Additional Information for Resources and Help
It can be difficult accepting the need for help and even more difficult to find the needed agencies that provide specific services and help. To make the process a little easier, I have compiled a list of support agencies for Oswego and the Greater Chicago/Chicagoland area. Please utilize the links below and let me know if you have more specific needs that are not provided through these agencies. I will work with you and try to find additional resources as needed. Call or email me if you need any recommendations on something that is not covered below.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters
- Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Hesed House
- Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
- Illinois Department of Employment Security
- Kendall County Food Pantry
- Kendall County Health Department
- Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois
- Meals on Wheels | Kendall County
- Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
- Prairie State Legal Services
- Senior Center(s)/Services | Oswego
- Senior Center(s)/Services | Yorkville
- Suicide Prevention Hotline or by phone at 1-800-273-8255
- Youth Outlook
Recommend books for reading:
- How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk (Teen version as well) Authors Adele Faber and Elaine Maslish
- The Switching Hour; Kids of Divorce Say Good By Evon O. Flesberg
- The Dance of Anger; A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
Here is a list of helpful tips:
- Journal; keep a journal or challenge log; make it brief. Include rating scales in key areas of challenge (such as anxiety, depression, self-worth, parenting successes, anger, etc) and next to each area rated, include a very brief statement to help you understand that score.
- Strengths Flash Cards; make flashcards of your personal strengths. Ask friends and family to help you identify your strengths. Use them when you are feeling down.
- Believe that mistakes are opportunities to grow. Reflect on what went well and what you would do differently next time. Refrain from negative self-talk about what you did wrong.
- Reflect; Ask yourself what your role in a conflict is and what could you do differently next time.
- Set Goals! And know that every goal you set needs a plan; include specific daily or weekly actions that are measurable.
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