Resources for Parents and Community
Below are some suggested resources with information and guidance for parents on managing school issues.
What is Bullying:
Information provided by stopbullying.gov; A federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Roles kids play in bullying:
Warning Signs of Bullying:
Support for youth if they are bullied:
StompOutBullying is a national website with a 24-7 web-chat service for teens to find access to help for support about bullying. Trained counselors monitor the chat room to provide support and assistance to teens who are looking for advice.
Teaching Young Children about Race:
The GLSEN Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment and effective responses
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support:
Drugs and Alcohol
Abuse information and how to talk with kids about it:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); Find the latest science-based information about the health effects and consequences of drug abuse and addiction and resources for talking with kids about the impact
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline; Provides information, support, treatment options, and referrals to local rehab centers for drug or alcohol problems. Operates 24 hours, 7 days a week. 800-662-HELP (4357) (toll free)
Get Help Resources:
National help resources
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Makes available free informational materials on many aspects of alcohol use, alcohol abuse, and alcoholism. (301) 443-3860
Be Drug Free:
Drug Free: A nonprofit support group
The Cool Spot: The young teen’s place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Trained professionals available to help, not pry
S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends):
Information Line to help avoid self harm
Cyber Abuse / Cyber Bullying
Digital Awareness for Parents and Community:
Digital Awareness for parents:
Information on the ChildLine website for young people about sexting.
How to handle sexting:
PDF:So You Got Naked Online
The Safer Internet Centre has produced resources called ‘So You Got Naked Online’ which help young people to handle incidents of sexting.
Parent Safety Tips:
Violence and Threats
National Association of Schools Psychologists:
School Violence Prevention Tips for Parents and Educators
Get information including tips for parents about educators about prevention of violence.