Resources

Parent Arizona and Counseling Services is dedicated to providing quality therapy and parenting services that strengthen individuals and families.

 

ADHD Resources

 

Attachment and Bonding

 

Autism

  • Bright Tots - Information on Autism and Early Childhood Development.

 

Bullying

  • Bullies to Buddies - This website is directed by Israel “Izzy” Kalman, a school psychologist and psychotherapist who specializes in interventions to stop bullying.

 

Child Abuse Hotline (in the State of Arizona)

  • 1-888-SOS CHILD (1-888-767-2445)

 

Childhood Trauma

  • ChildTrauma Academy - The ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) is a not-for-profit organization, based in Houston, Texas, working to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct services, research, and education.  

 

Court Ordered Parenting Classes in Arizona

  • If you have been ordered by the court to take parenting classes, then only specific court approved classes will fulfill the requirment.  You can find out about the times and locations of these classes by contacting the clerk of the superior court in your county.  You may find a listing of the contact information for the superior clerks in the counties of Arizona here.
  • Family Support Center

 

Daddy Boot Camp

  • Boot camps for new dads.  This program helps new dads learn the basics of being a dad such as burping a baby, chanding and swaddling, and what to do when a baby cries.  Topics such as bonding, work hours, and safety will be covered.  These boot camps are offered at the following locations
    • Banner Del E Webb Medical center – 14502 W Meeker Blvd, Sun City West                                623-876-5432 bannerhealth.com.
    • Chandler Regional Medical Center – 475 S. Dobson Rd, Chandler                                                408-728-3935 chandlerregional.org.
    • Child Crisis Center – 817 N Country Club Dr, Mesa                                                                        480-834-9424 childcrisis.org.
    • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center – 3555 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert                                                            480-728-3935 mercygilbert.org.
    • Scottsdale Healthcare – Shea – 9003 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale                                                      480-882-4636 shc.org.
    • St Joseph’s Hospital – 350 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix                                                                      602-406-3050 stjosephs-phx.org.

 

Daycare and Child Care

  • Ordize is the best user friendly search engine in the US specifically designed to help you find, research, rate, and review specific daycares.

 

Divorced and Parenting

  • CoParenting.com  – Child Custody Parenting Plans: Arrangements, Rights, and Financial obligations.

 

Domestic Violence

  • www.TheCryinHouse.com - Family violence has many adverse effects on children who witness the abuse. In her book, The Cryin’ House: A Story for Children Who Witness Family Violence, author Dr. Julee S. Poole gives a voice to the children who are growing up in a violent home environment.  The book explores the pain and suffering that these silent victims have to go through and the dynamics of the family. Readers will be gripped by the dismal reality of domestic violence and its effects on children. At the same time, they will realize that there is hope and steps to be taken to help the child and their family. Although presented in the wrappings of a picture book, there are glimpses of truth embedded beneath the storyline.

 

Drugs and Alcohol

  • Renaissance Recovery Center - 480-632-1345
  • Inner-Work Counseling - Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Abuse, Substance Dependence, and Co-Occurring Disorders for Adults. 3231 S. Country Club Way, Suite 111, Tempe, AZ 85282.  Phone: 480-755-4016.

 

Family Supports

  • Home and Family Guides - Articles and information about home, family, home schooling, and other related subjects. Baby and parenting articles and advice.
  • Parent Super Site Resource Directory - Parent Super Site provides help and resources for both moms and dads. Our mission is to provide our visitors with only the best parenting information and resources.
  • South West Human Development - www.swhd.org helps parents of young children who would like extra support.  Qualifying families can receive free in-home parenting aid services. (602) 266-5976.
  • Building Strong Families National Seminars - Serving families, individuals, parents, couples, and professionals, Building Strong Families National Seminars facilitates powerful educational conferences, seminars, parenting webinars, and offers family-related products with topics geared toward strengthening, empowering, and enhancing the family, schools, and the community.
  • Ernest Parenting Blog - Written by Amy, the mom of two sets of twins (that she homeschools!)  The site started when Amy was frustrated over the struggles of homeschooling and parenting and no one was out there saying “this is hard”.  It has since developed into a place for encouraging parents and commiserating over the difficulites we all face.
  • Parenting Help - Website created by a group of parents providing reviews of a selection of effective parenting programs for toddlers, children, and teenagers.
  • WellCare - The WellCare Foundation provides free, integrated primary healthcare to single working mothers and their children who are not on state assistance or who cannot afford insurance or to pay for needed healthcare.

 

Foster Pareting

  • Fostering - We are an independent fostering agency who are passionate about ensuring positive outcomes for children and young people.

 

Fun Centers

 

Independence

  • Training Children to be Independent “The-PLAN-Indepedent-Training” – “The Fabulously Brilliant Flexible and Comprehensive Plan for Raising Independent Children Who Will Be Able to Take Care of Themselves as Adults and Be Able to Have a Family of Their Own Plan.” By Marrilee Boyack.

 

Life Coaching

  • www.ThePathLifeCoaching.com - Through The Path Life Coaching, you can explore your options to move you forward to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.  You will be guided along “your Life’s Path” becoming empowered to realize your own truths and solutions as you move forward and achieve your own goals and dreams.  The Path Life Coaching is based on a wellness approach to life coaching that embraces the “whole” self to include self-truth, spirituality, and emotional and physical wellness.

 

Love and Logic Articles

  • Using Enforceable Statements (PDF)
  • Two Ways to Neutralize Childhood Arguing (PDF)

 

On-Line Parenting Classes

 

Parenting Articles

  • Parenting Pyramid (PDF).  This is an excellent article created by the Arbinger Company.  It explains the connection that correcting our children has with our relationship with them and how that relates to our relationship with our spouse and our own personal way of being.  It is highly recommended for all parents to read.
  • Parenting Journals – Promoting happy and healthy families. Tips, articles and resources for parents and children.

 

Parent Groups

  • New and Expecting Parents Meetup newparents.meetup.com.
  • MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club – Valleywide support group designed for at-home moms.  Offers meetings, playgroups, field trips and suest speakers.momsclub.org.
  • Phoenix Mommies – Localized area groups and specialized support groups. Nonprofit member of The Mommies Network. phoenixmommies.com.

 

Play Therapy

 

Psychiatrists

 

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Teen Resources

 

Tutoring

  • tutorhunt.com provides a completely free service for tutors whereby students can find the nearest tutor to them who matches their requirements. Our service is used by thousands of parents and students.

 


ParentArizona provides links to other websites as a free resource directory.  ParentArizona is not responsible for the information or content found on any website which it links to.

 

Links

www.loveandlogic.com

www.raisingarizonakids.com

www.effectiveparenting.com

Indian Child

PBS.com

Baby Scan Stirling - Private baby scans edinburgh and private baby scanning edinburgh by Babes in the Womb. Book now by calling 0131 339 6000.

All About Counseling

ParentingCenter.com - Parenting & Family Resources Directory

Depressionandtreatment.org - More about treatment for depression.

 


 

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