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  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
    #AskAlicia: Drugs & Alcohol Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana by Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D. Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond by Joseph Lee Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Drugs Over Dinner Shatterproof Talk. They Hear You. Fall Semester—A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking Smart Approaches to Marijuana
  • Anxiety
    #AskAlicia: Stress & Anxiety Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children by Reid Wilson and Lynn Lyons LICSW ​ Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp ​ Go Zen!
  • Child Development
    Child Development by Age
  • Digital Devices
    When Are Kids Ready for Social Media? CyberWise Tech Agreement Wait Until 8th What Do Parents Hope to Get Out of Parental Controls? Common Sense Media Internet Safety Concepts's Safety Guides for Families
  • Divorce
    How to Tell Kids About Divorce: A Guide for Parents Supporting Kids During a Divorce Helping Your Child Through a Divorce What Children Need Most When Their Parents Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Crisis Center Love is Respect DVCC Teen Dating Abuse Parent Resource Guide One Love
  • Eating Disorders
    Eating Disorders National Eating Disorders Helpline offers support, resources, and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder. Hotline: Call 1-800 -931-2237 Crisis Text Line: Text "NEDA" to 741741 for eating disorder resources National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Call 1-630-577-1330 Bulimia and Self Help Hotline: Call 1-314-588-1683
  • Free Play
    The Reformed Sports Parent Let Grow ​ Playborhood The Secret Power of Play The Decline of Play,Peter Gray, Tedx Talk The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children
  • Gambling Addiction
    National Council on Problem Gambling Help and Treatment Help Guide: Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Mayo Clinic Compulsive Gambling
  • Grief
    Family Centers' Center for Hope offers local comprehensive services for adults and children living with an illness, grieving a loss or coping with a life-altering circumstance. Family Centers' Den For Grieving Kids provides a safe, caring local place for children, teens and families to explore their feelings about the loss of a parent, sibling or other family member and begin the journey toward healing. The National Alliance for Grieving Children "Helping Children Deal With Grief," Child Mind Institute Grief Resources from The Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families
    Triangle Community Center: Fairfield County's LGBTQ Community Center GLSEN Connecticut The Trevor Project PFLAG Gender Spectrum
  • Life After High School
    Making Caring Common - Ethical College Admissions Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni
  • News - Discussing Disturbing Events
    "Explaining the News to Our Kids, " Common Sense Media "What To Say To Kids When The News Is Scary," NPR "How to Talk to Your Child About the News," KidsHealth
  • Parenting Books
    Raising Humans in a Digital World: Helping Kids Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology by Diana Graber How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish ​ How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough ​ Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth Ginsburg ​ Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives by Rachel Simmons ​ Mindset: How We Can Learn How to Fulfill Our Potential by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey ​ The Blessing of a B Minus by Wendy Mogel ​ Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania by Frank Bruni
  • Sexuality
    "The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment," Making Caring Common "5 Tips for Guiding Teens and Young Adults in Developing Healthy Romantic Relationships, " Making Caring Common Consent: It's Simple as Tea Warren Describes Consent to Tuck on Grey’s Anatomy "What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure," Peggy Orenstein, TED Talk "The Miseducation of the American Boy," Peggy Orenstein, The Atlantic "Redefining manhood - one locker room talk at a time,” Alexis Jones, TED Talk "Kids Are Watching Pornography. Here’s How to Talk About It." The New York Times Culture Reframed: Building Resilience & Resistance to Hypersexualized Media & Porn Common Sense Media Sexting Handbook "Caught your teen sexting? Don't 'freak out,' experts say. Study found it can be healthy," USA Today "Why women stay silent after sexual assault," Inés Hercovich, TED Talk
  • Suicide - Coping After Loss
    Supporting Children After the Suicide of a Classmate How to cope when a friend or loved one dies by suicide Resources for Loss Survivors Local Support Groups Grief Resources from The Dougy Center: The National Grief Center for Children & Families Grieving after a suicide death How to talk to kids about suicide My child has lost someone to suicide
  • Suicide Prevention
    Emergency Help American Foundation for Suicide Prevention The Jed Foundation The Jordan Porco Foundation Teens and suicide: What parents should know Talking to teens: Suicide prevention
  • Traumatic Events
    "Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event," SAMHSA "5 Tips for How to Talk to Children About School Shootings," Save the Children Mass Shootings: American Psychological Association "Responding to Traumatic Events," Child Mind Institute "How to Talk to Kids and Teens About World Trauma," Hey Sigmund "Talking with children about tragic events," The Dougy Center for Grieving Children "Tips for Survivors," SAMHSA "Anxiety Over School Shootings," Child Mind Institute
  • Vaping
    Truth Initiative Know the Risks How To Talk With Your Kids About Vaping Smart Approaches to Marijuana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids My Life, My Quit Quit Vaping This is Quitting PAVE: Parents Against Vaping E-cigs
  • Youth Sports
    The Aspen Institute Project Play
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