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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

 

Autism Resources in West River Area

 

Children's Care Hospital & School

605-782-2379

1-800-584-9294 X2379

Residential services, day school, and summer school programs for special needs children.  Children (up to age 21)  in the Challenging Behavior program are diagnosed with autism, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and/or ADHD.

 

Community Mental Health Centers in South Dakota

 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Centers in South Dakota

 

HIV/AIDS Resources in South Dakota

 

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.

 

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota

605-357-0100
1-800-568-2401

Individual and family counseling, mentoring programs, rural ministry, residential programs for abused and neglected children and youth.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

Resource Guide for People with Disabilities

 

South Dakota Council of Mental Health Centers

605-224-0123

Eleven community health centers that provide behavioral health services to South Dakota residents statewide.

 

South Dakota STD Clinics

 

South Dakota Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

 

 


 

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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.


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SOUTH DAKOTA INFORMATION

 

 

Adolescent Suicide: Information for Adults Who Care (pdf)

Youth Suicide in South Dakota (pdf)

Visit Teen Suicide.

 

 

As You Turn 18

Visit Adolescence.

 

 

Autism Handbook

Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

 

Child abuse, neglect cases on the rise

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in South Dakota

How to Get Health Insurance Coverage (pdf)

Health Insurance: Is Your Child Covered? (pdf)

Visit Family Health.

 

 

The Family Meeting (pdf)

Visit Parenting Teens.

 

 

GED in South Dakota

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Helping Children and Adolescents Deal with Grief (pdf)

Visit Grief and Bereavement.

 

 

Law and Youth

South Dakota Laws Regarding Minors

Student Rights and Responsibilities (pdf)

South Dakota Juvenile Justice System (pdf)

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

'Meth Mouth' Costs County

Visit Methamphetamine.

 

 

Missing Persons in South Dakota

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Preventing Internet Crimes Against Children

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

 

Safe Schools of South Dakota

Student Rights and Responsibilities (pdf)

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

 

 

School Height and Weight Report for South Dakota Students, 2003-2004 School Year (pdf)

Visit Moms! Help Your Overweight Daughter.

 

 

Shared Parenting Guidelines

Visit Stepfamilies and Co-Parenting.

 

 

South Dakota Sex Offenders

Aberdeen Sex Offenders

Lincoln County Sex Offenders

Sioux Falls and Minnehaha Sex Offenders

Spearfish Sex Offenders

Sturgis Sex Offenders

Visit Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

Special Education in South Dakota

Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Visit Special Education.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

Abstinence Clearinghouse

605-335-3643

Educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials.  Visit Teen Sexual Behaviors.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of South Dakota

1-888-388-5553

Visit Learning Disabilities.

 

NAMI South Dakota

1-800-551-2531
605-697-7210

Self-help, volunteer organization comprised of family members and friends of persons with serious mental illnesses as well as people who have those illnesses themselves.  Visit Personality Disorders.

 

South Dakota Advocacy Services

1-800-658-4782

605-224-8294

Protects and advocates the rights of South Dakotans with disabilities through legal, administrative, and other remedies.  Visit Special Education.

 

South Dakota Children's Health Insurance Program

1-800-305-3064

CHIP provides health insurance coverage to uninsured children under age 19 whose family income is up to 200% of the federal poverty level.   Visit Family Health.

 

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

1-800-572-9196

1-888-728-3275

Coalition building, public education, policy development, and advocacy.  Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect.

 

South Dakota Parent Connection

1-800-640-4553

605-361-3171  Sioux Falls

Information and assistance for families of children with disabilities.  Visit Special Education.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

 

Aberdeen Poison Control

605-622-5678

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

Helpline South Dakota

2-1-1

605-339-4357

 

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 or Neglect in South Dakota

 

South Dakota AIDS Hotline

1-800-592-1861

 

South Dakota Domestic Abuse Hotline

1-800-430-SAFE

 

South Dakota Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

 


BOOKS

 

 

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

 

 

Boundaries with Teens

John Townsend

Best Price $10.03
or Buy New $11.69

 

 

How to Really Parent Your Teenager

Ross Campbell

Best Price $3.64
or Buy New $11.89

 

 


SUPPORT

 

 

Self-Help and Support Groups

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4AL-ANON

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

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

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Marijuana Anonymous

1-800-766-6779

 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in South Dakota

1-888-334-1597

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach

1-800-310-3001

 

Parents Anonymous

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide



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