Parent Resources

Supportive Organizations for Parents

Charmm'd Foundation

Provides opportunities for community leaders to develop themselves and in turn take action to strengthen their teams, succeed at their missions and build a stronger community.

CROYA--Committee Representing our Young Adults

A youth-driven organization, supported by diverse community resources that helps young adults identify and meet their own needs, while learning values and self-worth. The healthy environment promoted by CROYA benefits both our young adults and our communities at large. 

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association

A volunteer group dedicated to being a resource for learning differences. Comprised of parents, educators and professionals, LF-LB LDA empowers and supports anyone trying to understand and improve the lives of those with learning disabilities regardless of the type or severity.

Leading Youth to Healthy Decisions (LEAD)

Dedicated to parents and other adults and their role in the promotion of healthy family relationships and the prevention of alcohol, drug use, and other risky behavior by youth, LEAD has served the community for over 25 years. LEAD also manages the Speak UP! Prevention Coalition, a grassroots community anti-drug coalition formed in 2006 to significantly reduce the levels of alcohol and drug use by youth in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood.

North Suburban Special Education District

Establishes and maintains the standard of excellence for delivery of programming and services for students with disabilities based on current, state-of-the-art research and practice related to curriculum and instruction. Uses a process of research, implementation, and train-and-coach.

Speak Up Prevention Coalition

Speak UP! is specifically focused on reducing alcohol, marijuana, and prescription/over-the-counter drug use by youth and has established logic models and detailed strategic action plans to do so. It is a division of LEAD (see above).

Emotional Wellness Resources

pdf icon Book List for Parents
pdf icon Emotional Wellness at Lake Bluff Elementary School
pdf icon Emotional Wellness at Lake Bluff Middle School
Reach Out: Depression Resources for Teens, Parents & Teachers from Northwestern/Lake Forest Hospital
pdf icon Reach Out Pocket Card
pdf icon Reach Out List of Professionals
pdf icon Social Emotional Character Development
pdf icon Social Emotional Learning Tips for Parents
pdf icon Social Emotional Learning Tips for Families
pdf icon Stress Management Tips for Kids

Other Resources

pdf icon Harvard Family Research Project Parent–Teacher Conference Tip Sheet for Parents
pdf icon Response to Intervention guide for parents
pdf icon Worked Up Over Homework Chicago Tribune article

pdf icon Heinens-Teaming-Up.pdf

Internet Safety Presentation on Feb. 19, 2014:

pdf icon 2014 Parent Night Presentation
pdf icon E.Y.E.S Poster
pdf icon Encourage Ongoing Critical Thinking
pdf icon Create a Digital Culture
pdf icon Preventing Cyberbullying

Additional resources can be found on the website of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General