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We’ve found the below material helpful as they deal with some of the most common issues experienced by families.
The Internet offers a wealth of information. Below are sources we trust. We make every attempt to make sure all links are accurate and functional. Please alert us to any broken links.
- 75 Children’s Books About Mental Health (PDF), Child Mind Institute
- National Attention Deficit Disorder Assoiation
An excellent resource for information, support groups and links.
- National Institute of Mental Health
Comprehensive resource for child and teen health.
National organization for children and adults with ADHD. There are also local chapters for CHADD that can be found through this website.
This site discusses research findings regarding behavioral and medical treatments for ADHD.
Helpful answers on understanding and managing people who have ADHD and for the parents and caregivers of these children.
- CDC ADHD Resources
Great source for statistics, research, recommendations, facts, articles, education, training and tools for ADHD.
Parenting a child with ADHD
Anxiety in Adults
- Every Day Health
Links to organizations, articles, and websites for more information and support.
- Very Well Mind
Best mental health podcasts.
Anxiety in Children
- National Center for Children Exposed to Violence
Offers very practical suggestions and help for how to determine if your child is affected by recent events in our world. Also has extremely helpful and informative handout for parents and teachers detailing how to discuss and help children cope with war.
- Child Anxiety Network
Good links and resources.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Easy to use and practical website with fact-based information.
- Resources for Parents of Children with Anxiety Disorders
PDF list of resources from Stanford University.
- ChildMind Institute
Includes quick guide to anxiety in children.
- Coping Skills for Kids
A Child Therapist’s Favorite Resources for Calming Anxiety in Children
- NPR LifeKit
How to Help a Child Struggling with Anxiety
- 10 Best Children’s Books To Help Kids With Anxiety
- When You Worry Too Much: 25 Books to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety, Worry, and Fear
Depression in Children
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Addressing Mental Health Concerns with Compassion
Depression in Children
Childhood Depression: What Parents Need to Know
Divorce and Children
- Psychology Today
How to Talk to Children About Divorce
- 14 Books That Brilliantly Explain Divorce To Kids
Explaining Death to Children
- Child Mind Institute
Helping Children Deal With Grief
When a Loved One Dies: How to Help Your Child
- 18 Books to Help Grieving Children and Teens Heal
- 25 Children’s Books That Explain Death And Grief To Kids
Learning Disability Information
- Learning Disability Association of America
Great resource for articles, resources and general information. State resource at ldanatl.org/va
- National Learning Disability Association
Good resource for a wide range of information.
- Schwab foundation
Offers more practical information.
- LD Online
Magazine-type website that is attractive and appealing in its presentation. It is funded by Schwab as well and offers practical, weekly advice.
- LD Resources.com
Comprehensive website which feature many specific suggestions and books that can be downloaded.
- Lindamood-Bell Learning Process
Highly regarded multi-modal approach to teaching children. This website helps connect you with tutors and allows you to purchase information.
- Institute for Multi-sensory Education
A commercial website that sells a product to be used by parents at home. It is relatively well-regarded by professionals, but it is recommended you speak with the school resource specialist before spending money on any home products so that there is coordination between what is being taught at home and at school.
- Sexuality Flags & LGBT+ Symbols: The Ultimate Pride Guide
A resource regarding gender and sexuality flags
- Gender Spectrum
A helpful resource for teens, parents and families
- This Is How It Always Is
A novel about a gender-fluid child and their family
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