National Resources

General Parenting Resources

Building Resilience Resources

  • Building resilience - the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress - can help our children manage stress and feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. 
  • It's not possible to protect our children from the ups and downs of life. Raising resilient children, however, is possible and can provide them with the tools they need to respond to the challenges of adolescence and young adulthood and to navigate successfully in adulthood. 
  • A how to guide to assist adults to raise, support and develop stress hardy children.
  • Through this website you will learn how resilience can help to overcome adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). No one gets to choose the hand that they are dealt. We can all change the cards in our hands by building resilience into our daily lives.

Disability Resources
ADHD Resources

Autism Resources

Caregiver Information

Rights of Children and Families with Disabilities

  • Disability Rights Ohio -Disability Rights Ohio is a non-profit corporation with a mission to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio.
  • Description of the IDEA -Overview of the IDEA and Indivdual Education Plans/Individual Family Service Plans for children with disabilities
  • Wrightslaw -Informs parents about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities

Professional Resources

  • -A free community service you can use to get information about social, health and government resources 24 hours a day, every day. Simply dial 2-1-1 or browse our online directory below to find the resources you need.
  • At-A-Glance Ashland County Community Services.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway- Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.
  • County Commissioners Association of Ohio -The County Commissioners' Association of Ohio (CCAO) works to bring the most innovative ideas and efficiencies to local government.
  • Family Engagement Strategies The practice level domain includes methods, plans of action, processes, and/or policies designed to be used by frontline staff of each discipline in order to enhance or achieve family engagement.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention -OJJDP accomplishes its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system's efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the needs of youth and their families.  
  • Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) is the statewide organization that represents the interests of Ohio's county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Boards at the state level.
  • Ohio Department of Education -The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state's public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools
  • Ohio Department of Health -The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency, meaning the director reports to the governor and serves as a member of the Executive Branch of Ohio's government.
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services -We are committed to improving the well-being of Ohio's workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio's most vulnerable citizens.
  • Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services -Promoting wellness and recovery
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services -The Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) is the juvenile corrections system for the state of Ohio. DYS is statutorily mandated to confine felony offenders, ages 10 to 21, who have been adjudicated and committed by one of Ohio's 88 county juvenile courts.
  • Ohio Family and Children First Coordinators Association -The Ohio Family & Children First Coordinators Association represents coordinators of Family and Children First Councils established in 1992 by Section 121.37 of the Ohio Revised Code.
  • Ohio Family and Children First Council OFCF is a partnership of state and local government, communities and families that enhances the well-being of Ohio's children and families by building community capacity, coordinating systems and services, and engaging families.
  • Public Children's Services Association of Ohio -PCSAO is a membership-driven association of Ohio's county Public Children Services Agencies that advocates for and promotes child welfare program excellence and sound public policy for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities. 
  • What works in Family Engagement- This domain includes links to and information on selected practices and programs related to family engagement. These practices and programs have been validated and are supported by a documented, evaluative process.
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