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Supreme Court Web Page
Tax Forms and Publications
Useful Web Sites
Chrysalis Center for Women
Elder Law and Estate Planning
End of Life Care
States Supreme Court Decisions
Teen Advice Online
Moose (Minnesota and Eighth Circuit Law)
State Statutes, Rules And Laws
Resources For Talking To
Your Children About Tragedies Such As 9/11
Grasstops--A Multi-Services Advocacy Organization
Listing of Legal
Aid Resources For Low Income Litigants
Ramsey County Jail Bookings
Sheriff's Jail Roster--Hennepin County
Determining Discounts of Family Business--Schechter Fall 2007
Divorce, Double Dipping and the Family Schechter Fall 2007
MN Kinship Caregivers
Spanish Organizations With
Domestic Abuse And Parenting Classes
Minnesota Department Of Human Services Child Support Home Page
--Online vocational assessment tests, college and vocational school
options, job outlooks, apply for financial aid, assistance programs,
etc. etc. all in one place.
Headway Emotional Health Services
information about addiction, treatment options and the path to full
MentalHelp.net Minnesota--Outpatient and Inpatient Drug
Treatment Centers in Minnesota
MentalHelp.net Minneapolis--Outpatient and Inpatient Drug
Treatment Centers in Minneapolis
Quit smoking help
Society: Lots of good information about cancer, research,
quitting smoking etc.
Divorce Education Classes--Minnesota
law now requires parents to go through Co-Parenting classes when
family court cases are filed. This site has the classes for Co-Parenting,
Co-Kids and L.E.A.D at various locations.
to view the options and register.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has approved online divorce education
courses such as the Center for Divorce Education's "Children In Between"
class. Click here
for more information about the program and to register.
Best Parent Is Both Parents" can be ordered
for $10 plus $2 shipping and handling from The Children's Rights
Council, 220 Eye St. N.E., Suite 140, Washington, D.D. 20002-4362.
a Center for Women--2650
Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55048, Phone (612) 871-0118,
FAX (612) 870-2403, TTY (612) 871-3652. The Chrysalis LAW Program
provides Divorce Information Sessions and Attorney Referral services.
Other services include mental health and chemical dependency
counseling and information/referral assistance.
and Estate Planning--Questions
and answers about finding an Elder Law Attorney, www.naela.com/naela/questions.htm. Links to sites concerned with elder law and
estate planning, www.estateplanninglinks.com/. [Index]
Care--Living wills and
durable powers of attorney are two ways to help specify your
wishes for end-of-life care. Call the Senior Linkage Line at
1-800-333-2433 for more information and to order forms.
The Minnesota Hospice Organization has a free booklet "Choosing
Hospice: A Consumer's Guide. Call (612) 659-0423.
The Allina Foundation, sponsor of Project Decide has directed
a great deal of study on health care at life's end. Call (612)
992-2444 for their findings.
Here is a short reading list on death:
How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, by Sherwin
B. Nuland, M.D.
A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing &
Hard Choices at the End of Life, by Timothy E. Quill, M.D.
Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life,
by Ira Byock, M.D.
Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment,
by Lawrence J. Schneiderman, M.D., and Nancy Jecker, Ph.D.
Intimate Death: How the Dying Teach Us How to Live,
by Marie de Hennezel. [Index]
is the 2003 edition of the Kinship Caregiver Resource Manual.
It provides basic information on how to get the legal authority
to make decisions for a child, how to get legal custody of a
child and the benefits and services available to help care for
a child. It is intended as a practical guide for social workers,
attorneys, advocates, and others who work with kinship caregivers
or kin who are considering taking a child into their care. Kinship
caregivers will find it useful as well. Legal Steps should not
be used as a substitute for legal counsel. Available as a free
PDF download or hardcopy here.
A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
Poverty: A Framework for Understanding and Working with Students
and Adults from Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne
The Book of David, How Preserving Families Can Cost Children's
Lives by Richard J. Gelles
Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations by Philip
M. Stahl [Index]
Forms--Minnesota Supreme Court
site has many basic practice forms at http://www.courts.state.mn.us/ctforms/. Hamline University School of Law's Web site
also links to several sites for legal forms at http://www.hamline.edu/law/library/legalresearch/legalforms/index.htm. Here one will find paths to both Minnesota
forms and those of other jurisdictions around the country.
