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Great Web Resources for Parents and Students
The websites listed below offer students and family’s academic, social and emotional resources and information. Many are available in other languages.
 
http://home.lausd.net   Los Angeles Unified School District’s web site
http://www.kingms.org Thomas Starr King Middle School web site
http://familyeducation.com Amazing parent and teen resources
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife For kids and teens,
http://kidshealth.org Weekly e-letter for kids, teens and parents, in English and Spanish
http://www.girlshealth.gov Safety, health, college and career planning
http://www.friendsforsurvival.org Suicide Prevention and info for survivors
http://eqi.org This site contains lots of practical information on Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
http://www.helpguide.org Great site for info on all topics relating to family
http://www.apa.org American Psychological Association
http://www.schoolcounselor.org Transitioning, study skills, planning, friends
http://www.ama.org American Medical Association health and support resources
http://www.asca.org  American School Psychologist Association
http://nimh.nih.gov National Institute for Mental Health www.nami.org Nat’l Alliance for M.H.
http://www.aacap.org American Academy of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.hospicefoundation.org Support for Caregivers, families
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org Check for local family and teen support groups
http://www.griefcenterforchildren.org Free grief counseling for children
http://www.ncld.org National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.ldanatl.org Learning Disabilities Assoc. of America
http://www.interdys.org International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
http://www.hagc.org National Association for Gifted
http://www.cagifted.org California Association for the Gifted
http://www.aarp.org  Support for Grandparents raising grandchildren
www.dbfoundation.org Resources re: the “choking game”
www.chadd.org Children and Adults with ADHD
www.mayoclinic.org  Type in “Adolescent Health”
 
Additional Academic Planning Info, Homework Help and Study Skills
 
http://ya.lapl.org/ya/homework Los Angeles Public Library homework and live homework help
https://www.hmc.edu/community-engagement/homework-hotline/about-homework-hotline/ Harvey Mudd College free over-the-phone tutoring for math and science
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/resources California Department of Education, CST testing, and resources to prepare for the CAHSEE 
www.lacoe.edu LA County Office of Education, go to resources and web links
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace Internet Public Library, links to all topics
http://www.brinpop.com Great study resources  www.studygs.net  Great Skills Site!
www.nacac.com/w_study.html Links to study skills
www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html Time Management and other skills
http://www.expandingyourhorizons.org Women and girls in math and science
www.quizlet.com Makes flash cards for all subjects, all grade levels
www.quickstudy.com Great outlines/study guides for all academic subjects
www.coolmath.com & www.math.com Math support web sites
www.myalgebra.com & www.classzone.com Interactive web site linked to math book 
www.study-skills-for-all-ages.com  Great study skills resources
www.khanacademy.org  Math website will re-teach math concepts  
ixl.com Math help
 
California’s Public Colleges and Universities

University of California (UC): www.ucop.edu/pathways or /doorways
UC Campus Locations: www.ucop.edu/pathways
California State University (CSU): www.csumentor.edu
CS Campus Locations: www.csumentor.edu 
Community Colleges (CC): www.cccco.edu  
CC Campus Locations: www.cccco.edu/find.htm
www.YesICan.gov/secondary/planning/index.html (English &Spanish): College planning and funding information  
www.bridges.com: College and career planning tool for all BUSD students through 12th gr. Create a portfolio, use site ID 0105688 Password: dastarr, use your permanent school id# to create your portfolio
 
Anti-Bully/Relational Aggression
Some of the sites listed below have great info/resources about bullying, safety, etc. In addition those listed below offer additional support.
 
http://lahumanrelations.org The Human Relations Council
http://csriu.org The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
http://www.netlingo.com A guide for interpreting net language, meaning and symbols
http://www.cyberbully.org Contains info, resources and programs on cyberbulling
http://www.tolerance.org/teach/web/great_sites Web resources from Teaching Tolerance
http://www.stopbullyingworld.org International Bully Prevention Association
http://www.dontlaugh.org/ Operation Respect
www.peacebuilders.com Creating safe environments
http://www.netsmartz.org Internet Safety
 
Great Learning Resources, Catalogs and Learning Tools

http://ya.lapl.org/ya/homework Los Angeles Public Library homework and live homework help
www.dk.com DK Eyewitness Publishing 
www.kids.discovery.com Discovery Kids resources
www.museumtour.com An array of Museum quality, entertaining, educational products that extend the “museum experience” into the home
 
Educational learning toys and books to reinforce skills

www.freespirit.com High-quality books can help you guide and support your children
www.youthlightbooks.com Useful educational materials to help parents maximize their effectiveness with youth
http://movies.disney.com/schoolhouse-rock School House Rock: Computer games, DVD’s and CD’s include Multiplication, Grammar, Science and History Rock to reinforce curriculum students are learning in school
www.moom.org Museum of Online Museums
www.lacma.org/nexgen LA County Museum of Art offers free membership for youth until 18 years old
www.youthspeaks.org Youth Poetry Slam site
http://www.remo.com/portal/pages/drum_circles/index.html Remo Percussion and Drum shop on Coldwater Canyon, just north of Sherman Way offers FREE community drum circles Tuesday nights 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Check the website for more information.
www.kcrw.org 89.9 National Public Radio, wonderful learning programming!
www.npr.org The website for National Public Radio, check archives for gems! 
http://www.deerparkmonastery.org Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist monk shares meditations and information about mindful presence to assist with stress, anger, anxiety and grief
www.kitchensisters.org Hidden Kitchens & The Hidden World of Girls. Wonderful!