Parents & Caregivers Overview

Parents and Caregivers

If you're a parent, you get plenty of suggestions on how to raise your child. From experts to other parents, people are always ready to offer advice. Parenting tips, parents' survival guides, dos, don'ts, shoulds and shouldn'ts - new ones come out daily.

The truth is there is more than one "right" way to be a good parent. Good parenting includes

  • Keeping your child safe
  • Showing affection and listening to your child
  • Providing order and consistency
  • Setting and enforcing limits
  • Spending time with your child
  • Monitoring your child's friendships and activities
  • Leading by example
Source: NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention
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Dating Matters is a free, online course available to educators, school personnel, youth leaders, and others working to improve the health of teens. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to describe what teen dating violence is and how to prevent it.

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The Parent Toolkit
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"Inside The Parent Toolkit you’ll find practical tips and advice for raising drug-free kids from parenting and health experts as well as real parents and other caring adults. Through articles, tool and videos based on the latest scientific research, you’ll find tips for every stage of your child’s life. The toolkit will help you better understand your children, connect with them, protect them, and find out what to do if you discover they’re using drugs or alcohol."

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"Inside The Parent Toolkit you’ll find practical tips and advice for raising drug-free kids from parenting and health experts as well as real parents and other caring adults. Through articles, tool and videos based on the latest scientific research, you’ll find tips for every stage of your child’s life. The toolkit will help you better understand your children, connect with them, protect them, and find out what to do if you discover they’re using drugs or alcohol."

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NSCAW II Wave 2 Report: Child Well-Being
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The second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW II) is a longitudinal study intended to answer a range of fundamental questions about the functioning, service needs, and service use of children who come in contact with the child welfare system. Of particular interest to the study are children’s health, mental health, and developmental risks, especially for those children who experienced the most severe abuse and exposure to violence.

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National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
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Includes works for specific audiences, including: parents, teens, Latinos, policymakers, states and communities, community colleges, religion and foster care

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Parent Tips: Picky Eaters
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Feeding patterns and diet - children 6 months to 2 years
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Feeding patterns and diet - babies and infants
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Fun Family Recipes
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Menu Magic for Children
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Drugs: Shatter the Myths
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"Drug Facts: Shatter the Myths" Q&A booklet answers teens' most frequently asked questions about drugs and drug abuse. A must-have resource for every teen!

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Parents and Smartphones
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Poor Teenage Salt Habits
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Parent Organizing as a Strategy for Sustainable Policy Change
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As state and federal funding for low-income children continues to drop at an alarming rate, the absence of a united and strong parent voice in policymaking arenas leaves a significant void. To address this gap, a number of state-based parent organizations have developed over the past several years.

With that growth has come a rise in the number of foundations who have expressed interest in learning more about these successful, state-based, parent-led and parent-run organizing models. In fact, in Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families’ (GCYF’s) 2010 Field Survey, parent engagement/organizing was the one issue grantmakers specifically asked GCYF to provide training and technical assistance for in order to improve their grantmaking.
 

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do
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A booklet that describes what parents can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Helping Young Children and Families Cope with Trauma
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Provides advice for recognizing symptoms of exposure to traumatic events and possible interventions.  Helps adults recognize symptoms in children and themselves.

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