Law Moose--http://lawmoose.com The best site for information on Minnesota
and Eighth Circuit Law. The Moose is an excellent one-stop site
for links to forms, state law, opinions, legal newspapers, judges
and other useful information. One of its best features in its
translation service that allows documents to be translated from
English to several other languages, including Spanish, and back
to English.Moose also contains a link to Minnesota's legal periodicals
index at the Minnesota State Law Library.
Statutes, Rules and
Laws--Ramsey County can be found at http://www.naco.org/counties/counties/county.cfm?id=27123.
The rest of the Minnesota counties can be found at http://www.naco.org/counties/counties/state.cfm.
In fact this link will allow access to county s around the nation.
The City of St. Paul's can be found at http://www.ci.saint-paul.mn.us/.
Othere good sites for local s around the country can be found
Forms and Publications--You
can download any IRS tax form and instructions from the IRS web
site at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/prod/forms_pubs. This site also has links to most state tax
services where you can download state tax forms. [Index]
Advice Online-- A web site
for teenagers, run by teenagers, http://www.teenadvice.org offers counseling, advice on dating, chat with
other teens and links to a number of Internet resources. The
links include physical/sexual abuse, AIDS/HIV, disabilities,
disorders, drugs/alcohol, health, pregnancy/abortion/adoption,
sexuality and others. [Index]
Web Sites--This list is
not an endorsement of any organization or individual.
Administration for Children and Families, www.acf.dhhs.gov
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, www.abanet.org/child/
Child Welfare League of America, www.cwla.org
Childhelp USA, www.childhelp.usa.org
Children's Bureau, www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/cb/
Children's Defense Fund, www.childrensdefense.org
of Ethics for Psychologists, www.apa.org/ethics/.html
Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota, www.familyattachment.com
Kids Campaign, www.kidscampaign.org
Minnesota State Legislature, www.leg.state.mn.us
Minnesota State Court System, www.courts.state.mn.us
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, www.calib.com/naic
National CASA Association, www.casanet.org
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, www.health.org
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect: ww.calib.com/nccanch
National Indian Child Welfare Association, www.nicwa.org
Northstar--Minnesota State Government online, www.state.mn.us [Index]
Resources for Talking with Children
These resources were published after the 9/11 tragedy, but apply
to most tragedies/disasters such as 9/11, Challenger, Columbia,
Columbine, airplane crashes etc.
The Parent Center: www.parentcenter.com/general/34754.html
American Academy of Pediatrics: www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/disastercomm.htm
American Psychological Association: http://helping.apa.org/therapy/traumaticstress.html#children
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: http://www.aacap.org/
Some general advice from the experts includes:
1. Continuously reassure your children that you will help
to keep them safe.
2. Turn off the TV. Overexposure to the media can be traumatizing.
If your older children are watching the news, be sure to watch
3. Be aware that your child's age will affect his or her response.
Adolescents in particular may be hard hit by these
kinds of events. Obtaining counseling for a child or adolescent
soon after a disaster may reduce long-term effects.
4. Calmly express your emotions, but remember that a composed
demeanor will provide a greater sense of security for your child.
5. Give your children extra time and attention and plan to
spend more time with your children in the following months.
6. Let your children ask questions, talk about what happened,
and express their feelings.
7. Play with children who can't talk yet to help them work
out their fears and respond to the atmosphere around them.
8. Keep regular schedules for activities such as eating, playing
and going to bed to help restore a sense of security and normalcy.
9. Consider how you and your child can help. Children are
better able to regain their sense of power and security if they
feel they can help in some way.
Grasstops, A Multi-Services
Advocacy Organization--Grasstops is a multi-service advocacy
organization whose motto is "Ensuring all voices are heard".
This organization can help community, non-profit and other groups
affect public policy in their area of interest. Check out their
services on their web site at www.grasstops.org.
Spanish Organizations With Domestic Abuse And
www.clues.org in Minneapolis and St.
www.oportunidad.org Both domestic
abuse and parenting classes.
some services in Spanish though their client base is women only.
The Storefront Group:
www.storefront.org, A multi-faceted
human service and mental health provider focused on promoting the positive
growth and development of school-aged children and their families in the
Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.