Parent Resources

Preparing Children and Families for Emergencies
Get Ready Get Safe is a pioneering Save the Children initiative designed to help US communities prepare to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us in times of crisis – our children. Get Ready Get Safe helps generate child-focused emergency plans, provide emergency training and ensure emergency resources are in place before crisis strikes. Get Ready Get Safe helps keep kids safe, securing the future we share.

LA Department of Education
Education matters! Find parent resources and FAQ’s related to education here.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Louisiana is an organization dedicated to offering both information and support to grandparent and other kinship caregivers and their families.

Khan Academy
Homework resources for working with children.

LACHIP
The Louisiana Children’s Health Insurance Program, or LaCHIP, provides health care to uninsured children up to age 19. It is a no-cost health program that pays for children’s hospital care, doctor visits, prescription drugs, shots and more.

4-H Youth Development, LSU AgCenter
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H invites you to join your local Louisiana 4-H club, where the fun never ends.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HOSPITALS, LA: CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES
The Department of Health and Hospitals offers a variety of services for families and children, varying from physical fitness programs and behavioral health options to maternal and child health programs. By providing accurate and timely information on a variety of health issues, Louisiana families can rely DHH for everyday health news and updates during times of emergency.

Center for Family Empowerment
The Center for Family Empowerment is a private practice specializing in supporting the needs of families through various stages. In addition to individual and family support, The Center for Family Empowerment also offers specialty services like play therapy, art therapy, and groups (support, skill-building, social skills, and many more!).

Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program
The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP) is an alternative educational program which offers adolescents an opportunity to change their future. Students looking for a way to succeed outside of a traditional school setting learn self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain a high school equivalency diploma.

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
Since 1986, Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Louisiana has been dedicated to accomplishing their mission: preventing the abuse and neglect of our state’s children. From help with potty training to keeping kids safe from sexual abuse, PCA Louisiana supports parents and children through intensive, evidence-based programs and community-based education.

LA Parenting Education Network (LAPEN)
The Louisiana Parenting Education Network is an association for parent educators in Louisiana. LAPEN is composed of professionals from differing backgrounds and training who share a common interest in providing quality and effective parenting education.


Parenting Resources
Parents need just as much guidance and support as youth do. Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. But sometimes, they need a little extra help dealing with the challenges that arise. They need the opportunity to learn effective parenting strategies, build skills, and discuss their issues with other parents.

Parent Favorites:
Zero To Three
PBS Prents
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Nurture and Thrive Blog
CDC – Child Development
Positive Parenting

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