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What do parents and teachers need to know about BULLYING?
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Christian therapeutic boarding school
for teen boys and girls,
with year-round enrollment
Christian residential program
for young men, ages 16-20
Therapeutic boarding school
for girls, ages 13-18
Life skills learning centers in Maine
for young men & women, ages 17 and over
12-step support for families and friends of alcoholics. Visit Alcohol & Teen Drinking.
Individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric and psychological evaluations. outdoor experiential activities, parent education; and professional training. Visit Counseling & Therapy.
Counseling, support groups for adults sexually abused/molested as children, sexually abused teens, anonymous and confidential support across the Internet. Visit Abuse: Sexual.
Provides homes, education, vocational instruction and religious training to boys and girls who are in need of social development, moral guidance, and educational motivation. Includes Boys Ranch, near Amarillo, Texas; Girlstown, U.S.A., near Whiteface, Texas; and Cal Farley's Family Program, near Borger, Texas. Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools and Programs.
1-800-592-4725 24 Hour
Full maternity care and adoption counseling to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Offers adoption services, operates a free maternity home, and works with girls throughout Texas and Oklahoma who do not wish to relocate to Abilene, but want the services of a Christian adoption agency. Visit Teen Sexual Behavior.
1-800-999-9999 24 Hour
Emergency shelter, crisis intervention, transitional housing and community-based services to homeless, runaway, "throwaway," and at-risk youth under the age of 21.
Christian maternity home that provides a warm and loving environment, free of charge, to young women facing a crisis pregnancy. Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools and Programs.
Visit Self-Help & Support Groups.
Located in eastern Texas on a beautiful 100-acre campus, Heartlight offers a safe and encouraging short-term living environment specifically designed to bring about positive change in the teenager's thinking and actions. Heartlight's approach is loving and non-threatening, building trust and relationships in a home-like relaxed atmosphere. Counseling, academics, 24/7 mentoring and supervision, optional Bible studies, and recreational activities are all part of the Heartlight program with parents and family actively involved. Heartlight also offers parenting workshops and conferences.
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. Visit Dropouts.
Youth residential care, prevention/ intervention and treatment services, and community advocacy in Dallas.
Voluntary 17-1/2 month residential program offering education, job training, and life skills for young adults, ages 16-18, who are drug free, non-adjudicated, and failing to meet educational potential. This is a program of the Texas National Guard and Texas A&M University at Galveston. Visit Free & Low-Cost Schools and Programs.
Safe haven for high school students returning from substance abuse treatment centers who are committed to achieving a high school diploma in a supportive, sober environment. Located in McKinney. Visit Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse.
Visit Abuse: Sexual.
Free individual at-home training for Texas with speech-related disabilities and in-office training support for professionals. Visit Special Education.
Residential programs for children and single-mother families, as well as community-based outreach and prevention programs.
Visit Abuse: Physical.
Visit Teen Violence.
Serves women and girls of Greater Austin and Travis County with mental health counseling, substance abuse services, wellness programs, and recreational and cultural activities. Visit Drugs & Teen Substance Abuse.
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