Youth/Family/Mentoring Resources

Life After COVID– a post-Covid youth support resource guide for caregivers. This guide was created for BBBSFC by valued community partners at the Children’s Clinic and Cutchins Programs for Children and Families and explains trauma-informed best practices of supporting youth’s social, emotional and mental health as they heal post-Covid.

La vida despues de COVID – Una guía de recursos de apoyo para jóvenes post-Covid para cuidadores. Esta guía fue creada para BBBSFC por valiosos socios comunitarios en la Clínica Infantil y los Programas Cutchins para Niños y Familias y explica las mejores prácticas informadas sobre el trauma para apoyar la salud social, emocional y mental de los jóvenes mientras se recuperan después de la Covid.


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

North Quabbin Family Resource Center Value Our Children Brochure 2020


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


Coalition Connections Newsletter April 2020



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


Resources for parents & caregivers about race and racism – 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