The following are external links we are providing as a courtesy to our students and families. The inclusion of the external links does not constitute an endorsement or guarantee of the content or views contained therein and should not be construed as such. We cannot control the content of the sites and thus do not assume responsibility for the content of the sites.
One-n-ten offers safe and free programs for LGBTQ youth (ages 14-24). The focus is on self-esteem and acceptance of who you are.
13 Reasons Why: Considerations for Educators, Parents, and Students
The National Association of School Psychologists address the trending Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”.
This site has a wealth of information and resources for areas such as food/clothing/bills, housing/shelter, mental health/support groups, and more.
Alcoholics Anonymous is for men and women recovering from alcoholism.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Find information on understanding suicide, preventing suicide, coping with suicide, and more.
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
Victims and survivors of sexual or domestic violence are served by this organization.
Arizona Department of Child Safety
Report abuse or neglect.
Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center
Receive poison and medication emergency treatment advice, referrals, information on poisons/bites/stings and more. Call 1-800-222-1222. For non-emergency assistance and information, check out their website.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona
This mentoring program is for youth ages 6 -18 who need support, including those in single-parent homes, growing up in poverty, or have a parent incarcerated. Click on the link to learn more about this program.
Bring Change to Mind
This organization works to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Buckeye’s Way Out West (WoW) Coalition
WoW is a community-based coalition to provide resources and information to parents. Its focus is reducing substance use and underage drinking in Buckeye.
Community Alliance for Resources and Education (CARE)
The CARE Coalition strives to "unite, inform, and empower the community to make a positive impact on youth in the West Valley." This organization does have a Youth Leadership Council.
A partnership between the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and The Children’s Health Fund, the Crews’n Healthmobile offers free medical care to homeless (or at risk of being homeless) infants, children, and youth through the age of 24. The program has set clinics as well as mobile units.
Crisis Response: Helping Children Cope with Terrorism
The National Association of School Psychologists provides tips to helping children cope with terrorism.
Crisis Response: Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis
This resource addresses the key messages to adults can provide children to help them process acts of extreme violence. It is from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Crisis Response Network
The Crisis Response Network manages a Crisis Line (602-222-9444 for Central AZ) as well as provides information on many challenges we face in life such as grief over the loss of loved one, stress management, sexting, teens & alcohol, depression, suicide prevention and more.
While the Dougy Center is based in Oregon, its website does have grief resources, including recommended books and DVDs, to assist grieving kids, teens, young adults, and adults. If you or someone you know is dealing with a loss, this site may be helpful to you.
Drug Free America
Information, resources, and tips from experts and other parents.
Drug Free America - Arizona
Lead a healthy, drug-free life. Find drug and alcohol information, workshops, and resources are available on this site.
Facebook - Reporting Information
This Facebook page provides questions and answers regarding the reporting process, including but not limited to suicidal posts, harassment, bullying, etc.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA addresses parents and/or students (if over 18) rights in regards to educational records, including releasing information.
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) works with news media, entertainment media and social media to support LGBT equality.
GLSEN - Phoenix
This is the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network website. This organization advocates for safe schools for all students.
A collaborative effort of multiple organizations, including AARP, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and others. GrandFacts are state specific sheets designed for grandparents and other relatives raising children.
Homeless Youth Connection
HYC focuses their efforts on assisting homeless youth in the West Valley. They can assist with medical and vision care, job search assistance, scholarship/grant searches and applications, food and clothing vouchers, and more.
It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project began as one person's message to young people, specifically LGBTQ youth, about "surviving" high school and moving on to a great life. Now many people have recorded a message! Check out the videos and resources.
Juvenile Justice Services Arizona
Learn about the Juvenile Justice Services Division, including their delinquency prevention, treatment, and probation programs.
This program is designed to help young people to develop healthy relationships and decrease teen dating violence.
Kids Health Teen
This site offers information on a variety of health issues for teens, including body, mind, food & fitness, infections, drugs/alcohol, and bullying, just to name a few.
Law for Kids
Learn about laws that relate to youth such as bullying, curfew, driving, and more. Stories, laws, virtual tours, and other resources are available on this site to help you understand juvenile law.
Living Life Online
This site by the Federal Trade Commission offers ways to handle oneself online.
Love is Respect
Maricopa County Juvenile Court’s Community Services Unit
Find free information and referrals for services to children and families, including guardianship, dependency, behavioral issues and mental health services. They also meet with families to help resolve issues. You do not have to be involved in a juvenile court matter to access their services.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
This organization provides support and resources for youth, family, and friends affected by mental illness. Information on mental health, including a HelpLine, is available on their website.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
The section of NASP's website offers information and resources related to helping students cope with traumatic events, such as war/terrorism, suicide, bullying, grief, and more.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Find contact information, help in the area, teen dating violence, and more.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: Relationships and Abuse
You can find information on what to look for in a girlfriend/boyfriend, healthy relationships, dating abuse, how to get help, and more.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
You can call 1-800-273-8255 for 24/7, free and confidential support, prevention and crisis resources for you or someone you care about.
Health care services and resources for urban American Indians, Alaska Natives, and others wanting culturally sensitive health and wellness services.
New Song Center for Grieving Children
A program of Hospice of the Valley, New Song Center for Grieving Children offers ongoing grief support for children, youth, and their caregivers who have experienced the death of someone they love. In early 2013, a new location was opened in Avondale to serve the southwest and west valley communities.
On Guard Online
This site by the federal government addresses safety, security, and responsibility when going online.
Phoenix Childrens Gender Support Program
We provide outpatient services that support the physical, mental and social health of gender expansive children and youth, and their families as they progress through gender identity development.
PFLAG stands for Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. This organization supports families and friends of lesbians and gays and advocates for equal rights.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Information on safety/prevention as well as after sexual assault is available on this site. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 800-656-HOPE.
An organization that supports LGBTQ individuals from 13-26 years of age.
Safe Place (AZ)
Safe Place is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people in need of immediate help and safety. Safe Place designates businesses and organizations as Safe Place locations, making help readily available to youth in communities across the country.
Safe Teens AZ
The Maricopa County Attorney General's Office created this website that has information and resources for teens and their families. Learn about bullying, dating violence, tech safety, substance abuse, and driving safety so you make smart decisions.
Southwest Family Advocacy Center
Southwest Family Advocacy Center works with children, families, and professionals on child abuse cases, sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse cases.
Starting Out Right
An Arizona Youth Partnership program, Starting Out Right provides pregnant and parenting teens with pregnancy, childbirth, and health relationship education and supports.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services manages this site. Learn about bullying, cyberbullying, who is at risk, prevention, responding, and getting help.
SAMHSA's National Helpline
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) provides this free and confidential information and referral service. It is available 24 hours a day for 365 days of the year.
The Teen Lifeline’s mission is to “provide a safe, confidential, and crucial crisis service where teens help teens make healthy decisions together.”
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth.
Tobacco Free Arizona
Helping people quit smoking and youth from starting, this site has information in English and Spanish.
Touchstone Health Services
Provides school based services. https://touchstonehs.
This organization connects trans people to their community, support, and resources.