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The Children's Bereavement Center

332 West Craig Pl

San Antonio, TX 78212

210-736-4847

  

www.cbcst.org  

 

ReadyWeb: Tips for Parents!

  

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readyweb.crc.uiuc.edu/parents.html

      Over 40 pages of advice for parents on getting their child ready for school, whether they are  three year old... or already in school.  Topics include learning to read, helping your child to succeed, school readiness, and generally raising happy, healthy children.  At least one section is in Spanish.

Love is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

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www.loveisrespect.org/

1-866-331-9474    OR   1-866-331-8453 TTY

     Support for teens caught up in abusive relationships... and the parents who love them.  They believe that parents can help end these relationships.  The site includes tips on how to recognize an abusive relationship and what parents can do.  There is a 24/7 hot line that is manned by advocates from their call center in Austin to work with teens or parents who want to do something about it.

Texas Online

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www.tx.gov/

      A goldmine of information and interface with government.  Parents can get birth certificates, drivers license renewals, job information, and other hard to find information.  Links to county and city government, Texas history, and even a Kid's Corner.

Healthy Youth Development: MVP Parents

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mvparents.com/ 

     All parents want their children to succeed. But knowing how to help them make smart choices and avoid pitfalls isn't always easy.  A good resource for raising smart, strong, responsible kids. There are newsletters, tips, and the skills kids need to grow up healthy emotionally and physically... and how to make sure your children get them.  They are called Developmental Assets, the key to raising responsible kids. The list is grounded in scientific research.

Talking to Children About Disaster

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www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/managinganxiety/tips.asp  

    This Federal site provides a wealth of information for when things go horribly wrong.  There are pdf handouts for teachers, parents, and others who must deal with broad disasters as well as personal ones.  The subject include dealing with terrorism, fear, anxiety, and grief.  There is even one for self-care tips for survivors so that you can continue to help others. There is also a lot of information regarding substance abuse prevention here as well.

FEMA Kids

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www.fema.gov/kids/

      Another Federal site that has games, quizzes, emergency information, preparedness information, how to put together a family disaster plan, mostly in cartoon format.

Talking To Children and Teens About Character

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www.charactercounts.org/

      This is the home page of one of the best and certainly the most influential site on how to improve character in our students.  They use the "6 pillars" of character to focus their efforts.

Dads and Kids

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www.mentalhealth.org/dadsarechamps/default.asp

      This site is aimed at football dads, but has good ideas on how fathers can connect with their children and help them with the developmental tasks that make fathers are good at.

Bullying Prevention

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www.mentalhealth.org/15plus/aboutbullying.asp

       Federal site provides strategies and ideas for parents to help understand what is happening and how to help their children.

Stop Bullying Now

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www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/index.asp?Area=webisodes

     Federal Website that provides comprehensive information and resources in an easy-to-use format.  Included are 12 short videos to watch online showing parents and students strategies that they can use to combat bullying.

Substance Abuse Prevention

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www.theantidrug.com/

      A Federal site that provides numerous strategies for parents in the efforts to convince students that drugs are not the answer to their problems and introduce more problems than they are worth.

The San Antonio "OUR KIDS" Publication

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sanantonio.parenthood.com/

     Information on finding childcare, kid-friendly events, and nutrition. Publishes a San Antonio-oriented magazine and links to Parenthood.com, where you can find:

American Academy of Pediatrics Parents Corner

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www.aap.org/

      This professional site allows searches of medical and safety concerns concerning children and provides valuable information.

Operation Respect - Don't Laught At Me

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www.operationrespect.org/parents/parents_overview.php      

     Operation Respect's vision of education emphasizes the role of schools as places where children can practice managing their emotions, handling conflict, and standing up to ridicule and bullying. As a parent, you know how traumatic these experiences can be."  Advice is given on how parents can approach the problem and several strategies to consider.

Rachel's Challenge

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www.rachelscott.com/ 

      Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America - Rachel's Challenge.
 
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