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SCHOOLS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES

 

 

1-866-620-1418

 

 

Boarding Schools and Programs for Troubled Teens

 

Comprehensive Clinic

801-378-7759

Brigham Young University offers the Mental Health Clinic, Audiology Clinic, Speech and Language Clinic, LDS Family Services, and parenting groups.

 

Cornerstone Counseling Center

801-355-2846

Services include adolescent substance abuse treatment, outpatient treatment for children and youth exposed to domestic violence, after-school programs, and life skills training.  Located in Salt Lake City.

 

Intermountain Specialized Abuse Treatment Center

Prevention and treatment of child abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, and related issues through comprehensive outpatient programs.  Locations throughout Utah.

 

Jewish Family Services of Salt Lake City

801-581-1330

Social service organization promoting the well-being and social welfare to all families and individuals without regard to religion.

 

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.

 

Local Health Departments in Utah

 

Lolie Eccles Teen Home & Children's Center

801-537-8600

Residential care and support services to homeless pregnant or parenting teens and their babies in order to help teen mothers achieve self-sufficiency and develop healthy lifestyles.

 

Outdoor Programs and Summer Camps

 

Programs for Youth, 18 and Older

 

Rape Recovery Center

1-888-421-1100

The only free intervention crisis counseling service for sexual assault victims in Salt Lake City.

 

Southwest Center

1-800-574-6763

Mental health and substance abuse services for southern Utah include youth outpatient services, parent education and therapy, and adolescent substance abuse services.

 

Tattoo Removal Program

801-743-5864

The Salt Lake Area Gang Project and the University of Utah Medical Center coordinate this program that allows former gang members to finalize their break with the gang lifestyle.

 

Utah Online Directory of Community Health and Human Services

Extensive database of programs and services throughout Utah.

 

Utah Parents

Directory of parenting resources.

 

Utah Youth Village

801-272-9980

Offers parenting programs, therapy, and residential care to troubled teens  in therapeutic family homes and in group homes.

 

Valley Mental Health

801-483-5444 24 Hour

Community mental health and substance abuse treatment centers; serving Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties.

 

Wasatch Mental Health

801-373-7393

Comprehensive community mental health center, offering an array of programs and services for children, teens and adults.  Includes youth outpatient, day treatment, and short-term shelter.

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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UTAH INFORMATION

 

 

Forces of Habit: Addiction Tough to Beat

Visit Drugs and Teen Substance Abuse.

 

 

Generation Meth

Visit Methamphetamine.

 

 

Graffiti: That Writing on the Wall

Salt Lake County Graffiti Removal Program

Visit Gangs: Awareness, Prevention, Intervention.

 

 

Laws and Consequences (pdf)

The Juvenile Court in Utah

Frequently Asked Questions about Juveniles

Visit When Your Teen is in Trouble with the Law.

 

 

Missing Children in Utah

Find Debra Lee Frost

Find Douglas Plummer

Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

 

Special Education Rules

Visit Special Education.

 

 

Teen Heroin Use Grows in Utah

Visit Heroin Abuse and Addiction.

 

 

Toxic Utah: Paying the Price

Visit Family Health.

 

 

Utah GED Information

Visit Youth Who Drop Out.

 

 

Utah Sex Offender Registry

Utah Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification

Teens and Sex: Utah Laws (doc)

Utah Child Abuse Rising

Child on Child Abuse

Child Porn: Utah's Ugly Secret

Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect

and Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

 

Utah Standards for Residential Treatment Programs

Visit Schools and Programs.

 

 


ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

Autism Society of Utah

801-583-7049

Education and support to families and professionals who live and work with individuals with autism.  Visit Asperger Syndrome.

 

Brain Injury Association of Utah

801-484-2240

1-800-281-8442

Prevention, research, education and advocacy.

 

Child Abuse Prevention Center of Utah

801-393-3366 Ogden

801-532-3404 SLC

Provides child abuse prevention programs and information to children, families and professionals in many Utah communities.   Visit Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual.

