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.


Children’s Health

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 ChildrenResources 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

Jefferson County Family Resources: If your family lives in Jefferson County and this is a challenging time for you, there’s no need to go it alone! The Y’s FAMILY RESOURCE NAVIGATOR, Tanya Barnett, is here to help you connect with the support you need – no matter how small or big the need may be.

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.