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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian program for young men, ages 16-19

417-546-4171

 

 

NEW HOPE WILDERNESS

21-day camps held each month throughout the year

417-230-0381

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

Arkansas Community Mental Health Centers

 

Arkansas Domestic Violence Resources

 

Arkansas National Guard Youth ChalleNGe

501-212-5344

22-week cost-free residential program for young men and women, ages 16-18, who are unemployed, drug-free, and not currently involved with the criminal justice system.

 

Arkansas Resource Information CyberCenter

Free on-line database of community and human service organizations.

 

Better Life Counseling Center

870-935-4673

1-888-668-5433

Outpatient treatment center providing Christian counseling to individuals, families and couples.

 

Boarding Schools and Residential Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Community Mental Health Centers in Arkansas

 

Directory of Resources for Baxter and Marion Counties

 

Domestic Violence Shelters in Arkansas

 

Family Service Agency

501-372-4242

Counseling, education, intervention, and prevention programs in North Little Rock.  Most services are offered on a sliding fee basis according to family income.

 

Future Men

417-546-4171

Christian program for young men, ages 16-19, providing education, 12-step support, apprenticeships, conservation and wildlife rehabilitation, apiary science, auto shop classes, and recreational activities.  Located in Missouri.

 

Hannah House

479-782-5683 Fort Smith

Christian residential program for pregnant and troubled teens/young women, ages 12 to 29.

 

Job Corps in Arkansas

1-800-733-5627

The nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.

 

Jones Center for Families

501-756-8090

Wide variety of resources, activities, and events that encourage family togetherness.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

United Methodist Children's Home of Arkansas

501-661-0720

Community-based therapeutic group homes for emotionally disturbed and/or behaviorally troubled youth, ages 10-18.

 


 

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TAKE POSITIVE ACTION TO HELP YOUR TEEN AND HEAL YOUR FAMILY

  • Take an honest look at your child's behavior and family situation.

  • Become informed of your child's issues.

  • Network the resources on this page to find referrals to mental health services and supportive programs.

  • Follow through on professional advice and treatment plans.

  • Build a support system from family, friends, and self-help groups.


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ARKANSAS INFORMATION

 

 

Arkansas Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

Arkansas Criminal Justice System: A Victims’ Guide

Visit Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

 

Arkansas GED

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life After High School

Visit Adolescence.

 

 

Arkansas Sex Offender Registry

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification in Arkansas

Sex Offenders in Arkansas (pdf)

Arkansas Overhauls Incest Law

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect

and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Arkansas

Visit Family Health.

 

 

The Meth Monster

Visit Methamphetamine.

 

 

Obesity in Arkansas (pdf)

Fact Sheet on Obesity in Arkansas (pdf)

40% of children overweight in Arkansas

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 

A Parent's Guide:  Civil Rights/Education

Visit Special Education.

 

 

A Parent's Guide to Online Safety, Child Abduction, and Runaway Issues (pdf)

What to do if your child is missing

Find Tabitha Oakes

Morgan Nick Foundation Holds On to Hope (pdf)

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Sharpen Your Legal Knowledge: An Educator's Guide to Protecting Arkansas Children (pdf)

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Youth Gangs and Juvenile Violence

Visit Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

Arkansans for Drug Free Youth

1-888-313-0388
501-375-1338

Education and support throughout Arkansas.

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

501-371-9678

Non-profit, non-partisan child advocacy organization.  Although they do not provide direct services, information on juvenile justice, working families, health, and other family issues is available.

 

Arkansas Autism Society

501-682-9930
1-800-831-4827

Education, support, and advocacy.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

501-907-5612

1-800-269-4668

Provides support and safety to battered women and children, direct services, public information, training, education, systems advocacy and social change activities.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Arkansas Crime Information Center

501-682-2222

ACIC is the state government agency responsible for the computerized information system used by criminal justice agencies in Arkansas. ACIC also collects and publishes crime statistics, manages the Crime Victim Information and Notification System, the Sex Offender Registration File, and houses the State Office of Crime Prevention.

 

Arkansas Department of Health

Information on public health in Arkansas, including disease and injury prevention, county health units, and health warnings.

 

Arkansas Disability Rights Center

501-296-1775

1-800-482-1174

Protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in Arkansas.  Visit Special Education.

 

Arkansas' Missing Children Program

1-800-448-3014

AMCSP serves as Arkansas' statewide clearinghouse and assists in the recovery and prevention of missing children. It is the main point of contact between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and non-profit missing children organizations in the state.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

Arkansas Resource Information CyberCenter

Free on-line database of community and human service organizations.  Visit Resources for the Family.

 

ARKids First

1-888-474-8275

Free and low-cost health insurance coverage options for children and teens (19 and younger).  Visit Family Health.

 

Brain Injury Association of Arkansas

1-800-235-2443

Brain injury prevention, education, support, and advocacy.  Visit Family Health.

 

Center for Effective Parenting

Service, training, and research to improve parenting skills.  Good resources for parents and professionals.  Visit Parenting Teens.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas

501-666-8777

Nonprofit, volunteer organization of parents and professionals devoted to defining and finding solutions to the broad spectrum of learning problems.  Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

Mental Health Council of Arkansas

501-372-7062

Works to insure that appropriate community-based mental healthcare is available throughout Arkansas.  Visit Counseling and Therapy.

 

Morgan Nick Foundation

1-877-543-HOPE

Assists in recovering missing children across the country and serves as a support team to the many families of missing children.  A MNF Case Manager works with families and serves as a liaison to law enforcement agencies.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Arkansas

1-800-844-0381

NAMI-Arkansas is a private, nonprofit organization that helps people with mental illness, their families and the community.  Support groups, programs, and activities are open to all family members.  Visit Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders.

 

Watch D.O.G.S. Across America (Dads of Great Students)

479-751-3535

Innovative program focusing on the prevention of violence in our children’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers for a two-fold purpose: (1) to provide an unobtrusive security presence, and (2) to provide a positive and active role-model for children at the school.  Visit Parenting Teens.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Arkansas Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-269-4668

 

Arkansas Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child  

1-800-422-4453

 

Crimes Against Children Hotline

1-800-482-5964

 

Helping Angels

501-750-9900

1-888-710-3456

 

National Domestic Violence/Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE
1-800-787-3224
TDD

 

National Hotlines and Helplines

 

National Runaway Switchboard

1-800-RUNAWAY

1-800-786-2929

 

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-SUICIDE

1-800-784-2433

 

Northwest Arkansas Crisis Intervention Center

1-888-274-7472

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Report Child Abuse in Arkansas

1-800-482-5964

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

 


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SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Arkansas Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4AL-ANON

 

Al-Anon/Alateen in Arkansas

501-372-5234 Little Rock

479-441-9705 Fort Smith

 

Alcoholics Anonymous in Arkansas

 

AA - Arkansas

501-664-7303

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Autism Support Groups

 

Bereaved Parents- Arkansas

501-944-9007

 

Bipolar Support for Parents

 

Brain Injury Support Groups

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

1-800-898-9985

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Depression and Bipolar Support

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Grandparents Support in Arkansas

 

NAMI-Arkansas Support Groups

501-661-1548

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in Arkansas

1-800-338-8750

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

 

Parents Anonymous in Arkansas

 

Parents of Murdered Children - Central Arkansas Chapter

501-351-7662

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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