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Please scroll through this page to find resources listed in alphabetical order by category:

Mental Health

Respect for All

Substance Abuse


Mental Health

American Association of Suicidology  www.suicidology.org   Scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America www.adaa.org

The Center for Effective Discipline http://www.gundersenhealth.org/ncptc/center-for-effective-discipline  Resource for parents with questions regarding child discipline.

Center for the Improvement of Child Caring  www.ciccparenting.org  All children have the right to the opportunity to achieve their full potential and the right to be free of abuse, neglect and exploitation. All parents have a right to and are deserving of the best possible education, training and support so they can maximize their efforts in effectively and humanely raising healthy, responsible and productive young people.

Center for Mental Health in Schools  http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/  Resources provided by the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA.

Child Center of NY  http://childcenterny.org/index.php  Center’s mission is to help at-risk children and youth succeed in life. The Center guides children from birth to adulthood with evidence-based, innovative programs that engage them with school and help them become secure, capable and confident.

Child Study Center  https://nyulangone.org/locations/child-study-center  The Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health. The workshops are led by their expert clinicians who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents.​​​​​​​

Coalition for Asian American Children & Families  http://www.cacf.org/   Promotes the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children and families in New York City.

Coalition for Positive Sexuality  www.positive.org  Giving teens information and affirming their decisions about sex, sexuality, and reproductive control.

Cornell Parents  http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/notice/roles/parents.cfm  Assisting and helping parents and guardians in encouraging, engaging, and communicating with their children without criticizing, dictating, being judgmental and becoming an effective ally as in "walking with" and not directing.

Covenant House http://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-youth-programs/nineline

Crisis Call Center  http://www.crisiscallcenter.org/

Crisis Text line  http://www.crisistextline.org/  Specialists practice active listening to help texters in crisis move from a hot moment to a cool calm – all through a medium they know and trust: text.   Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis.

Do something  https://www.dosomething.org/about/hotline-list#depression   One of the largest orgs for young people and social change, 3.4 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment to literally everything else.

Family Acceptance Project  http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/  Building healthy futures for LGBT youth.

Foundation for Healthy Generations  http://www.healthygen.org/?ref=chef  Promoting health education especially for people most affected by health inequities. 

Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE)  http://hitesite.org/  An online directory offering information on more than 5,000 health and social services available to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured individuals in the Greater New York area. Free and open to the public.

Institute for Family Health  http://www.institute.org/health-care/locations/manhattan  Health information technology, eliminating health disparities, and primary care/behavioral health integration.

Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services  http://www.jbfcs.org/programs-services/#.VM_ezNLF-ik  Promotes resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual’s life including mental and physical health, family, housing, employment and education. Across the five boroughs and in Westchester, JBFCS serves more than 35,000 New Yorkers from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds each year.

Kids' Turn   kidsturn.org   Healing children and parents/guardians from family separation and divorce. 

Kings County Hospital Behavioral Health Center  http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/kchc/html/services/behavioral.shtml  The Behavioral Health Center provides a complete range of mental and addictive disease services.  The Center’s aim is to give you and your family the necessary resources to cope with life’s trial. Treatment is provided at various levels, from acute inpatient care to subsequent outpatient follow-up and rehabilitation.

Mount Sinai Hospital Adolescent Clinic  http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/adolescent-health-center  The  New York City-based program delivers comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22.

National Alliance for Grieving Children  http://childrengrieve.org  Resources and support for children and adolescents who experience loss of a loved one.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy  www.thenationalcampaign.org

National Institute of Mental Health (Research-based information and resources from National Institute of Mental Health) www.nimh.nih.gov

New York Weill Cornell Children's Hospital  http://www.childrensnyp.org/mschony/psychiatry-child-adolescent.html   The hospital’s mission is to provide high-quality comprehensive mental health services for your child and your family.

North Central Bronx Hospital Behavioral Health Service  http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/ncbh/html/services/behavioral.shtml
The Behavioral Health Service offers a comprehensive continuum of consultative, inpatient, ambulatory and emergency services for people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

NYC Well Helping New Yorkers in Crisis  https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/  NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365

Parents Without Partners www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports/ Functional Behavioral Analysis  http://www.pbis.org/ Using positive methods of education to achieve academic and behavioral goals for K-12 students .

Prevent Child Abuse America  www.preventchildabuse.org  Works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide.

Search Institute   http://www.search-institute.org/  Provides youth with information regarding their own personal assets and how they can be utilized to help them succeed.

Sex, Etc.  www.sexetc.org  Sex education by teens for teens

School Mental Health.org www.schoolmentalhealth.org   This site offers school mental health resources not only for clinicians, but also for educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students.

Teen Mental Health  http://teenmentalhealth.org/

Trevor Helpline  http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program  http://yellowribbon.org/  Yellow Ribbon is a grass-roots, community based, volunteer organization developed to serve youth and the communities that surround them, and to address youth/teen suicide through public awareness, education and training to help communities build new and/or strengthen existing programs.

Respect for All

A Call to Men  www.acalltomen.org  Committed to ending violence against women.

