Parent/Guardian Resources

As a parent, you are the most important person in your child's life. As your child's school counselor, I want to collaborate with you to help your child achieve success in high school and beyond! Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have. The best way to reach me is by email: lorraine_casanova@iu13.org.

Here are some websites you may find helpful:

The Role of the School Counselor An explanation of what a high school counselor does as part of the student's team.

40 Developmental Assets for Youth - Building blocks to healthy development of youth, as identified by the Search Institute.

What is Digital Literacy? - By addressing questions about digital literacy by age group, this resource from CommonSenseMedia.org  helps identify ways that you can help your child use the internet in a safe and appropriate way. 

This Online Safety Parent Toolkit is a "7-step framework that guides parents through online safety conversations with their child", focusing on the steps of understanding, learning, exploring, agreeing, teaching, modeling, and planning. 

Parent Tool Kit A comprehensive site that is designed to help parents track and support their child's academic, health, and social and emotional development from preK to high school.

Partnership for Drug-Free KidsA source of support for parents concerned about addiction or families struggling with the addiction of a loved one.

About Childhood GriefThe National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.

Office of Student AidA resource and website full of pages to help you plan learn now to plan for college, learn about financial aid, and navigate the application process.

 

Youth Rules - Preparing the 21st Century Workforce Everything you need to know about child labor laws and other issues related to the employment of teens. 

The PA Parent & Family Alliance is now providing family support for parents and caregivers of children and youth with suspected mental health or substance use challenges through their Family Support Parnters (FSP) program. FSP's are parents and caregivers with lived experience who are trained to assist other families by providing support, identifying resources, and facilitating access to services.  

Understood.org provides programs and resources for Families, Educators, and Young Adults that focus on empowering people who learn and think differently and those who support them. They offer customized, accessible resources and a compassionate community.

How To Help Your Teen With Mental Health from The Recovery Village and Drugrehab.com offers resources and information to help parents help their children who are dealing with mental health concerns. Substance Abuse & Suicide: A Guide To Understanding the Connection and Reducing the Risk is an important source of information for parents concerned with their child's possible substance abuse, and the risks to mental health. 

"Alcohol Help" website: Information about the prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse and alcohol use disorder. **Disclaimer: AlcoholHelp is  a referral service that provides information about addiction treatment practitioners and facilities. Alcohol Help is not a medical provider or treatment facility and does not provide medical advice.** This is not an endorsement of the referral service.