Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Child Trauma Links

15 Foods You Wouldn’t Expect To Have Dangerous Amounts of Sugar

Nutrition is part of a healthy body and mind. The following article points to the hidden sugar in foods that you would not expect to find! To go directly to the site, please click on the link below.  


2-1-1

2-1-1 is an integrated system of help via the telephone – a single source for information about community services, referrals to human services, and crisis intervention. It is accessed toll-free from anywhere in Connecticut by simply dialing 2-1-1. It …


A Guide to Autism Awareness

This webpage provides important information about Autism and helps raise awareness about the issue.  


A School Nurse’s Guide to Kids’ Health and Safety

A visual guide for school nurses regarding general health and safety issues. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


A Student’s Guide to Balancing Stress

Bestcolleges.com provides an excellent resource for college students on how to manage stress. The guide covers information on how to manage stress as well as getting help with stress and finding resources. To go directly to the resource, click on the l …


About Our Kids

The New York University Child Study Center is dedicated to advancing the field of child mental health through evidence-based practice, science and education. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Administration For Children and Families

A federal agency funding state,local and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families. To go directly to this website, please cli …


African Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP)

AFCAMP provides parent to parent support; information and referral; training for families and professionals; information on disability laws and services; advocacy for better services; and support at PPT meetings when possible.


Ages and Stages Child Monitoring Program – Connecticut

The Ages & Stages Child Monitoring Program offered by Help Me Grow, can help you learn about your child’s development and identify potential delays as early as possible. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) provide a fun, interactive way to …


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This organization is composed of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other interested physicians. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders. To go directl …


American Academy of Pediatrics

This is an organization dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.  


American Psychological Association

This organization is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


American Speech Language Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the U …


American Youth Policy Forum

Nonprofit, nonpartisan professional development organization based in Washington, DC, provides learning opportunities for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers working on youth and education issues at the national, state, and local levels. To go …


Anxiety Disorders Association

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in advocacy, education, training, and research for anxiety and stress-related disorders. ADAA leads the way, improving the lives of millions of people: Promotes professional and public a …


Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia

The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is a non profit organization which was started in early spring of 1999 by a group of concerned consumers, family members, and professionals, who work to increase awareness about a …


Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc.

Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc. (ASRC) provides training, family support, and does advocacy for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families. Go to the website to learn more about Autism, or find resources, eve …


Autism Society of America

This group promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to aut …


Autism Speaks List of Websites For Families

Autism Speaks has put together a list of important resources for families. To go directly to this webpage please click on the link below.  


Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Bazelon center’s mission is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Birth to Three – Connecticut

This is a Connecticut state program that helps parents and caregivers meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. To go directly to this website, click on the link below.


Casey Family Services

Child welfare and social service organization concerned with effective child welfare practices. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below. Casey Family Services This link is avaliable in other languages  


CDC Autism Spectrum Disorder

The CDC has general facts about Autism, information about screening and diagnosis, as well as treatments and resources for families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They provide up-to-date research and published scientific articles on ASD. T …


CDC Essentials of Parenting

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challen …


CDC Parenting Infants Information

Important parenting information is provided by the CDC for infants and toddlers. On this site you will find information about diseases, safety in the home, development of your infant and toddler and raising healthy children. You will also find use …


Center for Children’s Advocacy

Lawyers at the Center for Children’s Advocacy operate on the belief that every child, no matter the circumstances, deserves justice, equity and access. The Center promotes and protects the legal rights of Connecticut’s poorest and most vulnerable …


Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation was created through a grant from the Office of Head Start. Our target audience includes: Mental Health Consultants Head Start Program Administrators Head Start Staff Training & Technical Ass …


Center for Early Education and Development (CEED)

The Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota has spent over 30 years helping children from infancy through age eight to learn and develop to the best of their abilities. Through research and community outreach, w …


Center for Mental Health in Schools

Mission and aims are to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health in schools. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia addresses medical trauma in the lives of children and families. Founded in 2002 as a multidisciplinary intervention development center within the National Child …


Center on the Developing Child – Harvard University

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University was founded in 2006 on the belief that the vitality and sustainability of any society depend on the extent to which it expands opportunities early in life for all children to achieve their full p …


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning is a five-year project designed to strengthen the capacity of Head Start and child care programs to improve the social and emotional outcomes of young children. To go directly to thi …


Cerebral Palsy Guidance

This website provides excellent information about Cerebral Palsy including an overview about the disorder, treatment, therapy options and other helpful information. Please click on the link below to go directly to this website.


