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Beyond keeping the body health and active, organized sports may also help kids who are dealing with childhood trauma. This article discusses new research and its implications for adolescents.
This blog highlights the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, a youth advocacy mentorship program dedicated to helping youth ages 8 to 18 who have experienced domestic violence, teen dating violence, and co-occuring bullying.
This factsheet discusses common issues that come up for children and families during the foster-to-adoption process, how to support your child or youth through the transition, and resources available for help. (Author abstract)
This factsheet provides suggestions for finding an adoption-competent therapist and offers information about the types of therapy that can help adopted children and their families. Foster parents considering adoption could face similar issues and therefore also may find definitions and...
All parents eventually face the decision to leave their child home alone for the first time. However, children face real risks when left unsupervised. Those risks, as well as a child’s comfort level and ability to deal with challenges, must be considered. This factsheet provides some tips to...
In a world where children are "growing up digital," it's important to help them learn healthy concepts of digital use and citizenship. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. (Author abstract)
This article describes seven strategies for encouraging children to open up and speak honestly about what’s going on in their lives.
Parenting teens is a challenge, especially when it comes to communicating with them. Sometimes, it seems like they’re not the best at listening, especially when you ask them to get off their devices. How do you get them to stop looking at their phone for a second and not have to ask them twice...
This resource provides strategies to help parents and caregivers support the development of communications skills in young children. (Author abstract)