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Information and resources for parents.

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This section of the Counseling Community contains information and resources on a variety of assessments of use to counselors including a special section on mental health.



Articles

When Tragedy Strikes: What Schools Should Do
Tragedies happen. Children and parents die. Teens commit suicide. And teachers must face their students after the unthinkable happens. Today, Education World talks to educators and psychologists who have helped students and teachers deal with death, suicide, and murder. Included: Tips for teachers and administrators for handling the death of a student.

Cancervive: Kids With Cancer *Can Survive* in the Classroom!
Years ago, cancer survivor Susan Nessim found that getting back into college life after a struggle with cancer was nearly as difficult as the early stages of the disease itself. With that in mind, she created Cancervive, an organization for survivors and their families. The group provides curriculum materials that teach about surviving cancer and re-entering the larger society. Included: Information about ordering videos for classroom use and a teacher's guide.

Research Shows Brains of Dyslexics Change as Reading Improves
Is dyslexia brain-based or behavioral? Researchers at the University of Washington are closing in on the answer. Education World news editor Diane Weaver Dunne writes about new dyslexia research. As dyslexic children improve their reading through an effective phonics program, their brain functioning also changes.

How Can Teachers Help Shy Students?
Shyness expert Lynne Kelly recently talked to Education World about how classroom teachers can better understand and help shy students. Included: Eight tips for helping students overcome shyness.

Science or Soccer? -- How Important Are Extracurricular Activities?
Some research suggests that extracurricular activities can benefit all students. John H. Holloway, a consultant with the Educational Testing Service, explains those benefits for Education World. Included: An extensive list of online resources for exploring the value of extracurricular activities.



Reviews

Internet Mental Health
This reference provides information on common mental disorders, treatment, medications, and more.

AllKidsGrieve.org
AllKidsGreive.org is a resource for teachers, parents, counselors, and other caring adults. It offers curriculum, strategies, publications, and organizations to help adults help kids adapt and grow through loss. (Grades: K-12)

Mental Health Net
Mental Health Net claims to be the "oldest and largest online mental health directory guide and community." Users can pose questions, read articles, and view resources on mental health issues.

Teen Central.Net
This is an excellent site for teens by teens. It was developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology and offers a safe, anonymous space for teens to work out their problems.

School Psychology Resources Online
This site offers resources galore for educators, parents, and school psychologists.

I Want My NTV!
A large body of research links television violence to aggressive behavior in children. I Want My NTV! does a great job of making this controversial and often confusing issue easier for young people to understand.

School Pyschologist
This Web site is written by and about school psychologists. Users can pose questions, read articles, and view resources on current educational issues.

Kids Help Phone Line
Information on current topics specific to adolescents and teens.

Adolescence Directory On Line
This site is a needed resources with quality material in quantity



Database
Parent Resources : Children's Health: Science : Medical Science: Social Sciences : Psychology:

Related
Links

Depression & Suicide
This "Library" at the ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services has a variety of great resources.

QuicDoc
Clinical Documentation and Outcome Assessment Software for the Mental Health Professions from DocuTrac Inc.

Psychological Self-Help
A great online book from Mental Health.net

Disorders and Treatments
A comprehensive listing of resources from Mental Health Net.



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