Family Resources

See also the family topic in our CYS Infopedia. 

Al-Anon and Alateen  offer support for families and friends of alcoholics.

Annie E. Casey Strengthening Families / Strengthening Schools Toolkit

Center for Parent and Youth Understanding  helps parents and young people deal with pop culture and the media blitz. Use Search mechanism to access full archive of articles.

Fuller Youth Institute  working alongside frontline leaders, this Fuller Seminary affiliate provides resources and training for youth and family workers that are accessible, practical, and grounded in research.

The Fourth Turning   Neil Howe and William Strauss are known for their research and books on the generational waves of adolescents (Gen X. Gen Y, etc.). Here you can get a quick review of all their research, books and thinking. Their message: the year 2005 will mark a great revolution from individualism to a new communal spirit led by youth. See what you think.

Guidelines for Parents: Technology and Teens

Harvard Family Research Project

Healthy Futures  promotes sexual health through abstinence. Be sure to check out their teen website: http://www.doinitright.org/

National Human Services Assembly: Family Strengthening Policy Center

Ypulse   CYS was founded on the premise that marketers know more about adolescents than parents or youth leaders. Here is a site sponsored by ScenarioDNA which tells you much more than other marketers reveal. “Ypulse provides daily news and commentary about GenY.  See “Tweens,” “Christian Teen Media,” “Youth Media.”  Browse the site to feel the pulse of teens and their interaction with advertising.  You’ll sense the shaping of consumerist identities.