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Important Strategies for Family/Caregivers and the Family Peer Support Workforce Working with Families of LGBTQ+ ChildrenImportant Strategies for Family/Caregivers and the Family Peer Support Workforce Working with Families of LGBTQ+ Children was hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance...
The Impact of Mental Health on Students & Youth Part 4: How to Have Meaningful Conversations with Youth about Mental HealthPart 4 of this webinar series provides learners with tools to assess mental health in young people, recognize common mental health disorders, and identify differences between...Family Involvement and Engagement, Mental Health, School Age, Training and Education
10 Tips for Family CaregiversCaregiver Action Network's (CAN) 10 Tips for Family Caregivers infographic offers tips and simple guidelines to help the 90 million Americans caring for a loved...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Parenting/Caregiving
10 Ways to be an Awesome Board Member A 7:30-minute video from Allison Brewin on the role of a non-profit board member.Workforce Development
11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in RecoveryThis article offers a list of several important life skills that a child in recovery may find useful on their journey to reach and maintain...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
5 Things You Should Know About StressThis fact sheet from National Institute of Mental Health discusses five things to know about stress and how to manage it.  Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Parenting/Caregiving, Physical Health
7 Lessons Learned from Nonprofit Leaders WebinarNonprofit leaders face many challenges as they work toward achieving their organization’s mission. How can they lead effectively as they juggle multiple demands? By watching...Workforce Development
9 Facts About Addiction People Usually Get WrongThis article provides 9 key facts related to addiction in an attempt to clear up common misconceptions.Addiction, Substance Use, Training and Education
A Glossary of Terms for Insurance Coverage for Substance Use and AddictionThis glossary consists of common terms that may prove helpful as families try to understand and navigate insurance coverage as it relates to substance use...Addiction, Policy and Advocacy, Substance Use
A Guide for Youth: Understanding TraumaWhen youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not...Family Involvement and Engagement, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Trauma and Violence, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
A Parent's Guide to Raising Resilient KidsThis guide for parents and other caregivers shares research-based best practices and resources with the goal of fostering positive child development and helping children lead...Early Childhood, Parenting/Caregiving
A Teen's Guide to AutismThis video is useful for teens and parents to learn about how people with autism spectrum disorder may behave and express themselves differently from others....Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Active MindsActive Minds is a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. They are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger...Mental Health, School Age, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Addressing Overdose, Death, Disease and Injury: Why It's Important to Support Harm ReductionThis webinar was hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) in March of 2022 Webinar Description: This has been the deadliest year...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
Addressing Teen Drug Use: Set Limits & Monitor BehaviorThis brief article describes some strategies parents can use to monitor and restrict their teen's drug use.Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Adelphi University Center for Nonprofit LeadershipThe Center for Nonprofit Leadership promotes excellence in leadership by providing multifaceted resources that are responsive to the needs of the nonprofit sector. The Center...Workforce Development
ADHDThis webpage includes a comprehensive guide to ADHD. It covers symptoms, diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and tips for managing ADHD. Diagnosis, Medication, Parenting/Caregiving, Treatment
ADHD Parents Medication GuideThis guide was designed to help parents and caregivers make decisions about the use of medication as a treatment for a child with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity...Medication, Mental Health, Treatment
ADHD Resource Center Resource CenterAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition which includes difficulties with attention, increased activity, and difficulties with impulsivity. Estimates show that between 3 and 7...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Adjustment Disorder BasicsAdjustment disorder is an unusually strong or long-lasting reaction to a stressful event such as divorce, a death in the family or moving to a...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Advisory Councils: 9 Keys to SuccessMany nonprofits employ advisory councils - a collection of individuals who advise and support the governance work of the board or the management tasks carried...Workforce Development
Advocating For Your Child - Facts for FamiliesAccording to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2012), 1 in 5 children will experience signs and symptoms of a psychiatric disorder at some...Parenting/Caregiving, Policy and Advocacy
African American Behavioral Health Center of ExcellenceThe African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a national enter funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and...Mental Health, Training and Education
Am I Enabling Addiction by Helping My Child?This article and brief video address the concept of enabling, offering scenarios that could be considered to be examples of enabling a child's continued substance...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)A voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading...Suicide
American Psychiatric AssociationLearn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to your questions written by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living...Diagnosis, Medication, Mental Health
Annie E. Casey FoundationThe Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health...Evaluation, Policy and Advocacy
Anorexia Nervosa BasicsAnorexia is characterized by severe weight loss, a dangerously low body weight, extreme exercise and a distorted body image. This guide from Child Mind Institute...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Anxiety and Children - Facts for Families Anxious children are often overly tense or uptight. Some may seek a lot of reassurance, and their worries may interfere with activities. Parents should not...Diagnosis, Mental Health, School Age
Anxiety and Depression Association of AmericaAnxiety and Depression Association of America is an international nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Treatment
Anxiety BasicsChildren can be diagnosed with different kinds of anxiety depending on what they are struggling with. In this guide from Child Mind Institute you'll learn...Diagnosis, Mental Health, School Age
Anxiety Disorders Resource CenterAnxiety in children is expected and normal at specific times in development. However, parents should not discount a child's fears. Because anxious children may also...Diagnosis, Medication, Mental Health, School Age
Anxiety Disorders: Parents’ Medication GuideThe purpose of the Anxiety Disorders: Parents’ Medication Guide is to provide parents with an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand resource on treating anxiety disorders in children....
Are There Any Alternatives When a Physician Offers My Child Opioids for Pain?This article explores numerous alternatives to opioid prescriptions for pain, including alternative medications, procedures, and treatments. Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Asperger's Disorder - Facts for Families Asperger's Disorder was a term previously used to describe one of the pervasive developmental disorders. Children and adolescents diagnosed with Asperger's Disorder had problems in...Diagnosis
Assessing Readiness to Become a Parent Peer Support ProviderAssessing Readiness to Become a Parent Peer Support Provider, was developed in an attempt to support the field in identifying strong family members to recruit,...Peer Support, Workforce Development
Attachment Disorders - Facts for FamiliesAttachment Disorders are psychiatric illnesses that can develop in young children who have problems in emotional attachments to others. Parents, caregivers, or physicians may notice...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Facts for Families Any child may show inattention, distractibility, impulsivity, or hyperactivity at times, but the child with ADHD shows these symptoms and behaviors more frequently and severely...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The BasicsThis brochure focuses on basic information about ADHD in both children and adults including what it is, signs and symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Autism - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathologyWhat is Autism? Autism is now referred to as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and encompasses previously defined separate yet similar disorders like Asperger syndrome. Autism...Mental Health
Autism Resource CenterAutism spectrum disorders affect as many as 1 in 150 American children. Types of autism include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger's syndrome. The...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Autism SocietyThe Autism Society of America provides advocacy, education, information and referral, support, and community at national, state and local levels through a strong nationwide network...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Autism Spectrum DisorderThis brochure from the National Institutes of Mental Health informs parents and adults on the range of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including social...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents' Medication GuideThe purpose of the Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents’ Medication Guide is to provide parents with an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand resource on treating autism spectrum disorder...Mental Health, Treatment
Autism Spectrum Disorders - Facts for Families Most infants and young children are very social creatures who need and want contact with others to thrive and grow. They smile, cuddle, laugh, and...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Autistic Self Advocacy NetworkThe Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Bazelon Center for Mental Health LawThe Bazelon Center is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that promotes equal opportunity for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life, including...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Be Prepared: Crisis Plan WorksheetPsychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal documents completed in a time of wellness that make it possible for people with mental illness to determine what...Crisis, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health
Beach Center Family Resource ToolkitThe Beach Center focuses on research for and about families who include individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities of all ages are part of a...Disability, Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones), Parenting/Caregiving
Before a Mental Health Crisis: Creating a Safety PlanA Family Safety Plan is a document that you create collaboratively with family members and is a “playbook” of the best ways to minimize or...Adult Children, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Crisis, Family Involvement and Engagement, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator - SAMHSAThe Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Peer Support, Recovery
Best Practices in Navigating HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2: A Client, Family and Organizational PerspectiveUnderstanding HIPAA the substance use disorder confidentiality regulations (42 CFR Part 2) can be confusing for individuals and families who are new to mental health/substance...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Beyond the Great Resignation: Expanding and Supporting Peer StaffIn this Office Hour presented by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) and THRIVE Peer Recovery Services - a peer-run organization started by...Workforce Development
BHMEDS-R3 AppThe BHMEDS-R3 app is designed as a quick reference for non-prescriber behavioral health professionals and consumers who need general knowledge about medications prescribed for behavioral...Diagnosis, Medication, Mental Health
Bipolar DisorderThis page from the National Institute of Mental Health describes the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options for bipolar disorder (also known as...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder BasicsBipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder, is characterized by bouts of major depression and periods of mania — euphoria, poor judgment and extreme risk-taking...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder in Children and TeensThis page from the National Institute of Mental Health provides information about bipolar disorder in children and teens including its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens - Facts for Families Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic depressive illness) is an illness of the brain that causes extreme changes in a person’s mood, energy, thinking, and behavior....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the SignsThis infographic from the National Institute of Mental Health presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults. It is also...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Bipolar Disorder Resource CenterBipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes severe or unusual shifts in mood, energy level, thinking, and behavior. People with bipolar disorder experience episodes...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Bipolar Disorder: Parents’ Medication GuideThis guide was developed by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) to give reliable information about medication used to treat bipolar disorder in...Medication, Mental Health
Blue AvocadoBlue Avocado is an online magazine fueled by a monthly newsletter designed to provide practical, tactical tips and tools to nonprofit leaders. Subscriptions are free....Training and Education
Board 102 - Structures and Committees: Who’s Going to do That?This webinar discusses the types of boards used to govern nonprofit organizations. It covers the role of committee work and how to recruit for committees.Workforce Development
Board Chair and Chief Executive PartnershipA strong board chair-chief executive partnership requires both individuals to fully understand their individual roles as well as overlapping responsibilities. This infographic outlines key leadership...Workforce Development
Board Chair and Chief Executive ResponsibilitiesA strong partnership between the chief executive and board chair is essential to leading an effective organization. But how do these general roles manifest in...Workforce Development
Board Governance and Best Practice ChecklistThis checklist can help nonprofit organizations assess their organizational capacity against several best practices recommended by The Center for Nonprofit Resources. The self-assessment will help...Workforce Development
Board Member Role: AmbassadorBoard members play the unique role of ambassadors for the organization. This hour-long webinar covers the things you need to know as an ambassador for...Workforce Development
Board Profile WorksheetA tool for nonprofits to identify and track desirable board skills and characteristics, spotlighting what to seek from new board members.Workforce Development
Board RecruitmentThis 50-minute webinar gives tips and tricks for recruiting great board members.Workforce Development
Board Roles and Responsibilities ChecklistAdapted from Nonprofit Board Fundamentals, this checklist can help your organization’s leadership identify the board’s key roles and responsibilities that are the foundation for success....
