Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This site provides links to the many organizations dealing with mental health in terms of education, intervention, and assistance. Specific resources focusing on particular disorders are included, along with links to general information and mental health services. There’s also a great quick-read fact sheet that dives into the specific disorders here: https://www.parentcenterhub.org/emotionaldisturbance/.

This is the home page for Wediko Children’s Services, which works with students who are facing obstacles in their lives due to a broad spectrum of social, behavioral, emotional, and learning challenges. Wediko connects with the students, their families, and their teachers to provide them with empowering opportunities. Its services include a residential treatment center, a summer camp, community- and school-based programs.

This page is a great read for parents who are concerned about their child and perhaps have questions about their behaviors or how to best help. The page walks through what signs and behaviors to look out for and some particularly difficult situations or events that may be related. This resource offers suggestions for what parents can do if they’re feeling overwhelmed on their own and concerned for their child and how to have a conversation with their child about mental health.

The Child Mind Institute provides free resources and information about mental health and learning disorders for parents, families, and educators. In an effort to reduce lack of awareness and the stigma surrounding these topics, it offers insights and advice specific to a variety of different concerns or challenges the child may be experiencing. Check out its pages For Families and For Educators.

This resource offers educators a variety of tips for how to support their students’ mental health, especially when they aren’t seeing them face-to-face every day. Though learning has been returning to an in-person setting as the pandemic evolves, these strategies remain relevant as students face their emotional and social challenges. Teachers are encouraged to emphasize social emotional learning, strengthen students’ relationships with each other, incorporate hands-on activities, and introduce mindfulness and relaxation techniques in the classroom.

This resource is especially helpful because its information is aimed specifically at young adults and their parents. Specific pages are offered for mental health, substance use, sexual and reproductive health, and physical and psychosocial development. Links to online services, resource institutes, medication guides, helplines, and advocacy organizations are included.

This page was last updated on: 06/09/2021
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