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Recommended Parent Links

Welcome to our Recommended Parent Sites page.  The provided links are offered as a service to help you access other sources of information about today’s youth. Their inclusion in the site does not necessarily imply endorsement of the linked site by Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited. Linked sites are not under the control of YFC/Youth Unlimited and, therefore, YFC/Youth Unlimited is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site.

Abuse Prevention

Winning Kids Inc. is committed to providing tools, training and momentum to
help you win the race against abuse.

See www.winningkidsinc.ca for articles and booklets on such topics as “Recognizing a predator”, “The Porn Factor” etc…

Counselling and Coaching

“Overcome the challenges that keep you from accomplishing your goals.” www.empowercoachtraining.com


Hear the testimonies of youth who cut and hurt themselves Books and information also available at www.yourstory.info

Drug & Alcohol Use

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse A non-profit organization working to minimize the harm associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health The largest mental health and addictions facility in Canada. This site provides many great resources including recent reports on the usage of drugs and alcohol by teens.

Drug Education and Awarness for Life A national drug awareness and problem solving tool of the RCMP designed for youth by youth to promote healthy life choices.

Addiction Center is your free guide to recovery. With the most up-to-date information on the health effects, dangers and treatment options, as well as the ability to match individuals with the best treatment centers for their unique needs, Addiction Center is your one-stop source for addiction.

Teen Challenge Know of kids struggling with substance abuse? This ministry has the largest, most successful drug and alcohol abuse counseling program in North America.

Guide to Teen Alcohol Abuse This piece — written by the team at TeenRehabCenter.org, a free web resource on teen addiction — addresses the issues parents and teens face while battling teen alcohol abuse. It explores questions such as “Why Do Teens Drink?”, “What Are the Effects of Alcohol Abuse?”, and “Does Your Teen Need Alcohol Rehab?”.

Teenage Drug Abuse – A Guide for Parents & Educators Teenagers and young adults are especially vulnerable to substance abuse and getting addicted. Early intervention by parents, family, and educators can go a long way. However, many parents get confused when they learn their kids are using drugs and have no clue how to proceed. If you or anyone close to you is having trouble with a struggling teen, this guide has everything you need to know.

The Potential Dangers of E-Cigs for Teens and Young Adults If you think your kid will never use electronic cigarettes aka e-cigs or vapes, think twice, because according to this study an extraordinary 23.5% of teenagers aged 15 to 19, vape.


Cult Awareness and Information Centre With many young people turning to various fringe religions and cults this site will help you understand the appeal and influence of several spiritual groups.

Focus on The Family Canadian-ministry related information and wide range of online family resources.

The Center For Parent/Youth Understanding A Christian organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural gap between parents and teenagers. Loads of info and analysis on today’s rapidly changing youth culture.

Understanding Your Teenager Learn parenting tips from the web site of Understanding Your Teenager founded by youth ministry expert Wayne Rice


Parent Previews Dedicated to help families find entertainment with values.

Hollywood Jesus Hosted by David Bruce this site offers reviews from a spiritual point of view looking for “the deeper and more profound meaning behind popular culture.”

Jean Kilbourne Dr. Jean Kilbourne, a recognized media critic & author of “Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight The Addictive Power of Advertising.”

Movieguide Dr. Ted Baehr’s current movie reviews and feature articles.

Movie Reviews
Student Ministry.net promises “reviews as entertaining as the movie!”

Parents Television Council
Bringing responsibility to television programming.

Plugged In
Reviews of the latest movies, albums and TV programs.

Screen It
Detailed music, movie and video reviews for parents looking for insight into today’s entertainment. Also includes parent/teen discussion topics.

Teach With Movies
Provides learning guides and discussion questions using films.

True Tunes
A site focused on the alternative Christian music scene.

Sex Education

Free To Be Me Produced by New Direction for Life Ministries as a resource for young people to understand and address same-sex attraction. The site also provides resources for those who work with youth.

Pure Intimacy A practical resource created by Focus on the Family for those who struggle with an addiction to online pornography or affairs.

Straight Talk An organization that promotes the benefits of chastity. Go to their site for resources on dating, love and sex education and info about their seminars.

True Love Waits An international campaign that challenges and empowers teenagers and college students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage.

Understanding Today’s Youth Culture

Paul Robertson works with Youth Unlimited Toronto (YFC) as a youth culture specialist.  If you’re looking for a deeper understanding of today’s youth and tools you need to create a more meaningful relationship with the young person who matters to you visit: www.paulrobertson.ca.