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- PBS Parents: Parenting tips and advice, as well as resources on your child's development, education and health.
- Parent Toolkit: This toolkit is designed to help parents track and support their child's academic, health, and social and emotional development from preK to high school.
- 40 Developmental Assets for ages 5-12: The Search Institute has identified these building blocks to healthy development.
- Kids Health: This website focuses on providing information about the growth and development of your child, from healthy eating to positive parenting.
- Growing Up Online: Digital Literacy + Internet Safety: This resource from The More You Know public service campaign helps identify ways that you can help your child use the internet in a safe and appropriate way.
- Suicide Prevention: If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. See below for additional crisis services and hotlines.
- Region 20 Parent Training: Region 20 down the road offers FREE Parent Workshops!!!! Topics include: Graduation Requirements, Crisis Intervention, ARD Process, Behavior, Love and Logic, STAAR, Bullying, Organization, Autism, Proper Play, Parent Rights, Parenting, How to help your child learn, and more.
- San Antonio Food Bank: The San Antonio Food Bank takes pride in fighting hunger, feeding hope in our 16 county service area. We believe that no child should go to bed hungry, adults should not have to choose between a hot meal and utilities, nor a senior sacrifice medical care for the sake of a meal.
- Health Insurance Information: In Texas, children without health insurance may be able to get health and medical services through CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) or Children’s Medicaid. Both programs offer a wide range of services including regular checkups, dental care, eye exams, and glasses, too. Fill out an application to find out if your children can get services through either one of these programs.
- Children's Health Insurance Program(CHIP): CHIP is a health insurance program for children under 19 years of age whose families haves low incomes and resources, but earn too much to receive Medicaid and do not have private health insurance.
- Children's Bereavement Center Brochure : A great resource for a child who has suffered the death of a loved one.
- Drug Facts for Parents: This newsletter provides information regarding youth and drug use and offers prevention tools to parents.
- Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter: Contact this agency if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship.
Miliary Family Support:
- Military Child: A guide for the family on how to deal with the emotions the come along with deployment.
- Military Family: Coalition that ensures quality educational opportunities for all military children.
- Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas: The Voice for Military Families. An organization that that is solely focused on the grief support needs of children, teens and young adults who have suffered the death of a loved one.
- Camp Courageous: A local camp for youth and grieving families held at John Knox Ranch.
- DivorceCare for Kids: DC4K is a special group to help your children heal from the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources:
Second Step: Second Step is a SEL research- based curriculum I use with all grades. The link provides you to special resources that Second Step has provided during this time.
Mind Yeti: Mind Yeti is a library of research- based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and adults calm their minds.
Class Dojo Social Emotional Learning: There are several topics covered like moods and attitudes, positive thinking, and mindfulness.
The Imagine Neighborhood: This is a great link for children PreK-2nd grade (your older student may enjoy it too). The Imagine Neighborhood is a podcast designed to help children and their grown ups grow their social- emotional skills.
Captain Compassion by Committee for Children: Captain Compassion is a bullying prevention sueprhero that empowers kids and adults to help others
Sesame Street Little Children BIG Challenges: This link will take you to a video about resilience, if you scroll to the bottom there are great printable downloads.
TV shows that encourage SEL
- Sesame Street
- Daniel Tiger
Recursos en Español
- Daniel Tiger: Usa las palabras
- Daniel Tiger: Enojado
- Daniel Tiger: Compartir
- Yoga para niños en Español
- Yoga para niños en Español
- Respirar para niños en Español
Cuentos Para Niños
Fun and Meaningful Activities
30 great netflix shows for kids :Netflix shows that are educational too
Nickelodeon YouTube, checkout the #KidsTogether series for videos about CORONAVIRUS or any of the other cool videos.
Natural History Museum : World Museum of Natural History
Stories about travels to Space: Stories from Space (These are actual stories read by Astronaunts in Space)
Ranger Rick :Animal explore and fun videos
Science Fun : Cool science activites
National Parks to explore :Take a trip to a National park
Space Racers : Fun online games with Space Racers-
Colorful Slime : Make your own slime
#CREATEATHOME- A great website for parents or students to find engaging ways on how to create at home in a varierty of ways