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					Teen Yellow Pages




   A resource guide
Published for teenagers
 In San Diego County.
                                                                   This Teen Yellow Pages edition is dedicated to students in the
                                                                   County of San Diego in the hopes that the information will be of
                  TEEN YELLOW PAGES                                assistance to those who may be experiencing violence in their
                                                                   relationships. Help is available and we hope that teens who
                                                                   receive this booklet will be encouraged to seek help to resolve their
                       4th Edition, 2007                           problems so they can move on to peaceful relationships which will
                   Revised and produced by
                                                                   allow them to grow.

      South County Domestic Violence Action Coalition

                     With the assistance of                                        South County Domestic Violence
                                                                                   Action Coalition (619) 691-5213
     The Teen Relationship Violence Subcommittee of SDDVC
                                                                   You have the right to a safe and healthy relationship, a relationship
                     Printing sponsored by:                        free of violence and fear. For help or information call the
      South County Domestic Violence Action Coalition
                                                                   Countywide Hotline (888) 385-4657
               Sharp Health Care Foundation
            Sweetwater Union High School Dist.
                          KPBS
            San Diego Domestic Violence Council
                 Waitt Family Foundation

                       Printing done by:

                      Copy Post Printing

This publication was modeled after the Youth Yellow Pages
produced by the Center for the Study of Young People, Los
Angeles, CA, The Kansas City, MO. INC and the Clairemont High
School PTSA, San Diego, CA

The Publisher is not responsible for the accuracy of information
provided by the resources listed in this guide.



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                        SUICIDE RESOURCES
                                                                                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bay View Hospital..........................................(800) 585-2767
  (24 Hours) Suicide/Drug Crisis Referrals                                        Introduction………………………………………………… 1
Emergency Screening Unit                                                            How to use the Teen Yellow Pages ………..…………. 2
(For Children and Teens)...............................(619) 421-6900               Your Rights …………..…………..………………….….. 3
  (24 Hours) Emergency room and youth inpatient                                     Teen Line …………………..…………………….……… 4
National Resource Center                                                            Hotlines & Other Helpful Numbers ………..………… 5-7
For Suicide Prevention & Aftercare..............(404) 256-9797                    Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco ………………………... 8-11
                                                                                  Child Abuse …………………………....…………….. 12-14
San Diego Access & Crisis Line.....................(800) 479-3339                 Child Care & Parenting Resources ………….……...… 15
    M-F 7:30AM – 4:30PM                                                           Counseling ………………………..……….…….…… 16-17
Mental Health & Suicide.
                                                                                  Dating Violence ………………..………….……….… 18-20
San Diego Deaf Mental Health Services......(619) 269-6290                         Death, Dying, Chronic Illness, Grief Support …….… 21-22
  Voice/TTY                                                                       Eating Disorders & Weight Problems ……..…….…. 23-25
                                                                                  Family Planning, Birth Control,
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education........(952) 946-7998
                                                                                     and Pregnancy …………………………..……….… 26-27
Survivors of Suicide Loss...............................(619) 482-0297            Gay and Lesbian Resources For Teens ……………. ...       28
  A support group for those who have lost a relative or friend through suicide.   Health Care for Children …………………...…………. 28
  Volunteers are dedicated to providing information and support. Support
  groups provide a safe place to talk with people who have also experienced a
                                                                                  Rape and Sexual Abuse.………………………………. 29-30
  loss. (24 Hours).                                                               Running Away/Shelters ……………………………….                  31
                                         Web Site: www.soslsd.org                 Sexually Transmitted Diseases ………………….……. 32-33
                                                                                     HIV/AIDS ………………….……………………… 34-35
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention................(760) 635-5904
                                                                                  Suicide …………………..……………………………. 36-37
      Web Site: www.yellowribbonsd.org

Also, see the section on COUNSELING on page 16-17




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                       INTRODUCTION                                                                SUICIDE

The TEEN YELLOW PAGES is a resource guide written just for            If someone talks to you about suicide, take it seriously. A friend
you. The agencies and organizations listed in this guide can help     may tell you that he or she is thinking of killing himself or herself
you with problems and make your life more interesting and             and ask you to keep it secret. THIS IS A SECRET YOU
enjoyable. The TEEN YELLOW PAGES can help you become                  CANNOT KEEP!! To be a good friend, encourage the person
more aware of the resources in the San Diego area that can offer      talking about suicide to talk to an adult he or she trusts.
you the information and services you need.
                                                                      IF you think someone may be suicidal, don’t be afraid to ask.
Almost all of the agencies listed guarantee your confidentiality      Mentioning suicide will not give the person the idea or push them
when you call them. This means that they will not tell other people   over the edge. Talking about it can prevent it from happening.
what you talk about. If you want to make sure that the agency will    The crisis period usually lasts only a short time. If someone you
keep your conversation private, simply ask them when you first        know does try to commit suicide, it is important to know it is not
call, “Will this conversation be confidential?”                       your fault.
TEEN YELLOW PAGES is available to remind you that you are             90% of all people who die by suicide have a diagnosable
not alone. There ARE people who care.                                 psychiatric disorder at the time of their death (most often
Seeking advice from family, friends, teachers and school              depression or bipolar disorder). Just as people can die of heart
counselors is often the best source of advice to help you with a      disease or cancer, people can die as a consequence of mental
whole host of teen problems. If these people are not able, or will    illness. They need help.
not help, or if it is not safe to discuss your problems in you
household, you should know that THERE ARE MANY                        WITH PROFESSIONAL HELP, A SUICIDAL PERSON CAN
RESOURCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO HELP YOU                               GET BETTER.
RESOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS.
                                                                      Some warning Signs:
You will find many of these resources in the following pages.               Talking about committing suicide
                                                                            Preoccupation with death
                                                                            Having a specific plan for committing suicide
                                                                            Dramatic changes in behavior
                                                                            Giving away prized possessions
                                                                            Recent loss of a loved one, especially to suicide

                                                                      Among 15-24 year olds, suicide was the third leading cause of
                                                                      non-natural death in San Diego County from 1995-2004.



