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Child Behavior Disorders
Runaway Hotline
1-800-786-2929
Website:
1800runaway.org
National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) 24 hour information and referral line
800-729-6686
Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Community Resources for Parenting in Pinellas County, Florida (local helpline, support groups, classes, counseling)

Educational References

National Mental Health Association This site has extensive information about the following children's mental health issues:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Back to School
    - Tips for Parents
    - Tips for Kids
    - Tips for Teens
    - Is Your Child Ready
  • Bullying & What To Do About It
  • Bullying and Gay Youth
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Schizophrenia in Children
  • Talking to Kids about Fear and Violence
  • Talking to Kids about School Safety
  • What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health

Depression and Mood Disorders

  • Antidepressant Medication and Children: Tips for Parents
  • Bipolar Disorder in Children
  • Depression - General Information
  • Depression and Children
  • Depression in Teens
  • Depression in College
  • Postpartum Disorders
  • Tips on Healthy Parenting for Mothers with Depression

Eating Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

Substance Abuse

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Child Behavior Disorders from the US National Library of Medicine & Nat'l Institute of Health. This site provides extensive information and links relating to children's health.

Nemours FoundationThis is a comprehensive website for parents, teens and children. Easily understood, educational brochures about all stages of a child's life.

Parenting Influences from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Local Community Resources for Parents in Pinellas County, Florida

Family Resources - Family Counseling Services
St. Petersburg: 3821 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713, Phone: (727) 893-1893
Largo: 1715 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771, Phone: (727) 449-8336
Individual, group, and family counseling for youth 10-17 years old and families experiencing problems at home, school or in the community.

Family Resources - Parenting Classes
St. Petersburg: 3821 5th Ave. North, St Petersburg, FL 33713, Phone: (727) 893-1893
Largo: 1715 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33771, Phone: (727) 449-8336
Free, 6-week series, parenting classes for parents of children between the ages of 10-17. Parents must call to be screened and register for the class.

Parent Aide Program
8800 49th St N, Suite 410, Pinellas Park, FL 33782-5341
Phone (727) 544-3900
Volunteer parent aides provide in-home services to families who are experiencing stress and difficulties in their roles as parents, who feel alone and unsure of how to appropriately respond to the behavior challenges they face with their families. Services include emotional support, parenting skills education and training, case management and referral services. (Fees none)

Runaway Crisis Shelter/Family Resources, Inc.
1622 Turner St, Clearwater, FL 33756,
Phone: (727)-449-8336, (727)-298-1606
A short-term respite, and crisis intervention shelter for troubled youth who have run away from home or who are seeking assistance in solving individual and/or family problems. Services consist of daily individual and group counseling, family counseling and a life skills training group, teaching communication skills, self-awareness, self-confidence, etc. (Fees: none)

All Children's Hospital Psychological Services
801 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 767-4380 Psychological Services

Catholic Charities - Counseling Services, Pinellas
1213 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
(727) 893-1313 ext.227

Directions - Children's Outpatient Services
1437 South Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
(727) 524-4464

Parenting Classes and Support Groups in Pinellas County, Florida

Parenting Enrichment, Resource Center for Women
10 am Wednesdays, (parents of children ages 0-6 and 7-12)
Call 727-586-1110
1301 Seminole Blvd, Suite 150, (in the Plaza Center), Seminole

Helpline Directory

http://www.211tampabay.org/
or Dial 211 or (727) 210-4211

--Written by N Thompson, ARNP in collaboration with M Thompson, MD, Internal Medicine, June 2004, Updated April 2006

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