We have gathered a list of resources for parents, guardians and caregivers. This page is continuously updated.
Child Guidance Center of Southern CT
Expert staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and clinicians provide individual and group mental health services for children and families from Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan. Services are via telehealth during the pandemic.
2-1-1 Crisis Hotline
Call 2-1-1 to reach Connecticut’s Emergency Crisis Hotline…any day at any hour.
Community Health Center, Inc.
COVID-19 testing is available without a referral or appointment. Register in advance at 475-241-0740. Integrated healthcare services are also available to all.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Parents
School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
This tool is designed to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to school.
Positive Parenting Tips
These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning:
CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practice to early childhood programs across the country.
Zero to Three Early Connections last a lifetime
Resources to help you tune into what makes your child tick and to guide you in thinking about the best way to meet your child’s individual needs.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children
Research-based resources, tips and ideas for families – from child development to reading, writing, music, math and more!
Books on Adolescent Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety: The Ultimate Teen Guide – By Kate Frommer Cik
“Drawing upon up-to-date research and interviews, Anxiety: The Ultimate Teen Guide will help young adults better understand why they suffer from anxiety and what they can do to successfully treat it, making this a valuable resource for teens, their family, and friends.”
If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder – By Linda Wasmer Andrews and Edna B. Foa
“Growing up can be stressful for any teenager, but it is considerably harder for the many adolescents who develop an anxiety disorder. This book is an essential guide for parents, teachers, or other adults involved with teenagers who may be affected by these disorders.”
More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression – By Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
“One of the nation’s most distinguished child and adolescent psychiatrists shows parents the warning signs, risk factors, and key symptoms that offer important clues about depression…. With solid advice and compelling real-life stories, More Than Moody is an invaluable resource.”
Adolescent Depression Outside/In – By Kathleen Keena
“…an innovative book for adolescents, parents, and clinical professionals. Keena, a licensed addictions and mental health counselor, takes her readers inside the depressed adolescent’s imagination, and insecurities.”
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls – By Rachel Simmons
Bestselling author and educator, Simmons helps girls and women be more authentic, assertive, and resilient.
Books on Parenting Young Children
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk -By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The ultimate “parenting bible” – a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child.
The Whole-Brain Child” 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – By Daniel J Siegel. M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D
The authors of No- Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book
The Emotional Life of the Toddler – By Alicia F. Lieberman
A detailed look into the varied and intense emotional life of children aged one to three.
Virtual Calming Room – Created by the school counselors of the Corona-Norco Unified School District, this website offers “…a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings” and includes links to online self-care and soothing resources for kids, adolescents, and adults.