Parent & Student Resources

General

Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Minnesota Department of Education
The Minnesota Department of Education serves a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

National Education Association (NEA)
This page will give you tips for helping your child with homework, parent-teacher conference pointers, and other resources.

Family Guide: Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
A public education Web site developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to communicate to parents and other caring adults about how they can help promote their child's mental health and reduce his or her risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

Love & Logic Parenting
Dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. Provides practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.

Connect with Kids Topics
Founded in 1998, Connect With Kids Network, Inc. produces the Emmy® award-winning Connect with Kids television series – 10 programs each year, targeted to parents about the issues kids face everyday.

TV & Media
Since 1996, the National Institute on Media and the Family has worked tirelessly to help parents and communities “watch what our kids watch.” The National Institute on Media and the Family is the world's leading and most respected research-based organization on the positive and harmful effects of media on children and youth.

Shoulder to Shoulder-Raising Teens Together
Shares practical, evidence-based information and tools to support parents of teens and other caring adults. Find support and gain confidence to raise healthy teens through love, limits and respect.

Alcohol and Drugs

Alanon/Alateen
The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Talking with Kids about Alcohol & Drugs
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues is a national initiative by Children Now and The Kaiser Family Foundation to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol, and drug abuse.

Drug Abuse & Substance Abuse Information
A nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

The Tobacco BBS
A free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues, and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

Mental Health

MN Association for Children's Mental Health
It's a website from MN Association for Children's Mental Health that has Fact Sheets on all of the most common mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders
Information on types of anxiety disorders, treatment and getting help.

Suicide Prevention
The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program of Minnesota.

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
SAVE is committed to the education of the general public about the depressive brain diseases (such as clinical depression and bipolar illness) that can result in suicide if left untreated medically and psychologically.

ADD/ADHD
Website for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Internet Mental Health
A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with mental illness (brain disorders) and their families.

Career Resources

iseek
ISEEK, the Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge, is a web-based gateway to Minnesota career, employment, education, and business development information and services. The Internet system helps you make smart choices about careers, employment, education, and business growth.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Useful information source on jobs and salaries. The guidance office also has this information in their career library.

All The Benefits of Service
The largest military and veteran membership organization. Military.com's membership connects service members, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

Peace Corps
Promotes world peace and friendship.

National & Community Service
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

College Resources

Financial Aid

FAFSA
Online application and instructions for federal aid.

Fastweb
Scholarship and financial aid search.

CollegeNet
Information about scholarships and financial aid. They also have a college search to match your interests and personality with a school.

Fast Aid Scholarship
The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database. 20 years of Scholarship Research, Constantly updated.

The Smart Guide To Financial Aid
Most comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools.

Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid is financial help for students enrolled in eligible programs at participating schools to cover school (a four-year or two-year public or private educational institution, a career school or trade school) expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation.

Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is a national collaborative, public-service project of the financial aid industry - bringing together the expertise of the industry to provide free college, career, financial aid, and financial literacy services for students, families, and schools.