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The PTA is committed to building healthy schools, healthy families, and healthy communities.

Below are some valuable resources we’d like to share. 

LISD Resources:

LISD Counseling Services

LISD Family Support Services

LISD's Alcohol Drug Awareness and Prevention Resources

LISD's SHAC (School Health Advisory Committee)

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Healthy Eating & Wellness:

ChooseMyPlate.gov - US Department of Agriculture site on nutrition resources and online tools

ItsTimeTexas.org - helping Texans lead healthier lives and build healthier communities

Parents for Healthy Schools - CDC site for parents and school nutrition, physical activities and creating a healthy Youth Physical Activity Guidelines

Go Noodle - site that utilizes movement and mindfulness to help kids concentrate better at school and at home

Let's Move - archive of programs and quick tips for parents to get moving with their kids

Choosy Kids - time-tested and effective information on how to get your picky eaters to expand their palette

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) - reliable source for parents who have children with food allergies

Adolescent Depression & Anxiety:

The Headspace app to help teach meditation and mindfulness

John's Hopkins ADAP (Adolescent Depression Awareness Program)

Youth Suicides Chart 2007 vs. 2016 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Mental Health Texas - Website that provides information, resources, and direction to Texas residents who may have mental health-related needs or who want to support someone who does.

Mental Health America (MHA) – Founded in 1909, MHA is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - The NIMH website has information on various mental health disorders, as well as where to go for help.

Sleep Resources:

Sleep and Teens

Insufficient Sleep in Adolescents and Young Adults - American Academy of Pediatrics articles on causes and consequences

Adolescents and Sleep - summary of what researchers know about teenagers' need for sleep and why asleep affects memory and learning

Bedtime Calculator

Healthy Parenting Tips:

Speeches by Josh Shipp, founder of One Caring Adult

One Caring Adult

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen to You

Bullying:

Stomp Out Bullying - a wonderful website/non-profit on a mission to end hate, racism and discrimination.

Substance Abuse and Addiction:

Presentation - Communication: The Key to Keeping Your Kids Drug Free

5 Things to Know about E-Cigarettes for Marijuana

Teenagers Embrace JUUL - an e-cigarette that can vanish into a closed fist

Are Your Kids JUULING in School? - what looks like a flash drive plugged into a USB port may not be. Find out how kids are accessing these to vape marijuana.

What is JUUL? - this is produced by the manufacturers of JUUL and shows how they are trying to sell this device

SPECT images of brains that show the effects of drug and alcohol abuse

Images of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Operation Prevention Virtual Field Trip - The Science Behind Opioid Addiction Virtual Field Trip explores the science of addiction to help middle and high school students understand how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body

DEA exhibit in Cedar Park about Drugs

Where to go for help:

Drugfree.org - A wealth of information, tool, and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

Find Treatment - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) online searchable directory of alcohol and drug abuse programs located around the country.

Get Smart About Drugs - This DEA website offers information for parents, including how to prevent and identify drug use and where to go for help.

National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center - maintains a comprehensive database of the leading drug and alcohol treatment centers both internationally and in the United States for every level of treatment option from affordable to luxury.

Consumer Affairs - Offers reviews of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers