CHKD Parenting Resources
CHKD offers many free services and webinars to help parents. For the Middle School age group they are often virtual and can cover topics like anger, ADHD, general adolesence, etc. Check them out!
The stress of life, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle it on your own. The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) is here to connect North Carolinians with emotional support and mental health resources to help build coping skills and resilience during times of crisis. The helpline is available free of charge to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties. Hope4NC is confidential and available 24/7. A live person will always answer, no matter when help is needed.
Crisis Chat Line/Mobile Crisis
Currituck County Schools is pleased to inform our community of a partnership with Integrated Family Services that provides a Crisis CHAT line that is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day. Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions.
Positive Parenting Program
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. They offer free online parenting resources and classes.
American School Counseling Association
Parents, the press, administrators and the general public often wonder just what it is that school counselors do on a daily basis. This link opens a pdf from the ASCA website for parents to learn a bit more about the role Middle School Counselors typically play in schools.
Interfaith Community Outreach
The ICO is a 501(c) (3) non-profit whose mission is to “provide assistance to individuals facing a temporary emergency crisis”.
There are many resources on their webpage for people in our community.
Connect with resources for *food*Housing*Counseling*Health Care*Child Care* Senior Services*
Common Sense Media
Common Sense is a good source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families. Common Sense provides advice to help them navigate the digital world with their kids. I have linked their page for cell phone use and tweens- take a look at this page or many of their others if you are trying to navigate appropriate and safe technology use with your child.
Instagram Safety Information for Parents
Discover features that can help your teen explore our app safely.
Ten questions to ask your teen to ensure they're having a positive experience on Instagram.
Glossary of Instagram Terms:
Get to know our features and settings in order to better navigate Instagram with your teen.