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Help for families
Posted on: 11/10/2005
What kind of help is out there for people with family problems in general?
There is all kinds of help, and you may have already started to find information since you have e-mailed. Schools put on parent education talks in the evening, often having to do with family and child/teen difficulties. Pamphlets and professional resources are often available at these. School counselors also have referral information located in binders and files as well as their own contacts, and they can lead you to the most appropriate place if you ask them. Community mental health clinics and family service agencies in your city and county can give individual, couple, family counseling; and many offer parenting classes, anger management workshops and drug and alcohol treatment referrals. I don't know what community you are from, but you may have something similar to Palo Alto, which has a Family Resources Center
. Look up their Web site for a comprehensive listing of many resources beyond mental health, such as education, childcare, etc. Talk to some friends, go to your school, community center or church, and talk about things that you are concerned about. Good luck!