Parents & Teachers


Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide agency that aids individuals in recovering from alcoholism. If you or someone you know is experiencing problems with alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous may have a central office in your area. Click on the following link to locate the central office, intergroup or answering service nearest you: Alcoholics Anonymous - Central Offices

If you are in the state of Georgia, click on the following link to find your area's closest Alcoholics Anonymous office: Alcoholics Anonymous - Georgia Central Offices

SAMHSA If you are looking for drug treatment programs or alcohol abuse treatment programs, visit the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) web site to find programs offered in your area or call 1-800-662-HELP, SAMHSA - Facility Locator

If you are in the Atlanta area, and would like more information on SAMHSA's drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs, click on the following link: SAMHSA - Facility Locator - Georgia


Childhelp USA is one of the largest national non-profit organizations dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. If you need to report an incident of child abuse or if you need help in keeping cool with your own children, please contact them at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or visit their website at: Childhelp USA

ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline offers assistance with domestic violence and/or child abuse: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

Center on Domestic Violence offers assistance with domestic violence and/or child abuse: 1-800-313-1310

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects professionals and concerned citizens to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families. 1-800-394-3366,

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center offers assistance with domestic violence and/or child abuse: 1-800-627-6872

National Domestic Violence Hotline is a national organization, but it also contains information on state agencies that may be able to assist you with problems in domestic violence: Call 1-800-799-7233 or please visit their web site at National Domestic Violence Hotline


The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, founded in 1984, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about ways to help prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation. To report a missing child or to report the sighting of a missing child, please click on the following link or call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678): National Center for Missing and Exploited Children


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides information on selecting, installing and using child safety seats. To find phone numbers and locations of a child safety seat inspection station close to you or to find out about child safety seat guidelines, please click on the link below: NHTSA - Child Safety Seat Inspection Station Locator


The American Red Cross responds immediately to disasters, including house or apartment fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous material spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. If you and your family need help coping with these tragedies, call the American Red Cross' National Toll-Free Number at 1-877-272-7337. Click on the following link below to find information on what to do in the event of a disaster or to find the closest Red Cross Chapter in your area: Red Cross - Family Disaster Planning

If you live in the Atlanta area, you may call 404-876-3302 for more information on your local Red Cross Chapter.


The National Eating Disorders Association provides life-saving information to individuals affected by eating disorders. To seek treatment options in your area or to understand more about eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia, please click on the following link or call the toll-free nation-wide helpline at 1-800-931-2237: National Eating Disorders Association - Referrals


The Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN), through personal action and community action, dedicates its resources to the prevention of suicide and to families who have lost a loved one to suicide. The following link below contains a list of different national agencies that may be able to assist in the prevention of suicides. The National Suicide Help Line Number is 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). SPAN USA - State and Local Suicide Prevention Organizations


The National Capital Poison Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The center is a non-profit organization and has registered nurses, pharmacists and specialists who have passed a national certification exam in toxicology. If you know or think that someone has been poisoned in your home, call 1-800-222-1222 or click on the link below for more information: Poison Control Center

To find your local Poison Control Center, you may also call 1-800-222-1222 or click on the following link: Find Your Poison Center


The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center was established as a central source of Federal information on youth violence including, prevention and intervention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against young people. The center also links to private sector resources. Resource Center staff can provide you with information on youth violence, refer you to organizations providing youth violence prevention and intervention services, and link you to technical assistance as well. For more information, call 1-866-SAFEYOUTH (1-866-723-3968) or click on the following link: National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center