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“I do not promote reckless teen dating…our culture does!”
Teen Dating Advice to help parents teach their teens how to
“date defensively, navigate safely and steer clear of unhealthy relationships.”



National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Helpline for finding treatment.
(800)-NCA-CALL or (800) 622-2255 [24 hours]

Al-Anon and AlaTeen
Help for people who have, or know someone who has, a drinking problem.
(800) 4AL-ANON or (800) 425-2666

Domestic Violence

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Crisis intervention, information, and referrals.
(800) 799-SAFE or (800) 799-7233  [24 hours; English & Spanish]


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Information on prevention and treatment referrals.
(800) 662-HELP or (800) 662-4357

A Forever Recovery
A new approach to overcoming addiction
(888) 738-4579

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
Information on eating disorders and referrals for treatment.
(800) 931-2237 [Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.]

Grief Support & Education

Compassionate support to those grieving or facing a life-threatening illness.
(650) 321-5272 [Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.]


National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Health information and resources.


American Pregnancy Hotline
Information on pregnancy and options for teens.
(866) 942-6466

Rape & Sexual Assault

Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
Provides free services and help, as well as referrals.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-HOPE or (800) 656-4673 [24 hours]


California Coalition for Youth
Crisis intervention to work through problems and find a plan of action.
California Youth Crisis Line
(800) 843-5200 [24 hours]

National Runaway Safeline
Crisis intervention to work through problems and find a plan of action.
(800)-RUNAWAY or (800) 786-2929 [24 hours]


S.A.F.E. Alternatives
Not a crisis line. Information about programs and referrals.
(800)-DONT-CUT or (800) 366-8288

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Specialists provide health information about STDs.
(800)-CDC-INFO or (800) 232-4636 [English & Spanish]


California Smokers’ Helpline
Free program to help people stop smoking.
(800)-NO-BUTTS or (800) 662-8887  [English & Spanish]


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Calls to the National Suicide Hotline are connected to the nearest crisis center in your area.
(800)-273-TALK or (800) 273-8255

General Parenting Help

“The magic of first love is our ignorance that it will never end”

–Benjamin Disraeli