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Resources & Hot Topics

Our goal in the Guidance Office is to assist students with any topic or issue they may be struggling with in school or at home.  Students are most successful with a partnership between the student, home, school and community.  We have gathered these websites on issues commonly faced by some middle schools students for exploration by students and their parents.

Academic Resources/Studying Help/Organization
The following websites can assist students with how to study, take notes, and strategies for test-taking:
http://www.how-to-study.com
http://www.testtakingtips.com
http://www.studygs.net/
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/education-and-parents/teaching-methods/3676.html?_R=1

Autism: interventions and strategies for success
These websites explain Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and include interventions and links to other helpful sites:
http://www.specialed.us/autism/index2.htm
http://www.autismspeaks.org

Bullying
The following are some websites with information about bullying:
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com
http://www.stopcyberbullying.org
http://www.bullying.org

The Choking Game
http://www.stop-the-choking-game.com/en/choking.html

Cyber Bullying
www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov
www.wiredkids.org

Cutting and Self-Injury
http://www.selfinjury.com
http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/si.html

Eating Disorders
http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm
http://caringonline.com

Gifted Children
Ohio Association for Gifted Children
http://www.oagc.com
National Association for Gifted Children
http://www.nagc.org

Info Line
The info line is a great resource for times of crisis or need.  You can find anything from foodbanks, free hot meals, clothing banks, free and reduced medical and dental services, pregnancy services, and utility assistance.
http://www.infolineinc.org/

Mental Health Disorders
This site was created for - and by - parents, educators, and clinicians working together to support children and teens with mental health conditions.  The site will help you meet the needs of young people with depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders, including panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.
http://www.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/index.asp

MySpace- an article from U.S. News and World Report that all parents should read for the safety of your children:
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060910/18myspace.htm

Ohio Department of Education
Our state education department website contains a host of useful information from OAT and OGT testing to special education and gifted education policies and laws.
http://www.ode.state.oh.us

Parent Mentor Program
Green Local School District's Parent Mentor Program is an excellent resource for parents of children with disabilities.  Please visit their website for more information:


Parenting
These websites are full of topics relating to the challenges of parenting including discipline and positive reinforcement techniques:
http://www.parentingteens.com
http://home.flash.net/~goodkids/
http://www.cei.net/~rcox/dontake.html

Self-esteem and relational aggression for girls
We use these websites in our G.I.R.L.S. lunch groups and find them extremely valuable resources for young women.  The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty site includes mother-daughter surveys to complete together with your child.
http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com
http://www.opheliaproject.org
http://www.girlshealth.gov

Books we recommend:

Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends and Other Realities of Adolescents by Rosalind Wiseman

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Suicide risk factors
These websites can be helpful for teachers, parents and students to learn the warning signs for students who may be at risk for suicide:
http://www.ncpamd.com/Suicide.htm
http://www.redflags.org
http://www.save.org