12465 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA - Phone: (757)591-4500



Employers for Learning Resources

The Corporate Imperative: A Business Guide for Implementing Strategic Education Partnershipsis published by the U.S. Department of Education. The booklet is a guided exercise in establishing or retooling educational support programs. Each of the five steps comes with one or more worksheets to help companies implement and evaluate programs. An addendum offers more information on resources, case examples, and related topics. Again the emphasis is on external programs, but the case studies will be interesting and helpful to companies looking at this issue. The 68-page booklet is free and may be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-LEARN.

Corporate Experiences: Using Technology to Strengthen Employee and Family Involvement in Education, also published by the U.S. Department of Education, shows how businesses can use technology to increase and strengthen employee and family involvement in education within their companies and their communities. Some examples are presented. This 43-page booklet is free and may be ordered by calling 1-800-USA-LEARN.

A Business Guide to Support Employee and Family Involvement, also published by the U.S. Department of Education, helps the reader establish practical policies tailored to the business environment.

*Yes, You Can: A Guide for Establishing Mentoring Programs to Prepare Youth for College is published by the U.S. Department of Education. This publication will be helpful to employers and other community groups interested in starting a mentoring program. The guide contains practical information about starting and operating a program, examples of successful programs, and resources to call upon for more information and support.

Education Publications Center (ED Pubs)
P.O. Box 1398
Jessup, MD 20794-1398
(888) 4-ED-PUBS


Education Partnerships and Family Involvement
U.S. Department of Education
Education Partnerships and Family Involvement
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-8173

Center for Work and Family
Boston College, Carroll School of Management
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-2844

The Conference Board
845 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6601
(212) 339-0345

Family Education Company
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1215
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-6500, ext. 128

Families and Work Institute
267 Fifth Ave., Floor 2
New York, NY 10016
(212) 465-2044

National PTA
330 N. Wabash Avenue
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 670-6782
toll-free: 800-307-4PTA (4782)

Newport News Council of PTAs
Donna J. Grubbs, President

Newport News Public Schools
12465 Warwick Blvd.
    Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 591-4500

Virginia PTA
1027 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227-2419
(804) 264-1234

Parenting Resources – Online & Phone Access


Newport News Public Schools (757-591-4502)
or your local school system
The NNPS web site and NNPS Parent Resources site contain a wealth of information on topics specific to Newport News Public Schools as well as general information of use to all parents and family members.

Ask-A-Nurse (Call 757 595-6363)
A free, Registered-Nurse staffed telephone service to the Peninsula citizens to provide health information, community service referrals and physician referrals available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Riverside Health System sponsors this service.

First Call (Call 757 594-4636)
A free community referral service sponsored by the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula for Peninsula citizens to access community service referrals.


Preventive Ounce
The Preventive Ounce focuses on preventing behavioral problems in children. The site provides assistance to parents in understanding what is "normal for their child's temperament," and how to manage behavior patterns.

Building Better Human Relationships 
Find out why children have difficulty managing anger. Also, order books to find out how to help your child cope with these difficult feelings.

Use Realistic Praise for Self Esteem
Discover how to use realistic and honest praise to help build your child's self-esteem. Includes tips on what language to use and how to listen when your child speaks.


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics provides cutting-edge information on child health and parenting. The site also features materials in Spanish.

Zero to Three
Zero to Three offers a wealth of research-based child development and parenting resources related to infants and toddlers. The site also includes "Songs Rhymes and Fingerplays in English and Spanish," as well as articles about grandparenting and fatherhood.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children website includes many articles on parenting, early education, child development, and child care issues. Some are available in Spanish.


Parents Helping Parents
Parents Helping Parents is an organization devoted to assisting parents of children with special needs. The website features a wealth of information about a variety of special needs, such as ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Downs Syndrome. A resource directory, library, bookstore, and schedule of training events are also available on-line.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health provides educational resources on all common mental health disorders, and features many articles in Spanish.




Al-anon/Alateen assists families and friends of alcoholics: "No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Alateen fellowship." The site offers educational materials (also in Spanish and French) as well as self-test questionnaires, a hotline, and the ability to search for meeting locations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

College Board
Explore different ways to help your teen prepare for college. This site includes information on the SAT's, college board exams, and financial aid options for funding a college education.

Education.com provides tools to help families understand adolescence.


National Council on Family Relations
The National Council on Family Relations provides research-based tips from professional counselors on important family-life issues.

MISS Foundation
The MISS Foundation is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that aids families after the death of a child from any cause. Their website includes many articles and resources for parents and other adults, and also features materials to help grieving children, as well as some materials in Spanish. MISS also works on "legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities."


KidsHealth.org is a rich resource for families, children and teens who want to explore health and mental health topics. This site also features a "positive parenting" section, as well as materials in Spanish.

The American Dietetic Association
This site features helpful information about nutrition and children. Also learn about the importance of being a good role model to your child by exercising, eating properly and living a balanced lifestyle.

The Mayo Clinic
Learn about childhood obesity and other nutrition-related health risks for children.

Parenting Resources – Publications


Childcare A to Z: The First Five Years
by Richard C. Woolfson

Read Aloud Handbook
By Jim Trelease

The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond
by Donna Goldberg, Jennifer Zwiebel

Teen-Proofing: Fostering Responsible Decision Making in Your Teenager
by John Rosemond

10 Conversations You Need to Have with Your Children
by Shmuley Boteach


How To Help Your Child With Homework: The Complete Guide To Encouraging Good Study Habits And Ending The Homework Wars
by Jeanne Shay Schumm

Homework Without Tears
by Lee Canter


Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs
by Chantal Sicile-Kira, Temple Grandin

A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend, Arlene R. DeVries

The Survival Guide for Kids With ADD or ADHD
by John F. Taylor

Teaching Teens With ADD and ADHD: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents
by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy




Middle School Years : Achieving the Best Education for Your Child, Grades 5-8
by Michele A. Hernandez

Getting in Without Freaking Out: The Official College Admissions Guide for Overwhelmed Parents
by Arlene Matthews


Helping Boys Succeed in School
by Terry W. Neu, Rich Weinfeld

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters
by JoAnn Deak, Teresa Barker


Parents Book for Raising a Healthy Child
by Morris Dr Wessel

The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids Favorite Meals
by Missy Chase Lapine


The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School -- How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle of Violence
by Barbara Coloroso

And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence
by James Garbarino, Ellen deLara