Useful Parenting Resources

Allegheny County Immunization Coalition

Once upon a time someone with great vision decided that the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and the people of Allegheny County would benefit from the formation of a coalition that would focus on immunization promotion. This task didn’t just happen overnight. There was much work to be done and Irene Hodge was a driving force in turning this vision into a reality.


Bad Wolf Press

Teaching curriculum and common core standards is easier and more fun with a Bad Wolf play! Catchy melodies, dumb jokes, clever rhymes and interesting stories are powerful methods to help your students retain the material.

Bad Wolf Press offers musical plays for grades K-9. You get everything you need to put on a successful production — absolutely no musical or theatrical experience is required! The shows last between 15 and 50 minutes, are inexpensive and easy to do, and provide your students with a memorable, fun, and funny boost to your mandated curriculum.

Teachers, principals, students, and parents absolutely love our plays. We’re proud to say there have been over 150,000 classroom productions of Bad Wolf plays throughout the world since 1995!


Cookbooks for Grandkids

Children gain so much from cooking — science, math and reading skills, patience, small motor skills, and the confidence achieved from accomplishing a task. What better time than now to get cooking with the family? Read on to discover some of the best cookbooks for kids of all ages. (Of course, adult supervision is always required.) Who knows? You may have a budding Mario Batali in the family.


Divorce Support Center

Divorce is overwhelming, and moving on can seem like an impossible task. Like the first steps on a rickety bridge over a ravine, moving forward in the months and years following the big “D” are often unsteady.

We know what it feels like to have your world dissolve before your eyes. We’ve been there. Grief, anger, and pain painted a bleak picture of the future, and we were stuck in the colorless landscape. We needed advice. How do we tell the kids? How do we structure a separation agreement? How do we find a good lawyer? How do we deal with abuse? How do we divide our property fairly? These questions were just the beginning.


Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.


Money As You Grow

Recommended as an initiative from the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, chaired by John W. Rogers and vice-chaired by Amy Rosen.

The initiative, spearheaded by Beth Kobliner, chair of the Council’s Money as You Grow working group, offers 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow.

Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, and drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.


National Association for Gifted Children

Together staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.


Outreach Teen

Outreach Teen & Family Services is a non-profit, community-based counseling agency located in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh.  Outreach provides professional, confidential, affordable counseling to young people and their families, with services to address anger management, family problems, school-related issues, depression, anxiety, drug & alcohol, and myriad other issues.  Clients are seen within a short period of time from the initial request for services.


 

Special Needs Toys

Special Needs Toys USA is a family-owned business with over 20 years of experience. We specializes in supplying and manufacturing innovative therapeutic and educational play to learn and sensory products. We can also meet all your Sensory Room needs with our complimentary design service and our own line of equipment designed to help you and those in your care achieve more while having fun.