Teacher Resources

Click here to view a comprehensive listing of area agencies and the services they provide for childhood education!

The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 provides comprehensive information and referral line to connect callers to critical health and human care programs throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties.

Heart of Illinois United Way – Rebuilding Hope After a Natural Disaster
Survivors of a natural disaster need concise calming and coping strategies to help for both short and long-term needs. To identify and respond to local emotional health needs, the Heart of Illinois United Way has produced this book.

BAM! Body and Mind
A website for kids with fun and educational games, videos and more about diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and body and lifestyle information.

Health information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak.” This site has sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators with information on health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

Learn to Be Healthy
As three sites in one, Learn to be Healthy provides information for educators and families, kids, and teens in a fun and interactive way.

MyPyramid Blast Off Game
This fun and interactive game teaches kids about the importance of eating from each of the different food groups and daily exercise.

Fuel Up to Play 60
This program was founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, to empower students to take charge of making small, everyday changes at school like choosing good-for-you foods and getting active. Resources are available for students, supporters, and educators.

Girls Health
A reliable and useful site for girls ages 10-16, Girls Health provides information on over hundreds of topics and is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures.

Stop Bullying
With information from various government agencies, this site explains what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Dairy Council of California
Interactive tools and games with information for everyone about nutrition, fitness and health. Also helpful advice to help you set goals to take you one step further to a healthy lifestyle.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing down the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Additional sites are catered to provide info to the following groups: researchers, medical & health professionals, patients & families, parents & educators, and students & young adults.

Just Think Twice
A site for teens about drugs, Just Think Twice provides information on drug facts, facts vs. fiction, the consequences of drug use, stories from other teens, and an overview of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
A part of Proctor Health Care, Inc., the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery offers comprehensive addiction treatment for alcohol, drug, gambling, food, sex, Internet, video game, spending, and chronic pain with addiction.

Illinois Department of Public Health
The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury. Their website provides lots of helpful resources and news, and links to other health organizations in Illinois.

Stay Teen
The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage girls to enjoy their teen years and the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. Information on a range of topics including sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception help teens become better prepared to make informed choices.

Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for food service, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

This gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers is a great source for everyone interested in improving their health. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, there is a range of health information and resources for infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors.

The Partnership
By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership translates the science of teen drug abuse and addiction for families. This site provides information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library, and it maintains and makes available a vast collection of electronic resources for all to use.

Rx Safety Matters
Started by Purdue Pharma L.P. this site is working with healthcare professionals, law enforcement and local communities across the country to curb diversion and abuse of medications. Committed to being part of the solution to prescription drug abuse, Rx Safety Matters has developed a range of programs focused on education, prevention, and deterrence.

National Council on Patient Information and Education
One of the original patient safety coalitions, NCPIE has been working to advance the safe, appropriate use of medicines through enhanced communication since 1982.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, nonprofit organization with the goal of preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy, especially among young adults.

Scholastic Inc. Heads Up
Information from Scholastic Inc., for teachers about drugs and everything their students need to know.

Registry of Evidence Based Programs
A searchable online registry of more than 300 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. This site connects members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.