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Helping Hands Program: Provides financial assistance to families with children in Chaplin, Hampton, and Scotland Elementary Schools, as well as Parish Hill High School
Main Number: 455-0237

Infoline: Provides crisis assistance and referral information for all Connecticut-based human services agencies.
Main Number: 211

United Services: Provides outpatient psychotherapy services for children and adults. Provides 24-hour emergency services and mobile crisis response services to children and adults. Provides several other clinical and continuing care services, as well as prevention and community intervention services.
Main Number: 456-2261
24-Hour Hotline Number: 1-800-8646203

Natchaug Hospital: Provides a system of care for children, adolescents, and adults with mental illness, emotional trauma, substance abuse, and behavioral health problems.
Main Number: 456-1311

The Psychological Services Clinic: Offers assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health issues for children, adolescents, adults, and families. The clinic is a Training Clinic for the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, at the University of Connecticut. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale. People are not turned away due to financial limitations. Many people only pay a small fee.
Main Number: 486-2642

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Helpful Parenting Books

Book 1 Raising Boys...Why Boys are Different-- and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Men by Steve Biddulph

Book 2 Raising Girls...Why Girls are Different--and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-Balanced Women by Steve Biddulph

Book 3 The Roller-Coaster Years...Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years by Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese

Book 4 Speaking of Divorce...How to Talk with Your Kids and Help them Cope by Roberta Beyer and Kent Winchester

Book 5 What Kids Need to Succeed...Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids by Peter Benson, Judy Galbraith, and Pamela Espeland

Book 6 Siblings Without Rivalry...How to Help Your Children Live Together so You Can Live Too by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Book 7 No Body's Perfect...Stories by Teens About Body Image, Self-Acceptance, and the Search for Identity by Kimberly Kirberger

Book 8 Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul...101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13 by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Hansen, Irene Dunlap

Book 9 You Can Handle them All...for Parents...Practical ways to Handle Problem Behaviors at Home and School by Robert L. DeBruyn

Book 10 Raising Confident Boys...100 Tips for Parents and Teachers by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Book 11 Raising Confident Girls...100 Tips for Parents and Teachers by Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer

Book 12 How to Raise a Child with a High EQ {emotional quotient}...a Parents' Guide to Emotional Intelligence by Shapiro, Ph.D

Book 13 Win the Whining War and Other Skirmishes...a Family Peace Plan by Cynthia Whitham, MSW

Book 14 ADHD Strategies: A Parents Guide by Novartis Corporation

Book 15 Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why Do We Do Things We Can't Stop? An OCD Storybook by E. Katia Moritz, Ph.D. and Jennifer Jablonsky

Book 16 Survival Tips for Working Moms by Linda Goodman Pillsbury

Book 17 The Scared Child...Helping Kids Overcome Traumatic Events by Barbara Brooks, Ph.D. and Paula M. Siegel

Book 18 Helping Children Cope with the Loss of a Loved One...A Guide for Grownups by William C.Kroen, Ph.D.,LMHC

Book 19 Good Friends Are Hard To Find...Help Your Child Find, Make and Keep Friends by Fred Frankel,Ph.D.

Book 20 Raising Your Spirited Child...a Guide for Parents whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Book 21 Raising Your Spirited Child Workshop...a Companion Workbook to Help Parents Create Families Where Spirit Thrives by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Book 22 The Period Book...Everything You Don't Want to Ask But Need to Know by Karen Gravelle and Jennifer Gravelle

Book 23 Playing Smart...The Family Guide to Enriching, Offbeat Learning Activities for ages 4-14 by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.

Book 24 Dry All Night...Helps Stop Bedwetting by Alison Mack

Book 25 13 Steps to Help Families Stop Fighting and Solve Problems Peacefully by Sharon Hernes Silverman

Book 26 Pick Up Your Socks...and Other Skills Growing Children Need!...a Practical Guide to Raising Responsible Children by Elizabeth Crary

Book 27 Common Sense Parenting...a Learn-at-Home Video Kit to Learn Effective Parenting Skills in Your own Home, at Your Own Pace! by Boys Town USA

Book 28 My Dad is Getting Married Again...a storybook by Lisa M. Schab,L.C.S.W.

Book 29 The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids...How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child by Sally Yahnke Walker

Book 30 Taming the Dragon in Your Child...Solutions for Breaking the Cycle of Family Anger by Meg Eastman, Ph.D.