CerebralPalsySymptoms.com

The mission at CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications. Their team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those …


Challenging Behavior Tips and Tools

Zero to Three publishes very helpful tips and facts about how to handle challenging behavior in young children. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Child Advocate

Child Advocate is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below …


Child and Adolescent Services Research Center

CASRC focuses on mental health care issues for vulnerable children, including children in public service sectors. In addition, CASRC specializes in longitudinal studies of children. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Child Development Community Policing Program (CD-CP)

The goal of the Child Development – Community Policing Program (CD-CP) is to heal the wounds that chronic exposure to violence inflicts on children and families. The CD-CP Program is a national model of a collaborative alliance among law enforcement, j …


Child Development Infoline – Connecticut

Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, except on holidays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and …


Child First

Child First, developed by Dr. Darcy Lowell, is an innovative evidence-based model which effectively decreases emotional and behavioral problems, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect among very vulnerable young children (prenatal t …


Child Trends, Inc.

Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that studies children, youth, and families through research, data collection, and data analysis. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.  


Child Welfare Information Gateway: Statistics

This website contains reports, databases, and other sources of statistics and demographic data on children and families in the United States, child abuse and neglect, child welfare services, children and youth in foster care, and domestic and internati …


Child Welfare League of America

An association of almost 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 2.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through education, advocacy, and support. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder

From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website, this is a resource center filled with information about different mental illnesses. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Children’s Mental Health Network

The Children’s Mental Health Network provides weekly news and unbiased analysis of key issues focused on children, youth and families’ mental health and well-being. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Children’s Bureau (ACF): Statistics and Research

The Children’s Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency and well being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities. To go directly to this website, please cl …


Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

CDF, provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. To go directly to this websit …


Circle of Security International

The Circle of Security is a relationship based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater …


Clifford Beers Clinic

The Clifford Beers Clinic is a place where thousands of children and their families turn when they are in crisis or need mental health services. They offer a safe haven where children can talk about their troubles with concerned professionals who …


Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)

Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) is a school-based group intervention that has been shown to reduce PTSD and depression symptoms and psychosocial dysfunction in children who have experienced trauma. Schools are increasing …


Connecticut 211 Barometer Report on Accessing Mental Health Resources

Connecticut’s 211 has developed this Barometer Report on accessing mental health resources in Connecticut. To go directly to this link, please click here.


Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health – CT-AIMH

Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health, Inc. began its leadership work in 2001 and received its 501c(3) non profit status in 2009. CT-AIMH offers professional development opportunities to those working with infants and young children and thei …


Connecticut Autism Speaks

Information and resources all about Autism for Connecticut residents. To go directly to the website, click on the link below.  


Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (BHP)

The Department of Children and Families and the Department of Social Services have formed the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) to plan and implement an integrated public behavioral health service system for children and families. The …


Connecticut Bureau of Behavioral Health Community Collaboratives (DCF)

The Community Collaboratives (Systems of Care) in Connecticut are groups of service providers, advocates, and family members who meet together on a regular basis to help families locate needed services and develop treatment plans with input from the fa …


Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of children through family-centered care, research, education and advocacy. It is located in Hartford, CT.


Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.


Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate’s mission is to oversee the protection and care of children and to advocate for their well-being. In order to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office, the Child Advocate has the following rights and power …


Connecticut Office of the Healthcare Advocate

The Office of the Healthcare Advocate can assist Connecticut residents who belong to managed care/HMO health plans. If you have questions about managed care, need to understand the referral or pre-authorization process or need assistance with the appea …


Connecticut Parent Advocacy Center (CPAC)

CPAC is a statewide nonprofit that offers information and support to Connecticut families of children with any disability or chronic illness age birth to 26. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Connecticut’s Bureau of Behavioral Health and Medicine (DCF)

This site has Information from the CT Department of Children and Families Bureau of Behavioral Health and Medicine. To go directly to this website, click on the link below.


Court Support Services Division (CSSD)

The Court Support Services Division (CSSD) oversees pretrial services, family services, divorce and domestic violence, probation supervision of adults and juveniles as well as juvenile residential centers including Juvenile Detention. CSSD also adminis …


Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) Drama Therapy

Drama therapy is the intentional use of drama and/or theater processes to achieve therapeutic goals and facilitate personal growth. CANY groups support the safe exploration of feelings and thoughts, build self-esteem increasing cooperation and peaceful …


CT Parenting website

CTparenting.com is a central hub of useful parenting information brought to you by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. At this one site, you can find thousands of fully researched local and national web sites that provide clarity and s …


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these …


Development Milestones – CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of developmental milestones for your child age newborn to 5. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Early Intervention

