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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

The Bridge for Runaway Youth

612-377-8800  24 Hour

Emergency shelter for youth (ages 10-17), transitional living program for homeless youth (ages 16-20), family-centered counseling, 24-hour walk-in counseling for youth and parents (no appointment necessary).

 

Camp Buckskin

218-365-2121

612-930-3544

Overnight summer camp program for boys and girls, ages 6-18, who have a primary diagnosis of ADHD/ADD and/or Learning Disabilities, or an additional or related diagnosis.

 

Camp Discovery/ Courage North

651-647-1083

Residential camp located in Lake George, Minnesota for children and young adults with high-functioning Autism/Asperger Syndrome.

 

Camp Heartland

1-800-724-4673

Summer camp, seasonal reunions, and Life Enhancement Programs for children impacted by HIV/AIDS.

 

Camp Knutson

218-829-9214

Camp program for emotionally disturbed adolescents, mentally handicapped and emotionally disturbed children, hearing impaired adults, families with mentally handicapped members, families that are culturally disadvantaged and adults who are mentally ill or chemically dependent.

 

CedarBrook Family Center

651-603-8546

Counseling and psychotherapy for children and families, continuing education for teachers and other professionals who work with children, parenting and relationship seminars for couples, retreat and growth opportunities for all ages.

 

Chrysalis, A Center for Women

612-871-0118

Mental health clinic in Minneapolis providing legal assistance, education and family support.

 

Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota

952-475-2818

Specializes in working with attachment disorder and serving the needs of adoptive and foster families.

 

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.

 

Kinship of Greater Minneapolis

612-588-4655

763-862-6755 Coon Rapids

Christian-based mentoring program that matches children, aged 5-15, in need of additional support to realize their God-given potential through adult friendships.  Listing of all Kinship programs.

 

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota

1-800-582-5260

Largest, statewide non-profit social service agency in Minnesota with services and programs for children, youth, and families.

 

Minnesota Help Info

Use this directory to locate community resources.

 

Minnesota Resources for Fathers

 

Minnesota YouthBuild Program

651-296-6064

651-296-7243

Provides high-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24 with an opportunity to help communities increase the supply of low and moderate income housing while providing pre-apprenticeship training and supportive services.

 

Mounds View Arona Recovery Campus

651-639-6226

Public school designed for students in need of 9th through 12th grade credits and/or graduation standards, who are actively engaged in working on chemical health issues and maintaining sobriety.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

Resource Center for Fathers and Families

612-783-4938

Six offices in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area offer parenting classes, support groups, anger management classes, family law seminars, and relationship workshops.

 

Sexual Violence Center

952-448-5425  Chaska

612-871-5111 Minneapolis

Community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote a violence-free society where sexual assault is not tolerated.  Free and confidential services are available to women and men of all ages.

 

Teens Alone

952-988-TEEN

Outreach and services for youth and families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.

 


 

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MINNESOTA INFORMATION

 

 

Binge Drinking Highest in Midwest

Reducing Youth Access to Alcohol in Minnesota

Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking.

 

 

Detecting the Potential for Violence

Visit Teen Violence and Characteristics of Youth Who Have Caused School-Related Violent Deaths.

 

 

Drugs & Drug Abuse in Minnesota

 

 

Firearms, alcohol and suicide: a deadly connection

Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking and Teen Suicide.

 

 

Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Minnesota (pdf)

Minors Right to Consent to Health Care

Access to Medication Records (pdf)

HMO Loses Battle Over Treatment Denial

Protecting Your Child's Medical Confidentiality in School

Mental Health Victory for MN Families

Visit Family Health.

 

 

Irradiation and the School Lunch Decision (pdf)

Visit Nutritional Health.

 

 

Mandated School Billing for Special Education Health Services

Visit Special Education.

 

 

Meth in Minnesota: The Costly Addiction

Teens and Meth (pdf)

Meth Statistics in Minnesota

Meth makes its way into Minnesota schools

Parents Surprised By Scope of Meth Problem

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse and Methamphetamine.

 

 

Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning

Education Helpline     1-888-234-4939

Twin Cities metro callers     651-603-0057

Read If an Adolescent Begins To Fail in School,

What Can Parents and Teachers Do?

 

 

Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Procedure: Delinquency, Juvenile Petty Offenses and Juvenile Traffic Offenses

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Missing Children in Minnesota

What To Do If Your Child Is Missing

Just in Case . . . Your Child is a Runaway

Homeless Youth in Minnesota

Find Noora Salim

Find Joshua Guimond

Find Leanna 'Beaner' Warner

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Obesity Report in Minnesota

Teasing About Weight Takes Its Toll on Kids

Repeat of phys ed requirement bad policy for teenagers

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 

Oxycontin use on rise in Twin Cities

A Family's Grief

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

 

A Parent's Guide to Truancy (pdf)

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification in Minnesota

Sexual Predators in Minnesota

Child Sexual Abuse in the Twin Cities (pdf)

Chasing Online Predators

Sex offenders moving to Minnesota escape public scrutiny

Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

The Anna Westin Foundation

952-946-1131

The outrage at Anna’s death and the outpouring of community support led Anna’s family to establish this organization to help others suffering directly or indirectly from eating disorders.  Visit Eating Disorders.

