North Central Florida Community & North Central Florida Health Links
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida CPANCF.COM
352-336-2888 Gainesville - Ocala
|CRISIS / SUICIDE HOTLINES
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-Suicide (1-800-784-2433) TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
Suicide and Crisis Hotlines Around Florida (PDF) Links and phone numbers
Alachua County Crisis Center - This is the
County 24-hour-a-day crisis intervention center. They respond to individuals in crisis by phone, intervention and community outreach. Crisis Line (352) 264-6789 Crisis Hot-line: 264-6789 Rumor Control (352) 264-6557
Centers & Crisis Lines for College Students
What to do in Case of a Potentially Dangerous Mental Health Crisis in your home - Gainesville Florida Area
| PUBLIC AND PERSONAL SAFETY RESOURCES
This covers a lot of ground. We thank our community and national first responders, members of the Armed Services and our Veterans for their services.
State and Local Law EnforcementDr. Bordini and our psychological office staff have experience in the assessment and treatment of veterans, law enforcement officers and first responders including Formal Fitness for Duty Evaluations of government agency employees. Dr. Bordini has an interest in working with officer involved shootings.
FLORIDA SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION - We are proud to be a bronze business member of the
Florida Sheriffs Association. Site provides legislative information and inks to other agencies and resource
ALACHUA COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE - This is the Alachua
Fire and Rescue Site. Information about county fire ordinances, bicycle safety and more information about home fire safety can be found here. Lots of links to related sites.
ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This is the official ACSO website. Check out their programs to reduce auto theft, programs to promote safety and security for senior citizens, fraud prevention programs, Explorer Program, Teen Court, and other juvenile services. Information is provided about resources for crime victims. Locally, victims may contact the Victim Advocate Unit at the
County Sheriff’s Office at (352) 384-3317.
MARION COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - Link to Marion County Sheriff's Office. Safe Kids fingerprinting program, directory and news.
GAINESVILLE FIRE AND RESCUE - This website is a great resource for
Gainesville residents. Learn about their Heart-saver CPR and First Aid courses. Programs for children include teaching them about alarms, visits from a Safety Clown and a
Academy for 11-14 year old children. Great site has information about fire safety, pool safety, using extinguishers, storm maps, storm safety, preventing carbon monoxide poisoning, and preparing your home for cold weather is presented. There is even a program which can provide you with free smoke alarms installed in your home. Phone (352) 334-5078
GAINESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - This links to the GPD official website. Gainesville Police Department phone number: (352) 334-3208. The GPD website has great features to offer our community. Use the contents link at the top of their page to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Their site allows you to register your property, review their newsletter, a form to praise a local officer who provided assistance, access information on safety tips, neighborhood watch, Officer Friendly, Explorers and more.
OCALA POLICE DEPARTMENT Their non-emergency phone number is: (352) 369-7000.
OUR NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY
CITY OF GAINESVILLE OFFICIAL WEBSITE- This is the link to the official website of the City of
Gainesville . Information about governments, departments, employment opportunities, programs as well as local community events. Also provides links to local resources, newspapers and media stations. Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, P.A. has been providing employee assistance program (EAP) services to City of
Gainesville employees and their families since 2004. We thank many of the supervisors and other people at Employee Health, Risk Management, Gainesville Regional Utilies, Regional Transit Services, Gainesville Fire and Rescue and other departments who demonstrate commitment to providing for the health and welfare of their employees.
ALACHUA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD- This resource provides contact information for departments, school calendars, lunch menus, codes of conduct, and other valuable information for students and parents. Phone: (352) 955-7300
GAINESVILLE AND ALACHUA COUNTY COMMUNITY EVENTS- Alachua Free-Net is generous to provide a community calendar of eventsOccupational Safety, Industrial Psychology, and Occupational Health Resources
The Job Stress Network- This home page of the Center For Social Epidemiology attempts to bring together information about and related to Job Strain (specifically) and Work Stress (in general).Workplace Safety and Health Topics - NIOSH Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website. Great resource for helping to understand and prevent occupational injuries.
| HEALTH MAINTENANCE AND INJURY & ILLNESS PREVENTION
CHILDRENS HEALTH ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION - This interactive website provides information about how to protect children from toxic materials and dangerous substances in the home.
