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Family Crisis

All families go through ups and downs. It’s important to know when to ask for help. If you or someone in your family is experiencing abuse, feelin g overwhelmed or just need someone to talk to, please reach out and ask for help. The resources below are free and confidential. Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 1-800-799-7233  We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.  1-800 4-A-Child or (1-800-422-4453) The National Parent Helpline, operated by Parents Anonymous, Inc., seeks to strengthen families by helping parents and building protective factors. The Helpline is a toll-free service that can be reached by calling 1-855-4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736), Monday through Friday from noon-9:00pm. Psychology Today’s website can assist you in locating a licensed mental health provider near you.

Click the FROM OUR LIBRARY  link above to access resources aimed at helping individuals, couples, and families with meeting the challenges and resulting changes associated with crises. Resources focus on topics such as: 1) surviving a family crisis; 2) suicide prevention; 3) mental health; and, 4) family resiliency.

Remember, though healthy marriage and relationship education can prevent and reduce household stress levels, it is not an appropriate approach for families experiencing physical abuse, intimate partner violence, or chronic neglect. These cases require the intervention of trained domestic violence or family safety experts. All Federally-funded healthy marriage and relationship programs must consult with domestic violence experts and ensure that participation is voluntary.