Are you stressed out? Call the Parental Stress Line: 1-800-632-8188.
24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Is your family in crisis (parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical or sexual abuse, etc.)? Call the Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line: 1-800-448-3000. 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
The following Internet resources and documents may also be helpful to parents and caretakers:
Information on Parenting and Childrens Health:
Parents Anonymous - support for parents to strengthen families
Parents Helping Parents - support for parents and other caretakers in Massachusetts
My Baby Keeps Crying...I Just Want the Crying to Stop - information on what to do
Childhood Emergencies and Illnesses from Blank Childrens Hospital (this document is in .pdf format - if you dont have Acrobat Reader, you can get it here)
Facts for Families sheets from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - these address a lot of issues of concern to parents and caregivers. Or en Español
Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
National Parent Information Network
Kids Healthworks - great information on lots of topics relating to childrens health
Information on Child Abuse:
Parenting to Prevent Abuse from PlainTalk, Inc.
Articles on Child Abuse from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association
Childabuse.com - a great site on preventing child abuse
Child Abuse Prevention Organizations:
Prevent Child Abuse America
The Matty Eappen Foundation - working to prevent shaken baby syndrome
The American Humane Society - child abuse fact sheets and other information on protecting children
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Resources for Families in Massachusetts:
Massachusetts Citizens for Children
Massachusetts Department of Social Services
Boston Medical Center Child Witness to Violence Project
Childrens Advocacy Center of Suffolk County
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board
January 12, 2006