Resources for Parents

Brain Building

Brain Building Oregon | Scientific Resources for Families
The Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education presents this website, as helpful examples for parents and caregivers who want to build their children’s brains.

Parenting Information & Education

Linn-Benton Community College | Kids and Families
LBCC offers a range of programs and services—both to parents and those interested in providing child care.

Parent Success Network
A coalition of organizations in Linn and Benton counties. Network organizations provide educational programs and support services to enhance parents’ ability to raise healthy children in caring homes.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
A national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

Dealing with Traumatic Events

Coping with Grief After Community Violence
Offers tips for coping with grief after an incident of community violence. Introduces some of the signs of grief and anger, provides useful information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief.

Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
Children respond to trauma in many different ways. Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers recognize problems and respond appropriately.

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
It is typical for people to experience a variety of emotions following a traumatic event. Tips on how to go on living your daily life and strengthen your resilience.

Children with Disabilities

A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
A free resource guide that empowers caregivers with answers to FAQs, tip sheets, checklists and other resources

Mental Health

Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness – Part 1
Learn the facts, understand the stigma and find out what you can do to help.

Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness – Part 2
Separating the myths from reality. Learn that recovery is possible.