Resources on Topics Related to SDFSC

Alcohol

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

Bullying

http://www.esc14.net/preview.aspx?name=bullying – Provides information to school districts, parents, and students to help prevent, identify, and respond to bullying behavior.

http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing – This site includes a list of peer-reviewed articles related to bullying.

stopbullying.gov – 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

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/pages/crimestatistics.htm – Texas crime statistics are available here annually through 2012.

Disciplinary Information

http://www.tea.state.tx.us – 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.”

http://www.cppp.org/sotc/ – Here you can find The State of Texas Children 2012 Annual Data Book.

Drug Abuse

Drugfree.org – Information for parents and educators is available on this National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign's parent web site.

http://www.utattc.net – 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

http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/health_and_academics/index.htm – This site includes resources on the link between healthy students and academics.

http://www.wholechildeducation.org/about/ – Available at this site is information regarding the Whole Child Approach to Education by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Prevention

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/marketing-and-media/1-spent-on-prevention-saves – The study highlighted here shows substance abuse programs return $10 for every dollar invested in prevention.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/sa/prc/ – 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.

http://www.samhsa.gov/topics.aspx – 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.

drugabuse.gov – 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

http://dave.esc4.net – The Drug and Violence Education (DAVE) tool developed and maintained by Education Service Center 4 provides free resources to be used in the classroom.

http://www.free.ed.gov – 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

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tobacco – This site provides information on tobacco prevention and control.

http://www.cdc.gov – This site allows access to the weekly Morbidity and Mortality Reports from the Center for Disease Control.

Traumatic Events

http://samhsa.gov/Disaster/traumaticevents.aspx – This Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration web site offers tips for dealing with the Gulf oil spill. Click on your language of choice from a choice of six languages for “Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster—A Guide for Parents and Educators,” or “Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster—Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents.”

Violence

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5607a1.htm?s_cid=rr5607a1_e – 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.”

http://www.promoteprevent.org – This site allows access to the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention.

http://www.cops.usdoj.gov – This site hosts useful resources on such topics as gangs, school safety, and underage drinking.

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch – 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.

http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/index.html – This Center for Disease Control and Prevention site gives excellent information on youth violence prevention.

 


For additional information, contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 463-9414
nclb@tea.texas.gov