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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

BONNEVILLE CANYON

Life skills learning center for young male adults, ages 18 and over

1-866-800-9517

 

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Community Health Organizations

 

Community Mental Health Centers in Rhode Island

 

Friends Way

401-884-0200

Helps and supports children, ages 3-19, and their families mourn a loved one in a safe, supportive environment.

 

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Services in Rhode Island

 

Job Corps

1-800-733-5627

Free residential program for young men and women, ages 16-24, that empowers youth to take responsibility for their employability through the integration of vocational skills and academic achievement.

 

Juvenile Firesetters Program

401-765-2500

Woonsocket Fire Department has the only in-depth Firesetter Program in the northern part of Rhode Island, and 1 of only 3 such programs in the State.

 

New England Job Corps

1-800-97-BEGIN

Job Training, Academic Training, Skills Training

for young adults, 16-24.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

ParentLink

This website connects Rhode Island parents of pre-teens and teens with classes and workshops, activities, and services in their area.

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

Providence Community Resource Network

Searchable database of organizations and programs in Providence.

 

Providence Youth Opportunities Guide

Directory of after-school and summer programs for Providence youth, ages 10-20.

 

Resource Guide for Families with Special Needs Children (pdf)

 

Rhode Island Children's Crusade for Higher Education

401-854-5500

Program to help low-income students do well in school and prepare for college. Students enroll in the third grade and remain in the Crusade until high school graduation. Crusaders make a promise to avoid alcohol, drugs, early parenthood and problems with the law. Those who work to keep the pledge, graduate high school and financially qualify receive college scholarship assistance.

 

Rhode Island's Mental Health System

Listing of agencies, mental health services, and support programs.

 

Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island

1-800-494-8100

Intervention, treatment, education and prevention.

 

STD Testing and Treatment

The Whitmarsh STD Clinic in Providence provides free screening and treatment services for all sexually transmitted diseases.  All services are strictly confidential.

 


 

WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS,

YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER

WILL SUCCEED

IN MATH AND SCIENCE

 

AGMS book cover

 

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

 


Sponsored Links

 

 

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.


Sponsored Links

 

 


RHODE ISLAND INFORMATION

 

 

Autism in Rhode Island

Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

 

The Basics of School Bullying

Rhode Island Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

GED in Rhode Island

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Kid's Rights Handbook: A Guide to Legal Issues Affecting Youth in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Statutes on Delinquent and Dependent Children

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Overweight and Obesity in Rhode Island (pdf)

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 

Rape in Rhode Island: One in Eight (pdf)

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Rhode Island

Children and Domestic Violence

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Rhode Island Sex Offenders

Sins of the Past

All sex offenders are not registered

Rhode Island Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect

and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

Special Education State Regulations (pdf)

Visit Special Education.

 

 

Students with Attentional Disorders: Meeting Their Needs - A Guide for Schools and Families (pdf)

Visit ADD/ADHD.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

The Asperger's Association of New England

617-527-2894

Organization made up of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, their families, friends, and professionals that provide a variety of programs and services, including support groups.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island

401-461-6599

Education, advocacy, and support.  Visit Family Health.

 

Mental Health Association in Rhode Island

401-726-2285

Promotes mental health, prevent mental illness, and improve mental health services through advocacy, education, and research.  Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

NAMI Rhode Island

401-331-3060

Support to people with mental illness and their friends or family members, education for  professionals and the public about mental illness, and advocacy for improved services for all people with mental illness. Visit Teen Depression.

 

Parent Support Network of Rhode Island

401-467-6855

1-800-483-8844

Supports families with children who are at risk or have serious behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health challenges through education, advocacy, and support.  Visit Conduct Disorder.

 

Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island

401-728-7920

Education, advocacy and public awareness activities.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

401-467-9940

Providing leadership on the issue of domestic violence.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Rhode Island Disability Law Center

401-831-3150

Provides free legal assistance to persons with disabilities.  Services include individual representation to protect rights or secure benefits and services; self-help information; educational programs; and administrative and legal advocacy.  Visit Special Education.

 

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

401-351-9400

Statewide children's policy organization that provides information on child well-being, stimulates dialogue on children's issues, and promotes accountability and action to improve the health, education, safety, and economic security of Rhode Island's children.

 

Rhode Island Missing Children Clearinghouse

401-444-1124 24 Hour

An investigative, informational, and referral service available to the citizens of the State of Rhode Island maintained and operated by the Rhode Island State Police.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

Rhode Island Parent Information Network

1-800-464-3399

Supports parents to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become equal partners in  advocacy and education for their children.  Visit Parenting Teens.

 

RIte Care

1-800-346-1004

Free or low-cost health insurance coverage for Rhode Island children, 18 and younger.  Visit Family Health.

 

Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center of Rhode Island

401-421-4100

Resource for victims of sexual assault and their families, as well as for those who are seeking information about issues relating to sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and other violent crimes.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

Tourette Syndrome Association of Rhode Island

401-301-9980

Support and education to families with TS.  Visit Tourette Syndrome.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

Family Health Information Line
1-800-942-7434

 

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

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Report Child Abuse in Rhode Island

1-800-RI-CHILD

1-800-742-4453

 

Rhode Island Missing Children Hotline

401-444-1124

 

Rhode Island Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

Victims of Crime Helpline

1-800-494-8100

 

 


BOOKS

 

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

 

 

 

Boundaries with Teens

John Townsend

 

 

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

Susan Rose Blauner

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).

 

 


SUPPORT

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4AL-ANON

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Rhode Island

401-438-8860

1-800-439-8860

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Asperger Syndrome Support Group

 

Because I Love You Parent Support Group

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

1-800-898-9985

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Jewish Recovery Meetings

 

Marijuana Anonymous Support Meetings

1-800-766-6779

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach Meeting Locations

1-800-310-3001

 

Parent Support Groups in Rhode Island

 

Parents Anonymous

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide

 

Support Groups in the Newport Area

 

Support Groups in the Providence Area

 

Tourette Syndrome Support Groups



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