Boards in Gear Boards play an important role in the success of any organization. They move forward an organization’s mission, and they steward the assets and relationships of...Training and Education, Workforce Development
BoardSourceBoardSource works to inspire and support excellence in nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership, believing that strong board and executive leadership is essential to...Workforce Development
Borderline Personality DisorderWhat is borderline personality disorder? Borderline personality disorder is an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. These symptoms often...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Borderline Personality Disorder BasicsIn this guide from Child Mind Institute you'll learn the signs and symptoms of borderline personality disorder, how it's diagnosed and how it’s treated. Also...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People - Facts for FamiliesYoung people may be moody and irritable at times. They may also feel sensitive to being left out. Learning how to regulate emotions is a...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Brand Development WorksheetSAMHSA's Brand Development Worksheet: Understanding a Brand’s Six Levels of MeaningTraining and Education
Breaking the Cycle: Families Supporting Youth and Young Adults in the Justice System?This webinar was hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center. Descripton: The justice system has grown and changed over time. Having a?youth or young...Family Involvement and Engagement, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Bring Change 2 MindBring Change to Mind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy. They have a...Mental Health
Brochures and Fact Sheets from the National Institute of Mental HealthThis fact sheet offers an overview of the benefits of a well-functioning advisory committee and outlines steps mentoring program staff can take to make their...Workforce Development
Bullying Resource CenterBullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time...Mental Health
Casey Family ProgramsCasey Family Programs is committed to helping states, counties and tribes implement effective child welfare practices. The organization supports and assists child welfare systems in...Evaluation, Policy and Advocacy
Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Children's Mental HealthThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad. CDC...Addiction, Mental Health, Physical Health, Recovery, Substance Use
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health ConsultationThe Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation translates research in healthy mental development into materials tailored to the needs of each of the target audiences and...Early Childhood, Mental Health
Center for Family Policy and PracticeThe Center for Family Policy and Practice is a nationally focused public policy organization conducting policy research, technical assistance, training, litigation and public education in...Evaluation, Policy and Advocacy
Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people...Diagnosis, Disability, Mental Health, Physical Health, Policy and Advocacy
Center for Mental Health provides one-stop access to comprehensive mental health information. aims to educate and guide: the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers,...Mental Health
Center for Nonprofit Resources The Center for Nonprofit Resources offers resources on becoming a nonprofit leader, fundraising, marketing/communications and board governance.  Workforce Development
Center for Parent Information and Resources The materials found on the Center for Parent Information and Resources Hub have been created and archived for Parent Centers around the country to help...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Center for Psychiatric RehabilitationBoston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities. Their work is...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Recovery
Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health EquityThe Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information on supporting the population of people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...Mental Health, Substance Use
Center on Children and the LawThe Center on Children and the Law promotes access to justice for children and families. Their team of attorneys and core staff work on a...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
CHADD ADHD Toolkit – Diagnosis and Treatment of Children and TeensChildren and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has created a toolkit for parents and caregivers who are just learning about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), this...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Characteristics of Financially Healthy NonprofitsFinancial health is about more than cash reserves and endowment balances. Having a large budget or complex accounting system does not always result in good...Workforce Development
Child Health Tracker AppChild Health Tracker gives parents the power of on-demand access to their child(ren)’s health information, needs, and providers; and AAP guidance on the vaccinations and...Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Physical Health, Technology
Child Mind InstituteThe Child Mind Institute is committed to finding effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Child Mind Institute Symptom CheckerSince individual symptoms can reflect more than one disorder, this tool will give you a range of possibilities and guide you toward next steps. This...Diagnosis, Parenting/Caregiving
Child TrendsChild Trends conducts independent, actionable research that describes and analyzes how children, youth and families are faring; provides evidence-based technical assistance to programs; clearly communicates...Evaluation, Policy and Advocacy
Child Welfare Information GatewayChild Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. They feature the...Family Involvement and Engagement, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Training and Education
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) is a national, non-profit, organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition, CHADD publishes...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Children's Mental Health Resources Nationally and By State from On Our SleevesLooking for behavioral health resources in your state? On Our Sleeves has put together 50 states of resources, including an interactive map, to help individuals...Mental Health, Physical Health, Training and Education
Children’s Defense Fund – Leave No Child BehindThe Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is an organization that focuses on child advocacy and research. The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind mission is...Evaluation, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Chronic Illness and Children - Facts for Families The child who is diagnosed with a serious and chronic medical illness is at greater risk for developing emotional problems. Unlike a child who has...Disability, Mental Health, Physical Health
Chronic Illness and Mental Health: Recognizing and Treating DepressionThis page from NIMH provides information about depression and mental health for people living with chronic illnesses, including children and adolescents. It discusses symptoms, risk...Medication, Mental Health, Physical Health
Clear Health, Clear CommunicationIf you or someone close to you has received a recent diagnosis, or if you are curious because you heard about a disease, disorder, or...Diagnosis, Disability, Mental Health, Physical Health
College Students with ADHD - Facts for Families Many students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) attend college. College students with ADHD face a number of challenges, including choosing a supportive school and community where...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation - Facts for Families Evaluation by a child and adolescent psychiatrist is appropriate for any child or adolescent with emotional and/or behavioral problems. Most children and adolescents with serious...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Conduct Disorder - Facts for Families "Conduct disorder" refers to a group of repetitive and persistent behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters. Children and adolescents with this disorder have great difficulty...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Conduct Disorder BasicsConduct Disorder (CD) is characterized by callous disregard for and aggression toward others, from pushing, hitting and biting in early childhood to bullying, cruelty and...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Conduct Disorder Resource CenterConduct disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens. A child with this disorder may display a pattern...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Continuum of Mental Health Care - Facts for Families Not all children grow from infancy through their adolescent years without experiencing some bumps along the way. Communities provide different types of treatment programs and...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Could I Have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) begins in childhood and is considered a developmental disorder, but a person may not receive a diagnosis until adolescence or adulthood....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) works to protect the legal and civil rights of and secure excellence in education on behalf...Education System, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Creating a YouTube and Google Nonprofit AccountIn order to upload videos to YouTube, you must have an account. In this 5-minute tutorial, you will learn how to sign up for an...Training and Education, Workforce Development
Delirium in Children and Adolescents - Facts for Families Delirium is a serious condition involving severe confusion and changes of behavior. Many conditions can cause delirium such as infection, fever or medication side effects....Diagnosis, Mental Health
DepressionThis page from NIMH provides information about depression including the different types of depression, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and how...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance (DBSA)The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a national patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance's (DBSA) Mood CrewDepression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance's Mood Crew was created with all young children in mind. Learning how to recognize and discuss feelings is a key...Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Depression in Children and Teens - Facts for Families Many children have times when they are sad or down. Occasional sadness is a normal part of growing up. However, if children are sad, irritable,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should KnowThis page provides information about depression in women including signs and symptoms, types of depression unique to women, treatment options, and how to find help....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Depression Resource CenterChildhood depression is different from the normal "blues" and everyday emotions that occur as a child develops. Just because a child seems sad, does not...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Depression: Parents’ Medication GuideThe goal of this guide is to help parents make informed decisions about getting the best care for a child or adolescent with depression.Mental Health, Treatment
Developing and Implementing State Olmstead Plans to Increase Access to Community-based services for Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses or Children with Serious Emotional DisturbancesThis webinar will discuss strategies and considerations for the design and implementation of Olmstead plans. Kevin Martone, who has helped states with Olmstead planning and...Diagnosis, Disability, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Digital Media Best PracticesThe digital media best practices page from SAMHSA covers national trends surrounding commonly used digital/social outreach channels, their best use scenarios, and suggestions based on...Training and Education, Workforce Development
