Supporting the Parent Centers Who Serve Families of Children with Disabilities


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Teen Mental Health

This resource-rich page at MedlinePlus pulls together a spectrum of topics related to mental health and includes numerous resources in Spanish. It's written so as to speak directly to teens, describing in bullet form some of the things they might feel or experience that may indicate the need to seek the help and support of parents, a school counselor, or a healthcare professional. Sections include: where to start; the latest news pertinent to teens (e.g., bullying, smartphone addiction, self-harm); danger signs to look for and comprehensive psychiatric evaluation; treatments and therapies; and related issues (e.g., cliques, dealing with a health condition, coping with trauma, dealing with anger, helping friends who self-harm, peer pressure, and the teenage brain).

Read more about this excellent resource for teenagers and their families here.

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Mission Empower

Mission empower logoThe Mission Empower web site is designed to empower the whole community to make where we go to school, work, live and play, welcoming for all people. We all have a part in making our communities more diverse and inclusive places for people with disabilities. Whether you are a young person with a disability, a parent, a teacher, a business owner, or a member of the community who wants to make a difference, you will find tips and activities to assist you in your journey of promoting inclusion. Use their site and their digital resource library to help you help integrate all youth with disabilities into your communities.

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Webinar | Best Practices in Outreach

A webinar for the Parent Center Network on best practices in outreach. Listen to the webinar and view the slides Download the webinar’s PPT (i.e., as a PowerPoint file, 10.6 MB) Download a PDF of the webinar’s...

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