Parent and Caregiver Resources

Every day is full of possibilities and so is your child! Explore resources to raise kind, resilient and healthy children. 

social emotional learningSocial and Emotional Learning 

As parents and caregivers, you are your child’s first and most important teachers, and play a vital role in their social, emotional, and academic development. At Harrison our school counselors support student development by teaching Second Step lessons, among other supports.



Some children and youth experience stress or trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression and other emotional and mental health challenges. Cognitive behavioral therapy practices and tools can help children and youth build skills to recognize how their feelings are influenced by what they think and what they do. These skills can be useful in dealing with everyday stressors now and as they grow into adulthood.  



Mental and Emotional Health Supports

Sometimes chidren and teens may need more support than a teacher, school counselor or caregiver can provide. Colorado now provides FREE therapy sessions for youth and adults. Check out I MATTER to find free therapy sessions. CLICK HERE for local behavioral health resources.

Every Colorado youth is now eligible for free therapy sessions.


Stop Bullying, Spread Kindness

Harrison School is dedicated to promoting the safety, well-being, and success of children in school and in life. Learn more about how to empower kids and the adults around them by understanding what bullying is, who is affected by it, and what you and your community can do to prevent it. 


At the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, we believe kindness starts with one, and there is no "one" better than you—the parent or guardian to the kids in your family—to start a kindness revolution at home. 

Perform Random Acts of Kindness

Edutopia has a variety of articles and videos for parents and caregivers about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.


Healthy Kids

Did you know that healthy students are better learners? Health habits like exercising daily, choosing healthy foods, getting enough sleep, reducing screen time, and addressing and reducing stress and anxiety can improve learning. 

However, youth risk behaviors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy dietary behaviors, tobacco use, alcohol use, and other drug use are consistently linked to lower grades and less school success. Learn how to lock up your medications and keep any other drugs away from children and teens.

Find more resources below to keep your kids healthy!

Play and Learn at Home with PBS Kids

Ask-Listen-Learn: Kids and alcohol don't mix

Nemours Kids Health Parents

School-Based Health Center

Thanks to overwhelming community support, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Cañon City Schools, and Solvista Health have combined forces to offer school-based medical and dental services to students and staff in the Cañon City School District. The PULSE is located at Cañon City Middel School. 

School Based Health Center

Fremont County Health Department

Before and After School Enrichment

Cañon City Schools B.A.S.E.

Recs and Park School Year Kids Klub 

Recs and Park Summer Kids Klub

Cañon City Local Resources

Housing Help 

Fremont County Homeless Coalition

Fremont County Resource Guide 

City of Cañon City Residents FAQ

Loaves and Fishes

My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

My Mental Health Do I Need Help