Digital Strategies to Foster Family Engagement in Addiction and Mental Health SupportHosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center and Partnership to End Addiction in June of 2022. Webinar Description: In this increasingly digital age, digital-based...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Technology
Dinner PartyThe Dinner Party is a platform for grieving 20-, 30- and early 40-somethings to find peer community and build lasting relationships. Since 2014, The Dinner...Peer Support
Disability ScoopDisability Scoop is the nation’s largest news organization devoted to covering developmental disabilities. It offers daily coverage of autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome...Disability, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Disaster and Trauma Resource CenterA child who has been exposed to a disaster may have been an eye-witness to a disaster. He or she might have been hurt or...Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) - Facts for FamiliesChildren with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) have severe and frequent temper tantrums that interfere with their ability to function at home, in school, or...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder BasicsIn this guide from Child Mind Institute you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The BasicsThis fact sheet provides information about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder including a description of the condition, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Diversity and Culture in Child Mental Health Care - Facts for Families American families come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Each person’s background affects the way he or she views the world and gets help for...Mental Health
Does My Child Need Opioids to Cope with Severe and Acute Pain?This article explores a handful of viable alternatives to opioids for moderating severe pain that parents might consider for their children.Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Does My Child Need to ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ to Recover from Addiction?This brief article and video discuss the common belief related to letting a loved one hit rock bottom before they are able to make any...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Does Relapse Mean Failure?In this blog post, a father details how his thinking around the ideas of "relapse" and "failure" changed over time as his son struggled with...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Substance Use
Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment LocatorThe Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator, is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Eating Disorders in Teens - Facts for Families In the United States, as many as 10 in 100 young women suffer from an eating disorder. Disordered eating related to stress, poor nutritional habits,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Eating Disorders: About More Than FoodThis brochure provides information about different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. It also addresses how eating disorders are...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Education and Mental Health During COVID-19This infographic summarizes data collected by the National Federation of Families in 2021 about the experiences of parents and caregivers navigating education during the COVID-19...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Education System, Parenting/Caregiving
Enacting 'Good Samaritan' 911 Addiction Laws: A Parent How-To GuideThis article provides an in-depth walkthrough of steps that especially passionate parents can take to enact 'Good Samaritan' laws in their states. In this article,...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Engage, Educate, Empower for Equity: E4 Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Disparities in Aging (E4 Center)The E4 Center advances training and workforce capacity with a specific focus on the community-based implementation of evidence-based practices and programs for vulnerable older adults who...Addiction, Adult Children, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Crisis, Family Involvement and Engagement, Grandfamilies, Mental Health, Peer Support, Physical Health, Policy and Advocacy, Recovery, Substance Use, Suicide, Training and Education, Trauma and Violence, Workforce Development
Engaging on Social Media - Ideas and TipsWe must always be thinking through how best to engage with your target audiences. Social media is an important way to do this, but not...Training and Education, Workforce Development
Ethics in Parent Peer Support Workbook: Balancing Your Lived Experience and Professional RolesParent peer support partners are frequently faced with ethical dilemmas when working with families, in their workplace and in the community. The Ethics in Parent...Workforce Development
Families for Depression AwarenessFamilies for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to AdvocacyThe National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) and Partnership to End Addiction presents Families, Make Your Voices Heard: An Introduction to Advocacy. In this...Addiction, Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy, Substance Use, Training and Education
Family Engagement in Systems InfographicFamily engagement is embedded in the values and principles of a system of care. Where to begin and how to make it happen in systems...Family Involvement and Engagement
Family Engagement InventoryEffective family engagement is recognized as a foundation for success across the human services and education fields. Child Welfare Information Gateway developed the Family Engagement...Family Involvement and Engagement
Family Members Give Well-Meaning Advice But Are Not Always Helpful. How Do I Respond? This brief article advises parents on how to deal with well-intentioned family members whose advice may be unhelpful and even harmful when their child is...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Substance Use
Family Run Executive Leadership Association (FREDLA)The Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA), located in Columbia, MD, serves as the national representative and advocate for family-run organizations and their executive...Peer Support, Workforce Development
Family Support for Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan: Part 1How to be Present for Children Who Experience Emotional and/or Substance Use Challenges The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center hosted a 3-part series for...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Family Support for Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan: Part 2How to Support Our Children Who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges Webinar Description: The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center invites caregivers, family...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Family Support for Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan: Part 3How to Empower Our Children Who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center invites caregivers, family peer support...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Policy and Advocacy, Substance Use
Family Support for Eating Disorder Recovery InfographicFamilies are vital to eating disorder recovery. This infographic, created by the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, includes tips...Mental Health, Physical Health
Family VoicesFamily Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that...Family Involvement and Engagement, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Fathers Mental HealthNew parents may experience unresolved stress, psychological disturbances or symptoms of a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. When men feel this way...Mental Health
Finance Unlocked for NonprofitsThrough this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will work through the why, what, who, and how of nonprofit finance. The 90-minute webinar covers five main topics...Workforce Development
Finding a Home in Collegiate RecoveryIn this blog post, a young man reflects on the profound impact his college recovery program had on him, and advocates for greater recovery support...Recovery, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Finding Mental Healthcare for Children of Immigrants - Facts for FamiliesEach year, many immigrants and refugees move to the United States. Coming to a new country can be an exciting new beginning, but adjusting to...Mental Health
Finding the Right Board Members for Your NonprofitEntire books have been written about the art of cultivating, identifying, asking and nurturing a strong nonprofit board. While the National Council of Nonprofits doesn’t...Training and Education, Workforce Development
FindTreatment.govThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and...Addiction, Mental Health, Substance Use
Focus on the Family: Using Person and Family Centered Care for Mental HealthTo achieve and sustain mental health, individuals with serious mental illness need access to an array of treatment options and need to be actively engaged...Family Involvement and Engagement
Framework for a Basic Strategic Plan Document for a NonprofitThis framework will guide planning teams through completing a basic, goals-based strategic plan. Each section includes directions and links to related information to help you...Workforce Development
Free Management LibraryThe Free Management Library website is one of the world's most complete, well-organized libraries of 1,000's of highly practical resources for personal, professional, business and...Workforce Development
Gender Differences in Substance Use, Treatment and RecoveryThis article provides an overview of gender differences in substance use as a product of both biological and sociocultural factors, advocating for gender-specific treatment options...Addiction, Substance Use
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of ControlThis brochure form the National Institutes of Mental Health, discusses what generalized anxiety is, including signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, causes, and treatment...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Getting the Most Out of Your Board MeetingYou can get more out of your board members - as leaders, ambassadors and fundraisers - if you use meeting time more strategically. This one-hour...Training and Education
Getting Your Child Help for AddictionThis article from Partnership to End Addiction focuses on several strategies parents can employ in trying to get help for their children. This includes approaches...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Glossary of Symptoms and IllnessesThis glossary of brief definitions was developed by American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to help teenagers, parents, teachers, and others learn more about...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - Facts for FamiliesGrandparents are an important resource for both parents and children. They routinely provide child care, financial assistance and emotional support. Occasionally, they are called upon...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Grandfamilies
Grief AnonymousGrief Anonymous is a grief support organization dedicated to assisting those grieving the loss of a loved one.  They are an established, USA-based, global grief...Peer Support, Suicide
Grief Anonymous Support GroupsGrief Anonymous offers private Facebook grief support groups for loved ones who have suffered loss because of an overdose or suicide.Peer Support, Suicide
Guide to Behavioral TreatmentsIf your child has an emotional or behavioral problem, you might be told that behavioral therapy would be a good treatment. This guide from Child...Mental Health, Treatment
Guide to Mental Health SpecialistsIf you decide you need to seek help for a child who's struggling, you may find yourself facing a bewildering range of different mental health...Mental Health, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), offers general information related to child health and specific guidance on developmental stages and parenting challenges. Resources are available...Diagnosis, Grandfamilies, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Physical Health
