Resiliency

When it feels like life has more downs than ups, Stark County organizations are available to help build resiliency. This important life skill can help young people bounce back from life’s challenges without the same risk for anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions later in life. Get started with local mental health and resiliency resources today.

What is resiliency?

After a traumatic experience, many young people have trouble coping and end up facing additional challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance use and more. Resiliency helps these young people develop strengthening skills so they are able to bounce back from difficult and traumatic events.

Resiliency & support

40 Developmental Assets

The 40 Developmental Assets® is a framework consisting of preventative measures, positive experiences and qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. These assets are protective factors that have been consistently shown, by research, to buffer youth from risk.

Canton Community KidSummit Against Drugs

Prevention services promoting abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (AToD).
1227 Gross Ave. NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 453-1155

The Character Effect

The Character Effect™ is a flexible developmental framework that brings together mindfulness and character strengths into an effective curriculum that promotes happiness and improves overall well-being in your school. Visit online for more information.

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Plain Community

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
1811 Schneider St. NE
Door 6
Canton, OH 44721
Phone: (330) 470-4061

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

CommQuest Services

Strengthening families through mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery support services.
625 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-0374
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ohio Guidestone

Providing counseling, support, advocacy and education with a focus on prevention and treatment.
401 Tuscarawas St. W
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (440) 234-2006
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Resilience Guide - American Psychological Association

A useful guide, demonstrating how teachers can implement strengths into the classroom and how parents can teach resiliency to their children. View online to learn more.

SAFY of Ohio: Canton/Akron

Community-based support services for Ohio families:
  • Adoption services
  • Behavioral health
  • Family preservation
  • Older youth services
  • Therapeutic foster care
6279 Frank Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 305-1668

Stark County Family Council

Wraparound services for youth and families who have complex, multi-system needs. Visit their website for more information.
6057 Strip Ave NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: 330-492-8136

Stark County Job & Family Services: Children Services

Basic needs and protective services for Stark County children and families.
402 2nd St. SE
Canton, OH 44702
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Toll Free: (888) 698-6893
Local: (330) 451-8032
TDD: (330) 451-8879
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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Funding for mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services. Visit their website for more information about StarkMHAR.
121 Cleveland Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 455-6644
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WATOES

Empowering people through community services, family structure and function to build healthy self-esteem.

1225 Gross Ave. NE, Canton, OH
Canton, OH 44705
Office: 330-806-6323
Office: 330-806-6323
Admin Cell: 234-458-4551
Admin Cell: 234-458-4551
Alliance activities

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Alliance

Mental and behavioral health services for Alliance children and families.
1207 West State St.
Suite G
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 823-5335
Canton activities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina & Stark Counties, Inc.

Mentoring network serving more than 350 at-risk children ages 6 to 18. Children are matched with adult volunteers who provide ongoing encouragement and support for life-long success.
Goodwill Campus
408 9th St. SW
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 445-1123

Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America

Skill building, outdoor activities and social development to help instill positive behaviors in Stark County’s young people.
2301 13th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 580-4272

Canton Museum of Art

Studio classes and workshops available throughout the year as well as a Summer Art Camp for young people under the age of 18.
1001 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 453-7666
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Canton Symphony Orchestra

Professional learning environment for young musicians in Stark County. Music camps are offered in the summer for children and young adults.
2331 17th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 452-2094

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Belden Village

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
4641 Fulton Dr. NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 433-6075

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: Shipley Office

Mental and behavioral health services for children and families.
919 2nd St. NE
Canton, OH 44704
Phone: (330) 454-7917

Dueber United Methodist Church

The Dueber Kids Club provides a safe place for kids to go after school for collaborative tutoring and enrichment activities.
645 Dueber Ave. SW
Canton, OH 44706
Phone: (330) 456-8357

EN-RICH-MENT

Music education, nurturing and training for youth who come from low-income, high-risk backgrounds.
1014 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 546-7724

Lighthouse Ministries

After-school programs for children in first through fifth grade, including devotions, exercise, academic support and enrichment opportunities.
1931 3rd St. SE
Canton, OH 44707
Phone: (330) 915-3013
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Stark County District Library

Start Smart programming and events for children from infants to pre-teens.
715 Market Ave. N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-0665
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Stark Parks

Parks, trails, classes and activities for Stark County residents of all ages.
5712 12th St. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 477-3552

TomTod Ideas

Project launches, school-based partnerships and summer camps that empower middle school students to imagine the world as it could be and put those dreams into action.
439 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 617-4753

YMCA of Central Stark County

Health, education and financial support services to help build strong foundations and strengthen our community. View all local YMCA locations.
4700 Dressler Rd NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (330) 491-9622
Hartville activities

Pegasus Farm

Helping to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals:
  • Equine activities
  • Recreational programs
  • Social services
  • Vocational support
7490 Edison St. NE
Hartville, OH 44632
Phone: (330) 935-2300
Massillon activities

4-H Youth Development

Hands-on activities to help youth between the ages of 5 and 19 develop lifelong learning skills.
2800 Richville Dr. SE
Suite 100
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 832-9856, ext. 3475

Boys & Girls Club of Massillon

Academic, health and leadership programs that create a safe environment for kids to have fun and be themselves.
730 Duncan St. SW
Massillon, OH 44647
Phone: (330) 833-4395
North Canton activities

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio

Promotes financial literacy, teen pregnancy prevention, healthy lifestyle behaviors and community service for girls ages 11 to 15.
1 S. Bedford Rd.
Macedonia, OH 44056
Phone: (800) 852-4474

Mad Science

Science camps and after-school programs for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
7000 Wales Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 498-0033

MAPS Air Museum

Guided tours designed to align with state history standards.
2260 International Pkwy.
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 896-6332
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