Resources for Parents

Brain Building

Brain Building Oregon | Scientific Resources for Families
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.

Parenting Success Network
A coalition of organizations in Linn and Benton counties providing 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
Provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

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

Children with Autism

Autism Society of America

The Autism Community in Action
Provides education, support and hope to families living with autism.

Autism Resource Center | American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Autism Support Network
Free resources for adults, parents and children seeking information and support for autism spectrum disorder.

Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Making sure your kids get a fair and useful education involves more complicated considerations and decisions.

The Ultimate Guide to Helping Children With Autism Sleep Soundly at Night
It can be difficult for children with autism and other special needs to fall asleep and stay asleep at night.

Sensory-Friendly Home Modifications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder
When you have a child or family member on the autism spectrum, creating a safe and functional home environment is an important task.

Traveling with Autism: How to Handle Safety, Transitions and Time in Transit
Traveling is more complicated when you have a child on the autism spectrum but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With advance planning, you can make transitions and time in transit a lot more manageable.

Moving With Autism: How to Plan Your Transition to a New Home
If you have a loved one with autism, you know how important predictability and routines are. Although you can’t eliminate all anxiety a move may cause, you can do many things to make the process easier.

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.

Find Teen Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Near You
Generates a local listing of all the teen addiction treatment centers in your community.

Parents’ Guide to Helping Teens Recover from Addiction
How to recognize the signs of addiction and take action to curb destructive behaviors.

Sleep Guide For Anxiety
This guide covers how anxiety and sleep are interrelated, change with age, and what you can do to improve both.

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

Dealing with Traumatic Events

Coping with Grief After Community Violence
Tips for coping with grief after an incident of community violence. Introduces signs of grief and anger, provides useful information about coping, 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
Tips on how to go on living your daily life and strengthen your resilience following a traumatic event.