Resource List (this will bring you to the Ocean County Dept. of Health, however, many of the resources are state-wide).
Resources and Links
www.nj-al-anon.org Locations for al-anon meetings
www.alateen.org Locations for alateen meetings
www.nanj.org Locations for narcotics anonymous meetings
Information about bullying:
www.cyberbullying.org Information about cyberbullying
www.wiredsafety.org Information on cyberbullying and the internet for parents,
kids, educators, etc.
www.cyberbullying.us Information for parents’
www.njbullying.org New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention
www.mindoh.com Information for cyberbullying prevention tips
www.cyberbullying.ca Information for prevention tips and facts
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/ The guide below brings awareness to numerous types of bullying and who may be targeted, while also providing guidance to students, parents, educators and school professionals on how to prevent and stop this debilitating public aggression. Special attention is given to cyberbullying, an ever-growing issue for today’s generation.
https://usinsuranceagents.com/rates-tips-resources-bullying Bullying in the U.S.-rates, tips and resources.
www.safeteens.com Information for parents’ and teens
www.i-safe.org Information for parents' and teens
www.safekids.com Family guide to making the internet and technology safe,
fun and productive
www.pointsmartclicksafe.org Information for parents' to help their children use
the web safely
www.microsoft.com/protect/family Information for parents' about internet safety
Drug prevention information:
http://powertotheparent.org Another resource for information about drugs and alcohol. Contains a tab called "Hidden in Plain Sight" which is an interactive site to explore a bedroom and look for clues about drug use and explians how/why those items are used.
https://www.teenrehabcenter.org/ Provides parents with the best resources on drugs and alcohol
https://www.drugrehab.com/ A substance abuse guide for parents
https://addictionresource.com/ Addiction Resource was created to help people struggling with substance abuse and to provide support to their loved ones.
www.the20minuteguide.com An online resource for any parent or guaridan who is concerned about their child who is using substances or engaging in other risky behaviors.
http://www.streetdrugs.org Drug Identification Guide
www.americanmedicinechest.com A resource for information on prevention of prescription drug-abuse.
www.dpna.org Drug prevention network of America, for parents
www.drugfree.org Partnership for a drug free America, for parents and teens
www.nida.nih.gov National Institute of Drug Abuse, information for parents and
www.inhalants.org National inhalant prevention coalition for parents and teens
www.abovetheinfluence.org Information about peer pressure and prevention of abuse
www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts NIDA facts on drugs abuse & addiction
http://www.familyworksinc.com SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health
Services Administration) self-administered computer-based program for parents
and children (ages 9-18) to learn skills for combating risk factors for substance use
and abuse. Also available in Spanish.
www.fivemoms.com part of the StopMedicineAbuse.org effort
http://www.samhsa.gov SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
http://www.rwjf.org The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established as a
national philanthropy in 1972 and today it is the largest US foundation devoted
to improving health and health care of all Americans.
http://www.parentingteens.com Organized articles by topic: teen health;
education; troubled teens; teen drug abuse; tips for parenting teens; and other
teen issues. All of the articles featured on this site have been written by parents
that have gained experience by raising teens of their own.
www.thepowerofparents.org Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Nationwide Insurance have launched "The Power of Parents, It's Your Influence by MADD(™)" to give parents of high school students the communication tools they need to stop teen alcohol use. There are resources available for parents' of elementary, middle school, high school and college aged students'.
www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.drugfreenj.org The Partnership for a Drug Free NJ
www.asklistenlearn.com Ask, Listen and Learn has a tab for parents with many resources.http://www.drugdangers.com Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
www.centurycouncil.org Additional resources
http://www.chpa-info.org Information about over the counter (OTC) medications
http://talknownj.com/ A must-watch video for all parents. Four mothers share their personal journeys in dealing with children who tragically battled opiate addiction.
www.knowaddiction.nj.gov Addiction Does Not Discriminate: Website offers hotlines, helplines, resources, prevention resources, advocacy, understanding addictions, treatment resources and recovery support services
http://www.acde.org American Council for Drug Education, an affiliate of Phoenix House, signs and symptoms of substance abuse and other important and useful information.
http://www.rxdangers.com Recent Information and Statistics on Defective Drugs & Medical Devices
Information about alcohol:
http://responsibility.org/ THE FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCING ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY (RESPONSIBILITY.ORG) LEADS THE FIGHT TO ELIMINATE DRUNK DRIVING AND UNDERAGE DRINKING AND PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE DECISION-MAKING REGARDING BEVERAGE ALCOHOL.
www.niaaa.nih.gov National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism for parents
www.stopalcoholabuse.gov Information for parents about underage drinking
www.thepowerofparents.org a new web resource by MADD (Mothers Against
http://www.addictioncenter.com Addiction Center is the comprehensive addiction information hub. Provides information to the dangers of abusing alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs and more. The site reviews treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you and your loved ones the best cahnce of a successful recovery.
