Mental Health Resources
***Remember, your first thought should be to refer children, youth and their families to appropriate, professional mental health care providers. These links are offered to aid you in identifying mental health issues in those you serve.
Common Teen Issues - Learn some common issues faced by teens.
Abuse - Tips, signs of abuse, resources to help you identify abuse.
Cutting and Self-Harm - Self-harm is a way of expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain
American Psychological Association - The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.
ADD/ADHD - Signs and symptoms, parenting tips, many resources to help you understand ADD/ADHD.
Autism - Information on autism, tips on identifying it, resources
Self-Mutilation: Information and Guidance for School Personnel
Families and Divorce - Helpful insights to share with parents.
A Month at a Time: Classroom Ideas and Resources - from the ELEA comes a monthly well thought out topic that includes links to more resources for preschool aged children.
Developmental Relationships - Search Institute information about the importance of developmental relationships for children. Based on research.
Developmental Assets - 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development.
Centers for Disease Control - Developmental milestones, tips for parents and more.
World Health Organization on Adolescent Development - Some basic points about what to expect in adolescents as they navigate ages 11-19.
Medline Plus - Helpful collection of expectations including a breakdown between male and female development.