The following is part of a memo from Victoria Kress, the director of the
Community Counseling Clinic at Youngstown State University.
"We offer counseling support to individuals, families, couples, and groups.
These services are available for children, adolescents, and adults in the
Youngstown area and surrounding communities." The cost is very affordable!
Please contact Victoria Kress for more information @ 330-941-3056.
This is the Ohio Department of Education's website. On the left,
you can choose from several topics. There is a wealth of
information on this site.
This is the link to the Trumbull County Educational Service
Center's website. Once there, you can find (and click on) just
about anything you could need!
I love their philosophy!! When parents ask me for ideas on how
to handle tough situations with their child, this is one resource
I always recommend. I know this way of parenting takes a lot of
practice and perseverance, but I also know it can be very
successful. If nothing else, sign up for the weekly emails.
They are short, but will give you quick, workable strategies to
try with your children - from toddlers to teens!
Here is an article on cutting. As stated below, there are
several sites and articles online that deal with this issue. If
you feel your child, or their friend, needs help with this,
please continue to look for resources and information. Kids need
to know they are loved and that we care.
If you are experiencing a child who is cutting, please read the
literature. There is so much information online! Talk with your
child. If needed, there is a helpline; 1-800-366-8288
Also, Mr. T. David Watts, who is the Director of Community
Education at Belmont Pines Hospital, could be an additional
resource for you (330) 759-2700.
This site is a wonderful resource. The page I have provided
focuses on the social aspect of your preteen, but there are also
many links to the left. A variety of family and school issues are
addressed in these links as well. Check them out.
Dr. Rosemond has some very insightful parenting/family
strategies. I have always enjoyed his very 'matter of fact'
ideas. His articles can be extremely inspiring for the parent to
step up and 'BE THE PARENT'. I think you might like this site.
Good stuff! ;)
The following are a few counseling agencies in the area. If you
have the need, please investigate to find the best fit for your
PsyCare (Cortland): 330-637-1239
PsyCare (Warren): 330-395-8655
Preferred Care Counseling (Warren): 330-856-3975
Valley Counseling, Childrens (Warren): 330-395-9563
Comprehensive Pshychiatry Group (Youngstown): 330-726-9570
Turning Point Counseling Services (Youngstown): 330-744-2971
If you would like more information on any specific topic (that you feel would
be good to post here), let me know, and I will search around for some good