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Mental Health Resources for Children & Families

Families and Divorce: Working It Out

This four-hour educational program is facilitated by professionals from RMHC who have experience working with families in transition. Attendance by both parents is required by the Civil Division of the Lake Superior Court within 60 (sixty) days of filing for divorce for parents of children under age 18.

Classes are held at both the Strawhun Center and at the Stark Center. Find dates and locations on the registration form
Cost is $50 per person, cash or money order only.

Advance Registration is required. Click here for a printable registration form and for more information. 

Register by phone at 219-736-7271.

Class size is limited; first come, first served until class is filled.

In addition to the many available services and resources here at Regional Mental Health Centers, we’ve assembled numerous websites of organizations that offer information and advice regarding mental health resources for children and families. If you need immediate crisis assistance, crisis assistance, call our hotline at 219.769.4005 or 888.398.7050, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

National Federation of Families: Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential To locate a chapter in Indiana, click on the drop down box "Find a Federation Chapter". www.ffcmh.org

Kids Health & Teen Health Child Health Issues: Kids Health website has links for parents, children and teens on a variety of topics including mental health, eating disorders, substance abuse, self harm, suicide prevention. www.kidshealth.org

4Girls.Gov/Office of Women’s Health: Website developed to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living www.girlshealth.gov

Early Childhood Mental Health: Zero to three at www.zerotothree.org and the Indiana Association for Infant and Toddler Mental Health www.iaitmh.org

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Facts for Families information sheets. www.aacap.org

Indiana Youth Institute: The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being. www.iyi.org

International Early Psychosis Association: The IEPA is an international network for those involved in the study and treatment of early psychosis. www.iepa.org.au

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Our services are private and confidential. Anyone can request services; a referral is not needed.

Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

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