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A guide to realizing if

your child is at-risk, displaying 

self-destructive behaviors, and

needs your help and intervention.

 

 

Struggling Teens

Call Now!    1-866-620-1418

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

 

 

What are the possible causes of ADD/ADHD behavior?

 

Will being ADOPTED make adolescence  harder for my child?

 

How can I deal with the ANGER

 in our family?

 

Is my teen's BEHAVIOR just normal teenage rebellion?

 

What do parents and teachers need to know about BULLYING?

 

How do I find a THERAPIST for my teen?

 

What is EMOTIONAL ABUSE?

 

How can I help my OVERWEIGHT

daughter?

 

How do I find a good OUTDOOR PROGRAM for my teen?

 

Help!  My teen is a RUNAWAY

 

My teen is cutting.  What do I need to know about  SELF-INJURY?

 

What is 'normal' teen SEXUAL BEHAVIOR and what is cause for concern?

 

How can I help my teen adjust to our STEPFAMILY?

 

What are the signs of TEEN DRINKING and SUBSTANCE ABUSE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Help in MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts Information

 

Massachusetts Information  -  Hotlines & Helplines

Programs & Services  -  Helping Resources in Massachusetts

 

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 listed on the Family Help pages and throughout the Focus website 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, self-help groups, and your place of worship.

 

NEXT:  Programs & Services

 

 

Programs & Services  -  Helping Resources in Massachusetts

Life Coaching  -  Counseling & Therapy  -  Self-Help & Support Groups

   

 

Practical Help, Real Answers

for Adoptive & Foster Parents

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

Learn more >>

 

Hotlines & Helplines

 

AIDS Hotline: M-F 9 am-5 pm

1-800-235-2331
 

Alcohol & Drug Helpline

1-800-327-5050
617-445-1500
Boston area

Information & referral for substance abuse services including crisis intervention and referrals for inpatient/outpatient treatment & where to go if uninsured

 

Boston Mayor's Health Line

617-534-5050  M-F 9 am-5 pm

 

Cape Code and the Islands Crisis Line

508-548-8900
1-800-893-9900

 

Child At Risk Hotline

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-792-5200

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child

1-800-422-4453

 

Elder Abuse Hotline

1-800-922-2275

 

Hepatitis C Hotline

1-888-443-4372

 

Massachusetts Missing Persons

1-800-622-5999

 

Massachusetts Poison Control Center

1-800-682-9211

Emergency number for medical professionals & individuals for advice about drugs, pesticides, & other toxins
 

Massachusetts Smokers' Quit Line

1-800-TRY-TO-STOP

 

Massachusetts 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

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474

 

Parental Stress Line

1-800-632-8188

Support and referrals for parents & caregivers with children of any age
 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Rape Crisis Hotline

1-800-870-5905  English

508-799-5700

1-800-223-5001  Spanish

 

SafeLink

Massachusetts Domestic Violence Hotline

1-877-785-2020

 

Samaritans of Boston Suicide Hotline

1-877-870-4673

617-247-0220  Boston

508-875-4500  Framingham

 

Teen Helpline

1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

 

 

BONNEVILLE CANYON RETREAT

Life skills learning centers

for young men & women, ages 17 and over

1-866-800-9517

 

 

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

 

Massachusetts Information

 

 

 

Abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Abuse: Sexual and Teen Dating Violence

 

Adolescence

 

Anxiety & Anxiety Disorders and Teen Stress

 

Bullying: What Parents & Teachers Must Know

 

Depression and Teen Suicide

 

Dropouts

 

Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse

 

Family Health

 

Runaways & Missing Children

 

Special Education

 

Teen Sexual Behaviors: Issues & Concerns

 

When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law

Focus Adolescent Services