Parent Resources

Click through the topics below to explore your parent resources.

If you are concerned for your student’s health, or are seeking a referral for counseling or other services, please contact our school nurse:

Eleanor Pe, FNP, MSN, RN, SNSC
Office: (858)678-2036
E-mail: epe@charterschool-sandiego.net

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Careerbuilder.com: Jobs and job search advice.
Idealist.org: Job/career postings, internship postings, volunteer postings.
SimplyHired.com: Job/career postings.
Indeed.com: Job/career postings.
LinkedIn Jobs: Job/career postings.
Snagajob.com: Job/career postings.
Care.com: Caregiver positions, including nanny, babysitter, elderly care, pet care, and housekeeping.
Coolworks.com: Job/career postings for positions with outdoor, travel, or otherwise adventurous elements.

INTERVIEWS AND ATTIRE:

“How to Dress for Your Next Job Interview”: Forbes.
“The 8 Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for Job Interviews”: Huffington Post Business.
Dress for Success: San Diego Affiliate. Free interview and business attire for low-income women.
Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure”: Big Interview. Learn how to successfully answer questions about failure and personal development.

NETWORKING AND ETIQUETTE:

LinkedIn: A professional networking site.
“8 Things You Do Wrong on LinkedIn”: Forbes. Learn how to use LinkedIn in a professional and impressive manner.
“7 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know”: Business Insider. Learn how to craft an appropriate email for an office setting, as well as the unspoken rules of professional email.
“15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know”: Business Insider. Learn essential tips and tricks for working in a professional setting.

RESUMES:

How to Make a Good First Impression: Real Simple. Learn what interviewers are looking for, and step up to the challenge.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid.
Financial Aid: Scholarships.com. Learn about the most common forms of financial aid for students.
California Student Aid Commission – Money for College: Learn about the best ways to find financial aid in California.

GENERAL PLANNING:

University of California (UC): Check out the admissions requirements and deadlines for the UC system.
California State University (CSU): Check out the admissions requirements and deadlines for the CSU system.
CollegeBoard: Find out more about the college admissions process and admissions tests.
US News & World Report College Rankings: See how your student’s favorite schools stack up in different subject fields.
Princeton Review – College Rankings: More college ranking options.
College Confidential: Forums and FAQs about college. 
San Diego Community College District

STANDARDIZED TESTING:

SAT testing: All about the test, testing dates, and strategies for test taking on the SAT.
ACT testing: All about the test, testing dates, and strategies for test taking on the ACT.

Attire Guide: Dress Codes from Casual to White Tie: Emily Post. A breakdown of common dress codes.
Cultural Etiquette Around the World: eDiplomat. A reference for travelers and professionals to learn about other cultures.
Digital Age Etiquette: A TED talk posted at the Huffington Post about how best to navigate etiquette online.
Facebook Etiquette: Huffington Post. Dos and dont’s of posting on Facebook.
The Guide to Social Media Etiquette: Real Simple. From Facebook to Twitter, learn how to use the technology to your best advantage.

BULLYING:

StopBullying.gov: A national organization dedicated to stop bullying on all fronts. Includes a “Get Help Now” section.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Bullying prevention and support.
Stomp Out Bullying: A national organization working toward bullying prevention. Includes a “Get Help Now” section and hotline.

DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE:

TheHotline.Org: Find immediate help for dating or domestic abuse.
Love is Respect: Information about dating violence/abuse, as well as immediate help and support.
San Diego Domestic Violence Council: Find help locally.
Becky’s House with YWCA San Diego: Find immediate help and shelter to escape domestic abuse. Includes a 24-Hour hotline to get help now.
Victim Resources for Domestic Violence: San Diego Police Department. The SDPD shows what your options are regarding finding legal help, pressing criminal charges, and staying safe from an abuser.
Center for Community Solutions –San Diego: Support and treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as resources for prevention. Includes section for getting help now.
RAINN – Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: Includes hotline and resources for getting help now.
SASS – Sexual Assault Support Services: Includes a 24-Hour hotline, how to get help for you or a friend, and support resources.

DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION:

“4 Facts About Teen Depression and How Parents Can Help”: PsychCentral. Learn what parents and other trusted adults can do for teens with depression
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24-Hour hotline and help.
Preventing Youth Suicide – Tips for Parents and Educators: National Association of School Psychologists. Understand warning signs and how to address depression/suicide in a conversation with teens.
SAFE Alternatives – Self-Abuse Finally Ends: Resources and support to end self-harm.

EATING DISORDERS:

NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association: Find help and support for eating disorders, as well as educational resources.
EDRC – Eating Disorders Resource Center: Educational resources about eating disorders.
“Eating Disorders”: NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health. Information about signs, symptoms, treatment, and support.
ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Includes a helpline and a section for getting help now, as well as educational materials.

GANG INVOLVEMENT:

Gangfree.org: A national organization dedicated to ending youth gang involvement.
Parents’ Guide to Gangs: National Gang Center. Educational resources for parents.

LGBTQIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR TEENS:

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: A national organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT students in all school systems.
PFLAG- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Support, education, and resources for LGBT teens and their allies.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Orange County Behavioral Health – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Outpatient Clinics
Riverside County Substance Abuse Program
San Bernardino County – Alchohol and Drug Service Providers List (pdf)
San Bernardino County Alcohol and Drug Services
San Diego County Alcohol and Drug Services
The Partnership at Drugfree.Org: How to prevent drug use, intervene, and find support.

US Military: Learn all about the military. Includes US Military news, trivia, pay, and GI Bill information.
US Army
US Marine Corps
US Navy
US Air Force
US Coast Guard
National Guard
US Department of Veterans Affairs
California Department of Veterans Affairs

Family Health Centers of San Diego 
Let’s Move!: Michelle Obama’s passion project to get up and moving. Find educational resources for physical fitness and healthy eating habits.
ChooseMyPlate.gov: Learn how to manage food and healthful diets with daily food plans, recipes, and other nutritional resources.
Deliciously Healthy Eating : NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). Menu and recipe ideas for healthful and delicious meals.

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