HelpGuideHelpGuide is an independent nonprofit that provides free, evidence-based mental health education and support. Their mission is to empower people with information they can use...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Helping a Loved One Dealing with Mental and/or Substance Use DisordersThis infographic from SAMHSA provides information about supporting a loved one dealing with a mental and/or substance use disorder.Addiction, Mental Health, Substance Use
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can DoThis brochure describes common reactions to trauma and what parents, rescue workers, and the community can do to help children and adolescents cope with disasters...Trauma and Violence
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic EventThis guide from Child Mind Institute was assembled by psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health experts who specialize in crisis situations. It offers simple tips on...Trauma and Violence
HHS Maternal-Child Emergency Planning ToolkitThe HHS Maternal-Child Health (MCH) Emergency Planning toolkit is designed to improve the capacity of health care, public health, and social services professionals to address maternal and...Early Childhood, Mental Health, Physical Health
HIPAA and Medical Privacy - Facts for Families HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA is a Federal law that was originally passed by Congress in 1996. One part...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
HIPAA: What Are A Caregiver’s Rights?When your loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis, it can be hard to know what to do. You are concerned about their well-being,...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Hoarding Disorder BasicsIn this guide from Child Mind Institute you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of hoarding disorder, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated. It is...Mental Health
How Can I Get Rid of My Need To "Fix" Things?This article from Partnership to End Addiction encourages parents to diverge from the idea that addiction is something to be "fixed," lobbying instead for compassionate...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
How Can I Overcome HIPPA Laws, When I Only Want To Help My Child?This brief article informs parents about HIPPA laws and what information they may or may not be able to access.Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Parenting/Caregiving, Policy and Advocacy
How Do I Deal with the Emotional Rollercoaster of My Child’s Addiction?In this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) addresses the emotional rollercoaster that caregivers are likely...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
How Do We Remove Blame When Dealing with Addiction?In this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) discusses the importance of moving away from blame...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Parenting/Caregiving
How Do You Manage Taking Prescription Medications While in Recovery?This article answers several FAQs that relate to the management of prescription medications for one's child while still in recovery from opioid addiction.Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
How to Help a Woman Who is Using Opioids and Becomes PregnantThis brief article encourages readers to be supportive of pregnant women dealing with Opioid Use Disorder and links to a guide on pregnancy and opioids. Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Early Childhood, Substance Use
How to Make a Discharge Plan When Your Child Leaves Addiction TreatmentThis article answers some FAQs about discharge plans and outlines some of the key considerations families may want to keep in mind as their child...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Suicide
How to Make a Recovery Plan With Your Son or Daughter After TreatmentThis article offers advise to parents on how to work with their child in making a recovery plan that supports a loved one's personal growth...Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery
How to Properly Document Your Contact with Your Insurance CompanyThis article from Partnership to End Addiction offers guidance to parents/caregivers as they interact with insurance companies on behalf of children receiving substance use or...Policy and Advocacy, Treatment
How to Staff and Support a CommitteeIs staffing a committee more like herding cats or like herding turtles? Actually, it’s more like Dancing with the Stars. An important skill for nonprofit...Workforce Development
How To Talk To Your Child About Vaping This brief article introduces ideas parents/caregivers can use when addressing vaping with their children. Not only is it important to set the stage for open...Addiction, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
How to Talk with Your Niece, Nephew or Other Family Member about their Drug UseThis article advocates for the important role an aunt/uncle can serve as a resource for their niece/nephew, and provides some tips on how to conduct...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use
I Got My Son Back: A Mother's Struggle with Her Son's AddictionIn this personal account, a mother reflects on her experience navigating her son's opioid addiction. She touches on the fear and financial burden but also...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Substance Use
I Hate the Word 'Enable': Getting Blamed and Shamed When You Have a Child with an AddictionThis personal essay pushes back against the stigma associated with families facing challenges with substance use disorders, arguing for the adoption of a more open...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use
I Have Been Told That I am an Enabler. So, How Can I Help My Child?This brief article pushes back against common usage of the word "enabler," arguing that it often does more harm than good for families, and links...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Peer Support, Substance Use
I Just Got Denied Coverage: How to File an Insurance Appeal for Substance Use DisorderThis article provides important information regarding the process of filing an appeal in the event that insurance denies coverage for a child's substance use disorder...Addiction, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy, Substance Use
I’m So Stressed Out! InfographicThis infographic from the National Institute of Mental Health is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to...Mental Health
If Your Child Struggles with Addiction, Peer-to-Peer Parent Support Can HelpThis article provides an overview of Partnership to End Addiction's parent coaching program, detailing its logistics, potential benefits, and more. It includes a video highlighting...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Implementing a Family-Centered ApproachTo help communities move toward family-centered care, the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) prepared a series of companion modules on implementing...Family Involvement and Engagement
Implementing Effective Systems of Care for Children, Youth and Transition-Aged Youth with or At-Risk of SED in Rural CommunitiesThe panel discussed the challenges, successes, and lessons learned from their experiences in the implementation of effective rural Systems of Care. Their discussion includes research...Family Involvement and Engagement
Improving Access to Care Through Creating Family Peer Specialists Across the LifespanThis TA Coalition webinar explores the dimensions of family support across the lifespan. Presenters speak from three unique perspectives highlighting the subtle differences in providing...Peer Support, Workforce Development
Independent SectorThis website features an online collection of current resources for and about the nonprofit community, including podcasts, toolkits, publications, and more. Principles for Good Governance...Workforce Development
Individual Board Member Self-Evaluation ToolThis tool from the National Council of Nonprofits is a brief self-assessment for individual board members to help gauge how they are fulfilling their responsibilities as...Workforce Development is an ongoing collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. Their goal is to promote healthy child and family...Physical Health
InsureKidsNow.govMillions of children and teens qualify for free or low-cost health and dental coverage through Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). At,...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health, Physical Health
Intellectual Development Disorder BasicsChildren with intellectual development disorder (IDD) have deficits in general intellectual functioning. They struggle with skills like reasoning, planning, judgment, thinking abstractly and many types...Disability
Intellectual Disabilities - Facts for FamiliesIntellectual disability (ID) is a diagnosis given when an individual has problems both in intellectual functioning and the ability to function in everyday activities. An...Disability
Intentional Misuse of Over-the-Counter Medication: What You Should KnowIn this article, Partnership to End Addiction addresses the intentional misuse of over-the-counter medication among young people, including a variety of reasons why youth might...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Intermittent Explosive Disorder BasicsChildren with intermittent explosive disorder (IED) exhibit short episodes of intense, uncontrollable anger or aggression with very little or no apparent cause. This guide from...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Jason FoundationThe Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young...Suicide
Jed Foundation (JED)The JED Foundation (JED) is a non-profit organization that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation's teens and young adults. Transitioning...Suicide
Kennedy ForumThe Kennedy Forum leads a national dialogue on transforming the health care system by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health
Kids Count Data CenterKIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premier source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation...Evaluation, Policy and Advocacy
Know Your Rights: Consent and Confidentiality - Facts for FamiliesPatients and families often wonder what their rights are when they see a doctor. They may have questions about what will happen to the personal...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Learning Disorders - Facts for FamiliesParents are often worried when their child has learning problems in school. There are many reasons for school difficulties, but a common one is a...Education System
Legal Essentials of Starting a Nonprofit OrganizationIs your nonprofit group ready to incorporate and become a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization? Learn the answer to this critical question and find out how to...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Let’s Talk About Eating DisordersThis infographic from the National Institute on Mental Health presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders. This is also available in Spanish.Mental Health
Living Successfully with a Mood DisorderThe Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's "Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder" course is designed to help both people living with a mood disorder as...Mental Health
Major Depressive Disorder BasicsThe most common form of depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), is characterized by chronic feelings of sadness or worthlessness, irritability, physical lethargy, insomnia and sometimes...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Marijuana: Know the Facts, Connect with ResourcesThis article overviews the risks associated with marijuana use and offers tips for preventing and/or addressing teen marijuana use.Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Marvelous Max - Autism Awareness for KidsThis animated video for school-aged children and their parents explains how Max, a child with autism spectrum disorder, behaves differently from other children in a...Mental Health, School Age
Maternal and Child Health BureauThe Maternal and Child Health Bureau strives to provide national leadership and to work in partnership with States, communities, private agencies, and families to strengthen...Mental Health, Physical Health
MedlinePlusMedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Physical Health
Men and DepressionMen and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men. The brochure is...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Mental Health America Mental Health America (MHA) is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through...Disability, Mental Health, Peer Support
