Family Library

Welcome to our Family Library!

 

Each of the categories below is linked to a collection of written resources such as factsheets, stories, online booklets, and worksheets.

 

Please send us helpful information to post. And, please let us know if you find any information that is incorrect or out of date. 

More information and worksheets can be found in our  Family Care Organizer!

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Adult Mental Health

 

Self-help for adult mental health & substance use issues, How to talk to your kids about it

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Behavior

Managing challenging behaviors, MN laws, The teen brain

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Development

Charts and descriptions of child development by age and stage

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Grief & Loss

Understand and manage grief for youth, caregivers & the family

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Juvenile Corrections 

What to expect, Courts, How to work with police, Diversion

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Physical Health

Brain food, Food and mood, Activity, Sleep

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Respite & Support

Building a support system, Formal & informal respite

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Substance Use

Resources for youth and parents/ caregivers, Co-occurring, and Signs & symptoms

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Advocacy

How to be an advocate for your child, Assertive communication, Teach your child to self-advocate

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CPS; Foster Care

Child Protection, Parent Rights, Visitation,  Foster Care, Indian Child Welfare (ICWA)

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Diagnoses

Common childhood disorders, Signs and symptoms etc.

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Home Life

Get organized, Mealtime, Problem solving,  Routines & schedules, Goal setting

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Mindful Parenting

Relax-reflect-respond, How to communicate

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Purpose/Happiness

Delight in your child! Life purpose, strengths, motivation

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School

IEPs, 504s, Special Ed, Accommodations, Homework, and How to motivate your child

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Suicide/Self Harm

Warning signs, How to talk to your child, After a suicide death

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Basic Needs & Money

Budgeting, Cheap meals, Housing, Financial help

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Crisis

Managing a crisis, Crisis Plans, Safety toolkit

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Emotions

Self-help ideas for dealing with challenging emotions

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Hospitalization

What to expect, Intensive treatment options

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Over 18/ Transition

Tips for transition-age youth, Resources and fact sheets for young adults, Leaving Foster Care

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Relationships

The family system, Siblings, Spouse/partner

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Stress & Trauma

Coping ideas, ACEs, Toxic stress, Trauma, and Resilience

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Treatment

Medications, Therapies, Non-traditional therapy, and Treatment settings