CITY OF GAINESVILLE LIFEQUEST PROGRAM - Congratulations are in order to the City of Gainesville, LifeQuest and Kathyrn Parker, R.D., L.D. for earning a Platinum Level Certification for it wellness program from the Wellness Councils of
. Learn more about this achievement and click on their exercise, nutrition and wellness menu bars to access some great information about keeping fit and healthy, starting to exercise, sensible dietary information as and preventing disease. The site also features calorie information about meals from local restaurants and a seven day meal planner to get you started in eating healthy. We are proud to provide EAP Services to a City dedicated to improving and assisting employee health.
ALACHUA COUNTY SAFE KIDS CLUB - Sponsored by the Alachua County Safe Kids Coalition, this site provides information on bike, car, water, and fire safety. Children to age 14 can join a club including a newsletter, free t-shirt, goodie bag, birthday recognition and special invitations to Safe Kids events.
Embrace life. Our office has conducted a great many evaluations of individuals who have suffered head injuries, many in motor vehicle accidents. A life can change in an instant, impacting of family and children. We came across this very touching safety commercial: Consider sending the link to your loved ones.
|CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
LIVING WITH TERRORISM: HELPING YOUR CHILDREN COPE - The Traceside Homeowners Association reproduced this on-line article we wrote based on materials from the American Psychological Association
ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD, ADD) LINKS AND RESOURCES
ADHD ASSESSMENT - One of our "sister sites", has some more detailed information about ADHD evaluations, common symptoms, co-existing conditions, Alchua County accomodations for ADHD children, and discusses issues in testing.
CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (CHADD) - This is the official ChADD Website. You can join online and receive a quality magazine with articles by researchers, educators, physicians, psychologists, parents and children. Provides fact sheets and guidance in separating facts from fiction. Toll Free Phone 1-800-233-4050
PEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - Another "sister" site, explains the role and scope of child neuropsychological assessment.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS ADHD GUIDELINES (2001) - On-line reprint of Academy published guidelines for pediatricians.
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INTERVIEW OF ADHD RESEARCHER AND WRITER RUSSEL BARKLEY, PH.D. - NPR provides this online discussion of some of Dr. Barkley's views on ADHD based upon a lifetime of clinical and research work.
ADHDSHAREDFOCUS.COM - This is a website developed by Shire. It has specific sections for parents, children and adolescents and healthcare providers. It emphasizes basic education about the neurobiology of ADHD, basic diagnostic screening measures, and multimodal treatment approaches (beyond medication) that involve managing ADHD throughout the lifespan. Individuals can sign up for newsletters.
DEVELOPMENTAL LEARNING, LANGUAGE, MOTOR AND OTHER DISORDERS
Asperger's Disorder, Autism, Perrasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Related Disorders
Florida Regional Centers for Autism and Related Disorders - list of Universities serving different regions of Florida.
AUTISM RELATED DISORDERS Links and Resources - National and Florida
UF CENTER FOR AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS (CARD) - Serves North Central Florida - Website provides fact sheets providing information on the definition, diagnosis and treatment of Autism and Asperger's Disorders. Resources are in English and Spanish. The Center provides services and support for families, individuals, peers and professionals throughout
Phone (352) 846-2761
LD ASSESSMENT - Our sister site describes what is involved in comprehensive assessment of learning disabilities
LEARNING DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - National organization provides fact sheets, advocacy and other resources for individuals with learning disabilities, parents and professionals
APRAXIA, MOTOR AND COORDINATION DISORDERS
CHILDHOOD APRAXIA OF SPEECH ORGANIZATION - Nonprofit organization dedicated to children with speech apraxia (verbal dyspraxia), their families, professionals and researchers. Provides guidance, referral, education, and research support on topics related to apraxia and associated speech, language, and learning delays, education, and therapy.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN
ZERO TO THREE Health Resource for Parents of Infants - Well-designed educational site helps parents with educational information about early childhood development, and caring for your infant and toddler.
QUICK BABY NAMES 20,000 searchable baby names and their meanings, popularity charts, you can even listen to the pronunciation of each name.
