Hand in Hand Parenting: Resource for parents to help nurture their connection with their child.
The International Network for Children and Families: Tips and articles on parenting: redirect power struggles, “misbehaving” children, rebellious teenagers, and sibling rivalry without punishment, threats, grounding or timeouts.
Children and Media
Common Sense Media: Reviews movies, games, apps and more for kids, so parents can make informed decisions.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Information on childhood trauma for parents, professionals, and educators.
ACES Too High: News and information about Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Stop It Now: Information on prevention, treatment, and protection of children from sexual abuse.
National Alliance for Grieving Children: Resources include a searchable map of programs for grieving children, teens, families, and the communities they live in throughout the United States.
Apple Health for Kids: Washington State’s initiative to ensure all children in the state have health insurance. Find out about eligibility and apply for coverage.
Therapeutic Camps for Kids
Camp Kesem: Free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer.
Camp Erin: Free bereavement camps for children and teens ages six to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.
Camp To Belong: Reunites brothers and sisters placed in separate foster, adoptive or kinship homes at week-long summer camps
Sandplay Therapists of America: Learn more about sand-play therapy.
Local Community Resources
Dove House Advocacy Services: Confidential crisis intervention and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime in East Jefferson County, Washington.
Jefferson County Public Health: Free developmental screening birth to 3 is available to parents with concerns about their child’s sitting, walking and talking.
YMCA Building Futures Program: A school-based mentoring program that matches local students with caring, supportive, and stable adult mentors.