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Scholarship Scam Alerts

Many legitimate companies promote their organization as an entity, which can provide scholarship listings for students for a fee between $10 and $400 while some entities charge fees for matching a student’s profile to a list of scholarships where the student can apply. Most of these entities do not promise or guarantee grants or scholarships. More »

Hotline Directory

National Teen Helpline Suicide Prevention Rescue Youth Parent Resource Guide

USA NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINES–Toll-Free / 24 hours / 7 days a week 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) http://hopeline.com/ 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/   TEEN 2 TEEN HOTLINE–Are you in need of someone to talk to? Someone who will really hear you…. without judging or criticizing you? Right now, there are trained peer counselors your age, waiting to talk with More »

Break the Cycle Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

Current statistics say that about 1/3 of the teenagers who go on a date will be abused and of that 1/3, at least 2/3 of them won’t report the incident to anyone. Thus, teen dating violence is an issue that must be dealt with as a silent yet urgent epidemic. Break the Cycle, a national More »

Eating Disorders

The NEDA or National Eating Disorders Association is a nonprofit entity, which supports people who have eating disorders. The thrust of the organization is to campaign for more research funding, better access to excellent treatment, and prevention so that these eating disorders can be understood and treated. The organization works with volunteers and partners in More »

Parent Information about Smoking and Tobacco Use

The habit of tobacco use and smoking starts during adolescence. Many adult smokers, some 80%, have been found to smoke even before they reach their 18th birthday. Most teenagers who use smokeless tobacco become cigarette smokers when they become adults. Although cigarette use in adults is steadily declining, there has been an increase in American More »

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative

Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative is a non-profit entity established in 2004 to help troubled teens and their families in dealing with emotional issues related to substance abuse. It also cooperates with educational lawyers, rehabilitation centers, boarding schools, wilderness programs, educational consultants, and health organizations to support and fund these families in completing the therapeutic More »

Childhelp Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse

Childhelp’s purpose is to provide for the spiritual, educational, emotional, and physical needs of at-risk, neglected, and abused children. A non-for profit organization, Childhelp is an independent organization, which promotes children’s rights against neglect and abuse. Primarily focused on community outreach, treatment, prevention, and advocacy, it was established in 1959 and has become the leading More »

The National Runaway Switchboard

The National Runaway Switchboard is designated by the federal government to be the national communication system for homeless and runaway youth. Teenagers and their family members can call the hotline 24/7 if they have problems and want help regarding social service organizations and agencies. Callers can call if they need counseling, medical assistance, food, shelter More »

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotline for suicide prevention, which targets everybody who is in emotional distress or suicidal crisis. Just by calling the hotline, anybody’s call is directed to the crisis center, which is nearest the origin of the call. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has at least 150 More »

College Financial Aid

The US Department of Education through the Federal Student Aid provides financial assistance to eligible students so they can pursue their college education. The Federal Student Aid provides a very important financial support for student and their families. Today, it functions by providing education to students and families on how they can obtain financial aid. More »

Mental Health Services

In order to improve and contain health care, behavioral health must also be taken into consideration. There are individuals who have substance use and mental issues, which have been alienated from the present health care system. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers resources and leadership through grants, contracts, data and information, policies, More »