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Children's Mental Health

 
 
 
 
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By clicking on the following links, you can access comprehensive information and resources for children's mental health in United States of America.
 

What is Infant Mental Health?
Pennsylvania Recovery and Resiliency

Acknowledging Positive Behaviors
Head Start - Office of the Administration of Children and Families
Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center

Administration for Children and Families
Office of Head Start (OHS)
8th Floor, Portals Building
Washington, District Capitol (D.C.) 20024
Phone: (866) 763-6481
Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Email: HeadStart@eclkc.info

Contact form available on website

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-4027
Phone: (800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: (888) 232-6348

Contact form available on website

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (English)
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Spanish)
National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Toll Free: (866) 615-6464
TTY: (301) 443-8431
TTY Toll Free: (866) 415-8051
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Live chat available on website
Fax: (301) 443-4279
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Phone: (800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636)
TTY: (888) 232-6348

Contact form available on website

Behavior
BabyCenter

163 Freelon Street
San Francisco, California 94107
Contact form available on website

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens
National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Toll Free: (866) 615-6464
TTY: (301) 443-8431
TTY Toll Free: (866) 415-8051
Fax: (301) 443-4279
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov

Children's Mental Health
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: (877) SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727)
TDD: (800) 487-4889

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 6200, MSC 9663
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513
Toll Free: (866) 615-6464
TTY: (301) 443-8431
TTY Toll Free: (866) 415-8051
Hours: 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Fax: (301) 443-4279
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov

Live chat available on website

Caring for the Spirited Child (English)
Caring for the Spirited Child (Spanish)
Health and Safety Notes - California Childcare Health Program

Address: 1950 Addison Street, Suite 107
Berkeley, California 94704-1182
Phone: (510) 204-0930
Fax: (510) 204-0931
Healthline: (800) 333-3212

Note: This resource offers tips on working with children who are strong-willed; easily frustrated; very active; have very intense emotions; or have trouble with changes, transitions, or situations that are new.

First Signs
Email: FirstSigns1@gmail.com

Note: First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.

Flexible, Fearful or Feisty: Temperamental Differences
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project

Phone: (717) 213-2063
Email: micwal@berksiu.org

Note: This tip sheet explains what temperament is and how to work with children of different temperaments.

Fostering Emotional Literacy in Young Children: Labeling Emotions
Head Start - Office of the Administration for Children and Families
Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center

8th Floor, Portals Building
Washington, District Capitol (D.C.) 20024
Phone: (866) 763-6481
Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Email: HeadStart@eclkc.info

Contact form available on website

Fussy Baby Network
Phone: (888) 431-BABY (877-431-2229)
Email: fussybaby@erikson.edu

Note: This network offers support to families who are experiencing a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding.

How To Raise a Well Behaved Child
SparkAction

Center for Effective Discipline
Address: 155 West Main Street, Suite 100-B
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Email: nblock@infinet.com

Contact form available on website

Note: This guide is for parents who are unsure of their parenting skills. It provides tips on when and how to use reward or punishment, and how best to help toddlers develop self-control and good coping skills.

Preventing Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Effective Practices
Center for Evidence-Based Practice: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children

For general information contact Lise Fox
Phone: (813) 974-6100
Email: lisefox@usf.edu

Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children

For general information contact Lise Fox
Phone: (813) 974-6100
Email: lisefox@usf.edu

Resources for Helping Children, Families, and Early Childhood Educators Build Coping Skills
National Association for the Education of Young Children

NAEYC
P.O. Box 97156
Washington, District Capitol (D.C.) 20005
Phone: (202) 232-8777
Toll Free: (800) 424-2460 or (866) NAEYC-4U (866-623-9248)
Fax: (202) 328-1846
Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Contact form available on website

Sensory Processing Disorder
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project

Phone: (717) 213-2063
Email: micwal@berksiu.org

Separation Anxiety
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project

Phone: (717) 213-2063
Email: micwal@berksiu.org

Teaching Kids the Importance of Sleep
National Foundation of Sleep

Email: nsf@sleepfoundation.org

Note: Sleep for Kids provides information on how long kids should be sleeping, problems that may arise during their sleep that may be causing multiple awakenings or inability to sleep, and how to create a healthy sleeping environment and routine.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention
For general information contact Lise Fox
Phone: (813) 974-6100
Email: lisefox@usf.edu

Note: TACSEI is a 5-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.

Toddlers Who Bite
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project

Phone: (717) 213-2063
Email: micwal@berksiu.org

Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviors
Training Guides for the Head Start Leaning Community

ERIC: Institute of Education Sciences
Phone: (800) LET-ERIC (800-538-3742)
Contact form available on website

Note: This technical guide offers a process for reflecting on practices, assessing difficult situations, and designing interventions for problem behaviors through joint problem solving.

Understanding Aggressive Behavior
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project

Phone: (717) 213-2063
Email: micwal@berksiu.org

Using Functional Communication Training to Replace Challenging Behavior
Head Start - Office of the Administration of Children and Families
US Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (866) 763-6481

Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Contact form available on website
Email: HeadStart@eclkc.info

Alliance for Children and Families
11700 West Lake Park Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53224
Phone: (414) 359-1040 or (800) 221-3726
Fax: (414) 359-1074

Contact form available on website

 
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Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

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