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Parent Education Resources for Parents of Middle School Children


LOCAL RESOURCES: Glenview Northbrook Coalition for Youth: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Northwest CASA: advocacy • counseling • education • prevention Youth Mental Health First Aid Training:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to identify and support adolescents (12-18 years old) who are at risk or displaying warning signs of mental health/substance use problems or experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid training is beneficial for adults working with youth in a variety of settings including school, hospitals/medical clinics, social services, youth groups. The curriculum used is through USA Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities | Lake County, IL  Since 1975, PEER Services has provided community-based substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Evanston, Northfield, New Trier, Maine and Niles Townships, and the north side of Chicago.  We educate school communities about teen depression, eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and empower teens to take charge of their mental health.  Haven Youth and Family Services fosters mental health of youth and their families in the community through prevention, intervention and therapy programs. Haven is committed to supporting youth 24-hours a day to skillfully navigate through adolescence.  The Warming House Youth Center offers 6th through 12th graders the opportunity to enjoy a structured and supportive environment. Teens can speak freely in a confidential space, seek guidance from staff and peers, build healthy peer relationships, and develop valuable leadership skills. The professional staff is trained to assess teen needs and address relevant issues through educational, prevention-based, and recreational program offerings.




INTERNET RESOURCES:   Family Action Network


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