You may be visiting this page because of false and inflammatory information you read on social media. LISD welcomes you to this resource page, and we hope you will find it contains useful information provided to families who may need help navigating challenging topics. It is not part of the district curriculum or found in our classrooms. The district is committed to providing resources for parents, while also working to ensure we are reviewing any potential links or content to external organizations that are able to change and modify their information without notifying the district.
About that website - When the resource was originally linked in 2016, it went to this page: https://www.youthfirsttexas.org, which according to the website “entered into an agreement with Resource Center Dallas to assume the programming.” The Youth First Texas link on the LISD website automatically sent visitors to the resource center website. We were unaware of the change in this external resource until it was brought to our attention. We reviewed the Resource Center Dallas website, and while it does contain information that could be helpful to our LGBTQ+ families, we agree a portion of the website goes beyond the scope of what LISD believes the district should provide as a resource. For that reason, the link has been removed from the LISD website.
The LISD CHOICES Program is offering free Love and Logic Parenting classes for LISD parents. The program offers parents the opportunity to learn how to allow their children to be responsible for their own actions and consequences. If you would like more information on Love and Logic for Parents, please visit the website.
Below are some additional resources we hope you will find useful. Third Party content changes regularly. Please be advised that LISD does not specifically endorse any external website or content.
- Warning Signs
- What Kids & Teens Can Do
- What Parents Can Do
- Help for Parents Hope for Kids
- Jenna's Law
- Report Child Abuse
Children and Anger
Coping with School Violence
- Talking to Children About Traumatic Events (External Link to NIMH)
- Teen Dating Violence Flyer - Student Flyer English and Spanish
- Love is Respect
- Teen Dating Violence Parent Flyer English and Spanish
Whole Child Series (resources for Parents)
Drugs & Alcohol
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Parent Flyer
- Drugged Driving Toolkit
- Is a Young Person Trying to Tell You Something (English) (Spanish)
- LISD CHOICES
Games Adolescents Shouldn't Play (G.A.S.P.) - The Choking Game
- Parent Awareness Flyer and GASP Website
LGBTQ - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning
- PFLAG - Coming Out Help for Families, Friends, and Allies
- Trevor Project