Are you the parent of a youth in crisis?
There is help available. Even if you feel desparate or alone, it’s never too late – or too early – to reach out for some assistance.
Child & Adolescent Action Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness: For Parents, Caregivers & Youth
Provides links to discussion groups, support programs, a free online magazine, fact sheets, tips and advice.
A family guide: Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families need to know about evidence-based practices (pdf via NAMI CAAC above). http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=child_and_teen_support&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=47656
Trauma and Abuse
The National Child Traumatic Services Network tells you where to find help for trauma and abuse.
Substance Abuse Issues
Helping Parents Deal with Teen Substance Abuse
The Partnership at Drugfree.org: www.drugfree.org The Partnership at Drugfree.org is a drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource, existing to help parents and caregivers effectively address alcohol and drug abuse with their teens and young adults.
The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Guide
Asking for help when it comes to addiction or mental health issues is never an easy task, nor is navigating the realm of treatment options.
Treatment4Addiction.com (T4A) can be your guide assisting in the sometimes complicated mission of seeking out help for you or someone that you love currently struggling with substance abuse or serious to moderate physiological conditions.
What Research Says about Parent Involvement in Children's Education
From the Michigan Department of Education.
Four-page fact sheet on what research into academic achievement has shown, including proven methods to help your child get the most out of his or her education.
Parenting Help for Education, Schools, and Life
Great Schools: Involved parents. Successful Kids. www.greatschools.org
Topics vary from bullying, health, homework assistance, social trends in schools, learning difficulties, and behavior & discipline. Covers all age groups from preschool through college.
GreatSchools is a national nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and guide parents to become effective champions of their children's education at home and in their communities.
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