Information in this booklet is offered as informational and referral only. Phone numbers and services may change without notice. Inclusion of an organization or service provider is neither an endorsement nor a guarantee that services will be provided. Some providers and organizations have fees and charges for their services and those are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Texas Family Code: CHAPTER 151. RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
151.001. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF PARENT
Counseling Services: Listed counseling centers, hospitals, shelters, and treatment facilities can work with children and teens individually and with their families. Parents must call and inquire about programs, fees, qualifications, and methods of payment accepted. Information listed here is informational and referral only, not a recommendation by the Carrollton Police Department. Parents must evaluate programs and their suitability for themselves and their children.
Parents have the duty of care, control, protection and reasonable discipline of their children. They have the duty to support the child, including providing the child with clothing, food, shelter, medical and dental care, and education. The duty of a parent to support his/her child exists while the child is an unemancipated minor and continues as long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited secondary school in a program leading toward a high school diploma until the end of the school year in which the child graduates. A parent who fails to discharge the duty of support is liable to a person who provides necessaries to those whom support is owed.
For General Referrals in Dallas County for a wide variety of programs: Dial 211.
Centro de Mi Salud • 214-941-0798 • mapA behavioral health agency that provides outpatient services, individual and family counseling designed especially to fit the needs of the Latino client and/or family. Accepts Medicaid, CHIP, and NorthStar along with private insurance and cash payments.
Child and Family Guidance Center • 214-351-3490 (24 Hour Crisis Line)Offers a full range of psychological testing and assessment, and special programs for children who have experienced neglect, sexual abuse, and/or physical abuse. The Center has five satellite locations for client convenience. Accepts insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Sliding fee scale available.
Christian Works for Children • 972-960-9981 • mapProvides family counseling, including grief counseling for children. Sliding fee scale available.
Counseling Center of Denton (Lewisville) • 800-897-7068
Counseling and Family Development Center, TWU • 940-898-2600 or 940-898-2708Provides counseling for families, couples, groups, and individuals for both adults and children. Sliding fee scale available.
Counseling and Human Development Center- UNT • 940-565-2970 • mapOffers counseling for North Texas individuals and couples including marriage, family, and play therapy for children. Counseling by appointment Monday through Friday. Sliding fee scale available.
Pastoral Counseling Center • 214-526-4525 (24 Hour Line)Provides family/individual counseling and parenting classes. Multilingual counseling available. Offers evening and Saturday appointments and has 31 satellite locations for client convenience. Sliding fee scale available.
Providence of Texas (Funded by ValueOptions and MHMR) • 214-631-7002Assists low income families in getting their child/teen qualified for ValueOptions to obtain behavioral health care. Will provide intense treatment and counseling 1-2 times per week in the home or at school. Offers 24 hour availability of licensed staff and psychiatric backup. Serves children 4-17 years of age.
Salesmanship Club • 214-915-4700 • mapProvides outpatient therapy for families. Also, has a Pre-K-5th grade school for students who qualify. Accepts medical insurance. Sliding fee scale available.
Youth Advocates (free to qualifying families through NorthStar) • 214-821-6505Provides intensive in-home therapy to assist in keeping the child out of residential care. Initial two hour psychological evaluation in the home or in the therapist’s office is then submitted to NorthStar for authorization. If approved, a therapist is assigned to see the child at school or at home. Psychiatrist is available for medication prescription and management.
Youth and Family Counseling, Lewisville • 972-724-2005 • mapOffers individual, group, and family counseling. Sliding fee scale available.
Green Oaks Hospital Adolescent Services • 972-991-9504 or 800-866-6554 (24 Hour Line) • mapProvides a therapeutic center for treatment of youth 12-17 years of age who are in crisis or experiencing substance abuse problems. Offers testing and assessment, in-patient care, substance abuse treatment, behavior management, in home contracts, support groups, and educational services.
Millwood Hospital • 817-261-3121 (rapid referral) • mapProvides assessment, inpatient, crisis stabilization, outpatient treatment and referral, psychiatric treatment, substance abuse programs, trauma treatment, and aftercare. Accepts Medicaid/Medicare, insurance, Crime Victims’ Compensation, and has MHMR contracts.
Timberlawn Mental Health System • 214-381-7181 • mapOffers a full range of treatment programs. Call for more information and payment plans.
Seay Behavioral Health Center at Plano Presbyterian • 972-981-8305Offers crisis stabilization, behavior management, substance abuse treatment, and family services available for ages 12-17. Provides support for parents, family therapy, and group therapy for adolescents.
