Counseling Parent Resources

Parent Presentations and Information

Shannon Yockey Presentation on Anxiety in Children and Teens 

Helpful websites 

  1. The Parent Toolkit - Many resources for parents of middle school students, including social-emotional information per grade level.
  2. Calm.com - website for guided meditations and relaxation, also available as an app for smartphones.
  3. Anxietyinteens.org - website developed by a 15-year old girl when she was in high school and struggling with anxiety. Many resources for teens and parents.
  4. Articles with Organization Tips:

Academic tutoring

If your student is struggling in a class, the best place to ask for help is with the classroom teacher. Many teachers offer before/after school or lunchtime support. Please contact the teacher directly to check their availability. When additional support is needed, please contact your student's counselor for a list of private tutors in the community. Counselors cannot recommend certain tutors, but we can provide you with a list of people to contact.

Counseling resources

  • Cayak  - referrals and resources for counseling services for children and teens  221-3308
  • Parent-Child Interaction Center - offers a full range of counseling services for parents and children
  • Center for Family Outreach - offers education, intervention and support for families who are challenged by the adolescent years. We focus on creating programs and support systems to help youth and families sustain long term, positive changes within the family unit.
  • Summitstone Health Partners - mental health and addictions services, call 970-494-4200
  • Health Info Source - to find a therapist or any medical professional who takes your child's insurance 

Community resources

Please see your counselor if you have questions about how to access resources in the community. We also have information on various programs through the district that can provide assistance to families.


  • United Way of Larimer County's referral service for community resources - dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit their website
  • Partners Mentoring Youth - Northern Colorado mentoring program that offers both community and school-based mentoring programs. Students are usually referred by their school counselor.
  • Campus Connections  - a program through CSU where undergraduate students work one on one with at-risk youth ranging in age from 10-18 who are referred to Campus Corps from our community partners within the juvenile justice system of Larimer County, local schools, community agencies, and directly from families.
  • Fort Collins Recreator - information about sports, classes, and activities for children, teens, and adults in the Fort Collins community
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