Links and Resources

HELPFUL ARTICLES FOR PARENTS

What adults and students can do about cyber bullying     https://online.maryville.edu/blog/what-is-cyberbullying-an-overview-for-students-parents-and-teachers/

Each section of this guide about  online safety for kids is summarized with actionable items for the parent/teacher  https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/

Two resources to keep kids safe online  www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/internet-safety-kidswww.broadbandsearch.net/blog/common-online-scams

100+ professionals gave advice on how parents can keep their kids safe from the digital threats in this comprehensive guide   E-safety Guide for Parents to Kids Keep Safe Online

Helping Your Toddler with Separation Anxiety    Helping Your Aspergers Teen Cope with Life    Preparing for the Death of a Terminally-Ill Loved One: What to Expect, and How to Help the Entire Family Move Forward: Considerations for Your Child  contributed by: Patricia Sarmiento    patricia@publichealthcorps.org – publichealthcorps.org  

This  guide is jam packed with stats and practical advice about screen addiction, cyber bullying, self esteem and more  yourgeardeconstructed.com/parents-internet-safety-security-screen-time-guide/

Guide regarding “THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY INTERVENTION Services for Children with Autism“www.accel.org/blog/early-intervention-autism-importance/

Divorce: Minding the Kids in Divorce: Minimizing the Mental Health Impact  Divorce Guide for Teens A Teen Guide to Divorce  What Should We Tell the Children? Developing a Mutual Story of the Divorce  Talking to Your Kids About Losing Your Home: 4 Mistakes to Avoid        Breaking the ‘D’ News to Friends and Family: Helping Them Help You

Other topics: Motivating Kids to be Active  Mental Illness in Children: Signs, Types, & Causes    5 Serious Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore in Kids   Coping with a Child’s Illness While You’re in Recovery: Learn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time  How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids  Learn to be Happy and Fit  http://learnfit.org/

Autism:    Guide to Better Sleep for Kids with Autism     Accommodations for Students with Autism

Autism Resource Center     Creating an Autism Friendly Home   Autism and Travel

Autism Support Network Resources   Planning a Move with Autism

A comprehensive research/evidence based guide on Home Modifications for Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder  www.rentdeals.com/blog/best-home-modifications-for-autism-and-sensory-processing-disorder/

Consumer math for children is fun math relating to money and business  couponfollow.com/research/couponing-for-kids

Guide on how Childhood Trauma Influences Drug Addiction  https://silvermistrecovery.com/childhood-trauma-and-addiction-in-adulthood/

An in-depth visual guide about protecting children on their smartphone and offers parents advice on ‘Safe Smartphone Use’ for their children  www.tigermobiles.com/blog/how-to-protect-your-children-on-their-smartphone/

Helpful Guide for parents:  Preventing Teen Substance Use    https://www.bluffsrehab.com/prevent-teen-using-drugs/

Resources for parents:   The Essential Teen Internet Safety Guide   6 Ways to Cope While Raising Kids and Caring for Elderly Parents   How to Spend More Quality Time With Your Child  Preventing Wandering in Children with Autism: Resources for Parents and First Responders    

Video game addiction can directly lead to mental health issues  https://aforeverrecovery.com/resources/video-game-addiction-facts/

The guide maps out dangerous areas in a home for children and tells how to make them safer  https://www.basementguides.com/home-safety-for-kids-and-babyproofing/

A variety of topics for parents:

Helping Your Firstborn Adjust to New Siblings   10 Ways Parents Can Help Children Adjust to High School  One Man’s Trash: Safety Tips for Secondhand Furniture and Toys   Preventing Parent Burn Out  Choosing a Preschool: Simple Tips for Parents  Single Parenting After Losing a Partner to Suicide 

The Parent’s Guide to Creating a Baby-Safe Home Interior  ADHD in Toddlers: Early Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment  Keep Kids Safe from TV Tipovers  A Parent’s Guide to Building a Safe and Fun Backyard Playground  Childproofing Your Home for a Child with Vision Impairment Does My Teen Need Treatment? 

