Parenting Resources

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Nationwide Resources

  • The CDC offers essential parenting education via video, articles, and skill practice games.
  • Autism Society of America: Chapters and additional support groups across Indiana for parents of children across the autism spectrum.
  • Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents
  • National Center for Fathering is a nonprofit organization that provides practical, research-based tools and resources to inspire and equip fathers to be actively engaged in their children’s lives. Whether you are a new dad, granddad, divorced dad, stepfather, adoptive dad, or a father figure there is a resource for you.
  • Boys Town provides free online parent guides on topics such as behavioral disorders, potty training, bullying, teen dating, holiday survival, communication skills, and much more.
  • Bullying - What Parents Can Do and More Resources
  • What Parents Can Do About Cyberbullying
  • Cigna’s Veteran Support Line will help all veterans, their families, and caregivers with services and resources for parenting, child care, and more. Services are provided whether or not the veteran is a Cigna customer. Call 1-855-244-6211 for more information.

Area-Specific Resources

IU Working Moms’ Group: Organized entirely by IU Bloomington staff members, the affinity group provides a community for female employees who are maintaining a career alongside their parenting responsibilities. The group meets for lunch, once a month, at various locations around campus. Moms with children of all ages, from newborns to adults, are welcome. To join, email Amanda Peterson at or like the Facebook group page. The Facebook group is a great resource for trading baby clothes, sharing daycare openings, and other parenting tips or concerns.

The Villages Healthy Families program provides support and encouragement to help new parents champion their families.

Dads Inc. provides support and education for fathers in order to develop healthy relationships and positive engagement in the lives of their children.

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Parenting Education resources and support groups in central Indiana.

The Villages Healthy Families program provides support and encouragement to help new parents champion their families.

Firefly Children & Family Alliance provides an array of services to help families overcome various challenges.

Fathers & Families Center assists fathers in achieving self-sufficiency and strengthening families to improve the life chances of children.

Families United for Support and Encouragement provides information, resources, and support to Indiana families raising children with special needs, such as autism, cerebral palsy, and developmental disabilities.

Centerstone provides a range of supportive services to families struggling to care for a child who has serious emotional or behavioral concerns.

Children’s Bureau provides services that are tailored to meet each individual family’s needs and may include case management, advocacy, parent education, and referrals to community resources.

New Hope Services Child Advocacy and Parental Support (CAPS) is a voluntary home-based case management service free to families with children 0-17 years. The program provides short-term, goal-oriented services to help families meet their maximum self-sufficiency potential.

Parenting Education resources and support groups in central Indiana.

Family Service Association of Howard County promotes healthy families and empowers vulnerable individuals and families through education, prevention, and crisis intervention programs.

Family Voices Indiana provides information, training, and one-on-one support to families of children and youth with special health care needs.

Indiana Behavior Analysis Academy provides support and resources for families with children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Resource Center of Kokomo provides education, advocacy, and support to families dealing with autism spectrum disorders.

Center for Possibilities offers programming that improves the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Indiana Parenting Institute serves families with children ages birth to eighteen years seeking to improve, or strengthen, their family bond, and to realize their full potential.

Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana Parenting Services

Parents as Teachers is a home visiting program used to deliver the latest development-centered parenting to promote children’s readiness for school and set children on the path to school and life success. Contact Vickie at (219) 736-4955, ext. 118, or email at

Parents’ Village is an online community offering articles and videos on the latest early childhood developmental research and parenting practices. Contact Michelle at (219) 228-2572 or email at for more information.

Indiana Parenting Institute of St. Joseph County is a family services organization that serves families with children ages birth to eighteen years that are seeking to improve, or strengthen, their family bond and to realize their full potential.

Family & Children’s Center is dedicated to strengthening the holistic health of families through Healthy Families, Brain Train, and parenting programs.

Child and Parent Services helps parents acquire skills to raise happy, healthy children who are compassionate, cooperative, and responsible.

Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services offer support groups for families desiring input and assistance with child-rearing questions and situations.

New Hope Services’ Healthy Families is a voluntary and confidential home-based service to support new and expectant parents. Their family services program connects families with resources and provides short-term, goal-oriented services to help families meet their maximum self-sufficiency potential.

Children’s Bureau offers an array of human services to Indiana children and their families.

Family Services’ Comprehensive Family Life Education program provides a research-based educational curriculum in a safe classroom setting.

Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center collaborates with community resources to offer a wide array of programs and activities that address seven priority needs (safety, infrastructure, health, education, positive youth development, parent-child interaction, and parent support).

Family Service, Inc. offers the Comprehensive Family Education (FLE) program that provides families with information and coping strategies when they are experiencing problems with parenting, going through a divorce, or with anger issues in the home, school, or workplace. Call (812) 372-3745 for more information.

Turnstone provides a comprehensive continuum of supportive services addressing the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families. Services include a parent enrichment program and caregiver and parent support groups.

SCAN provides services that prepare parents and strengthen families.

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana offers Parent Cafes which are fun, free, and supportive parent-led gatherings where parents can talk openly with one another about the challenges of parenting and ways to strengthen their families.

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