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     Resources & Upcoming Events

  • What are Meaningful Meals and why are they so important?

    Throughout Spring 2022, the Parent Up campaign is working to encourage Northland parents to have more meaningful meals. Did you know the more times a week you sit down, unplug from technology, and enjoy a meal with your family, the better everyone will feel?! Connecting over meals improves mental and emotional well-being! And research shows that the more meals you have with your kids, the less likely they are to experience depression or engage in substance use! Having regular unplugged meals together as a family is also linked to behaviors all parents want in their kids: Better peer relationships, more self-esteem, and even better grades!

     

    Youth mental health and well-being is supported through a combination of stability at home, supportive adults, healthy role modeling, and meaningful connections.  The Northland Coalition Prevention Network and Parent Up are excited to host The Family Dinner Project for an engaging webinar for parents and caregivers covering these topics! Join us on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Register here: tinyurl.com/FamilyMealsMatter

    Together, we'll learn about the academic, mental health and nutritional benefits of family meals. Dr. Fishel will discuss mealtime challenges and great strategies to overcome obstacles.  She will motivate and empower caring adults with games to play at the table that will spark conversation as well as tips to get kids to give you more than just a one-word answer.

     

     

  • Sibshops

  • Food Kits

  • Level Up Eye Exams

  • ACT for Parents at home

  • Parent Self Care

  • Students can ACT (Acknowledge, Care & Tell) even at home--

    Read below for more information and resources:

    ACT for students at home

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    Emergency Numbers

    If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact the appropriate services listed

    Emergency: 911

    Missouri State Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738

    Crisis Text Line: text ACT to 741741

    Suicide Prevention: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  suicidepreventionlifeline.org

    Trevor Hotline for LGBTQ Youth: 1-866-488-7386   thetrevorproject.org

    Sexual Abuse: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).  rainn.org

    Child Sex Trafficking Text: BEFREE to 888-383-7888

    Behavioral Health Response: 1-314-469-4908   24 hour mental health crisis hotline

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

     

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     Joshua Center

    Parenting a child with High-Functioning Autism, Tourette Syndrome, OCD and associated disorders presents with unique challenges. Many parents find themselves frustrated with the day-to-day struggles, which can lead to even more difficulties.

     

    Contact for more info:
    Sarah Oliver, Executive Director
    Joshua Center for Neurological Disorders
    816-763-7605
    sarah@joshuacenter.com