Helpful resource for parents who have disabilities      disabledparents.org

The Birth Injury Justice Center was created to provide guidance and support to children with cerebral palsy and their loved ones  www.childbirthinjuries.com/cerebral-palsy/

Mindful Co-parenting: Helping Children Cope with Divorce https://www.custodyxchange.com/guides/co-parenting/   Great resource for co-parenting submitted by Single Mommy of Two and Writer at SingleHappyMommy.com  

Guide to child car safety, covering car seats, bringing your newborn home from the hospital to transitioning them to booster seats and seat belts  www.esurance.com/insights/child-car-seat-safety

Comprehensive guide on getting active with non-gym alternatives, which inspires people to get started and make meaningful changes  https://groomandstyle.com/no-gym-workout-methods-get-in-shape/

Parents’ guide for protecting their children online https://www.bestvpnrating.com/guide-children-privacy       https://householdquotes.co.uk/keeping-children-safe-online/

Informative guide for teens, youngsters and students how to avoid cyberbullying and what steps to take to be protected. It includes statistics, studies and much more     https://cooltechzone.com/internet-safety-guide.

Complete guide for understanding bullying in the modern age, including risks, statistics. various types and how to end it  everlastrecovery.com/understanding-bullying/

A guide for online safety which covers topics such as radicalisation, blackmail, and how strangers make contact with your child online  job-prices.co.uk/keep-children-safe-online/ .

Guide for how social media and internet use can put a child’s identity at risk while traveling and precautions to take  https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/protect-your-and-your-childrens-identity-when-you-travel/

Guide to internet safety for non-techy  parents who are concerned about how to keep their kids safe when online  https://giftedgeek.co.uk/keep-children-safe-online/ .

Parent’s  Guide for keeping kids and pets safe during the holiday season    Parent’s Holiday Safety Guide 

State-by-state guide to check if children are protected online at libraries and schools. Tips for at home.  https://www.allconnect.com/blog/keeping-kids-safe-online/      Allconnect.com

Child identity theft is on the rise, how parents can monitor their child’s credit report   https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/how-check-childs-credit-report-1270.php   Carrie Wiley            Risks of identity theft, how to check a minor’s credit report, and then what to do if there is evidence of identity theft https://lendedu.com/blog/how-do-you-check-your-childs-credit-report  From Andrew Rombach  https://lendedu.com

Reviews and recommendations for baby, child and pregnancy products  temperandtantrum.com   mamawonder.com

HEATH AND WELL-BEING  

Work-Life Balance: A Guide to Surviving the Stress   http://groomandstyle.com/work-life-balance/ 

How to reduce stress   https://healthgrinder.com/ways-to-reduce-stress/  and helpful resource for health  https://healthgrinder.com  

Sleep Deprivation:  Causes, Symptoms, Effects and Treatment  www.tuftandneedle.com/resources/sleep-deprivation-effects/

Exercise Calculator – A helpful Tool That Can Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals Faster  https://fitnessvolt.com/30723/calories-burned-by-exercises/  

Step-by-step guide for decluttering and how that improves one’s physical and mental health  globalguidetodivorce.com/de-cluttering-during-divorce-or-downsizing/

How alcohol and tobacco negatively affects the quality of sleep  Alcohol’s Negative Impact on Sleep    Why Smokers Get Poor-Quality Sleep  

More than one third of Americans are ‘underslept’ – putting them at increased risk of viral infection, heart disease, obesity,  depression and countless other ailments. Insufficient sleep increases mortality risk from any cause by roughly 15%.   https://www.bestmattress-brand.org/importance-of-sleep/

Resource guide about choosing the best mattress to alleviate back pain   https://www.mattressadvisor.com/best-mattresses-back-pain/

Articles on emotional health and being your best  https://www.selfdevelopmentsecrets.com/ 

How to build your own workout routine – advice from a two-time Olympian  https://www.jenreviews.com/workout-routines/

Health and beauty tips at Balance Me Beautiful  http://www.balancemebeautiful.com/  From Lily Greene 

ConsumerSafetyGuide.com keeps the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm  From Sara Miller

Independent research and testing for a variety of products.  Their suggestions in   https://www.reviews.com/ from Mei Horiuchi

