Are you the parent of a youth in crisis?

There is help available. Even if you feel desperate or alone, it’s never too late – or too early – to reach out for some assistance.

Behavior Issues

Child & Adolescent Action Center

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides links to discussion groups, support programs, a free online magazine, fact sheets, tips and advice.

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 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. was developed by bringing together experts in substance misuse treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. Through this important resource, individuals can hear stories from people with similar experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance misuse, and locate support.

The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Guide

American Addiction Centers: 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.

American Addiction Centers (AAC) 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.

Educational Issues

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.

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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