Children’s Mental Health Resources

Some Popular Good Resources for Children’s Mental Health

 

National Mental Institute of Health (NIMH)  is part of the National Institute of Health where most research and its funding originate.   A great  site all around for everyone.  They wrote  Depression in Children and Adolescents (NIMH Fact Sheet).

Resources for Children and Adolescents with Behavior and Emotional Disturbances

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·         American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) AACAP provides approximately 100 “Facts for Families” are provided in English, Spanish, Malaysian, Polish, Icelandic, Arabic, Urdu and Hebrew. There is a keyword search option (e.g., type in depression or autism) or the “Facts for Families” can be viewed in alphabetical or numerical order.
·         Help Starts Here helpstartshere.org provides basic information in the following categories: Kids & Families, Mind & Spirit, Health & Wellness, Seniors & Aging, and Issues & Answers. The site provides definitions, personal stories, professional advice, and recent articles on related topics. If desired, it can connect you with a social work resource in your community. The website is sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers.
·         Mayo Clinic Clinical experts provide current medical information and news on health topics such as diseases and conditions, symptoms checker, drugs and supplements, and tests and pocedures at mayoclinic.com.
·         New York University Child Study Center The NYU Child Study Center site provides numerous links for families and professionals are available, including condition-specific handouts and fact sheets.
·         Oasis @ MAAP aspergersyndrome.org addresses developmental and childhood disorders. Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS). This site provides articles, educational resources, links to local, national and international support groups, sources of professional help, lists of camps and schools, conference information, recommended reading, and moderated support message boards.
·         Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children In February of 2005, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released a “best practices” guide to ensure the proper use of psychotropic medications for the children in foster care.
·         The Reach Institute This site provides an overview of psychiatric medications used for children and adolescents.
·         Texas Child Study Center A searchable Children’s Health Encyclopedia from Dell Children’s Hospital including information on neurological disorders and mental health disorders.
·         Via HOPE The Via HOPE site provides information about childhood mental health disorders and illnesses, their causes, as well as diagnostic criteria.
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