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Abduction
Jimmy Ryce Center

Abuse/Neglect
Children’s Rights
Exploited Children’s Help Organization

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) / ADHD
About Kids Health
ADD Association
ADDitude
ADHD & You
alot Health
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention Magazine
Boystown
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Child Development Institute
Child Mind Institute
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Empowering Parents
Everyday Health
Healthline
Help for ADD
Help Guide
HelpGuide
Internet Special Education Resources
Kids Health
LD Online
Lifescript
Lifescript
Mayo Clinic
Medicine Net
Mental Health America
Nat’l Resource on ADHD
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health
National Resource Center on ADHD
Parenting Teens
Parents Medication Guide
Teen Mental Health
Teen Mental Health
US Nat’l Library of Medicine
Web MD
Young Men’s Health

Advocacy
National Youth Advocate Program

Anxiety
Anxiety
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Anxiety BC
Teen Mental Health
Worry Wise Kids

Attachment Disorders
Advanced Parenting for Challenging Children
Attach
Institute for Attachment and Child Development
Focus on the Family

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Happens
Bipolar Hope
Bipolar News
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Child Mind Institute
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Empowering Parents
Everyday Health
Healthline
Help Guide
Int’l Bipolar Foundation
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Mayo Clinic
Medicine Net
Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Institute of Mental Health
Parents Medication Guide
Teen Mental Health
Web MD

Bullying
About Kids Health
Boystown
Child Mind Institute
Empowering Parents
Everyday Health
Focus on the Family
Healthline
HelpGuide
Jeremiah Project 51
Kids Health
Lifescript
Mayo Clinic
Medicine Net
Mental Health America
Nat’l Institute of Mental Health
National Bullying Prevention Center
PACER
Parenting Teens
Reach Out
Stomp Out Bullying
Stop Bullying
Stop Bullying Now Foundation
Stop Cyberbullying
Very Well
Web MD

Bullying (online)
Empowering Parents
HelpGuide
HelpGuide
Troubled Teens
Very Well

Cutting
Adolescent Self Injury Foundation
Healthy Place
S.A.F.E. Alternatives
Self Injury Foundation
Teen Mental Health
To Write Love on Her Arms

Depression
About Kids Health
Anxiety and Depression Assn of America
Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)
Child Mind Institute
DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Dr Sarah Ravin
Empowering Parents
Erika’s Lighthouse
Everyday Health
Healthline
Healthy Children
HelpGuide
Int’l Bipolar Foundation
Kids Health
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
Lifescript
Mayo Clinic
Medicine Net
Mental Health America
Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Parenting Strategies
Parenting Teens
Parents Medication Guide
PsychCentral
Teen Mental Health
To Write Love on Her Arms
Troubled Teens
Ulifeline
Very Well
Web MD
Young Men’s Health
Youth Move National

Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse
About Kids Health
Action Family Foundation
Action Hotline
Al-Anon Family Groups
Alateen
Alateen
Alcoholics Anonymous
Balanced Mind Parents Network
Boystown
Child Mind Institute
CRC Health
D.A.R.E.
Dr Phil
Drug Abuse
Empowering Parents
Everyday Health
Healthline
Healthy Children
HelpGuide
Island Health
Kids Health
Kids Health
Lifescript
MADD
Medicine Net
Nar-Anon Family Groups
Narcotics Anonymous
Nat’l Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Nat’l Drug Info Treatment and Referral Hotline
Nat’l Institute of Mental Health
National Institute for Drug Addiction for Teens
Parenting Strategies
Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
SAHM Society for Adolescent Health and Medecine
SAMHSA Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Smart Recovery
Teen Challenge
Teens with Problems
Web MD
Young Men’s Health

Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia)
About Kids Health
Anorexia Nervosa & Related Eating Disorders
Avalon Hills Foundation
Binge Eating Disorder Association
CBS News
Child Mind Institute
CRC Health
Eating Disorder Referral/ Information Center
Eating Disorders Coalition
Eating Disorders Online
Empowering Parents
Everyday Health
FEAST Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders
Healthline
Healthy Children
HelpGuide
Huffington Post
Kids Health
Lifescript
Maudsley Parents
Mayo Clinic
Mirror Mirror
Nat’l Eating Disorders
Nat’l Eating Disorders Assn.
Nat’l Eating Disorders Collaboration
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
Overeaters Anonymous
Parenting Teens
SAHM Society for Adolescent Health and Medecine
Something Fishy
Web MD
Young Men’s Health

Medication Assistance
Needy Meds
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Medicine Program

Missing Children
A Child Is Missing Alert Program
Child Find of America
Child Watch of North America
Laura Recovery Center
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Nevada Child Seekers
The National Missing Children Organization, Inc.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Beyond OCD
International OCD Foundation
Teen Mental Health
Worry Wise Kids

Prostitution
Children of the Night

Runaways
Empowering Parents
Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness
Nat’l Runaway Safeline
Polly Klaas Foundation
United Action for Youth
Youth Crisis Center

Schizophrenia
Bipolar News
Teen Mental Health

Self Harm
Child Mind Institute
Everyday Health
Family Circle
Healthline
Kids Health
LA Times
Lifescript
Mayo Clinic
Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Newsweek
S.A.F.E. Alternatives hotline
Self
Teen Mental Health
US News & World Report
Web MD

Sexual Exploitation
Paul & Lisa, Inc

Sex Offender Treatment
National Youth Advocate Program

Suicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Kristin Brooks Hope Center
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Teen Mental Health

Teen Violence
Empowering Parents
HelpGuide
Nat’l Institute of Mental Health
Troubled Teens

General Parenting Help
About Parenting
Action Hotline
Boystown
By Parents For Parents
Dr Phil
Empowering Parents
FOCUS Adolescent Services
Girls Health
HealthCare.Gov
Healthline
Healthy Children
HelpGuide
Kansas Children’s Service League
Kids Health
Mental Health America
Nat’l Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Nat’l Institute on Mental Health
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
NY Times
ParentCentral.Net
Parents Anonymous Inc.
Parents Helping Parents
Partnership for Drug-free Kids
PsychCentral
Raising Troubled Kids
Scientific American Magazine
Teen Mental Health
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Very Well
Web MD
WikiHow
Working Mother
Young Men’s Health

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Should you need help finding therapeutic schools, alternative schools, boarding high schools or programs for troubled youth, please let us know. As the parent of a troubled teen, you’re faced with even greater challenges. This is especially true if your teen is abusing drugs or alcohol. A troubled teen faces behavioral, emotional, or learning problems beyond the normal teenage issues. While any negative behavior repeated over and over can be a sign of underlying trouble, it’s important for parents to understand which behaviors are normal during adolescent development, and which can point to more serious problems.

Teenagers want to feel independent – that’s normal. But that doesn’t include acting out in dangerous ways (danger to them, you or others). If your teenager is creating self-destructive situations, you can’t afford not to intervene. Teenagers don’t make severe switches in personality just out of the blue. If they’re making drastic behavioral changes, there’s a reason. It’s a cause-and-effect situation. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to identify what’s behind the change. It may be a recent event, or it may be something deep-rooted. Negative events that happened in earlier years will shape a child’s personality. By the time they become teenagers, they’ve been living with the resulting pain for most of their lives. Teenagers will act on these feelings with more lasting — and harmful — consequences. So, listen to him or her and resist the urge to judge or advise; sometimes just being heard helps. Even though they’re often reluctant to admit it, they seek approval, love, and a “soft place to fall” in their parents. If they don’t feel valued, loved and understood at home, they’ll turn elsewhere to get the acceptance they so deeply need. Your responsibility is to ensure the well-being and safety of your child. Intervening in a dangerous situation (like ones involving drugs, abuse or truancy) might make your child dislike you temporarily, but it will also save his or her life. Don’t “go along just to get along;” do what’s best for your child.

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