RELATIONSHIPS

World’s largest marriage resource, to support marriages.  Has dating advice, legal guidance and more https://www.marriage.com/

It’s over. You’re not. Informative articles in:      SplitsvilleNYC  http://www.splitsville.com/

JOB RELATED: 

Articles about some great ways to combat stress at work: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2014/03/12/how-to-deal-with-stress/  http://www.ascendantrecruitment.co.uk/blog/tips-for-minimising-stress-in-the-workplace   Submitted by: Joe Thomas

Reduce your stress level, and prevent burnout related to work or school  https://www.thesimpledollar.com/burnout/  Submitted by Julia Dunlap

SPECIAL NEEDS 

Legal Resources for Special Needs    Creating a Home Where Your Disabled Child can Thrive   Tips for Disabled Persons to Declutter and Organize their Home  Financial Planning for Special Needs  From Sarah Brian

How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility   Healthy Eating Advice for Wheelchair-bound People   How to Remodel for Accessibility    Developing Your Blind Child’s Sleep Schedule    Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books 

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs    Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs   Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood   Tenants Rights and Housing Assistance for the Disabled    Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?    Helpful website by and for parents with special needs offspring   wondermoms.org

An informative resource   guide titled “Navigating Learning Disabilities and The Cost for Treatment  https://www.thesimpledollar.com/navigating-learning-disabilities-and-the-cost-for-treatment  From: Julia Dunlap 

A financial planning guide for parents with special needs children which includes applying for federal benefits, starting a trust, and investing in a life insurance policy   https://hellobestow.com/blog/financial-planning-for-special-needs-child/

Home modifications for the visually impaired or blind   https://blog.hireahelper.com/home-modifications-visually-impaired-blind/  

A method for teachers who work with students with autism  or other developmental disabilities to use evidence-based practices to better achieve their educational objectives  www.accel.org/blog/model-classroom-program-for-special-education/

Assistive Technology makes cars accessible for people with disabilities  article on assistive technology

MENTAL HEALTH/ILLNESS  

This link leads to many other links on specific aspects of depression. Great resource https://www.wristband.com/content/guide-to-depression-awarness  

In depth information for anyone globally  Diagnosing Depression – Your Guide to Depression & Mental Health in the UK   https://www.insurancewith.com/depression-guide/

How body image affects mental health, including eating disorders,  tapestrync.com/treatment/mental-health-treatment/body-image/

Recall Report is an online resource with information on mental health and other health issues. Topics include  addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, depression/anxiety, recovery and rehabilitation.  https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/  

Detailed resource with valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders, and treatment options  www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/

Resources for those facing depression:      https://www.rover.com/blog/service-dogs-depression-anxiety/      http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress.aspx   http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/D/diet/      List by: http://publichealthcorps.org/

For Teens: Am I Depressed or is It Just a Phase?    Surviving Your Child’s Suicide: Finding Peace After Tragedy  Seasonal Affective Disorder   From Pat McGraw

Resources and links for mental health and depression  5 Signs of Common Mental Health Conditions   6 Things to Know About Child Depression  How to Help Your Depressed Teenager    Coping with Depression at Work   10 Ways Employers Can Encourage a Healthy Work-Life Balance     Submitted by  Patricia Sarmiento  psarmiento@publichealthcorps.org ǀ publichealthcorps.org

Depression in Teens: The Warning Signs and How to Help Them Through    How Can I Get Help for Depression  The Isolating Loneliness of Chronic Pain & Invisible Illness   The Guide to Managing PTSD As A Tradesman    Submitted by: Pat McGraw, pat@thepreventioncoalition.org

Provide patients with sustainable long-term recovery from depression       https://pulsetms.com/resources/what-is-tms/.https://pulsetms.com/resources/what-is-tms/.