University Behavioral Health Care Center • 888-320-8100 • mapProvides assessment, inpatient, crisis stabilization, outpatient treatment and referral, psychiatric treatment, substance abuse programs, trauma treatment, and aftercare. The North Pointe Center in Carrollton has special programs for adolescents (972-394-4357). Accepts Medicaid/Medicare, insurance, and has MHMR contracts.
UT Southwestern Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry • 214-456-5900 • mapOpen 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sliding fee scale available.
Alcohol Education Programs for MinorsOffers 6 hour classes through Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (866-378-8440) and through Dallas Symposium (972-732-1917) in Carrollton area, and McCary Counseling in Denton (940-591-0224).
Conduct Management from Concerned Citizens of Dallas • 214-951-9331 Meets four weekends on Saturdays and Sundays. Offers structured classes on accountability, responsibility, self-discipline, cooperation, and goals achievement for kids/teens who have problems with truancy, curfew violations, alcohol, gangs, drugs, and/or conflict resolution.
Conquering Conflict • 972-566-4680 (through Dallas Challenge)Offers evening classes on anger management and interpersonal skills.
Drug Offender Education ProgramOffers 15 hour classes through Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Available in Carrollton area through Garland Treatment Center (972-203-1141) and Dallas Symposium (972-732-1917). Call 866-378-8440 for additional locations.
Juvenile Aggression Management - Life Issues for Teens • 940-243-2200 (Metro Line)Teaches skills for dealing with anger and aggression in children as young as 8. A six week program that meets with the child and their parent(s), this is not a substitute for therapy. Whole family can attend for $20 per meeting per referred juvenile.
Juvenile Impact Program (Denton County)Offers four hour classes taught through Denton County Sheriff’s Office, (940-898-5623. Demonstrates impact of delinquent and criminal behavior for kids and teens ages 10-17, and one parent must attend with juvenile.
Juvenile Law Class (Dallas County) • 214-698-4459Meets twice a month. Works with at-risk youth.
Tobacco Awareness Classes Offers eight hour classes through the Texas Department of Health. Call 800-345-8647 for additional locations. Available through Arnold Tobacco Education (866-565-7867) for Carrollton area.
Bourland Mental Health, 972-503-4803 McCary Counseling, 940-591-0224
Truancy Orientation Law Class (Dallas County) • 214-860-4408
Youthful Drinking and Driving Prevention • 972-566-4680 (through Dallas Challenge)Offers 5 hour courses.
San Marcos Treatment Center, Austin, Texas • 800-251-0059Offers residential treatment (private pay).
Starlite Recovery Center, Elm Point Center, Texas • 866-220-1626Offers Chemical Dependency treatment for teens ages 13-17 (private pay).
Meridell Achievement Center, Liberty Hill, Texas • 800-366-8656 Provides residential treatment for chemical dependency, relationship difficulties, aggression, behavioral issues, abuse and neglect, sexual behavior problems, and impulse control for children and teens ages 5-17. Accepts insurance, private pay.
Shoreline, Inc., Taft, Texas • 800-628-3265This facilitiy offers 30-45 day stay for substance abuse treatment. Program includes Behavior Modification Program (boys and girls in separate programs). Aftercare available in Plano and Fort Worth. Sliding fee scale available.
Lutheran Services of the South • 800-938-5777 Treats children/teens for sexual problems, substance abuse, emotional/behavioral issues and abuse/neglect. Lutheran Services has four treatment centers in Texas. Private pay.
Texas Runaway Hotline • 888-580-HELP
Texas Youth Hotline • 800-98YOUTH
C.I.T.Y. House • 972-424-4626 • Provides residential care for children/teens in crisis.
Letot Center (Dallas County Only) • 214-352-8134Offers residential care/emergency shelter and a highly structured program with critical risk assessments. Education provided with on-campus facility for classes. Aftercare available through non-residential program which has follow-up with counseling for clients and their families. Includes anger management, communication skills, relationship skills, truancy and stress reduction.
Casa Shelter - YMCA Shelter • 214-358-4504 This is an emergency residential care shelter for children in crisis who need alternative living arrangements. Family Counseling available.
Promise House • 214-941-8578This is an emergency youth shelter with a maximum 30 day stay for runaways or youth in crisis. Family and aftercare counseling are available. Offers transitional living program for youth ages 16-19 and residential services for homeless parenting teens ages 14-20 and their children in a group home setting. Some foster care and subsidized apartments available.
Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Grandparent Support Group • 972-487-3198
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