The tip sheets below, from the Department of Health and Human Services are designed for parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. The tip sheets are not intended to fix every problem; they merely provide a starting point for parents. The information is easy to read and focuses on concrete steps that parents can take to strengthen their family.
Tip sheets address the following topics:
- How to Develop Strong Communities—Provides families with ways to identify a strong, nurturing community and how to develop one in their neighborhood.
- Keeping Your Family Strong—Describes the protective factors in parent-friendly language and offers simple ways parents can strengthen their own families.
- Making Healthy Connections With Your Family—Suggests ways for families to bond while improving their health through eating well and increasing their physical activity.
- Feeding Your Family—Offers tips to help feed children all year around.
- Managing Stress—Discusses the negative impacts of stress and how parents can learn to manage it more effectively.
- Managing Your Finances—Provides simple tips to help families move toward greater financial stability.
- Bonding With Your Baby—Helps new parents understand the importance of early and secure attachment.
- Parenting Your School-Age Child—Helps parents understand and parent their school-age children more effectively.
- Parenting Your Child With Developmental Delays and Disabilities—Supports parents who are raising a child who has developmental delays or disabilities.
- Building Resilience in Children and Teens— Provides tips for helping children learn to cope and recover from difficulties.
- Teen Parents…You’re Not Alone—Suggests ways that teen parents can find support and cope with the challenges of raising a new baby.
- Raising Your Kin—Recommends ways for caregivers to deal with some of the unique challenges of parenting children of relatives, including finding concrete supports in their community.
- Military Families—Encourages families to support parents and caregivers who are in the military.
- Support After an Adoption—Offers information on support for adoptive parents.
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse—Offers tips to help adults protect children from sexual predators.
- Parenting After Domestic Violence—Provides information about the effects of domestic violence on children and encourages parents to help their children feel safe and secure.
- Human Trafficking: Protecting Our Youth— Describes human trafficking and how to protect your child.