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A guide to realizing if

your child is at-risk, displaying 

self-destructive behaviors, and

needs your help and intervention.

 

 

 

Children Anger

Call Now!  1-866-620-1418

Learn more how Total Transformation, an at-home program for parents, can help your struggling teen and heal your family.

 

 

 

Is my teen's BEHAVIOR just normal teenage rebellion?

 

What are the DRUGS THAT TEENS ARE ABUSING?

 

What are the WARNING SIGNS

OF DRUG USE?

 

What are the signs of STEROID ABUSE?

 

What is the difference between COCAINE and METH?

 

What is SUDDEN SNIFFING DEATH?

 

We live in the suburbs.  Why should I be concerned about HEROIN?

 

How can I help my ADDICTED TEEN?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Help in CALIFORNIA

Programs & Services

 

California Information  -  Hotlines & Helplines

Programs & Services  -  Helping Resources in California

 

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Practical Help, Real Answers

for Adoptive & Foster Parents

The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: Help Your Child Heal From Trauma & Loss

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Hotlines & Helplines

 

California Child Abuse Reporting Number

1-800-827-8724

 

California Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

California Youth Crisis Line

1-800-843-5200  En español

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child

1-800-422-4453

 

Crisis Line Numbers of Alameda County

 

Diogenes Youth Services (Sacramento)

1-800-339-7177

 

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

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Report a Missing Child

1-800-587-4357

 

San Francisco Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

415-781-0500

 

San Mateo County Crisis Line

650-579-0350

 

Stop It Now! Helpline 

If a youth is sexually abusing

M-F 9 am-5 pm ET

1-888-PREVENT

1-888-773-8368

 

Teenage Health Resource Line

1-888-711-8336  M-F 12 noon-8 pm

 

 

 

ACADEMY AT SISTERS

Therapeutic boarding school

for girls, ages 13-18

Located in Oregon

1-800-910-0412

 

 

 

SHELTERWOOD

Christian therapeutic boarding school

for teen boys and girls,

with year-round enrollment

1-800-584-5005

 

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian residential program

for young men, ages 16-20,

with year-round enrollment

417-546-4171

 

 

 

BONNEVILLE CANYON RETREAT

Life skills learning center in Maine

for young men & women, ages 17 and over

1-866-800-9517

 

 

 

 

HEARTLIGHT CHRISTIAN BOARDING SCHOOL

Residential therapeutic program for troubled teens, endorsed by leading counselors
903-668-2173

 

Programs & Services in California

 

 

 

Al-Anon in California

12-step support for families and friends of alcoholics.  Visit Self-Help & Support Groups.

 

Berkeley Parents Network

A parent-to-parent email network for the community of parents in the Berkeley area.  Visit Parenting Teens.

 

Bill Wilson Center

408-243-0222

408-279-8228 24 Hour

Family and individual counseling, runaway and homeless youth shelter, support groups, parenting classes, transitional housing for youth (ages 16-22), health and prevention education.  Visit Runaways & Missing Children.

 

Boys To Men Mentoring Network

619-469-9599

Mentoring program for boys, ages 12-16.

 

California Family and Domestic Violence Referral Directory

Visit Abuse: Physical.

 

California National Guard Youth Programs

916-854-3492

 

Camp Max Straus

323-761-8675

Summer camps and sports mentoring program for children, ages 7-17,  in the greater Los Angeles area.  Visit Outdoor Programs & Summer Camps.

 

Clean Slate, Inc.

562-770-0147

1-866-4-NO-TATS

Gang recovery and tattoo removal program that helps to erase the visible signs of gang involvement.  Gang recovery support groups.  Visit Gangs.

 

Cocaine Anonymous Los Angeles

310-216-4444

Visit Cocaine Abuse.

 

Cocaine Anonymous of Northern California

Visit Self-Help & Support Groups.

 

Community Partners for Youth

408-617-6184

Mentoring program in Sunnyvale for at-risk 14- to 17-year-olds.  Visit Teen Behavior Problems.

 

Create Now!

213-484-8500

Provides creative arts mentoring to institutionalized at-risk children and youths, ages 5 to 21, who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are involved in the juvenile justice system.

 

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

1-800-309-2131

Crisis lines, grief counseling, community education, stress counseling, and disaster support.  Visit Grief & Bereavement.

 

Diogenes Youth Services (Sacramento)

1-800-339-7177

Provides a comprehensive range of free services for runaway, homeless, and other youth at risk and their families including -- shelter, counseling, support groups, workshops, 24-hour crisis intervention, information and referral hotline.  Visit Runaways & Missing Children.

 

Episcopal Community Services

619-260-8100  San Diego

Programs addressing homelessness, unemployment, addiction, mental illness, domestic violence, and children's care and education.  Visit Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse.

 

The Girls Middle School

650-968-8338

An all-girls middle school for high-achieving, low-income students located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Visit Schools & Programs.

 

Huckleberry Youth Programs

Provides services to homeless, runaway and other at-risk youth in San Francisco and Marin counties through shelter, counseling, HIV prevention, and crisis intervention.  Visit Runaways & Missing Children.

 

Job Corps

1-800-733-5627

The nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16-24.  Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools & Programs.

 

Mary's Shelter

714-730-0930

Comprehensive residential care for pregnant teens in Santa Ana.  Visit Teen Sexual Behavior.

 

Mental Health Departments in California (pdf)

Visit Personality Disorders.

 

One Heartland

1-800-724-4673

Summer camps, youth retreat (ages 16-21), seasonal reunions, education programs, prevention awareness, and Life Enhancement Programs for youth impacted by HIV/AIDS.  Camping programs also available in Minnesota and New York.  Visit Outdoor Programs & Summer Camps.

 

Rowdy Ridge Gang Camp

1-800-783-6396

Camp for mothers, age 18-40 -- and their children, ages 2-17 -- who are recovering from drug addiction and the effects of domestic violence.  Visit Abuse.

 

San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center

559-292-7572

Medication-free treatment, individual and group therapy, parenting classes, stress management.  Visit Counseling & Therapy.

 

Southern California Counseling Center

323-937-1344

Sliding fee counseling and outreach services.  Visit Counseling & Therapy.

 

Santa Clara County Support & Information Groups

Visit Self-Help & Support Groups.

 

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