Repository of Internet Resources
to Prevent or Reduce Violence
and Trauma in Schools

Compiled by
Juneau Mahan Gary, Psy.D.
Assisted by Elyse Scafldi
Kean University
Union, New Jersey

 

Web Sites for Specific Audiences

Multilingual Sites

As America in general, and New Jersey in particular, become increasingly multilingual school specialists are faced with the challenge to offer multilingual resources for students and parents who have limited English language skills.

 

American Psychological Association (APA) Help Center offers Spanish language information on violence prevention (http://www.apahelpcenter.org/featuredtopics/feature.php?id=44).   

 

ACT (Adults and Children Together) Against Violence offers Spanish language information on violence prevention affecting children ages 0-8 for parents and educators.  Information includes managing anger, resolving conflicts, preventing school bullying, and early violence prevention (http://www.actagainstviolence.org/spanish/index.html).

 

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) offers Spanish language resources to prevent violence committed by and against youth (http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/espanol/index.asp).

 

National PTA offers a collection of useful resources in Spanish to promote parent involvement in a variety of areas (http://www.pta.org/spanish/index.asp). 

 

U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools provides Spanish language resources and documents for drug and violence prevention in schools (http://www.ed.gov/espanol/bienvenidos/es/index.html?src=gu). 

 

Ambiente Joven is a Spanish language web site for sexually active Latino youth.  It offers culturally relevant resources and support (www.ambientejoven.org).

 

Advocates for Youth provides resources in Spanish and French to help youth make responsible decisions about a wide variety of reproductive and sexual health issues (http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/freepubs_sp.htm) and (http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/freepubs_fr.htm).

 

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides limited resources on disaster preparedness in Spanish (http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/managinganxiety/tips.asp#espanol).

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers Spanish language resources to stop child abductions and sexual exploitation of children (http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PublicHomeServlet?PageType=ContentMain&LanguageCountry=es_US). 

 

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center (NYVPRC) offers a comprehensive collection of resources in Spanish for parents, professionals, and youth that prevent violence committed by and against youth.  Topics include substance abuse, media violence, physical abuse, violent behavior, and mental health.  A Spanish-language multimedia collection is available (http://www.safeyouth.org/scripts/espanol/index.asp).

 

Anti-Defamation League offers a Spanish language guide for parents to discuss prejudice with children (http://www.adl.org/what_to_tell/sp_whattotell_intro.asp).

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a variety of emergency preparedness resources in many languages including Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, French, Korean, Creole, Dutch, Hmong, Japanese, Cambodian, Lao, Portuguese, Somali, Swahili, Thai, and Ukrainian (http://www.cdc.gov/Other/languages/ and http://emergency.cdc.gov/).

   
MTV’s “A Thin Line” offers Spanish-language information, videos, and quizzes for teens on topics such as sexting, constant messaging, spying, and digital disrespect (http://www.unafinalinea.org/). 


Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (S.A.F.E .) offers a Spanish-language resource, “Ten Signs from InternetSafety.com That Your Child May Be Breaking Online Rules” (http://rivcosafe.org/proteja-a-sus-hijos-del-internet).
STOP Cyber Bullying provides Swedish-language information on the dangers of cyberbullying; what it is; and how to prevent it (http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/finnish1.html).

Second (2ND) Floor  provides  a Spanish-language, teen-friendly outlet for youths and young adults (10 to 24 years) in New Jersey (http://www.2ndfloor.org/?action=espanol).   Its 24 hour teen helpline (888-222-2228)is bi-lingual.

American Red Cross offers Spanish-language materials and educational resources for a variety of natural and other disasters (http://www.cruzrojaamericana.org/).