Parents and Caregivers

Not sure where to start?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A), Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

UPMC – Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

crisis text line

The Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support and information.

For ANYONE, in ANY type of crisis, who prefers to use TEXT.  
(Just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US.)

Please print and share the following flyers:

Crisis Text Line Flyer 1               Crisis Text Line Flyer 2

Resources for Parents

Important Clarification of PA’s Mental Health Consent Law

(Effective September 2020)

The PA Parent and Family Alliance shares expanded resources for parents
who are seeking inpatient and outpatient treatment for their children.

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges. Telehealth (which uses technology to deliver healthcare remotely) has emerged as a promising treatment option for children’s mental health.

(Information provided by the Child-Mind Institute:
2020 Children’s Mental Health Report | Telehealth in an Increasingly Virtual World)

Considering Telehealth for your child? Learn more . . .

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Staunton Clinic is now taking referrals

Youth Acute Partial Hospitalization Services, available at Glade Run’s Zelienople campus

Two New Virtual Opportunities for Families to Learn Together . . .

Beacon Member and Family Zoom Meetings | December 2020 – April 2021

Strengthening Families Program (ages 10-14) Coming January 2021! Join us!!!

Help and Support for Parents during COVID-19

(Click here for the “Caregivers” Webpage)

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
“Family Fact Sheet”

Transitioning from Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

The PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services

. . . mission is to bring together the voices of families of children, youth and young adults with social, behavioral, emotional and learning challenges by working collaboratively with community & systems partners across the state of PA.

Mental Health Consent Law FAQ flyer  

This infographic provides clarity to the question, “Who can consent to a minor receiving mental health treatment?”

(provided by PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services)

Visit the Trainings & Webinars webpage for FREE Trainings!

Families for Depression Awareness

hosts free videos for mental health family caregivers . . .

Families for Depression Awareness is an educational website  ““.   They help families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. 

“We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.”

Opioid Facts in Beaver County / Pain Management Tips

Important Videos: