Services for children & teens
IF YOUR CHILD IS MAKING SUICIDAL OR HOMICIDAL STATEMENTS OR IF YOUR INSTINCT TELLS YOU THAT YOUR CHILD OR TEEN IS IN DANGER OF HURTING THEMSELVES OR SOMEONE ELSE-- PLEASE TAKE THEM TO THE ER IMMEDIATELY!!
Franklin County Psychiatric Crisis Hotline for Youth, run by Nationwide Children's Hospital: 614-722-1800
Youth Psychiatric Emergency Care is provided by
Nationwide Children's Hospital Emergency Department (ages 14 and under), and
SU Harding (ages 15-17)
Columbus Suicide Hotline for teens (614) 294-3300 or for all ages (614) 221-5445
Franklin County Family and Children First Council is a partnership of state and local governments that help to coordinate services for parents who are worried about their child or teen (614) 275-2511
The Children's Advocacy Project of Columbus or Cap4Kids is a website with a wide array of information on treatment centers, parent handouts and other useful resources.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of Franklin County offers free classes and support groups for parents and teens.
Cap4Kids- Resources listed by county
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT:
The Center for Family Safety and Healing Child Assessment Center
(614) 722-8200 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F)
Franklin County Children Services Child Abuse Hotline
National Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 4-A-CHILD (800) 422-4453
National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network
Public Children Services Association of Ohio
Franklin County office
(614) 224-5802 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F)
(855) 642-4453 (24/7 Ohio reporting line)