go to amazon.com and search for adobe flash. read some of the books' contents and see if anything appears understandable to you.
You can begin with this video on Adobe TV that gives you an introduction to Flash Professional CS6.
Then, walk yourself through this Learn Flash Professional CS6 series. Starting from the absolute basics, it has content necessary for advanced usage:
Here are a few resources that can help:
Train Simple - They have some cool apps that can help with Flash in general as well as action script.
Linda.com - There are probably 10 videos that can help you with all aspects of Flash. This is a great resource but there is a monthly fee. Well worth it though.
There are all kinds of videos on youTube. One thing to be aware of is the particular version used in the tutorial.
Flash varies from one version to another so some things are possible with later versions that were not possible to do (or are done differently) in others.
For starters, I would suggest creating projects using ActionScript 3.0 and not AS2.0 or AS1.0 and don't let the learning curve keep you from achieving your goals. Keep pressing on.