A Page for Parents

Resource Links










101 Fun Things to do in Isolation

Child Mind Institute


Supports for Families During COVID-19

Coping with Farm & Rural Stress


MN Dept of Agriculture Resources -forms, links, and helpline.

Man Therapy


Information, Humor, Resources on Maintaining Mental Health for Men 







Strategies and Support for ADHD and LD



Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

National Resource Center on ADHD 


Science-based information on ADHD by developing programs for individuals with ADHD





Anxiety Disorders Resource Center



Glossary, FAQ, Facts for Families

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



Do's and Don'ts for Parenting an Anxious Child






Support and ideas for post adoptive parents - when traditional parenting methods are failing to have a beneficial or lasting effect with our adoptive children

Help Guide


Attachment Issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder

Symptoms, Treatment, and Hope for Children with Insecure Attachment

Parent Map


Secure Attachment, the Best Gift you can Give your Child

Ready for Life


Attachement and Socialization Videos for Parents


Brain Development


Child Development Core Story, Part 1: Brain Architecture


Early Brain Development. University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 5:48 minutes.

Child Development Core Story, Part 2: Serve and Return   How Parents can Respond to Ensure Healthy Brain Development for their Baby.  University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 4:53 minutes.

Child Development Core Story, Part 3: Stress


Effects of Stress brain of baby and child.  University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development.

YouTube video 5:54 minutes.






Bullying prevention and Response

What is Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Who's at Risk, How to Prevent and Respond to Bullying for Parents, Teachers, Kids, Teens, and Communities.





PBS Parents: Learn & Grow


Parent Resources, Tips, and Advice 


Food Bank


Ruby's Pantry


Distribution of surplus food to locations in rural Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder





Help and Resources Regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)


Grief and Loss


National Alliance for Grieving Children


Education, Resources, Free E-Book, "The Golden Sweater" (1 download = $1 donated).

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death and Grief 

   Tips for Parents and Teachers

Seasame Street - Little Children Big Challenges: Incarceration


Helping Children Cope with the Incarceration of a Loved One




Minnesota's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Allied Mental Health Providers' Network


Search for LGBTQIP2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two-Spirit, Asexual, Allied) therapists in Minnesota. 



 South Asian LGBTQ Help Line


National Coming Out Day Youth Report


Growing Up LGBT in the United States

 Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story  

Our Families: LGBT/Two-Spirit Native American Stories


Mental Health Issues


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Family Resources


Family Resources about Mental Illness and Disorders



Issues such as depression, anxiety, anger and suicidal thoughts in Men.

Also a valuable resource for friends or loved ones.

Mental Health America


A community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives

NAMI: Treatment and Services


What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

   Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

The Balanced Mind


A program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.




Love and Logic


Simple and Practical Techniques for Raising Responsible Children

Psych Central Parenting Article


Teaching Children to do hard things

Single Mothers Grants


Assistance for Single Mothers in Minnesota


Substance Use




Parents Guide to Underage Drinking



Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Talk. They Hear You. 


Underage Drinking Prevention, Parent Resources

Minnesota Recovery Connection


Support, Care and Resources to Achieve Long-term Recovery From Addiction




National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Caring for Kids, What Parents Need to Know about Sexual Abuse

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Early Childhood Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Information on Types of Trauma: Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Traumatic Grief, Natural Disaster, and more.