Links to articles about mental illness, including understanding it and supporting a family member through it. Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness   What Many People Don’t Get About Mental Illness The Role of Religion in Mental Health   Talking to Others About Your Mental Illness  7 Ways to Deal with People Who Don’t Understand Depression  Addiction as a Disease: Understanding the Disease Model       Contributed by Eric Johnson http://ushealthcorps.org/ 

Mental health Foundation  Dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems. www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Beyond Blue  Excellent online help and advice for those facing depression and anxiety. Has separate sections for men, women, kids, seniors, etc.  https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

The silence — that’s the worst part of mental illness. These articles are helpful. 10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times   Time To Talk: Tips For Talking About Your Mental Health  When returning from military duty Here’s What You Need to Know About Reintegration   from Jennifer Scott http://spiritfinder.org/   

Nutrition Education in Recovery from Anorexia   Using a Meal Plan in Recovery From Anorexia  Tapestry Recovery Center

FINANCES

 Guide to help couples going through a divorce with their finances  https://www.custodyxchange.com/guides/financial-planning.php  from

The Single Parent’s Guide to Buying a Home: Assistance, Grants, and Homeownership      How to Get Through a Divorce Financially   Child Support Handbook: Collecting Support   From Dan Hall

financial guide for single parents that covers government and tax benefits, planning for your child’s financial future, and more.   https://hellobestow.com/blog/money-management-for-single-parents/

Practical Money Skills for Life  has helpful article on finance including in divorce  http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/personalfinance/experts/practicalmoneymatters/columns_2015/0724_Independence.php

Talking to children about their  finances   http://moneysmart101.org/how-to-teach-your-children-to-be-financially-smart-in-the-digital-age/ 

This guide breakdowns the best scholarship platforms and instruct users on how to use them effectively to make attending college feasible.  http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/  From Charisse Marcella 

Guides  for US student loans and managing student debt  https://www.cometfi.com/student-loan-debt-statistics     int”>https://www.cometfi.com/student-loan-refinancing-blueprint

Template for collage students to manage debt and expenses   https://oneclass.com/blog/uncategorized/142625-the-only-college-student-budget-template-you-will-ever-need-free.en.htm

Helps financially disadvantaged Native American families with finding grants to pay   bills     http://grantsfornativeamericans.org/

Annuity.org   Our organization prides itself on having the most accurate information on annuities and structured settlements.  http://www.annuity.org/divorce/   Article addresses: Will the contract be divided or transferred into new annuities? Can they be exchanged for something of equal value? Do state laws or terms within the contract prohibit dividing the annuity? annuity.org/2014/09/22/dealing-with-annuities-divorce/

Singe Mother Grants:  Financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, child care, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others.       http://singlemothersgrants.org/ 

FreeGrantsForWomen,  Is a website that helps low income women with finding grants and financial assistance programs. These grants help families with education, rent, housing, utility bills, mortgage, and medical bills.

Breakdown of the costs of raising a child, how to build an appropriate budget to support these needs, and lists support systems to help provide aid for families   Raising Children on a Single of Fixed Income  From Brianna Ibrahim

Top 10 things we waste our money on      https://www.surveyssay.com/things-youre-wasting-money-on/  Contributed by Lucy Wyndam

Credit card for travel  https://creditcards.usnews.com/no-foreign-transaction-fee   From US News & World Report

A guide from LendEDU  that breaks down foreign transaction fees for credit cards  https://lendedu.com/blog/credit-card-foreign-international-transaction-fees/

Explains pros and cons of Payday and Title loans  https://www.consumeraffairs.com/finance/payday.htm

DIVORCE AND OTHER LEGAL ISSUES

The Divorce Magazine @thedivorcemag    Because divorce is truly but a life journey, a challenging and painful one, but a journey nonetheless. And This too Shall Pass. Articles by professionals on every aspect of divorce: legal process, co-parenting, dating, travel, moving on, finances and so much more  United Kingdom and global  thedivorcemagazine.co.uk \

 DIVORCE MAGAZINE   http://www.DivorceMag.com  16 years providing support and resources to those going through divorce. http://www.BlogsOnDivorce.com , http://www.FamilyLawyerMagazine.com  Toronto · divorcemag.com

DivorceForce  Affected by Divorce? Join DivorceForce, the online community committed to empowering those affected by divorce    https://www.divorceforce.com/

Dads’ Divorce   http://dadsdivorce.com/  which support fathers in family law, child custody and divorce.     Men’s Divorce  https://mensdivorce.com/   Resources, articles and a forum particularly for divorcing men.