CHOSEN FAMILIES ADOPTION GROUP Gainesville, Florida - Provides Resources for people considering adoption, support during the adoption process and social activities for families formed through adoption. Educational meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Childcare is typically provided. Family social events on the last Sat. of each month. Click on link for location and up to date information. Read Dr. Melchor-Beaupre and Dr. Springer's 2007 presentation summary on blended families and adoptive family tips.
| WOMEN'S HEALTH
THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH INFORMATION CENTER - This outstanding Dept. of Health and Human Services website is directed to women’s health. Issues of heart health, menopause, breast-feeding, quitting smoking and links to other resources are provided. Provides healthcare information in multiple languages.
Women with Cancer -American Cancer Society Make-up kits and hands-on instruction designed for women in treatment for cancer. Pre-registration required 1-800-ACS-2345 Gainesville, Florida - Every third Monday at 2:00 - Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2119 SE 16th St., Gainesville, FL. Also meets in
Ocala, Florida - Every third Monday, 10:00 a.m. 2100 SE 17th St.
| RESOURCES FOR SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS
CAREGIVER HELP, TIPS, FACTSHEETS AND RESOURCES - This website offers a wealth of information and resources on Alzheimer’s, Disease anoxic-hypoxic, fronto-temporal dementia and other dementias. Includes Spanish and other foreign-language resources.
THE CAREGIVER'S HANDBOOK - ONLINE - This is the full 9-part THE CAREGIVER'S HANDBOOK - Assisting both the Caregiver and the Elderly Care-receiver published to the web by Robert Stall, M.D. This resource has sections dealing with checklists for the caregiver, accessing community resources, providing in-home assistance, nutrition, medical care, financial and legal advice.
AARP Driver Safety Program - AARP sponsors driver safety programs for seniors, which often qualifies seniors for auto insurance discounts. In Alachua
Florida Call (352) -333-3036.
County Call (352) 861-6698.
| ALCOHOL, DRUG, SMOKING AND ADDICTIONS EDUCATION AND RESOURCES
NATIONAL CLEARING HOUSE FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE - Comprehensive site for drug and alcohol information for parents, teens, individuals, health professionals and researchers. Features recent news, announcements, publications as well as further links.
PREVENTION ONLINE - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA's National Clearing House for Alcohol and Drug Information site features drug facts, information for families, workplace, webcasts and publications.
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION- Did you know that most people who succeed in quitting smoking for the long-term have made multiple attempts. So, keep trying, don't give up!
SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND DRUG PATHOLOGY SLIDES - This site has a mini-tutorial which provides some great slides of the damaging effects of smoking, alcohol, and other drugs.
TEEN ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION
FREEVIBE - A SITE FOR TEENS - This is a "cool" multi-feature site for teens sponsored by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. Here you will find clips of those provocative anti-drug commercials, real stories from teens, suggestions of how to help a friend, issues such as teen pregnancy, drug facts, as well as information about alcohol, marijuana and drugs like GHB, Ecstasy, Rohypnol and others. Attractively designed.
NIDA FOR TEENS - NIDA launched this website to provide teens with the science behind alcohol and drugs and their abuse. Great resource for education, prevention, and those school projects.
Brochures for Parents to Prevent Cigarette Smoking - From Phillip Morris Provides educational material for parents interested in preventing teen and child smoking on its website in English as well as Spanish. Multi-featured presentations as well as an order form for brochures can be found there.
STATE AND LOCAL SUPPORT
FLORIDA ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) MEETINGS, Phone Numbers and Websites
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA INTERGROUP WEBSITE FOR ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - This website provides a list of activities and AA meetings in the North Central Florida area including Gainesville, Newberry, Keystone Heights, High Springs, Starke, Melrose, and Alachua. Spanish-language meetings held in
Ocala also listed. North
Central Florida 24 hour Alcoholics Anonymous hotline (352) 372-8091.
NORTH FLORIDA AL-ANON / ALATEEN - Provides information for teen children, spouses and significant others of individuals suffering from alcoholism. Educational information, meetings (when and where), resources and a calendar of events. (352) 379-4701
|NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESS, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND OTHER BRAIN INJURIES
NEUROPSYCHCOLOGYCENTRAL - One of our own websites, originally founded in 1995 by Dr. Browndke to provide national forums, information, links, and resources related to neurology and neuropsychology. Has a student forum, lists of national and international conferences, and has free psychology and neuropsychology employment boards.
FORENSIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - Another of our websites describing the nature of comprehensive forensic neuropsychological assessment.
THE WHOLE BRAIN ATLAS - This
School Site has great materials on neuroanatomy, great images, graphics and information of neurological illness and pathology.
GERIATRICPSYCH.COM - Provides additional information on psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment of elderly individuals. Provides some additional resources.
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE (Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type)
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER Alachua and Marion County Alzheimers Disease Support Groups - click here for schedule- We are proud to have been bronze sponsors of the annual memory walk. The website provides information about the disease and a wealth of educational resources. The Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association serves Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Suwannee, and Union Counties. The local chapter has supported EASE: "Early Alzheimer Support and Education". It involves 8 weeks of two hour-a-week sessions for persons with Alzheimer's disease and family members. Session topics include legal and financial issues, making decisions, medical treatment update, family relationships, advance directives, and communication skills. Biweekly support groups are offered for early stage patients, but an intake interview must be scheduled by calling in advance. Local Phone: 352-372-6266, Toll Free: 800-272-3900. If you provide care for a spouse, parent or grandchild and live in the North Central Florida are and need support,- call FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT PROGRAM CAREGIVER HELPLINE 1-800-717-3277 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAIN INJURY (TBI, MTBI, CHI)
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA - This is the official website of the Brain Injury Association of
Florida. It has a directory of statewide support groups, brain injury fact sheets, and other resources for survivors and families. Telephone (954) 786-2400. En Espanol (305) 762-1451
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY PROGRAM- For eligible individuals, this program can provide acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, transitional living services, adaptive equipment, home modifications, and other services necessary for community reintegration. This link also provides information about eligibility requirements. CALL Toll Free: 1-800-342-0778
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH: The Basics - (offsite). This website .pdf file Provided by the Children & Youth Subcommittee of the Brain & Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission has a list of links and resources. We are honored they included our www.neuropsychologycentral.com website as a resource for professionals.
AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION- A division of the American Heart Association this site provides information on stroke risks, prevention and treatment.
| ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND MOOD DISORDERS
ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - National Organization provides information about anxiety disorders, fast facts, self-help resources and national directory of affiliated support groups.
NIMH ANXIETY DISORDER PAGE - A 36 page downloadable PDF file from the National Institute of Mental Health provides an overview of the symptoms and treatment of the major anxiety disorders: panic disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; social phobia; specific phobias; and generalized anxiety disorder. It is available in English and Spanish. This site also lists organizations to contact for further information.
| INSURANCE, HEALTH CARE QUALITY, AND HEALTH CARE REFORM
FLORIDA HEALTH LICENSURE - REPORT UNLICENSED ACTIVITY - This State of Florida Website provides links to help you ensure your healthcare provider is licensed and the ability to report unlicensed activity. Due to the training required only licensed psychologists can provide psychological testing, psychological evaluations or psychological assessments. Beware of individuals who try to avoid state psychological licensing laws by calling psychological testing by other names.
MENTAL HEALTH BILL OF RIGHTS - American Psychological Association site provides information about mental health rights and a guide to dealing with mental health insurance and appeals issues.
HARP: HEALTH ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT - HARP promotes itself as a resource for patients, doctors, and attorneys seeking to establish the liability of HMOs, Managed Health Care Organizations, and Nursing Facilities for the consequences of their decisions. Deals with issues such as fighting denials, consumer resources and issues of the law.
HEALTH ADMINSTRATION RESPONSIBILITY PROJECT - Are you concerned with HMO denials, your insurance rights, insurance company abuses, or just curious to know Top HMO exec salaries? Visit this site dedicated to health insurance accountability.
MAJOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MEDICAL ILLNESS RESOURCES
CIRCULATORY, BLOOD, AND HEART (CARDIAC) DISEASE
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - National Website provide heart disease prevention resources, information on how to recognize signs of a heart attack, and a interactive tool designed to help you talk to your doctor about your treatment and options that are available. Spanish language resources as well as discussions about risks for African-Americans, women, and other groups. -
Gainesville Chapter phone: (352) 333-3244
Heart HealthCalculator Am. Heart Association Use this on-line tool to calculate your risk for circulatory disease as well as estimate the impact of exercise, weight loss, diet and other changes.
