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In collaboration with the staff of the APA library, Psychiatric Services offers a monthly listing of mental-health-related Web sites and other sites of interest. The list will change monthly as new sites are identified, existing sites add new features, and different categories of sites are included. We'd like maintaining the list to be an interactive process, so tell us about your favorite sites or what you'd like to be able to find on the Web. You can reach us by e-mail at psjournal@psych.org.

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Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence—www.colorado.edu/cspv/

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence was founded at the University of Colorado in 1992. The center collects research literature and resources on the causes and prevention of violence, offers technical assistance for the evaluation and development of violence prevention programs, and conducts research through data analysis and other projects on the causes of violence and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.

Visitors to the center's Web site can obtain fact sheets on such issues as juvenile sexual aggression, gangs and youth violence, and safe school planning as well as position summaries on gun control prevention efforts and positive peer culture programs. They can also conduct keyword searches of the center's Violence Program database, download blueprints of model violence prevention programs, and link to other Web sites on violence. The site currently features a statement on the center's response to the shootings at Columbine High School last spring.


American Pain Society—www.ampainsoc.org

Information and education for physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacologists, therapists, and psychiatrists who research and treat pain and advocate for patients who are in chronic pain.


Society of Biological Psychiatry—www.sobp.org

Offers information about the society's purpose, its publications, membership, awards, meetings, and contact information for staff and officers.


Canadian Medical Association Journal—www.cma.ca/cmaj/index.htm

In addition to abstracts and selected full-text features from the current issue, the site presents the table of contents for the upcoming issue and an advance look at issues the journal's news editors are currently following for future reports.


The Medicaid Clearinghouse—www.familiesusa.org/medicaid/

This comprehensive source of information on the Medicaid program includes sections on federal issues, state issues, children's health, advocacy, and general resources.


Genetics in the Medical Literature—www.cdc.gov/genetics/Medical.htm

An ongoing literature search consisting of abstracts of recently published articles obtained from PubMed. Customized search algorithms identify key articles in the areas of genetic epidemiology, genetics and public health, and genetics and disease prevention.


Focus on Children's Health—www.ciesin.org/docs/001-233/001-233.html

This site, part of the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University, features an informative report from the World Resources Institute on the major causes of death among children around the world, improving children's health, the impact of industrialization and urbanization, and building a global consensus on improving children's health.


Children Now—www.childrennow.org

Promotes the use of research and mass communications to make the well-being of children a top priority across the nation. Sections include an overview of programs, political action alerts, and features on timely topics such as teaching children about AIDS and talking with them about violence and drugs.


Stress Assess—wellness.uwsp.edu/Health_Service/services/stress.shtml

An educational tool designed to evaluate users' current sources of stress, distress symptoms, and lifestyle behaviors. Based on a personalized assessment, users learn healthy and effective strategies to deal with stress in their lives.


American Psychiatric Association—www.psych.org

New additions include information on the 1999 Institute on Psychiatric Services in October in New Orleans and a listing of international psychiatric organizations by country.


American Psychiatric Publishing Group—www.psychiatryonline.org

Full-text versions of recent issues of the American Journal of Psychiatry,Psychiatric Services, and journals published by American Psychiatric Press, Inc., are accessible at no cost during a limited free trial period.


American Psychiatric Press, Inc.—www.appi.org

Contains tables of contents and abstracts of current APPI journals and back issues of Psychiatric Services




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