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities website provides a detailed explanation of the "early intervention" system. This site covers the basics of understanding early intervention as well as how to access services. To …


Effective Child Therapy

This site was developed to educate the public and professionals about mental health treatments that have the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work. This site is offered as a completely free service. It offers educational videos and …


Effective Child Therapy Online Education

ECT Online Education was developed by Division 53 of the American Psychological Association (Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) in collaboration with the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University and The Ch …


EMDR Institute- Eye- Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that uses a structured eight-phase approach to address the past, present, and future aspects of a traumatic or distressing memory that has been stored in the mind of the victim as a dysfunctional memory. The goal of EMDR …


Family Educational Materials-SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers  facts sheets on anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, first episode psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder ( …


Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential. To go d …


Functional Family Therapy

FFT is an empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention for at-risk and juvenile justice involved youth. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Glossary of Symptoms and Mental Illnesses from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Part of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry website. This site can help you better understand certain mental illnesses as well as point you towards more resources.


Head Start

A national program that provides comprehensive developmental services to low-income, pre-school children ages three to five and social services for their families.       To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Head Start Locator

The Head Start locator is a searchable directory that provides locations, addresses, and driving directions for Head Start programs, centers, and grantees. To find a Head Start or Early Head Start program near you, you can use their online database. To …


Healthnet: CT Consumer Health Information Network

University of Connecticut Health Center Library’s consumer health information program for Connecticut residents and public libraries. For CT Residents, if you have a medical question you can call the Healthnet at the University of Connecticut Health Ce …


Healthy Eating

This publication from KidsHealth talks about five of the best strategies to improve nutrition and encourage smart eating habits in your children. To go directly to this website, click on the link below.


Healthy People 2020

Healthy People contains 467 objectives, and 22 topics that focus on mental health. Search the objectives by selecting Topic: mental health and mental disorders to identify them. Use HealthFinder to look up: Mental Health and Mental Disorders To go dire …


Help For Depression

Help for Depression provides a comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones. To go directly to this site, please click on the link below.  


Help Me Grow – Connecticut

Help Me Grow is a prevention program of the Connecticut Children’s Trust Fund. This program helps to identify children at risk for developmental or behavioral problems and to connect these children to existing community resources. Families can also rec …


HELPGUIDE.org

Helpguide’s mission is to help people understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges.They empower people with knowledge and hope. Their goal is to give you the information and encouragement you need to take charge of your health and well-be …


Infant Toddler Temperment Tool

The Infant Toddler Temperament Tool (IT3) was developed for the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, an Innovation and Support Project funded by the Office of Head Start. The Infant Toddler Temperament Tool includes a short online sur …


Intermittant Explosive Disorder

Intermittent explosive disorder is characterized by repeated episodes of aggressive, violent behavior in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation. Road rage, domestic abuse, and angry outbursts or temper tantrums that involve throwing …


International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)

The core mission of the IRSF is to fund research for treatments and a cure for Rett syndrome while enhancing the overall quality of life for those living with Rett syndrome by providing information, programs, and services. To go directly to this websit …


Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford

Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford is a social service agency helping individuals and families deal with life cycle transitions and adversity. Guided by the highest professional standard in counseling, advocacy and educational programming, the …


Jordan Porco Foundation-Hartford, CT

The Jordan Porco Foundation is committed to preventing suicide in the high school, college, and college entry student population. Through awareness, education, and innovative programming, JPF is challenging stigma around mental health and help-seeking, …


Keep the Promise Coalition

Keep the Promise Coalition is dedicated to advocating for a comprehensive, community mental health system for adults, children and families in Connecticut. The Children’s Committee of the Keep the Promise Coalition is Connecticut’s largest …


KIDS COUNT Data Online

State by state profiles with different statistics about children. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


KidsHealth.org

If you’re looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that’s free of “doctor speak,” you’ve come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth …


KidsPeace

Private, not-for-profit charity dedicated to serving the critical behavioral and mental health needs of children, pre-adolescents and teens. Since 1882, KidsPeace has been helping kids develop the confidence and skills they need to overcome crisis. Kid …


MayoClinic.com

A research tool from the Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Medical Issues From Anorexia, Bulimia and Other Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental health disorders that occur in many different forms, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and eating disorders not otherwise specified. The following website provides information and support for anyone …


MedlinePlus

Contains a selective list of authoritative health information sources for consumers and health professionals on a wide range of mental health and behavior topics. Offers links to Web sites and electronic publications, a dictionary for medical terms, a …


