Parent and Teacher Resources

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has a wide variety of handouts and materials for parents.  For handouts about health and wellness, mental health, diversity behavior, mental health issues, crisis and safety, parenting, and special populations in several languages, you can access this link.

 Colorín Colorado! is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and families of English language learners (or ELLs) to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read. While most materials are focused on Spanish-speaking families, resources are provided in eleven languages including Hmong and Arabic. 

Reading Rockets is a which offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and struggling readers read better.  You can read interviews with author's of children's books, learn about current research in reading, or listen to a about reading.  An associated site is focused on adolescent literacy.  You can sign up for monthly newsletters on both sites.

The Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health provides fact sheets on early childhood mental health issues and parenting topics.  fact sheets about the wide variety of mental health diagnoses which are common to children and adolescents include about the educational implications of these disorders and recommended teaching strategies.  Parents and teachers who want more detailed information about ADHD may want to explore the CHADD .