Book 31 Children and Teens Afraid to Eat...Helping Youth in Today's Weight-Obsessed World by Frances M. Berg

Book 32 Talking to Your Kids in Tough Times...How to Answer Your Child's Questions About the World We Live In by Willow Bay

Book 33 Making and Keeping Friends...Ready-to-Use Lessons, Stories, and Activities for Building Relationships by John J. Schmidt, Ed.D.

Book 34 Taking Charge of ADHD...The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Book 35 Getting Along with Others...Respect by Charlotte Epstein, Ph.D.

Book 36 STEP {Systematic Training for Effective Parenting}...The Parents Handbook by Don Dinkmeyer,Sr.,Gary D. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.

Book 37 How to Help Your Child with Homework...Every Caring Parents Guide to Encouraging Good Study Habits and Ending the Homework Wars by Marguerite C. Radencich, Ph.D.,and Jeanne Shay Schumm, Ph.D.

Book 38 How To Handle a Hard-To-Handle Kid...a Parents Guide to Understanding and Changing Problem Behaviors by C.Drew Edwards, Ph.D.

Book 39 Speaking of Divorce...How to Talk with Your Kids and help them Cope by Roberta Beyer and Kent Winchester

Book 40 When a Parent has Cancer by Wendy Harpham, M.D.

Book 41  How it Feels When a Parent Dies by Jill Krementz

Book 42 Keeping Your Kids Safe by Gene Brown

Book 43 Stop That Fighting...sibling rivalry by Dr. Howard N. Sloane, Jr.

Book 44 The ABC's of Parent Involvement in Education by Parenting Coalition International

Book 45 What am I Doing in This Grade? readiness by Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D

Book 46 Bereavement: Coping with Loss by HealthNet of New England, Inc.

Book 47 Teaching Parents of Young Children by Prudential

Book 48 Raise Your Child's Self-Esteem...99 Easy Things to Do by Krulik and Haley

Book 49  Navigate the Teen Years...a parent's handbook for raising healthy teens by American Academy of Pediatrics

Book 50  Community Building in the building and conflict resolution skills by Vanston and Shaw

Book 51 Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul...101 Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter by Canfield, Hansen, Hansen and Dunlap

Book 52 Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul...the Real Deal by Canfield, Hansen and Reber

Book 53 Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul by Canfield, Hansen, Hansen and Dunlap

Book 54 P.E.T. {Parent Effectiveness Training} by Dr. Gordon

Book 55 Anybody Can Bake a Cake {a motivational workbook for kids} by Marcozzi and Shapiro

Book 56 The Worst-Case Scenario {survival handbook for parenting} by Piven, Borgenicht and Jordan

Book 57 Teens Can Make it Happen...9 steps to success by Graham

Book 58 The Surprising Years...a book for parents...understanding your changing adolescent by Lions Clubs International

Book 59 The Cheat...a fictional book for middle school students by Koss

Book 60 Talking to Your Kids in Tough to answer your child's questions about the world we live in by Willow and Bay

Book 61 Cool Parent...101 Fun Things to make your child say WOW! by Devantier and Turkington

Book 62 Bullying in School...what you need to know by Langan

Book 63 Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks...a real girl's guide to getting through the day with smarts and style by Dr. Karres

Book 64 The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander...practical ways to protect your child by Coloroso

Book 65 Odd Girl Speaks Out...girls write about bullies, cliques, popularity, and jealousy by Simmons

Book 66 Packaging Girlhood...rescuing our daughters from marketers' schemes by Lamb and Brown

Book 67 The Friendship Factor...helping children navigate their social world by Dr. Rubin

Book 68 If you Had to Choose, What Would You Do? by Humphrey

Book 69 Did You Carry the Flag Today Charlie? {about a behaviorally challenged boy} by Caudill

Book 70 Mean Girls...creative strategies and activities for working with relational aggression {grades 3-12} by Randall and Bowen

Book 71 The Magic Coloring Book of Feelings by Bowman and Frank

Book 72 Asperger's...What does it Mean to Me? Structured teaching ideas for home and school by Faherty

Book 73 Comic Strip Conversations {for children with autism} by Gray

Book 74 Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism...scripts and script fading by McClannahan and Krantz

Book 75 Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Notbohm

Book 76 My Friend with Autism by Bishop

Book 77 Solving the Relationship Puzzle {for children with autism or asperger's} by Gutstein 


Helpful Videos 

Video 1 In the Mix video...teen issues

Video 2 Positive Parenting video



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