Mental Health Resources:
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder)- Organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
NYS Department of Mental Health-Offers booklets and pamphlets on an array of mental health issues facing children, adolescents, and adults.
American Psychological Association: Variety of research based articles on various issues from bed wetting to depression
Anxiety Disorders Association of America: Useful information for parents and adults about anxiety disorders, treamtnet options and coping strategies.
Autism Speaks: Information about autism, advocacy opportunities and support for parents.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
This site helps to link resources, education, suicide FAQ, workshop info. and articles.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION:
Can help families cope with common problems, healthy relationships, finding help/referrals.www.helping.apa.org
Make Time to Listen:Bullying resources for parents
Committee for Children: Includes programs on violence prevention, bully prevention, child abuse prevention, training and program support, books, statistics and other useful materials.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION/INTERVENTION:
Family Guide- Info on how to keep kids drug/alcohol free
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) : Information for parents and teachers on preventing and treating substance abuse in children and adolescents.
MENTAL HEALTH REFERRALS:
The Long Island HOme: These two facilities belong to LIH which is a member of the Long Island Health Network. Many services include child/adolescent psychiatric services, adult psychiatry and alcoholism and substance abuse to name a few. Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs available for child and adolescents.
North Shore Center for Child Development: Includes services such as “The Single Parent Action Network” to help parents cope with crises of separation, divorce or widowhood. Address depression, anxiety, alcohol/substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, learning disabilities, suicide attempts/threats, dealing with grief, trauma, crisis and loss, etc. Provides therapy, behavior management programs, evaluations, testing/assessments, medication management, case management, advocacy services and much more.
American Diabetes Association: Resources for parents, children and adolescents on diabetes including treatment options, maintenance, and support for children and parents coping with diabetes.