Here at Aguilar it is our goal to help you help your children succeed. In order to do so our Parent Liaison, Ms. Silva, is available to go over what services are available for you and your family. Feel free to stop by. Ms. Silva located in the PRC room G7 attached to the school GYM next door to Kidzone. You can also make an appointment by calling 480-897-2544 ext. 4328, or scroll down and view some of the resources and jobs we have posted that are currently available to you. You may also email Ms. Silva at Lori.Silva@tempeschools.org
www.home-and-family.org – Articles and information about home, family, home schooling, and other related subjects. Baby and parenting articles and advice.
www.parentsupersite.com – Parent Super Site provides help and resources for both moms and dads. Our mission is to provide our visitors with only the best parenting information and resources.
South West Human Development – www.swhd.org helps parents of young children who would like extra support. Qualifying families can receive free in-home parenting aid services. (602) 266-5976.
Building Strong Families National Seminars – Serving families, individuals, parents, couples, and professionals, Building Strong Families National Seminars facilitates powerful educational conferences, seminars, parenting webinars, and offers family-related products with topics geared toward strengthening, empowering, and enhancing the family, schools, and the community.
Ernest Parenting Blog – Written by Amy, the mom of two sets of twins (that she home schools!) The site started when Amy was frustrated over the struggles of homeschooling and parenting and no one was out there saying “this is hard”. It has since developed into a place for encouraging parents and commiserating over the difficulties we all face.
www.yourparentinghelp.com – Website created by a group of parents providing reviews of a selection of effective parenting programs for toddlers, children, and teenagers. WellCare – The WellCare Foundation provides free, integrated primary healthcare to single working mothers and their children who are not on state assistance or who cannot afford insurance or to pay for needed healthcare.
PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT Baby Basics 4 U 480-299-1154 • babybasics4u.com Parenting education company that offers a wide range of support services and classes for parents with children ages 0-5. Services are available online, in community settings, and in-home. Child Crisis Arizona 480-222-0194 • childcrisisaz.org Operates the only emergency shelters for Valley children (from birth to age 11) threatened with abuse and neglect. Child Crisis Arizona licenses, trains and supports foster and adoptive families, and provides early childhood education and resources for families through its early education services, parenting classes, workshops and playgroups. Children’s Developmental Center swhd.org Southwest Human Development has opened the state’s first comprehensive facility serving Arizona children ages birth to 5 with disabilities and behavioral challenges. At the Children’s Developmental Center, parents work with a team of pediatric professionals for expert assessments and individualized treatment plans. Services include: comprehensive developmental assessments; a feeding program for infants and young children; autism services; occupational, physical and speech therapy; psychology and counseling services and assistive technology services. Feeding Matters feeding matters.org Group of parents whose mission is to bring pediatric feeding struggles to the forefront so infants and children are identified early, families’ voices are heard, and medical professionals are equipped to deliver collaborative care. ICAN 201 S Washington St, Chandler 480-821-4207 • icanaz.org Provides free, comprehensive out-of-school time programs that empower youth ages 5 to 18 to be productive, self-confident and responsible citizens. Offers after-school and summer/intersession programs that foster positive attitudes while discouraging destructive behavior. Open to youth from Chandler and other areas of the Valley. All program services and activities are free of charge, including transportation to and from site and healthy snacks for all program participants.
parentingaz.org A statewide, nonprofit organization that provides free classes and support groups for parents of children ages 0 to 18. Instructors are certified to teach classes on numerous topics related to nurturing parenting, including discipline, parent child bonding, managing stress and anger and meeting emotional needs. One-time workshops, parent-child interactive sessions and weekly parenting classes are available. Parenting Arizona also offers in-home visitation and one-on-one interaction with a family support specialist for families with children age 5 and under. Activities and strategies promote healthy development, positive parenting skills and productive parent/child interaction. Parents Education Network (PEN) Phoenix pen-phoenix.org A coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences. Strong Families AZ strongfamiliesaz.com Network of home visiting programs covering topics from teaching parents how-to be their child’s first ‘teachers’; to providing guidance and information in regards to developmental milestones; to early childhood literacy and optimal physical and emotional health for their young children and more.
Domestic Violence Information
www.TheCryinHouse.com –Family violence has many adverse effects on children who witness the abuse. In her book, The Cryin’ House: A Story for Children Who Witness Family Violence, author Dr. Julee S. Poole gives a voice to the children who are growing up in a violent home environment. The book explores the pain and suffering that these silent victims have to go through and the dynamics of the family. Readers will be gripped by the dismal reality of domestic violence and its effects on children. At the same time, they will realize that there is hope and steps to be taken to help the child and their family. Although presented in the wrappings of a picture book, there are glimpses of truth embedded beneath the storyline.