My Links

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge ~ Thomas Carlyle

Internet Safety

Netsmartz

A website to "educate, engage and empower." Intended for parents/guardians, educators, law enforcement, teens and kids.

http://www.netsmartz.org

Netlingo

Information to help parents better understand internet "language".

http://www.netlingo.com

Parenting

Parenting Help - Free Tips, Advice, Resources and Guidance

http://parenting.org

MVParents

Endless Resources and Articles for Parents

http://www.mvparents.com

Positive Parenting

"Positive Parenting is dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun!"

http://www.positiveparenting.com

Crisis Intervention

Darkness to Light

The importance of crisis intervention for victims of crime.

http://www.darknesstolight.org

Family Health and Wellness

Kids Health

"KidsHealth is the #1 most-visited website for children's health and development."

http://www.kidshealth.org

Educational Motivation

Scholastic

Inspire your child's thirst for knowledge inside and outside of school.

http://www.scholastic.com

Local Websites of Interest

Livingston County

"Close to everywhere, miles from ordinary."

http://www.livingstoncounty.us

Legal Aid Society of Rochester

"Our Mission: The Legal Aid Society of Rochester is a not-for-profit organization that provides direct civil legal services, including lay advocacy and related human services, to adults and children. We ensure that those who seek justice have an opportunity to receive a fair and full hearing."

http://www.lasroc.org

Center for Youth

"The Center for Youth is the best organization to turn to for young people seeking to deal with, explore, or understand issues of importance to them - from their perspective, and on their terms. Started by kids, for kids, all Center services - from counseling, to shelter, to education, to referrals - are rooted in, and delivered with the knowledge that youth want to, and can, take responsibility for their life choices."

http://www.centerforyouth.net

Genesee Valley Health Partnership

Health Resources

http://www.gvhp.org

Suicide Prevention

"Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you."

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Office of Children and Family Services

"The Office of Youth Development (OYD) was created to design, coordinate and promote innovative strategies to advance youth development. These strategies will cut across all disciplines at the state and local levels. The goal is for all New York State youth to reach their full potential and become healthy, productive adults."

http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/Youth/