» American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
This site is designed to serve both AACAP members, parents and families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect an estimated 7 to 12 million children and adolescents at any given time in the United States.
» American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized worldwide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.
» American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association (APA), in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA’s membership includes more than 155,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.
» American Academy of Pediatrics: Bright Futures
This national health promotion and disease prevention initiative addresses children’s health needs in the context of family and community. Whether you are a healthcare or public health professional, parent or a child advocate, Bright Futures offers many different resources for your use in improving and maintaining the health of all children and adolescents.
» National Mental Health Association
The federal Center for Mental Health Services estimates that as many as one in every 33 children and one in eight adolescents may have depression. Left untreated, childhood depression can lead to school failure, substance abuse and even suicide.
» The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
We know that people with mental illnesses are people who have all the same rights and needs as all other people, but many more obstacles. People with mental illnesses must manage their disorder whether or not they are in the doctor’s office. They are a whole person, with all the same concerns and needs as anyone else.
» New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)
New York state has a large, multifaceted mental health system which serves more than 500,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health operates psychiatric centers across the state, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
» Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The web site of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations exists to inform the public; the health care community; and purchasers, employers, and unions about the Joint Commission, its services, and its products.
» Massachusetts General Hospital: School Psychiatry and MADI Resource Center
If your child has a mental health condition that causes difficulties at school with peers, teachers, or academics, you are not alone. As the parent or guardian of such a child, you may be feeling frustrated, worried, confused, and, more than anything else, unsure about what can be done to help. This portion of the schoolpsychiatry.org website was created for parents to help you understand and properly support your child’s needs.
» Handbook for Parents: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
From The American Hospital Lawyers Association A Handbook for Parents: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, made possible through generous donations of AHLA members, was created to help those caring for children with disabilities better understand a child’s right to the numerous benefits afforded by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This law provides federal funding to states and local school districts so that infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age children with disabilities can receive the services they need.