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    Programs that provide information about specific youth-related topics such as alcohol and drug abuse; child abuse; sexuality; sexually transmitted diseases; AIDS; birth control, pregnancy and choices; sexual assault; weight management; relationships; dealing with feelings; family concerns; dealing with rules; and school, career and life choices. Information may be accessed on a website or in person, or by telephone, email, chat, text or other communication channel. Information may be in a self-serve, browsable format (for example a web resource directory or library of audio recordings) or provided by live agents with expertise in the needs and interests of youth.

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    Arc of Chester County - Information LineThe Arc of Chester Countys advocacy services help families and self-advocates understand and navigate the mental health/intellectual and developmental disability service systems. Our advocates safeguard individual rights and promote self-determination and inclusion. The Arcs advocates: provide one-to-one support and mentoring services, help parents effectively plan for their adult childs future and effectively participate in planning meetings, accompany families and self-advocates to meetings as needed, provide ongoing support for self-advocates with limited family involvement, initiate, promote, and support individual and county-wide self-determination and self-advocacy efforts, provide training for self-advocates, monitor progress made in the areas of inclusion, self-determination, employment, habilitation, and recreation, and actively promote systems change and improvement through state and national lobbying. The Arcs education advocacy services help parents, guardians, and students develop a plan of action for obtaining a free and appropriate education and helping students make meaningful progress on their educational goals. All children and students from birth to 21 who are eligible or suspected of being eligible for specialized education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act IDEIA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA can access The Arc of Chester Countys education advocacy services.ChesterARC OF CHESTER COUNTY, THEArc of Chester County
    Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - HotlinesCHOICE Hotlines (Serving Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties): The CHOICE Hotline helps thousands of callers each year make informed personal decisions about their sexual and reproductive health care needs. CHOICE Counselors provide education, counseling, and referrals to people who are often in crisis when they call and require immediate, accurate, and unbiased health care information. In addition to providing education and information, Hotline Counselors solicit consumer feedback and work with health care providers to improve client services. Most of CHOICE's services are delivered over confidential, bilingual (Spanish/English and other languages through a translation service) telephone hotlines which are staffed by trained, professional counselors. 215-985-3300 Outside Philadelphia: 800-848-3367 Spanish: 215-985-3350 TTY: 215-985-3309 The Blueprint for a Safer Philadelphia Hotline: A 10-year community-based violence prevention program designed to eliminate youth homicides in Philadelphia. The Blueprint Hotline serves as a clearinghouse to link parents and teens to educational and family support services, connect individuals to volunteer opportunities, and engage community organizations to work with one another to combat youth violence in the city. 1-888-570-BLUE Spanish: 215-985-3350 TTY: 215-985-3309 The State AIDS Fact Line: Provides confidential counseling, education, and referrals regarding HIV/AIDS including testing, transmission, medical care for people throughout the state of Pennsylvania. 1-800-662-6080 Spanish: 215-985-3350 TTY: 215-985-3309 The Maternal, Child, and Family Health Line: Provides comprehensive information, counseling, education, referrals, and advocacy regarding pregnancy, prenatal care, and children's primary medical care including immunizations. 215-985-3301 Spanish: 215-985-3350 TTY: 215-985-3309PhiladelphiaCHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education - Philadelphia; Center CityCHOICE - Concern for Health Options, Information Care and Education
    Drug and Alcohol Parent HelplineDrug and Alcohol Parent Helpline is a nationwide bilingual support service offering assistance to parents and other primary caregivers who want to talk to someone about their child's drug use and drinking. Parent specialists are licensed social workers with years of experience helping individuals and their families prevent and overcome substance abuse problems.*Main Site (Parents Toll-Free Helpline)Parents Toll-Free Helpline

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