DSPC Kids & Youth wants to make sure you have things you can always be doing to help grow in your faith as you care for your family! Below you will find various resources to help you have great conversations with your family about faith and other subjects. 

Helpful Articles 


Self-harm isn’t just a youth/kids issue. It affects all people regardless of age, gender, race, and class. However, self-harming is a big problem for kids and teenagers. Check out this article for stats and ways to help.

This can be a really difficult conversation but one that could be worthwhile. Check out this article to see how and why you should talk to your teen about suicide 
Being a parent can be stressful and hard.  How can we combat our stressful and anxious thoughts in our lives? The direction we point our thoughts directly determines the direction of our lives. Check out these 10 affirmations you can read if you are a worried or stressed out parent.
Are your kids or youth starting to ask you tough questions? Don't know the answers?? That is OK!!! Be ok with saying I don't know. This demonstrates truth and then leads to a next step of you and your family trying to find the answer together as a team.
How can we make our child or teens faith their own? How can we encourage them to go to God in the good and the bad times? Check out this article from a parent about advice on helping kids and teens make their faith their own.
Sadly racism and social injustice are still a problem in our society and your kids and youth are seeing a lot of things on the social media about this topic. Check out this article to find 4 helpful tips to talk to your kid or teen about racism and social injustice.
It seems like every week there is something on the news that is so stressful or devastating. How do we handle this? How does a family handle this? Check out this helpful article about talking with kids and teens about current events. 
With the Internet being so accessible to everyone now a days, porn is easier to access now more than ever. Whether your kid or teen finds porn by accident or on purpose it can be a traumatizing event. Check out this article for some tips on how to talk to your kid or teen about porn.  
With so much happening in our everyday lives, depression is rising across our nation. Check out this article discussing depression in young kids and teens and how you can talk to your kid or teen about it. 
Losing someone is not easy. It can be really hard on a family. What do you do? How do you handle this tough and hard situation? Check out this article for some advice on what to do during these times.

Apps

Every parent has 936 weeks of influence from the time their child is born until they graduate. Parent Cue helps you count the weeks and connects you with practical things to read, do, or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week. Designed for parents of babies through high schoolers, these prompts will come in the form of videos and things to talk about in the morning, at mealtime, or while you are cuddling with your toddler or driving in the car. Each week there’s even a Phase Cue to help you understand the developmental phase your child is in today. 

If you ever want more resources or want to talk to someone about what you have seen, contact either Kevin at kevinw@dspres.org or Taylor at taylork@dspres.org!