 

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota

612-378-2742

1-800-669-6442

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

 

Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women

320-253-6900

Support and resources for victims of domestic violence in central Minnesota, including support groups for children.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota

612-625-7849

Nationally recognized for its scholarship and resources on children, youth and family issues.  Visit Parenting Teens.

 

Citizens' Council on Health Care

651-646-8935

CCHC works for individual freedom and financial responsibility in all health care decisions.  Comprehensive site on health care, health privacy issues, and insurance information.  Visit Family Health.

 

Committee Against Domestic Abuse

1-800-477-0466

CADA is committed to bringing women's strengths together to claim power and control over their own lives; protecting victims of domestic abuse  and  their children from  further violence; and
educating communities about the realities of violence in their homes.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Friends for a Non-Violent World

651- 917-0383

Through education, example, and experiences in non-violent living, FNVW works to build a world where all people can speak truth to power, practice alternatives to violence, gain strength from community, and act in a spirit of cooperation to work for peace and justice.  Visit Teen Violence.

 

MADD Minnesota

1-800-487-6233

Chapters throughout Minnesota work to stop drunk driving, eliminate underage access to alcohol, and support the victims of alcohol and drug impaired crashes.  Visit Alcohol and Teen Drinking.

 

Mental Health Association of Minnesota

1-800-862-1799

612-331-6840  Twin Cities

Education, advocacy, and support. Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

Midwest Gang Investigators Association

Educational organization made up of law enforcement officers and other members of the criminal justice community.  Visit Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention.

 

Minnesota Adoption Support and Preservation

612-798-4033
1-877-966-2727

Provides post-adoption information and support to individuals and to agencies.  Visit Parenting the Adopted Adolescent.

 

Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health

1-800-528-4511

MACMH serves children who have emotional/behavioral disorders and their families across the state.  Visit Teen Behavior Problems and Disorders.

 

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse

1-800-646-2282

A center within the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota whose primary mission is supporting education, research, and access to information about violence.  The MINCAVA Electronic Clearinghouse provides an extensive pool of up-to-date educational resources about all types of violence.  Visit Teen Violence.

 

Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs

1-800-728-5420

Information and referrals to educational services, support groups, summer camps, service coordination, and legal services.  Visit Special Education.

 

Minnesota Council for Children with Behavior Disorders

A division of the Council for Exceptional Children, CEC promotes quality education for children and youth with disabilities and challenging behavior.

 

Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

651-265-3885

Educates parents and children to the dangers of predators on the Internet and vigorously pursues those who would exploit children.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting

Comprehensive clearinghouse of information and resources on teen pregnancy prevention and parenting. Visit Teen Sexual Behavior: Issues and Concern.

 

Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

1-800-247-1303

Collection of research and evaluation findings designed to inform about effective prevention programs.  Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

Minnesota Tourette Syndrome Association

952-918-0350

Serves families and individuals affected by Tourette Syndrome through support, education, and advocacy.  Visit Tourette Syndrome.

 

Missing Children Minnesota

1-888-786-9355

Helps locate missing children, provides advocacy and support services to families of missing children and information and prevention education to the public regarding missing children and runaways.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.
 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill -- Minnesota

1-888-473-0237

651-645-2948

Education, advocacy, and support.  Visit Teen Depression.

 

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

Nonprofit organization that helps parents and families of children with disabilities. Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

Stop It Now! Minnesota

651-644-8515

Prevention programs and public awareness activities to help adults take responsibility for preventing the sexual abuse of children BEFORE a child is harmed.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Sexual, Emotional, Neglect.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child

1-800-422-4453

 

Fathers' Crisis Line Minneapolis/St. Paul

612-874-1509

 

Minnesota AIDS Hotline

1-800-248-2437

 

Minnesota Missing Persons Clearinghouse

651-642-0610

 

Minnesota Poison Control Center

1-800-222-1222

651-221-2113

 

Minnesota Rape Crisis Hotlines

 

Minnesota STD Hotline
1-800-78-FACTS

 

Minnesota 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

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

St. Paul Teenline

651-771-0406

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

Twin Cities Crisis Connection

612-379-6363

 


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How to Really Parent Your Teenager

Ross Campbell

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Boundaries with Teens

John Townsend

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

Susan Rose Blauner

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SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Adoptive Parents Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

 

Al-Anon/Alateen in Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Minneapolis

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Saint Paul

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Because I Love You Parent Support Groups

 

Cocaine Anonymous of Minnesota

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

651-251-5054

 

Emotions Anonymous

651-647-9712

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Family and Friends of Meth Users (Waverly)

 

Family-to-Family Support Groups

Support for families and friends of persons with mental illness.

 

Jewish Recovery Meetings

 

Minnesota Recovery Page

 

Minnesota Region of Narcotics Anonymous

 

NAMI Family Support Groups

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

 

Parent Support Network (Dakota County)

 

Parents Anonymous

651-487-2111 Twin Cities

 

Parents of Murdered Children - Minnesota Hope

651-484-0336

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide

 


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