 

Disability Law Center

1-800-662-9080

Protects the rights of people with disabilities in Utah.  Visit Special Education.

 

Mental Health Association in Utah

801-596-3705

Nonprofit organization that serves as an advocate for mental health issues and is committed to public education.  Visit Teen Depression.

 

NAMI Utah

801-323-9900

1-877-230-NAMI

Information and helpful referral on all aspects of mental illness.  Visit Bipolar Disorder.

 

Safe Drinking Water Coalition

801-492-0217

801-221-5815

801-765-1995

Fluoridation of drinking water is a matter of public safety for Utah citizens. This toxic chemical has been linked with increased lead absorption, learning disabilities, attention disorders, hyperactivity, behavior problems, mottled teeth, decreased fertility, bone loss, thyroid cancer, and decreased I.Q.  Visit Family Health.

 

Utah Children's Health Insurance Program

1-888-222-2542

Low-cost or free health insurance for children, under the age of 19.  Visit Family Health.

 

Utah Education Network

801-581-2999

1-800-866-5852

Access to statewide electronic network and systems for delivery of educational services that improve the quality of student achievement, communications, and efficiency of services.  Visit Working with Youth and Their Families.

 

Utah Family Center

801-266-6166

Statewide organization that includes an administrative center located in Salt Lake City and six satellite centers that work to strengthen partnerships among family, school and community to address the whole child.  Visit Parenting Teens.

 

Utah Federation for Youth

801-468-0699

Provides support and opportunities with and for young people to improve hope and skills and prevent substance abuse and violent behavior through community action, mentoring experiences, and peer support.  Visit Adolescence.

 

Utah Foster Care Foundation

801-994-5205
1-877-505-KIDS

Advocacy and support for all foster/adoptive/kinship families in Utah.  Read Parenting the Adopted Adolescent.

 

Utah Missing Persons Clearinghouse

1-888-770-6477

Parents should inform their local county police prior to contacting the Clearinghouse.  Police or other searching agencies should contact the Clearinghouse directly.  Visit Runaways and Missing Children.

 

Utah Network on Juveniles Offending Sexually

Works to increase the professional field of knowledge and to establish a continuum of services for juvenile sexual perpetrators.  Visit Adolescent Sex Offenders.

 

Utah Parent Center

1-800-468-1160

Statewide organization that provides training, information, referral, and assistance to parents of children and youth with all disabilities, including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral, and emotional.  Visit Behavior Problems and Behavioral Disorders.

 

Utah State Division of Child and Family Services

Offers help regarding adoption, child abuse prevention, domestic violence, and foster care, including services for runaway, homeless and ungovernable youth and their families.

HOTLINES AND HELPLINES

 

Child Pornography Tipline

1-800-843-5678

 

ChildhelpUSA

Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD

1-800-422-4453

 

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

 

Toll-Free Numbers for Health Information

 

Utah Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline

1-800-678-9399

 

Utah Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

 

Wasatch Crisis Line

801-373-7393

 

 


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
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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
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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

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in Utah

 

AA Salt Lake City Area

 

Al-Anon and Alateen: Getting In Touch

1-888-4AL-ANON

 

Anxiety Disorder Self-Help Support Groups

 

Because I Love You Parent Support Group

 

Brain Injury Support Groups

 

Co-Anon Family Groups

1-800-898-9985

 

Cocaine Anonymous of Utah

801-626-2652 Ogden

801-493-7879 Salt Lake

435-645-2431 Summit Co

 

CoDependents Anonymous

 

Compassionate Friends Chapters

1-877-969-0010

 

Dual Recovery Anonymous

 

Emotions Anonymous

 

Families Anonymous

1-800-736-9805

 

Marijuana Anonymous

1-800-766-6779

 

Narcotics Anonymous in Utah

 

OCD Support Groups

 

Overcomers Outreach

1-800-310-3001

 

Parents Anonymous in Utah

 

Stepfamily Association of America Local Chapters

 

Support Groups for Survivors of Suicide

 

Utah County Support Groups (pdf)



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