Agencies & Programs


Advice About Managing Student Behaviors
Site of Dr. Tom MacIntyre, CUNY Hunter College. Very animated site, which includes many articles and links for professionals (Teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators) working with students with challenging behaviors. Also provides Q & A section for teachers to get tips via the Internet for collegial support.

Anti-Bullying Resources 
Links to many sites; cyberbullying, relational aggression,legislation,homophobia,bystander programs,bias, restorative justice,curriculum and free resources. Also bibliographies, and information about starting a "Buddy Program" or the Friendship Assistance Brigade (FAB) in your school. 

Community Coalition for Healthy Youth

Comprehensive references for youth services in Tompkins County including OJ Guide to Teen services, summer employment, summer camps, substance abuse services and information about legal aspects of drinking for parents and youth.

Food Resources in Tompkins County
A listing of location and times of food pantries in Tompkins County.

Human Services Coalition help for working families booklet: housing, crisis, food, health utilities,etc.
A comprehensive directory of contact information for help with housing, food shorage, health needs, utilities, and personal crisis. http://www.hsctc.org/ 

Intervention Central
Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. The site was created by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York. Responsive to Intervention resources.

Learning Disabilities
Website for parents, educators and other professionals regarding learning disabilities of all types. Helpful ideas and links for educational interventions. Rick Lavoie is a consultant to the site. Also provides question/answer feedback with professionals in the LD field.

Mental Health Connect
Mental Health Connect and the Collaborative Solutions Network initiates and supports positive collaborative work within and between individuals, schools, human service agencies, communities and other working groups. Great resources for families, youth and educators.

Second Step
Based on more than 15 years of classroom application and the most current academic, social, and emotional research, the Second Step curriculum focuses on the three essential competencies—empathy, impulse control, and problem-solving, and anger management. This web page is offered by Randi Beckmann who is the contact person in the ICSD for Second Steps.

Special Education Parent Center 
The Special Education Parent Center provides parents of children with disabilities with information, resources, and strategies to promote meaningful involvement in their child's educational programs; including information regarding the special education process. Our center also assists in helping parents understand their child's disability as well as promote early resolution of disputes between parents and school districts.

Teaching Tolerance
Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.