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Parent Resources

Parent Resources A resource and lending library is available in the HKYFS office. Through collaboration with key community agencies and the HC-HK Coalition, we focus on community organizing and parent education as ways to encourage positive youth development. Other resources include:

Want some tips on how to talk to your kids about alcohol and other drugs?

H-K Safe Home Pact

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Get on the same page as your caring neighbors! Parents and guardians who sign H-K’s Safe Home Pact are pledging their homes will be places where young people will not have access to alcohol or other drugs, and that a responsible adult will properly supervise teen gatherings. More info...

Other Resources

In addition to the parent education workshops offered by HKYFS and our collection of books and pamphlets available for lending there are other educational opportunities available in our area:

Tri-Town Youth Services which serves the towns of Chester, Deep River and Essex has a variety of educational and youth development programs including Parent support groups, pre-school programs, and Parenting Classes that are available to non-residents too. For more information call 860-526-3600.

Middletown Adult Education (registration available on-line) in cooperation with the The Community Health Center's Family Wellness Center, offers programs to help with communication skills, balancing the needs of children and parents, and even a 20-week course called the Parent Leadership Training Institute. Childcare is available for some programs and information can be obtained by calling 860-347-6971 ext.3662. has been designed as a resource for parents and caregivers to help them better understand their children's mental health and be better informed consumers of mental health services and supports. Parents of children with mental health concerns as well as providers and experts in the field have helped create this rich resource for parents and caregivers.

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