Family Resources

  • Parenting Today’s Teen is a valuable resource for those who live with or work with teens. Articles, written by professionals and parents, cover today’s teen issues: pregnancy, discipline, curfew, drugs and alcohol, education, lying, stepfamilies, depression and more. The book store is filled with parenting-related books, and the parenting forum is a place to find support, ask questions and make new friends. They’re here to help you navigate those sometimes frustrating teen years–you’re not alone!

  • Provides information and resources to empower individuals to help their teens and heal their families. Through education, self-awareness, self-help, and personal responsibility, families can rebuild their relationships and reconnect in positive and loving ways. Parents of troubled teens can call the Focus Adolescent Services Helpline for information and referral services at 410-341-4216 Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, EST.

  • Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Our national campaign and local programs, prevention initiatives and events help spread the word in your community, creating awareness that prevention is possible.

  • The National Mental Health and Education Center for Children and Families, a public service program of the National Association of School Psychologists, is an information and action network to foster best practices in education and mental health for children and families–which builds upon strengths, understands diversity, and supports families. The Center provides free information to parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers on issues concerning children’s education and mental health.

  • Connect for Kids makes the best use of communications technologies, specifically the Internet, to give adults – parents, grandparents, guardians, educators, advocates, policymakers, elected officials and others – the tools and information they need to improve the lives of children, youth and families. The Connect for Kids online publication covers more than 30 topics ranging from arts to youth development, foster care to adoption, and welfare reform to oral health.

  • If you are a divorcing or a divorced parent, you will find on this unique website, Up to Parents, your best defense against unnecessary hurt, turmoil, and expense: focusing on protecting your children.

 

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