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National Runaway Safeline

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6 to 12
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National Runaway Safeline's tagline is "Keeping America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets." Find important information for students, parents, counselors,...more
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National Runaway Safeline's tagline is "Keeping America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets." Find important information for students, parents, counselors, and anyone else who works with young people who have run away (or may be thinking about doing so) and their families. In addition to location and confidential contact services, the site offers a wealth of resources for both families and young people. This is a quiet problem whose dimensions are far larger than many realize. The site includes resources for homelessness, as well.

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In the Classroom

Check out the "Let's Talk" free runaway prevention curriculum for lessons you can use for specific situations or concerns.

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Teens: Drug Use and the Brain - NIDA

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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on ...more
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The National Institute for Drug Abuse offers this page about drugs and drug abuse for teens. There's a lot of factual information, some quizzes, and a wealth of statistics on the decline in drug use among teens. The coverage also includes ecstasy and the "date rape" drugs. Counselors and nurses may find this one particularly useful.

tag(s): drugs and alcohol (25), red ribbon week (8)

In the Classroom

Use this site during your drug unit or Red Ribbon Week as background information for students or student groups to make anti-drug infographics using Visme, reviewed here.

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Traffic Safety for Kids - State of New York

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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations. ...more
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New York State offers this set of pages about traffic safety for children. While the design isn't particularly child-friendly, there is good content and plenty of illustrations.

tag(s): safety (90)

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Teachers may be able to use this one effectively if they provide some guidance in working with the material.

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Fire Safety for Parents - FEMA

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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use...more
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This site offers a complete on-screen primer on fire safety for parents of young children. We suspect it was designed for group instruction, though it works fine for individual use as well. This one's worth adding to your Favorites for safety topics.

tag(s): fire (27), fire safety (14), safety (90)

In the Classroom

Share this link with parents on your class web site or in your newsletter during National Fire Prevention Week.
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Parents' Choice Foundation

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This non-profit organization recommends books and educational toys and games for young people. ...more
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This non-profit organization recommends books and educational toys and games for young people.

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Teachers may want to suggest this one to interested parents.

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Nutrition for Parents - USDA

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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy...more
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This US Department of Agriculture site provides valuable information for parents interested in teaching their children healthy eating habits. The site has a seasonal guide for healthy eating, ten tips for planning healthy school lunches, activities that parents and children can do together, and a list of health conscious reading resources sorted by age-group.

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Household products database - National Institutes of Health

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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household...more
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Developed with funding from the National Center for Environmental Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site may be helpful to parents looking to keep household products out of the reach of youngsters. You can search the database by product category, or by active chemical ingredients. Detailed information about each of the included products gives proper handling instructions, safety precautions, and information for the safe and appropriate disposal of these products.

tag(s): safety (90)

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Understanding University Success

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8 to 12
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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder...more
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While there's a wealth of "common knowledge" about what it takes to succeed in higher education, specific discussions of the factors and preparation that let students succeed is harder to find. Developed by a consortium of leading universities, this online PDF reference is the sort of reading that counselors, parents, and students should have available when they begin to plan their high school careers.

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Guidance counselors will find this one especially useful.
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Great Expectations - PTA

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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This...more
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Adult's expectations can be overwhelming for children. Learn about the two types of expectations parents have for their children and how too much expectation can be crushing. This site guides parents to listen and be realistic about what they want from children.

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Suicide Concerns

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Know the warning signs and don't ignore them, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens and young 'twenty-somethings'. Visit this site to get the clues, ...more
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Know the warning signs and don't ignore them, suicide is the third leading cause of death in teens and young 'twenty-somethings'. Visit this site to get the clues, information to help someone who is at risk, and the Girls and Boys Town Hotline Number for suicide prevention.

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Inhalants

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6 to 12
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Inhalants are easy to get and potentially fatal. Every parent needs be sure they understand the dangers and the symptoms of inhalant abuse. This site lists what ...more
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Inhalants are easy to get and potentially fatal. Every parent needs be sure they understand the dangers and the symptoms of inhalant abuse. This site lists what to watch for and offers a crisis intervention phone number for parents and teens.

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Dealing With Your Teen's Friends

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Your teen's friends need to be aware of your expectations when they visit your home. Here are some helpful suggestions for parents to use before an embarrassing situation arises. ...more
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Your teen's friends need to be aware of your expectations when they visit your home. Here are some helpful suggestions for parents to use before an embarrassing situation arises.

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Apologizing

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4 to 12
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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a ...more
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Sometimes simple rules can guide us through life's more difficult tasks and learning to apologize is one of them. This site lists some steps to use when offering a sincere apology, an important skill for parents as well as children.

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Setting Boundaries

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Understanding healthy boundaries can protect your teen from situations they cannot handle. This site offers some information and warning signs parents can look for to determine if...more
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Understanding healthy boundaries can protect your teen from situations they cannot handle. This site offers some information and warning signs parents can look for to determine if a teen's boundaries are too open.

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Positive Consequences Mean Keep Up The Good Work!

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1 to 6
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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children....more
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When used correctly, a positive consequence will increase the frequency of positive behavior. Here are some suggestions for positive consequences that parents can try with their children.

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Changing Your Child's Negative Point of View!

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1 to 6
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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an ...more
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This site introduces parents to the skill of 'reframing' and explains ways parents can use it to help children understand the more positive side of things. This is an invaluable little tidbit of information.

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Pressure-proofing Your Kids

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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can...more
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This site presents information about how peer pressure can be exerted and tells parents what signs mean your child is most vulnerable. Included are simple suggestions parents can use to counteract the negative effects of peer pressure, we wish this valuable information was more in depth.

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Peer Pressure: Positive and Negative

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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's ...more
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Your child's friends can have a good as well as a bad influence on you child. This site takes a look at the ways friends can be positive; it's a new way to think of peer pressure.

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Chart It

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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your...more
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This site explains the use of charts and contracts to change children's behavior. With charts and contracts, privileges are contingent on specific behaviors you want to see from your kids.

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Telling the Truth: It's a Skill

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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow. ...more
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This site will help parents teach children the proper way to tell the truth. It offers brief 'easy to remember' tips for children to follow.

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