* Web-based Resources (education, school-based counseling, etc.)

posted Sep 23, 2008, 3:25 PM by Christopher Sink   [ updated Jul 2, 2014, 3:27 AM ]


Best Practice/Research-Based Prevention and Intervention Resources for School Counselors

http://www.doe.in.gov/student-services/student-assistance/best-practiceresearch-based-prevention-and-intervention



School Counselor: Evidence- And Research-based School Counseling Articles Books DVDs

Evidence- And Research-based School Counseling Articles Books DVDs

Teach-nology Lesson Plan Center
Search over 27,234 lesson plans, teaching ideas, and worksheets.



Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) for Puget Sound Area, WA

King County's Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) provides crisis services to children, youth and families in King County who are not already enrolled in the publicly funded King County Mental Health Plan (KCMHP). CCORS also provides limited services to children and youth who are currently enrolled in the KCMHP.

CCORS program: You can find a link to their brochure on the website too. For general questions about CCORS, you can call YMCA Family Services and Mental Health at 206-382-5340. Student must live in King County in order to be served by CCORS

CCORS recommended to call the Crisis Line for the county your school is located in to find out more about their crisis services.

Pierce County has a very similar program called FAST.  For general questions, you can call Catholic Community Services at 253-759-9544.

Snohomish County lost their contract for their program. They do have an Emergency Crisis Care Line (425-258-4357 or 1-800-584-3578) through their county mental health provider - Compass Health. 


http://www.tolerance.org/  
 Excellent resources for guidance on multicultural/diversity issues





Study Guides and Strategies
Useful academic resources for students

ACAeNews for School Counselors
provides information and links to web sites that are useful to school counselors, including those that can be shared with students and parents.

1.     Back to School Web Site
The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services offers educator and parent information on a number of substance abuse and mental health issues.
http://www.family.samhsa.gov

2.     Financial Aid for College-Bound Students
Financial Aid 101

3.     National College Fair Locations and Information
Listing of the 40+ annual events of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
http://www.nacacnet.org

4.     Study Skills
Free Internet help for students experiencing myriad study concerns.
http://www.how-to-study.com/studyskills.htm

5.     Counselor Guide to FAFSA and Federal Student Assistance Tools
Link to the latest counselor tools for helping students with the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance.

6.     Occupational Outlook Handbook

Internet edition of one of the most widely used career counseling tools of all time.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/a-z-index.htm

7.     Test Prep Web Site
Free online admission test prep site. Users must register.
http://www.number2.com/helpers/index.cfm

8.     DOL's Road Trip to Career Success
Information about career and education choices for students, parents, career-changers and counselors from the US Department of Labor.
http://www.careervoyages.gov/index.cfm

9.     SAMSHA Drug Prevention Resources
Resources for the student, parent, school counselor and educators from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

10.   Newsletters for the College-Bound

ACT has created a newsletter, News You Can Use, that school counselors can print and distribute to students and families.
http://www.act.org/news/use/index.html

11.   Transition to College
The National Association for College Admission Counseling's online newsletter, Steps to College is for and about students in the school-to-college transition.
http://www.nacacnet.org

12.   Anti-tobacco Information
Information and resources counselors can use in developing anti-tobacco campaigns with children 5-9 (the ages during which tobacco experimentation begins)
http://www.rightdecisionsrightnow.com

13.   Overview of Education Facts and Figures
The US Department of Education Digest of Education Statistics (2007) is "old reliable" when the counselor is called upon to reference national trends and statistics in education.
http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/

14.  The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to close the gap between science and service by improving the science and practice of implementation in relation to evidence-based programs and practices.


What Works Clearinghouse (US Dept of Education)
A project of the U.S. Department of Education, the WWC is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education. The WWC develops and implements standards for reviewing education research, assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies), and produces user-friendly practice guides for educators.

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) invites you to take it's new guided tour. Learn more about the WWC and how to use our site and search features. The tour includes a step-by-step guide on how to search topic areas and interpret intervention reports, plus a detailed look at quick reviews and practice guides. The WWC is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.

 Harvard University Education

    Teaching and Learning,
Social and emotional learning, etc.


http://casel.org/CASEL is a collaborative that works to advance the science and evidence-based practice of social and emotional learning (SEL). We write books, articles, and briefs that synthesize scientific advances in SEL and explain their implications for practice. Our priorities focus on the benefits of preschool through high school SEL programming; how SEL coordinates with other educational movements; research and training in implementation; assessment; school and district leadership development; educational policies; and communications. 

 
Reliable Resource on welfare of children and youth: Casey Foundation Releases Kids Count Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual Kids Count report. The data included within the report cover a range of topics related to the well-being of children in our society, such as indicators related to health and wellness, educational attainment, and socioeconomic status. State-by-state profiles are also included.

http://www.kidscount.org/datacenter/databook.jsp

http://www.aecf.org/MajorInitiatives/KIDSCOUNT.aspx