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North Idaho Education Resources & Links

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From the category archives: Counseling & Parent Resources

Resources and support for parents.

Parenting / Caregiver Classes

Parenting Classes

  • iCARE Parenting Classes
    St. Vincent de Paul's iCARE program partners with parents to build stronger families, with classes such as Nurturing Parenting, Nurturing Fathers, and Love & Logic. Visit iCARE's website for locations, times, & registration information.
  • READY! for Kindergarten is a program of classes for parents who have children ages 4 and 5. This program shares information about the lively early-learning years before a child enters school, which lays the foundation for all future learning. Classes are free to families in North Idaho, and free child care is provided.

Special Education

The Idaho State Department of Education defines "Special Education" as "Specially designed instruction or speech/language therapy at no cost to the parent to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability including instruction in the classroom, the home, hospitals, institutions, and other settings; instruction in physical education; speech therapy and language therapy; transition services; travel training; assistive technology services; and vocational education."

  • Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf & Blind
  • Total Communication preschool at Borah Elementary
    Provided through the Coeur d'Alene School District and IESDB, the program is four days a week and is free and open to deaf or hard-of-hearing children in any North Idaho county. Students can enroll anytime.
  • Idaho Training Clearinghouse
    The Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC), funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-Special Education, is designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state.
  • Education & Health Innovations
    Education & Health Innovations provides special education services in Couer d’Alene Idaho for children, youth and adults with reading, writing and math learning disabilities.
    A drugless approach to behavioral & developmental challenges.

Counseling & Parent Resources


  • North Idaho Services Directory
    Comprehensive, searchable, online database of North Idaho Services including mental health, basic needs, transportation, family services. Includes all of Region 1 (Kootenai, Bonner, Boundary, Shoshone, and Benewah counties).
  • ReadyRosie & BringingUp - FREE online subscription for parents of Coeur d'Alene School District kids age, birth through Kindergarten. ReadyRosie and BringingUp offer quick and easy weekly activities to do with your child modeled on video in English and Spanish. Once you sign up, ReadyRosie or BringingUp will send you three messages a week, including tips and videos, modeling games and conversations that will help your child be successful in school. All you need to do is read a tip or watch a quick video, do the interactive activity with your child and LEARN! Help your child prepare for academic success! Register today to begin receiving this exciting new resource!
  • Idaho Department of Health & Welfare - Coeur d'Alene Office
    -- Child Support Services, Food Stamps & Other Assistance Benefits, Healthy Connections, Navigation Services, Regional Medicaid Services, Self Reliance Benefits Program (SNAP).
    -- Child Protection, Children & Family Services.
    -- Behavioral Health Services, Mental Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Program.

Mental & Behavioral Health


Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Grief Resources

Resources for survivors of loss to suicide

  • Alliance of HOPE
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss
    Coeur d’Alene Support Group
    Facilitators: Karen Petit
    Mountain State Early Head Start Bldg.
    411 N 15th, Suite 200, Coeur d’Alene
    First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. or call Karen at 208-772-2353
  • Hospice of North Idaho
    • Grief Resources - Support Group Schedule 
    • Support for Children & Teens
    • List of Community Providers
  • 1 0n 1 Grief Support Sessions, or Small Group Support- Free  
    Hospice of North Idaho - Mary Lenox- 208-772-7994

  • National Resources:
    The Dougy Center