Resources for Psychologists/School Psychologists

The topics listed are individual websites that can be accessed by members of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP). If you are not a member of AASEP, and would like to join AASEP, click on the following link: Join AASEP to Register.

Members of AASEP, please login  (member login and password) to have full access to all the information and other websites links, in our database.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Issues

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Related Resources- This resource from the  is an excellent site to visit if you are involved with students who are experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol. The site offers you fact sheets on over 26 drugs as well as extensive resources on issues dealing with drugs, alcohol, HIV, recovery, treatment and many other topics. A good source for specific information that ay help in communication with students, staff and parents.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - This subdivision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides a handful of resources for dealing with and general information on drug and alcohol abuse.

Journals and Books

  • Psychology Indexes to Journals and Books - Index from the Boston University Libraries of journals and books related to psychology.  Includes links with abstracts as well as reference tools, research guides, and selected web links.


  • Antidepressants: Youth Suicide Warnings Increasingly Questioned- FDA advisories warning of increased suicide risk among children and adolescents beginning antidepressant therapy have alarmed the health care community. But emerging evidence suggests that this may not be the case—and that it may actually be a disservice to withhold these medications from persons who need them.
  • Index to Drug Specific Information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - A general list of information for a large number of prescription drugs.  Information for a drug will be in one of three different formats:  1. Patient Information Sheet (with and without FDA Alerts); 2. Consumer Information Sheet (for drugs approved since 1998. These will all be eventually converted to Patient Information Sheets); 3. Drug Information Page (may include a Patient or Consumer Information Sheet, Healthcare Professional Sheet, approval information, FDA press releases, questions and answers about a drug, and other related information).


  • Helping Children Deal with Terrorism - PDF file.  Exposure to violence in any form, whether directly or indirectly witnessed leaves children feeling frightened, unsafe, vulnerable and at times hopeless. Most children exhibit temporary behaviors that are characteristic of younger children. Children react with a wide variety of feelings and behaviors. Some children experience worrying, and bad memories that go away. Others have long term reactions. Some children who are acutely affected need to have adults stay with them until they feel more stable. It is important to remember that visual images are more terrifying than talking. The best way fro a child to learn about what has happened is by talking with parents.