Additional Resources & Materials

At National Safe Place, we encourage our sponsors and agencies to take control of their own training and knowledge. That’s why we offer PDF presentations from past training sessions for you to download and review at your own pace. Choose from dozens of lessons on many different topics.

Shared Training Resources

National Safe Place is pleased to offer training resources, online links and copies of online webinar material. If you have questions about any of the resources available, please contact Susan Harmon, Director of Safe Place National Operations, at 502-635-3660 or email at

PowerPoints Currently Available

National Safe Place training PowerPoints are available for download online.

Suggested Links

Federal Grants for Youth Program

Stay on top of the latest information about federal programs, including grants, for your youth agency, school or youth ministry.

“Find Youth Info” is a collaboration among 12 federal agencies offering information on youth programs, interactive mapping, and federal grants.

SAMHSAs National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Link to free publications which include Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts, The Teen Years: A Road Map for Parents CD-ROM, Navigating the Teen Years: A Parent’s Handbook for Raising Healthy Teens and more.

Link to free access to online articles pretaining to Parenting and Homelessness. The Special Section fills a gap in research on the challenges of family relationships in the context of homelessness. The articles include practice, policy, and research recommendations to support parents as they stabilize their lives, care for their children, and move out of homelessness.

Recovery: A Philosopy of Hope and Resilience

A person’s early days in recovery might be compared to a climber’s first steps up a great mountain. There’s a lot of work ahead. This article highlights programs at SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) as well as recent white papers published online.

New findings in 2008 Survey for Illicit Drug Use Among Young Adults

Among 12- to 17-year-olds, a significant decline was reported in overall past-month illicit drug use.

Reach Out

A national suicide prevention campaign for teens lead by SAMHSA, Ad Council, and Inspire USA Foundation. The PSA’s and especially the website provide great resources for teens that may be dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, or have a friend going through those situations.

Department of Education: Free Publications

Link to EdPubs which allows you to order free publications including Preventing Bullying: A Manual for Schools and Communities, Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention, and Do You Need Money for College?


Information & Tips for Parents

Money Matters: A Guide to Teaching Finances to Children

In today’s complex financial world, it has never been more important to teach children about responsible money management. This five-part resource will help guide younger generations towards a smarter, more financially informed future.

Family Watchdog

Awareness is your best defense. Family Watchdog allows you to see where registered sexual offenders live and work around you.

A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Brain

New discoveries about adolescent brain development provide insights about teens and risky behaviors as well as new ideas and tips on what parents can say and do when talking with their teens about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

OPERATION: SPIRIT – Parent Handbook

A non-profit independent organization dedicated to all parents and caregivers of teenagers on a mission to educate, encourage, equip and engage parents of teens.

TEENS AND SEX:  What Do the Teenagers Think?


SuEllen Fried is a passionate advocate for children who devotes her time to reduce the cruelty of children to each other. SuEllen and her daughter, Paula Fried, Ph.D., co-authored “Bullies & Victims: Helping Your Child Through the Schooyard Battlefield” in 1996 and “Bullies, Targets & Witnesses: Helping Children Break the Pain Chain” in 2003.

She has been a national and international speaker on the topic of child abuse and bullying and has appeared on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, MSNBC, and was featured on an A & E Documentary, Bill Kurtis Reports, “Bullied to Death.”  She travels extensively, speaking with students, educators and parents on the topic of bullying. Her workshops and trainings have been sponsored by the American Medical Association Alliance, PTA’s, Girl Scouts of America and many public, private and parochial schools and school districts.


The differences between bullying and teasing can be subtle, but knowing those differences and how to deal with bullying are essential skills for youth-serving professionals. Learn the latest in Indiana Youth Institute’s Issue Alert, “When Push Turns to Shove: How to Help Bullies and their Targets.” The Issue Alert also includes the latest information on cyberbullying. Sponsored by Clarian Health, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Lilly Endowment.

Back to School: Resources that Can Help Parents and Children

Preparing for a new school year can be both exciting and stressful for children. Whether starting first grade or high school, a new school year means new experiences, relationships, responsibilities, and concerns. Among those concerns are bullying, smoking, and underage drinking. Below are a few links that can help you adress these issues with your child.

Too Smart to Start

Campaign Information:


Online Safety

Parents, teachers, mentors, social service providers, law enforcement and young people themselves all have a role in helping kids stay safe online.

What can you do?

The NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive educational resource offered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.  The Web site offers fun activities that help teach children how to be safe while online.

The site also includes information on social networking, cyberbullying, gaming and tips to prevent sexting.

The resource can be used at home, in the classroom, in your youth agency and in public presentations.


Suicide Prevention & Awareness

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has four free-of-charge trainings at

The Jason Foundation has free online training for educators at as does the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

National Study examines sucidial thoughts and behaviors and discovered that nearly 8.3 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. Read the findings below:

Supporting Survivors of Suicide

Suicide may be a personal act, but its effects are far-reaching. A new guide has been created to help deal with the effect. Check out the article below:

Tips for Writing a Winning Grant Proposal

Boost your chances of crafting a winning grant proposal by following an expert’s advice. Avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls grant writers can make.


Consulting & Training Resources

Jean Block Consulting, Inc.

Jean Block is dedicated to maximizing the success of non-profit organizations. Her focus is on capacity building for non-profits through social enterprise and best practices. Her website is filled with free online webinars to help expand your organization.

The Pursuant Group

The Pursuant Group is a family of companies all with one common purpose, serving nonprofits and helping them achieve their greatest potential. Our heart and passion is to walk alongside those who do good work and assist them in doing even more good. At our core, we’re all fundraisers just like our clients. We eat, sleep, and breathe philanthropy every day.

The Case Foundation

The Case Foundation invest in people and ideas that can change the world.

Their purpose is to expand giving, promote everyday philanthropy, deepen civic engagement, and broaden the use of new technologies to make giving more informed, efficient, and effective. Through emphasizing the value of collaboration across all sectors, individual and organizational leadership, and entrepreneurship.

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge is a full-service internet consulting agency for nonprofits, offering:

  • Online Strategy, including interactive media
  • Website Design and Development
  • Social Networking and Online Community Development
  • Online Campaigns, including email fundraising and acquisition

Common Knowledge’s website offers multiple webinars to help non-profit organizations gain a better understanding of how the internet can benefit them. By utilizing the untapped resources of the internet, a non-profit organization can widely expand their advocacy and fundraising efforts.

* The recommended links are provided solely as a service to those who visit our website and do not reflect the views or philosophies of NSP.

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