Parent Resources

Note: The following links take you away from the TCSD#1 web site. Some of the web sites may contain links to commercial sites. Use the same parental and consumer caution you would at any web site. 

Alcohol & Drug Information


Alcoholics Anonymous

Parents: The Anti-Drug

Connect with Kids (parenting skills)

Drug Facts (Office of National Drug Control Policy) 

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Love & Logic Institute   (parenting skills)

Mental Health Disorders & Conditions

Family Toolkit for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Teen Growth (general health website)

Web of Addictions 
Community Resource Center  

Parents: How to Help (US News and World Report)

Are We Reading to Our Teens? (Book Report)

Parent Involvement in Reading: Engaging Families to Support Adolescent Reading (Illinois Reading Council Journal)

Parent Involvement in Reading: Moving from Parent Involvement Toward Family Engagement (Illinois Reading Council Journal)

Parents Play Vital Role in Teenagers’ Education: Try These Ideas to Help Your Teen  (Minnesota Parental Information and Resource Center)


Talking to children about violence: Information for parents and educators (from NASP, National Association of School Psychologists).  High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears. Here is a website helpful for parents who wish to discuss these issues with their children. 

Tips for talking to children after traumatic events: A guide for parents and educators From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

This resource addresses different reactions to trauma relative to developmental stages.

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