A Page for Parents

Resource Links

 

Description

COVID-19 

 

 

 

123 Home School 4 Me

 

   

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 

     

ADD/ADHD

 

 

ADDitude 

 

Strategies and Support for ADHD and LD

CHADD

 

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

 

 

Anxiety Disorders Resource Center

 

 

Glossary, FAQ, Facts for Families

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

WorryWiseKids.org

 

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

     

Attachment

   

A Family for Every 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

 

Attachment 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

   

KidsHealth.org

 

Helping Kids Deal With Bullies

When is it bullying? What Parents can do.

StopBullying.gov

 

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.

Safe Place

 

A national youth outreach and prevention program

For young people under the age of 18 (up to 21 years of age in some communities) in need of immediate help and safety.

     

Divorce

   

Sesame Street Communities: Dealing with Divorce

 

Activities, Printables, and Videos

Separation and divorce mean difficult transitions, but they’re also opportunities to learn that everything is always changing, in ways big and small. With love and support from the adults in their lives, children can emerge feeling stronger.

     

Education

 

 

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

 

 

NO FAS

 

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

Sesame Street Communities - Coping with Incarceration

 

Helping Children Cope with the Incarceration of a Loved One

     

LGBTQ

   

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. 

Trikone

 

 South Asian LGBTQ Help Line

 

National Coming Out Day

   

Information from the American Psychological Association on Coming Out and National Coming Out Day

Includes LGBT youth resources, information on the role of coming out and reducing sexual prejudice

 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

ManTherapy.org

 

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.

     

Parenting

   

Love and Logic

 

Simple and Practical Techniques for Raising Responsible Children

Peaceful Parent Whisperer

 

Blog post with reframing tool.

Psych Central Parenting Article

 

Teaching Children to do hard things

Single Mothers Grants

 

Assistance for Single Mothers in Minnesota

     

Race

   

Embrace Race

 

10 Tips to teaching and talking to kids about race.

KidsHealth: Talking to Kids about Race and Racism

 

 Helping kids embrace diversity

 

Sesame Street Communities: Racial Justice

 

 

 Coming Together: The ABC's of Racial Literacy

Engaging honestly and directly with little ones is the beginning of building racial literacy (the skills needed to talk thoughtfully about race and to identify and respond to racism).

Your Parenting Mojo: Race

 

Research-Based Resources

for White Parents* Related to
Race & Privilege: Blog Posts, Past Episodes & More

     

Substance Use

   

DrugFree.org

 

Parents Guide to Underage Drinking

SAMHSA

 

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

     

Trauma

   

ChildMind.org

 

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

Information and resources for helping children cope.

CreatingAFamily.org

 

Practical Guide to Parenting a child exposed to Trauma

Information and resources for trauma-informed parenting.

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.