What's in Your Backpack?
Parenting is quite a journey!
Like all long journeys, you might need to fill your backback with the tools and maps you need to help you find your way.
Check out the items below to help make your parenting journey as smooth as possible.
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Behavioral Health Emergency Plan for Youth and Families
Like a physical health crisis, a behavioral health crisis can be challenging for teens and families. Having a plan with your information all is one plan can make it less overwhelming.
Here is a plan to help manage any crisis related to substance use, psychological distress, suicide or other mental health challenges.
Fill out the form to:
Know your teen’s resources and supports in a moment’s notice
Better prepare your support system
Keep several copies on the fridge, on your phone, in your car or in a wallet.
Click here to download forms in English, Spanish or Portuguese.
Substance Use Resources
National Institute on Drug Abuse: https://www.drugabuse.gov
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/parents
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids: https://drugfree.org
Power to the Parent: http://powertotheparent.org
Parent Action on Drugs (PAD): https://parentactionondrugs.org
Get Smart About Drugs: https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov
Addiction Resource: https://addictionresource.com/parents-and-educators/
Lifespan Substance Use Disorders Treatment: https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/substance-use-disorders-treatment/ourservices
The Providence Center: https://providencecenter.org/services/child-and-family/adolescent-teen-programs
Clinical Services of Rhode Island: https://clinicalservicesri.com/support-groups/
Mental Health Resources
Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) Mental Health Services: http://www.bhddh.ri.gov/mh/index.php
Campaign to Change Direction: https://www.changedirection.org
Kids Link RI: https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/kids-link-ri
Bradley Hospital: https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/access-center-bradley-hospital
Additional resources here
Other Family and Adolescent Resources
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Care Net RI -24 hour pregnancy hotline
Child Abuse Hotline RI
Gay and Questioning Youth
Family Services of RI
401-331-1350 ext. 3162
Mental Health Counseling
Counseling for Teenagers and Adolescents
Northern RI Visitation Center