Parent/guardian resources

The library is here to provide resources and tools to better understand and support your tweens and teens through their developmental stages. 

Developmental milestones understood

Since 2014, Understood has served millions of families with kids who learn and think differently. By providing resources, support, and community, they prevent youth from being left behind, addressing systemic issues such as high school dropout rates, underemployment, and the stigma surrounding disabilities.

Websites, blogs, and publications

PBS Frontline Inside the Teen Brain
What’s going on in there? Science can help explain the mysteries of the teen years. VISIT PBS FRONTLINE INSIDE THE TEENAGE BRAIN
PACER Center
PACER Center enhances quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with disabilities and their families so each person can reach his or her highest potential. VISIT PACER CENTER
Common Sense Media
Reviews for what your child wants to read or watch — and trusted ratings with families in mind. VISIT COMMON SENSE MEDIA
When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying over time. VISIT STOPBULLYING.GOV
Oregon College Savings Plan
See how easy it is to save for tuition and more with the Oregon College Savings Plan. VISIT OREGON COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN