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Some helpful links and resources...

Back to School

KidsHealth: Going Back to School :  a kid friendly website that deals all kinds of feelings and fears that kids might have about school (audio also available)  -  http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/school/back_to_school.html

Counseling 

Berks TALKLINE : a free, confidential and nonjudgemental place for children, teens, adults and seniors to call when they need someone to listen, help in working through problems, or assistance in finding referrals in the community -   http://www.berks-talkline.org/

Berks HelpLink : a comprehensive guide to community resources in Berks County promoted by United Way of Berks  -  http://cg.servicept.com/berks/

National Mental Health Information Center: government website promoting research and guidelines for mental well-being  -  http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

Stress/Anxiety

The Optimistic Child : article on raising your child to be an optimist http://stress.about.com/od/parentingskills/ht/raiseoptimists.htm

Easing separation anxiety in children:  article, includes tips for school http://www.helpguide.org/mental/separation_anxiety_causes_prevention_treatment.htm

Grief/Bereavement

Camp Dragonfly: a free weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6-12 who are grieving the death of a family member -  http://www.pinnaclehealth.org/services/bereavement-programs/#camp-dragonfly

 Mommy's Light: information and resources to help children and teens who have experienced parental loss, particularly of a mother  -  http://www.mommyslight.org/mllo/aboutus.php

For Parents:

CHADD: (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families - http://www.chadd.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=About_CHADD

Parent's Source:  family resource guide to services, support and entertainment in Berks and Lacaster Counties  - http://www.parentssource.com/Net1_parent1.98.asp

KidsHealth for Parents : website for parents that has information about positive parenting and children's health and development  -   http://kidshealth.org/parent/index.jsp?tracking=P_Home

 

" In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and with our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers."  

                                                                                       - Mr. Fred Rodgers

 

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