Helpful Websites and Resources for Parents

Helpful Websites

Here are some links to our favorite websites for our families in support Positive Youth Development:

Academy at Sisters
Therapeutic boarding school in Bend, Oregon for girls 13-18 years old.

AnxietyBC Youth
The best designed website for youth to learn about anxiety. In between sessions, we often suggest that our clients visit the site for reminders and tips to practice and improve their coping skills.

Bank It
Great tool to teach teens how to make positive money choices to develop financial responsibility and money management.

Bedwetting Store
Bed wetting treatments and solutions for families dealing with this common childhood problem.

Boys and Girls Club of Portland Metro
Youth leadership and life skills programs to build character and help them reach their full potential.

Bridges4Kids
A website dedicated to helping build successful partnerships between families, schools, and local communities.

Camp Yakety Yak
A specialized camp with a one-to-one staff to youth ratio to help them learn social-emotional and communication skills located in West Linn, OR. This camp help children who are learning to deal with learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, communication disorders, ADHD, and social-emotional difficulties.

Cedar Hills Hospital Mother-Infant Outpatient Program
Outpatient treatment program exclusively for mothers and their infants.

Child Development Tracker
A PBS website to help parents better understand common developmental milestones of children by age.

Cinema Arts Camp
Digital movie making and computer graphic animation Day Camp for kids on Mondays through Fridays and Summer camp programs in the Portland metro area.

Community of Mindful Parents
Empowering parents of children under 5-years-old to become more effective, mindful, and compassionate parents.

DePaul Treatment Center Youth Programs
Drug and alcohol treatment for youth ages 13-18 years old in Portland, OR.

Divorce Shoppe
A local resource in Sellwood, Oregon, with counseling, mediation, legal, and education services, a bookstore, and more.

The Dougy Center-The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
The Dougy Center in Portland, OR, provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences through peer support groups, education, and training.

Early Assessment and Support Alliance
provides information and support to young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time.

Educational Connections
Educational consultants in Porltna, OR,  that assist youth, young adults, and families find appropriate educational and therapeutic programs and schools.

The Gateway Center for Domestic Violence Services
The Gateway Center in Portland, OR, serves domestic violence survivors and their children with a variety of culturally sensitive and trauma-informed services.

The Greater Good Science Center
The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

The Gottman Institute
Science-based help for couples and families in Seattle, WA. Great resource to learn about Emotion Coaching parenting.

HealthyChildren.org
This website is developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and provides parent-friendly information on developmental, physical, mental, and social health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Janus Youth Programs-Harry’s Mother, Athena House, Reception Center
For those that live in Multnomah Co., these programs are a wonderful resource for youth in need crisis intervention, emergency shelter and individual and family counseling for runaway youth, sexually exploited youth and for those that commit non-violent offenses.

LD Online
Expert advice, videos, audio, forums, and other resources dedicated to learning differences (rather than “disorders”) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

My Job Chart
This is at the top on our list for a reason.  It’s free, easy to use, online chore chart and reward system for teaching, organizing and motivating your kids to Save, Share and Spend. Youth can learn to be more responsible, develop a strong work ethic, and the values of kindness and generosity by donating their earned points to charity!

NASP Families
Helping children achieve their best in school, at home, and in life by providing evidence-based information on a variety of topics (resilience, back to school, health and wellness, mental health, behavior, parenting, and crisis and safety).

National Association for Gifted Children
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who united to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD
National clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD).

OASIS @ MAAP
The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Aspergers, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

Oregon Children’s Theatre Acting Academy
For ages 4-years-old to 17-years-old, OCT offers after school and weekend acting classes for kids and teens.

Oregon Connections Academy
Free online K-12 pubic school program.

Oregon Family Support Network
Oregon families supporting Oregon families with children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, mental and/or physical challenges and special needs.

Oregon Zoo
Take the kids to the zoo for a fun family activity. The Oregon Zoo also offers summer programs like “Zoo Ambassadors” for ages 10 and older and “Zoo Teens” for 9th-12th grades.

Parent Further
A positive parenting website with a lot of helpful research-supported information and resources.

Playdate PDX
A local play space that caters to parents and kids alike in Portland, Oregon.

Portland Aspergers Network
A local non-profit parent support organization in Portland, Oregon, that offers ongoing “Game Club” and “Teen Club” for children and teens, parent support groups, caregiver support groups, and other resources.

Portland Children’s Museum
This is a great local place to take your toddlers and kids to learn and to participate in weekend events, classes, summer camps like “messy toddlers,” “science tots,” “paint and play,” and family yoga.

Portland Trackers Earth
Camps and outdoor programs for youth in the Portland metro area.

Positive Parenting with a Plan Tool Kit
Family Rules program for grades  K-12 by Dr. Matthew Johnson, PhD.

Positive Psychology News Daily
Positive Psychology News Daily provides the latest news about happiness, the “science of happiness,” and positive psychology. Our goal is to be your fun, collaborative place for a research-based daily boost of happiness.

Q Center
A Portland-based Community resource center for LGBTQ youth and young adults programs ages 23 and under.

Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
The Sexual Assault Resource Center in Portland, OR, offers an array of mental health, prevention, crisis, educational, and support services.

Sky High Sports Trampoline Park
A popular local hang out in Tigard, Oregon, for youth and families to go and have some energetic fun on the weekends. Be careful!

Sleep For Kids
This site is helpful for teaching kids about the importance of sleep.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Kids with learning disabilities are as intelligent as other kids, and often have great strengths–but they learn differently. If your child, or a child you know struggles with learning or attention issues, this website is for you.

Think:Kids
Think:Kids website provides information, videos, forums, etc., based on an research-supported approach for helping children with behavioral challenges.

VIA Institute on Character
The VIA Institute on Character, a non-profit organization, advances the science and practice of character development. VIA provides the free VIA Survey and other assessments designed to help all people learn about their personal strengths in order help us live our best lives.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to this site for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon
Youth M.O.V.E Oregon is part of a state-wide youth led organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development.

Zone for Autism Children
A free internet browser for children to use and more safely browse the internet.