The Family Resource Center of Central Oregon is a local non–profit agency serving Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties with a wide variety of resources for parents and grandparents of children of any age. “…Because kids don’t come with instructions”. FRC is also the local “hub” for parenting education and support. Get connected to over 25 tri–county organizations working together to provide a variety of programs and activities for families.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids



The Parent Toolkit is a drug and alcohol prevention resource for parents. This website also has a Spanish companion site (En Espanol).  There are How–Tos, a drug guide for parents, a grandparent’s guide and much more!




Ever wonder just what might be going on in your teen’s brain? This website is for you! Get answers to “WHO is this kid?”, “Why does your teen DO THAT?” and “WHAT can you do?”. This is an engaging site that makes understanding brain science FUN!

Parenting Resources - Veteran Parenting Link


Online course and parenting resources for service members and veterans. Guidance to help you reconnect with your children after a deployment and beyond. Videos of real families’ stories, helpful exercises and practical parenting tip sheets.

Articles And Information

Legal Consequences of Underage Drinking

The State of Oregon takes underage drinking very seriously. There are eight different Oregon Revised Statutes devoted to this issue.

Oregon’s Alcohol Laws & Minors

There’s Science Behind the Teen Brain

There’s Science Behind the Teen Brain – The High Desert PULSE magazine, a quarterly publication of The Bulletin, shines a light on the adolescent brain science in the Fall/Winter 2009 edition.

Facts About Alcohol

Alcohol is a drug. It is the most commonly used and widely abused drug in the world.

Successful Party Hosting for ages 21+

For parties where guests are 21 years or older, here are some tips for keeping alcohol consumption in check. Remember, furnishing alcohol to minors is both illegal and harmful. These tips are provided for parties for the 21+ crowd. Offering alcohol at your party comes with responsibility – get informed and take action to prevent binge drinking.

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