The Counseling Library offers a variety of books on topics such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Adolescence, and much more. We ask that books be signed out and returned upon completion, preferably within two weeks. Click here to access a list of the books which are currently available.
Protecting Your Kids Online
Tips from the National Association of School Psychologists on protecting your kids online:
- Keep computers in easily viewable places, such as family room or kitchen.
- Talk regularly with your children about the online activities in which they are involved and internet etiquette in general. Children should know the rule that many adults have learned: Do not say online what you would not say in person.
- Encourage children to be self-protective. Anything they say on the Internet or in phone text messages can be shared with others and misused.
- Be specific about the risks of cyber-bullying and their need to tell you if something that bothers them occurs.
- Respect for adolescents’ privacy is important. But tell children that you might review their online communications if you have a reason for concern.
- Be aware of warning signs that might indicate your son or daughter is being bullied, such as reluctance to use the computer, a change in the child’s behavior and mood, or reluctance to go to school.
- Document any bullying.
- Be equally alert to the possibility that your child could be bullying others online, even if unintentionally.
- File a complaint with the website, internet service provider or cell phone company if you learn of problematic behavior.
- Contact police if the cyber-bullying includes threats.
Cyberbully - Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
Acts as a guide for bewildered parents and frustrated kids (and adults alike) facing the challenges of interacting in an online world.
A collection of helpful cyberbullying links.
Cyberbullying Research Center
Dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
A research-based strategy of positive empowerment fostering 21st century skills.
Surviving Parenthood Resource Directory
By the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
Just for Teens
Contra Costa Library has one on one, on-line homework help with a valid library card.
Ability Resource Center
Support for children and families with learning and attentional differences.
Support to help girls build self-esteem, confidence and leadership skills.