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC)The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC) aims to improve mental health services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. By serving...Diagnosis, Disability, Mental Health, Training and Education
Mental Health First AidMental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders....Diagnosis, Mental Health, Training and Education
Mental Health Guide for College StudentsCollegeStats designed this guide to help you identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students. If left untreated, these issues...Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Mental Health Insurance - Facts for FamiliesInsurance benefits for mental health services have changed a lot in recent years. These changes are consistent with the nationwide trend to control the expense...Mental Health
Mental Illness in Families - Facts for FamiliesMental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children....Mental Health
Meth is On the Rise Again: What Parents Should KnowBased on the increase in methamphetamine use over the past several years, this article provides some basic information and addresses how addiction and overdose might...Addiction, Substance Use
Military Families - Facts for FamiliesThe American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on the challenges facing Military families.Military (Military Families, Veterans)
Military Families Resource CenterGlobal conflict and unrest have led to the deployment of large numbers of military personnel (active duty, Reserves, National Guard). As a result of duty...Military (Military Families, Veterans)
Military Families: Coming Home - Facts for FamiliesMilitary families look forward to being together after a long deployment with many mixed emotions. Each family member will have different expectations. Every family situation...Military (Military Families, Veterans)
Minding Your MindMinding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Their...Mental Health
Moms on the FrontlineMothers on the Frontline is founded and run by mothers of children with mental health challenges to promote Children’s Mental Health Justice through storytelling. Mothers...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health
Moving Into Adulthood Resource CenterYoung people moving from adolescence into young adulthood are defined as transitional age youth. New tasks often include: moving away from family, becoming independent, developing...Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones)
My Friend Has a Child Who is Struggling With Addiction. How Can I Help?This essay argues for the important role we can play in supporting others during their family struggles with addiction, suggesting ways in which we can...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Substance Use
My HealthfinderMy Healthfinder is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Control and Prevention and Health Promotion. On the...Physical Health
My Mental Health Crisis Plan AppFrom the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the My Mental Health Crisis Plan App helps individuals who have a serious mental illness (SMI) create...Crisis, Mental Health, Technology
My Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient BrokeringA mother recounts her harrowing experiences watching her son cycle in and out of recovery as her family has fallen victim to the practice of...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Substance Use
My Son's Addiction Overwhelms Me. How Can I Stop Worrying Constantly?This brief article advises parents on how to make sure they are taking care of themselves in the midst of a child's battle with addiction. Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
My Son's Siblings Are Resentful of His Substance Use. What Can I Do to Unify Our Family?This article from Partnership to End Addiction advises parents on how to manage relationships with their other children while navigating one child's substance use disorder...Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
NADDNADD is for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs. NADD’s...Disability, Mental Health
NAMI BasicsNAMI Basics OnDemand is a free, six-session online education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger...Mental Health, Training and Education
National Adolescent Health Information CenterThe overall goal of the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) is to improve the health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for...Mental Health, Physical Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected...Mental Health, Workforce Development
National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care NeedsThe National Care Coordination Standards for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) outline the core, system-level components of high-quality care coordination for...Family Involvement and Engagement, Training and Education, Treatment, Workforce Development
National Center for Learning DisabilitiesThe mission of National Center for Learning Disabilities is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and...Diagnosis, Disability
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child WelfareThe National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) is a national resource center providing information, expert consultation, training and technical assistance to child...Addiction, Mental Health, Physical Health, Substance Use
National Child Traumatic Stress NetworkThe National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who...Training and Education, Trauma and Violence
National Council of NonprofitsThe National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a valuable resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits, working to identify emerging trends, disseminate...Training and Education
National Family Support NetworkThe National Family Support Network promotes positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Grandfamilies, Parenting/Caregiving, Peer Support
National Institute of Mental Health Brochures and Fact Sheets by TopicNIMH offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials...Diagnosis, Mental Health
National Institutes of HealthThe National Institutes of Health's mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of...Mental Health
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help ClearinghouseThe National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a peer-run national technical assistance and resource center that fosters recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion. The Clearinghouse...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Peer Support
National Suicide Prevention LifelineThe National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days...Suicide
Navigating the Holidays When Your Child is in Early Recovery from AddictionThis article offers advice on how families can navigate the holidays while a child or loved one is in early recovery. Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
No Beds Available: What To Do When You’re on a Waitlist for Addiction TreatmentThis article addresses how to navigate the in-between phase once a child has made the decision to go to treatment for substance use, but accessing...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Substance Use, Treatment
No Health Without Mental HealthNo Health without Mental Health (NHMH) is an emerging social marketing (where the public is “sold” on the need for a change in society) and...Evaluation, Mental Health
Nonprofit Advisory Boards: Why They Matter, How to Get Them Off the GroundIs your nonprofit considering setting up an advisory board? Before taking the leap, make sure your organization defines what role the advisory board will play...Workforce Development
Nonprofit Board Committee Membership: Who Should Serve on Which Committee?All board members should serve on a board committee, but determining where to place them is often more art than science. This resource, complete with...Workforce Development
Nonprofit Health Check: Quick Assessment Tools and ResourcesThe Nonprofit Association of Oregon developed a set of assessment tools and compiled practical resources to give nonprofit leaders the ability to conduct quick self-assessments...Workforce Development
Nonprofit HubThe Nonprofit Hub website gives access to guides, webinars and blogs for nonprofits. How to Create A Brand Guide Social Media Guide Creating a Mission...Workforce Development
Normal or Not: When to Get Help - Facts for FamiliesParents are naturally concerned about the health and wellbeing of their children. Many parents correctly and comfortably see their youngster as normal. However, some parents...Parenting/Caregiving
Not Getting Anywhere Talking to Your Child About Their Drug Use?In this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) talks about the challenges one can face when...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use
Obesity In Children And Teens - Facts for FamiliesThe problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Approximately 12.7 million, or 17 percent, of children and adolescents...Physical Health
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder BasicsChildren with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) are plagued by unwanted and stressful thoughts and fears that they try to alleviate by performing compulsive rituals like counting...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Children And Adolescents - Facts for FamiliesObsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood and is seen in as many as 1 in 200 children and adolescents. OCD is...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Resource CenterObsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is seen in as many as 1-3% of children and adolescents. OCD is characterized by recurrent intense obsessions and/or compulsions that cause...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts or Repetitive Behaviors Take OverThis brochure, from the National Institute of Mental Health, provides information on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) including signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment options such as psychotherapy...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Treatment
On Our SleevesOn Our Sleeves is a movement led by Nationwide Children's Hospital to transform children’s mental health through education, advocacy and research. Kids don’t wear their...Mental Health, Physical Health, Policy and Advocacy, Technology
One MindOne Mind accelerates brain health research and advocacy to enable all individuals with mental health conditions to build healthy, productive lives. Inspired by their founders'...Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy
One Mind PsyberGuidePsyberGuide is a non-profit website reviewing smartphone applications and other digital mental health products. Its goal is to help people make responsible and informed decisions...Mental Health, Technology
Operation AutismOperation Autism is a web-based resource specifically designed and created to support military families that have children with autism. Operation Autism’s Resource Directory allows you...Disability, Mental Health
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Facts for FamiliesIn children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), there is an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that seriously interferes with...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Resource CenterIt's not unusual for children, especially those in their "terrible twos" and early teens, to defy authority every now and then. When this behavior lasts...Diagnosis, Mental Health
PACER CenterPACER Center enhances the quality of life and expands opportunities for children, youth, and young adults with all disabilities and their families so each person...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Training and Education
