Adolescents and Young Children

Helpful Phone Numbers:

Runaway Hotline 888-580-4357

National Suicide Hotline 800-273- TALK (8255)

Texas Youth Hotline 800-210-2278

Helping Hands of Rockwall County 972-771-4357

Pregnancy Resource Center of Lake Ray Hubbard 972-772-8292

Child Protective Services of Rockwall 972-771-6366

LifePath Systems Early Childhood Intervention 972-722-7016 

 

Helpful Online Resources About Adolescents and Teens:

Developmental Stages

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/Pages/Stages-of-Adolescence.aspx 

(Stages of adolescence)

 

http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/growth/growth_13_to_18.html 

(Growth for the 13-18 yr old and kid friendly)

 

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/adolescence2.html 

(Developmental milestones for teens)

 

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/childrens-hospital/health-info/ages-stages/adolescence/hic-Social-Development-During-the-Teen-Years

 (social development and dating)

 

Drugs

www.justthinktwice.com 

(about teens and drug abuse)

 

Depression & Suicide

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.html 

(Parent's Guide to Teen Depression)

 

http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/Teens.pdf 

(teen suicide prevention sheet)

 

Self-injury (cutting)

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/cutting.html 

(About self-injury and cutting)

Helpful Online Resources About Babies and Young Children:

Developmental Stages

www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/ 

Is your child developing on target?

 

http://www.childmind.org/en/developmental-milestones/ 

Another developmental milestone resource

 

www.birthinjuryguide.org 

Information about birth injuries and/or symptoms to watch for

 

Signing/Communication

www.signingtime.com/academy/instructors/cparker/

 Local sign language instructor. Sign language is a great tool to help young children communicate with you (and you can start when your child is just a baby)!

 

Helpful Online Resources for Parents & Caregivers:

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx 

Guide to raising healthy children

 

Behavior Concerns

www.loveandlogic.com 

Help with behavior challenges

 

www.beyongloveandlogic.com 

When Love & Logic isn't enough OR your child has attachment problems

 

https://www.facebook.com/TrudyScottAntianxietyFoodSolution 

How food affects mental health, specifically anxiety & depression

 

ADD/ADHD (and Oppositional Defiant)

www.additudemag.com 

ADD, ADHD resource

 

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/index.shtml?rf=71264 (ADHD)

 

http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/879.html 

Parenting the Oppositionally Defiant Child