Other/Misc In-service Materials

7/2020

Free Spirit Publishing offers accessible, contemporary books that help young people develop socially, emotionally, and intellectually

No matter the choices, changes, and opportunities young people encounter, Free Spirit has had the same mission for nearly 40 years: to provide children and teens—and the adults who care for and about them—with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.

Today more than ever, young people need social and emotional guidance. We aim to meet all kids—babies, teens, and everyone in between—where they are (not where we wish they were) and to support them in developing their talents, building resiliency, and fostering a positive outlook on life so they can reach their full potential.

 

You can use our books to tackle tough topics such as anger and stress management, childhood and teenage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, juvenile justice, and conflict resolution. And sometimes our sound advice includes a sense of humor to help kids with school success, self-esteem, friendship and social skills, and more.

5/2020

Spring/Summer 2020 Resources from National CASA

National CASA/GAL Association 2020 Spring/Summer Reading List that includes recommended books, films and television programs

11/2019

Fall 2019 Resources from National CASA

National CASA/GAL Association 2019 Fall Reading List that includes recommended books, films and television programs

10/2019

Website: Youth Rights and Resources Toolkit for Connecticut youth in unstable housing situations

The Youth Rights & Resources Toolkit is a project of:
- Connecticut State Department of Education
- Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
- Institute for Community Research
- Center for Children’s Advocacy
- Partnership for Strong Communities

If you have any questions, please contact the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness at (860) 721-7876 or info@cceh.org.

10/2019

Website: Speak Up Teens

Website of Resources from the Center for Children's Advocacy

Legal rights info for teens to access directly, information on how to get IDs and what to bring to obtain documentation

Sections include:

  • Staying in School

  • Food & Housing

  • Health

  • LGBT

  • Identification

  • Criminal Record

  • Rights & Resources

7/2019

July 2019 Resources from National CASA

National CASA/GAL Association 2019 Summer Reading List that includes recommended books, films and television programs