Article: Toni Morrison teachings on Parenting

Marijuana_Talk_Kit – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Helping Traumatized Children Learn e-book for download


-How to talk so your teens will  listen and listen so your teens will talk – Faber & Mazlish
-Hey Kiddo- by Jarret Krosoczka

DATABASES – Resources in Franklin, Hampshire & North Quabbin Regions


December 3, 2019 – Marijuana and the Developing Brain – Find out how marijuana affects teens differently than adults, and hear tips for talking with teens about drugs and alcohol

February 6, 2020 – Lets’ Talk About It: Minding your Mind – Learn about warning signs of stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, and gain the knowledge to act before crisis hits


1-855-DRUGFREE – Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

1-800-273-8255 – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-617-624-5438 – Mass Suicide Prevention

1-866-488-7386 – The Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Teens

1-413-772-0806 – New England Center for Women in Transition – Rape Crisis Line

1-413-774-5411 Clinical & Support Options Crisis Services Franklin County

1-866-331-9474 National Dating Abuse Hotline for Teens

1-800-562-0112 – Franklin County Parental Stress Hotline





Mr. Roger’s on helping and community

Toxic stress and the Brain from the Karyn Purvius Institute of Childhood Development

Tim Minchin 9 Life Lessons- graduation speech at UWA 2013 – start at 2:47

How being bored can lead to your most brilliant ideas

Anger and ADHD: How to build up your breaks

Example of Privilege

Rita Pierson: Every Kid needs a champion- TedTalk

Time Urban: Understanding Procrastination

Consent: It’s as simple as TEA

WEBSITES – The truth about nicotine & vaping – Franklin County resources for youth – Franklin County Opioid Task Force – Directory of Resources for Families with children with special needs – Non-profit that offers Free legal advice to low-income Mass residents having difficulty accessing medical or mental health care. – Opioid Task Force – Piti Theatre Company – YMCA in Greenfield, MA – Trust for America’s Health articles and reports about national statistics about adolescents and drug/alcohol use and suicide – videos, tools, booklets and more – talking to children and teens about drugs