Youth Resources

Parents and Families Resources

Community Resources

AOD Resources


Youth Academic Resources

While there are a number of websites out there aimed at helping students with their homework or other issues related to academic success, the Dunn County Parntership for Youth has reviewed the following webpages and have found their material to be of the most benefit to the targeted age groups.

Grades K - 8

Kids.gov- This website links students, teachers and parents to over 2,000 webpages from government agencies, school and other educational organizations aimed at the learning and interest levels of kids. Explore sites from NASA, the Natural Museum of Natural History and the National Air and Space Museum, all devoted to helping students with a variety of subject matters. 

WebMath.com - This website provides users with resources related to all areas of Math. Whether you would like to know more about multiplication, division, ratios or how to use a number line, this site can help you. It not only provides the answers to commonly math questions, but it explores how users can arrive at the same answer using the proper order of operations.

CarnegieLibrary.org - The website of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburg offers students homework help related to a variety of subjects. Learn about more about the science connected with biology and energy, or explore music and art by linking to the website of the National Gallery of Art.

Funbrain.com - Allowing students to learn about math and reading through "arcade" games, this site is a "must-see" for those who enjoy learning while playing.

Grades 9-12

Exploratorium.edu - The site of the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception, this site provides countless resources related to sports science, global climate, origins and space weather, among others. Providing resources to other web pages, the Exploratorium is a "go-to" place for science related topics.


Parents and Families Resources


The resources listed below have been reviewed by the Parent Education Resource Team and has been found to be credible, useful, unbiased information. 


Parenting 24/7 

A "one-stop" source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life from University of Illinois Extension. Designed for parents and grandparents of children from birth through the teens, it provides feature articles with research-based information, video clips of parents and experts, breaking news and commentary, newsletters, and recommendations to the best parenting resources on the web.

Love and Logic

Love and Logic® will help you determine what type of parenting style you use, what will and will not work with your kids, and great comebacks every parent should know.

Parenting The First Year Newsletters

Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life. But it can be a stressful and trying time too. In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from University of Wisconsin Extension, how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life, and much more.  

Parenting the Second and Third Years Newsletters

Being a parent gets more exciting as your toddler learns to talk, play with you and others, and make decisions. Your toddler’s curiosity will delight you, as well as frustrate and tire you.  In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from the University of Wisconsin Extension, how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years.

Parenting the Preschooler

The Parenting the Preschooler newsletter is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool age children.
 

Preparing Future Readers

Learning to read is one of those goals that all parents share for their children, and well it should be. Early reading ability is one of the key predictors of how children will succeed in their later schooling and life. And while schools and child care programs can have a big effect on the development of literacy, families still have the biggest impact.
Family and Youth Services Bureau

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Services for families ranging from adoption and foster care to disabilities to parenting. 

Underage Drinking: Talk Early. Talk Often. Get Others Involved.

Real talk starts here. Kids are curious about alcohol. 40% have tried it by the time they reach eighth grade. Talking with your children early and often can make a difference. Get the facts, the tools, and the advice you need to start talking real. 

 
Hotlines

AIDS Hotline: 1-800-750-2437
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline: 1-800-234-0420
Apple Crisis Pregnancy Center: 1-800-834-7734
Boy's Town USA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
Domestic Abuse: The Bridge: 1-800-924-9918
First Call For Help: 1-800-254-2350
Friends & Family of Gay & Lesbians: 1-800-4-FAMILY (432-6459)
Missing Children Help Center: 1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437)
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-621-4000
National STD Hotline: 1-800-227-8922
Rape Crisis Hotline: 1-800-527-1757
Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-TALK

Books for Parents

“Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line”
Author: J. Bluestein

“Keeping Youth Drug Free”
Authors: J.E. Funkhouser, N. Mulligan & N. Klein

“You & Your Adolescent: A Parent’s Guide for Ages 10-20”
L. Steinberg& A. Levine

“Keeping Youth Drug Free: A Guide for Parents, Grandparents, Elders, Mentors and Other Caregivers”
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information (800-729-6686)

“A Guidebook for Parents of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders”
Authors: d. Jordan, P.F. Goldberg & M. Goldberg

“Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Resolving Conflict with your Teenage Son or Daughter”
Authors: L.Lott & J. Nelson

“How to Help Your Child with Homework: Every Caring Parent’s Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits and Ending Homework Wars”
Authors: M. C. Radencich & J. S. Schumm

“Raising Self-reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World: Seven Building Blocks for Developing Capable Young People”
Authors: H.S. Glenn & J. Nelson

“Parenting with a Purpose: A Positive Approach for Raising Confident Caring Youth”
Authors: D. Feldmeyer & E.C. Roehlkepartain

“Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC”
Author: J.Q. Baucom

“What Kids Need to Succeed: Proven Ways to Raise Good Kids”
Authors: P.L. Benson, J. Galbarith, & P. Espeland

Websites

www.nih.gov/health/infoline.htm
smhp.psych.ucla.edu/hotline.htm
www.nicd.us/tollfreehotlines.html
www.focusas.com/Hotlines.html
www.samhsa.gov/families/index.aspx


 

Community Resources

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AOD Resources


Arbor Place, Inc.

Providing substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in western Wisconsin for over the past 30 years, the mission of Arbor Place, Inc. is to promote quality programs and renewal opportunities to individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance abuse and dependance.

Through residential and outpatient programming, Arbor Place, Inc. utilizes research-based treatment modalities in a structured environment, to ensure the best possible outcome for all clients. For more information on Arbor Place, Inc., please visit their website.

Strengthening Families 10-14

Initiated the Parent Education Resource Team (PERT) of the Dunn County Partnership for Youth, the Strengtheing Families 10-14 program was developed by Dr. Karol L. Kumpfer of the University of Utah, to provide parent, youth and family education in order to strengthen family connections.

The Strengthening Families 10-14 program has been recognized as an effective substance abuse prevention program by
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institue of Drug Abuse (NIDA). Throughout the program parents and youth are given the tools needed to help themselves and/or their childrent to remain substance free. If you would like more resources on the Strengthening Families 10-14 program contact PERT or visit the SF 10-14 page at the University Extension of Iowa State University.