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Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) is a evidence-based, proven-effective approach for working with challenging youth. This revised and expanded edition is the culmination of over 30 years of use in schools, community agencies, juvenile institutions, and other settings. 

American Psychological Association: APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 133,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute: CTRI’s mission is to inspire learning and improve lives. We envision a world where everyone is trauma-informed.

Crisis Prevention Institute is the worldwide leader in evidence-based de-escalation and crisis prevention training and dementia care services. Since 1980, we’ve helped train more than 15 million people within service-oriented industries including education, healthcare, behavioral health, long term care, human services, security, corrections, corporate, and retail.

The Department of Children's Services (DCS) is Tennessee’s public child welfare agency and establishes statewide standards for performance that reflect best practices for child welfare.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: The DSM is a diagnostic tool, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and is utilized by both the psychiatric and psychological professions as an aid in the process of diagnosis. The DSM is used as a standardized and centralized guide by mental health professionals, including clinicians, drug regulation agencies, and health insurance companies, among others, to classify and build actionable direction with respect to mental health disorders. is a guide to understanding mental health disorders and available treatments. The website also has listings of Counselors, Therapists, Treatment Centers, Support and Therapy Groups and Psychiatrists near you to get the support you or someone close to you may need. After being diagnosed with a mental illness, you may have more questions than answers. No one wants to feel unwell, but a mental illness diagnosis can be especially hard to deal with. You may ask yourself, “Why did this happen to me?” You may also wonder how this diagnosis will change your life and the lives of those close to you. It is important to remember that you are not your diagnosis; it does not define who you are. You are someone who happens to be dealing with a mental disorder.

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS).

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Parenting Wisely: An Online Program for Successfully Raising Children. Parenting is hard, but Parenting Wisely can help. This highly interactive course is designed by family and social scientists to help parents with tips and tools to parent your children in difficult situations. Learn constructive skills proven to solve problem behaviors, family conflict, and more. This program is especially helpful for single parents.


Mental Health After a Traumatic Accident: After a traumatic accident, addressing mental health is crucial, as the event can significantly impact an individual's psychological well-being. Traumatic accidents often lead to various mental health challenges such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, and even phobias related to driving or similar activities. These issues can affect an individual's overall quality of life which is why we made a new resource about mental health after a traumatic accident.

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