Our resources are intended to make your journey as a parent, caregiver, teacher, or friend, as smooth as possible.

“I keep my CARES handouts posted to my pantry wall, and with each child, I go back to the basics (i.e, the 24 hour rule, avoid being your child’s best friend, resist the urge to rescue, and many more). These nuggets have provided a sense of security and sanity through many challenging moments of childrearing.”

Linda C., Mom of middle, high school and college students

Resource Topics

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention
Body Image

Body Image, National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Body Image and Self Esteem, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Teen and Tween Body Image, Mayo Clinic

Cars & Curfews

Cars & Curfews – Meg Domino, PhD, MCHES

New Driver Contract

Family Fun

Summer Sanity and Schedules

Calendar, New Canaan Darien Magazine

Events, New Canaan Chamber of Commerce

Meaningful Opportunities to Volunteer as a Family

Programs, New Canaan Library

New Canaan Nature Center

Leadership Development

8 Powerful Ways To Mold Your Children Into Leaders, Forbes

Youth Development & Youth Leadership, National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition


Connecting Nutrition and Health – Bite Size Strategies that work with Kids

Nutrition for Children – Nutrition.gov

Nutrition for Kids – Mayo Clinic