Student & Family Resources

  • Avert

    Avert is a UK-based, internationally focused charity, using digital communications to build health literacy on HIV and sexual health. With over 30 years’ experience, we are a trusted provider of accessible, accurate and actionable content and resources that support informed choices. Our work supports global efforts to end AIDS and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal for Health.

    Global information and education on HIV and AIDS


    Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together, social change happens. CADCA represents over 5,000 community coalitions that involve individuals from key sectors including schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media and others. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and more than 30 countries around the world. The CADCA coalition model emphasizes the power of community coalitions to prevent substance misuse through collaborative community efforts. We believe that prevention of substance use and misuse before it starts is the most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce substance use and its associated costs.

    Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

  • FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.

    U.S Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • kidsHealth

    KidsHealth is committed to transforming the health of children by going beyond medicine to improve the health of the world in which every child lives. We aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.


  • MTAC 

    Since 1997, MTAC has collaborated with Massapequa Public Schools, parents, residents, law enforcement, clergy, private and non-profit agencies, businesses and federal, state and local governments to enhance efforts to prevent substance misuse and to promote a healthy Massapequa. 

    We live in challenging times with a drug epidemic that must be faced head on through guidance, support and education. Working together, MTAC and the Massapequa community promote a healthy Massapequa by addressing drug use, underage drinking and addiction so our youth grow up drug free. 

    MTAC (Massapequa Takes Action Coalition)

  • Maurer

    The Maurer Foundation is a Long Island non-profit dedicated to breast cancer prevention through early detection, risk reduction & healthy lifestyle choices.

    The Maurer Foundation

  • National Aids Memorial

    By sharing the story of the struggle against HIV/AIDS, we remember, in perpetuity, the lives lost, we offer healing and hope to survivors, and we inspire new generations of activists in the fight against stigma, denial, and hate for a just future. Please visit the National AIDS Memorial site for the history of the AIDS epidemic and the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

    National AIDS Memorial

  • NAMI

    NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

    NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

  • NIH

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

    National Institute of Health

  • online therapy

    According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), addiction affects an estimated 40% of Americans. Addiction is a compulsive reliance on a specific behavior or substance with difficulty controlling oneself. These substances can include alcohol, stimulants, opiates, and other drugs. If your loved one is battling addiction, there is hope. Addiction counseling and therapy can help them learn to break the cycle of abuse and teach them new, healthy coping mechanisms for grief, stress, and other triggers.

    Addiction Treatment: What Families Need to Know

  • drugfree

    Substance use and addiction affects more than 20 million Americans. Together with our many supporters, we are helping families find answers. We're on a mission to transform how our nation addresses addiction by empowering families, advancing effective care, shaping public policy and changing culture.

    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

  • PACT

    YES Community Counseling Center's PACT (Partnering In Action Change For Tomorrow) Initiative seeks to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of underage drinking, binge drinking and youth substance use and its related problems (ages 9-20). Through community collaboration, we develop data-driven strategies and educational outreach to strengthen our communities’ prevention capacity and change the conditions by which youth substance use exists.

    PACT (Partnering In Action Change For Tomorrow)

    YES Community Counseling Center

  • Recovered

    Deciding to seek treatment for addiction is one of the biggest steps a person can take towards recovery. Knowing where to start when choosing an addiction rehab center may feel daunting at first, with thousands of options across the country that specialize in different kinds of treatment. At Recovered, we have compiled a thorough list of rehabilitation centers across every state; including inpatient, outpatient, state-funded, and luxury facilities to ensure finding the right alcohol or drug rehab center is as easy as possible.

  • Suicide Hotline

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

    CALL: 1-800-276-TALK (8255)

    Suicide Prevention Hotline