Resources for teens 

In crisis? Get help now:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 - Available 24 hours everyday

The National Domestic Abuse Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) - Available 24/7 in over 200 languages

Crisis Call Center: Call 1 (800) 273-8255   Text: “ANSWER” to 839863

Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741 - for free, 24/7 crisis support in the US

Local resources for Flathead Valley parents and families

Drug Use / Addiction 

Substance abuse in Montana - a summary of state level initiatives for the Department of Justice

Need help opening a dialogue to speak with your child about alcohol? Take a look at this publication from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alocholism to get some ideas.

Need help talking with your teen about drugs? Here's an article from the Huffington Post with 6 Tips for parents to begin the conversation.  


Free dinners in the Flathead served at 6 pm


Flathead Valley Health & Wellness Resource Guide - Whether you are struggling yourself or know someone who is, we hope this guide will help you navigate through your difficult times or support those in need.  Our goal is to provide a comprehensive guide for the Flathead Valley.

Looking for something that isn't here? Check out ASSIST for a list of resources here in the Flathead Valley.

Montana 211 connects you with the community resources, services, and assistance you need.

Resources for volunteers and the community

  The impacts of TRAUMA

Trauma and the Brain - a YouTube video explaining more about trauma and how it affects our brain

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - a TED Talk about how childhood trauma affects health

Intro to Trauma and the importance of trauma informed care - An article explaining what trauma is and why trauma-informed care is important

Trauma Tips for Understanding and Healing (a four-part series)   Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network - For understanding different trauma typestreatments that worktrauma-informed systems, and other resources.

Take the ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) quiz and the Resiliency Quiz

  Adolescent Brain Development

The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain - a TED Talk comparing the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains - an NPR interview explaining the development of the brain and how it affects decision-making

  Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice: Why do we need it?  - a YouTube video explaining an alternative to the current criminal justice system

Little Book of Restorative Justice - a book by Howard Zehr