Resources For Families Archives

Kids in the House Parenting Resources

This web­site con­tains resources from over 450 experts and par­ents rang­ing from preg­nan­cy to col­lege. Search videos, blogs, and many oth­er types of resources by age group.

Covid-19 List of Resources

This doc­u­ment lists links of sources for fam­i­lies or pro­fes­sion­als (teach­ers, coun­selors, etc.) to sup­port chil­dren with emo­tion­al well-being, health, spe­cial needs, and home-school­ing. Adults could also look through sources relat­ed to self-care on men­tal health.

Positive Parenting

Pos­i­tive Par­ent­ing is a web­site pro­vid­ing gen­er­al pos­i­tive par­ent­ing tips, start­ing from the stage of infan­cy (0–1 year) to ado­les­cence (15–17 years). Data, sta­tis­tics and research­es could also be found for sup­port­ing the overview provided.

COVID-19 list of resources 

Information for Families During School Closures is a part­ner­ship run by 150+ vol­un­teers and 80+ orga­ni­za­tions pool­ing resources to pro­vide a uni­fied response to the cur­rent cri­sis and its impact on fam­i­lies. The hot­line is staffed by vol­un­teers with exper­tise in edu­ca­tion and social ser­vices.  There web­site has many use­ful resources for Fam­i­lies and Students.

Tips and Techniques for Parents to Support Virtual Learning

Tips and Tech­niques for Par­ents to Sup­port Vir­tu­al Learn­ing Fam­i­lies find­ing jug­gling work and school to be dif­fi­cult. Here are tech­niques to help par­ents sup­port their student’s vir­tu­al learning.

The Cooperation Chart

This is a chart for choos­ing pos­i­tive behav­iors which chil­dren could stick on to and receive spe­cif­ic praises/rewards for achiev­ing the goals! A smil­ing face would refer to achiev­ing goals while a sad face would refer to neg­a­tive behav­iors observed.

Homeschooling Strategies

Here are 8 home-school­ing strate­gies and resources for par­ents or care­givers to sup­port their chil­dren dur­ing the pan­dem­ic period.

Boone County Social Services Database

With sup­port from the Boone Coun­ty Children’s Ser­vices Fund, sev­er­al MU Cen­ters and orga­ni­za­tions recent­ly part­nered to cre­ate a free, search­able data­base of social ser­vice providers in Boone Coun­ty. The data­base pro­vides access to local social ser­vices (includ­ing tele­health ser­vices) such as child­care, food, hous­ing, job train­ing, and counseling.