Family Life

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Parenting/Family

 

National Center for Families Learning

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) promotes family education solutions across three approaches by engaging families, educators, administrators, and advocates to drive results and ultimately reduce education inequities. Our work supports multigenerational learning for families from early childhood through adult education. 

Family Engagement Lab

Family Engagement Lab catalyzes equitable family engagement and student learning by bridging classroom curriculum and at-home learning. As a national nonprofit, our work builds partnerships between teachers and historically underserved families by facilitating ongoing communication and collaboration about learning. Our signature tool, FASTalk, shares engaging, at-home learning activities via text messages in each family’s home language. FASTalk significantly increases equity in academic achievement, helping students the furthest behind catch up to their peers. 

 

Global Family Research Project 

Global Family Research Project is an independent, entrepreneurial nonprofit organization that supports effective engagement practices and policies so that all children find success in and out of school. 

Great Schools

GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools help parents find the right school for their family and improve schools in their communities. The thousands of articles, tips and interactive tools help parents support their child’s learning and wellbeing every day.

National PTA

PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania
Parent to Parent connects the families of children and adults with disabilities and special needs through peer to peer supporters.

FamilyEducation.com

With thousands of articles, printables, crafts, activities, videos, and more created by fellow parents and experts including parenting coaches, child development specialists, doctors, doulas, and more, FamilyEducation strives to make your life as a parent more fun, simple, and rewarding.

Mental Health

Bucks County Children's Mobile Crisis

To request Mobile Crisis Intervention Services,call: 1-877-435-7709A Telephone Crisis Worker will gather preliminary information, help determine if Mobile Services are appropriate, and dispatch a Mobile Crisis Intervention Service team.

Mental Health Partnerships

Mental Health Partnerships was founded, and continues to thrive, on the basic principle that people with mental health conditions can and do recover because they have the resilience to direct their own journeys in overcoming significant adversity. Mental Health Partnerships offers services throughout the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond.

National Alliance on Mental Health

NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer

PMHCA is a state-wide member organization dedicated to the support of all people who seek aid for recovery from a mental illness at any stage in their journey.  We provide resources, referrals, and support to those receiving services or in recovery from a mental illness. PMHCA also provides training to individuals in such areas as Mental Health Advance Directives, Peer Support, LGBTQI+ Issues, and other training.

 

Books & Media

 

Books

Smart But Scattered by Peg Dawson, EdD

Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell, MD

Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell A. Barkley, PhD

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD

Uniquely Human by Barry M. Prizant, PhD

Lost and Found by Ross W. Greene, PhD

Podcasts

How to Talk to Your Kid About Anything - Dr. Robyn Silverman, General parenting topics

Distraction - Dr. Edward Hallowell, ADHD

If We Knew Then - Stephen & Lori Saux, Down Syndrome

The Autism Helper - Sasha Long, Autism

Confessions of a Special Needs Parent - Rachel Taylor, Special needs parenting