Parent Resources

Hult Center for Healthy Living offers a variety of programs and trainings for parents and caregivers. To inquire about a program or training opportunity, please email, or call (309) 692-6650.

Mental & Social-Emotional Wellness Programs:

  • QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer: Youth and Adults. This evidence-based suicide prevention training will train individuals to identify suicidal behaviors and save lives through innovative, practical, and proven strategies for recognizing the signs of crisis. *In-house & Outreach
  • Suicide Prevention Programming: Youth and Adults. This program will help train individuals on suicide prevention best practices and local and national resources. Individuals will learn to identify suicidal behaviors and save lives through innovative, practical, and proven strategies for recognizing the signs of crisis. *In-house & Outreach
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid:  Adults. An interactive training designed to teach adults how to help youth experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or what to do if the school-aged child is in crisis. Topics covered include: anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders. Training is 8 hours, and can be conducted for 10-30 individuals. Pricing varies depending on training date, location, and number of participants. *In-house & Outreach

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Local & National Resources:

The Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 provides comprehensive information and referral line to connect callers to critical health and human care programs throughout Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam counties.

Heart of Illinois United Way – Rebuilding Hope After a Natural Disaster
Survivors of a natural disaster need concise calming and coping strategies to help for both short and long-term needs. To identify and respond to local emotional health needs, the Heart of Illinois United Way has produced this book.

BAM! Body and Mind
A website for kids with fun and educational games, videos and more about diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, and body and lifestyle information.

Health information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak.” This site has sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators with information on health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

MyPyramid Blast Off Game
This fun and interactive game teaches kids about the importance of eating from each of the different food groups and daily exercise.

Girls Health
A reliable and useful site for girls ages 10-16, Girls Health provides information on over hundreds of topics and is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures.

Stop Bullying
With information from various government agencies, this site explains what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Dairy Council of California
Interactive tools and games with information for everyone about nutrition, fitness and health. Also helpful advice to help you set goals to take you one step further to a healthy lifestyle.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing down the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. Additional sites are catered to provide info to the following groups: researchers, medical & health professionals, patients & families, parents & educators, and students & young adults.

Just Think Twice
A site for teens about drugs, Just Think Twice provides information on drug facts, facts vs. fiction, the consequences of drug use, stories from other teens, and an overview of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Illinois Department of Public Health
The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury. Their website provides lots of helpful resources and news, and links to other health organizations in Illinois.

Stay Teen
The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage girls to enjoy their teen years and the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. Information on a range of topics including sex, relationships, waiting, and contraception help teens become better prepared to make informed choices.

Team Nutrition
Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for food service, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity.

This gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers is a great source for everyone interested in improving their health. Since dietary needs change throughout the lifespan, there is a range of health information and resources for infants, children, teens, adult women and men, and seniors.

The Partnership
By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, The Partnership translates the science of teen drug abuse and addiction for families. This site provides information, tools and opportunities to help prevent and get help for drug and alcohol abuse by teens and young adults.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library, and it maintains and makes available a vast collection of electronic resources for all to use.

Rx Safety Matters
Started by Purdue Pharma L.P. this site is working with healthcare professionals, law enforcement and local communities across the country to curb diversion and abuse of medications. Committed to being part of the solution to prescription drug abuse, Rx Safety Matters has developed a range of programs focused on education, prevention, and deterrence.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a private, nonprofit organization with the goal of preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy, especially among young adults.

Scholastic Inc. Heads Up
Information from Scholastic Inc., for teachers about drugs and everything their students need to know.

Registry of Evidence Based Programs
A searchable online registry of more than 300 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment. This site connects members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.