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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian program for young men, ages 16-19

Located in Missouri

417-546-4171

 

 

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Community Mental Health Centers

 

Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi

662-234-9929

1-800-230-9929

Family support services to the Oxford, Lafayette County and The University of Mississippi community.  Includes counseling, workshops, teen pregnancy prevention, mentoring, and 24-hour crisis intervention.

 

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.

 

Mississippi Job Corps Centers

1-800-733-JOBS

Residential academic and job-training programs for youth, ages 16-24.

 

Mississippi Mental Health Resources

Detailed information about local mental health service providers in Mississippi.

 

Mississippi Youth Challenge Program and Challenge Academy

1-800-507-6253

Preventive youth-at-risk program, targets unemployed drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, ages 16-18.  Core components of the program are citizenship, academic excellence (GED/high school diploma), life-coping skills, community service, health and hygiene, skills training, and physical training.  The residential phase is followed by a year-long mentoring relationship with a specially trained member from each youth's community.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

The Piney Woods School

601-845-2214

Boarding school that recognizes there are students, especially African-American students, who have the capability to make their lives extraordinary through excellence in education and the development of moral and ethical attitudes but do not have the opportunity to do so for financial or other reasons.  Students must be motivated to go to school, maintain at least a C-average, and be willing to abide by school rules.

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

 


 

WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS,

YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER

WILL SUCCEED

IN MATH AND SCIENCE CLASSES

 

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If you're a parent looking to help your son or daughter with his/her grade 7-12 math or science classes, click here.

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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MISSISSIPPI INFORMATION

 

 

Child Abuse in Mississippi

Child Abuse is Serious Problem in Mississippi

Child Abuse/Neglect Statistics 2004

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Consequences of Misconduct in School (pdf)

Visit Teen Behavior Problems.

 

 

Consumer's Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Mississippi

Visit Family Health.

 

 

Drugs & Drug Abuse in Mississippi

 

 

GED in Mississippi

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Handbook for Victims of Crime in Mississippi

Visit Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

 

Missing Children in Mississippi

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Mississippi Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

Mississippi Dyslexia Handbook (pdf)

Visit Learning Disabilities and Special Education.

 

 

Mississippi Sex Offender Registry

Mississippi Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

Harrison County Sex Offenders

600 sex offenders fail to register

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

 

 

Overview of Mississippi Youth Court Law

Youth Court in Jackson County

Care of Juvenile Offenders in Mississippi

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Promoting Abstinence

Visit Teen Sexual Behaviors.

 

 

The Weight of Obesity: Lessons from the Fattest State

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

Learning Disabilities Association of Mississippi

601-362-1667

Education, advocacy, and support.  Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

Mississippi Children's Health Insurance Program

1-877-543-7669

State health insurance program for uninsured children, under age 19, in families who do not have access to affordable health insurance.  Visit Family Health.

 

Mississippi Department of Mental Health - Substance Abuse Services

Statewide network of services that includes state-operated facilities, regional community mental health centers, and other nonprofit community-based programs.  Visit Heroin Abuse and Addiction.

 

Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System

601-981-8207

1-800-772-4057

Protects and advocates the rights of individuals with disabilities in Mississippi.  Visit Special Education.

 

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill -- Mississippi

1-800-357-0388

Grassroots organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for consumers of mental health services and their family members.  Visit Counseling and Therapy.

 

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area

601-366-6880

NCADD's mission is to increase awareness about the devastating effects of alcoholism and drug dependence of the individual, the family, and the community. NCADD provides the opportunity for recovery through information, education and support.  Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

Parent Partners

1-800-366-5707

Statewide Parent Training and Information project of the ARC/MS (Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities) funded through the United States Department of Education.  Parent Partners was established to provide information and training on The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Visit Special Education.

 

Safe and Orderly Schools

601-359-1028

Assists school districts and administrators develop comprehensive guidelines that will integrate all phases of violence prevention.  Visit Characteristics of Youth Who Have Caused School-Related Violent Deaths.

 

TEAAM - Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi

601-683-2061

Advocacy, education, and information about autism spectrum disorders.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child/Adult Abuse Hotline

1-800-222-8000

601-359-4991

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-Child

1-800-422-4453

 

Hotlines and Toll-Free Numbers in Mississippi

 

Mississippi 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

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

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

 


SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) in Mississippi

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4-AL-ANON

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Bereaved Parents (Jackson)

601-713-4357

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

1-800-826-3632

 

Disability Support Groups in Mississippi

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Marijuana Anonymous

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

1-800-310-3001

 

Overcomers Outreach - Meridian

 

Parents Anonymous in Mississippi

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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