External Resources

Happiness
Crisis
  • If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the crisis hotline.  Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-1112  A trained crisis clinician will assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will serve children, adolescents, families and adults who are in crisis.  The goal of the program is to: 
  • - Stabilize individuals and families in the least restrictive environment
    - Assist in crisis resolution
    - Provide a comprehensive crisis plan
    - Provide an alternative to an emergency room visit
    For more information - http://www.mainebehavioralhealthcare.org/mmhp_body.cfm?id=10518
Agencies providing case management
More Hotlines/Crisis Numbers
Parent and Family Support


Special Needs
  • Maine Developmental Disabilities Council - works for changes that will support a better life for people with disabilities and their families. (Statewide) Telephone # 1-800-244-3990 www.maineddc.org
  • Maine Parent Federation - provides info, referral, support and training for families affected by disabilities. 800-870-7746 www.mpf.org
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Donegal Town - providing services for people with disabilities (York) Telephone  363-4010
  • Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness:  http://www.cromwellcenter.org/

Southern Maine Parent Awareness Virtually unlimited resources for parents of children with special needs. Telephone # 1-800-564-9696 www.somepa.org
  • Autism Society of Maine of Maine www.asmonline.org Support/info for individuals and families affected by autism.
  • Dyslexia resources -  http://www.dyslexia.yale.edu/http://dyslexicadvantage.com/  and http://www.ncld.org/ are three resources that provide excellent research, suggestions, and forums to support children with learning disabilities
  • Great opinion piece in the NYTimes You Are Special! Now Stop Being Different
Grief
For Children Affected by Suicide
For Children Affected by Addiction and Overdose Loss
Friendship
Anxiety
Mindfulness practices
Empathy
Divorce / Separation / Family Change
Grandparents raising grandchildren
Executive Functioning / ADHD
Issues around eating
Media
  • Common Sense Media  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology”
  • The Mediatrician from Harvard Center for Media and Child Health   http://cmch.typepad.com/mediatrician/
Technology and Smartphones
LGBTQ
Fire Safety and Intervention
  • York County Juvenile Fire Safety and Intervention Collaborative - Contact Director Pamela Tourangeau, LCPC, CEMME, 149 Jordan Springs Road Alfred, ME 0400                         Phone: 459-2463  E-Mail: ycjfsic@co.york.me.us
  • Maine Prepares - Maine Emergency Management Agency Maine Prepares - MEMA
Cancer
Trauma 
Gifted / Talented
Sex Ed
Sexual Abuse Prevention Resources 
Self-harm (Non-suicidal self-injury)
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
  • Information for parents/caregivers - NCHE.ed.gov
  • According to McKinney-Vento, "homeless" can be defined as an individual who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including children and youth:
    • Sharing housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship
    • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing
    • Living in emergency or transitional housing
    • Abandoned in hospitals
    • Having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations
    • Living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations
    • Migratory students meeting the descriptions above
    For more information go to http://www.maine.gov/doe/homeless/
  • Parent brochure from National Center for Homeless Education "What You Need to Know to Help your Child in School"   https://nche.ed.gov/downloads/parentbrochure_eng.pdf
Housing Resources including homelessness
  • Fair Tide Transitional Housing Program - Moving families toward self-sufficiency  439-6376  http://www.fairtide.org/
  • York County Community Action (Sanford, Biddeford, Kittery)   Kittery address:  120 Rogers Road (Community Center)  207-439-2699  http://www.yccac.org/

  • Coordinated Access  (603) 516-8143 http://www.homelesscenterforstraffco.org/resources--links.html
  • York County Shelter Telephone - Alfred  (207) 324-1137 Homeless Crisis Hotline Telephone 800-438-3890
  • Seacoast Family Promise - 1-603-658-8448  http://www.sfpnh.org
  • My Friend's Place in Dover  (603) 749-3017 

  • Crossroads in Portsmouth  (603) 436-2218 

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