Resources

This resource file was created to help teachers, school professionals, and parents have a list of professionals and agencies to help them with assisting their students or kids. This resource can be helpful to parents whose kids are having emotional and/or behavioral problems at school or home.

Disclaimer: This resource file does not imply that they will fund any services for children and adolescents if used.

Information about Bipolar Disorder and Depression:
www.dbsalliance.org


Information about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: www.nmha.org/conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder


Information on Conduct Disorder:
www.nmha.org/conditions/conduct-disorder


Information about understanding and preventing suicide:
www.afsp.org


Information on Parenting
www.parenting.com

Information on Substance Abuse
www.na.org
www.aa.org

Reporting Abuse
1-800-800-5556

Stepping Stone Shelter for Women
219-879-4615
Stepping Stone's Rape Crisis Intervention program provides women with options, and answers questions. The program offers emotional support and information to both men and women on sexual assault for victims and their families, and promotes community awareness on recognizing sexual assault and sexual harassment. Stepping Stone offers individual and group support. Also, the cost of the program is free.
steppingstoneshelter.org

The Caring Place
219-464-0840
3107 Cascade Dr
Valparaiso, IN 46383

The Caring Place offers a community program that is offered to male and females in Porter, Lake, and Starke counties. The program is for individuals who have transitioned out of shelter, are not in need of the shelter, or they are in an abusive relationship. The Caring Place provides education on domestic violence. Also, they provide legal advocacy and support groups.
thecaringplacenwi.org

The Caring Corner
219-884-8484
6111 Harrison St. | Suite 222

Merrillville, IN 46410

The Caring Corner offers a Male Mentoring Program. They have two focus groups, which is the junior and senior group. The junior group is for males from ages 6 to 17, and the senior group is for males from ages 18 to 23. The junior group training focuses on tutoring, developing social-skills, and career building. The senior group training focuses on life skills, job preparation, and establishing healthy relationships. Professional males conduct all sessions. www.thecarecorner.com

Boys and Girls Club
219-873-2298
Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City

 301 E 8th Street

Michigan City, IN 46360

The Boys and Girls Club offers programs such as, power hour-making minutes count, free tutoring, and good character and citizenship. The power hour-making minutes count offers resources to help students be engaged with doing homework. The good character and citizenship focuses on helping the girls and boys to have healthier lifestyles, and make better choices in their social-environment.
boysandgirlsclubmc.com

Midwest Academy
219-766-2999
1012 W. Indiana Street

 Kouts, IN 46347

Midwest Academy is a state-accredited school. Midwest Academy gives students an environment in which they can begin to achieve success behaviorally, academically, and socially. Midwest Academy is for students who need to spend time in treatment for a mental illness. Midwest Academy helps prepare students to successfully return to public school, when appropriate.
www.midwest-center.com

South Shore Academy
888-629-3471
2301 Cumberland Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

South Shore Academy is a short-term residential treatment program for young women from the ages of 13-21. Students who struggle with psychiatric issues, chronic or acute psychosis resulting from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, mood disorders, or suicidal thoughts can be referred to the program through the department of child services.
www.strugglingteens.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters
(215) 567-7000
Big Brothers Big Sisters National Office

 230 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Professionally trained Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members work with partners in the education and juvenile justice communities to find children facing adversity and assess how their programs can have the greatest impact. Big Brothers Big Sisters targets kids who live in single parent homes, growing up in poverty, and coping with parental incarceration.
www.bbbs.org

Prevent Child Abuse America
312.663.3520
228 South Wabash Avenue

10th Floor

 Chicago, IL 60604


Prevent Child Abuse America has engaged in work that is innovative and forward thinking. Prevent Child Abuse America look towards creating healthy children, their families, and the country as a whole.
www.preventchildabuse.org

CHIP
1-877-543-7669

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides free or low-cost health coverage for more than 7 million children up to age 19. CHIP covers U.S. citizens and eligible immigrants.
www.insurekidsnow.gov

Kids Peace 1-800-257-3223
4085 Independence Drive

 Schnecksville, PA 18078-2574

Kids Peace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families, and communities. Kids Peace provides a unique psychiatric hospital; a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based treatment programs to help people in need to overcome challenges and transform their lives. Kids Peace provides emotional and physical health care and educational services in an atmosphere of teamwork, compassion, and creativity.
www.kidspeace.org

National Institute of Mental Health
1-301-443-4513
6001 Executive Boulevard

Rockville MD 20852

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) works on transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research. NIMH paves the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
www.nimh.nih.gov

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana
260-426-3347
330 Madison Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana (LSSI) helps children and families meet some of their needs and challenges. LSSI provides adoption services and reach out to families through pregnancy services, teen education and advocacy, child-care, and disability outreach.
lssin.org

Family Support America 307 W 200 S

Suite 2004

Salt Lake City, 84101

Family Support America, we are dedicated to providing the information, support, and connections that families need to survive. Whether you have questions about child abuse, alcoholism, disciplining children, divorce, or other topics related to families, we can help. And if we cannot help, we will direct you to someone who can.
www.familysupportamerica.org

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
630-941-1235
350 Poplar Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is a non-profit national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.
www.apsac.org

Child Help 480-922-8212
15757 N. 78th Street, Suite B

 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 


Child Help is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Child Help's approach focuses on prevention, intervention, and treatment.
www.childhelp.org

Caregiving Resource Center
1-888-687-2277
AARP

601 E Street, NW

Washington DC 20049

The Caregiving Resource Center is for helping older parents to get more prepared to care for a loved one. The Caregiving Resource Center provides tips and advice on how to successfully begin your caregiving journey.
www.aarp.org

Teaching Young Children
202-232-8777
1313 L St. N.W. Suite 500
Washington DC 20005

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world’s largest organization for early childhood educators. They offer a magazine designed especially for preschool educators. Teaching Young Children highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers.
www.naeyc.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children — Promoting excellence in early childhood education

Teen Central

Teen Central is a website that was designed to help teenagers become more aware of alcohol abuse. The website offers other resources to help teens become more aware of alcohol abuse.
www.teencentral.net

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers provides crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number:
1-800-273-8255