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The Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) protects and promotes safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services.
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
The New York City Mayor’s Office, Department of Education and New York City Police Department believe the City’s schools must foster environments most conducive to learning. We believe all children deserve such environments and that all children have the potential to learn and succeed. That means, first and foremost, that our schools must be safe. It also means that in keeping them safe, we must preserve their essential character as places of learning.
The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community-based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and to provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish.
FAP provides support to families that are struggling with everyday challenges. FAP works to strengthen families, reduce conflict, and connect your family to many services that provide ongoing support in your community. It helps families handle concerns such as a child running away, skipping school, or disruptive behavior, without having to go to court. Any family can get help from FAP. 
Learn about dealing with peer pressure, bullying and dating violence as well as depression, and anger. Do you have questions about preventing pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections? NYC Teen will tell you the facts, so you can decide what to do as well as where to find free and low-cost clinics. Teen Mental Health information. For teens who have family members who use drugs and alcohol.
The New York City Department of Education collaborated with parents and teachers to create the Parent Guide to help you bring these concepts into conversations at home. Translations can be found here.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and NYCDOE Chancellor’s Regulation A-780 ensure that students residing in temporary living situations have access to the same public education and services that are available to permanently housed students.
The Students in Temporary Housing (STH) unit within the Office of Safety and Youth Development (OSYD) is available to answer questions on the rights of students residing in temporary housing situations. In addition, STH Content Experts are available in each borough to provide technical assistance and to work directly with schools.
This site offers school mental health resources not only for clinicians, but also for educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students. To efficiently find resources that fit your needs, just click the link to the left that corresponds to your role in the school community.  However, since you may benefit from resources in numerous domains within this site, we encourage you to explore many areas.
Free and low cost mental health support resources.
NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.