DivorcedMoms  A community of moms who understand divorce. A place to share experiences and stories. We offer encouragement, inspiration, resources and expert advice  http://divorcedmoms.com/

The Lilac Tree:  Resources for Divorcing Women  including workshops     http://thelilactree.org/
1123 Emerson Street, Suite 215   Evanston, IL  60201   Phone:   847-328-0313  Fax:   847-328-0576

The Next Chapter Commitment to the success of women making life changes.     Divorce resources for women.     We stand for empowering divorcing women like you, and we know that in doing so, we’re actually empowering everyone.           http://nextchapter4women.com/

http://www.lawson-west.co.uk/for-people/services/divorce-and-family/frequently-asked-questions    Questions that many of us have in Divorce.

Women’s Divorce ‏ @WomensDivorce  We are here to help answer the many questions about the divorce process – from financial, to legal, to emotional. http://www.womens-divorce.org 

Single Process of going from We to Me with divorce   https://www.singleprocess.me/   A great web site with tips on how to get back into the single lifestyle post-divorce.

Divorce Care is a global organization which has weekly meeting with a video and discussion on divorce topics. People learn practical tips. Some locations have Divorce Care for Kids.         www.divorce.org

Restored Lives The Restored Lives course supports and empowers people to move forward from divorce and separation, or the breakdown of any serious relationship, to live a full life, free from past issues. – See more at: http://www.restoredlives.org/

Divorce Recovery Workshops (DRW)  Have six week courses on a variety of topics related to divorce and moving on in life. They have weekend retreats in country hotels.  www.drw.org.uk

Custody X Change      has a free app to arrange a calendar for shared time. Useful assistance for setting up custody using various percentages for shared time.  The Custody X Change Giving Program

Only Mums helps mothers   http://www.onlymums.org/   Only Dads helps fathers   http://www.onlydads.org/   who are going through divorce and separation. Articles and resources

List of divorce resources covering each stage      http://backgroundchecks.org/resources-for-divorce.html

Comprehensive  guide on dating violence against women     https://safeharborhouse.com/dating-violence/

Reape-Rickett Law Firm    Has over 300 articles on divorce   http://www.divorcedigest.com/articles/
Divorce Preparation Checklist  www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/divorce-preparation-checklist-and-pre-filing-to-do-list                   5 tips to avoid a long, expensive divorce
www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/the-five-essential-tips-for-avoiding-an-ugly-divorce

Family Matters Oxford provides free help, support and guidance on the legal issues facing separating parents   1 Agnes Court Oxford OX4 2EW · http://www.resolution.org.uk/

Galbraith Family Law has put together a free four-part ebook series entitled Dealing with Divorce. Each ebook covers a different topic such as the divorce process, children, managing your finances, and starting over. You can access the free ebooks here: Dealing with Divorce: The Complete 4 Part Ebook Series  http://www.galbraithfamilylaw.com/pdfs/4partebookSeries_GalbraithFamilyLaw_v2.pdf   

Consumer Affairs   gives the tools singles need to make an informed decision when choosing the best online dating site. With an estimated 1,000 online dating sites in existence, specific information on them with consumer ratings is helpful.      http://www.consumeraffairs.com/dating_services/index.html

Extensive Legal Glossary https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/legal-glossary/ 

The Law Society  Link that explains legal terms  http://pinningtonlaw.co.uk/glossary/   and this one gives helpful legal advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-rights/

Link that explains legal terms  http://pinningtonlaw.co.uk/glossary/   and this one gives helpful legal advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-rights/

Fixing Marital Problems Marriage Problems? Here’s an 8-Step Rescue Plan   Post-Divorce   Life After Divorce – Advice on How to Cope and Move On  The Single Parent’s Guide to Buying a Home: Assistants, Grants and Home Ownership    Single Parenting: Keep Your Single-Parent Family Financially Fit  Divorce videos for children  Sesame Street’s Divorce Toolkit    From Life Coach Julie Morris

Legal Contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements explained  http://www.exigent-group.com/contract-management-guide/  https://www.rocketlawyer.com/article/nda-101:-what-is-a-non-disclosure-agreement.rl  From Amy Forester