Looking for some resources? For each episode of OnPoint Parenting, we will provide resources here, to help assist parents with issues they may be facing at home.
Navigating Stress During COVID-19
Dr. Ross Greene : Lives in Balance (Collaborative Problem Solving)
What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Adele Lafrance and Ashley P. Miller
Worksheets & Handouts:
Noticing Mental Health Concerns for Your Child (Parent resource from School Mental Health Ontario)
Finding Your Inner Compass: Spirituality and Mental Health
Health and Well-Being: Developing the Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Well-Being of Students, Staff, and Teachers. Patrick Carney & Catherine O’Brien. (2020) Chapter 15. In O’Brien, C. & Howard, P. (2020). Living Schools: Transforming Education. ESWB Press. https://www.eswb-press.org/publications.html (OPEN SOURCE) (e-book)
The Spiritual Child - The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving by Lisa Miller (2015)
Summer Strategies and Finding Balance
Dr. Susan Linn: The Case For Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World (2009)
Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein: Raising Resilient Children
Websites & Links
Special Summer Series: I Don't Want To Go Back to School and You Can't Make Me!
Harnessing the Power of Emotion - Parent Resource (Emotion Focused Family Therapy)
Transitioning back to school two part parenting series (Emotion Focused Skills Training)
Special Summer Series: I’m excited to go back to back to school!! I am so nervous to go back to school!!!
Ted Talk: “How to Make Stress Your Friend” by Dr. Kelly McGonigal
Special Summer Series: I don't want to talk about it
Parent episode: “I know she’ll be fine, but I just can’t stop worrying about her… it has been so long!”
Other Helpful Resources and Websites
Children’s Mental Health Ontario - School Mental Health Backpack
Communication matters! How to set up home-school communication for success.
Having conversations with our kids about race, racism, equity, and activism
Booklet: Addressing ANTI-BLACK RACISM & ITS IMPACT: A Well-Being Toolkit for Families (developed by Durham District School Board)
Website article: Talking to Kids About Racism and Violence
PDF Link: Safe Space Radio: Tips & Strategies
PDF Link: Media Smarts: Talking to Kids About Racial Stereotypes
Website: How to Talk to Kids about Racism - an age by age guide
Book: Antiracist Baby
Academic pressure and the importance of growth Mindset
Noticing Mental Health Concerns For Your Child - Tip sheet for parents and caregivers
Anxiety Canada website: www.anxietycanada.com
Mindshift app: www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-cbt
Growth mindset: www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting
Accepting Challenges and Encouraging Healthy Risk Taking
“The Umbrella Effect: Your Guide to Raising Strong, Adaptable Kids in a Stressful World,” which is to be released early 2022.
Paper: “Developing Emotional and Social Competencies in Children: Evaluating the Impact of a Classroom-Based Program”
Worksheets & Handouts:
Accessing Counselling Support: How to Prepare and What to Expect.
“How to Talk With Your Child When You Feel Concerned They May be Struggling with a Mental Health Problem” - a resource from School Mental Health Ontario with tips that could help in the conversation of exploring counselling with your child/youth.
New Path Child and Family Services - Call in Clinic Information
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County - Walk/Call In Counselling Clinic Information
Student mental health & well-being resources as well as information about urgent and non-urgent services in Simcoe Muskoka can be found on our Board website.
Human Trafficking and Preventing Child Exploitation
OneChild Resource: How to protect your child from sexual exploitation
Ontario’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy
Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline & Webiste