If you are in a crisis, call the 24-hour crisis hotline at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County:
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Rape Crisis Counseling, Bay Area Women Against Rape, 24-hour hotline:
Domestic Violence, Alameda County Family Justice Center:
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Elder/Dependent Adult Abuse, Adult Protective Services, 24-hour Hotline:
Senior Information Line, Jewish Family & Children’s Services:
510-558-7800 or 925-621-7100
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, call ACCESS:
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness East Bay:
Autism Society, SF Bay Area:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)
For a more complete listing of Alameda County Social Service Agencies, go to:
BOOKS FOR PARENTS:
Cline, Foster M.D., and Fay, Jim, Parenting with Love and Logic, Pinon Press, 1990.
Dawson, Peg, Ed.D. and Guare, Richard, Ph.D., Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential, Guilford Press, 2009.
Elias, Maurice J., Ph.D., Tobias, Steven E., Psy.D., and Friedlander, Brian S., Ph.D., Emotionally Intelligent Parenting: How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child, Three Rivers Press, 2000.
Epstein, Susan P., L.C.S.W., 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents, Premier Publishing & Media, 2012.
Farber, Adele & Mazlish, Elaine, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen, Scribner, 2012.
Greene, Ross W., Ph.D., The Explosive Child, Harper, 2001.
Nelsen, Jane, Ed.D., Positive Discipline A – Z (a series of books), Three Rivers Press, 2007.
Riera, Michael, Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Celestial Arts, 2004.
Sells, Scott P., Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager, St. Martin’s Griffin, 2002.
Siegel, Daniel M. and Hartzell, Mary, M.Ed., Parenting from the Inside Out, Tarcher, 2004.
Wolf, Anthony E., Get Out of My Life! But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002.
Wyckoff, Jerry L., Ph.D., How to Discipline Your Six to Twelve Year Old. . . Without Losing Your Mind, Doubleday, 1991.