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

Children with Autism

Autism Resource Center
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Autism Support Network | Resources
Free autism resources including education, conferences, grants, books and tools for adults, parents and children seeking information and support for autism spectrum disorder.

Advocating for Students on the Autism Spectrum
For parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, making sure your kids get a fair and useful education involves even 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. If you are struggling to help your child “power down” or relax at night, you are not alone.

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 a bit more complicated when you have a child on the autism spectrum, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. With some advance planning and a good safety strategy, 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 on your loved ones and yourself.

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 is a community based public benefit website connecting people to the addiction resources they need. The Find Teen Rehab Centers Near You technology uses your location to generate a local listing of all the teen addiction treatment centers in your community.

Parents’ Guide to Helping Teens Recover from Addiction
If you suspect your child might be falling prey to a substance use disorder, here’s 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.