At Northstar Counseling Center, we believe #BlackLivesMatter. Below are resources for anyone looking to educate themselves and support human equality.
Anti-Racism Reading List from the NY Times
How to Talk to children about Racism – Parent Tool Kit
How to Teach Your Kids to Fight Hate: An Age by Age Guide
Addiction & Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Drug Rehab Connections
The Drug Rehab Connections community is made up of those who want to help and give back. We are here to share our stories of recovery and hope as we begin the steps together towards rehab and recovery.
Louisville Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
Information related to Louisville, KY Addiction Recovery Centers in Louisville, KY and its nearby Cities.
StartYourRecovery.org features a guide to accredited substance misuse treatment resources in Louisville. Using the directory, visitors can learn about the type of treatment that’s right for them and connect with highly trusted support. Each facility meets the criteria for a listing in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) database and is ranked on the number of professional certifications earned. https://startyourrecovery.org/
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
With the goal to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is an informative organization for individual and families affected by ADHD as well as professionals who work with this population.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
As a nationally recognized not-for-profit, Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a grassroots organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. Founded in 1987, CHADD works to support, educate and encourage parents, educators and professionals.
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead.
US Autism & Asperger’s Association
US Autism & Asperger Association (USAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for Autism and Asperger education, support, and solutions. Our mission: to Provide the Opportunity for everyone with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential, by enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects
Children and Adolescents
Association for Play Therapy
Play therapy is a research based practice which allows children to use their “language” of play to help process stress, trauma and facilitate necessary change in their lives.
The Greenspan Floortime Approach
Developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan, Floortime is an approach to working with children that focuses on child directed play, creating a warm and safe environment and challenging children to be creative, curious and spontaneous in their play. Floortime was created to support children’s development of basic thinking skills and can be used both by parents and clinicians.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. NCTSN combines knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences and dedication to evidence-based practices.
The Gottman Institute
The Gottman Institute applies leading-edge research on marriage in a practical, down-to-earth therapy and trains therapists committed to helping couples. This approach to couples education and therapy relies on a intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail.
PREPARE/ENRICH is a leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. It is built on a solid research foundation and can significantly improve a couple’s relationship. PREPARE/ENRICH is custom tailored to a couple’s relationship and provides couple exercises to build their relationship skills.
Depression & How Psychotherapy Can Help
An article from the American Psychological Association (APA) to review information and research on treatments for depression.
The National Alliance on Mental Health: Mindfulness
Information and discussion from the National Alliance of Mental Health on what Mindfulness is and how it can help you.
Harvard Health Publications: The Benefits of Mindfulness
Practices for Improving Emotional and Physical Well-Being through Mindfulness from the collaboration of Harvard Health Publications and HelpGuide.org.
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
– Free and available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
– Para Españoloprimael 2
– For deaf and hard of hearing –TTY 1-800-799-4889 or chat at site below www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741-741 in the U.S.
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK, Press 1
Text 83-8255, or chat online at www.veteranscrisisline.net
- IM Alive Chat Online suicide crisis chat at www.imalive.org
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (Hotline for LGBT Youth)
TrevorText–Available Fridays 4pm-8pm; Text TREVOR 1-202-304-1200
TrevorChat–Available 7 days a week 3pm-9pm at the site below www.thetrevorproject.org
- TransLifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Peer hotline for transgender people experiencing a crisisAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) works as a multifaceted not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving research, education and public policy related to the prevention of suicide. AFSP offers a caring community to those struggling with suicidal thoughts as well as to those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
SAVE-Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is an education and awareness program incorporated in the early 1990’s that works to improve awareness, reduce stigma and provide resources related to education and prevention of suicide. SAVE works to increase knowledge about depression, warning signs of suicidal ideation, possible interventions and community resources that reach out to those struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions.