Healthy Families: Connects families to resources and in-home services for consistent support.
Shenandoah Youth Alliance: Links to local resources and services for children and families.
SCPS Preschool Services: A guide to childcare options in Shenandoah County, as well as useful links for parenting.
Bullying can take many forms and is any repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior that involves a perceived power imbalance. Bullying has a deep and lasting impact on children, leading to increased occurrences of depression, anxiety, and low academic performances. 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied at school in the last year, and more than 1 in 6 reported being cyber bullied in the last year. If you have concerns about your child and bullying, check out the following resources.
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies (for Parents)
Cyberbullying Statistics and Implications
How to Identify, Prevent and Respond to Cyberbullying
Information and tips to keep your children safe online.
A Guide about Cyber Safety for Children
17 Rules to Protect Your Child Online
Teen Dating Violence
Teen Dating Violence affects 1 in 3 high schoolers. Red Flags are warning signs that a relationship may not be safe or healthy. This document can be used by parents (and other adults) to open conversations with teens about their relationships. https://cyfd.org/docs/red_flags.pdf
Check out the Teen Dating Violence page for more information on warning signs, healthy relationships, and safety planning.