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Internet Resources

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

A website that provides links to articles discussing Central Auditory Processing Disorder
http://www.capdsupport.org

Building Your Child's Self Esteem

A list of "Q & A"''s from the Family Education Network about self-esteem issues
http://life.familyeducation.com/self-esteem/parenting/34401.html

"ADDitude Magazine" - Tips Related to ADD/ADHD

Visit ADDitude Magazine's website for helpful tips on parenting a child with ADHD, or sign up for their free newsletters! http://www.additudemag.com

A Guide to Speaking to Your Child About Divorce

Includes especially helpful tips about how much information to share with your child
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/children_divorce.htm

SesameStreet.org Toolkits for Parents & Children (Divorce, Asthma, Military, Academic Issues, etc.)

This is a fantastic resource. Toolkits have tips for parents and videos to watch with your child on a variety of topics, including:

  • Divorce
  • Emergencies
  • Importance of Reading & Writing
  • Coping with Asthma
  • Learning about Money
  • Challenges of Military Families
  • Learning is Fun
  • ... and Many More!

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits

Ten Actions Parents Can Take if Your Child is Bullying Others

This is a comprehensive list of steps parents can take if they notice their children are acting aggressively or bullying others. http://www.education.com/reference/article/actions-parents-of-bullies/

"Hurricane Toolkit" from SesameStreet.org

SesameStreet.org provides resources for helping children cope after a natural disaster, such as Hurrican Sandy
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/hurricane

Community Resources

School counseling is often only one piece of the puzzle in helping a child or family receive the assistance he or she needs. There are many community agencies that offer counseling and family support. Click the program title to go to their websites.

PerformCare

Provides in-home needs assessment and may offer in-home counseling free of charge 1-877-652-7624

Strengthening Families

A 14-week FREE program offered by the Barnabas Institute for Prevention, which helps families work on parenting and communication skills. They even provide free dinner during the program! 732-942-5753

The Overtilted Child Support Group

A FREE support group for parents, grandparents, loved ones, and teachers can come and talk about real life issues relating to their child with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, and ADHD.

The group meets every First Tuesday of the Month from 7:00-8:00pm at 520 Main Street in Toms River.

For specific referrals to other community providers, such as doctors and specialists, please talk with your primary care physician or insurance provider. If you need help with this process, contact the school counselor or social worker for more info.