Families & Caregivers Resources

North Carolina Resources are organized by articles and book chapters, guides and tools, handouts and presentations, reports, and webpages.  Download these resources.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Elias, M., Tobias, S., and Friedlander, B. (2000).  Raising emotionally intelligent teenagers:  Parenting with love, laughter and limits.  Harmony. Purchase the book.
  • Miller, J. (2015). The power of parenting with social and emotional learning. Huffington Post, April 15, 2015. View the article.
  • Miller, J. S. (2020). Confident parents, confident kids: Raising emotional intelligence in ourselves and our kids – from toddlers to teenagers. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press. Purchase the book.
  • Ribas, W.B.; Brady D.; Hardin J.M.; Gumlaw, E. (2018). Social-Emotional Learning in the Home: A Practical Guide for Integrating the Development of Social-Emotional Skills into Your Parenting. Ribas Associates. Purchase the book.
  • Shure, M. (1996).  Raising a thinking child:  Help your young child to resolve everyday conflicts and get along with others. Gallery Books. Purchase the book.
  • Shure, M. (2000).  Raising a thinking preteen.  Henry Holt. Purchase the book.

Guides and Tools

  • Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, families, and social and emotional learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families. Chicago and Philadelphia: CASEL and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success. View the guide.
  • Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising caring, confident, capable children: What parents and caregivers need to know about social and emotional learning (SEL) and why it deserves your support in school and at home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors. View the guide.

Handouts and Presentations

  • Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (2020).  SEL at home:  Remote learning options.  Great Lakes. 
  • Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (2021).  Emotions matter:  Social emotional learning (SEL) at home and in the community.  Northeast and Caribbean.


  • Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-family partnership strategies to enhance children’s social, emotional, and academic growth. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc. View the report.
  • Bierman, K.L., Morris, P.A., Abenavoli, R.M. (2017). Parent engagement practices improve outcomes for preschool children. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University. View the report.