LUNG AND RESPIRATORY
Also see our section on Alcohol and Drugs for Smoking Cessation links.
AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION - As you can imagine, this is a comprehenisve site about preventing, diagnosing and treating lung diseases including lung cancer, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and asthma. Did you know severe snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea and is associated with increased risks of hypertension and heart disease?
NATIONAL COALITION OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
THEAMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
GENERAL AND CHILDHOOD CANCER LINKS
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BREAST CANCER ORGANIZATIONS
Women with Cancer -American Cancer SocietyMake-up kits and hands-on instruction designed for women in treatment for cancer.Pre-registration required 1-800-ACS-2345 Gainesville, Florida - Every third Monday at 2:00 - Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2119 SE 16th St., Gainesville, FL. Also meets in
Ocala, Florida - Every third Monday, 10:00 a.m. 2100 SE 17th St.
THE KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
GAINESVILL FLORIDA HOPE LODGE - Temporary hosusing for family and patients undergoing cancer care.
NATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER COALITION
PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION
Prostate Cancer - Support and education by the American Cancer Society Gainesville - second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Winn
Dixie Hope Lodge, 2119 SE 16th St.
Ocala. Meets on 4th Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Urology
Florida , 3201 SW 34th St, GainesvilleFL.
GENERAL AND CHILDHOOD CANCER LINKS
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION - National association website provides well organized information on diagnosis, treatment, diet, exercise and resources. Comprehensive site has Spanish language resources as well as information for African-Americans and other groups. Anyone with Type I or II diabetes or with a family history of diabetes should check out this site and check out the Diabetes Risk Test link below.
ADA Toll Free: 1 888 DIABETES
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION - TAKE THIS RISK TEST - Take this test to help understand your risk for Diabetes. See a doctor if you have high risk and have your blood sugar tested.
DIABETES - FREE DOWNLOAD BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITOR - SiDiary offers a blood glucose log with versions for your PC or pocket PC. Different languages and graphing options available.
DIABETES CARE - On-line 2003 Practice Guidelines - Online practice guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of diabetes as well additional journal articles from Diabetes Care.
FREE METFORMIN Medication 30 day supplies now available from Publix, along with on-line newsletter.
Check out ourEating Disorders Page
Download NIMH EatingDisorders Information and References Brochure
National EatingDisorders Organization
MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND REFERENCE RESOURCES
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION : Public Access Pages - Resources from the official website of the American Psychological Association. Features a consumer’s help center, media information and press releases, health information, and links to State psychological associations.
BEHAVENET DSM-IV DIAGNOSTIC MANUAL CAPSULES - This website includes DSM-IV Diagnostic criteria.
CDC AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY - This site provides information about toxic exposures.
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL - This Dept. of HHS site provides a wide variety of health and prevention resources and information about national conferences and national health data and statistics. Health and Safety Topics include sections on birth defects, disabilities, environmental health, violence and injury prevention, and workplace safety and health.
MEDFRIENDLY ONLINE MEDICAL TERM DICTIONARY - Good fast on-line dictionary - if you don't mind the pop-up ads.
MEDLINE PLUS - This is a link to a large database of searchable information sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health. Includes health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, current health news as well as links to many more health organizations and sites.
MERCK MANUAL TRADE NAMES OF COMMON DRUGS -
PUBMED- PubMed, a service of the National Resource from the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. Includes articles not available on MEDLINE.
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA SPORTS, ARTS AND RECREATION
FLORIDA DISABLED OUTDOORS ASSOCIATION - 2213 Tallahassee Dr., Tallahassee, FL
32309(850) 668-7323 SPORTS ABILITY Promotes outdoor sports and recreational activities for individuals with a variety of disabilities.
GAINESVILLE TARGET RANGE, INC. - Gainesville is fortunate to have a well designed, safe, and well-managed rifle and pistol range which is open to members. Basic to advanced instruction is offered by nationally recognized class instructors as well as an outstanding group of instructors from our area: The Defensive Training Group. A great place which promotes responsible gun sports. (850) 668-7323
SPORTS ABILITY Promotes outdoor sports and recreational activities for individuals with a variety of disabilities.