The total amount of public and private financial aid available is enough to pay for college for every full-time student. This study from shows parents how families are typically paying for their students' college education.  


There are many ways parents can encourage emotionally intelligent behavior in their children. Check out this guide to resources for learning more about character development, from Edutopia.

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A Trauma Informed Parent:

  • Understands that an event does not have to be catastrophic in order to be “traumatic” and that symptoms of trauma can manifest following any highly stressful experience that causes lasting emotional or physical effects.

  • Is better equipped to help their child cope with and rise above trauma related health issues or post-traumatic stress.

  • Appreciates their children’s unique temperaments recognizing that while a divorce to one child may be a bump in the road, to another it can be devastating.

  • Knows that post-traumatic stress can mimic other issues such as ADHD, emotional outbursts, body aches, isolation, social problems and poor school performance.

  • Understands that the effects of trauma may not reveal themselves for months or even years after an event has occurred.

  • Is better equipped to communicate with and guide their child’s physicians in diagnosing and treating health issues.

"None of us wants our kids to go through difficulty. Our natural instinct as parents is to cushion our children from pain and keep them from hardship. But our kids won’t escape adversity in life, so they need resilience in order to endure it. Resilience is the ability to respond well to difficulty, pain, and stress. But it isn’t something you’re born with—it’s something you develop."


Free statewide back-to-school series sponsored by the Montgomery County System of Care!


  • Protective Power of Parents to Keep Young People Safe and Build Them to be their Best Selves (Dr. Ken Ginsburg)

  • Positive Parenting Strategies for Less Worrying and More Connection (Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard)


Please consider registering, as sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time.

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