here you can find The State of Texas Children 2012 Annual Data Book.

Drug Abuse – Information for parents and educators is available on this National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign's parent web site. – Substance abuse trends in Texas are published every six months [January and June]. The Addiction Research Institute of the Center for Social Work Research at The University of Texas provides this excellent resource on Texas drug trends.

Drug Use Statistics – This Center for Disease Control site compiles national drug use statistics. 

Health & Safety in Schools

Health Education at TEA – This site includes resources on the link between healthy students and academics. – Available at this site is information regarding the Whole Child Approach to Education by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Prevention – The study highlighted here shows substance abuse programs return $10 for every dollar invested in prevention. – This site from the Texas Department of State Health Services provides an interactive map that allows you to click on a county to see the information on a contact’s name, address, email, and phone number at a Prevention Resource Center in your area. – This web page includes a variety of resources identified by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) web site. – This site provides access to publications from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Their publication provide excellent scientifically based information on a multitude of topics related to the prevention of drug abuse.

Teaching Materials – The Drug and Violence Education (DAVE) tool developed and maintained by Education Service Center 4 provides free resources to be used in the classroom. – Classroom materials for teachers are provided free of charge from this Federal Resources for Educational Excellence web site. Topics include Substance Abuse and Health/PE.

Tobacco – This site provides information on tobacco prevention and control. – This site allows access to the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Reports from the Center for Disease Control.

Trauma – This Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration web page addresses the impact of trauma on individuals, families, and communities as a behavioral health concern that requires a healing and recovery process.

Violence – This site contains the most recent (2007) report of the Task Force on Community Prevention Services on “The Effectiveness of Universal School-Based Programs for the Prevention of Violent and Aggressive Behaviors.” – This site allows access to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention. – This site hosts useful resources on such topics as gangs, school safety, and underage drinking. – Among its publications is the National Center for Educator Statistics provides Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007. While supplies last, a single copy or CD-ROM may be obtained at no cost from ED Pubs. – This Center for Disease Control and Prevention site gives excellent information on youth violence prevention.