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Health & Safety

The following websites offer a variety of safety information and resources for students, parents and teachers regarding home and school safety, bullying, cyberbullying, healthy lifestyles and more.

Autism Support

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Autism Resource Center -

Big Rentz
Sensory-Friendly Home Modifications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder -

Just Great Lawyers
Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum -

Purdue University Global
Resilience in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder -

Simmons University
Planning Trips for Children With Autism -

Sleep Junkie
Helping Children With Autism Sleep Soundly at Night -

Speech Pathology Master's Programs
Tips for Speech Therapy at Home for Children with Autism -

Your Storage Finder
Moving With Autism -

The Zebra
Traveling with Autism -

Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention
Positivity Page -

Empowering Parents
Bullying FAQs -
How to Combat Childhood Bullying for Wearing Glasses -

NASP Resources 
Bullying: Facts for Schools and Parents - 
CyberSmart! Cyberbullying Awareness Curriculum -

National Bullying Prevention Center
Bullying Prevention -

PA Department of Education Office for Safe School
PA Bullying Prevention Consultation Line - (866) 716-0424

STOMP OUT Bullying
Anti-bullying and cyberbullying -

Stop Bullying
Bullying Resources -

Stop Bullying Now! 
Stop Bullying Now! -

STOP Cyberbullying 
STOP Cyberbullying -


Child Safety  

National Child Abuse Hotline - or (800) 442-4453

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
ChildLine -  or (800) 932-0313

Pennsylvania State Police 
Megan's Law Website - or (866) 771-3170

Community Service  

United We Serve 
United We Serve -

National Crime Prevention Council 
National Crime Prevention Council - 
McGruff's Safety Tips -

Disaster Preparedness  

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 
FEMA for Kids -

United States Department of Homeland Security 
Ready Kids - 

American Red Cross 
"Tools for Teachers & Parents" -

Drug & Alcohol Awareness  

Addiction Center
Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention -

Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcohol Abuse Resources -

Alcohol Help
Identifying Alcoholism Warning Signs -

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Underage Drinking -
Warning Signs of Alcoholism -

Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Find Treatment - (800) 662-4357 or

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find Treatment -

Rehab Spot
Teenage Drug Addiction -

United States Drug Enforcement Agency 
Think Twice -

Environmental Education

United States Environmental Protection Agency 
Environmental Kids Club -

Financial Planning

Fire Safety  

Delmar Designs
A Kids Guide to Fire Safety at Home -

National Fire Protection Association 
NFPA Quick Links -

Smokey The Bear Online 
Smokey Kids -

Food Safety

Gateway to Government Food Safety 
Food Safety -

Grief and Loss
Academic Guru
How to Focus on School Work After the Death of a Loved One -
The Caring Place
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Grief Resources -

New York Life Foundation

Healthy Living  

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) 
BAM! (Body And Mind) -

Federal Citizen Information Center -

Traveling Abroad with a Disability -

Home Safety 
Home Safety for Kids -

RS Components Ltd.
Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users -
Home Security, Crime Prevention & Safety Center for Kids -

Internet Safety/Resource  

Broadband Search
Affordable Internet Providers -

Center for Schools and Communities 
Protecting Kids Online -

Compare the Market
Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use -

Consumer Affairs
Best Anti-virus Software Companies -
Internet Safety for Kids -
Screen Time Guide for Parents -

Internet Safety for Teens -

LGBTQ Resources

LGBTQ cyberbullying: A guide for parents and educators -
It Gets Better Project
Youth Support Services -

National Coalition for LGBT Health
Advocacy, Education & Resources -

Stop Bullying Now! 
Stop Bullying Now! -
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ Suicide Prevention -

Trans Lifeline
Hotline -

The Welcoming Project
LGBTQ Community & Allies -

Mental Health

Access Services
Crisis Support Hotline - (855) 634-4673

Arrow Passage Recovery
Fast Facts About Mental Illness -
Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents - 
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find Treatment -
Teen Help
Mental Health Resources -
Teen Line 
Support Hotline -

Teen Mental Health 
Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide -

Missing/Exploited Children  

Pennsylvania State Police 
Amber Alert - 
MissingKids -

Senior Living/Safety
Home City Real Estate
SpareFoot Blog
Super Carers
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring

Help Guide

SAFE Alternative
Self-Injury Resources -

Special Education

Child Mind Institute
Treating Sensory Processing Issues -

Raising a Sensory Smart Child
Working with Schools -

How to Create a Safe, Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs -
Your Storage Finder 
Moving with Special Needs Kids - A Guide for Parents -

Suicide Prevention

Affordable Colleges Online
Suicide Prevention -

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Find Support -

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Suicide Prevention -

Crisis Text Line - Text "LISTEN" to 741-741

Online Crisis Network -

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255 or 

The STAR Center
Services for At-Risk Teens - 

The Trevor Project
LGBTQ Suicide Prevention -

College Mental Health -

Be the One to Help -

Transportation Safety  

Arash Law
The Definitive Guide to Car Seat Safety for Kids -

Federal Highway Administration 
Pedestrian Safer Journey -

"Staying Safe in the Car and on the Bus" -

PennDOT (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)
Safety -

Traffic Safety Activity Book -

​Traffic Safety and Driver Topics -

Safe Kids Worldwide
Pedestrian Safety -

Vision Resources
Resources for Students With Vision Impairment -

Any organizations and/or links listed on this page are offered for informational purposes only and do not constitute any endorsement or warranty of services by Mars Area School District. Any individual choosing to contact any of the above organizations does so at their own risk and Mars Area School District, it agents and employees assume no liability that may be attributed to use of these providers/agencies.