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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?

 

 

 

Hotlines and Helplines

Confidential and Anonymous

Abuse:  Help & Support  -  Alcohol Abuse:  Help & Support

Self-Help & Support Groups

Coaching:  Find Solutions & Getting Results You Want

 

 

 

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters

1-888-4-AL-ANON M-F 8 am-6 pm ET

Offers hope and help to family and friends of alcoholics.  Provides information about Al-Anon/Alateen and referrals for local meetings.

 

The Alcohol Hotline

1-800-ALCOHOL

Nationwide help and referral hotline for alcohol and drug problems. The phones are answered by individuals trained to assist callers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

CDC-INFO

1-800-CDC-INFO

1-800-232-4636
1-888-232-6348
TTY

Anonymous, confidential HIV/AIDS information in English and Spanish.  Referrals to appropriate services, including clinics, hospitals, local hotlines, counseling and testing sites, legal services, health departments, support groups, educational organizations, and service agencies throughout the United States.

 

Childhelp USA

1-800-4-A-CHILD
1-800-422-4453

National child abuse hotline for victims, offenders, and parents.

 

CyberTipline

1-800-843-5678

For reporting the exploitation of children, such as child pornography.  Parents and others concerned with child safety can call this number to report suspicious or illegal Internet activity online.  Operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

 

National AIDS Hotline

1-800-342-AIDS

24-hour hotline provides information, education, and answers questions regarding AIDS, testing facilities, and medications used for treatment.

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

1-800-THE-LOST

1-800-843-5678

Report any information regarding a missing child.  If you know about a child who is in immediate risk or danger, call local law enforcement.

 

National Herpes Hotline

919-361-8488  M-F 9 am-6 pm ET

Trained Health Communication Specialists are available to address questions related to transmission, prevention and treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and provides support for emotional issues surrounding herpes such as self-esteem and partner communication.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE

1-800-799-7233

1-800-787-3224 TTY

Crisis intervention, information about domestic violence, referrals to local service providers to victims of domestic violence and those calling on their behalf, assistance in both English and Spanish.

 

National Hopeline Network

1-800-SUICIDE

1-800-784-2433

If you are in crisis or having thoughts about suicide, please call the National Hopeline immediately.  Your call will be connected to a certified 24-hour crisis center closest to your calling location.

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the free and confidential National Sexual Assault Hotline and is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization.  RAINN also educates the public about sexual assault and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

 

National Runaway Switchboard

1-800-RUNAWAY

1-800-621-786-2929

Non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and local and national referrals through a 24-hour hotline for youth and their families.

 

National STD Hotline

1-800-227-8922

1-800-342-2437
1-800-344-7432
En Español

Provides information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HPV/genital warts, herpes, and HIV/AIDS, and referrals to local clinics.

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK

1-800-273-8255

Connects individuals in suicidal crisis by to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

Call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to talk to a poison expert. Call right away if you have a poison emergency.  Also call if you have a question about a poison or about poison prevention.

 

Victims of Crime Help Line

1-800-FYI-CALL

1-800-394-2255

Through its national database, the National Center for Victims of Crime  refers callers to an array of critical services including crisis intervention, research information, assistance with the criminal justice process, counseling and support groups.

 

 

Crisis provides the opportunity to change and overcome a critical situation.

 

 

 

Confidence in Parenting

 Irene Lebedies

Life & Family Coach

480-275-2787

Ask for the FOCUS Discount!

 

 

 

 

Practical Help, Real Answers

for Adoptive & Foster Parents

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

Learn more >>

 

 

 

 

Read All The Books

 

Boundaries with Teen: When To Say Yes, How To Say No

by John Townsend

 

 

But I Love Him:  Protecting Your Teen Daughter from Controlling, Abusive Dating Relationships

by Jill Murray

 

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

by Stephen R. Covey

 

More Books & Helpful Products

 

 

 

 

HEARTLIGHT CHRISTIAN BOARDING SCHOOL

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

 

 

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

417-546-4171

 

BONNEVILLE CANYON RETREAT

Life skills learning center

for young men, ages 18 and over

1-866-800-9517

 

 

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