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TJJD Prevention and Early Intervention Services

Being a parent is hard work. Parenting a child with challenging behaviors is even harder.
If your son or daughter needs help and you don’t know where to turn, check out the resources listed below.

We’re in crisis now! Who can I call?

National Suicide Hotline    1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) People in crisis generally don't have the energy or ability to take on a long search for help. Call 1.800.SUICIDE to be connected to an available certified crisis center.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline    If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Boys Town National Crisis Line    1-800.448.3000, or for TDD call 800.448.1833; 24 hours a day, every day. This is the only national crisis line that children and parents can call with any problem, any time; staffed by caring professionals.
Texas Runaway Hotline    Call 1-888-580-4357 for help! Texas Runaway Hotline volunteer telephone counselors are dedicated to helping youths and families in need of assistance. After we've talked about your problem, we will help you consider your choices and develop a sensible solution.
Texas Youth Hotline    1-800-98-YOUTH connects callers with a trained volunteer who may provide referral information or simply provide a listening ear.

I think my child needs mental health services. Who do I call?

Texas Department of State Health Services    The Texas Department of State Health Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division funds providers of mental health and substance abuse services who then assist children and adolescents in need of such services. This website will help you find a community mental health provider in your area.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration    This Facility Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You may also access the underlying facility location information here.

My child is using drugs or alcohol. Who do I call for help?

Department of State Health Services    To find substance abuse treatment services in your area, please call, toll-free 1-877-NO DRUG (1-877-966-3784) for immediate and confidential help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Department of State Health Services    Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.
US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration    Find the right drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator.
Alcoholics Anonymous    Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. This website will help you find local meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Al-Anon    Al-Anon Family Groups meet in over 130 countries to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. This website will help you find local meetings of Al-Anon groups.

We need food stamps. What do I do?

Your Texas Benefits    Use this website to find an food stamp office (and other benefits) near you.

My child is skipping school and not coming home by curfew. Who can help us get back on track?

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) manages community-based programs that prevent delinquency, abuse, neglect and exploitation of Texas children.This website will help you find services in your county.
Texas Education Agency, Communities in Schools    Texas Education Agency’s Communities In Schools (CIS) program surrounds students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS engages students in learning through case management and whole school services, including counseling, tutoring, pre-employment training, health and mental health services, and mentoring.
Texas Challenge Academy    The Texas Challenge Academy (TCA) is a volunteer program for 16 to 18 year old teens that are at risk of dropping out or that have already dropped out of high school. The program is open to all students, without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation or household income. The program requires a 17 1/2 month commitment and is divided into three phases, including a 5 and ½ month residential program.

My older child needs a place to live and help finding a job. Who can help?

Job Corps    Call toll free, 1-800-733-5627, for information about free residential programs for young men and women, ages 16-24, that empower youth to take responsibility for their employability through the integration of vocational skills and academic achievement.
Workforce Solutions    The Texas Workforce Commission, 28 Workforce Development Boards and their service contractors work together to provide workforce solutions for Texans. Workforce Solutions offices are located throughout Texas to serve you.
Texas Workforce Commission    Plan your career and make career-related decisions. Explore new career opportunities, find wage and occupation information, learn about your interests and abilities, and use other labor market resources.
Texas Youth Connection    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texas Youth Connection website contains information on services available to foster youth and other youth who are transitioning to adulthood.
Texas Challenge Academy    The Texas ChalleNGe Academy (TCA) is a volunteer program for 16 to 18 year old teens that are at risk of dropping out or that have already dropped out of high school. The program is open to all students, without regard to race, sex, religious affiliation or household income. The program requires a 17 1/2 month commitment and is divided into three phases, including a 5 and ½ month residential program.

I’m a single parent and need help with getting my child support. Who should I call?

Office of the Attorney General    As the official child support enforcement agency for the State of Texas, the Office of the Attorney General provides services for parents who wish to obtain or provide support for their children. This website will help you apply for services.

I think my neighbor is abusing her child. What do I do?

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services    1-800-252-5400. Call the Abuse Hotline toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, nationwide or file an online report.

I have another question that I’d like to ask. Who can I call?

211    2-1-1. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community, state benefits, and a place to report abuse. Information and Referral (option 1) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Information can be provided in over 90 different languages.

GENERAL ASSISTANCE

Texas Youth Connection    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texas Youth Connection website contains information on services available to foster youth and other youth who are transitioning to adulthood
Aunt Bertha    Aunt Bertha collects all federal, state, county, city, neighborhood, and charity program information and makes it easy to find food, health, housing and employment programs.
211    2-1-1. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community, state benefits, and a place to report abuse. Information and Referral (option 1) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. Information can be provided in over 90 different languages.
Live CHAT Texas Government    Texas.gov Live Chat. Live Chat is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you help. (Please do not provide personal or confidential information such as a credit card number, Social Security number, bank account number, etc. during your Live Chat session.)If you use a pop-up ad blocker, Live Chat may not be available unless you disable the blocker before starting a session.

EDUCATION AND CAREER

EDUCATION AND CAREER    Start owning your own future by exploring resources that will help you on your path to college. The whole site is organized by grade to make sure you get the exact info you need.
Generation TX    A social networking and information website committed to supporting students on their paths to success in college and careers.