Some of these sites come from other private school counseling programs. Others have been recommended through professional organizations and fellow colleagues.

Adolescent Health And Well-Being

National Mental Health Association
Many links to articles on mental, emotional, and physical health.

Information on health and developmental issues for teens

GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Hard Lessons for Sleep in Teenagers (New York Times)

Understanding Your Teen's Emotional Health (

The Myth of the Perfect Girl
Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Happiness in School and Life
Anna Homayoun

Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Drugs

Freedom from Chemical Dependency
Links to Resources for Parents and Students

Information on substance use and prevention
Links to many good sources.

Comprehensive portal of Federal resources
Information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.

Adolescents as Learners and Brain Research

National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
Offers current research on girls as learners

Dr. Mel Levine’s System
Describing learning styles of students

Leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD

OHSU Brain Institute
The Adolescent Brain/Tips to Improve Brain Function

Whole Brain Child
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
Daniel Siegel

The Teenage Brain
A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Frances Jensen, MD and Amy Ellis Nutt

That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week
Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life
Anna Homayoun

Living With Intensity
Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and Emotional Development of Gifted Children

Careers and Post Secondary Education

O*Net: site helps match skills and occupations
Beneficial for students who want more info on careers or selecting major in college

Describes the nature, preparation, and future of various jobs in relation to a school subject.

Driving and the Law

Oregon Driving Laws
Links to Driver information specifically for Teen Drivers


Mindful Schools



Yoga Calm

Clear and concise meditation instruction on a variety of meditation methods from various spiritual teachings, plus tranquil meditation tapes.

Mindfulness for Teachers
Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom
Patricia Jennings