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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.

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Information about understanding and preventing suicide:

Information on Parenting

Information on Substance Abuse

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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