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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian program for young men, ages 16-19

417-546-4171

 

 

Boarding Schools and Residential Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Bridge House

504-522-4475 Ext. 29

Halfway house located in New Orleans offering primary treatment and long-term aftercare for men, 18 and over, addicted to alcohol and drugs.

 

Catholic Charities of New Orleans

504-523-3755

Multi-program social service agency providing counseling, health education, residential programs, and therapeutic family care.

 

The Center for Families

318-222-0759

Counseling center serving Northwest Louisiana.  Services include drug testing, counseling, family bereavement support groups, anger management and parenting classes.  Parents may bring their children to The Center for drug screening when substance abuse is suspected.

 

Community Mental Health Clinics

 

Covenant House New Orleans

504-584-1111

Programs, services, and shelter to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth under age 21.

 

Family and Youth Counseling Agency of Lake Charles and Jennings

337-436-9533

Provides affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to advocacy, counseling, and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana.

 

Guthrie Job Corps Center

405-282-9930

Residential, vocational, and academic education plus behavior training, stipend, and basic medical care for young adults, ages 16-24.

 

Health Information Center

337-988-1816

Anyone looking for health and wellness information is invited to visit the Center, located in Lafayette, or call for information to be mailed.  Offers community education programs and workshops.

 

HIV/AIDS Services in Louisiana

 

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.

 

LawHelp.org/LA

Louisiana's online guide to free legal help.

 

Louisiana Disability Information Resource

 

Louisiana Sexual Offender Treatment Providers (pdf)

 

Mental Health Clinics in Louisiana

 

Northwest Louisiana Regional Guide to Human Services

Searchable database of agencies and human services providers in northwest Louisiana.

 

Our House

318-345-5556

1-888-442-TEEN 24 Hour

Shelter program that provides immediate assistance to troubled, victimized, runaway, and homeless teens by offering crisis intervention, counseling, shelter, life skills, referral, and advocacy for the youth, and often for the family.  Located in Monroe.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

The R.O.Y. Program: Reclaiming Our Youth

1-800-749-2673

504-523-2673

Free comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for youth in the Greater New Orleans area.

 

Sexual Assault and Rape Crisis Centers in Louisiana

 

Southwest Louisiana Information and Referral Service

211

232-HELP

Searchable database of more than 1,500 health and human service agencies serving Lafayette, Acadiana and beyond.

 

STD Clinics in Louisiana

 

Yes I Can!, Inc.

225-752-6197

Programs in Louisiana - and across the nation - that reach out and inspire young people and at-risk youth, including the annual Just Girls conference, community events, and presentations in schools, colleges, prisons, and youth institutions.  This ministry was started and is run by Art Moore, ex-NFL football star, and his wife, Gail, recording artist.

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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LOUISIANA INFORMATION

 

 

GED in Louisiana

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Drugs & Drug Abuse in Louisiana

 

 

Juvenile Justice Advocacy Handbook

This advocacy handbook is for parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, foster parents, family friends, and other guardians who have a young person caught up in the Louisiana juvenile court system and locked up in a juvenile facility.

Rights of Juveniles Who Have Been Arrested

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Louisiana Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

Louisiana DWI Laws

Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking.

 

 

Louisiana Hazing Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

Louisiana Psychologists Begin Prescribing Drugs

Visit Teen Depression.

 

 

Missing Children in Louisiana

Find Daphne Philisia Jones

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Rape in Louisiana: One in Eight (pdf)

What to do if you've been raped

Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect.

 

 

Report Child Abuse and Neglect in Louisiana

Abuse and Neglect in Louisiana

Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect.

 

 

Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry in Louisiana

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification in Louisiana

Protecting Youth Athletes from Sexual Predators

Forgive and Forget? (pdf)

Visit Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

STDs in Louisiana

Visit Teen Sexual Behavior: Issues and Concerns.

