Chelmsford Public Schools Counseling Resources

Counseling Resources

Stop It Now Tip Sheet: talking to children and teens

Experience has taught us that actions by adults can be more effective than expecting kids to protect themselves from sexual abuse.

Talking to your child about sexual abuse: When do you do it and what do you say?

These conversations can be integrated into the child’s daily routine, such as bath time or when changing clothes. Make it an on-going topic of conversation.

Information for parents and guardians of children Talking to Your Child

Learning about sexual abuse/assault, being able to recognize potential warning signs, knowing how to respond and being aware of resources can help.

StopBullying.gov

Prevention: Learn how to identify bullying and stand up to it safely.

Nat’l Center for Grieving Children & Families

When someone dies, it can feel like you’re alone in your grief. At Dougy Center, you will find support, resources, and connection before and after a death.

Teenage Anxiety and Depression Solutions

TADS is a group of people in and around Groton, Mass. who advocate for mental wellness for young people. The mission of TADS is to raise awareness about mental health issues in our society, and in so doing, help to prevent suicide.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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.

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The MCSP is a group of citizens, community leaders, advocates, legislators, public health officials, mental health leaders, survivors of suicide attempts and families who have lost loved ones to suicide — working together to stem the tide of suicide.

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

SAVE engages the public by partnering with communities across the country to organize awareness events, start up new SAVE charters, and disseminate suicide prevention messaging.

Break Free From Depression

Depression is a serious condition that can take over your child’s mood and thoughts. Awareness and intervention from parents or other adults, however, can help children with depression live normal and happy lives.

Parent Tips and Resources

Time, love, attention, a sense of belonging, structure, and for the adults to model humane, honest behavior.

The ABCs of Parenting

By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

LoveandLogic.com

Resources for parents raising young children.

William James College INTERFACE Referral Service

The William James College INTERFACE Referral Service is keenly aware of the shortage of mental health providers of color and how racial inequities exist in medical and mental health care.

National Stepfamily Resource Center

The National Stepfamily Resource Center offers a variety of resources, for both stepfamily members and support professionals who work with stepfamilies.

KidsHealth.org

Resources for parents, children, teens and educators.

Study Skills: How to study

Solutions and strategies for all things study skills from memory improvement to procrastination to test anxiety.

AlexsLemonade.com

Resources for siblings with family members suffering from cancer.