Resources

Resources for Teens/Young Adults and Parents

Mental Health and Community Resources

Engage Treatment Programshttp://engagetherapy.com

  • Engage supports local teens, families, and couples in reaching their personal goals and overcoming life's challenges

Thousand Oaks Teen Centerwww.thousandoaksteencenter.com/

  • The Teen Center in Thousand Oaks is open to 7-12th graders for recreational activities and opportunities

Teen Linewww.teenlineonline.org

  • or call 1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336)
  • TEEN LINE is a confidential hotline for teenagers, and run by teenagers, which operates every evening from 5:30pm - 9:30pm PST. It is affiliated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Crisis Text Linewww.crisistextline.org/

  • 24/7 Crisis Text Line in which a live person receives your text and responds quickly

Resources for Parents

Grown and Flowngrownandflown.com/

  • A blog which tries to cover the range of issue relating to raising kids ages 15-25.  We write about High School, Social Media, Midlife, College, Coming Home, Good Parenting, Bad Parenting, Cooking for Two, and Lessons Learned from Other Parents and Grandparents

Center for Parent Information and Resourceswww.parentcenterhub.org/ 

Parent Project http://www.parentproject.com/

Parent Projects mission is to “develop parent-training programs for parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. We are committed to providing highly effective programs that are affordable for every parent.” Parents meet one night per week for 2 to 3 hours per night. The Parent Project activity based curriculum allows parents to learn and practice behavior management techniques at home. Parent support groups are formed using the UCLA self-help support group model.

Parent's Guide To Healthy Sleep - https://www.tuck.com/parents-guide-healthy-sleep/ 

Article about good sleep habits for infants all the way through teenage years.

Mindfulness/Compassion Resources

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Educationccare.stanford.edu/

  • CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centermarc.ucla.edu

  • Providing research, resources, classes, and free guided meditations

The Treatment Center - https://ttccare.com/resources/mindfulness-quiz/

  • Mindfulness resource and quiz

Mental Health Support and Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - www.nami.org

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. -

National Suicide Prevention Lifelinewww.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  • 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress

Ventura County Crisis Team  24/7- 866-998-2243

  • 24/7 Mobile Crisis Response Team/Hotline for residents of Ventura County

Los Angeles County Crisis Team

1-877-7CRISIS (1-877-727-4747)
All other areas, 1-310-391-1253

American Psychological Associationwww.lapsych.org

  • Association represents licensed psychologists. Provides membership information, events, referrals, and continuing education links

Autism Society of America - www.autism-society.org

  • The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – www.samhsa.gov

  • SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Therapeutic Phone Apps

The Virtual Hope Box

  • (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient’s own smartphone according to the patient’s specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.

o   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtual-hope-box/id825099621?mt=8

o   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t2.vhb&hl=en

Notes To Self

  • Research suggests that what we think affects how we feel. Our thoughts can alter brain chemistry and change how the body functions. By increasing positive thoughts, we can impact our happiness—and even our health

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notes-to-self-gratitude-journal/id1065673353?mt=8

Headspace

  • Meditation made simple. Guided meditations suitable for all levels from Headspace. Meditation can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress.

o   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/headspace-guided-meditation/id493145008?mt=8

o   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getsomeheadspace.android&hl=en

The Mindfulness App

  • Start your journey to a more relaxed and healthier state of mind with The Mindfulness App. Whether you are just starting out or experienced in meditation, The Mindfulness App will help you to become more present in your daily life.

o   https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-app-meditation/id417071430?mt=8

o   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.lichtenstein.mind.en&hl=en

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