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                      AIDS AND STD RESOURCES                                                 HOW TO USE THE TEEN YELLOW PAGES
Anyone engaged in risky behaviors can become infected with                           The Table of Contents, at the front of the booklet, are organized
HIV regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age or race.                           alphabetically by subject matter. Use it to find the information you
                                                                                     need.
Being Alive San Diego (AIDS) …………… (619) 291-1400
  M-F 8:30AM – 5:00PM English & Spanish. Info & Referral.                            Don’t be embarrassed or afraid to ask questions or to say what you
  Support group.                                                                     need. Keep calling different agencies until you reach someone
                                                                                     who can answer your questions or help you with your problem.
CDC Info Line:
English.............................................................(800) 342-2437   If you happen to call a number, which is no longer working,
Spanish............................................................(800) 344-7432    don’t give up!! You can refer to the business section of the
   24 Hours. Reliable, Consistent Info. No Testing.                                  White Pages of your Phone book, call information to find the
                                                                                     new number, or call another agency listed in that same section.
CDC TTY (Deaf)............................................(800) 243-7889
  M – F 8AM – 11PM EST                                                               TIPS FOR DEALING WITH AGENCIES:
HIV Counseling & Testing............................(619) 236-2352                   When you call an agency, it helps both you and the agency if you
  English & Spanish. Anonymous free testing/Counseling.
                                                                                     ask the following questions:
Planned Parenthood (HIV/AIDS Testing)...(888) 743-7526
  English & Spanish. M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM. T-TH 11:00AM-7:30PM.                                What area of the county do you serve?
  Sat. 8:30AM-4:00PM.                                                                       What services do you offer?
                                                                                            Who can receive your services?
                                                                                            What are your hours?
                                                                                            Where are you located?
                                                                                            Do I need permission from a parent or legal guardian?
                                                                                            What documents should I bring with me?

                                                                                     Remember; write down all the information you gather,
                                                                                     including:
                                                                                            Name of the agency and person with whom you spoke, plus
                                                                                            address and directions if needed
                                                                                            Date you made contact
                                                                                            Date of your appointment, if scheduled




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                                                                                                HIV / AIDS
                       YOUR RIGHTS
                                                                      AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the end stage
EVEN IF YOU’RE UNDER 18, YOU DO HAVE RIGHTS:                          of a disease characterized by the breakdown of the body’s immune
                                                                      system. It can happen to anyone.
      You have the right to always be safe. This means safety
      from being hurt by anyone.                                      AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV Human Immuno-deficiency
                                                                      Virus). HIV may live in the human body for many years before
      You have the right to clean clothes, a clean bed, food to eat
                                                                      the infected person becomes sick. HIV gets into a person’s
      and a safe place to live.
                                                                      bloodstream and attacks the body’s immune system, leaving the
      You have the right to see a doctor when you are sick and
                                                                      body defenseless and unable to fight off infections and diseases.
      when you need a check-up. You also have the right to see
      a dentist.                                                             HIV lives in and is transmissible only by the exchange
                                                                             of four body fluids: blood, semen, vaginal secretions
      You have the right to go to school.
                                                                             and breast milk.
      You have the right to be treated with respect always.
                                                                             HIV is spread by:
                                                                                 1. Unprotected sex with someone who is infected
                                                                                    with HIV.
                                                                                 2. Sharing needles or syringes for injection drug
                                                                                    use with someone who is infected with HIV.
                                                                                 3. Infected mother to baby during pregnancy or
                                                                                    childbirth or possibly breast-feeding.

                                                                      YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF:
                                                                           DON’T DO DRUGS, especially needle drugs. NEVER
                                                                           share a needle with anyone.
                                                                           If you are sexually active, USE LATEX CONDOMS OR
                                                                           “RUBBERS” during any kind of sex – vaginal, oral or
                                                                           anal. Remember: Condoms are not foolproof; they are
                                                                           not 100% effective.
                                                                           NOT having sexual intercourse is the surest way to avoid
                                                                           HIV/AIDS.




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       SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDs)                                                    TEEN LINE
Protection:                                                          TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone help line for teenaged
       Use a latex condom                                            callers. It operates every evening from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM and
       Do not have sex with anyone who has sores, discharge, or      is toll-free from anywhere in California. When you call, you don’t
       blisters around their mouth or sex organs.                    have to give your name, and everything you say will be strictly
       ABSTINENCE is the only way to absolutely avoid STDs.          confidential. The TEEN LINE volunteers who answer the calls
WARNING:                                                             are Los Angeles area teenagers who have been specially trained.
       If not treated, STDs can result in serious damage,            They won’t judge you or give advice – their job is to listen to your
       including heart disease, blindness, deafness, non-healing     feelings and help you to clarify your concerns, to define options
       skin sores, paralysis, sterility (inability to have           available to you, and to make positive decisions. No problem is
       children), damage to unborn baby, and even death.             too small, too large, or too shocking for the TEEN LINE
                                                                     volunteers.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE AN STD, GET TESTED NOW!!
Tests are confidential, and you don’t need parental permission.

American Social Health Association.............(800) 227-8488                              1-800-TLC-TEEN
                                                                                             1-800-852-8336
ASHA STD Resource Hotline........................(919) 361-8488                        Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
   (M – F 9AM – 6PM EST)

CDC National STD Hotline............................(800) 227-8922                       Youth to Youth Help Line
                                                                                         1-866-222-1886 (toll free)
San Diego County Info Line........................... 2-1-1          Anonymous and confidential, talk to another San Diego Teen. Call
                                                                       to talk about problems, drugs, relationships, parents and more.

                                                                                        We don’t judge we LISTEN!




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                            TEEN HOTLINES                                      SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES (STDs)
                                                                        Anyone who is sexually active can get sexually transmitted
ACCESS & CRISIS LINE BY UNITED
                                                                        diseases, (STDs). The main way to get an STD is through
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ……………… (800) 479-3339                                 someone who is already infected.
  (24 HOUR) Crisis/Suicide/Mental Health/Alcohol & Drugs.
  For teens & concerned parents.
                                                                        Included in these diseases are:
THE BRIDGE …………………………….... (619) 521-3939                                      HIV (The AIDS virus)
    (24 HOUR) Run Away/Shelter/Ages 12-17
                                                                               HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
CALIFORNIA YOUTH HOTLINE…………… (800) 843-5200                                   Herpes
    (24 HOUR) for youth and parents
                                                                               Syphilis
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS …. (858) 272-1767                               Gonorrhea
  Sexual assault & Domestic Violence
                                                                               Chlamydia
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE ………..………… (858) 560-2191
EMERGENCY SCREENING UNIT …..………. (619) 421-6900                         Sexually transmitted diseases are not shameful and they are not a
(24-hour) Hospital screening for children and teens.                    punishment – they are simply diseases that, if not treated, can
County Mental Health                                                    seriously damage your health.
San Diego County Domestic                                               FACTS:
Violence Hotline ………………………… (888) 385-4657                                      You can get an STD at any age, and get it more than once.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC                                                               All STDs are treatable, but there is no cure for HIV, herpes,
VIOLENCE HOTLINE ………..……………..                          (800) 799-7233           and genital warts.
    (24 HOUR) All age groups                                                    It is possible to have an STD without feeling sick or
NATIONAL TEEN HOTLINE ……..………….                        (800) 999-9999           noticing any changes in your body.
   All Problems/Anyone in crisis                                                You CANNOT tell if another person has an STD just by
PSYCHIATRIC ACCESS &
                                                                                looking at him or her.
CRISIS LINE…………………………………(858) 455-5557                                          Tests for STDs are confidential. You do not need your
                                                                                parents’ permission.
SAN DIEGO DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S
                                                                                The longer an STD goes untreated, the more damage it can
 STALKING STRIKE FORCE MESSAGE LINE.. (619) 515-8900
                                                                                do to your body.
SAN DIEGO FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER………(866) 933-HOPE
                                                                                If you have an STD, your sexual partner or partners have
                                      (866) 933-4673
                                                                                also been exposed. Tell them. (If you get treated and they
SOUTH BAY COMMUNITY SERVICES……….. (800) 640-2933                                do not, they can re-infect you.)
    (24 HOUR) Bilingual
                                                                                You CANNOT catch STDs from toilet seats, door knobs,
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS …………….. (619) 482-0297                                or through casual contacts such as handshakes.
    (24 HOUR)



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                    RUNNING AWAY / SHELTERS                                      TEEN LINE 6PM – 10 PM..............................................1-800-TLC-TEEN

RUNNING AWAY:                                                                                                                           1-800-852-8336
                                                                                 WOMEN’S RESOURCE
Almost all teens have considered running away from home. If you                    CENTER HOTLINE (24-HOURS) …………… (760) 757-3500
are in a dangerous situation and if you, or a friend, are determined               All ages. Crisis Intervention/Counseling/Emergency food & clothing
to run away, and talking it out with someone you trust doesn’t                     For teens & concerned parents
seem to help, please run to a safe place. Even the most street-wise              YOUTH TO YOUTH HELPLINE …………… 1-866-222-1886
people can get ripped off, harassed, arrested or seriously hurt while              2:00 – 10:00 PM DAILY
trying to make it on their own.                                                  YWCA BATTERED WOMEN’S
                                                                                 SERVICES (24-HOUR) ………………………. (619) 234-3164
Several agencies in the San Diego area provide free services for
those without shelter. These services include help in finding                                       OTHER HELPFUL NUMBERS
shelter, food, medical care, employment, and education.
                                                                                 Emergency ……………….…………………………….. 911
Alpha Project For The Homeless...............(619) 234-3041                      SAN DIEGO INFO LINE ………………………………….. 211
   M-F 8AM-4PM Sat.-Sun. 8AM-2PM. Bilingual. Day Shelter.                        American Red Cross ……..……………….. (619) 542-7400
   Job opportunities.                                                            Regional Transit ………………….……….. (800) 266-6883
The Bridge (24-Hour)..................................(619) 521-3939             Dept. of Motor Vehicles ……………………(800) 777-0133
  Must be referred by probation or agency.                                       District Attorneys
                                                                                 Victim Assistance Program………………...(619) 531-4041
Storefront......................................................(619) 325-3527
  Drop-in center 8AM-6PM, Night shelter 6PM-8AM. No Fees.                        County Earthquake Preparedness ………. (858) 565-3490
                                                                                 Immigration & Naturalization …………… (800) 375-5283
YMCA Youth & Family Services...............(619) 543-9850                          (National Customer Service)
  Ages 16-21. 18 month residential program. Requires referral.                   Poison Control …………………………….. (800) 876-4766
                                                                                 San Diego Kids Health
YMCA Oz San Diego Teen Shelter                                                    Assurance Network (SD-KHAN) ….……… (800) 675-2229
Clairemont ………………………………… (858) 270-8213                                          Chula Vista Police Department ………….. (619) 691-5151
Oceanside …………………………………. (760) 721-8930                                          Carlsbad Police Department ……………... (760) 931-2197
  Open 24 Hrs. Shelter, counseling. Sliding fee scale.
                                                                                 Coronado Police Department …………….. (619) 522-7350
Casa Nuestra Teen Shelter ………………. (619) 498-0555                                 El Cajon Police Department ……………… (619) 579-3311
   Ages 12-17. Shelter, counseling, sliding scale fee. Emergency                 Escondido Police Department ……………. (760) 839-4721
   short-term shelter. Open 24 hours.                                            La Mesa Police Department ……………… (619) 667-1420
                                                                                 Oceanside Police Department ……………. (760) 435-4900
                                                                                 National City Police Department ………… (619) 336-4400
Also, see the section on Counseling on page 16-17
                                                                                 San Diego Police Dept. ……………………. (619) 531-2065
                                                                                 San Diego County Sheriff Department ….. (858) 565-5200
                                                                                 Sheriff’s Department Imperial Beach …… (619) 498-2400
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                                                                                   You DON’T have to keep this secret anymore. If this is
Samahan Youth-to-Youth Center................(619) 477-4451 x308                   happening now or has happened in the past, talking to someone
  Provides after school programs, outdoor activities, Intergenerational programs   you trust will help you.
and Job/Career planning.
                                                                                   Even though you may have mixed feelings about the other person
Samahan Youth Drop-in Center...................(619) 477-4451                      involved, and even though you may be afraid to tell anyone about
Samahan Teen Clinic.....................................(619) 477-4451 x310        this, try to find someone you trust to talk to. Talking can help you
  Offers confidential reproductive health services and HIV screening and           sort out your feelings; it will help you feel less alone and it will
counseling                                                                         help you find ways to begin the healing process.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide                                                              Center for Community Solutions …………(858) 272-1767
Prevention Program.......................................(760) 635-5904             Rape Crisis Hotline (24 hour) 7 days a week. Crisis counseling,
                                                                                    support groups. No fees. Bilingual Staff.

                                                                                   Children’s Service Bureau and
                                                                                   Child Abuse Hotline ………………………. (858) 560-2191
                                                                                    ……………………………………………. (800) 344-6000
                                                                                     24 Hours/7 days a week. Always someone to talk to.
                                                                                     Bilingual: English and Spanish. No fees.

                                                                                   San Diego District Attorney’s
                                                                                    Stalking Strike Force Message Line...........(619) 515-8900
                                                                                   Women’s Resource Center Hotline...............(760) 757-3500
                                                                                     (24-HOUR) Crisis intervention, counseling, emergency food & clothing.

                                                                                   YWCA Domestic Violence Services...............(619) 234-3164
                                                                                     (24-HOUR)




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                   RAPE & SEXUAL ABUSE                                   ALCOHOL, DRUGS AND TOBACCO
RAPE is a violent assault on your body, mind, and spirit.                When used in large amounts, over a long period of time, or in the
                                                                         wrong combination, alcohol, drugs and tobacco can kill. Effects
RAPE or the attempt to do it is a crime. The rapist can be               depend on many factors including height, weight, and physiology.
anyone… a date, a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or someone you         Drugs are VERY unpredictable and their effects on the body differ
do not know.                                                             from person to person. Some of the dangers of experimenting with
                                                                         drugs and/or alcohol are:
You have the right to say NO to anyone who tries to touch you in                Overdose
any way that makes you feel uncomfortable. If the person will not
                                                                                Physical illness
leave you alone, try to get away as soon as possible.
                                                                                Accidents
                                                                                Use of impure or unknown drugs
IF YOU HAVE BEEN RAPED:
                                                                                Addiction
     First, call the police as soon as possible; they will have you
     examined by a physician or trained nurse for injuries or                   Problems with family, work, school, etc.
     STDs                                                                       Trouble with the law
     Do not shower or wash your clothes                                         AIDS (if needles are shared)
     The local Rape Crisis Center will be notified                              Death
     Seek counseling – sexual assault is traumatic                              Uncharacteristic violent behavior

Don’t be afraid to call for help no matter who assaulted you.            Alcohol is a liquid drug. It is the most abused drug in the United
Even if it is a family member.                                           States in all age groups. Alcohol is a depressant that slows a
                                                                         person’s heart rate and breathing and affects the part of the brain,
     SEXUAL ASSAULT IS NEVER THE VICTIM’S FAULT
                                                                         which controls mood and emotion.
Sexual Abuse is the same thing as rape, but often continues over
                                                                         FACTS:
long periods of time, with the abuser convincing the victim to keep
                                                                              Games such as “chugging” (drinking large amounts of
the secret. If you are being touched by a family member, date,
                                                                              alcohol in a short time) can kill you.
teacher, adult friend, or someone else, and it makes you feel
                                                                              Mixing alcohol with downers or other drugs is extremely
uncomfortable…If you are having sex with someone and you don’t
                                                                              dangerous. Wrong combinations can kill you.
want to continue, but are afraid of what will happen if you say no
or tell anyone, you may be the victim of sexual abuse. Victims of             Drinking or using any drugs during pregnancy is extremely
sexual abuse need exactly what Rape victims need as listed above.             dangerous to the unborn fetus.
                                                                              Drinking and driving can cause injury or kill you, and/or
IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!! You did not cause this to happen.                     others and, at the very least, lead to arrest and loss of your
                                                                              license.
It is illegal for a person 18 years or older to have sex with a person        Drunk driving is a leading cause of DEATH in young
under the age of 18.                                                          people ages 18 through 24. Stay Safe!

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                                                                         GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL OR TRANSGENDER
OTHER DRUGS include:                                                                    RESOURCES
    Stimulants such as cocaine, crack, amphetamines, caffeine,
    and nicotine.                                                  If you or someone you know is gay, lesbian, bisexual or
                                                                   transgender or thinks he or she might be, you may want to find a
    Depressants such as barbiturates tranquilizers and
                                                                   support group or someone sympathetic to talk with. Talking to a
    methaqualone.
                                                                   support person can be helpful even if you are unsure about your
    Marijuana.
                                                                   feelings.
    Hallucinogens such as LSD.
                                                                   Feeling an attraction towards someone of the same sex is not
TOBACCO can be smoked or chewed and contains nicotine              unusual for teens. While it may be confusing, it does not
which can cause lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease.          necessarily indicate that you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or
Smokeless tobacco (chewing) may increase the risk of oral cancer   transgender.
and dental problems. Both chewing and smoking tobacco are
addictive.                                                         See the following resources and also the section on
                                                                   COUNSELING on page 16-17
                                                                   Center for Community Solutions …………(858) 272-1767
                                                                     24 hrs/7 days a week. Referrals for crisis counseling, support groups.
                                                                     No fees. Bilingual Staff.

                                                                   LGBT Community Center
                                                                   Ask for “Common Ground”.........................(619) 260-6380
                                                                     Open discussion for LGBT questions. Meets Wed. 6 pm – 7 pm.
                                                                     Ages 14-20.

                                                                   LGBT Community Center
                                                                   Ask for “Gay Youth Alliance”......................(619) 692-2077
                                                                     10AM – 5PM

                                                                   Hillcrest Youth Center...................................(619) 497-2920
                                                                    T-Th 5PM – 9PM. Fri 5PM – 10PM. Sat 4PM – 10PM

                                                                             HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN & TEENS
                                                                   San Diego Kids Health
                                                                    Assurance Network (SD-KHAN) ………...(800) 675-2229
                                                                                                      (619) 692-8428



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  FAMILY PLANNING / BIRTH CONTROL RESOURCES                                  CHECKLIST FOR ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE:
                                                                             This list of questions can help you determine if your use or
Prenatal Care Network..................................(800) 675-BABY        someone else’s use of alcohol or drugs is a problem.
 Access to Insurance & Prenatal Care                             (2229)
Planned Parenthood Clinics..........................(888) 743-PLAN                             ANSWER “YES” OR “NO”
  Neighborhood clinics throughout San Diego County.           (7526)
  Call for a clinic near to you.                                             DO YOU OR DOES SOMEONE YOU KNOW:
                                                                                  Drink/do drugs because of problems?
SANDAPP (San Diego Adolescence,                                                   Drink/do drugs when mad at others?
Pregnancy, and Parenting) ……………….... (619) 525-7474                               Find grades or work habits are starting to slip?
  M-F 7:30AM – 4:30PM
                                                                                  Drink/do drugs even when not meaning to?
Teen Health Center..........................................(619) 239-0268        Drink/do drugs in the morning? Before school/work?
  M-F 8AM – 5PM. Bilingual. Primary care services. Pregnancy testing,             Have blackouts (can’t remember periods of time?)
  Pregnancy counseling, Health education, Nursing case management, Peer           Lie about drinking/drug use?
  education. Insurance. Sliding Scale Fees
                                                                                  Ever get in trouble because of drinking/drug use?
Teen Options (Pregnancy/                                                          Think it’s cool to get drunk or high?
Parenting Teens) ………………………….....(619) 521-2250                                    Drink/do drugs and drive?
  M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
                                                                             If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, you DO
                                                                             have a problem.




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            ALCOHOL & DRUG REHAB RESOURCES                                             FAMILY PLANNING, BIRTH CONTROL,
                                                                                               AND PREGNANCY
Alateen – Alanon …………………………..(619) 296-2666
 (24-HOUR)                                                                    PREGNANCY:

Alcoholics Anonymous …………………….(619) 265-8762                                  If you or someone you know thinks she is pregnant, it’s important
  (24-HOUR) Ask for a young people’s group.                                   to have a pregnancy test in a medical setting as soon as possible.
  Spanish group…………………………….. (619) 280-7224                                   Tests done with kits at home are not always accurate.
Bay View Hospital …………………………(619) 426-6310                                    The agencies listed on page 29 can help you to find the right
  (24 Hour) Chemical Dependency. For teens and concerned parents              program to help you make important decisions about your
                                                                              pregnancy, and to receive the services you need. Many of them
Cocaine Anonymous ……………….………(858) 268-9109
                                                                              offer some services, (like pregnancy testing), for free.
Crash……………………...…………………(619) 263-6663
   (M-F 9AM – 5 PM) Drug and Alcohol programs.
                                                                              If you are pregnant, you need to talk with someone you can trust
  Fee services for 18 years and above. For older teens                        and get prenatal attention right away. You may be able to receive
  and concerned parents                                                       Medi-Cal benefits in order to get proper care during your
                                                                              pregnancy.
McAlister Institute (MITE)………………. (619) 442-0277
  Call for locations. For teens and concerned parents                         San Diego City Schools and Sweetwater School District have
                                                                              special programs available for pregnant and parenting teens. The
Narcotics Anonymous …………………… (800) 479-0062
(M-F 8AM - 10PM) Ask for teen group
                                                                              school nurse can refer you to these programs.
                                                                              BIRTH CONTROL:
Palavra Tree................................................ (619) 263-7768
 All ages. Emphasis on teens                                                  If you are a sexually active male or female you can get birth
 24 Hour toll free hotline............................. (877) 826-1545        control information from the following resources. Condoms are
                                                                              the only contraceptive method that provides protection against
Phoenix House                                                                 pregnancy and STDs. You can get information or purchase birth
 Ages 12-17 and concerned parents.                                            control resources without your parent’s knowledge.
         Central…………………………….. (619) 226-2663
         East….………………………………(619) 445-0405
         North……………………………….. (760) 634-7610
Teen Recovery Center (TRC) …………… (619) 521-2250
   (M-F,   8 AM – 4:30 PM)

Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC).. (619) 521-5720
  (M-Th 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM) Ages 12-17. Must be
                              Medi-Cal Eligible.
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            RESOURCES FOR EATING DISORDERS                                                              CHILD ABUSE
                 AND WEIGHT PROBLEMS
                     (CONTINUED)                                                When we think of child abuse, we may think of someone
                                                                                physically harming a small child. But about one-third of the
Resources for Eating Disorders.............www.edreferral.com                   victims of child abuse are teens. Child abuse includes neglect and
                                                                                emotional abuse as well as physical and sexual abuse.
San Diego County Info Line......................... 2-1-1
Shakti Rising..................................................(619) 501-2746   Some studies have shown that one in every three girls and one in
                                                                                every six boys become victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18.
Trish Stanley Institute..................................(858) 455-5557         The abuser usually threatens or blames the victim, so that the
  Ages 11-18. Eating Disorders, Anxiety & Depression and
  Relationship issues.                                                          victim will keep the abuse a secret.

                                                                                An abuser is usually someone the child knows – A family member
                                                                                or a well-known adult the victim trusts. They are likely to repeat
                                                                                the abuse. As they do, the violence grows worse.

                                                                                Here are some signs of physical and sexual abuse:
                                                                                      Damage to the skin like burns, cuts, bruises
                                                                                      Injury to the genitals or anus
                                                                                      Nightmares
                                                                                      Fear of certain places or people
                                                                                      Loss of appetite
                                                                                      Unexplained changes in how the child or teen acts at school
                                                                                      or with friends
                                                                                      Acting out the abuses with friends or in drawings
                                                                                      Excessive masturbation or preoccupation with sex
                                                                                      Use of drugs or alcohol
                                                                                      Self-mutilation (burning self with cigarettes, jabbing with
                                                                                      pens, etc.)




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            What are Emotional Abuse and Neglect?                                  RESOURCES FOR EATING DISORDERS
                                                                                        AND WEIGHT PROBLEMS
       Emotional Abuse:
       Occurs when the adult(s) in charge frequently or even           Bridge of Life.................................................(877) 995-4337
                                                                         Age 15 & above. Concerned parents. Residential, 30 day minimum.
       constantly use screaming, threatening, blaming, sarcasm, or       Fee based
       put downs as ways to control.
                                                                       Compulsive Eaters Anonymous...................(619) 543-8961
       An adult who is always depressed, negative, picking fights        Support groups. Call for specific locations and days.
       with the other members of the household can also be a
                                                                       Eating Disorder Referral &
       source of emotional abuse.
                                                                       Information Hotline......................................(858) 792-7463
       Emotional Neglect:                                              Harmony Grove.............................................(858) 342-1514
       Occurs when parents ignore children. It may happen
       because the parents are using drugs or alcohol, or because      Healthy Within..................................www.healthywithin.com
       they have their own problems, but it can have serious             ANAD Eating Disorder Support Group. New support groups starting
       effects on children and teens.                                    in January 2007.

       Physical Neglect:                                               Independent Consultants (Previously Oak Knoll)
       Is also a form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or             Karen L. Ritter, LCSW....................(619) 987-8488
       caretaker fails to provide a child or teen with adequate              Karlyn Pleasants, Psy. D..................(619) 708-4033
       food, shelter, clothing, supervision, and/or medical care.            Dietician Kelly Hinds, R.D...............(619) 886-2396

If you suspect a child or teen you know is being abused, or if you     Integrated Self-Image Systems.....................(858) 450-3210
                                                                          Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Associated Disorders, Weight Problems.
are being abused yourself, CALL FOR HELP. IT IS NOT                       Sliding scale on fees. Takes Insurance.
YOUR FAULT AND YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME. Keeping
the abuse a secret does not help you or anyone else; keeping the       Overeaters Anonymous (24-HOUR) .……. (619) 521-2538
secret only causes the cycle of pain and shame to go on.
                                                                       Rational Recovery.........................................(530) 621-2667
NOTE: Legally, you have certain rights. You have the right                                                                  www.rational.org
                                                                          Self recovery. Home Based. Parents need to participate.
always to be safe, to have a safe place to live, medical care, food,
and clean clothing.                                                    Residential Treatment for Women..............(760) 436-8930
                                                                          Ages 12-55. Fee based. Most Insurance will cover.
See YOUR RIGHTS, page 3




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Symptoms of Bulimia:
     Repeated episodes of binge eating and purging                                   CHILD ABUSE RESOURCES
     Feeling out of control during a binge
                                                                  Center for Community
     Purging after a binge                                        Solutions Hot Line…………………………(858) 272-1767
     Frequent dieting                                              24 Hrs/7 days a week. Crisis counseling/support group’s/trial advocacy.
     Extreme concern with body weight and shape                    No fees. Referrals for counseling and support groups. Bilingual Staff

Compulsive Overeating is characterized primarily by periods of    Children’s Service Bureau and
impulsive or continuous overeating and dieting resulting in       Child Abuse Hotline ……………………… (858) 560-2191
recurrent weight gain and loss. Compulsive overeaters are not                                   (800) 344-6000
                                                                   24 hours/7 days a week. Always someone to talk to.
always overweight. Body weight may vary from normal to mild,
                                                                   Bilingual: English and Spanish. No fees.
moderate, or severely obese.
                                                                  Child Help U.S.A …………………………. (800) 422-4453
Symptoms of Compulsive Overeating:                                 24 hours/7 days a week. No fees. Bilingual: English and Spanish.
     Unable to control food intake
     Repeated attempts to diet, but weight is always gained       RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network)
     back, plus additional pounds                                 Hotline ………………………………….. (800) 656-HOPE
     Feelings of guilt or shame after eating                       (24 hour) Referrals for many problems.    (4673)
     Eating for emotional comfort in order to escape worries or
     trouble                                                      YMCA STRESS Program ………………(619) 691-1331
                                                                    Counseling for children witnessing/experiencing family violence.
     Eating when not hungry                                         (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) Sliding fee.
     Eating sensibly in front of others, then binge eating when
     alone                                                        Also see the section on COUNSELING on page 16-17

Your health insurance may provide counseling and group support
free of charge.




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         CHILD CARE & PARENTING RESOURCES                                       EATING DISORDERS AND WEIGHT PROBLEMS
Learning to be a good parent is very important. We learn how to            Eating Disorders:
be parents from our own parents, friends, TV, movies and books.
Sometimes we learn parenting techniques that are not the best              Eating or not eating to feel better about yourself, to avoid your
ones. Child development and parenting classes can help you                 feelings, or to try to feel like you’re in control is not healthy. This
become a better parent. Some resources are:                                misuse of food is called an eating disorder.
       Child development classes at your High School or                    Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and
       Community College. See your school counselor.                       compulsive overeating. They are all serious emotional problems
       Classes through your Health Insurance or HMO.                       that can have life-threatening physical consequences. Teens with
       Community based organizations such as the following:                these disorders need to seek medical advice.

Planned Parenthood Clinics …..…………. (619) 881-4500                         Anorexia Nervosa is characterized primarily by self-starvation
  (M-F 8:30AM – 5PM)                                                       and excessive weight loss. It can be very serious and even deadly.
 Call Center……. .. ……………..………...(888) 743-7526                             Most people with anorexia are thin but don’t see themselves that
  Neighborhood clinics throughout San Diego County. Providing              way. Weight is lost through fasting, excessive exercise, and/or
  reproductive health care, call for a clinic near to you.
                                                                           purging, (self-induced vomiting). A large number of people who
SANDAPP (San Diego Adolescence,                                            have anorexia are between the ages of 12 and 18 and are primarily
Pregnancy, and Parenting) ……………….. (619) 525-7474                          female.
  (M-F 7:30AM – 4:30PM)
Teen Options (Pregnancy/                                                   Symptoms of Anorexia:
Parenting Teens) ………..………………… (619) 521-2250                                    Loss of at least 15% of body weight
  (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)                                                       Intense fear of weight gain
                                                                                Distorted body image
                                                                                In females, loss of three consecutive menstrual periods
                                                                                Insistence of keeping weight below a healthy minimum
Also see the section on Family Planning, Birth Control, and Pregnancy on
page 28-29                                                                 Bulimia is characterized primarily by a cycle of binge eating
                                                                           followed by purging. After eating compulsively, a bulimic will
                                                                           throw up, take laxatives or pills to make the body lose water
                                                                           weight, engage in excessive exercise, or fast (eat no food at all).
                                                                           Negative effects include: ulcers, hernias, ruptured stomach or
                                                                           esophagus, dental problems, and even heart attacks.




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Some ways to help a grieving friend:
      Just listen. Try to be non-judgmental.                                                     COUNSELING
      If you don’t know what to say, just say, “I’m sorry about
                                                                        If things you are feeling or doing begin to interfere with your
      your loss.”
                                                                        normal every day activities, you may need to try counseling. If
      Don’t try to replace the loss. If your friend has lost a pet, a
                                                                        you or someone close to you is experiencing one or more of the
      new one is probably not what they want right now. They
                                                                        following warning signs, counseling can be helpful:
      need time to grieve the loss of the old pet.
                                                                                Sudden changes in mood or behavior
      Be aware that holidays and anniversary dates are especially
                                                                                Depression – feeling unhappy for a long time
      hard times for grievers. Let them know you’re there for
      them at these times, too, not just during the time the loss               Anxiety – strong feelings of fear or nervousness
      occurred.                                                                 Losing temper over small things
                                                                                Dropping grades
Also, see Counseling; page 16-17 most counseling centers offer                  Excessive sleeping
grief support counseling.
                                                                        In the San Diego area, the following resources can assist you in
                                                                        locating the best and/or closest place for you to get counseling.
                                                                        You might also talk with your school counselor and see what
                                                                        assistance he/she can provide.

                                                                        Once you contact a counseling center, you can ask whether your
                                                                        parents’ permission is required for you to receive services. Ask
                                                                        about special services for teens, fees, and appointment times.
                                                                        Many counseling centers adjust their fees based on your ability to
                                                                        pay. (This is usually called a sliding scale.) If you have a health
                                                                        insurance plan, it may provide counseling free of charge. Even
                                                                        one session can help.




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                    COUNSELING RESOURCES                                                              DEATH & DYING
                                                                                                     CHRONIC ILLNESS
Building Bridges Together…………………(888) 843-5800                                                        GRIEF SUPPORT
 (Mon – Fri 8AM – 6:30PM) Ages 6-18. Information & referral line
                                                                            Grief happens when we experience a loss. It might be a loss
Center for Community Solutions …………(858) 272-2767                           because of a death; but we can also experience grief over other
 (24-HOUR Help line.) 7 days/week. Sexual Assault &                         kinds of loss. The loss of health when illness strikes us or a loved
  Domestic Violence                                                         one; the loss of our family as we know it due to divorce or
                                                                            separation; the loss of a home to fire, flood, or weather; or the loss
Mental Health Systems, Inc……………….(760) 747-0205                             of a good friend who moves far away: these are all losses which
 Ages 7-17. Mon – Fri 8AM-7PM. Counseling & drug prevention
                                                                            can result in grieving.
Mid-City Family Resource Center………..(619) 283-9624                          Grieving is not an easy thing to do. Although it’s normal to want
 Ask for: Social Advocates for Youth/Anger Management/counseling.
                                                                            to ignore or blot out feelings of pain, this is not what will heal us.
North County Lifeline……………………..(760) 757-0118                               What heals the pain and feelings of loss is action. One of the best
 Counseling for families & teens. Sliding scale fee. Legal services/after
school programs, etc.
                                                                            actions you can take is to talk to someone who is non-judgmental
                                                                            and who won’t try to “fix” you. Joining a support group can
San Diego Youth and                                                         provide a place where you can talk about your feelings and hear
Community Services….................................(619) 225-9305          what other people have been through.
 Call for information on drop-in services
                                                                            Center for Community Solutions ……..…. (858) 272-1767
SAY San Diego..............................................(619) 283-9624     24 hrs/7 days a week. Referrals for Crisis counseling and support groups.
                                                                              Bilingual Staff
South Bay Community Services..................(619) 420-3640
                                                                            Children’s Bereavement
YMCA Youth and Family Services.............(619) 543-9850                   Support Groups ………………….................(619) 278-6480
                                                                              (San Diego Hospice ) Family bereavement support group
Teen Line ……………………………….… (800) TLC-TEEN                                       Tues. 6 AM – 8 PM Free.
 Mon – Fri 6PM-10PM      (800) 852-8336
                                                                            Crisis Hotline (24 Hour) ……………….….. (800) 479-3339