Information about tolerance:
www.tolerance.org Information to promote tolerance for educators, parents &
http://www.stillblowingsmoke.org Information about health, kids and big tobacco. Click on the words in color (health, kids, big tobacco and wake up) for more information on the site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaMgWUBPeHY short (45 second) video about e-cigarettes
http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/misc-kid-s-health-news-435/ban-flavoring-ads-for-e-cigarettes-doctors-group-says-698600.html (article from Health Day).
Information about quitting smoking:
Guide to quitting smoking: Very informative and useful website.
www.lungusa.org American lung association for parents & teens
www.tobaccofreekids.org Information for the prevention of smoking for parents &
www.quitnet.com Offers practical tips for quitting smoking.
Monmouth County Resources for mental health:
Monmouth_County.pdf Phone numbers of resources in Monmouth County
Information for Parents:
http://powertotheparent.org Another resource with information about drugs and alcohol. Interactive site with a tab called "Hidden in Plain Sight." Lets you explore a bedroom and look for clues that may indicate drug use and explains how/why items are used.
http://www.toosmarttostart.samhsa.gov This is an underage alcohol use prevention initiative for parents, caregivers and their 9-13 year old children.
http://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.com This DEA(Drug Enforcement Agency) program is a resource for parents about prescription drugs.
www.pact360.org The Partnership for a Drug-Free America Launches Innovative Community Education Website Educating Parents and Teens About the Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol
www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/ Information for high school parents' and students' as well as college aged students' and their parents'. Changing the Culture, created by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). CollegeDrinkingPrevention.gov is your one-stop resource for comprehensive research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking among college students.
www.factsontap.org/ Prevention initiatives for high school and college students and their parents'.
www.http://timetogethelp.drugfree.org/learn/helpline?tr=y&auid=9922216 Parents Toll-Free Helpline is a nationwide support service that offers assistance to parents and other primary caregivers of children who want to talk to someone about their child’s drug use and drinking. Helpline phone number is 1-855-DRUGFREE (1 855 378 4373). Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm ET
http://www.grasphelp.org Monmouth County GRASP (Grief After A substance Passing) Chapter: Contact: Abby Boxman.
firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Star & Barry Tobias Ambulatory Center, Conference Room B, Centra State Medical Center, 901 Main Street, Freehold, NJ
www.parentteenmatters.org Find answers to your questions, check out the latest research, follow the action steps and sign up for your monthly newsletter.
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/choosing-a-drug-treatment-program.htm What to look for in substance abuse rehab
http://www.drugtreatmentcenterfinder.com webpage to assist you in looking for substance abuse treatment centers in the U.S.
www.sptsnj.org Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: A website for information for teens, parents and educators. There is a link to a short video (approximately 17 minutes) called "Not my kid." The website has a link on the homepage for the video.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org A website that offers free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
www.afsp.org American foundation for Suicide Prevention: Provides warning signs, risk factors and resources for what to do if you think someone is suicidal
NJHOPELINE: 1-855-654-6735 NJ's first suicide hotline call center, operated by University Behavioral Healthcare (UBHC) at the University of Medicine & Dentistry, using only NJ based trained volunteer and professional counselors.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/suicide-prevention/ information on suicide prevention.
For Teens and young adults:
https://slapd.com/ Surviving life after a parent dies--SLAP'D is the social media for teens who have lost a parent to find hope and connection through shared experiences.
2nd Floor: www.2ndfloor.org 1-888-222-2228 Confidential and anonymous helpline for NJ's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems you face at home, at school or at play.
2NDFLOOR now has a new way to help young people in NJ – TEXTING! Phone counselors are always here to answer calls 24/7, but now those needing help can also reach out by text: The number is
1 888 222 2228
Please share this exciting update with your students and encourage them to use whichever method suits them best – traditional phone calls, posting on our message boards or night “chat” on our texting line.
