Resources & Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.

BEEP Portal – Broward County Public School’s teacher resource location.

Campaign for Mental Health Recovery

CDC Healthy Youth Page

CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Depression in Children and Adolescents

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Family Resource Guide

First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online.

Florida Department of Education

FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.

The Health Center

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): helps conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education.

HealthTeacher.com: interactive products are used by teachers, parents, and kids to address important youth health issues, including physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000

National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone

Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence.

Helping Teen Cope with Stress

Long Live Kids is delivered by Concerned Children’s Advertisers provides children, parents and educators with tools (lessons, videos, etc.) for healthy eating, violence prevention, active living and improved media literacy.

Mental Health America – Stress

Mental Health Services Locator

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

Parents – the Anti Drug: Helping your teens cope with stress

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center page on Stress

School Health Index: This self-assessment and planning tool enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs and assists schools in developing an action plan for improving the school environment.

Statistics on Mental Health

Student Support Services Project

Stress Focus – Adolescent Stress

Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)

Teen Health, The Nemours Foundation

Teen Space 211: an interactive website for teens looking for information, support, and resources to help cope with today’s tough teen issues. It is a confidential outlet for teens to feel free to ask anything, speak their minds, and help themselves and each other. Teens can post their questions or comments on our message boards or call our hotline anytime at 2-1-1 or 954-567-8336(TEEN).

Trauma-Informed Tool Kit: a resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed.

Data & Surveys
Good quality data fundamentally underpins all the best service provision. We use data to make informed decisions and to identify critical needs. Being data driven helps to shape every step we take in our prevention and intervention efforts.
There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – just go to our Data & Surveys page.