Crisis Intervention Services are available 24 hours a day by calling, toll-free 1-800-621-8504 Behavioral Health & IDD Centralized Intake 1-800-669-4166
Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (OSAR) for Substance Abuse Treatment 1-800-588-8728 or 940-224-6200 Wichita Falls and surrounding counties
Reviewed Child & Adolescent Development: Overview Government Links
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Child Welfare Information Gateway U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families, the 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. This site includes information on abuse, family-centered practices, and adoption.
Girls Health.gov Office on Women's Health This web site, developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services focuses on many health topics that respond to adolescent girls' health concerns. The section, Mind - Emotion Commotion section talks about relieving stress in healthy ways, stress reduction techniques, stress and illness, depression, self-injury, and teen suicide prevention.
Stop Bullying U.S. Department of Health & Human Services This web site is part of a campaign for youth about bullying, developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The site includes information on what bullying is, what can be done to stop bullying, cartoon video clips, and information for adults.
Insure Kids Now! US Department of Health and Human Services Insure Kids Now! is a national campaign to link the nation's uninsured children -- from birth to age 18 -- to free and low-cost health insurance. In addition to the search functions by state, there are also a list of frequently asked questions. The entire site is also available in Spanish.
FEMA for Kids FEMA A site devoted to educating children regarding disasters: how to prepare for them, and how to cope with them while they are occuring. Colorful illustrations, stories, and 'the disaster area' containing a section for each type of disaster.