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Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO)
Provides presentations to parents and caregivers on how to detect a child is being bullied and the legal implications of bullying, especially cyberbullying. MCAO also brings presentations to schools on how to deal with cyberbullying and inappropriate content distributed via the internet.
To request a presentation, contact: MCAO Community Affairs (602) 506-3411
Or submit an online form at: https://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/FormCenter/Speakers-Bureau-5/Speakers-Bureau-Presentation-Request-For-45
Arizona Department of Health Services
For bullying resources and information visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services bullying website: muststopbullying.org
Childhelp’s Speak Up Be Safe for Athletes
Provides presentations that teach personal safety to children in a positive, empowering, age-appropriate way. childhelp.org/subs/speak-safe-athletes or by phone at 1-800 4-A-Child or 1-800 422-4453
The Dion Initiative for child well-being and bullying prevention
The Dion Initiative for Child Well-Being and Bullying Prevention is a resource and research program that promotes environments that foster the health, well-being, and academic success of children. www.dioninitiative.org
YOUTH AND FAMILY RESOURCES
Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism and helps families who have just received the autism diagnosis by providing information on effective treatments. www.phxautism.org
Hosts programs to help girls thrive in their schooling, their dreams and their lives. They educate and equip girls to succeed through mother-daughter monthly summits, summer camp and afterschool clubs. girlsrulefoundation.org
The Gurian Institute is a training institute for teachers, administrators, and parents. It delivers professional development on brain based teaching strategies, movement enriched classrooms and homes, and social-emotional supports for learners of this decade. Visit gurianinstitute.com or (509) 624-0623
Phoenix Public Library – College Depot
College Depot at Burton Barr Central Library is a free, full service college access center dedicated to assisting first generation, low income youth and adults in the college and financial aid process. https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot/Pages/default.aspx or (602) 261-8847
Andy Hull’s Sunshine Foundation
Following the untimely death of her son, LeAnn Hull created a foundation to offer love, encouragement and suicide prevention. The focus and mission of the foundation is to provide awareness and prevention of suicide with a “You Matter” approach. andyssunshine.com
Aurora Behavioral Health
The largest free-standing psychiatric hospital in Arizona. Services include inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient serving adolescents 13-17 and adults 18 and over. www.auroraarizona.com | 24/7 Patient Services: (480) 345-5420 (877) 870-7012
Provides comprehensive, medically-integrated behavioral health services statewide. Services focus on using age-specific interventions to taper adolescents off opioids by using medication assisted treatment, individual counseling, and extended family support. The program helps youth to identify, manage, and understand individual challenges in order to achieve true wellness and recovery. communitybridgesaz.org | 24/7 Access to Care (877) 931-9142
Crisis Response Network
A nonprofit offering experienced, professionally trained Crisis Specialists ready to respond 24/7 to whatever crisis an individual is facing. Services include a peer-run Warm Line, Serious Mental Illness determinations, mobile team dispatches, crisis transportation services, Department of Child Safety rapid response and crisis stabilization services, tragedy support lines and other in-kind services to the community. crisisnetwork.org
Central Arizona Crisis Line (24/7/365) (602) 222-9444, (1-800) 631-1314
Warm Line (Peer-to-Peer) (602) 347-1100
Northern Arizona Crisis Line (877) 756-4090
Hearing Impaired (TTY/TDD) Crisis Line (800) 327-9254
Mentally Ill Kids In Distress (MIKID)
A non-profit, statewide organization that provides services to youth, and support to their families, who are dealing with mental health challenges. They focus on the family as a whole, providing them with tools to help achieve goals, information on natural supports, community resources and education. MIKID currently offers free SafeTalk suicide prevention training for schools in Maricopa and Pinal counties. Visit mikid.org or (602) 253-1240
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council/East Valley Autism Network
The Council serves Arizona residents with developmental disabilities, providing original research, education, advocacy and financial support in the areas of jobs, self-advocacy and community inclusion. The East Valley Autism Network is a parent-led support group providing hope, resources, and info for families with children on the Autism spectrum. Visit https://addpc.az.gov or "East Valley Autism Network" on Facebook.
NAMI Valley of the Sun
Provides mental health education programs at no cost throughout Maricopa County, including family programs, peer programs, programs for teachers and school administrators, programs for veterans and their families, support groups, and many more. namivalleyofthesun.org
Office (Not Crisis) (602) 244-8166
Maricopa Crisis Line (800) 631-1314
Hearing impaired (TTY/TDD) Crisis Line (800) 327-9254
Safe Place is a program that serves Maricopa County’s youth, ages 12-17 years old 24/7. Safe Place provides immediate assistance to those in crisis, including shelter. Youth can contact Safe Place by either calling the crisis line, texting their location, or entering and asking for help at any of our partner site locations with the Safe Place sign. nationalsafeplace.org
Crisis line: (602) 841-5799
A hotline focusing on offering assistance to teens.
Inside Maricopa County: 602-248-TEEN or 602-248-8336
Outside Maricopa County: 800-248-TEEN or
(1 800) 2488336 Text, Talk, Act.
Touchstone Behavioral Health/ Project AWARE
Touchstone Health provides behavioral health and pediatric medicine to children from birth to 17 years old.
Services and programs include: outpatient counseling, School-Based Services, Prevention, the Autism Center of Excellence, Pediatric Medicine, and various evidenced-based therapy programs.
Project AWARE uses Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training for adults who are working with youth on the “front lines” in careers that interact with children, but that may not have an educational background in mental health (i.e. teachers, bus drivers, campus security).
Call: (866) 207-3882
Ophelia’s Place provides support, education, and resources for eating disorders, disordered eating and body dissatisfaction. opheliasplace.org or (480) 436-7683
Addiction Haven educates with families, adolescents and community stakeholders on addiction, policy, reducing stigma, early intervention, overdose prevention, naloxone and recovery. They also provide resources and referrals to those in active addiction and educate families on communication skills, addiction, early intervention, and recovery. addictionhaven.com
Parents of Addicted Loved ones (PAL)
A parent support group providing hope, guidance, and addiction education to those who are affected by addiction. Groups meet every week and PAL meetings are open to anyone of any faith or background as our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. palgroup.org/find-a-meeting/arizona-pal-meetings or (480) 300-4712.
Military OneSource is a one-stop source available 24/7, providing information, counseling, resources and assistance that increases quality of life for service and family members. militaryonesource.mil or (800) 342-9647.
Operation Shockwave brings veterans and their families together for social engagements allowing the children to build friendships with other kids experiencing similar hardships with a veteran parent. Events focus on helping children understand what their parent is battling, while building the child’s own value and self-worth.
Crisis Response Team 24/7 (480) 259-1212