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Strengthening & Supporting Montana Families

The following list provides articles and links to other websites that we hope will helpful to you.

Advice for New Moms and Dads

"Home Alone" Child Tips

Tips for Parents (Prevent Child Abuse America Website)

The National Center for Fathering – Tips for Dad

Kids Safe Directory

Parenting Resource Page

Kids Health Directory and Children Health Directory on the web.
  • Tips for Being a Nurturing Parent
    One of the most important things you can do to prevent child abuse is to build a positive relationship with your own children. Read these tips to help nurture that relationship.
  • Time Out
    It’s been around since dunce caps and corners.With a modern twist, Time Out can be a valuable discipline tool.
  • The Power of Choice
    Would you like to get your kids to willingly cooperate? Stop the daily battles? Teach your kids valuable life skills? If your answer is “Yes! Yes! Yes!” then read this.
  • Winning the Chore War
    “How many times do I have to remind you to take out the trash?” Sound familiar? Household jobs are a part of every family’s daily life, yet they tend to create ongoing conflict. Here are a few pointers for making the process easier on everybody.
  • Sibling Rivalry
    The word “sibling” refers to brothers and sisters, and “sibling rivalry” means the competitive feelings and actions that often occur among children in a family. Here are things that you can do to try to reduce sibling rivalry.
  • Setting Rules and Consequences with Teens
    Rules and consequences are critical to negotiating your way through the teen years. Both the rules and the consequences may change as your teen’s needs (and desires) develop. It helps to ask yourself some of these questions about your rules periodically.
  • What it Takes to Be a Mom or Dad
    A helpful list of simple everyday suggestions.

National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds assists state Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and promotes and supports a system of services, laws, practices and attitudes that strengthen families' capacity to provide their children with safe, healthy, and nurturing childhoods.

Prevent Child Abuse America

Since 1972, this organization has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. Working with chapters in 39 states and the District of Columbia, it provides leadership to promote and implement prevention efforts at both the national and local levels. This site contains materials for child abuse prevention, parenting tips, press releases, state chapters, opinion polls and other publications.

The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of our Nation

The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This documentary and multimedia initiative explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning, and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better-educated, more prosperous, and more equitable America. This site contains more information about the documentary, which is scheduled to launch in Fall 2014. You can also find out how to become involved in the project to change the conversation about what we as a society can – and should – do to ensure every infant has an equal opportunity.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Looking for more links?

The National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds offers an extensive list of links to child abuse prevention resources.


Links to Parenting Resources
  • Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition
  • Effective Parenting USA
  • Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®,operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
  • The Shaken Baby Alliance was founded in 1998 by three mothers whose children were victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Kim Kang, Melonie (Smith) Caster, and Bonnie Armstrong joined together with a goal of forming a collaborative agency that could meet the needs of families and professionals involved in child abuse cases.  Rather than focus on the negative aspects of what happened to their children, these moms focused on the positive outcomes that could be obtained through their experience by providing education about this devastating form of child abuse to families and professionals and advocating for children.  The Shaken Baby Alliance’s mission of Support, Prevention, and Justice is strengthened through each program offered.
  • ParentPower is brought to you by the Montana Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) for State Prevention Programs to create and sustain a coordinated, comprehensive system of prevention services in the State of Montana.
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies promotes and improves the safety, health and well-being of Montana’s children, families and communities.
  • If you are in crisis and want help, call the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 24/7, at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) http://prevention.mt.gov/suicideprevention/index.php

    RESOURCES IN EACH COUNTY:
    http://prevention.mt.gov/resource/inventory/countyres.php?
    county=Lewis+and+Clark

    RESOURCES AT THE STATE LEVEL:
    http://prevention.mt.gov/resource/inventory/list.php

    http://prevention.mt.gov/resource/parenting/prp.php

Talking About Tragic Events

National Alliance for Grieving Children (http://childrengrieve.org/). NAGC provides a network for nationwide communication between hundreds of children's bereavement support professionals and volunteers who want to share ideas, information and resources with each other to better support the families they serve in their own communities, as well as promoting awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them... Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal. Some of the resources include the ones you've shared but there also additional ones that may be helpful.

Information and Fun Activities for Kids

Page last updated: 08/08/2014