PANDAS - Questions and AnswersThis fact sheet from the National Institute of Mental Health describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Panic Disorder BasicsA child with panic disorder suffers sudden anxiety attacks that include overwhelming dread and physical symptoms that are often confused with a heart attack. This...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Panic Disorder In Children And Adolescents - Facts for Families Panic disorder is a common and treatable disorder. Children and adolescents with panic disorder have unexpected and repeated periods of intense fear or discomfort, along...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Panic Disorder: When Fear OverwhelmsThis brochure from the National Institutes of Mental Health discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments for panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder associated with sudden...Diagnosis, Mental Health
PANS and PANDAS: Sudden Onset of OCD Symptoms - Facts for FamiliesWhen a child suddenly begins to have new thoughts and unusual behaviors, it can be alarming to parents and family members. If the changes occur...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Parent Peer Support Activities InfographicThe Parent Peer Support Activities Infographic from the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) outlines the most common activities of Parent Peer Support Providers across...Peer Support, Workforce Development
Parent Peer Support Provider Roles InfographicThe Parent Peer Support Provider Roles Infographic from the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) details the variety of roles and positions of the family...Peer Support, Workforce Development
Parent to Parent USAParent to Parent USA provides emotional and informational support to the families of children with special needs, most notably through the one-to-one matching of parents...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Family Involvement and Engagement, Parenting/Caregiving
Parents Guide to ADHDChildren with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find it unusually difficult to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still, and to control impulsive behavior....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Parents Guide to AutismThis guide from Child Mind Institute gives parents a comprehensive look at autism, from how its diversity can make it difficult to diagnose, to special...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Parents Guide to Children and Multiple MedicationsAn increasing number of children with emotional or behavioral problems are being treated more than one medication, a practice called polypharmacy. This guide from Child...Medication, Mental Health
Parents Guide to Developmental MilestonesEvery child is different, and so is every parent's experience; but experts have a clear idea about the range of normal development from birth to...Physical Health
Parents Guide to Eating Disorders in CollegeThe college years are when young women, and some men, are most at risk for developing eating disorders. This guide from Child Mind Institute explains...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Parents Guide to Emergency HospitalizationWhen a child is heading for psychiatric hospitalization, a parent, too, is in a tough place, and a scary one. Knowing what to expect, and...Crisis
Parents Guide to Getting Good CareWhen a child is struggling, or his behavior worries you, it can be hard to know whether you need to reach out to a professional....Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Parenting/Caregiving
Parents Guide to OCDChildren with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have intrusive thoughts and worries that make them extremely anxious, and they develop rituals they feel compelled to perform to...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Parents Guide: How to Help a Child with Selective MutismChildren with selective mutism (SM) are talkative at home but unable to speak in more public settings, including school. This guide from Child Mind Institute...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Parity TrackParity Track aims to be the central site for mental health and substance use disorder, parity information and to offer an exclusive look at parity...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Partnership for America's ChildrenThe mission of Partnership for America’s Children is to support its network of state and community child advocacy organizations in effective advocacy. The Partnership connects...Policy and Advocacy
Pathways RTCThe Research and Training Center (RTC) at Pathways aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous...Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones), Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Perinatal DepressionPerinatal depression is depression that occurs during or after pregnancy. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. In rare cases, the symptoms are severe...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Physical Health
Persistent Depressive Disorder BasicsPersistent depressive disorder (PDD), also called dysthymia, is a form of chronic depression, with symptoms that are less severe but longer lasting than other forms...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Physical Symptoms of Emotional Distress: Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders - Facts for Families Physical complaints are common in children. As many as 1 in 10 children will complain of an ache, pain, or worry about their body on...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Physical Health
Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderThis brochure provides information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including what it is, who develops PTSD, symptoms, treatment options, and how to find help for...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder BasicsPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety condition brought on by exposure to a disturbing event. Symptoms include detachment, difficulty sleeping, irritability, dreaming about the...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Facts for FamiliesAll children and adolescents experience stressful events which can affect them both emotionally and physically. Their reactions to stress are usually brief, and they recover...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Preparing for Life and Recovery Following TreatmentThis article advises parents on how to prepare for what life might look like once their child is discharged from treatment and how they can...Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery
Prescription Pain Relievers (Opioids)Know the facts and connect with support to help you address known or suspected medicine abuse with your child. This page provides an overview of opioids in general...Addiction, Substance Use, Training and Education
Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and FoundationsThis document presents a comprehensive set of principles for charitable nonprofit organizations. The intent is to reinforce a common understanding of transparency, accountability and good...Workforce Development
Principles of Harm Reduction (HR) InfographicThis 2-page infographic from the National Harm Reduction Coalition may be used as a quick and easy to read reference of the definition of HR,...
Propel NonprofitsPropel Nonprofits’ programs and services take a holistic approach to meeting the needs of nonprofit organizations, including the ability to bring together strategy, governance, and...Workforce Development
PsychHubPsychHub is an online platform providing free, engaging videos about mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention The most comprehensive video library of mental health...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Technology, Training and Education
Psychiatric Advance Directives: Supporting Voice and Choice in Mental Health Crisis SettingsPsychiatric advance directives (PADs) are legal tools that give people living with mental illness voice and choice in crisis situations. There are laws that support...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health
Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Different Types - Facts for FamiliesPsychotherapy is a form of psychiatric treatment that involves therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and a child or family. It can help children...Mental Health, Treatment
PsyComPsycom seeks to inspire patients and their caregivers to better understand their mental health conditions and to take an active role in their own care....Addiction, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Substance Use, Treatment
Questions to Ask Before Psychiatric Hospitalization of Your Child or Adolescent - Facts for FamiliesHospitalization in a psychiatric facility is one of a range of available treatment options when a child or adolescent is mentally ill and in crisis....Crisis, Mental Health
Reactive Attachment Disorder BasicsA child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has been subject to neglect or abuse and fails to establish the expected bond with his primary caregivers,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Recovery Support Groups for Addiction: One Size Does Not Fit AllThis article outlines the different types of Recovery Support Groups available to those in recovery, including 12-step programs, self-management and recovery training, moderation management, and...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
Recruiting and Building a Strong and Effective Nonprofit BoardToday more than ever, nonprofit boards are expected to raise significant amounts of money. Keith Curtis' extensive work with nonprofits over the past 30 years...Workforce Development
Recruiting Passionate Ambassadors for Your MissionIn this 60-minute video, Terry Axelrod will show you how to identify, recruit and support a self-sustaining pipeline of passionate ambassadors who will deeply engage...Workforce Development
Reducing the Potential for HarmThis article discusses the potential benefits of harm reduction for a loved one who is struggling with substance use. While it may not be the...Substance Use, Treatment
Reflecting on My Addiction and Recovery, Then and NowA young man in long-term recovery writes about his path to recovery. Through journaling and thoughtful reflection, his story is one that recognizes the power...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
Reframing LanguageReframing Language was created by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center and the National Federation of Families. It was designed to inspire new thinking and...Addiction, Mental Health
Refusing Prescription Opioids in RecoveryThis personal story recounts the emotional and logistical challenges faced by a former opioid addict when offered a prescription for painkillers by his dentist. Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
Rental Assistance Call to ActionThe purpose of this toolkit is to provide stakeholders with information about how to raise awareness about the rental assistance resources available to tenants and...Caregiving/Caregiver Support
Rethinking Substance Use An Earlier and Broader ApproachThis webinar, with national experts Greg Dicharry and Linda Richter, Ph.D., describes the early factors that influence a child’s risk and resilience for substance use and...Addiction, Substance Use
RiseRise believes that parents have the answers for their families and communities. Their mission is to support parents’ leadership to dismantle the current child welfare...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Parenting/Caregiving, Policy and Advocacy
SAFE Treatment and Family Support Locator For every person navigating a substance use or mental health challenge or who identifies as being in recovery, there is often a parent, child, spouse,...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use, Treatment
SAFE Treatment Locator SAFE Project launched the first easy-to-use online treatment locator in 2019, then joined forces with Partnership to End Addiction a year later to add significant...Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use, Treatment
SchizophreniaThis brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health provides information about schizophrenia including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action AllianceThe Schizophrenia and Psychosis Action Alliance promotes improvement in lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses (mental illnesses involving psychosis). The organization promotes hope and recovery...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Schizophrenia and Psychosis Action Alliance's Health Storylines AppThe Health Storylines app is FREE for all users on iOS and Android devices. There is also a web version available, accessible through the browser...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Technology
