During this challenging time, Youth Contact offers this page with links to some helpful resources.

Topics Specific to Covid-19 Pandemic

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Productivity and Happiness Under Sustained Disaster Conditions

How to Handle Child Custody and Visitation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Salvage a Disastrous Day in Your Covid-19 House Arrest

Washington County Community Resource Directory in English and Spanish This link includes many different resources including  domestic violence, education, childcare, etc.

Washington County food resource list in English and Spanish

Communication Skills

Ted Talk on the Power of Listening

8 Expert Tips for Talking Effectively with Kids

Eight Things to Consider When Talking with Your Ex (Better known as other parent!)

Parenting Resources

Family togetherness after separation / divorce

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children 

Co-Parenting Tips During Divorce 

How a Calm Attitude Supports Teens

 Helping Children Feel Comfortable in Two Homes

Tips for Supporting Children in Two Homes

Powerful Resource for Parents of Teens 

The Nine Minutes that Have the Greatest Impact (The Magic 9)

Child Development and Social / Emotional Topics

Strengthening the Parent-Child Relationship, Even in the Most Difficult Times

Is My Child’s Anger Normal?

Angry Kids: Dealing with Explosive Behavior

Dr. Ross W. Greene – website https://www.livesinthebalance.org/outreach – resources and research on children’s behavior and how to support kids displaying challenging behaviors

The Explosive Child Book by Ross W. Greene 

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger, Book by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie

Activities for Children

PBS Daily Activities for Families

Peep and the Big Wide World Videos y Actividades para los padres de familia

TinkerGarten at Home: free activities in English and Spanish


Resources on Race

Black and Indigenous Children Matter- Prevent Child Abuse Oregon      Black and Indigenous Children Matter

 Racism 101: Understanding Race and Racism       RACISM 101

 CNN/ Sesame Street Racism Town Hall   Watch the entire CNN/Sesame Street racism town hall

Saying ‘I Don’t See Color’ Denies the Racial Identity of Students- https://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2020/02/saying_i_dont_see_color_denies_the_racial_identity_of_students.html?cmp=soc-edit-li