By following us on social media, you and your students will know about future expanded hours for texting as well as other 2NDFLOOR news!
Youth & young adults in NJ can now reach 2NDFLOOR via phone, text or message board on the app. Apple users can search for 2NDFLOOR at the App store and download the app for free.
For those who need to reach 2NDFLOOR, having an app available streamlines the process of reaching out to us and eliminates any undo stress of searching for our contact information.
www.jerseyvoice.net Jersey Voice exists for all of us-teens and young adults- in NJ who have ever had a horrible day, struggled with mental health, or lost a loved one. It's about adults and experts stepping back (for the most part) and letting us do what we need to do and say what we need to say. It's about using our own unique Jersey voices to hep each other out, recognize our strengths, and inspire hope. It's about getting involved, making a difference, and keeping Jersey strong.
http://www.save.org Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, resources for parents
If you are in a suicide crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
www.thetrevorproject.org Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
www.jedfoundation.org As the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, The Jed Foundation is protecting the mental health of students across the country. With your support, we will continue to lead the way and protect the potential of tomorrow's leaders.
http://www.reachout.com For high school students to find information about suicide prevention and other behavioral health issues, share their stories, discuss issues of concern, ask questions, support peers, and connect with support services. It is part of the WeCanHelpUs Campaign. The content, which is researched and written by young people, is delivered through blogs, MySpace, video games, Short Message Service (SMS), Podcasts, digital storytelling, and moderated discussions via online communities.
http://www.onlineschools.org/lgbtq-student-guide/ Information for parents as well as well as students and family members.
www.makeitbetter4youth.org a website advertising local and community LGBTQ events and links to other reources.
www.jsqspot.org The Jersey Shore QSpot offers specific programs & services to the GLBTQ community it serves
www.glsen.org The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
www.jerseyshorepflag.org Jersey Shore PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) was formed in 2004 by a group of concerned Ocean County citizens, but is open to anyone who supports our mission. Website offers many resources, upcoming events and meetings.
www.thepridenetwork.org The Pride Network is an organization, powered by young adults, uniting people, companies, and organizations with the GLBT movement. The Pride Network encourages the self-expression of GLBT artists and their allies through support, promotion, and production of media. The Pride Network works to end bias and prejudice by providing education and practical solutions to facilitate change. Provides resources and upcoming events.
http:///www.algbtic.org/resources/listing.htm Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) provides a variety of resources about counseling of LGBT individuals, including a list of therapists.
http://www.LGBTHealth.net Coalition committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and communities through public education, coalition building, and advocacy.
http://www.glnh.org This center offers free telephone and email peer counseling, information, and local resources for GLBTQ callers throughout the United States.
GLBT National hotline 1 888 THE GLNH (1 888 843 4564) Hours for hotline: Monday through Friday, 4pm to Midnight and Saturday, 12pm to 5pm, Eastern Time.
GLBT National Youth Talkline 1 800 246 PRIDE (1 800 246 7743)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8pm to Midnight, Eastern Time.
http://www.thetrevorproject.org The nation's only 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1 866 488 7386)
http://www.stayteen.org/stay-informed Teen site oriented to help teens stay teens by providing information in regards to sex, relationships, waiting and contraception.
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/lgbtq-student-support/ Within this guide, LGBTQ students can find resources and information about support systems available to help them navigate both high school and college environments.
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/lgbtq-college-student-guide/ This guide takes a look at those colleges and universities leading the way in providing curricula and resources to support LGBTQ students throughout their college experience. Information on resources, curricula, and student organizations is provided, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders to help alleviate some of the worries that LGBTQ students may have when it comes to postsecondary education.
Eating Disorders Resources:
http://www.somethingfishy.org Raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders and their loves ones
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org Resources for families and individuals, confidential Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST):1-800-931-2237
http://http://proud2bme.org/ Proud2BMe is an online community created by and for teens.
We cover everything from fashion and beauty to news, culture, and entertainment—
all with the goal of promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
Monmouth Psychological Associates
620 Shrewsbury Avenue, Suite D
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732 530 9029
Comprehensive treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Avoidant-Restrictive Food Disorder (ARFID), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders related to food and eating.
Free Monthly support Group: Sponsored by Monmouth Psych Associates & Meridian Health, at Riverview Medical Center on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 12pm in the Rechnitz Conference Center. No registration required. Information at 732 530 9029.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/eating-disorders/ Understanding eating disorders information.