Counseling Resources for Parents
Allegheny County Department of Human Services--Resource Guide
Anti-Harassment: What can Parents Do?
Drug and Alcohol Support
Northern Area Alliance Against Highly Addictive Drugs
Activities, support services, and resource links for youth drug victims and families.
Gateway Rehabilitation Center
Comprehensive care for chemically dependent adults, youth and their families.
Time to Act
Offers step-by-step advice and sympathetic guidance from substance abuse experts, family therapists, scientists and fellow parents to help guide families through the process of understanding drug and alcohol use, confronting a child, setting boundaries, and seeking outside help. Because research tells us that kids in grades 7-12 who learn a lot about the dangers of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to ever use, parents are encouraged to have frequent ongoing conversations with their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and take early action if they think their child is using or might have a problem.
Resource from the Department for Health and Human Services. Website with information about drug/alcohol abuse, addiction, sexually transmitted diseases, children and families, and other health services.
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The office of National Drug Control Policy’s web page is designed more for adults. Includes information, guides, press releases, and other publications from the government.
Above the Influence
Above The Influence is geared toward teens to educate and show the effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Website includes interactive games, downloads, and other drug prevention material.
Drugwatch is an awareness group that aims to educate the public about prescription/OTC drugs, medical devices and numerous other health issues affecting consumers. Visit www.drugwatch.com or view the following resources:
http://www.drugwatch.com/students/ (Student Substance Abuse-Check)
http://www.drugwatch.com/2015/07/29/drug-abuse-in-america/ (Drug Abuse in America)
HBO Addiction Series
This website provides information on adolescent addiction that parents and friends may find helpful.
Common Sense Media
This comprehensive website provides advice for parents on various topics including: cyberbullying, digital technology, digital citizenship, internet safety, social networking and virtual worlds, mobile communication, and family media management. This website even has an iPhone app.
Operation Safe Surf
"Operation Safe Surf," is designed to help educate not only kids and schools about Internet safety, but to also show parents how they can help keep their children safe online.
Sewickley Area Resources
Sewickley Public Library
Parenting resources and programs.
YMCA of Sewickley
Healthy activities and programs for teens and families.
Sewickley Valley HospitalMental Health Support
Emergency services, support groups, Staunton Clinic, comprehensive health care.
Some items available on this site:
Living with Depression: A Survival Manual for Families
Understanding and Coping with Bipolar Illness: A Survival Manual for families
Teen Handbook on Depression
Interpersonal Skill Development, Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance: A Treatment Manual
Youth Connect is a parent organization developed by concerned parents and citizens in the Quaker Valley area because 75% of kids in Sewickley said that they did not feel that adults in the community valued them.
Click here to learn more about Youth Connect and its mission. (PDF File)
Youth Connect Blog