Parents & Professionals

Below are some useful websites/documents that address a variety of mental health issues as well as information on supporting behavioral and academic development in children.

For more information on children’s health, mental health, as well as information on ADHD, visit:

The NICHD offers accessible information on a variety of childhood issues, including information on child development (growth, nutrition, physical activity) and mental health (ADHD, Autism): http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/

The NIMH has also published information on a variety of childhood and adolescent mental health disorders: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml.

A document that may be useful to read through if you are interested in the treatment of mental health issues in youth include the NIMH (2009) Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

The NIMH (2008) ADHD Booklet is a useful resource for parents who are interested in learning more about ADHD.

The Helping Your Child publication series from the Institute of Education Sciences aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow: http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html

Interested in learning more about effective interventions for children across mental health disorders? Interested in learning more about effective interventions for the classroom or school? The resources below may be useful:

For more information on evidence based interventions for children’s mental health, visit the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies website: http://www.effectivechildtherapy.com/

To learn more about what works in education, visit the What Works Clearinghouse developed by the Institute of Education Sciences at http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

A useful site for parents and educators for obtaining resources to address behavioral and academic challenges in the classroom and school can be found at http://interventioncentral.org/

For information on how to support your child/student’s reading, visit the National Reading Panel website at http://www.nationalreadingpanel.org/default.htm