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A guide to realizing if

your child is at-risk, displaying 

self-destructive behaviors, and

needs your help and intervention.

 

 

 

 Child Behavior

Call Now!   1-866-620-1418

Learn more how Total Transformation, an at-home program for parents, can help your troubled and struggling teen and heal your family

 

 

How can I help my ADDICTED TEEN?

 

Will being ADOPTED make adolescence harder for my child?

 

How can I deal with the ANGER

 in our family?

 

Is my teen's BEHAVIOR just normal teenage rebellion?

 

What do parents and teachers need to know about BULLYING?

 

What is EMOTIONAL ABUSE?

 

How can I help my OVERWEIGHT daughter?

 

Help!  My teen is a RUNAWAY

 

My teen is cutting.  What do I need to know about SELF-INJURY?

 

What is 'normal' teen SEXUAL BEHAVIOR and what is cause for concern?

 

What makes a STRONG FAMILY?

 

 

 

 

 

Family Help in TEXAS

Programs & Services in Texas

 

Texas Information  -  Hotlines & Helplines

Programs & Services  -  Helping Resources in Texas

 

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 listed on the Family Help pages and throughout the Focus website 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, self-help groups, and your place of worship.

 

NEXT:  Helping Resources in Texas

 

 

Texas Information  -  Helping Resources in Texas

Life Coaching  -  Counseling & Therapy  -  Self-Help & Support Groups

 

 

Practical Help, Real Answers

for Adoptive & Foster Parents

The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide: Help Your Child Heal From Trauma & Loss

Learn more >>

 

 

Hotlines & Helplines

 

Austin Gang Hotline

512-974-8610

 

Austin Travis County Hotline

512-472-4357

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

Collin County Crisis Line

972-985-0951

1-800-866-RAPE

 

Crisis Hotline Houston

713-HOTLINE

 

Gamblers' Help Line

1-800-522-4700

 

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

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

1-866-331-9474

 

Poison Help

1-800-222-1222

 

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE

 

Special Education Hotline

1-800-252-9668

 

Texas Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-252-5400

 

Texas Children's Parent Medical Advice Line
832-824-1777

 

Texas Hepatitis Helpline
1-866- 4-HEPABC

 

Texas HIV/STD Info Line

1-800-299-2437

 

Texas Runaway Hotline

1-888-580-HELP

1-888-580-4357

 

Texas Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Texas Underage Drinking Hotline

1-888-843-8222

 

Texas Youth Hotline

1-800-210-2278

 

 

 

SHELTERWOOD

Christian therapeutic boarding school

for teen boys and girls,

with year-round enrollment

1-800-584-5005

 

 

FUTURE MEN

Christian residential program

for young men, ages 16-20

417-546-4171

 

 

ACADEMY AT SISTERS

Therapeutic boarding school

for girls, ages 13-18

Watch the video!

1-800-910-0412

 

 

BONNEVILLE CANYON RETREAT

Life skills learning centers in Maine

for young men & women, ages 17 and over

1-866-800-9517

 

Programs & Services in Texas

 

 

 

Al-Anon and Alateen in Texas

12-step support for families and friends of alcoholics. Visit Alcohol & Teen Drinking.

 

Austin Area Guide to Information and Support Services (pdf)

 

Austin Child Guidance Center

512-451-2242

Individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric and psychological evaluations. outdoor experiential activities, parent education; and professional training.  Visit Counseling & Therapy.

   

Brazos County Rape Crisis Center

979-731-1000

Counseling, support groups for adults sexually abused/molested as children, sexually abused teens, anonymous and confidential support across the Internet.  Visit Abuse: Sexual.

 

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Affiliates 

1-800-657-7124

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.

 

Christian Homes

325-677-2205  Abilene

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.

 

Covenant House Texas

713-523-2231

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.

 

Domestic Violence Service Directory in Texas

Visit Abuse.

 

Elizabeth Home

972-709-3470 Duncanville

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.

 

Grandparents Support in Texas

Visit Self-Help & Support Groups.

 

Heartlight Christian Boarding School

903-668-2173  Longview

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.

 

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.  Visit Dropouts.

 

Promise House, Inc.

214-941-8578

Youth residential care, prevention/ intervention and treatment services, and community advocacy in Dallas.

 

Seaborne ChalleNGe Corps

1-866-SEA-BORN

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.

 

Serenity High

469-742-7830

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.

 

Sex Offender Treatment Providers

Visit Abuse: Sexual.

 

Speak Up Texas

1-877-325-8789

Free individual at-home training for Texas with speech-related disabilities and in-office training support for professionals.  Visit Special Education.

 

Texas Baptist Children's Home

 

Texas Programs for Batterers

Visit Abuse: Physical.

 

Texas Rape Crisis Centers

Visit Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

 

Victim Support Resources in Houston (pdf)

Visit Teen Violence.

 

YWCA of Greater Austin

512-326-1222

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.

 

Focus Adolescent Services