This online educational course is brief and free. It is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Institute for Safe Families also offers educational information.
Below are some examples:
The Amazing Brain: What Every Parent and Caregiver Needs to Know
The Amazing Brain & Discipline - Positive Parenting
This guide to healthy teen development is free and available online through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Chapters are brief and can be read out of order, depending on areas of interest. Each chapter addresses a topic and offers strategies for adults to encourage healthy adolescent development.
Another resource from the Institue for Safe Families:
The Amazing Teen Brain: What Parents Need to Know
The Search Institute discusses 40 foundational assets which promote healthy adolescent development. Information is available for different developmental stages and is also provided in Spanish. Review specific actions you can take to encourage healthy development.
Youth.gov offers educational information on a variety of topics, including juvenile substance use and mental health. Each topic includes a list of key terms, prevalence rates, warning signs, risk & protective factors, and treatment options.
The Glenbard Parent Series offers free, community-based lectures and presentations by local and national experts in a variety of fields dealing with youth. Topics cover many issues facing today's youth. Some programs are presented in Spanish and a specialized series is also available - FUSE: Families United in Support of Equality and Excellence for African-American Students (Co-Sponsored by the DuPage Brance of the NAACP).
*Advanced registration is not required.*
Upcoming Speakers https://www.glenbardgps.org/upcoming-speakers/
Five minute videos for teens and parents showcasing recent GPS speakers and programs.