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Social Worker Resources

Bullying, Harassment and Victims provides information from various government agencies on how kidsteensparentseducators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Career, College and Financial Aid

College Forward
College Forward provides college preparatory services to motivated, economically-disadvantaged students, in order to facilitate their transition to college and make the process exciting and rewarding.
FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools -- on or off the web.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Death, Grief and Suicide

Children's Bereavement Center
CBCST is the only free-standing organization of its kind in the San Antonio and south Texas region that is solely focused on the grief support needs of children, teens and young adults who have suffered the death of a loved one.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
The Dougy Center is a safe place for children, teens, young adults and families grieving a death.
Texas Suicide Prevention Program
The Texas Suicide Prevention Council is a group of local suicide prevention coalitions and statewide agencies that have joined together to implement the Texas Suicide Prevention Plan.

Hotlines and Resources

Family and Corrections Network
The mission of Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is to uphold families of prisoners as a valued resource to themselves and their communities in order that the criminal justice system, other institutions and society become supportive of family empowerment, integrity, and self-determination.
Focus Adolescent Services
Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in Texas is a free Internet clearinghouse of information, resources and support on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens.
Focus Adolescent Services – Family Help in Texas
Information on Texas organizations, programs and support for teen and family issues.
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) was created with the passage of House Bill 2292 by 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Previously called the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, DFPS is charged with protecting children, adults who are elderly or have disabilities living at home or in state facilities, and licensing group day-care homes, day-care centers, and registered family homes.


National Association of Social Workers
NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
National Association of Social Workers – Texas Chapter
NASW/Texas is a professional membership association that advocates for social workers, advances the profession of social work, and promotes sound public policy that is designed to ensure that human needs are met.
University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work - Office of Professional Development
The Office of Professional Development provides workshops for continuing education credit, publications, and other services of the highest quality, affordability and diversity, and promote life-long learning for social workers and other human service professionals. Programming is designed to strengthen knowledge at all levels of professional experience and is grounded in the values and ethics of the social work profession.


Parents – The Anti-Drug
A great web site for counselors, educators and parents filled with loads of information on drugs, drug use and teenagers. Parents are still the number one “anti-drug” prevention tool for our children.

DrugRehab - A Substance Abuse Guide for Parents
This website provides an overview of teen drug abuse including preventative measures that can be taken, warning signs and symptoms, and guidance on treatment and recovery.

State and U.S. Government

Family & Youth Services Bureau
The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is to provide national leadership on youth and family issues. The Bureau promotes positive outcomes for children, youth, and families by supporting a wide range of comprehensive services and collaborations at the local,Tribal, State, and national levels.
An official U.S. Department of Education web page designed for college student sand their families. Our mission is to provide you with easy access to information and resources from the U.S. government – all the info you need, in one place, from all parts of the government.
U.S. Department of Education
ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

Student Resources

It’s My Life
It's My Life is organized across six topic "channels": Friends, Family, School, Body, Emotions, and Money. The web site is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through its Where Fun and Learning Click initiative to create safe, engaging, and educational online media for kids aged 9 to 12.