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As a service to our audience, we post links to sites we find to be valuable resources. If you would like to suggest a link to be posted on this page, please send us an email.

  • Arizona Community Foundation
    The Arizona Community Foundation is a partnership of donors, non-profit organizations, and the community working together to find solutions to pressing community needs.

  • Center for Mental Health Service - Knowledge Exchange Network
    The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media. KEN staff are skilled at listening and responding to questions from the public and professionals.

  • A Family Guide To Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Family Guide seeks to communicate to parents and other caring adults about how they can help promote their child's mental health and reduce his or her risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

  • GirlPower! Adults Who Care
    Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain positive values among girls ages 9-14 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls.

  • GradeWorks
    The purpose of is to help bridge the communication gap between parents, teachers and students by encouraging more parental involvement in their child’s education.

  • HealthFinder
    Healthfinder® is a gateway to reliable consumer health and human services information developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Healthfinder® can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

  • LD OnLine
    LD OnLine is a service of The Learning Disabilities Project at WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities. School partners include The Lab School of Washington and Arlington (VA) Public Schools.

  • Learning Disabilities Association
    LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. LDA has 50 state affiliates and more than 600 local chapters in 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members and concerned professionals, advocates for the over two million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

  • MiddleWeb: Exploring Middle School Reform
    This is a very well designed web site devoted to issues and resources (for both educators and parents) surrounding education in the middle grades. There are parent-focused stories and the latest news from cities using innovative techniques to ensure middle school students succeed in high school and life.

  • National Association for Primary Education
    NAPE believes that primary education is a partnership of all those involved with the school community. Parents must have full and up to date information about all aspects of their child's schooling and the opportunity to be actively involved.

  • National Association of Partners in Education NAPE helps facilitate collaboration between parent organizations, businesses, universities, media, health care agencies, students, labor organizations, civic groups, foundations, and government to improve the academic and personal growth of America's children.

  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) The world's largest resource for current information and materials concerning alcohol and substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. The NCADI Information Services Department responds to alcohol and substance abuse information requests via telephone, e-mail, voice mail, postal mail, TDD, and fax.

  • National Parent Information Network
    NPIN provides access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. They believe that well-informed families are likely to make good decisions about raising and educating their children.

  • National School Safety Center
    The National School Safety Center was created by presidential directive in 1984 to meet the growing need for additional training and preparation in the area of school crime and violence prevention.

  • Study Web
    StudyWeb provides fast and easy access to a wide variety of research-quality information via the Internet. Links to educational institutions, non-profit organizations, an other education-related sites are provided.

  • Virginia Department of Education
    This statewide education agency recently awarded ParentSmart a Site of the Month designation. The Department offers a link for questions most frequently asked by parents.