Helpful Mental Health/Self Help Links
Families and Parenting
- Discipline Help
- Smart Marriages/Happy Families
- The Joy of Fathering
- Dads at a Distance
- National Childcare information center
- Info for Families, Couples, and other Mental health issues (AAMFT)
- Tools for emotional and relationship health
- An About Marriage Newsletter/links page
- Divorce Busting
- Conscious Relationships
- Marriage Romance
- Marriage Builders
- Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
- Couple Communication
- Relationship Enhancement
Divorce and Co-Parenting
- http://www.divorcecare.org/ Support groups for adults and children going through divorce nationwide. Can find groups in your location
- http://www.clasplaw.org Highly recommend collaborative divorce, and here is a link with multiple resources to find attorneys and other assistance with collaborative mindset
- Structured Settlements/divorce: basic info about divorce and options
- https://www.highmarkcaringplace.com/cp2/index.shtml Highmark Caring Place in Warrendale, PA for children, adolescents, and families who have lost someone, FREE and FABULOUS resource
- www.NAMI.org / in PA: http://www.namiswpa.org/
asp (home for allegheny co mh)
- Allegheny County Community Resources PDF
- Allegheny County Health Department
- Center for Community Resources (Butler Co)
Documents.asp (info re MHAD forms and how to complete and why)
CommunityResources.asp (list of #s to call for various needs)
- http://my.happify.com/hd/main/ This is such a fabulous resource: from articles and videos and app/games on many different mental health topics
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
- National Sexual Abuse Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Certified Crisis Intervention, Helplines and Services
- http://www.thehotline.org/ (for domestic violence)
- https://www.childhelp.org/hotline/ National child abuse hotline
Child abuse/Domestic Violence, etc.
- http://www.pacwrc.pitt.edu/CPSLResources.htm This is a link to current Child Protective Services Law resources online.
- www.KeepKidsSafe.pa.gov This is the link that will have the child welfare information on the Pa Department of Human Services website.
- http://www.dhs.state.pa.us/forchildren/keepkidssafepa/index.htm This is the link to the public child welfare information from the Department of Human Services.
- -Abuse and Neglect Resources (Kids Matter, Inc.) – Click on types of child abuse for indicator list http://www.kidsmatterinc.org/for-families/abuse-and-neglect-resources/
- Prevention and Treatment: Child Help
Volunteer Opportunities (to aid in Mental Health Wellness!)
org/ Place to find service opportunities
- “Coming up with appropriate charities for your child can be challenging. Need inspiration? GenerationOn (generationon.org) lists myriad project ideas, from collecting mittens for the homeless to making valentines for hospital patients. You can also search for projects related to her interest, or check out the ideas below: If your child wants to help:
- Animals Visit Defenders of Wildlife (defenders.org), which lets her adopt an endangered animal. She’ll even get a stuffed version to play with.
- Sick Children Download a free kit from Alex’s Lemonade Stand (alexslemonade.org), which has everything your child needs to set up a stand of his own. The proceeds go to the organization, which funds research for kids with cancer.
- The Earth Go to epa.gov/kids, where you can join the Environmental Protection Agency’s Kids Club. Your child will get a membership certificate along with tips for reducing your carbon footprint and preserving precious resources.
- Kids From Other Countries Find a pen pal from a developing nation through projectknapsack.org, which will arrange to have your family send a backpack filled with school supplies to a student.
- Seniors Adopt a grandparent together. Call up a nearby assisted-living facility, and ask if any of its residents need someone to visit them. Seeing a child can brighten an elderly person’s day.
- Needy Families Attend a kidsagainsthunger.org food-packaging session. In about two hours, you and your child can easily fill up two large boxes, which comes out to 432 meals.
- His Whole Community Have your child start a Kids Care Club at his school or day-care center or your church. Each month the group takes on a new service project. Go to kidscare.org for more information.
Journals and Associations
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
- APA Online Journals
- Marriage and Families Journal
- Changing Focus – support groups, info, etc.
- Dance Therapy
- Codependency recovery, inner child healing, Joyous Spirituality – Joy to You and Me