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Parent Support

Because I Love You (BILY)
P.O. Box 2062
Winnetka, CA 91306

Toll-free 1-888-443-4481
Local contact: 215-357-2976
Email: bily1982@aol.com

Support group for parents who have children of all ages with behavioral problems such as attitude, physical or verbal abuse, substance abuse, irregular school attendance/poor grades, runaway situations and other forms of defiance of authority; led by parents who have had similar family problems; confidentiality is essential; referrals provided to additional community resources.
Call the above toll-free number for a location and time of meeting near you. Current Bucks County groups meet weekly in Quakertown and Yardley.
Leave message 24 hours a day.
No fee; tax deductible donations are accepted.

Living In Family Environments (L.I.F.E.)
Penndel Mental Heath Center
152 Monroe Ave
Penndel, PA 19057

Fax: 215-750-9310

Program supports parents of children/adolescents who are experiencing mental health and/or behavioral issues and who are multi-system involved; support, education, and advocacy provided through individual contacts as well as groups and workshops which vary in time and location; assists in continuum of care for children/adolescents unable to access appropriate mental health care. Available to all county residents.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday; flexible hours; voicemail 24 hours.

No Longer Bound Prevention Services
1230 Norton Avenue
Bristol, PA 19007

Fax: 215-788-7051

Educational & Life Skills Program; 12-week one day a week program for young parents who want to make a change; focusing on self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, parenting skills, nutrition, cultural awareness; incorporates First Step Motivational program to help participants get ready for the work force. Child care, lunch, transportation provided. Open to parents in Lower Bucks County. Four 12 week cycles per year.
Call for information 9:00 to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Parenting Resource Centers, Inc.
St. Mary Medical Center
Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047


Other community sites:

Franklin D. Roosevelt Junior High School
Bristol Township School District
1001 Rodgers Road
Bristol, PA 19007

Samuel K. Faust Elementary School
Bensalem School District
2901 Bellview Drive
Bensalem, PA 19020

Albert Schweitzer Elementary School
Neshaminy School District
Harmony Lane
Levittown, PA 19056

Joseph F. Federbar Elementary School
Neshaminy School District
Heights Lane
Feasterville, PA 19047

Parenting workshops on a wide range of topics by Certified Parenting Educators; "Play & Share" group meets weekly in small group sessions for parents to share concerns and successes and ask questions while their pre-school children have the opportunity to socialize. Also available are a lending library, book discussion groups, audiovisual resources, and individualized support from the Parenting Educators. Parents of all ages can explore personal goals for parenting, learn about their children's emotional and developmental needs, network with other parents, and choose parenting approaches that correspond with their own family values and goals.
This network of Parenting Resource Centers is a collaborative effort of St. Mary's, Bristol Township, Neshaminy, and Bensalem school districts, and the Latino Leadership Alliance of Bucks County.
Call the St. Mary's number for current programming and times for all the sites.
Workshops are $5 per family, per session; scholarships are available, if needed.
Play & Share and book discussion groups are free.

Toughlove International

Website: www.toughlove.com

Self-help weekly support groups for parents or caretakers of problem children, ages 8 to 50. Parents work together to regain control in their community and help their children take responsibility for their actions; weekend workshops and six week sessions, and an alternative suspension school program is also available.
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.
$5 weekly family fee on a sliding scale; one time $25 for orientation packet.

YWCA of Bucks County
2425 Trevose Road
Trevose, PA 19053

Fax: 215-396-1765
Email: ywcabc@erols.com

Eight week parenting classes, then ongoing parent support groups, offered for all parents at the Venice Ashby Community Center in Bristol Township and the Country Commons and Creekside Apartment complexes in Bensalem Township. Offered to residents first, then open to public.
Call 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, for more information.