National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers whose mission is to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families across the United States. The NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.
Newsletter from the National Council for Adoption (NCA) on how to make schools and school assignments more adoption friendly. Click here to download the current issue or review the topics covered in past issues.
Decisions, Choices & Options (DCO)
An educational program designed to help share the options, reveal facts, dispel myths and communicate the consequences of teen pregnancy to high school students. Learn more.
Mental Health Awareness Week (October 2 - 8)
A vital step in improving these numbers is eliminating the stigma that often accompanies a mental illness diagnosis. Just as we cheer those battling diseases like cancer, we should offer the same support to those with a mental health condition. A team at USHealthCorps recently put together a packet of online resources to promote better understanding and support of this critical issue, and we proudly share this with our TPACS audience.
These resources are a great first step, but let’s work together to keep the conversation about mental illness going!
(Provided by Kim Thomas http://ushealthcorps.org/)
DARS Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)
Works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing to reduce societal and communication barriers and improve equal access for the people they serve. Learn more.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The Center provides answers to questions about applying for disability income, appealing denied claims, navigating the federal system and avoiding common mistakes made in filing for either SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits.
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) – provides long-term services and support to people with disabilities and people with mental retardation. Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) – millions of people with disabilities face barriers that severely limit their choices for quality of life. DARS promotes self-sufficiency despite the presence of one or more significant disabilities. Learn more about DARS here.
Exceptional Parent TV
Exceptional Parent (EP) Magazine has a strategic alliance with Exceptional Family TV, the world’s first online weekly show for and about the exceptional family. The weekly webisodes will document stories of families raising children with special needs.