MentalHealth.Net-Information about Autism

MentalHealth.Net exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


MentalHelp.net

This website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


Minding the Baby

MTB is an intensive home visiting program for first-time young mothers and their families living in New Haven, Connecticut. This program brings together a home visiting team including a pediatric nurse practitioner and a licensed clinical social worker …


Multisystemic Therapy – MST-Evidence-Based Practice

MST is a research-proven and cost-effective treatment for youth with serious behavioral problems. This organization’s mission is to help communities implement MST to improve the lives of youth with anti-social behavior and their families. The website p …


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. To go directly to this website, please …


National Alliance on Mental Illness, CT chapter (NAMI-CT)

NAMI is a national family and consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with serious mental illnesses and their families. This site is for the Connecticut chapter. To go directly to this site, please click on the link be …


National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education

The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education is dedicated to ensuring that all children and adolescents with special needs receive the best education possible. NAPCSE serves the interest of parents with children in special edu …


National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


National Autism Awareness Month Resources

April is National Autism Awareness Month! Click the links below to read about the information and resources kidsmentalhealthinfo.com provides on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).   Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc.  Connecticut Auti …


National Center for Children Exposed to Violence – NCCEV

It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals wh …


National Center for Children Exposed to Violence – NCCEV

It is the mission of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence (NCCEV) to increase the capacity of individuals and communities to reduce the incidence and impact of violence on children and families; to train and support the professionals wh …


National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

The National Center for Children in Poverty is the national leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. Using research to inform policy and …


National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health

The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas of program development, policy analysis and education, and state-of-the-art knowledge to improve t …


National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

NCHS is a good source of information about America’s health. As the Nation’s principal health statistics agency, they compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the nation. To go directly to this website, ple …


National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was established in July 2001 to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the be …


National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Provides technical assistance and training to 115 school districts and communities that receive grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To go directly to th …


National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

The mission of the NCTSN is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.     To go directly to this website, please click on the link below …


National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)

A national technical assistance consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.     To go directly to this website, please click on the l …


National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)-Child Development and Behavior Branch

Part of the National Institutes of Health, the biomedical research arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDB Branch develops scientific initiatives and supports research and research training relevant to the psychological, psycho …


National Institute of Mental Health

Information on specific mental disorders, diagnosis and treatment, “Mental Illness in America”, Consensus Conference proceedings, NIMH long range plans & research reports, information on the DEPRESSION Awareness, Recognition, & Treatment (D/ART …


National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components.  The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines.  The se …


National Resource Center on ADHD: A program of CHADD

The National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD was established with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a national clearinghouse of information and resources for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. …


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to imp …


National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (NTAC)

NTAC is a component of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) and is housed within the Department of Pediatrics of the Georgetown University Medical Center. Since 1986, the National Technical Assistance Center fo …


New York University Child Study Center

The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. They have made major s …


OCD Connecticut-An Affiliate of OCD International

This website connects people, identifies areas of need and helps create solutions for the best care and support for people living with OCD and their families.  


Parent Child Interaction Therapy

PCIT is a parent-child treatment program that helps parents of children aged 2-7 years old with behavioral problems (aggression, non-compliance, defiance, and temper tantrums). PCIT focuses on promoting positive parent-child relationships and interacti …


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Also known as School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) seeks to improve academic and behavior outcomes for all students by providing a decision-making framework for schools to promote effective instructional and behavioral practices and intervent …


Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. They educate family, friends and healthcare providers so th …


Prevent Suicide Connecticut

Since January 2012, the CT Suicide Advisory Board (CTSAB) has functioned as the single state-level suicide advisory board in CT that addresses suicide prevention and response across the lifespan. It is cooperatively co-chaired by the CT Departments of …


Promoting First Relationships

PROMOTING FIRST RELATIONSHIPS is a training program at the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington. We are dedicated to promoting children’s social-emotional development through responsive, nurturin …


Psych Central

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers. We are toda …


Rehab Info – Trusted Rehab Referrals

RehabInfo.net is a comprehensive guide for the entire treatment process – from spotting issues to finding and enrolling into rehabilitation. It’s also an extensive educational resource that includes up to date statistics, policy and re …


Rehab.com and Protalk

This website offers information about addiction, rehab intervention and treatment (state specific) and general information about addiction and behavioral health. Please click on the link below.


Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (Center)  is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students. The mission of the Center is to improve schools’ conditions for learning (CFL) t …


SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) an online Mental Health Treatment Services Locator which helps users search more than 8,000 mental health treatment facilities and programs, click here, Mental Health Treatment Servi …


Search Institute

Search Institute® is an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization committed to helping create healthy communities for every young person. Because they believe that "all kids are our kids," they create books and other material …


Spanish Version of Children of Incarcerated Parents Library

The Spanish edition of the Children of Incarcerated Parents Library (CIPL) is now available, and is part of the ongoing collaboration between CT Parent Power and Church World Service (CWS) Latin America and the Caribbean, most recently in the Dominican …


Stop Bullying

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, get help. To learn more, …


Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

The Strengthening Families Program (SFP) is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and regular families. SFP is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce …


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s mission within the Nation’s health system is to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and me …


The ABC’s Of Child Development

Website by PBS, The Whole Child devoted to child development. Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood differ, most pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. The information presented here offers a …


The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States They publish, The Kid’s Count Data book that ranks states on 10 key indicators and provides information on child h …


The Balanced Mind Foundation

Parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bi-polar disorder. To go directly to this website, please click on the link below.


The Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) at Miami University

In existence since 1998, the Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) at Miami University operates within the Department of Psychology. Faculty, graduate students and community partners are involved in research, consultation, and clinica …


The Cerebral Palsy Group

Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that was created so that it may serve the individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They are here to provide information and support so that they may provide resources and educ …


The Child Health & Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

A public, charitable foundation, the Children’s Fund focuses its resources on developing comprehensive, effective, community-based health and mental health care systems for children and their families. The Child Health and Development Institute of Conn …


The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital is a web-based resource that educates parents and other caregivers about the psychological development and emotional well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults who str …


The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers

This website provides specific information about school-based health centers in Connecticut and also provides general information on child and adolescent health, behavioral health, and school safety. To go directly to this site, please click on the lin …


The Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to …


The Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to …


The CT Department of Children and Families Early Childhood Practice Guide for Children Aged Zero to Five

This practice guide was developed by the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF) to help early childhood providers navigate the complexities of working with children and families ages 0-5. To go directly to the guide, please click on the link belo …


The State Education Resource Center (SERC)

SERC is a nonprofit agency that serves as a resource for educational research and best practices. SERC provides schools and the community with professional development, information dissemination, training, and technical assistance services. To go direc …


The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools

Operating under the auspices of the School Mental Health Project at UCLA, the national Center for Mental Health in Schools was established in 1995. Their mission and aims are to improve outcomes for young people by enhancing the field of mental health …


Tips and Tools on Brain Development

Zero to Three website publishes a series of handouts abaout your young child and their brain development. Click on the links to access each of the publications. Many of the age-based handouts link child and brain development and highlight the important …


Tips and Tools on Healthy Nutrition

The Zero to Three website has put together helpful resources for parents and caregivers on how to establish healthy eating habits in young children.


Tourette’s Syndrome Association

Founded in 1972 in Bayside New York, the national Tourette Syndrome Association is the only national voluntary non-profit membership organization in this field.  Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tour …


Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources

The new free online tool, Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources, created by the Georgetown University National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health and JBS International, Inc. aims to support state and local decisio …


Traumatic Stress Institute-Klingberg Family Centers

The Traumatic Stress Institute (TSI) of Klingberg Family Centers promotes excellence in trauma-informed services both within Klingberg and to organizations nationally and internationally who treat clients with histories of psychological trauma and atta …


Treatment of Children with Mental Disorders (SAMHSA)

Information about how your child gets treatment and where to start. To go directly to this website, click on the link below.


Turningpointct.org

TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. Their mission is to empower teens and young adults in their search for emotional and mental health. Thier website will help …


Understood for learning and attention issues

This website provides support to parents who have children that struggle with with learning and attention issues. The goal of this website is to empower parents to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this know …


Understood for Learning and Attention Issues

This excellent resource was developed by 15 nonprofit organizations who have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. The website provides a parent toolkit with coaching a …


US Autism and Asperger Association (USAAA)

USAAA is a leading nonprofit organization for education, support, and solutions. Our goal is to "Provide the Opportunity" for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their fullest potential. To go directly to this website, pleas …


What to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

Excellent pointers on how to help your child who is experiencing anxiety.  


When to Seek Help for Your Child (Facts for Families from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Facts for families about how to get started and when to seek help. To go directly to this website, click the link below.


World Association for Infant Mental Health – WAIMH

WAIMH’s mission promotes education, research, and study of the effects of mental, emotional and social development during infancy on later normal and psychopathological development through international and interdisciplinary cooperation, publications, …


Wrightslaw Special Education Help

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Begin your search in the Advocacy Libraries and Law Libraries. Y …


Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital

Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital is a dedicated pediatric hospital with world-class experts who offer a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care.


Zero to Three

A national, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to advancing the healthy development of babies and young children. To go directly to the website, click on the link below.