Links to Helpful Resources

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Helpful Resources


» 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 on Mental Illness (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.

» NAMI Basics OnDemand 
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms.

» 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.

» 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. 

» The School Mental Health Resource and Training Center 
The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS) has established the School Mental Health Resource and Training Center to support all NYS public and private schools during the 2018-2019 academic year to implement Chapter 390 of the Laws of 2016, requiring mental health instruction as part of the K-12 health curricula. The Center staff and project partners are committed to helping schools.

» Medline Plus 
Learn about your prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and herbal supplements. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.

» Resources for Coping With and Addressing Racial Trauma & Oppression
Racial trauma and oppression are topics with a long and sordid history within the United States.  The following resources will help practitioners better understand, discuss, and process racism in their work with individuals and families.

Support Groups

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Children and Adults with ADHD

Families Together in New York State

We Are Here To Help

Four Winds Hospitals are committed to serving our patients. Please know that,
as always, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority as we continue to provide treatment during this time of crisis. We are continuing to accept inpatient referrals for children, adolescents and adults and invite you to call our Admissions Office at
1-800-959-1287 or
select prompt "1" to be connected. 

We have implemented measures for the protection 
of those on our campus in response to the Covid-19 crisis, following the directions of 
both the CDC and DOH, and
our own protocols. As we remain committed to providing the very best in mental health care, please let us know if we can help.

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448