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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 - https://www.aacap.org/aacap/families_and_youth/resource_centers/autism_resource_center/home.aspx

Autism Support Network
Autism: Information & Starting Points - http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/resources

Big Rentz
Sensory-Friendly Home Modifications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder - https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/sensory-friendly-home-modifications-autism-sensory-processing-disorder

Just Great Lawyers
Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum - https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/students-with-autism

Purdue University Global
Resilience in Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder - https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/psychology/families-and-autism/

Simmons University
Planning Trips for Children With Autism - https://online.simmons.edu/blog/preparing-trips-children-with-autism/

Sleep Junkie
Helping Children With Autism Sleep Soundly at Night - https://www.sleepjunkie.org/autism-and-sleep

Your Storage Finder
Moving With Autism - https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/moving-with-autism

The Zebra
Traveling with Autism - https://www.thezebra.com/traveling-autism/


Bullying/Cyberbullying Prevention

Stop Bullying Now! 
Stop Bullying Now! -  http://www.stopbullying.gov/

STOP Cyberbullying 
STOP Cyberbullying - www.stopcyberbullying.org

Accredited Schools Online
Bullying Awareness Guidebook - www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook

Affordable Colleges Online
Understanding Cyberbullying - www.affordablecollegesonline.org

Center for Safe Schools 
Bullying Prevention Toolkit - http://w.safeschools.info/bullying-prevention

DoSomething.org
Positivity Page - https://www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/positivity-page

Empowering Parents
Bullying FAQs - https://www.empoweringparents.com/article/my-child-is-being-bullied-what-should-i-do/

NASP Resources 
Bullying: Facts for Schools and Parents - www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/bullying_fs.aspx 
CyberSmart! Cyberbullying Awareness Curriculum - www.nasponline.org/resources/cyberbullying/index.aspx

National Bullying Prevention Center
Bullying Prevention - https://pacer.org/bullying/

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

STOMP OUT Bullying
Anti-bullying and cyberbullying - https://stompoutbullying.org/

Stop Bullying
Bullying Resources - https://www.stopbullying.gov/


Child Safety  

Childhelp
National Child Abuse Hotline - https://www.childhelp.org/ or (800) 442-4453

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
ChildLine - http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/childline/index.htm  or (800) 932-0313

Pennsylvania State Police 
Megan's Law Website - www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us or (866) 771-3170

 


Community Service  

United We Serve 
United We Serve - http://www.serve.gov/

Federal Bureau of Investigation 
FBI Kids (K-12) - www.fbi.gov/fbikids.htm

National Crime Prevention Council 
National Crime Prevention Council - www.ncpc.org 
McGruff's Safety Tips - www.mcgruff.org


Disaster Preparedness  

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 
FEMA for Kids - www.fema.gov

United States Department of Homeland Security 
Ready Kids - www.ready.gov/kids 

American Red Cross 
"Tools for Teachers & Parents" - www.redcross.org


Drug & Alcohol Awareness  

Addiction Center
Teenage Substance Abuse Prevention - www.addictioncenter.com

Affordable Colleges Online 
Recognizing, Understanding and Combatting Alcohol & Drug Abuse - www.affordablecollegesonline.org

Al-Anon Family Groups
Alcohol Abuse Resources - https://al-anon.org/

Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
Find Treatment - (800) 662-4357 or https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow/

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find Treatment - https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

United States Drug Enforcement Agency 
Think Twice - www.justthinktwice.com

Whole Health
A Guide to the Signs of Drug Use in Teens - https://www.drligotti.com/signs-of-teen-drug-use/


Environmental Education

United States Environmental Protection Agency 
Environmental Kids Club - www.epa.gov/kids/


Fire Safety  

Delmar Designs
A Kids Guide to Fire Safety at Home - www.delmarfans.com/educate/basics/fire-safety-home/

