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Parenting

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Family Services

Healthy Families: Connects families to resources and in-home services for consistent support.

Healthy Families

Shenandoah Youth Alliance: Links to local resources and services for children and families.

Youth Resource Alliance

SCPS Preschool Services: A guide to childcare options in Shenandoah County, as well as useful links for parenting.​​

Preschool Services - Shenandoah County Public Schools

Conversation Tools

Sometimes the most important conversations are the hardest to begin! Talking with kids about issues such as consent, boundaries, healthy relationships, and sexual abuse is vital to preparing children for situations they may face as they grow and prepares them to respond in a way that keeps them safe. The links below have some great resources for age-appropriate conversations and information to make it easier to communicate with children you love and care for.

  Be Your Kid's Safety Net 
Hot Chocolate Talk® Campaign 
Guides for Parents
Tip Sheets

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Bullying

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)

        What You Can Do

        What Is Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying Statistics and Implications

 How to Identify, Prevent and Respond to Cyberbullying

Report Cyberbullying

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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. 

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