Friday, February 20, 2009

Kids Crisis Numbers

I published some numbers in a previous blog for children in crisis, and I've been looking for an nation-wide American equivalent since. Europe and other parts of the globe will have to fend for themselves I'm afraid. I'm not crusading here.

Here's what was given me:

A crisis line for the US (that might be similar to the Kids Help Phone):

Boys Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000

The Boys Town National Hotline was established in 1989 and receives more than 400,000 calls every year. Trained, professional counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers' problems range from relationship and parental discipline issues to depression and suicide. In crisis situations, counselors assist callers and provide community resources and emergency intervention. The Hotline provides referrals to agencies throughout the United States and responds to anyone in need of assistance, with a special focus on children and families. Anyone in a crisis situation, especially children and families, can call 800.448.3000 for help anytime. Direct url about them:

And again the Canadian ones, just in case:

Tel-Jeunes (French and English): 1-800-263-2266
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868



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