PARENTING RESOURCES

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ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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No Books, No Classes, No Problem: These Students Teach Themselves
"What some might consider an education apocalypse, however, is the reality in one Massachusetts high school. It's also the driving concept behind a movement of parents and educators who have rejected the conventional apple–for–the–teacher model of education and embraced 'unschooling' as the ideal way for children to learn."
Take Part, July 18, 2014.

U.S. Pediatricians Urge Reading Aloud to Children From Birth
"Story time routines benefit even the youngest children, helping them to build vocabulary and communication skills critical to later success in school, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said on Tuesday in a new policy statement."
Reuters Press, June 24, 2014.

5 Ways Fatherhood Changes a Man's Brain
"Fatherhood can change a man's life. It also changes his brain, in ways that it seems to equip dads with the very same 'baby sense' that's often attributed to moms."
Live Science, June 14, 2014.

When parents are injured, children may get PTSD
"Children are susceptible to developing symptoms of post–traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, when their parents are seriously injured, a new study suggests."
Reuters Health, June 04, 2014.

What To Do When Your Baby is Born With a Health Problem
"Each year, about 120,000 infants are born with problems including heart defects, blood disorders such as hemophilia or sickle cell disease, physical abnormalities or cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
U.S. News, May 27, 2014.

Guidance for Effective Discipline
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, offering a general overview of violence–free discipline methods.

Parents' Discipline and Young Children
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, age–appropriate, violence–free discipline.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Getting Started
Information page from the AARP.

Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Adolescents
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's "Facts for Families" series regarding gay, lesbian and bisexual teens.

Gay Parent Households Empathetic, Study Says
The Palm Beach Post, June 17, 2001

Gay Parent Magazine Online
Online resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents.

KIDSHEALTH
Online education and resources for child development, nutrition, emotional health, and parenting.

More Kids Living With Grandparents
The Associated Press, July 25, 2001

Parenthood in America
Papers and reports from the "Parenthood in America" conference held in Madison, Wisconsin April 19-21, 1998.

Some Terminally Ill Parents Avoid Custody Planning
Reuters Health, June 12, 2001

Study: Head Start Program Aids Kids
The Associated Press, June 3, 2002

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 490-5577
www.archrespite.org
Respite care for the families/caregivers of disabled children.

Attachment Parenting International
2906 Berry Hill Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-298-4334
www.attachmentparenting.org

Canadian Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
356 First Street, Box 700
Midland, ONT L4R 4P4 Canada
Phone: (705) 526-5647
empathicparenting.org

Childhelp USA
15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 922-8212
Toll-Free Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
www.childhelpusa.org
Provides crisis counseling and nationwide referrals to services for children and families.

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
3543 18th Street, #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 861-KIDS (5437)
www.colage.org
COLAGE is the only national/international organization in the world specifically supporting young people with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender parents.

Educating Communities for Parenting
211 North 13th Street, Suite 701
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 496-9780
www.ecparenting.org
The mission of ECP is to educate and assist young people regarding the responsibilities of parenting and the values of caring and nurturing.

Healthy Families America
200 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 663-3520
www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org
HFA is a national program model designed to help expectant and new parents get their children off to a healthy start. Families participate voluntarily and receive home visiting and referrals from trained staff. By providing services to overburdened families, HFA fits into the continuum of services provided to families in many communities.

U.S. Military Veteran Family Resource Center
Crystal Square 4, Suite 302, Room 309
241 18th Street
Arlington VA 22202-3424
Phone: (703) 602-4964
http://www.usfamilyvet.com/
Resources for military veterans and their families, includes publications, referrals, model programs, and links to veterans' family assistance groups.

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, D.C. 20057-1272
Phone: (202) 784-9770
www.ncemch.org

National Center on Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children
Generations United
1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 500 W
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 289-3979
http://www.gu.org/

Center for Parent Information & Resources
Disability Resources
www.parentcenterhub.org/topics/disability/
Publications, resources, and referrals for children, parents, and educators regarding children and youth with disabilities, available in English and Spanish.

Natural Child Project
P.O. Box 3183
Sunriver, OR 97707
Phone: 1-877-593-1547
www.naturalchild.org

The Parenting Project
5776 Hamilton Way
Boca Raton, FL 33496
Phone: (561) 620-0256
Toll-free: 1-888-PARENTS
www.parentingproject.org
Promotes educating elementary & secondary school students on healthy parenting techniques. Advocacy manual, articles, resources, and links on child development & parenting.

Zero to Three
1255 – 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 638-1144
Fax: (202) 638-0851
www.zerotothree.org/
"Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter. We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site."

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