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Counseling and Student Services Resources: Other Resources

Professional Resources for counseling and student services in grades Pre-K-12.

Resources

A Thin Line
An initiative of MTV, A Thin Line campaign was developed to help teens to understand that with digital media there is a "thin line" between a harmless joke and something that can impact many lives. The website deals with sexting, constant messaging, spying, digital disrespect and cruelty by defining the terms, identifying possible repercussions and suggesting strategies for dealing with the problem.
Grades: 6 - 12
Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention
The Anti-Defamation League offers reproducible resources for educators, parents and students to combat bullying and cyberbullying. It also provides training and workshops for students, educators and parents.
Grades: K - 12
Cyberbullying Research Center
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse for parents, educators, and others who work with teens. Directed by Dr. Sameer Hinduja and Dr. Justin Patchin who have been studying cyberbullying for over 10 years. It includes information about research, laws, and personal stories. Includes downloadable handouts and activity sheets that can be used with teens.
Grades: 7 - 12
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
Part of the "Keeping Kids Safe" portion of the NJ Department of Education's website. This section focuses specifically on the Anti-Bullying Civil Rights Act and resources that schools can use to support its implementation. Includes links to government agencies, professional organizations, government reports, regulations and other resources.
Grades: K - 12
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
Caroline Knorr of Common Sense Media gives advice for talking to children about incidents of violence, racism and other difficult topics. The suggestions are focused on three age groups, children ages 2 to 6, 7 to 12. and teens.
Grades: PreK - 12
Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy & In School: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Abuse
The NJ Department of Education curated this collection of resources regarding the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse. Resources include laws, state and federal agencies, as well as other organizations devoted to this issue.
Grades: K - 12
Keeping our Kids Safe, Healthy and in School
Part of the N.J. Department of Education webpage, this section focuses on Student Health, Student Behavior, Afterschool Programs, Social Services, Safe and Positive Learning Environment and Other Educational Services. Includes data, policies and guidelines, information about state programs, and many additional resources.
Grades: PreK - 12
Ken Rigby
Education professor, Ken Rigby has researched the topic of bullying since 1990. This website defines bullying, and discusses what schools and parents can do to reduce and deal with bullying. He provides extensive information about various intervention strategies.
Grades: K - 12
National Association of School Psychologists: Resources
NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) provides suggestions to help students cope with a variety of issues from social justice to terrorism. A number of Safety and Crisis resources are available in Spanish and other languages.
Grades: K - 12
NJ Bullying.org
Developed by the NJ Coalition for Bullying Awareness this website includes links to related websites, a guide to selecting an anti-bullying program, how to get help to deal with bullying and other resources.
Grades: K - 12
Parenting Resources from The Fred Rogers Company
The Parenting Resources page suggests how parents, teachers and counselors can handle new and challenging situations with young children. Topics such as meeting someone with disabilities, dealing with death and tragic events in the news, provide helpful hints and many include video clips from the Mister Rogers program.
Grades: PreK - 2
Preventing suicide: A global imperative
The World Health Organization (WHO), a branch of the United Nations, published this report about how nations can prevent suicide. The report is available in five languages. Additional links provide key messages and myths about suicide.
Grades: 6 - 12
Preventing Suicide: A Resource for Teachers and other School Staff
Published by the World Health Organization (WHO) this publication gives general information about the problem, risk factors and protective factors, how to identify a student at risk, and strategies for prevention.
Grades: 6 - 12
School Psychology: Resources for Parents, Teachers and Psychologists
This site provides information about psychological conditions, disorders, and handicaps, which are often encountered in schoolchildren. With separate sections for parents, teachers and psychologists resources include links, guides, and recommended strategies.
Grades: K - 12
StopBullying.gov
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this website provides information about bullying, cyberbullying, bullying victims, and ways to prevent and respond to bullying. It includes separate sections for Parents, Educators, Community, Teens and Kids, as well as video clips, state policies and laws, additional resources, and how to get help. A Spanish version of the website is available.
Grades: K - 12