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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

702-385-2662

Programs include group home for adolescent girls, counseling, and referrals to other community resources.

 

Children's Behavioral Services

775-688-1600

Offers numerous programs in Reno to help children (birth to 18) and their parents.

 

Clark County Family Law Self-Help Center

702-455-1500

Legal information and resources to self-represented individuals in divorce, annulment, child custody, visitation rights, child support.

 

Family Support Council of Douglas County

775-782-8692

Free services include parenting classes, domestic violence/sexual assault prevention and intervention, mediation and conflict resolution.

 

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.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

South Lake Tahoe Area Community Services

 

Tahoe Youth and Family Services

530-541-8500 24 Hour

Professional, confidential, and affordable help for youth at risk for running away, truancy, dropping out of school, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, teen pregnancy, depression and suicide, gang involvement and delinquent behavior.

 

Washoe County District Health Department

 

 


 

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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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NEVADA INFORMATION

 

 

11 Percent of Nevada Students Polled Have Tried to Kill Themselves

Commission Examines Suicide in Nevada

Nevada has the highest suicide rate in the country, and it's the only state with more annual suicides than car crash deaths.  Visit Teen Suicide.

 

 

Addiction: A Family Disease

Drugs & Drug Abuse in Nevada

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

 

Coming of Age in Nevada (pdf)

Emancipation in Nevada

Visit Adolescence.

 

 

GED in Nevada

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Missing Children in Nevada

Find Erik Haakon Buran

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Nevada Sex Offender Registry

Nevada's Guidelines & Procedures for Community Notification of Adult Sex Offenders (pdf)

Las Vegas Metro PD Sex Offender site

Sharp increase noted in child sex offenses in Las Vegas area

Human trafficking in Las Vegas

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

 

 

Report on the Mental Health Crisis in Southern Nevada (pdf)

Visit Personality Disorders.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

NAMI of Nevada (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

702-341-6019

1-877-324-2002

Helping people with mental illness and their families in coping with the devastation of the illness.  Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

NAMI of Southern Nevada

702-258-1618

1-877-324-2002

Families of persons experiencing serious mental illness can receive information  and emotional support from the help-line and the various support groups.

 

Nevada Check Up

775-684-3777
1-800-360-6044

Provides low-cost comprehensive health care coverage to uninsured children (birth to 18) who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.  Visit Family Health.

 

Nevada Child Seekers

702-458-7009 Las Vegas

775-323-5590 Reno

1-877-566-5437

Services include providing a networking system for the identification of missing children, crisis counseling to parents and children, sponsoring education and prevention programs, and most importantly, aiding in locating missing and abducted children.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center

1-888-349-3843

Nevada's federally mandated protection and advocacy system for the human, legal, and service rights for individuals with disabilities.  Visit Special Education.

 

Nevada Missing Children Clearinghouse

702-486-3539

Over 900,000 children in the U.S. are reported missing each year.  Of these, over 6,000 are reported missing from Nevada.  NMCC works to prevent the disappearance of Nevada's children and bring Nevada's missing children home. Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

We Can, Inc.

702-368-1533

Child abuse prevention services for Nevada families, including parenting, training, family visiting, child safety information, parent support groups, public awareness and outreach, advocacy, research-based prevention education and training for professionals.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

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

 

Nevada AIDS Information Line

1-800-842-2437

 

Nevada Crisis Line

1-877-885-4673

 

Nevada Missing Children Hotline

702-486-3539

 

Nevada Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Report Child Abuse or Neglect in Nevada

1-800-992-5757

702-399-0081  Clark

775-328-2300  Washoe

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 


BOOKS

 

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SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4AL-ANON

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Nevada

 

AA - Las Vegas

702-598-1888  24 Hour

 

Alcoholics Victorious Support Groups

 

Anxiety Disorders Self-Help Support Groups

 

Bereaved Parents (Nevada)

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

1-800-898-9985

 

Cocaine Anonymous

 

Cocaine Anonymous - Northern Nevada

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

 

Divorced and Widowed Adjustment of Las Vegas

702-735-5544 24 Hour

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Eating Disorders Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Marijuana Anonymous Support Meetings

1-800-766-6779

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - East Las Vegas

702-898-8111

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Sierra Sage Region

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) - Southern Nevada

702-369-3362  24 Hour

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

1-800-310-3001

 

Parents Anonymous

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide

 

Survivors of Incest Anonymous



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