Parenting Resources

Being a parent is the most important job in the world! We want to help support you to be the best parent you can be, so whether you are a member of Southminster or not, whether you consider yourself religious or not, our staff is here to help!  If you ever need a listening ear, please contact our Associate Pastor, Elizabeth Nickerson, at liz@spcah.org. You are also welcome to scroll down to find websites on parenting tips, scholarships and grants, and substance abuse treatment centers.

Spiritual Exploration

As kids grow they begin to ask tough questions like:

  • Where did the world come from?
  • Where do we go when we die?
  • Is heaven real?
  • Who or what is God?

If you’re not sure how to answer and haven’t thought about this for awhile, contact Pastor Liz who can help you explore these questions.

Children’s Library

We have a great children’s library, with books, audio books, and DVDs to delight and educate your children.

Moms’ Groups

Being a mom is exhausting! Make new friends and get renewed each week, by joining a moms groups.

Baptism

Children are a gift from God. During a baptism, the entire community at Southminster pledges to help you raise your child! For more information about having your child baptized, contact one of the pastors.

Some great parenting websites

http://www.vibrantfaithathome.org

https://www.loveandlogic.com

http://www.lifetreefamily.com

http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/children/

http://momastery.com/blog/

http://quitday.org/support/healthy-parents/

singlemothersgrants.org

Cyberbullying

Did you know 38% of people experience cyberbullying on social platforms daily? This guide covers everything from definitions of popular online slang, terms to watch out for, and helpful online safety tips for parents.  Click Here for the guide.

Substance Abuse Information and Treatment Centers

Click Here for a link to Help.org which is a searchable database for treatment centers as well as resources and information

Click Here for more resources and treatment information

Click Here for additional resources and information

Money Management & Financial Planning for Parents

Click Here for an article with a money management guide is for single parents that discusses single parent benefits, how to plan for your child’s financial future, and more.

Click Here for an article outlining a 9 month financial plan for expecting parents which includes printable planning forms.

Financial Abuse: What it is and How to Protect Yourself

Click Here for more information

Assisted Living Services

https://www.assistedliving.org/illinois/

Scholarship & Student Loan Information

Click Here for Student Loan Information

Click Here for a searchable database of recommended scholarships

Click Here for CNA scholarships and information

Career Pathway Mentoring Center

“Ending Up Where You Want to Be in Your Career & Life”

They Offer Four Services to Help Plan & Manage a Successful Career Journey

1. One-On-One Counseling and Mentoring- An Hourly Program

2. The Nifty 50 Elite Club- Helping Non-Management Members Identify Next Position and Acquire It.

3. Executing the Triangle Team Mentoring Model to Plan, Stay Employed and Advance Your Career

4. Helping C-Suite Executives and Senior Managers Excel in their Organization or Leave

Click Here for the website and more information

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