Resources for Parents

The Center for Intervention Research in Schools (CIRS) team offers many resources and support options for parents. This page is intended to guide and direct parents as they search for ways to gain insights to help them support their children and themselves.

Workshops for Parents

The OHIIO CIRS team occasionally offers interactive workshops for parents of children ages 5-12 with behavior problems.

The workshops aim to promote positive changes in the children’s home and school behavior and to strengthen the parent-child relationship. The children will also learn friendship skills with other children their age.

To learn upcoming program dates and to initiate the enrollment process call 740.597.3236.

Online Resources

By Organization

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

By Topic

Family and School Connections

Connecting Families to Services and Support

Understanding Challenges Children Face

Additional Resources

Free Assessments

Helping Give Away Psychological Science (HGAPS) assembled the best of the free evidence-based psychological assessments to provide a safe, confidential starting point for this discovery and determine if you should connect with a mental health professional.

Video Resources

APA Division 53 created a short video with help from Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) which aims to help parents understand the difference between a child reacting normally to an abnormal situation or determine if they need more support. 

Watch the Video

Helpful Books for Parenting

Although not a complete list, the OHIO CIRS team has compiled a list of books on various topics that may be helpful for parents.

Book Titles


  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide Published by The American Academy of Pediatrics (2004)
  • Adventures in Gentle Discipline: A Parent-to-Parent Guide by H. Flower & K. Granju (2005)
  • Hands are Not for Hitting by M. Agassi (2000)
  • Helping the Non-compliant Child: Family-based treatment for oppositional behavior (2nd Ed). McMahon & Forehand (2003)
  • Living with the Active Alert Child by L. S. Budd (2003)
  • Managing the Defiant Child by R. Barkley (1997)
  • Parenting the Strong-willed Child by R. Forehand & N. Long (2002)
  • Parenting Young Children with Love, Encouragement and Limits by T. Dishion & S. Patterson (2005)
  • Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding ADHD by P.O. Quinn & J. M. Stern (2001)
  • Taking Charge of ADHD by R. Barkley (2000)
  • The Incredible Years: A Troubleshooting Guide for Parents of Children Aged 3 to 8 by C. Webster-Stratton & D. Mostyn (1992)
  • Words are Not for Hurting by E. Verdick (2004)Your Defiant Child by R. Barkley & C. M. Bentor (1998)

Please Note: All handouts are PDFs and intended for download and print use.