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About Our Kids (
The New York University Child Study Center is dedicated to increasing the awareness of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders and improving the research necessary to advance the prevention, identification, and treatment of these disorders on a national scale.

All About Adolescent Literature ( is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers (grades 4-12). is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.

American Institutes for Research (
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people's lives, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged.

Behavior Advisor (

You've reached this granite planet's most visited and respected classroom behaviour management web site.  Here you'll find thousands of positive and respectful strategies & interventions for promoting appropriate behavior (in kids AND the adults who serve them). No need for "pay back" to me. Instead, "pay it forward" ... Share these strategies with another adult who works with kids in need of guidance. Thanks for visiting... Dr. Mac

Center for Safe Schools (

Center for Safe Schools has been committed to developing creative and effective solutions to problems that disrupt the educational process and affect school safety. The Center provides training and technical assistance to help schools identify and implement effective programs and practices and maintain safe, productive learning environments; and it serves as a statewide clearinghouse for educators, parents, law enforcement and others on school safety and youth violence prevention.

Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (

Its mission is to create a new generation of research in social science and law, on the critical issues of civil rights and equal opportunity for racial and ethnic groups in the United States. It has commissioned more than 400 studies, published 14 books and issued numerous reports from authors at universities and research centers across the country. The U.S. Supreme Court, in its 2003 Grutter v. Bollinger decision upholding affirmative action, and in Justice Breyer’s dissent (joined by three other Justices) to its 2007 Parents Involved in Community Schools decision, cited the Civil Rights Project’s research.

Intervention Central (

Created by Jim Wright, Intervention Central, is a popular website with free intervention and assessment resources for educators in grades K-12. With many school districts across the nation now facing serious budget constraints, Jim's goal is to make Intervention Central the top website for high quality RTI resources available at no cost--including articles on effective academic and behavioral intervention practices and interactive tools to create assessment and other materials.

Iris Center


Supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs and located at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, the IRIS Center develops and disseminates free, engaging online resources about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices to support the education of all students, particularly struggling learners and those with disabilities. ​

Marc Sheehan's Special Education/Exceptionality Web Site
A small site with a LARGE collection of links and resources.  There are specific pages dedicated to special education, lesson plans and educational resources.

The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment (
The Melissa Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and prevention of violence through education, community service, research support and consultation. The Institute’s mission is to prevent violence and promote safer communities through education and application of research-based knowledge.

The mission is accomplished in the following ways:

  • Education
  • Consultation
  • Community Service
  • Research Support 

National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations


NCPMI is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve and support the capacity of state systems and local programs to implement an early childhood multi-tiered system of support to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children with, and at risk for, developmental disabilities or delays.

Office of Juvenile justice and Delinquency Prevention


Juveniles in crisis pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices. OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming.