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Helpful Resources

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Al-Anon Family Support Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous
DHEC Helps SC Kick the Habit
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Hotline
Drug Facts
Information about inhalants and whippets
Information about prescription drug abuse
Informed Parents. The Anti-Drug.
Lexington County Community Mental Health
Lexington One Community Coalition
LRADAC: Prevention Resources
LRADAC: The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Morris Village at Hall: alcohol and drug treatment
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Research about Inhalant Use in Adolescents
Substance Abuse Treatment for Marijuana
Tips for parents to keep children drug free
Tobacco Cessation
United Way 211

Crisis Information and Support

Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center
Lexington County Health Department
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
LRADAC: The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands
Managing strong emotional reactions to traumatic events: Tips for families and teachers
National Child Abuse Hotline
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, SC Branch
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
National Runaway Switchboard
Planned Parenthood
Poison Control Center 
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
SC Dept. of Juvenile Justice
SC Dept. of Social Services
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Sister Care: crisis and emergency shelter
Three Rivers Behavioral Health System

Emergency Assistance

Cooperative Ministry: food, medicine, utilities assistance
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Family Shelter: emergency housing
Lexington Interfaith Community Services: emergency food, clothing and counseling
His House: temporary shelter for men
Killingsworth: women’s shelter
Oliver Gospel Mission: shelter for men
Red Cross
United Way 211
The Woodyard Fund: provides families with assistance in paying electric bills = (803) 794-6778
DHEC Care Line: assistance/information pertaining to Health and Social Services Resources
Information on homeless and foster children
More information on homeless and foster children

General Community Resources

State Agencies and Community Organizations

Lexington One Community Coalition
University of South Carolina Children’s Law Center: Publications
Boys and Girls Club
S.C. Department of Social Services
S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs
Midlands Regional Education Center
S.C. Advocates for Epilepsy
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
S.C. Recreation and Aging Commission
S.C. Commission on Higher Education
Family Service Center of S.C.
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Columbia Urban League
S.C. School for the Deaf and Blind Resident Program
Federation Center of the Blind
S.C. Department of Education
Easter Seals
S.C. P.T.A.
S.C. Career Information System
The Salvation Army
Rotary Club of Lexington
S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation: counseling for all state employees
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice
S.C. Information Directory
South Carolina Public Libraries

Law Enforcement, Legal Services and School Laws

Lexington One’s Tip Line — Anonymously call 803-636-8317, fill out a form here or email your safety concern to 1607@alert1.us.com.

Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 1-888-274-6372

Lexington County Department of Social Services
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department
S.C. Association of School Resource Officers
Understanding Child Protection in South Carolina
The S.C. Legislature Online
Kid’s Law: A publication explaining a variety of laws effecting kids
S.C. Oversight Committee
Understanding No Child Left Behind
National Center for Victims of Crime
S.C. Dept. of Juvenile Justice

Lexington District One Guidance and Counseling Departments

Primary School

Gilbert Primary

Elementary Schools

Carolina Springs Elementary
Deerfield Elementary
Forts Pond Elementary
Gilbert Elementary
Lake Murray Elementary
Lexington Elementary (Facebook)
Meadow Glen Elementary
Midway Elementary
New Providence Elementary
Oak Grove Elementary
Pelion Elementary
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Red Bank Elementary
Rocky Creek Elementary
Saxe Gotha Elementary
White Knoll Elementary

Middle Schools

Carolina Springs Middle
Gilbert Middle
Lexington Middle
Meadow Glen Middle
Pelion Middle
Pleasant Hill Middle
White Knoll Middle

High Schools

Gilbert High
Lexington High (Twitter)
Lexington Technology Center
Pelion High
River Bluff High (Facebook)
White Knoll High

Mental Health and Counseling Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Lexington County Mental Health
Lutheran Services in the Carolinas
SC Share: support groups for emotional problems and mental illness
SC Vocational Rehabilitation: counseling for all state employees
Support Group Network: assistance in starting a support group
Palmetto Health Baptist Counseling
Family Service Center of SC
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
USC Psychological Service Center
Outsmart in the Midlands: support organization for sexual minority or questions youth (803) 779-6568
Outward Bound: experiential wilderness programs
PRO-Parents of South Carolina: parent training and information for parents or children with special needs
William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute
Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center
Morris Village at Hall - Department of Mental Health - alcohol and drug treatment
Behavioral Care at Palmetto Baptist
Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Hospital (Support Groups)


Parenting Tips and Support

Help with Math assistance for K through grade 7 based on the SC College and Career–Ready Standards
Learning activities for children  ages 5-11
Math activities for children preschool through grade 5
SC Family–Friendly Standards for Grades K through 12

