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Bereavement and Grief
Eating Disorders
Health & Wellness (including Mental Health)
Parenting Teens
Safety & Violence Prevention
Additional Community Links
Book List

ADHD Parent Support Group (PDF file)
ADDitude Magazine
Dr. Gabor Maté
Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region
Parents for Children's Mental Health

Anti Bullying Network
Youth Anti-Bullying Website
Bullying UK (formerly Bullying On Line)
Cyberbullying: the new online crime

Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handouts:

      Barbara Coloroso Bullying Workshop Handout
     pdf file Barbara Coloroso Bullying Circle Handout
     pdf file Barbara Coloroso Ethics Handout

Michael Reist Bullying Workshp Handouts:

      icon    Top Three Strategies For Dealing with Bullies
      icon    10 Tips for Bullied Kids
      icon    Suggested Reading List for Bullying

Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders
Alliance for Eating Disorders
Around the Dinner Table (support forum)
Families Empowered & Supporting Eating Disorders (F.E.A.S.T.)
National Eating Disorders Association
National Eating Disorders Awareness
National Initiative for Eating Disorders

Georgian College Centre for Career & Employment Services

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Health & Wellness (including Mental Health)
Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Communication Disorders
Community Care Access Centre
Community Living Dufferin
Growing Healthy Canadians
Hey Sigmund
Hospital for Sick Children
Kerry's Place Autism Services
Kids' Health
Local Health Integration Networks
Parents for Children's Mental Health
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health

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Children of Gays and Lesbians (COLAGE)
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Family Pride Canada
LGBT Group weekly social and support group at DCAFS.
QLinks.ca: links to everything LGBTQ+ in Dufferin, Guelph, Wellington and Grey Bruce

Parenting Teens
Family Education Centre
Judy Ford Books
The Youth Survey at Macleans.ca: City vs. Country Kids
The Youth Survey at Macleans.ca: Generation Tame

Safety and Violence Prevention
Canada Safety Council
Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Canadian Centre for Teaching Peace
Family Transition Place
Kids in the Know
Town of Orangeville—RZone—Respect and Responsibility
    Download the brochure

Street-Proofing Our Kids: Rules to Protect Your Child from Possible Abuction by Alyson Schafer

A real-life example of parent and child safety planning preventing an abduction:
10-year-old Ontario girl uses code word to thwart attempted abduction

Book List

Parenting Books
Chapters Indigo Parenting Books
Teen Brain, Teen Minds: What Parents Need to Know to Survive the Teenage Years by Dr. Ron Clavier
Loving Your Teenage Daughter (Whether She Likes it or Not): The Complete Insider's Guide for Moms by Debra Whiting Alexander, Ph.D
The Two-Income Trap, Why Middle-Class Parents are Going Broke by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi
Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most out of Life by Ian K. Smith
Wonderful Ways to Love a Teen by Judy Ford
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens
How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween Years by Judy Ross
Children’s Classics: A Booklist for Parents
PBS Parents Bookfinder

* Please note that these links are shared for information purposes only and the sharing of this information should not be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the Dufferin Parent Support Network.

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