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The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is one of the federal government's primary vehicles for preventing drug use and violence among youth. For the latest publications on keeping kids safe and drug free, call toll-free 1-877-433-7827. For online resources, visit www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/index.html
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy provides brochures and other free resources for parents. Visit www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov or call toll-free 1-800-666-3332.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers information on the effects of drug abuse. Visit www.drugabuse.gov/NIDAHome.html or call 301-443-1124.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides resources on the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental illnesses. Visit www.samhsa.gov for more information.
No Child Left Behind. For the latest information on how schools will be held accountable for keeping kids safe and drug free, visit www.NoChildLeftBehind.gov or call toll-free 1-888-814-NCLB.
Below are examples of nonprofit organizations that may have useful information. Other local and national nonprofit organizations may also have useful resources.
National Crime Prevention Council works to prevent crime and drug use by providing parents and children with audio-visual materials, reproducible brochures and other publications. They can be found by visiting www.ncpc.org or by calling 202-466-6272.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children posts the latest information on keeping children safe at www.missingkids.com. This information can also be accessed by calling toll-free, 1-800-THE-LOST.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers resources to help kids fight substance abuse at http://www.drugfree.org. Call 212-922-1560 for more information.