Resources

Resources for Parents

Organizations

  • Focus on the Family Youth Culture department provides a variety of resources and information on popular cultural issues. Phone: 1 (800) 661-9800 | www.family.org
  • Boundless Webzine is an older teens internet-based magazine designed to equip students to understand and defend their faith. www.boundless.org
  • Christian Parenting Today is a very helpful website with a number of resources on parenting. www.christianparentingtoday.com
  • Center for Parent / Youth Understanding. CPYU seeks to bridge the gap between parents, youth and their culture. They offer numerous resources for parents. www.cpyu.org
  • HomeWord is a Christian organization aimed at “Encouraging parents, Building families.” On their website you’ll find countless resources covering topics ranging from discipline to sports to sexuality. You can also subscribe to a weekly email newsletter full of great articles and helpful advice. www.homeword.com
  • Featured Article-This is a great, short article about the teen brain and development.www.parade.com/teen

Counseling Referrals

  • First Baptist Church of Elk Grove – Mike Beckner: (916) 685-4821 ext. 347
  • Creekside Counseling Associates – Lori Pearing, David Stanton: (916) 685-5258
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center: (916) 880-4040
  • Meier Clinics: 1 (888) 725-4625
  • Joan Buzzard, LMFT: (916) 656-6307

Websites

www.fulleryouthinstitute.org (articles, studies on youth, culture and ministry)
www.exodusyouth.net (for those wrestling with same-sex attraction)
www.xxxchurch.com (for those wrestling with online pornography)
www.theantidrug.com (for those wrestling with substance abuse)
www.twloha.com (for those wrestling with self-injury, depression, and suicide)
www.metanoia.org/suicide (for those wrestling with suicidal thoughts)
www.Ileadyouth.com (articles and resources for growing faith in youth)
www.freshhope.net (for those who have had an abortion)

www.fbceg.org/catalyst/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Adult-Content2.pdf (internet and phone safety)