Schizophrenia BasicsSchizophrenia is a disorder characterized by distorted perceptions of reality, including hallucinations, delusions and "disorganized" thinking and speech. This guide from Child Mind Institute explains...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Schizophrenia In Children - Facts for FamiliesSchizophrenia is a serious psychiatric illness that causes changes in thinking, feelings, and unusual or strange behavior. It is uncommon in children and hard to...Diagnosis, Mental Health
School Refusal - Facts for Families Going to school is usually an exciting and enjoyable event for young children. However, for some it can cause intense fear or panic. Parents should...Education System
School Services for Children with Special Needs: Know Your Rights - Facts for FamiliesSome children experience difficulties in school, ranging from physical differences, problems with concentration, learning, speech, language, and perception to problems with behavior and/or making and...Education System
Seasonal Affective DisorderThis fact sheet from the National Institute of Mental Health provides information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Secrets for Surviving Thanksgiving with an Addicted Son In this personal account, a father shares his experience going through the holidays while his child was battling substance use. The message emphasizes the importance...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)The mission of the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Self-Care for Parents, Caregivers and Family MembersThis online course provided by the National Federation of Families offers parents and caregivers insight, knowledge and tools to help them incorporate self-care strategies into...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving
Self-Injury In Adolescents - Facts for FamiliesSelf-injury is the act of deliberately harming body tissue, at times to change a way of feeling. Self-injury is seen differently by groups and cultures...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Separation Anxiety Disorder BasicsIn this guide from Child Mind Institute you’ll learn the signs and symptoms of separation anxiety disorder, how it’s diagnosed and how it’s treated. Also...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Sesame Street: Meet JuliaThis Sesame Street video is helpful for parents or caregivers to watch with their children who may be interacting with children with autism. Here, we...Mental Health
Setting Goals For RecoveryThe goal setting process is about helping your loved one think about what is important to them and developing a vision of what they would...Mental Health, Recovery, Treatment
Should I Use Tough Love With My Child Who Is Using Substances?In this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) addresses the idea of using “tough love” with young...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use
Should You Drug Test Your Child? This article provides an overview of drug screening and its limitations when it comes to detecting substance use in one's child, ultimately suggesting that drug...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just ShynessThis brochure discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments for social anxiety disorder (also called social phobia), a type of anxiety disorder associated with intense, persistent fear...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Social Emotional Learning and Implications for Children with Serious Emotional DisturbancesWhat do teachers, parents, schools and clinicians need to know about how to address mental health conditions early and in schools? In this TA Coalition...Early Childhood, Education System, Mental Health, School Age
Social Marketing Planning Process: Creating Your Social Marketing PlanThis tool was developed by SAMHSA to help system-of-care grantees develop a social marketing plan to serve as their road map to communications and outreach....Workforce Development
Social Media GuideHere’s what you learn in this social media guide from NonProfit Hub: The ins and outs of the most relevant social media platforms for nonprofits...Workforce Development
Social Media GuidelinesThese sample social media guidelines from SAMHSA are based on best practices. As you are setting the rules for your social media accounts and the...Training and Education, Workforce Development
Specific Phobia BasicsChildren with a specific phobia have an excessive and uncontrollable fear of an object or situation that triggers so much anxiety it disrupts normal activities....Diagnosis, Mental Health
Spotlight Your Family-Run Organization: Strategies for Marketing in Your Community This Office Hour for Executive Directors of family-run organizations and family leaders was hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center. Successful Executive Directors...Workforce Development
Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges Part 1: Understanding the Challenges Families Face and the Benefits Available to ThemFamilies who have children of any age living with them who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges are more likely than others to experience...Crisis, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy
Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges Part 2: Understanding the Challenges Families Face and the Benefits Available to ThemFamilies who have children of any age living with them who experience mental health and/or substance use challenges are more likely than others to experience...Crisis, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy
Stand for Your MissionThe Stand for Your Mission campaign is an ongoing effort to build awareness about the significance of board advocacy in advancing an organization’s mission. The...Workforce Development
Starting College with a Psychiatric Illness - Facts for FamiliesLeaving home to attend college is an exciting time for both students and parents. Many students with psychiatric diagnoses attend college successfully. However, additional planning...Diagnosis, Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones), Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
State Fact Sheets - For GrandparentsGenerations United, in partnership with The Brookdale Foundation Group, AARP, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Casey Family Programs, ChildFocus, Children's Defense Fund and...Grandfamilies, Parenting/Caregiving
State Toolkit to End the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic: Leading-Edge Actions and Strategies to Remove Barriers to Evidence-based Patient CareTo ensure access to evidence-based treatment, the toolkit recommends states expand treatment of opioid use disorder in Medicaid and commercial insurance and remove barriers, such...
Step-by-Step Guide Exercise for Creating a Mission StatementBy itself, your mission statement doesn’t mean much. It’s just words on a page. But if it’s supported by a group of people who care...Workforce Development
Strategic Planning in Nonprofits WebinarStrategic planning is vital to nonprofit organizations. A quality plan clarifies the organization's strategic direction and strategies that it will use to achieve its vision...Workforce Development
Strategic Planning That Makes a Difference and That’s Worth the TimeThis publication compiles practical tips, tools and insight from Change Elemental’s work with social justice organizations.  Workforce Development
Stress and Drug Use: What Every Parent Should KnowThis article discusses the impact of stress on young people and the science behind what is going on in the brain at this time. It...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public...Addiction, Mental Health, Recovery, Substance Use, Treatment
Substance Abuse Treatment For Children And Adolescents: Questions To Ask - Facts for FamiliesMany children and adolescents use alcohol and other drugs. Some develop serious problems which require professional treatment. Examples of treatment include outpatient clinics, twelve-step programs,...Addiction, Diagnosis, Mental Health, Substance Use
Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Privacy Rights for Individuals and FamiliesA webinar presented by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center, the SAMHSA-funded Center of Excellence for supporting families whose children - of any age...Adult Children, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Parenting/Caregiving, Policy and Advocacy
Substance Use Disorder BasicsSubstance use disorder includes a variety of unhealthy behaviors related to the use of alcohol or drugs. A teenager might have substance use disorder if...Addiction, Substance Use
Substance Use Resource CenterUse and abuse of drugs and alcohol by teens is a common occurrence and can have serious consequences. Substance abuse can have lasting effects on...Addiction, Substance Use
Suicide Resource CenterSuicide is a serious and growing problem among children and adolescents. Each year, thousands of young people commit suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause...Suicide
Supporting Students Experiencing Early Psychosis in Middle School and High SchoolAlthough psychosis typically emerges in late adolescence or early adulthood, some individuals begin to experience psychosis or other early serious mental illness while still in...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Supporting the Workforce on Providing Affirming Services to LGBTQ+ People Recording Hosted by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center ( and the Center of Excellence for LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity in June of 2022. Event...Workforce Development
SWOT’s Up? How to Do a Strategic Self-Audit of Nonprofit Strengths & WeaknessesIn this 60-minute webinar, learn about the SWOT (Strenghts, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis. A SWOT analysis takes a structured approach that looks at where you...Workforce Development
Talk ToolTalk Tool is provided by Bring Change To Mind. This tool is meant to show the many ways you can talk about mental health with...Family Involvement and Engagement, Mental Health
Talking To Kids About Mental Illnesses - Facts for Families Kids are naturally curious and have questions about mental illness. Understanding mental illness can be challenging for adults as well as for children. Myths, confusion,...Mental Health
Technology and Mental HealthThere are many supports out there for mental health and just some of them involve technology. Learn more about what mental health technologies and tools...Mental Health, Technology
Teen DepressionThis brochure from the National Institute of Mental Health helps teens understand depression and how it differs from regular sadness. It describes symptoms, causes, treatments,...Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Teen Depression: More Than Just MoodinessThis webpage and infographic from the National Institute for Mental Health helps identify symptoms of depression in teens and offers strategies for getting help.Diagnosis, Mental Health, Treatment, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Telepsychiatry and Your Child - Facts for Families Telepsychiatry is the use of videoconferencing to provide psychiatric evaluation, consultation, and treatment. This technology is used by a child and adolescent psychiatrist to provide...Diagnosis, Mental Health
The ArcThe Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families....Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Disability
The Benefits of Family Peer Support: Let's Examine the EvidenceIn this presentation, participants learned the definition of family peer support, the foundation of family peer support and how this practice has emerged over the...Peer Support, Workforce Development
The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health EquityThe Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity advocates for equitable treatment of mental health and substance use disorders They are a collaborative effort toward equal treatment...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy
The National Council for Mental WellbeingThe National Council for Mental Wellbeing is the unifying voice for over 3,381 of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment...Mental Health, Policy and Advocacy, Workforce Development
