Practical Parenting Resources

1. Challenge Success
“At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We provide families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.”

2. Common Sense Media
“Common Sense is dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology. We empower parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

3. Bring Change 2 Mind
“We’re a non-profit organization working together to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed public education materials and programs based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.”

4. Sources of Strength
“Our mission is to provide the highest quality evidence-based prevention for suicide, violence, bullying and substance abuse by training, supporting, and empowering both peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help and strength.”

5. Stanford Resilient Project
“THE RESILIENCE PROJECT is a resource that uses personal narratives, programming, and coaching to motivate and support students as they experience the normal academic setbacks that are part of a rigorous education. We emphasize the importance of failure in the learning process and seek to instill a sense of belonging and bravery in students to ultimately change the campus perception of failure from something to be avoided at all costs, to something essential to a meaningful education.”

6. American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures Handout on “Social and Emotional Development in Adolescence 11 – 21 years. What to Expect and When to Seek Help”

7. Berkeley’s the Greater Good
Based at U.C. Berkeley the Greater Good Science Center “studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.” Core themes are gratitude, altruism, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, happiness and mindfulness. CCSC has an online magazine and many local events.

8. The Jed Foundation
“Over the last fifteen years, The Jed Foundation has emerged as the leader in protecting the emotional health of America’s 21 million college students. Our proven model and award-winning programs are changing the way campuses, communities and families promote mental health and prevent suicide.

9 . National Institute on Drug Abuse 

The National Institute of Drug Abuse is part of the National Institute of Health for the United States. NIDA is dedicated to supporting world research on drug abuse and addiction. 

10. Monitoring the Future

Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institute of Health.

11. Menlo 101 and Menlo Well-Being Initiatives

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