Webinar Resources

When the Problem is Asthma: What Does That Mean?

NATIONAL RESOURCES

KidsHealth.org Resources

  • Asthma Center for Parents and Caregivers
    This website provides asthma education.
  • Asthma Action Plan
    Guide for creating asthma action plan, which is something parents and caregivers develop with children’s doctors. The plan serves as a tool to manage asthma, reduce flare-ups, and provide instructions in the event of a flare-up or emergency.

Healthychildren.org Resources

American Lung Association Factsheet
A step-by step guide to managing asthma in children.

MICHIGAN RESOURCES

Asthma Initiative of Michigan’s Managing Asthma Through Case-Management in Homes (MATCH)
Describes the MATCH program, which provides in-home visits to assess asthma triggers and other services. Also lists MATCH programs throughout the state.

RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND TEENS

KidsHealth.org Resources:

YouTube videos:

  • Kids Teaching Kids About Asthma
    Asthma education, much of which is provided by kids. Integrated into the video is a simulation of a child having an asthma flare-up at school.
  • Iggy and the Inhalers
    Cartoon characters shaped like inhalers provide asthma education.

I Don't Have Time for That!: Self-Care and Stress Reduction Techniques for Busy Caregivers

SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS RESOURCES

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) The aim of NCTSN is to improve access to care and services for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. This is a large website that has a wide variety of resources related to trauma. Resources include educational information about trauma, how parents and caregivers can help children who have experienced trauma, options for treatment, how to access services for children who have experienced trauma, and numerous other resources. There are also sections that focus on specific types of trauma.

Specific pages: Resources for Parents and Caregivers Secondary Traumatic Stress

MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS RESOURCES

  • Insight Timer Meditation App
    This free app for iPhones and Androids provides guided meditation videos. There is also a social media component to it that can connect you to friends and other who use the app, though you are not require to do this.
  • Headspace Meditation App
    This is another free app for iPhones and Androids that provides guided medication videos.
  • Meditation Station and Wah! on Pandora
    These Pandora stations feature calming music you use to meditate.

YouTube Videos

SELF-AFFIRMATION RESOURCES

SELF-CARE AND GRATITUDE RESOURCES

SELF-ASSESSMENTS

  • Health and Wellness Wheel from the College of New Jersey
    The Wellness Wheel is a way to think about the factors that influence overall wellness. This resource describes the seven components of the Wellness Wheel (Spiritual, Occupational, Environmental, Social, Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional) with resources to support each component.
  • Wellness Self-Assessment
    This tool works well with the Wellness Wheel as it evaluates each of the seven components of wellness. It also has a guide to develop an action plan to address areas you want to improve.

Caring for the Caregiver: Coping with Stress for Your Health and Well-Being

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RESOURCES

DIABETES RESOURCES

OTHER HEALTH CONDITIONS RESOURCES

NUTRITION RESOURCES

EXERCISE RESOURCES

STRESS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Effectively Addressing Symptoms of Learning, Attention, and Behavior Disorders in Youth in Kinship Settings

NATIONAL RESOURCES

MICHIGAN RESOURCES

  • Michigan Alliance for Families
    This organization seeks to connect families that are caring for children with disabilities with the goal of improving children’s education. The website contains several resources including webinars. They are also available to help caregivers and parents advocate for their children.

Big Behavior and Trauma: Similarities, Differences, and Strategies for Parenting

NATIONAL RESOURCES

  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
    The aim of NCTSN is to improve access to care and services for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. This is a large website that has a wide variety of resources related to trauma. Resources include educational information about trauma, how you can help children who have experienced trauma, options for treatment, how to access services for children who have experienced trauma, and other resources. There are also sections that focus on specific types of trauma.
    Specific page: Resources for Parents and Caregivers
  • Child-Mind Institute
    This is a link to an article that talks about how a child’s experience of trauma impacts their experience in school. The main website itself, namely the “For Families” section, provides information about mental health issues and learning disorders that can occur in children, with some materials that focus on specific diagnoses.
    Specific pages: For Families and How Trauma Affects Kids in School
  • Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University
    This is a research and policy focused organization that aims to improve the health, learning ability, and social and economic mobility of children and their families. There resource section is particularly useful for parents and caregivers interested in supporting healthy childhood development. Some of the resources are free videos.
    Specific page: Resource Library

MICHIGAN RESOURCES