Parent Resources

MD Crisis Hotline – 1-800-422-0009
Available to help Maryland residents deal with a range of needs, from homelessness, family conflicts, emotional difficulties, and suicide.

Advocates for Youth – Parents’ Sex Ed Center – 1-202-419-3420
A treasure trove of information to help parents communicate with their children about sex and values.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – 1-202-478-8500
Supports a combination of responsible values and behavior by both men and women and responsible policies in both the public and private sectors to prevent teen pregnancy and unplanned pregnancy among single, young adults.

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States -1-212-819-9770
Founded in 1964, SIECUS, provides education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health to help parents talk to their kids about sex.

Campaign for Our Children – 1-410-576-9015
The Parent Resource Center at Campaign for Our Children is designed to educate parents and guardians about teen risk-taking behaviors, including sexual activity.

Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
CPYU seeks to help parents and teens respond to the challenges of adolescence through a distinctively Christian world and life view.

Children Now – Talking with Kids About Tough Issues
Talk with your kids – before everyone else does. In addition to sex, an array of topics are covered, such as divorce, alcohol and drugs, violence, and race.

The Family Tree  – 1-800-243-7337
The Family Tree’s confidential, toll free statewide Parenting HelpLine provides information, referrals and support for parents and other individuals in care giving roles, professionals, community members, children adolescents, families, educators and more. The Family Tree staff and trained volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide information in a confidential setting. Simply call 1-800-243-7337 or email.

Maryland 2-1-1 – (211 or 1-866-411-6803)
Maryland 2-1-1 provides a link to community health and human service resources statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages. Need Help? Dial 2-1-1!

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. It is the largest funder of alcohol research in the world.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

The Partnership at
The Partnership at is a nonprofit organization that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children. Visit their blog at Decoder.

Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships
Start Strong is the largest initiative ever funded to target 11- to- 14-year-olds and rally entire communities to promote healthy relationships as the way to prevent teen dating violence and abuse.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Population Affairs – general information and relevant programs targeting adolescent pregnancy.

Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Washington County, MD
The State of Maryland empowers the Board of License Commissioners (commonly referred to as the Liquor Board) to administer and enforce the provisions of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

For more information, check out our list of local resources and our round-up of hotlines and websites for teens.

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