All Out  http://www.allout.org/  Bringing people of every identity together--LBGT and straight.

Americans With Disabilities Act National Network  http://adata.org/

A Thin Line: Identify, respond to and stop digital abuse: www.athinline.org

Autism Speaks  http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Caring across Generations  http://caringacrossgenerations.org/  Creating a nation that takes care of one another across generations.

The Center for Media Justice   www.centerformediajustice.org  Defending the rights to fair media access and accurate representation.

Common Sense Media  www.commonsensemedia.org  Family media and technology information.

Connect Safely  www.connectsafely.org/  Smart socializing starts here (social media safety tips for youth).

Gender, Race, and Inclusive Education Project  www.wcwonline.org   Peggy McIntosh/Wellesley Centers for Women.

The Giraffe Heroes Project  www.giraffe.org  Encouraging today's heroes and training tomorrow's heroes--Moving people to stick their necks out for the common good and giving them tools to succeed. 

Happy Planet Index   www.happyplanetindex.org

Hetrick-Martin Institute  www.hmi.org  Empowerment, education, & Advocacy for LBGTQ Youth.

Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum  http://kidsbridgemuseum.org/  The USA's only anti-bullying, diversity-affirming museum for children and youth.

Love is respect  http://www.loveisrespect.org/

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)  http://www.nclrights.org/  Achieving LGBTQ Equality Through Litigation, Legislation, Policy, and Public Education.

National Domestic Violence   http://www.thehotline.org/

National Safe Schools Roundtable  www.safeschoolsroundtable.org  LBGT safe schools programs.

National School Climate Center  www.schoolclimate.org/  Promoting a positive and sustained school climate: a safe, supportive environment that nurtures social and emotional, ethical, and academic skills.

Soundout  www.soundout.org  Students' voice in schools.

The Sparkle Effect  www.thesparkleeffect.org   Student-run program encourages teens nationwide to include students with disabilities in school-based cheerleading and dance programs. The result: students with disabilities experience true acceptance and gain confidence as high-school students inspire entire communities to embrace inclusion.

Stop Bullying  http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/

STOP cyberbullying   http://stopcyberbullying.org/  Provides information for everything related to cyberbullying: what it is, how to prevent it, as well as associated laws.

Welcoming School  http://www.welcomingschools.org/

Substance Abuse

Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai  http://www.wehealny.org/services/bi_stuysq/  The Chemical Dependency Services at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai – Beth Israel is a leader in providing optimal, cost-effective services to help the chemically dependent person regain stability.

The Addiction Institute of NY http://www.roosevelthospitalnyc.org/psychiatry/addiction/  The Addiction Institute of New York provides a wide range of addiction treatment programs and services.

Al-anon family Intergroup of Greater New York, Inc. http://www.nycalanon.org/  For the families and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US  Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

AlcoholTreatment.net  https://www.alcoholtreatment.net/​​​​​​​  AlcoholTreatment.net is an organization dedicated to helping individuals seek recovery from alcohol addiction. Speak to one of their treatment specialists to learn more about alcohol rehab centers, treatment options, insurance, and more.

The Center for Living (CFL)  http://www.centerforliving.org/about-us/ A private, non-profit, outpatient treatment center committed to serving adolescents, young adults and families challenged by substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Columbia University Medical Center  http://columbiapsychiatry.org/patientsfamilies/ 
Columbia Psychiatry provides many different treatment options, some at no charge.

The Fourth R  www.youthrelationships.org/about_fourth_r.html  Evidence-based curriculum to end dating violence, build healthy relationships, and reduce risky behaviors including unsafe sex and substance.

Freedom Institute  http://www.freedominstitute.org/  A substance abuse treatment center in New York City, provides innovative comprehensive recovery programs for individuals and families suffering from the effects of chemical addiction. Our outpatient programs cover all phases of the recovery process

Gracie Square Hospital  http://www.nygsh.org/ Provides psychiatric care to individuals in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area. Through a broad spectrum of inpatient programs, Gracie Square provides patients with the continuity of care necessary for successful treatment and a healthy recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous  http://www.na.org/  Offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) http://www.oasas.ny.gov/index.cfm

Partnership at Drugfree.org   www.drugfree.org

Payne Whitney Manhattan  https://psychiatry.weill.cornell.edu/payne-whitney-clinic-outpatient-services-newyork-presbyterianweill-cornell-medical-center History of serving the needs of patients with psychiatric illness. Using the latest advances in therapy and medication, patients receive expert evaluation and treatment across all levels of care including inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization.

Phoenix House   http://www.phoenixhouse.org/  Phoenix House provides individualized, holistic drug  and alcohol addiction treatment, with a legacy spanning nearly 50 years.

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) www.sadd.org  offers resources and information for the fight against destructive decisions faced by today's youth.

Substance Treatment & Research Service of Columbia University STARS   http://stars.columbia.edu/  Provides free and confidential treatment of substance abuse in the context of a research treatment clinical trial.

Tobacco Free Kids www.tobaccofreekids.org




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