Resources for Parents & Families

Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH)
Learn about social and emotional development, strategies and resources to help your child develop positive skills, and resources to assist you if you think there is a problem.


Top 15 Children’s Books on Personal Safety and Emotional Health
Empowering books for children on a range of complex topics such as emotions, body safety, anxiety, divorce, trauma, death and bereavement.


Social and Emotional Development
ZERO TO THREE provides resources to help parents develop strong, positive relationships with their children that are essential to their social and emotional development.


CDC Developmental Milestones
A wealth of information about development from birth to five years, and milestones for how a child plays, learns, speaks and acts from the Centers for Disease Control.


Helping Children Understand Their Feelings
It is our job as parents to help children manage their emotions. Learn how to help your child with difficult feelings like anger and frustration.


Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children’s lives.


Autism Speaks
Information from the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.