Tompkins County Youth Services
If you know of a link that would be helpful on this page, contact County Youth Services.
Tompkins County Legislature Contact Information PDF
ACT For Youth - The newly redesigned ACT for Youth website offers many new youth development resources, including a database of dozens of articles, presentations, and tools. Popular topics include positive youth development, youth engagement, community collaboration, evaluation, adolescent development, and adolescent sexual health. The site is managed by ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, a partnership among Cornell University Family Life Development Center, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of New York City, New York State Center for School Safety, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.
A project of the New York State Department of Health, and was developed in cooperation with the Partners for Children, a collaboration of public and private sector organizations committed to improving the health and education of children and adolescents throughout New York State.
Community Coalition for Healthy Youth - An alliance between schools, government and neighborhoods working to develop strategies to reduce alcohol and other substance abuse in Ithaca and Tompkins County
Mental Health Connect provides information to assist school personnel and helping professionals in Tompkins, Seneca, and surrounding counties with making referrals for student mental health issues, and to provide resources for assisting students, families, and teaching staff.
Ithaca Family Fun is a local information hub for parents and caregivers looking for family friendly activities in Ithaca and Tompkins County.
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/cyberbullying-toolkit/ - Free cyberbullying toolkit for educators
Research and Best Practices
http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/sppd/eff_practices/ - This website from New York Office of Children and Family Services has helpful information about developing program outcomes as well as identifying effective programs.
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ - Federal Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention summaries of studies, program evaluations and model resources
http://www.childtrends.org/ - Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center striving to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis.
http://www. nrepp.samhsa.gov/ - Programs to reduce substance abuse & other risk behaviors