                                                                            Survivors of Suicide Loss (24 hours)……….(619) 482-0297

                                                                            Survivors of Violent Loss ………………… (619) 685-0005




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                                                                                                       DATING VIOLENCE

California Youth Hotline……………….......(800) 843-5200                               If you or someone you’re with is hurt or in danger, get away and
                                                                                  get help from a friend, neighbor, or other trustworthy adult. Call
Teen Line....................................................... (800) 852-8336   911 for ambulance and/or police assistance. Also see the section
                                                                                  on Rape/Sexual Abuse, on page 29-30.
San Diego Family Justice Center.................(866) 933-HOPE
                                                          (4673)                  Are you going out with someone who:
                                                                                         Is jealous and possessive toward you, won’t let you have
See also COUNSELING, Page 16-17                                                          friends, checks up on you, or won’t accept breaking up?
                                                                                         Tries to control you by being very bossy, giving orders,
                                                                                         making all the decisions, or doesn‘t take your opinion
                                                                                         seriously?
                                                                                         Is scary, threatens you, uses or owns weapons?
                                                                                         Is violent, has a history of fighting, loses his/her temper
                                                                                         quickly, or brags about mistreating others?
                                                                                         Pressures you for sex, is forceful or scary about sex?
                                                                                         Blames you when he/she mistreats you, saying you
                                                                                         provoked him/her, pressed his/her buttons or made him/her
                                                                                         do it?
                                                                                         Has a history of bad relationships and always blames the
                                                                                         other person for all the problems?
                                                                                         Believes that men should be in control and powerful and
                                                                                         women should be passive and submissive or vice versa?
                                                                                         Your friends and family have warned you and told you they
                                                                                         were worried for your safety?
                                                                                         Is not just hitting you, but also yells, threatens, calls or
                                                                                         pages obsessively, calls you names, says “ I’ll kill myself if
                                                                                         you leave me.”

                                                                                                THESE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS OF
                                                                                                     RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE




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WHAT TO DO IF MY PARTNER IS ABUSIVE AND I WANT OUT.                                        DATING VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Remember: Abusive relationships tend to get worse, not better.            Center for Community Solutions................(858) 272-1767
Resist the temptation to give the abusive person “one more                   24-HOUR Help line. Referrals for Crisis counseling. Bilingual Staff.
chance”. It will NOT stop the abuse.
                                                                          San Diego County Domestic
Also, know that if you are attempting to break up with a possessive        Violence Hotline..........................................(888) 385-4657
person who shows the warning signs of dating violence, you need
to consult with someone knowledgeable who can guide you                   National Domestic
through the process safely.                                                Violence Hotline..........................................(800) 799-7233
                                                                            Open 24 hrs/7 days a week. English & Spanish. Information about
Referral of violent or out-of-control people to programs designed           violence for adolescents.
to help them deal with their anger in more acceptable ways is the
best way to help a person end the cycle of violence.                      San Diego District Attorney’s
                                                                           Stalking Strike Force Message Line.........(619) 515-8900
       Talk with your parents, another family member, a friend, your
       physician, a counselor, a faith or spiritual leader, or someone
                                                                          Women’s Resource Center Hotline.............(760) 757-3500
                                                                            (24-HOUR)
       else you trust. If you remain isolated from friends and family,
       your abuser has more opportunity to control and abuse you.         YWCA Domestic Violence Services.............(619) 234-3164
       Get help from professionals. Your community will have places         (24-HOUR)
       you can go for help. A list of phone numbers is on page 20.
       If the abuse happens at school, report it to a school counselor,   Samahan Teen Clinic.....................................(619) 477-4451 x310
       teacher or School Resource Officer.
       Keep a log of the abuse. You may need it as evidence if you        South Bay Community Services...................(800) 640-2933
                                                                            (24-HOUR)
       have to take legal action.
       Do not meet the abuser alone. Do not let the abuser in your home   Domestic Violence Hotline............................(800) 640-2933
       or car when you are alone.
       Avoid being alone at school, your job or on the way to and from    Casa Nuestra Run Away Teen Shelter.........(619) 498-0555
       places.                                                              Ages 12-17. Counseling. Open 24 Hours.
       Always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to
       be back.                                                           Teen Center.....................................................(619) 691-7732
       Establish a regular time and place to contact someone so they
       will know to check on you if they do not hear from you as          Break the Cycle...............................................(888) 988-TEEN
       scheduled.                                                          (24-HOUR)                                                             (8336)

    IF YOU HAVE BEEN RAPED, CALL ONE OF THE RAPE HOTLINES
                     LISTED IN THIS BOOK.


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