Parent Education and Support



The Family Resource Center has been supporting local families for over 20 years through programs and services that build on family strengths. We are thrilled to partner with them to host a three-part series of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Virtual Seminars for all parents of children ages 0-12.

Triple P is an internationally recognized program that gives parents the skills they need to raise confident and healthy children, build strong family relationships, manage misbehavior, and prevent problems from happening in the first place.

The seminars in this series include:

The Power of Positive Parenting

  • Tuesday, September 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Jennifer Eddy, MD; Family Resource Center Director
  • In this interactive discussion, we will explain the core principles of Positive Parenting and explore key strategies for parents to develop nurturing family relationships and implement calm, effective ways to manage misbehavior.

Raising Confident, Competent Children

  • Tuesday, October 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Caroline Wee; YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Childcare Services Director
  • In this interactive discussion, we will introduce and explain the 6 building blocks of life-long success for children and review what parents can do to strengthen this critical foundation.

Raising Resilient Children

  • Tuesday, November 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Presented by Susan Kishel; Family Resource Center Parent Educator
  • In this interactive discussion, we will introduce the building blocks of children’s resilience and explore strategies parents may choose to promote their children’s social and emotional learning, and their ability to bounce back from adversity.

Registration is required for each seminar. For more information or to register, visit or call Youth Services at 715-839-5007.

For additional Triple P opportunities for your family, including discussion groups and primary care, visit Family Resource Center’s website at


ECASD's school supply drive

ECASD’s Adopt-A-Backpack

The Eau Claire Area School District’s Adopt-A-Backpack program plays an important role in getting school supplies and backpacks to students in need each year. Though this school year will be quite different, the urgency remains to help deliver supplies to Eau Claire families in need. 

To assist the Adopt-A-Backpack program, the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library will be collecting school supply donations inside the library’s main entrance through mid-September. You may drop off supplies Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No appointment necessary. To help guide your donation, please see ECASD’s school supply lists:

Thank you!

Homeschool Open House

Have you ever considered homeschooling, but didn’t know where to start?  An Open House tomorrow might be the perfect opportunity for you to learn if homeschooling is right for you and your family.  Local community members will be on hand to help answer questions and share information on local homeschooling resources.  More information below!

Free Teen eBooks & eAudiobooks

Parents, is your middle or high schooler a big reader? Have they “read everything in the house?” In addition to the library’s Digital Media resources (downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, music), explore the links below for free digital content for teens, including books, comics, and audiobooks. Some content is only available during the COVID-19 crisis.

Audible Stories (via Audible) has opened access to some Audible eAudio titles. Audible also offers a paid subscription service

Comixology Free Comics (via Comixology) offers access to a selection of eComics, from popular to lesser known titles. Comixology also offers a paid subscription service

LibriVox (via Public Domain) is an audio collection of books in the public domain, recorded by volunteers. This site also offers a volunteer opportunity; you can record yourself reading literature in the public domain to add to their collection.

Marvel Unlimited – Free Comics (via Marvel) provides access to certain popular Marvel comics online. Marvel also offers a paid subscription service.

Project Gutenberg (via Public Domain) is one of the largest collections of free eBooks online. All books on Project Gutenberg are in the public domain. Take a look at the current Top 100 downloads.

Riveted Free Reads (via Simon Teen) offers free eBooks and chapter excerpts. This publishing company offers a selection of free titles all year.

Shonen Jump (via VIZ) provides a selection of digital chapters/issues of popular manga. VIZ also offers a paid subscription service.

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (via Audiofile) is an annual service from Audiofile magazine and partners that provides two free eAudiobooks per week to teens 13+ (and adults) between April 30 and July 29. A list of 2020 titles is available here. The free Sora app is required.

Teen Book Cloud (via Tumblebooks) offers simultaneous unlimited access to their library of eBooks.

List originally compiled by Teen Zone @ CDA Library.

Family Resource Center Eau Claire

For more than twenty years, the Family Resource Center has been a trusted source of education and support for local parents. Check out their website and follow them on Facebook to learn about their programs and services that build on family strengths. Join their newly-formed Family Resource Center Inc. Family Group on Facebook to ask questions and get advice from their Parent Educators and to connect with other local families.

-Jerissa, Youth Services


Parents, are you looking for at-home art activities for your kiddos? Explore the Pablo Center at the Confluence’s ARTmobile for easy art project ideas and instructions.

We love this wellness banner project! Send us your photos of your finished projects and we may feature them on our website.

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CV Talking is Teaching

Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5: check out Chippewa Valley Talking is Teaching for daily affirmations and simple ideas for brain-building activities to share with your child.