Parent Resources

Active Parenting
Active Parenting programs empower families by providing parents with the skills to help their children survive and thrive in our changing world.

Autism Speaks
Research shows that many parents of young children are generally unaware of autism. This website is part of a campaign that seeks to educate parents about the growing rate of autism in this country and to ultimately increase the level of early detection.

CampusCalm
An award-winning website for stressed-out students, concerned parents and educators to help students relieve stress and worry. Free resources, articles, tips and more.

College Parents of America

College Parents of America (CPA) is the only national membership association dedicated to advocating on your behalf and to serving as your resource as you prepare for and put your children through college.

College Savings Programs
This website is sponsored by the National Association of State Treasurers and has information about college savings plans.

Comfort Zone Camp
Comfort Zone provides grieving children & teens with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives. Locations in Virginia, Massachussetts, Texas and California. CZC is a great resource for school counselors to refer students and parents to who have dealt with the death of a family member. Funding provided by New York Life Insurance.

CommonSense Media

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

DivorceInfo.Com
Basic pointers, resources, and advice to help families going through divorce. This page is specifically designed for parents to help children and adolescence work through their impending divorce in healthy ways.


Family Education Network
Welcome to Family Education Network, the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives.


Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
The National family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.

Friends Of Quinn

Friends of Quinn is a website dedicated to providing parents with information on and what to do if they suspect their child has a learning disability, where to find support for their child if they are diagnosed, and available resources for helping a child with a diagnosis succeed in all areas of their development. On FOQ - you can read a blog written by Quinn, the son of famous journalists Ben Bradley and Sally Quinn who has lived with a diagnosis since childhood, link to current resources, or even create your own blog!

Love and Logic
Love and Logic products provide parents and teachers with easy-to-use, practical techniques that help adults achieve respectful and healthy relationships with children. They teach the Love and Logic approach to raising children that puts teachers and parents in control, teaches children to be responsible and prepares them for the real world.

Medicines In My Home
The website provides classroom materials and resources for teachers and on-line information for students and their families. Students will learn key concepts from the program in medicine safety. The program emphasizes that medicines should be used only with permission from an adult and that if there are questions about medicine use, ask a pharmacist or doctor. Materials are provided to encourage students to share what they learn with their families so that all family members can learn to use over-the-counter medicines more safely.


Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights
The PACER Center's mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with all disabilities and their families.  PACER also hosts the National Bullying Prevention Center & information on children's mental health.


Parents Helping Parents: Parent-Directed Family Resource Center for Children with Special Needs
PHP is a 28-year-old nonprofit, family resource center that benefits children with special needs. This includes children of all ages (birth through life) and all backgrounds who have a need for special services due to any special need, including but not limited to illness, cancer, accidents, birth defects, neurological conditions, premature birth, learning or physical disabilities, mental health issues, and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder to name a few.

Parents. The Anti-Drug

This site provides information for parents and educators about drugs, drug-prevention resources, and includes activities for the classroom.


Practical Money Skills for Life
Practical Money Skills for Life is an award-winning, teacher tested and teacher approved financial education program. It is available for free, in English, Spanish and Chinese and is designed for teachers, students, parents and consumers. This free educational resource provides teachers with lesson plans (kindergarten-college) mapped to their state education requirements, as well as teacher guides, overheads, instructional videos and CD-ROMs. For students, there are interactive games and calculators designed to teach financial responsibility and important concepts such as earning, saving and budgeting money.

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center promotes a public health approach to suicide prevention. The site includes research, facts and figures, materials and information on best practices in suicide prevention.

Stop Alcohol Abuse: Underage Drinking Prevention

Despite the prevalence of underage drinking, and the potential consequences, research shows that parents generally underestimate the extent to which their teen children use alcohol and even consider it inevitable. This website is part of a campaign launched by SAMHSA which seeks to raise awareness and encourages parents to talk to their children early and often about the dangers of underage drinking. It also teaches the consequences of underage drinking.

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues

This is the Web site for the national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk to their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/Aids, violence, alcohol and drug abuse. Free materials offered.

Think Before You Post: Online Sexual Exploitation

Sponsored by the US Department of Justice and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Online Sexual Exploitation PSA campaign is to make teen girls aware of the potential dangers of sharing and posting personal information online and of communicating with unfamiliar people to help reduce their risk of sexual victimization and abduction. www.cybertipline.com provides tips on how to prevent, detect, and report suspicious online behavior.
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