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Parent Resources/Websites

Parent Resources/Websites

The Fresno Family Counseling Center is uniquely poised to address the mental health issues in the region. The nationally recognized Fresno Family Counseling Center provides low cost counseling services and is on track to provide excess of 10,000 hours a year, for people of all ages.  

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources on the Web that offer useful information for all stakeholders -- parents, students, educators and administrators -- that will help ensure successful transition. Here are a few for each major stepping stone in the K-12 pipeline.
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/transition-resources-teachers-matt-davis

http://cyberparent.com
Helping children grow self esteem involves listening, accepting, disciplining, and praising. Learn more about how to use these methods to raise self esteem in children by visiting this helpful website.
 
http://healthyselfesteem.org/
National Association for Self Esteem The purpose of The National Association for Self Esteem is to fully integrate self-esteem into the fabric of American society so that every individual, no matter what their age or background, experiences personal worth and happiness. Their site includes lesson plans for self esteem building, parenting tips for self esteem in children, tools for rating your self esteem and much more.
 
http://www.athealth.com/Consumer/disorders/self-esteem.html
This guide will give you ideas on things you can do to feel better about yourself and to raise your self-esteem. The ideas have come from people who realize they have low self-esteem and are working to improve it. It addresses issues such as addressing depression and other illnesses as causes of low self esteem, the importance of a healthy diet and exercise, using a self-esteem calendar, appreciation exercises and much more.
 
Memory Tips for Students
http://www.ldonline.org/article/Memory_Tips_for_Students

As exam time approaches students with learning disabilities often find themselves overwhelmed with the amount of information they need to remember. Teachers wisely tell their students to review in each subject as they go along through the semester.
Research tells us that if we review information within 24 hours of learning it, we are much more likely to remember it in the long run. Well thought out homework is designed with this kind of review in mind. Each student should choose strategies for memorization that fit their own learning styles.
 
Homework Tips
http://www.ldonline.org/article/34658
Does your child always have a problem finishing homework correctly within a reasonable amount of time? Do you have to survive a battle or devote a lot of your time and help each night? Do you question why your child has to do homework at all? If your child has learning or attention problems, it's likely you and your child have faced such challenges. Understanding the purpose of homework — and learning strategies for managing assignments effectively — can be of great help to you and your child.
 
http://www.athealth.com/Practitioner/Newsletter/
Friday's Progress Notes is a mental health newsletter that focuses on eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, practice management, family relationships, ADHD, Alzheimer's, anxiety, and other mental health topics for professionals and their clients/patients.

http://kidshealth.org/parent
Parent site for overall health and welfare of your child.
 
https://www.madd.org/the-solution/power-of-parents/
"MADD Launches Program To Help Parents Influence Teen Alcohol Behavior". (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance have launched "The Power of Parents, It's Your Influence by MADD(™)" to give parents of high school students the communication tools they need to stop teen alcohol use. 
 
http://www.comfortzonecamp.org/
Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives.
Comfort Zone Camp is the nation’s largest bereavement camp. Comfort Zone Camps are offered free of charge to children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The camps are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia.

Comfort Zone Camps create an environment where grieving children can have fun and break the isolation death often brings, while learning valuable coping skills for their daily lives.
 
http://www.interventioncentral.com/
Intervention Central is committed to the goal of making quality Response-to-Intervention resources available to educators at no cost--especially in these times of tight school budgets. The site was created in 2000 by Jim Wright, a school psychologist and school administrator from Central New York. Visit to check out newly posted academic and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.