Parenting Information and Websites

Q&A on Child Sexual Abuse: The National Child traumatic Stress Network provides many useful tools for families.  Childhood sexual abuse is often difficult to understand and talk about.  This Q&A About Child Sexual Abuse provides useful information and tools to help parents deal with this difficult issue.

Impact of Adoption on Adoptive Parents: Factsheet for families published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway.  Published in 2010, this factsheet is available in both English and Spanish through this link.

BecauseILoveYou.Org - Information and support for parents of troubled children.

Alcohol and Public Health FAQs – Information on alcohol consumption from the Centers for Disease Control.

Hand in Hand Parenting – Articles on parenting in both English and Spanish.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: NIDA Goes Back To School – Science-based drug abuse education from NIDA, the National Institute of Health, and the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Information available in English and Spanish.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Facts for Families Booklet which provides “concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.”  This booklet is available in English, Spanish and 7 other languages.

The Courage to Speak Foundation – teen drug prevention website.  Check out the drug information page for an overview on commonly abused drugs and symptoms indicating use.

Not In My House - a national education initiative that provides parents with useful information and tips to help limit teen access to prescription drugs. The website offers insight on talking about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse with teens, helps explain how the teen brain may make them more vulnerable to addiction, details the teen drug culture and lingo, and gives three simple steps parents can take to help secure their homes: monitor, secure and dispose.

National Parent Helpline: This toll-free service at 1.855.4A PARENT (1.855.427.2736) and website are designed to build on the strengths of families in order to ensure all five protective factors. Helpline Advocates are available Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (PST), to provide emotional support and referrals (in English and Spanish), resulting in the empowerment of parents and caregivers nationwide. The website has comprehensive parenting resources and a bulletin board for parents and caregivers to share their leadership experiences to create caring communities and help others.