 

 

Water Quality and Public Health in Louisiana

Visit Family Health and Nutritional Health.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

The Advocacy Center

1-800-960-7705

Protects the rights of persons with mental or physical disabilities through legal representation, information and referral, outreach and training.  Visit Special Education.

 

Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region

Resource and support network, referral service, education programs, parent and adult services for Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arkansas.  Visit ADD/ADHD.

 

Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for Greater New Orleans

504-362-4272

1-800-749-7444

Substance abuse prevention, education, and assessment services to individuals and families of the Greater New Orleans area.  Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking and Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

Families Helping Families in Louisiana

1-800-894-6558

Enables and empowers Louisiana families of individuals with special needs (physical, mental, emotional, academic)  through an effective coordinated network of resources, support, and services.  Visit Special Education.

 

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children

504-522-5437

Statewide membership-based organization dedicated to creating a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those who are involved, or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.  Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana

504-522-5437

Statewide law and advocacy center dedicated to juvenile justice reform.

 

Louisiana Alliance for the Mentally Ill

1-888-343-5864

Support, education, and advocacy to families of persons with severe brain disorders.  Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children

225-342-4011

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

225-752-1296

Statewide network of battered women's programs, supportive organizations, and individuals who share the goal of ending violence against women and children in Louisiana.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

318-227-2796

1-800-224-4010

Parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth
with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.  Visit Teen Behavior Problems and Behavioral Disorders.

 

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault

985-345-5995

1-888-995-7273

Private nonprofit organization of the state's sexual assault crisis centers, as well as other agencies and individuals concerned about sexual violence.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect.

 

MADD Louisiana

1-800-992-MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) works to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.  Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking.

 

Mothers Against School Hazing

Works to eliminate hazing, bullying and/or abusive acts towards our children by education, communication and legislation.  Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

NAMI New Orleans

504-896-2345

Family support, education and advocacy for people with mental illness and those who share their lives.  Visit Counseling and Therapy.

 

Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana

1-800-348-KIDS

Volunteer-based organization dedicated to preventing the abuse and neglect of our state’s children.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Project Prompt (Parents Reaching Out Model for Parent Training)

1-800-766-7736

Parent training and information center for the State of Louisiana.  Assists parents in securing a free, appropriate public education for their children with special needs.  Visit Special Education.

 

SNAP Louisiana (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests)

504-889-8828

Support, education, and advocacy.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Baton Rouge Crisis Line

225-924-3900

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

Child Protection Phone Numbers (pdf)

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

Louisiana Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

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

 

Northeast Louisiana Crisis Line

1-800-716-7233

318-323-1505

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

1-800-656-4673

 

Teen Crisis Line

318-343-TEEN

1-888-442-TEEN

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

 


BOOKS

 

 

Each purchase you make supports Focus Adolescent Services, a free Internet clearinghouse of information and resources.

 

How to Really Parent Your Teenager

Ross Campbell

Best Price $3.64
or Buy New $11.89

 

 

Boundaries with Teens

John Townsend

Best Price $10.03
or Buy New $11.69

 

 

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention

Susan Rose Blauner

Best Price $2.99
or Buy New $11.86

Blauner, a survivor of multiple suicide attempts, offers guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives — and for their loved ones.  She eloquently describes the feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide, and in a direct, nonjudgmental and loving voice, offers affirmations and suggestions to those experiencing life-ending thoughts, and to their friends and family.  Here is an essential resource destined to be the classic guide on the subject of suicide.  A portion of the book's proceeds will go to the National Hopeline Network/National Suicide Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE).

 

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW! ORDER ONLINE!

Why Johnny Can't Come Home

This is the story of Noreen Gosch's decades-long journey to solve her son's kidnapping into an international pornography and prostitution ring.  Read the Gunderson Report.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 


SUPPORT

 

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

AA in Louisiana

 

AA - New Orleans

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4-AL-ANON

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Grandparent Support in Louisiana

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

1-800-310-3001

 

Parents Anonymous in Louisiana

 

SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests)

504-889-8828

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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