Teenagers

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Teenagers

All families have stuff happen and things can kind of “go off the rails” for a little while.  Stressful circumstances can make any healthy family struggle for a period of time.  One of the differences between a healthy family and a dysfunctional family is the fact that even after a rough patch, healthy families have a tendency to get back to whatever their normal functioning was before.  With dysfunctional families rough patches and issues and “off the rails” tends to be a chronic condition that seems to happen repeatedly and / or with no break between.

When kids don’t get their needs met in a healthy manner, it can set them up for a lifetime of victimization.  The skills they don’t learn are often the ones that are needed to function in healthy relationships.  The skills they do learn are often the ones that reinforce unhealthy and / or abusive relationships.  Some folks are able to work their way through it all and come out as adults in a good place and some don’t.

On this resource page are a list of publications and links to provide you with information on issues that teenagers deal with.  Some of the links are to our own work and some are to other community groups.  Since we are a Leeds & Grenville based organization, community links are mostly for organizations in that catchment area. 

For further information about this topic, please email info@victimserviceslanark.ca or visit our Supporting Teens at Risk (STAR) Program Information Page.

 

Child Abuse  
www.victiminfo.com/#!child-abuse/c1ihl

What to do About Domestic Violence

Stalking & Harassment

Safety Planning

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-866-863-0511 
www.awhl.org

Distress Line
1-800-465-4442 
www.dcontario.org

Interval House
1-800-267-4409 
leedsgrenville.shelternet.ca/library/SNetCore.cfm?languageid=1&skipIt=YES

Lanark, Leeds & Grenville Legal Clinic
1-800-597-4529 
www.legalclinic.ca

Legal Aid Ontario
1-800-668-8258 
www.legalaid.on.ca/en/getting/type_domesticviolence.asp

Mental Health Crisis Line
1-866-281-2911 
www.rohcg.on.ca/programs-and-services/bmhc-e.cfm

Open Doors
1-877-232-8260
www.opendoors.on.ca

Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Program
613-283-2330 x 1258
psfdh.on.ca/services/specialty-services/lanark-county-sexual-assault-domestic-violence-program/

Victim Witness Assistance Program
1-888-216-2191 
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/vw/vwap.asp

Victim Support Line
1-888-579-2888 
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/vw/vsl.asp

Mental Health Services for Children & Youth  
www.ontario.ca/page/mental-health-services-children-and-youth

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
www.nctsn.org/trauma-types/early-childhood-trauma

Kids Help Phone   
www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/Home.aspx

Boost For Kids
boostforkids.org

Stop Bullying  
www.stopbullying.gov/kids/index.html  

Need Help Now  
needhelpnow.ca/app/en/  

Mental Health for Kids – Mind your Mind  
mindyourmind.ca

Covenant House (youth shelter)
www.covenanthousetoronto.ca/homeless-youth/Get-Help

Blog Posts for Teenagers  
victimservices.wordpress.com/category/teenagers/

211 Information on Youth Organizations in Ontario
www.211ontario.ca/quick/Ontario/ORGANIZATION/Youth%20Services/Ontario

Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org

PFLAG – resources for LGBTQ2
www.pflagcanada.ca/en/about-e-more.php  

Love is Respect – Dating Violence Resources  
www.loveisrespect.org

Internet Safety Planning & Technology 
www.flipsnack.com/ cdvsca/internet-safety.html