Guardian Insurance 
Ultimate Guide to Fire Safety - www.guardianinsurance.com

JMAC Supply Corp
Learn About Fire Safety - www.jmacsupply.com/fire-safety-a/306.htm

National Fire Protection Association 
NFPA Quick Links - www.nfpa.org

Smokey The Bear Online 
Smokey Kids - https://smokeybear.com/en/smokey-for-kids


Food Safety

Gateway to Government Food Safety 
Food Safety - www.foodsafety.gov


Grief and Loss
 
Academic Guru
How to Focus on School Work After the Death of a Loved One - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjrk15h2LhY&feature=em-subs_digest-g
 
The Caring Place
 
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Grief Resources - https://childrengrieve.org/

New York Life Foundation


Healthy Living  

CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) 
BAM! (Body And Mind) -  http://www.cdc.gov/bam/

Federal Citizen Information Center 
Kids.gov - www.kids.gov

InsuranceWith
Traveling Abroad with a Disability - https://www.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition/travelling-abroad-with-a-disability/

Home Safety  

CodeRedRover.org 
Home Safety for Kids -  http://www.safekids.org/

RS Components Ltd.
Home Safety Checklist for Wheelchair Users - https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=/home-safety-checklist-wheelchair-users

YourLocalSecurity.com
Home Security, Crime Prevention & Safety Center for Kids - http://yourlocalsecurity.com/home-security-crime-prevention-safety-center


Internet Safety  

Center for Schools and Communities 
Safe Schools News - http://w.safeschools.info/
Protecting Kids Online - https://www.center-school.org/

Consumer Affairs
Best Anti-virus Software Companies - https://www.consumeraffairs.com/computers/antivirus-software/

SafeTeens.Com 
Internet Safety for Teens - www.safeteens.com


LGBTQ Resources


It Gets Better Project
Youth Support Services - http://www.itgetsbetter.org/

 
LGBT National Help Center
National Youth Talkline - https://www.glbthotline.org/
 
National Coalition for LGBT Health
Advocacy, Education & Resources - https://healthlgbt.org/

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
Peer-to-Peer Support and Education - https://pflag.org/proudpeople

Stop Bullying Now! 
Stop Bullying Now! - https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/lgbtq
 
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ Suicide Prevention - http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Trans Lifeline
Hotline - https://www.translifeline.org/

The Welcoming Project
LGBTQ Community & Allies - https://thewelcomingproject.org/

Mental Health


Access Services
Crisis Support Hotline - (855) 634-4673
 
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Find Treatment - https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment
 
Teen Help
Mental Health Resources - https://www.teenhelp.com/
 
Teen Line 
Support Hotline - https://teenlineonline.org/

Teen Mental Health 
Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide - http://teenmentalhealth.org/


Missing/Exploited Children  

Pennsylvania State Police 
Amber Alert - www.amber.state.pa.us

MissingKids.org 
MissingKids - www.missingkids.org

Senior Living/Safety
 
Air Filters Delivered
 
FindLaw
 
Home City Real Estate
 
SpareFoot Blog
 
Super Carers
Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
https://supercarers.com/elderly-care-guide/
Self-Harm
 
Help Guide

SAFE Alternative
Self-Injury Resources - https://selfinjury.com/


Suicide Prevention

Affordable Colleges Online
Suicide Prevention - www.affordablecollegesonline.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Find Support - https://afsp.org/find-support/

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Suicide Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov

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

IMALIVE
Online Crisis Network - https://www.imalive.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - (800) 273-8255 or http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

The STAR Center
Services for At-Risk Teens - www.starcenter.pitt.edu 

The Trevor Project
LGBTQ Suicide Prevention - http://www.thetrevorproject.org

ULifeline
College Mental Health - http://www.ulifeline.org/get_help_now

#bethe1to 
Be the One to Help - https://www.bethe1to.com/


Transportation Safety  

 KidsHealth 
"Staying Safe in the Car and on the Bus" - http://kidshealth.org/kid/watch/out/car_safety.html




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.