Juvenile Resources

Resources for Youth

Youth Programs
https://www.communityaction.us/youth-programs  - links to opportunities for Leadership Development, Workforce Development, Generation Q Programs and other resources for teens and parents

Family Resource Centers – All Programs are Free

The Bridge Family Resource Center                              Community Action’s Family Center
Clinical & Support Options                                               90 Federal Street
Suite A#3                                                                            Greenfield, MA 01301
101 University Drive                                                           413-475-1555
Amherst, MA 01002

Positive Youth Development

PYD is an intentional, prosocial approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people’s strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

William H. Barton & Jeffery A. Butts. Building on Strength: Positive Youth Development in Juvenile Justice Programs. Chicago, IL (2008)
40 Developmental Assets
English: 40 Developmental Assets® for Adolescents (ages 12-18)  
Spanish: 40 Developmental Assets® for Adolescents (ages 12-18)  

Crisis Services

Crisis Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Call if you or your child is in crisis and need immediate support and assistance. It's a good time to call Crisis Services if you or your child have not slept in over 48 hours, are afraid to be alone, or are concerned about your safety or the safety of your child/ren regardless of insurance.

Clinical and Support Options Crisis Services – Available in much of Franklin & Hampshire Counties

Greenfield/Franklin County
Staff on-site 24-hours a day
MCI Youth – 24-hours a day

Athol/N. Quabbin
Staff on-site weekdays, 8AM-8PM
MCI Youth – 24-hours a day

Northampton/Hampshire County
Staff on-site 24-hours a day
MCI Youth – 24-hours a day


BHN Psychiatric Crisis Services – BHN’s Crisis Program provides 24/7 front line response to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, regardless of insurance. BHN provides services on a mobile basis, including home and community-based settings or in an emergency department when needed. 

Available through BHN in Hampden County and parts of Hampshire County (e.g. Granby, Belchertown, South Hadley, Ware):
Call 1-800-437-5922 or (413) 733-6661 or walk in to:  417 Liberty Street, Entrance B, Springfield MA 01104 or 77 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085
Call 911 when there is an urgent medical condition or immediate safety concern

Substance Use & Addiction:

Central Intake & Care Coordination –
617‐661‐3991 or 866‐705‐2807 TTY 617‐661‐9051 -
Provides free and confidential information and referral for Adolescent alcohol and other drug use and addiction treatment, as well as direct Referrals to Youth Residential Programs

MYR (Motivating Youth Recovery) 508‐860‐1244 TTY 508‐860‐5641

Learn to Cope  www.learn2cope.org
Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing http://grasphelp.org/


 “Athletes, Opioids, and Addiction,” a 17-minute video produced by the NWDA featuring Dr. Ruth Potee.

Healthy Relationships
Link to NWDA Dating Relationships a Guide for Teens Brochure
Link to NWDA Sexting brochure
Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students - http://www.doe.mass.edu/sfs/lgbtq/
Center for Women and Community -  https://www.umass.edu/cwc/get-help

http://www.nelcwit.org/   - Franklin County and the North Quabbin region’s domestic violence and rape crisis center, also offers 24-hour medical and police advocacy in cases of sexual assault.
A handout from the same site as above about sexting and coercion: http://www.loveisrespect.org/content/the-pressure-to-sext-what-you-need-to-know-about-sexting-coercion/
A resource for both teens and parents: https://thatsnotcool.com/

Behavioral & Mental Health Agencies

Clinical & Support Options
8 Atwood Drive, Suite 201 Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-582-0471 x5019
Fax: 413-585-9765

Clinical and Support Options Athol
491 Main Street
Athol, MA 01331
Tel (978) 249-9490

Clinical and Support Options-Northampton
8 Atwood Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
Tel. (413) 586-8550
(413) 582-0471

CHD – Center for Human Development
Easthampton Phone (413)529-1764
Greenfield Phone (413)774-6252

River Valley Counseling Center
2 Mechanic St, Units 1-6
Easthampton, MA
413-540-1189 (w)

ServiceNet Outpatient Programs
55 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
Tel (413) 772-2935
Central Intake (877) 984-6855

Center for Community Resilience after Trauma (CCRT)
1 Arch St., Greenfield

UMass Child Trauma Training Center's (CTTC) Centralized Referral System (CRS). The CRS (1-855-LINK-KID) is a free resource for families, providers, and professionals looking to refer children to trauma-focused evidence-based treatment - You can download the LINK-KID brochure HERE.

Mass 2-1-1 is an information and referral line that provides free, confidential information to individuals and families seeking child and elder care, emergency food and shelter, substance abuse treatment, and educational and vocational assistance. If you need help with any if these services, just dial 2-1-1 from any phone in Massachusetts to speak with a friendly information and referral specialist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translation services are available in more than 140 languages.

NPR Life Kit: How To Help A Child Struggling With Anxiety

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University:
InBrief: What is Resilience?
InBrief: The Science of Resilience
InBrief: How Resilience Is Built
How Toxic Stress Affects Us, and What We Can Do About It

National Hotlines:
Al-Anon, Family Groups – 212-301-7240
Alcoholics Anonymous – 212-686-1100
Battered Women’s Task Force – 414-466-1660
Bulimia/Anorexia 24 hour Crisis Line – 800-762-3334
Child Abuse Hotline – 800-442-4453
Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence – 212-206-6770
Eating Disorder Hotline – 800-233-5450
National Legal Aid & Defender Association – 202-452-0620
Narcotics Anonymous – 818-780-3951
Runaway Hotline – 800-231-6946
The Grief Recovery Institute – 800-445-4808

The National Child Taumatic Stress Network