For ages pre K-Elementary

Reading encouragement and activities for children from infancy through age 6
Great site for parents of young children
Resources to help pre-school children develop skills necessary for success in school and in life
Helping Your Child series , U.S. Dept. of Education
SC First Steps
Activities for children from infancy through age 6 that encourage reading

For Middle School ages

Tips for parents of children ages 10-14
LRADAC: Prevention Resources
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Bully awareness and prevention
S.C. Occupational Information (SCOIS)
Homework help
Understanding Career Clusters
Resources about Relational Aggression
Information and resources to help parents and students coping with a disability
Explore test for career exploration

For High School ages

LRADAC: Prevention Resources
S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities
S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
Sexual Activity in Teens
Abusive Teen relationships
National Dropout Prevention Center
4-year college-prep requirements
Getting Ready for College
S.C. diploma requirements
S.C. Educational Lottery Scholarship Guidelines
Kid’s Law: A publication explaining a variety of laws affecting kids
Truancy and Neglect

General Parenting Resources

Promoting Educational Excellence for All Americans
Building Blocks for a Healthy Future
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
General Academic Success for k-12
Research-based tips for parents
Academic Activities for elementary, middle and high school-aged children
10 Habits of Successful Students
Identifying Risk and Finding Protective Factors in Youth
Lexington School District One Parent Information and Resource Center = (803) 808-1462
Lexington One Community Coalition
Kid’s Law: A publication explaining a variety of laws affecting kids
Truancy and Neglect

Physical Health, Wellness and Safety

Eating Disorder Resources

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Center for Eating Disorders

Relational Aggression and Bullying Resources

Lexington One Safety Line, Anonymous Tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: call (803) 821-1297
Relational Aggression
Sexting Prevention and Online Safety
Relationship abuse in teens
Stop Bullying
National Center for Bully Prevention
SC Model Policy for Anti-Bullying Prevention
Youth Violence Prevention Resources
Cyber Bullying Information and Prevention
Bullying Myths
Bullying tips and for teachers, counselors, parents and administrators

Sexual Health and Pregnancy Prevention

S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
American Social Health Association
Planned Parenthood
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center
American Cancer Society Hotline
Sexual Activity in Teens
Daniel's Law

Healthy Eating and Fitness Resources

Healthy Eating through the USDA Food Pyramid
American Heart Association
SC Recreation and Aging Commission
YMCA Family Center
Fitness Information to Education and Inspire Children
Nutrition and Fitness for Kids: Parent Tips for Raising Healthy Kids
Palmetto Athletic Center
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The President's Fitness Challenge

Wellness and Safety Resources

Lexington One Safety Line, Anonymous Tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: call (803) 821-1297
Kid’s Law: A publication explaining a variety of laws effecting kids
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)
SC Aids Hotline
DHEC Care Line
Lexington County Health Department
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, SC Branch
Cyber-Safe Kinds, Cyber-Savvy Teens
Lexington County Children’s Medicaid Clinic = (803) 929-6343
Columbia Free Medical Clinic
USC School of Medicine: Developmental Pediatric Clinic
Lexington Medical Center
Water Safety for Kids
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
S.C. Association of School Resource Officers
School Safety and Crisis

Self-Injurious and Risky Behaviors

Lexington One Safety Line, Anonymous Tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: call (803) 821-1297
Understanding Juvenile Justice
National Gang Crime Research Center
G.A.P. Gang Awareness/Prevention Program
General Information about Self-Injurious Behavior
Cutting Behaviors in Teens
Understanding the choking game
Teen Suicide
Why Teens Hurt Themselves
Self-Injury Foundation

Understanding Educators’ Roles

The Role of Teachers

Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement
Understanding  Mandatory Reporting
A variety of lesson plans for teachers
Homework: A Concern for Teachers
Standards for National Board Certification
Parents Guide to SC Teaching Standards
S.C. Parent Teachers Association
S.C. Teaching Standards

The Role of School Counselors

Ethical standards for school counselors
American School Counselor Association
Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA)
Understanding Mandatory Reporting

The Role of Administrators

Articles for and by Administrators
National Association of Secondary School Principals
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Truancy and Educational Neglect
Understanding  Mandatory Reporting
Addressing grief: Tips for teachers and administrators

Role of School Psychologists

S.C. Association of School Psychologists
Definition of a School Psychologist
National Association of School Psychologists
School Psychologist files
School Psychologist and Reading Achievement

Role of School Nurses

S.C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control
Coordinated School Health program
Information from the S.C. State Dept. of Education
School Nurse Program