New Jersey Department of Education


Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers
Formerly The New Jersey Center for Character Education


Developing Safe and Civil Schools Initiative (DSACS)


The Association of Student Assistance Professionals – New Jersey (ASAPNJ)


United States Department of Education (USDOE)

United States Department of Education

Office of Safe and Drug-Free School



Character Education and Civic Engagement Technical Assistance Center (CETAC)

CETAC provides state program administrators, local educators and the public with information on character education and civic engagement, as well as strategies that support academic goals and other reform efforts. This center will also provide support and information for and about schools involved in character education and civic engagement across the country. CETAC's objective is to provide technical assistance for implementing effective character education and civic engagement to the U.S. Department of Education's Partnerships in Character Education Program grantees and to serve as a resource for grantees, educators, parents and the community at large. CETAC also contains publicly accessible information on legislative changes and news and events, as well as publications on character education and links to resources of interest to the field.


Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention

The Center's mission is to assist ED in serving IHEs in developing and implementing policies and programs that will foster students' academic and social development and promote campus and community safety by preventing the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use and violence among college students. The Center is ED's primary provider of services in alcohol and other drug abuse and violence prevention in higher education founded upon state-of-the-art knowledge and research-based strategies.


U.S. Department of Education Mentoring Resource Center

The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) has established the Mentoring Resource Center to provide grantees funded under the Mentoring Program (84.184B) with training and technical assistance, as appropriate, in the management and implementation of their projects, and to ensure their capacity to sustain their efforts over time. The Center will provide a variety of services, including training events, publications related to best practices, distance learning, and resource sharing opportunities. The Mentoring Resource Center is a collaborative effort between EMT Associates, Inc., located in Folsom, CA, and the Northwest Regional Education Laboratory, located in Portland, OR. Both organizations have extensive experience in providing guidance, learning opportunities, and informational support to youth mentoring efforts.

The Safe Schools/Healthy Students 

The SSHS website provides more detailed information about the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative. This site is maintained by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration of the Department of Health and Human Service, one of the three Federal Safe Schools/Healthy Student partners. The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides technical assistance and training to the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative grantees that are funded by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice.  http://www.promoteprevent.org/


Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center 

The U.S. Department of Education began supporting the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center in FY 2004. The Center supports all grantees funded under the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discretionary grant program (formerly Emergency Response and Crisis Management grant program) by providing emergency management resources, training, and publications. The TA Center also helps non-grantee local educational districts (LEAs) and private schools with improving and strengthening their emergency management plans through the provision of resources, responses to technical assistance requests, and facilitation of Emergency Management for Schools Training events. The TA Center Web site is available at http://rems.ed.gov. A variety of resources are available on the Web site including Power Point presentations from previous training events and a series of newsletters, Lessons Learned documents, and Helpful Hint publications. EMT Associates, Inc. from Folsom, California, manages the TA Center. For additional information on the REMS TA Center, please contact Tara.Hill@ed.gov mailto:Tara.Hill@ed.gov or at 202-708-9431.


CDC's School Health Education Resources (SHER) provides user-friendly access to the myriad school health education offerings available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Included with the SHER materials are the related National Health Education Standards http://webdev.nccd.cdc.gov:8000/HealthyYouth/SHER/standards/index.htm

and CDC's Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula http://webdev.nccd.cdc.gov:8000/HealthyYouth/SHER/characteristics/index.htm.

CDC's Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/HECAT/index.htm

can help school schools conduct a clear, complete, and consistent analysis of health education curricula based on the National Health Education Standards and CDC’s Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula. The HECAT results can help schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education.


Character Education Partnership





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