New Parenting Montana Tools

To Support Parents and Children’s Social and Emotional Well-being and Development

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University announced new online resources have been added to update to support parents and caregivers.   These include:

New Podcasts…

…featuring parenting experts including:

Jennifer Miller of Confident Parents, Confident Kids on “Guidance with Discipline to Grow Skills;” Shannon Wanless, Director of the Office of Child Development at the University of Pittsburgh on “Intentional Ways to Grow a Healthy Parenting Relationship” and Maurice Elias, Director of Rutgers University’s Social and Emotional Development Lab on “Social and Emotional Development.”

New Guidance, Tools and Resources…

  • Background information and support on teens and alcohol and drug misuse;
  • New tools and resources covering vital topics such as stress, anxiety and childhood trauma; and
  • New tools, information and examples of how caregivers can respond in a range of challenging situations with their child to build a stronger relationship while building essential social and emotional skills.   

 And for Youth-serving Professionals:

  • A toolkit of resources for community prevention coordinators to help get the word out across Montana and facilitate this information with parents;
  • With resources for engaging teachers, healthcare providers, law enforcement, and other community liaisons.

Parenting Montana offers parenting tools from birth through age 19 for each age and stage on a variety of challenging issues like bullying, peer pressure, and anxiety and also, areas to build skills like kindness, confidence and friendship. This unique resource was built based on language used by Montana parents and needs and challenges articulated by Montana parents and stands as a model for any state growing social and emotional well-being supports for families.

Jennifer Miller has had the honor of working with the Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University headed by Annmarie McMahill for five years writing parenting tools. So grateful for the opportunity!

Check it out!!!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: