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 and may take time to download - 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