Youth in Crisis


Addiction & Substance Abuse

Bishop’s Summit on Substance Abuse Prevention
A presentation about substance abuse in Iowa

Substance Abuse Summit Response
Ideas for promoting substance abuse prevention

Iowa Drug Trends and Resources newsletter 2010
Statistics of the most commonly abused drugs in Iowa

Talking About Prescription Drug Misuse
A brochure about misused prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Talking to Kids About Prescription Drug Abuse
A guide for talking to kids about prescription drugs

Drug Endangered Children
Resources to help children who may suffer harm or neglect from exposure to illegal drugs and dangerous environments. 

The Power of a Grandparentndparent
A guide for talking to grandchildren about drugs

Grandparents Days
Celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day to encourage grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents

Red Ribbon Week
Information about this week designated for people to unite and take a visible stand against substance abuse.

Programs, partners and resources to build a healthier Iowa by preventing substance abuse.

Alcoholics Anonymous


Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Referral Helpline
800-662-HELP (800-662-4357)

Teen Pregnancy

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy:


Allen Women’s Health
Sexual health information


Planned Parenthood of Iowa


Together for Youth
Allen Hospital
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Parenting Partnerships
319-274-6768, ext. 1


National Council for Adoption Hotline
866-21-ADOPT (800-212-3678)

Bullying & Cyberbullying

800-273-TALK (8255)
Articles, videos, review of state policies and law, and section on “What Bystanders Can Do.”

Stomp Out Bullying
This national campaign against bullying and cyberbullying offers resources, wrist bands, and an opportunity to commit to fight bullying.

Love is Louder
This ‘Love is Louder” movement is sponsored by MTV and the JED Foundation.

The Congregation’s Responsibility to Address Bullying
A Living Lutheran article with suggestions of how congregations can prevent to bullying

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center



Abuse & Neglect

Department of Human Services
Iowa Legal Aid

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Cyber Tipline

National Child Abuse Hotline
800-4-A-CHILD (800-799-7233)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)

National Runaway Switchboard


Anxiety/Mental Health

Youth and Anxiety: How to Help
Information sheet from the ELCA
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

National Youth Crisis Hotline & Textline
Text: 741741

S.A.F.E. Alternatives
Resources to end self harm
800-DONTCUT (800-366-8288)



Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders – ELCA article

National Eating Disorders Information Center

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association


Sexual Assault/Dating Violence/STDs

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

National Sexual Assault Hotline
800-656-HOPE (800-656-4673)

CDC National STD Hotline

National AIDS Hotline
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)



Youth & Grief

In the Event of A Death



Hunger & Nutrition

Iowa Department of Human Services
Iowa State University Extension
Iowa WIC




Post Traumatic Stress Disorders




Lutheran Suicide Prevention Ministry

ELCA Message on Suicide Prevention

It Gets Better Video Project

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Youth Suicide Prevention Program

National Hopeline Network
800-sSUICIDE (800-784-2473)




Smoking & Chewing

QuitLine Iowa
800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)