Helping young children and their parents manage difficulties early in life may prevent the development of disorders. This NIMH booklet addressed common questions about the day-to-day experience of parenting children with mental illness, including diagnosis and treatment options.
Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology Parent Resource Page: The Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies provides current scientific evidence on symptoms and treatments on specific disorders to parents and caregivers who have children and adolescents struggling with mental health problems.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Helping children, adolescents, and their parents manage difficulties early in life may prevent the development of disorders. This NIMH website addresses warning signs, resources, diagnosis and treatment options, as well as videos and live chats with experts.
Effective Child Therapy Caregiver Page: This website contains videos of interviews with experts in child and adolescent psychology discussing specific child mental health problems that are important to parents/caregivers and describing the evidence-based treatment options.
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: The National Federation of Families is an organization dedicated to helping children with mental health challenges and their families obtain supports and services.
AACAP Family Resources: The AACAP family site contains resources, including the “Facts for Families” series, that provide concise, up-to-date information and tips on issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.
CDC Parent Information: The CDC Parent Information site provides parents information and videos on a wide variety of physical, emotional, and behavioral health topics relevant to their child’s age. CDC also has technical information on children’s health and safety for health professionals and researchers.
CDC Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers: This webpage promotes evidence-based positive parenting strategies and techniques. The videos and modules, available in English and Spanish, share information about Communication, Using Discipline and Consequences, Giving Directions, Creating Structure, and Using Time-Out.
The Incredible Years: Incredible Years is an evidence-based training program that aims to promote positive interaction between parents/teachers and children and prevent children’s behavioral problems. The Parents-Teachers page allows parents and teachers to enroll in or purchase an Incredible Years Program and to purchase articles, products, and books to support children’s emotional and social development.
Triple P: Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) equips parents with strategies to encourage their children’s positive behavior and manage their children’s misbehavior. Parents can select a Triple P best fit for their needs and enroll in the program with a nearby provider or in the online program.
KidsHealth Parent Page: KidsHealth provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
Family Doctor.org: The Family Doctor webpage is a resource for parents with tips and guidance for their teen’s emotional wellbeing.
The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students: The page published by BestColleges.com serves as a guide to assist in identifying signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students. It also provides suggestions as to when and where to find help.
The Jed Foundation Parents Page: The Jed Foundation Parents Page offers programs and resources for parents of college-aged students.