NY State Websites
Response to Intervention Resources
Research on RTI from the National Research Center on Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org/ld-insights/entry/1/130
A paper entitled, Recognition and Response from National Center for Learning Disabilities by the National Center for Learning Disabilities http://www.ncld.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1003_
See “What’s New” on the site for the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Inc. www.nasdse.org
Another great website with lots of intervention ideas is Intervention Central http://www.interventioncentral.com/
School Counseling Resources
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (NLCHP) is releasing an updated version of “Educating Homeless Children and Youth: The Guide to Their Rights.”
High School to College Transition Programs – Provides great videos on what could happen when Freshmen go to college. Would be a great tool to use in transition groups/classroom presentations in the Spring.
Spirit of Ann Frank Scholarship Award – Scholarship Awards for HS students given each year on Anne Frank’s birthday (June 12). The top senior is awarded $10,000 over four years. More information on the website.
National Inhalant Prevention Association – Information regarding inhalant abuse & prevention
The team of experts at Learn Psychology has created a new resource to help college students dealing with the physical and mental stress of higher education. The Guide to College Student Mental Health helps students and parents identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.
Nancy J. Wilde, PhD, serves as the primary expert for the guide. Dr. Wilde has years of experience as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and professor working with college students in academic and medical settings. You can view the guide and learn more about Dr. Wilde at the following location: http://www.learnpsychology.org/college-students-and-mental-health/
The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health and prevent self-harm and suicide among college and university students We are writing to remind you about Transition Year, an online resource center we launched with the American Psychiatric Foundation, that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the transition from high school to college.
Cyber Safety Resources
Compiled by New York Institute of Technology, Counselor Education Graduate Students:
Cyberbullying.org – Recommended it to anyone interested in the subject. It offers articles, workshops, books, papers, and online courses. There is specific information areas directed at students, parents, and professional educators.
Cyberbullying.ca – This site begins with a definition in the body of the home page, from the site author Bill Belsey. The site menu reads as follows: Home, Examples, What can be done, Facts and News, Talk the Talk, and related resources. This is a small site but a useful one, simple and straight forward. Cyber-safety.com – Cybersafety.Com is a website designed for parents to help them keep their children safe while they surf the web. www.wiredkids.org – This website is extremely useful for kids. There is a link named wiredkids.org which you could click on, it will then bring you to another page geared mostly towards children (kids, tweens, and teens), as well as parents, and educators.
www.stopcyberbullying.org – This is a good website because it was simple. This is the type of website which attracts children. It is colorful, there is not much wording, and it is easy to use. It is broken down into age groups; 7-10, 11-13, 14-17, as well as a link for parents, educators, and law enforcement.
Staysafeonline.org – This site is a national alliance regarding cybersafety. When you click on the link “Homeusers”, you will find links for educators, family and children, etc. The family and children link is very informative.
Netsmartz.org – This website has pages for Parents, Educators, Law Enforcement, Teens, Kids, and a Spanish version (this was the first page that offered another language). www.getnetwise.org – Get Net Wise is a wonderful resource for computer users looking to improve their knowledge of online internet safety. This online resource contains sections concerning online safety for children, stopping unwanted email and spam, protecting your computer form hackers and viruses, and keeping your personal information private.
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/- Cybersmart Kids Online provides opportunities for children and their families to learn how to be cyber smart and use the internet safely. Safekids.com – This website is a resource that is designed to reinforce the internet and technology as a safe tool for children to utilize.
Wiredsafety.org – This website is designed for use by parents/guardians, kids, teens, college students, teachers and educators, law enforcement, government officials, and anyone who is a user of the internet.
www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm – This resource is designed for use by parents specifically but may also be useful to educators. The article goes into great detail on the dangers that a child may be exposed to while using the internet, it discusses some warning signs of victimization, and tells you who to contact if you suspect a child is being victimized.
www.loveourchildrenusa.org/parent_internetsafety.php – This site is designed for parents to learn how to keep their children safe while they use the internet.
www.mcgruffspo.com/cybersafetysat.html – McGruff the crime dog does it again. It provides computer suggestions for parents, rules to post near the computer, games to play while learning about cyber safety, and internet safety kits.www.powertolearn.com. – Cablevision has created a great site. It is very resourceful about Internet smarts and offers “Interactive case studies” which includes information on Social Networking; Cyberbullying: Not Just Name-Calling; Misinformation – Truth or Spoof?; Fair Use – Beg, Borrow or Steal?; Keeping Personal Info Private; and Music Downloading. For “Filtering Software”, parents can press on the link to http://www.iambigbrother.com to learn more about this internet monitoring software. This software will allow them to see what their family is doing online by recording chats, instant messages, emails, keystrokes and web sites that were viewed.
www.isafe.org. – This website is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and claims to be “The Leader in Internet Safety Education.”
http://www.theparentsedge.com – This site was created by a teacher to give parents an edge over their children on the internet. The site founder believes that safety comes before children privacy and that we must do everything possible to keep children safe.