Helpful Websites

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.


Oregon’s YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line.

AnxietyBC Youth

A 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.


Website and magazine with a variety of ADHD resources.

Bedwetting Store

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


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


This is at the top on our list for a reason.  It’s 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!

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.

Child Development Tracker

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

Community of Mindful Parents

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

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

Website provides information and support to young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time.

Educational Connections

Educational consultants in Portland, 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 Gottman Institute

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

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.Busy

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).


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 Family Support Network

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

Parent Further

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

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.

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.

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 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.