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Parenting

  • 1-2-3 Magic and More 1-2-3 Magic: Encouraging Good Behavior, Independence and Self-Esteem
    Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
    www.parentmagic.com
  • The Explosive Child
    Ross W. Green
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
    Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent
    Meredith F. Small
  • Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
    Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Mary Hartzel, M. Ed.
  • Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human
    Gloria DeGaetano
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
    Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Setting Limits with your Strong-Willed Child: Eliminating Conflict by Establishing CLEAR, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
    Robert J. MacKenzie, Ed.D.
  • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
    Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence
    Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano

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Special Education

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Other Topics

  • Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Helping Children with Complicated Grief - Suicide, Homicide, AIDS, Violence, and Abuse (2nd Edition)
    Linda Goldman
  • Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well-Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society
    Linda Goldman
  • How the Brain Learns to Read
    David A. Sousa
  • The Nine Characteristics of High-Performing Schools: A Research-Based Resource for Schools and Districts to Assist with Improving Student Learning (2nd Edition)
    G. Sue Shannon and Pete Bylsma
  • Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide to Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today's World
    Linda Goldman
  • 7 Resources for Parents & Schools
    publications in multiple languages by Office of the Education Ombuds

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More Resources

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Before & After School Programs

  • Afterschool.gov
    Connecting after-school providers to federal resources that support children and youth during out-of-school hours.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
    Youth facilities, activities and programs in communities statewide
    206-461-3890

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Dispute Resolution Services

  • Resolution Washington
    Dispute resolution services in regional locations statewide
    Toll Free 888-803-4696

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Services for People With Disabilities

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English as a Second Language (ESL) Services

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GLBTQ

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Health Services

  • Community Health Line
    Information on health and human services in King County
    Toll Free 800-621-4636 or 206-461-3200
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
    High-quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos
    206-763-5277
  • WithinReach
    WithinReach is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as the foremost catalyst for improvements in maternal, child and family health.

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Legal Services

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Mental Health Services

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Parent & Family Support Services

  • Catholic Charities Spokane
    Food, shelter, clothing, education, counseling and support to those in need, regardless of creed, in Eastern Washington.
    Toll Free 800-831-1209
  • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
    Child care, counseling, family preservation, emergency housing, long-term care, pregnancy support, adoption and foster care services.
    206-328-5696
  • Children's Home Society
    Adoption, family support, out-of-home care, early childhood development, advocacy and child and family counseling in 13 locations statewide.
    206-695-3200
  • Department of Social & Health Services
    Crisis intervention counseling for families in conflict.
    800-422-7556
  • DSHS Children's Administration Constituent Relations
    Information and complaints involving family assessment and counseling services, at-risk youth (ARY) petitions and Child in Need of Services (CHINS) petitions.
    1-800-723-4831
  • First Place
    Culturally relevant education (K-5) and support services for low-income and moderate- income families, including parenting classes, counseling, and basic and social services.
    206-323-6715
  • Informing Families, Building Trust
    Information about all issues related to developmental disabilities and resources for families from the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and others.
  • Hopelink
    Housing, shelters, basic and support services, and family development services for families struggling with homelessness in East and North King County, in cooperation with schools and communities.
    425-869-6000
  • National Runaway Switchboard
    Confidential inquiries and referrals for parents and runaway youth
    800-621-4000
  • Refugee Women's Alliance
    Culturally and linguistically appropriate family support and parent education services for women and families.
    206-721-0243
  • Washington State Child Care Resource and Referral
    800-446-1114

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Special Education Services

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