The Nonprofit Board Self-Assessment ToolThis paper from the National Center for Nonprofit Boards clarifies the board’s roles and responsibilities as a collective entity and summarizes individual board members’ responsibilities with...Workforce Development
The Power of Board Advocacy: A Discussion Guide for BoardsThis guide from Stand For Your Mission explains how advocacy means using our voices as committed, informed champions for our missions, and provides a starting point...Workforce Development
The Power of Telling Your StoryTelling your story can be a powerful tool to raise awareness of children’s mental health needs and effective treatment options, as well as to improve...Family Involvement and Engagement, Peer Support
The Powerful Impact of Family Therapy on Addiction This article from Partnership to End Addiction demonstrates the powerful effect that family therapy can have on change by employing two examples from families that the...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
The Washington Nonprofit InstituteWashington Nonprofit Institute's website offers videos, discussion guides, templates, interactive tools, and webinars. Find the following helpful sections and more on their website. 5-Minute Learning...Workforce Development
There Is Hope in Recovery from Addiction, and My Son Is ProofThis personal account details one parent’s experience as they suddenly discovered their child was struggling deeply with substance use. This family’s story emphasizes the reality...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
Tic Disorders - Facts for FamiliesA tic is a problem in which a part of the body moves repeatedly, quickly, suddenly, and uncontrollably. Tics can occur in any body part,...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Toolkit for TransformationIn this toolkit, you will find information and resources that parent advocates and their allies around the world have created. We envision the toolkit as...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Policy and Advocacy
Tourette’s Disorder BasicsTics are sudden, recurrent, involuntary movements or vocalizations. If a child has both motor and vocal tics, he is diagnosed with Tourette's disorder. This guide...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Tourette’s Syndrome Association, Inc.The Tourette Association of America is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive resources and support for all of those in the Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorder...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Transitioning From High School to College With A Psychiatric Illness: Preparation - Facts for FamiliesGraduating from high school and planning for life afterwards is an exciting yet challenging time for many young adults and their families. For teens with...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Transitions to Adulthood Center for ResearchTransitions to Adulthood Center for Research's mission is to promote the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30)...Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones), Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Trauma and Child Abuse Resource CenterChild abuse and violence affect millions of children each year. Child abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect. Interpersonal violence is violence between people...Mental Health, Trauma and Violence
Treatment Advocacy CenterThe Treatment Advocacy Center is dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and...Crisis, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Treatment for Youth and Young Adults with Mood Disorders and other Serious Emotional Disturbances and Co-occurring Substance UseThis guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administation (SAMHSA) reviews interventions on treating substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD) in youth with...Diagnosis, Mental Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.  Suicide, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Trichotillomania BasicsA child with trichotillomania feels the urge to pull out hair from the scalp or other parts of the body. In this guide from Child...Diagnosis, Mental Health
Understanding HIPAA: What Parents Need to Know About Privacy & Their Adult Child’s Health InformationThe Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is a federal law that sets national privacy standards limiting the use and disclosure of...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
Understanding PsychosisThis fact sheet covers the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for psychosis. This information is also available in Spanish.  Diagnosis, Mental Health
Understanding the WHY Behind Your Child's Substance UseIn this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) discusses the importance of understanding the “why” behind youth substance...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use
UnderstoodUnderstood is a non-profit dedicated to serving the millions of families of kids who learn and think differently. Fifteen nonprofit organizations have joined forces to...Education System, Mental Health, Workforce Development
Using Peers to Support Re-Engaging FamiliesWhen mental health problems increase, people with serious mental illness may lose relationships with family members and friends. Peers act as non-clinical support and navigators...Family Involvement and Engagement, Peer Support
Vaping - What Families Need to Know to Help Protect Children, Teens and Young AdultsThis guide provides information about vaping for parents/caregivers including what vaping is, why it appeals to youth, what the health risks are, and what you...Addiction, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Vaping and Marijuana: What You Need to KnowThis article outlines the dangers of marijuana consumption among youth, specifically when consumed through vaping devices.Addiction, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
We Want You!How do you find volunteers to serve on your Board of Directors? This 30-minute webinar examines why ongoing Board recruitment is healthy and necessary. They...Workforce Development
Weight Gain from Medication: Prevention and Management - Facts for Families Psychiatric medications can be very helpful, even life saving, for some children and adolescents. However, some of these medications may lead to weight gain. The...Medication
Wellness TrackerThe Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance's Wellness Tracker consists of one main Mood Tracker and seven supporting systems, behavior, and lifestyle trackers designed to work...Mental Health, Physical Health, Technology
What Can I Do to Help Deal With Feelings Of Anger Towards My Daughter? This article provides tips to help parents deal with negative emotions they may be experiencing towards a child as a product of their substance use...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
What Do I Do If My Child Relapses After Treatment?In this video, Partnership to End Addiction’s Helpline Specialist, Karla Castro-Soto (MS in Marriage & Family Therapy) talks about the possibility of relapsing after treatment...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Recovery, Substance Use
What Does Board Service Entail?This infographic illustrates the main roles of board members, including the 10 basic responsibilities of board members, how boards rate themselves on these responsibilities, and...Workforce Development
What I Tell Parents Looking to Get Their Child Into TreatmentThis article advises parents on what to be wary of when looking for substance use treatment for their child, lest they fall victim to predatory...Addiction, Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Substance Use, Treatment
What is a Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD)?A psychiatric advance directive or mental health advanced directive is also called a PAD. It is a document that allows you to state your choices...Crisis, Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Mental Health
What is a Psychiatric Emergency? - Facts for FamiliesMost families know when to call an ambulance or bring their child to the emergency room when they seem physically ill. Families may have a...Crisis, Mental Health
What is an Advisory Board and Should We Have One?Organizations are considering creating advisory boards or advisory committees of one kind or another. At the same time, others write to ask how to disband...Workforce Development
What is Family Therapy for Addiction and How Can It Help My Family? This article from Partnership to End Addiction provides an in-depth explanation of family therapy and its potential benefits, including an overview of some of the core...Addiction, Family Involvement and Engagement, Substance Use, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
What is Vivitrol? Answers for ParentsThis brief article and extended video break down the benefits of Vivitrol as part of a MAT plan, using both scientific explanation and a personal...Addiction, Recovery, Treatment
What Parents Need to Know About College Binge DrinkingThis article outlines some basic information that parents should be aware of concerning binge drinking as they prepare to send their children to college. It...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
What to Look for - and What to Avoid - when Searching for an Addiction Treatment ProgramThis article from Partnership to End Addiction provides a comprehensive list of what to look for in a treatment facility as well as a list...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Treatment
What You Shouldn't Expect When Your Child is in Recovery from AddictionA young person offers her perspective on recovery and the expectations caregivers may hold that often need to be abandoned. Rather than hoping for a...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Recovery, Substance Use
When it Comes to Your Child’s Addiction, Leave the Past in the PastThis personal essay argues for the importance of leaving the past behind us and instead focusing on the present and future when it comes to...Addiction, Parenting/Caregiving, Substance Use
When To Seek Help For Your Child - Facts for FamiliesParents are usually the first to recognize that their child has a problem with emotions or behavior. Still, the decision to seek professional help can...Mental Health
Where To Find Help For Your Child - Facts for FamiliesParents are often concerned about their child's emotional health or behavior but they don't know where to start to get help. The mental health system...Mental Health
Who is Taking Care of You? A Self Care Webinar with National Expert Sue BadeauA webinar presented by the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center - April 2021 Description: In the mental health and substance use fields, whether as...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Peer Support
WISE Center Teacher Well-Being WorkbookThe Wellbeing In School Environments (WISE) Workbook was created to assist teachers in prioritzing their own well-being and mental health. It was written for teachers, educators,...Education System, Mental Health
Withdrawing from "Withdrawal:" The Language of Addiction MattersThis article argues for the use of language around addiction that carries less stigma, specifically when it comes to the word "withdrawal".Addiction, Recovery, Substance Use
Working with Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in the Digital Age - Facts for FamiliesHealthcare technologies are changing rapidly. Child and adolescent psychiatrists increasingly use digital health tools such as video and messaging technologies, patient portals, and electronic health...Mental Health, Technology
WrightslawWrightslaw contains accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw is home to the Special Ed Advocate,...Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support), Policy and Advocacy
Youth Mental Health ProjectThe Youth Mental Health Project is a group of individuals who believe that mental health is imperative to all health. They empower young people, parents,...Caregiving/Caregiver Support, Mental Health, Parenting/Caregiving, Physical Health, Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Youth MoveYouth M.O.V.E National is a youth-led national organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of...Lifespan Transitions (Age, Education, and other Milestones), Youth, Adolescents, and Young Adults
ZERO TO THREEZERO to THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who...Early Childhood, Mental Health

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