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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian program for young men, ages 16-19

417-546-4171

 

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs in South Carolina

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Butterfly House

803-284-5042  Blackville

Free Christian residential program for pregnant teens.

 

Community Mental Health Centers in South Carolina

 

Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons

803-649-0480 24 Hour

803-641-4162 24 Hour

Emergency safe house, sexual assault program, counseling services for the abuser.

 

Family Service Center

1-800-922-5651

803-733-5450

Multi-service agency whose services include individual and family counseling, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and family life enrichment workshops for Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, Sumter, Florence, and York Counties.

 

Imagine That

864-582-7588

Improvisational theatre troupe consisting of high-school students that performs throughout Spartanburg County and South Carolina, and addresses social issues to youth and adults.

 

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.

 

Keystone Substance Abuse Services

803-324-1800

Services for individuals and families in York County.

 

LowcountryHELP.org

Resource guide to Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

 

Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas

1-800-HELPING

Child and family service agency that provides family counseling and residential youth programs.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Parent Training and Resource Center

Support and training to families accessing special education services for their children with disabilities.

 

Programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth with emotional and/or behavioral disorders

 

Programs for Young Adults, 18 and Over

 

South Carolina Family Violence Intervention Agencies and Programs

 

South Carolina Youth Challenge Academy

Free academic, life skills, and vocational program offered by the National Guard to youth, ages 16-18, who have dropped out of school, are free of illegal drugs, and who wish to make a positive change in their lives.

 

York Place

803-684-8005

An Episcopal church home and residential treatment facility for children, ages 6-12, with serious emotional problems.

 

 


 

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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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SOUTH CAROLINA INFORMATION

 

 

Children and the Law (pdf)

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Consumerís Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in South Carolina

Visit Family Health.

 

 

FDA urges monitoring for antidepressant users

Visit Teen Depression.

 

 

GED Information for South Carolina

South Carolina School Attendance Laws

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Glamorizing Self-Injury is Madness

Visit Self-Injury.

 

 

Education for Children with Disabilities

Practical Guide to Services in South Carolina for Persons with Severe, Lifelong Disabilities

 

 

Learning to Read in South Carolina

Visit Teaching and Learning.

 

 

School Violence Awareness Program

Visit Characteristics of Youth Who Have Caused School-Related Violence.

 

 

South Carolina Anti-Bullying Law

Visit What Should Parents and Teachers Know About Bullying?

 

 

South Carolina Prevents Online Clearinghouse

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

 

South Carolina Registry of Missing Children

Spotlight skips cases of missing minorities

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

South Carolina Sex Offenders

PROTECT Calls Upon SC Prosecutor to Explain Plea Bargain for Sex Offender

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect

and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

South Carolina Slides Back to 45th Among States in Child Well-Being

Visit Family Health.

 

 

Young Adults in South Carolina

Visit Adolescence.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse

1-800-868-2632 24-Hour

843-770-1070  24-Hour

Prevents domestic violence through education and care for individuals and families of Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper and Hampton counties.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual.

 

Federation of Families of South Carolina

1-800-375-9894

Through support networks, educational materials, publications, conferences, workshops and other activities, the Federation provides many avenues of support for families of children with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric disorders.  Visit Teen Behavior Problems and Behavioral Disorders.

 

Greenville Council for the Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

864-467-3310

Visit Teen Sexual Behaviors: Issues and Concerns.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina

The association serves parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities.  Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

Mental Health Association in South Carolina

803-779-6363

1-800-375-9894

Promotes mental health and  prevents mental disorders through education, advocacy, research, and support.

 

NAMI - South Carolina

803-733-9591

1-800-788-5131

Support, education, and advocacy for families and friends of people with serious mental illness, and for persons with serious mental illness.

 

Partners for Healthy Children

1-888-549-0820

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

 

Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina

803-733-5430

Dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect of children in South Carolina.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual.

 

Pro Parents of South Carolina

1-800-759-4776
803-772-5688

Provides information and training about education to families of children with all types of disabilities and to professionals.  Visit Special Education.

 

Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities

803-782-0639 Columbia

1-866-275-7273

Information and referral, legal representation, education and outreach for people with disabilities in South Carolina.  Visit Special Education.

 

South Carolina Autism Society

1-800-438-4790

Information and support to enable all children and adults in South Carolina who have autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) to reach their maximum potential.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

803-771-7700

Visit Teen Sexual Behaviors: Issues and Concerns.

 

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

1-800-260-9293

Advocacy, education, and social reform.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

South Carolina SHARE

803-739-5712

1-800-832-8032

Self-help consumer organization.  Visit Self-Help and Support Groups.

 

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

803-750-1200

Education and advocacy for all victims of crime and those who serve them.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs

1-888-376-4636

SC state agency that serves persons with mental retardation, autism, head and spinal cord injury and conditions related to each of these four disabilities.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

Spartanburg 'Stop The Violence' Collaboration

864-577-0699

Prevents violence through through education, community organizing, development, and revitalization.  Visit Teen Violence.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

Foster Children's Helpline

1-888-722-2580

 

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

 

Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault

843-669-4600 24 Hour

1-800-273-1820 24 Hour

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

South Carolina AIDS Hotline

1-800-322-2437

 

South Carolina Missing Children Hotline

1-800-322-4453

 

South Carolina School Violence Hotline

1-888-NO-BULLY

 

South Carolina Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Teen Line

1-800-852-8336

 

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

 

 

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

Susan Rose Blauner

Best Price $2.99
or Buy New $11.86

Blauner, a survivor of multiple suicide attempts, offers guidance and hope for those contemplating ending their lives ó 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 South Carolina

 

AA - Grand Strand Area

843-445-7119 24 Hour

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Autism Support Groups in South Carolina

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Compassionate Friends of Greenville

864-244-6339

864-288-8342

 

Compassionate Friends - Myrtle Beach

 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Jewish Recovery Meetings

 

Marijuana Anonymous

1-800-766-6779

 

Mental Health Support

 

Narcotics Anonymous -- Carolina Region

1-888-370-6262

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overeaters Anonymous

 

Overcomers Outreach

1-800-310-3001

 

Parents Anonymous of South Carolina

 

SC Autism Support Groups

 

Spartanburg Support Groups

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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