National Center for Youth Issues provides educational resources, training and support programs to foster the healthy psychosocial, emotional, and physical development of children and youth.Since our founding in 1981, NCYI has established a reputation as one of the country's leading providers of teaching materials and training for counseling and student support professionals. NCYI helps meet the immediate needs of struggling children throughout the nation by ensuring those who mentor them are well prepared to respond across the developmental spectrum. To date, NCYI has placed materials in and provided training to over 35,000 schools in all 50 states. Last year alone, NCYI placed more than 60,000 counseling resources in schools throughout the country.The range of issues addressed has grown substantially throughout our history, encompassing subjects ranging from bullying and violence prevention, to drug and alcohol abuse, childhood depression, suicide, and character development. As the role of student support workers continues to expand, NCYI has broadened the range of topics addressed, offering resources to address such challenges as: Internet safety, childhood obesity, psychosocial and emotional implications of chronic disease, self-injury, ADHD, bi-polar and autism spectrum disorders.NCYI hosts local, regional, and statewide "Healthy Choices for Youth" educator training events (with over 8,000 educators trained), and provides conference management services to help school districts, nonprofits, and government agencies as they work to improve life outcomes for children and youth.Our goal is to uphold good, sound moral standards as a model for young people in their daily lives; to craft our materials and services with time-honored principles, written in a format acceptable and welcome in public schools; and to become a beacon, shining the light of virtue and illuminating the benefits of making positive, healthy choices into the classrooms of America.