Links for Parents

Positive and Proactive Parenting Tips

Ten Things To Do at Home To Promote Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
http://www.casel.org/sel/families.php#ten

50 Positive Things To Do With Your Teen
http://parentingteens.about.com/od/familylife/a/dowithteen.htm

Talking to Your Teens About Dating
http://parentingteens.about.com/od/talktoyourteen/ht/talk_teendating.htm

Positive Parenting Tips
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/strengthening

Gifted

Acknowledging Giftedness
“Talking About Giftedness: The Elephant in the Room”
Parenting Tips
Interpret your child’s social and emotional needs with the help of timely monthly articles, new online webinars, and ongoing professional advice.

To see the IL facilitator directory, click here.

Underage Drinking (Teens & Alcohol)

Parent Advice

Starting the Conversation
http://www.timetotalk.org
http://www.talkingwithkids.org/alcohol.html

Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
http://www.acde.org/parent/signs.htm

Basic Facts About Alcohol
http://www.acde.org/parent/Research.htm

If You Suspect Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs
http://www.theantidrug.com/ei/
http://timetoact.drugfree.org/

Harmful Effects & The Teen Brain

“Rethinking Underage Drinking” by Dr. Aaron White
http://www.voicesproject.org/event_docs/a_white/underage_drinking.pdf

College Drinking

A Primer by Dr. Aaron White
http://www.duke.edu/~amwhite/College/index.html

“Curing Binge Drinking Takes Group Effort”, by Jane Brody http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/09/health/09brod.html

Additional Links and Resources

Parents, The Anti-Drug
www.theantidrug.com
1-800-662-HELP

Duke University Medical Center– Brain Research
www.duke.edu/~amwhite

Most Valuable Parents – Search Institute
www.mvparents.com

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov

Stop Alcohol Abuse
www.stopalcoholabuse.gov

Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free: Family Guide
www.family.samhsa.gov
1–800–729–6686

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free
www.alcoholfreechildren.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving
www.madd.org
1-877-MADD-HELP (877-623-3435)

Kids Health (for parents, teens, & kids)
http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol

Drug Abuse (including Prescription Drugs)

Parent Advice

Why Teens Abuse Prescription Drugs & What Parents Can Do to Prevent It
http://www.drugfree.org/NotInMyHouse/?tr=y&auid=4401608

Signs & Symptoms of Alcohol and Other Drug Use
http://drugabuse.com/library/symptoms-and-signs-of-drug-abuse/

If You Suspect Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs
http://www.theantidrug.com/ei/
http://timetoact.drugfree.org/

Basic Facts About Drugs

American Council for Education
http://www.acde.org/parent/Research.htm

Prescription Drug Abuse

Five Steps to Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse
http://www.theantidrug.com/pdfs/rxdrugs_otc.pdf

Dangers of Rx Drug Abuse and Sources of Prescription Drugs
http://www.theantidrug.com/drug_info/prescription_dangers.asp
“Rx for Disaster” Good Housekeeping, October 2008

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/dsef07/t5.aspx?id=7315

National Eating Disorders Association: Comprehensive Parent Toolkit
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/uploads/file/toolkits/NEDA-Toolki…

Eating Disorders: Helpful Guide for Parents
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eating_disorder_treatment.htm

Bullying and CyberBullying

Kids are Worth It!: Barbara Coloroso provides insight into the cycle of bullying and the minds of bystanders
www.kidsareworthit.com

Stop Bullying Now
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/about_us.htm

Happiness, Moodiness, Depression, and Suicide Prevention

Erika’s Lighthouse for facts and resources on adolescent depression
http://www.erikaslighthouse.org/

Elyssa’s Mission for resources on suicide prevention
http://www.elyssasmission.org/resources.html

Media and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media: Wealth of Resources on the Impact of Media on Youth (PreK – High School) & Parental Advice
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/

Pew Internet & American Life Project: Research Exploring social impact of Internet
http://www.pewinternet.org/Topics.aspx

Internet Safety Quiz for Adults (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PageServlet?LanguageCount…

Internet Safety Tips (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
http://www.netsmartz.org/safety/safetytips.htm

Teen Relationships, Sex, Sexual Assault

Parent Guide to Talking with Your Teen About Dating & Relationships
http://parentingteens.about.com/od/talktoyourteen/ht/talk_teendating.htm

Zacharia’s Sexual Abuse Center (Lake County, IL) Crisis Hotline
847-872-7799
http://www.zachariascenter.org/index.htm

Porchlight Counseling Services (for victims of sexual assault) http://www.porchlightcounseling.org/index2.php

Love Is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Resource
http://www.loveisrespect.org/is-this-abuse/index.html

Advice for Teens about College Life

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