​Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services inc.

Resources

Non-profit counseling and social services agency, providing a diverse offering of programs 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.aacap.org
Facts for Families series offers current guidance about a host of topics relevant to families.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
https://www.chadd.org
Information for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.

Common Sense Parenting
https://www.parenting.org
Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, this site includes articles for parents, a question and answer section on a variety of topics, and a link to resources.

Greater Boston PFLAG
https://www.gbpflag.org/
Greater Boston PFLAG offers help for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQIA) youth, their families and communities around the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kids Health
https://www.kidshealth.org/parent
The #1 most visited website for children’s health and development issues. Offers information on all facets of child development and a comprehensive Q and A section.

Kid Source
https://www.kidsource.com
Offers a variety of articles grouped by health, education, recreation, and parenting on newborns through school-aged children.

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC)
https://www.MARCcenter.org
Resources for parents related to bully, cyber bullying and internet safety.

More4Kids, Inc.
https://www.more4kids.info
Articles on all aspects of parenting, including advice and great ideas for parents of kids of all ages.

National P.T.A.
https://www.pta.org
National Parent-Teacher Organization site with strategies for raising children.

The National Parenting Center
https://tnpc.com
Articles on a large number of topics related to adolescent issues.

Parent Further
https://parentfurther.com
This Search Institute resource for families is focused on raising successful kids and also offers a blog for parent discussion and comment.

Parents Guide to the Internet
https://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/internet
Dept. of Education page contains helpful, step-by-step information to assist and encourage parents to learn the internet so they may help their children. Also contains a section about safe surfing and links to family fun sites.

Shrewsbury Coalition for Addiction Prevention & Education
https://www.scape.solutions/

Community Forum on Opioid Crisis
https://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01028&video=273033

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
https://www.drugfree.org
Excellent site with complete and accurate drug information and frequently asked questions on drug-related topics; Parent Resources.

Stop Bullying
http://www.stopbullying.gov
This federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services in Washington, D.C. 20201 offers generic as well as state by state information.

Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
https://www.talkingwithkids.org
A national initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to communicate earlier and more often with their children about healthy choices.

For parents who are worried about their children’s mental health
https://handholdma.org/
The website is a collaboration between the Office of the Child Advocate and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (specifically DMH and MassHealth). It was designed in partnership with mental health and child development experts as well as a diverse set of parents who have “been there.” More information is in the press release below.