Clinical Information

Purpose: to provide practical information and resources for school-based mental health professionals, psychiatry residents, undergraduate and graduate students, mental health clients and family members.

*How to use this site - This page is organized by major subject areas. Click on the area of interest to you.

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDERS (ADD & ADHD)

  • www.robinsnest.com/articles/adds.html This site offers information and web links to various sites on the topic of ADD/ADHD.
  • www.chadd.org  Children & Adults with AD/HD Disorders: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.
  • newideas.net/attention_deficit/parents.htm The ADHD Information Library: Information regarding ADD & ADHD and resources for parents.
  • all-natural.com/add.html Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Success: Natural-healing resource covers the use of medications in treating ADD and it’s relation to food additives and sugar, success, opinions of medical doctors, etc.
  • christianadhd.com ADHD of the Christian Kind: Offers a Christian perspective on the hyperactive condition. Find inspirational messages, home-schooling advice, articles and a bookstore, free online resources to aid the parents of special needs children, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, challenges/needs: ADD Adults, parents of medicated children, alternative medicine, etc.
  • pediatricneurology.com/adhd.htm The ADHD e-book:  A very useful online book (free) written by Martin L. Kutscher, MD. Explains the extended spectrum of problems seen in ADD/ADHD as well as summarizing the best treatment advice.
  • www.awesomelibrary.org  Awesome Library: Awesome Library organizes the Web with 22,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education. Research library of articles and resource links on the topic of ADHD
  • www.add.about.com ADHD Through the Years: Information on every aspect of AD/HD, including diagnosis, treatment, alternative medicines, medication, practical advice, support, health and fitness - for kids, men, parents, practitioners. Disorders. Bipolar Disorder. Depression. Mental Health Resources.
  • www.pcasc.org  Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina:  The website describes their agency and services.
  • www.nasponline.org  National Association of School Psychologists (NASP):  Effective partners in the commitment to help school children and youth achieve their best. In school. At home. In life.
  • www.addinschool.com ADD in School .com provides you with hundreds of school classroom interventions for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

BEST PRACTICE AND PROMISING PRACTICE WEBSITES

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH

  • http://www.aboutourkids.org/     NYU Child Study Center:  Changing the Face of Child Mental Health           
  • www.apa.org/pi/cyf/cmh/  This Web site provides resources for mental health professionals, families, educators, and all interested in improving the mental health of children and adolescents.
  • www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Child_and_Adolescent_Action_Center&lstid=336 The NAMI Child & Adolescent Action Center is working to focus attention on the critical need for systems reform and to support communities and families. Our goal is to build and support our grassroots advocacy to ensure an expanded systems reform agenda at every level of government.
  • www.state.sc.us/dmh/schoolbased/school.htm  SCDMH/School-Based Services: A web site with information regarding children’s mental health.
  • www.ffcmh.org   Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health:  An advocacy organization for families of children and youth with mental health needs.
  • www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu Concerns Related to Children’s Severe Mental Health Disorders – Web links
  • www.education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html  Adolescence Directory On-Line: ADOL is an electronic guide to information on adolescent issues. It is a service of the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University. Educators, counselors, parents, researchers, health practitioners, and teens can use ADOL to find Web resources for these various topics.
  • www.aacap.org/ Promote mentally healthy children, adolescents and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support and collaboration.
  • www.nimh.nih.gov/
    National Institute of Mental Health – Children and Adolescent Mental Health: The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment and, eventually prevention of mental illness.
  • www.baltimorepsych.com/books.htm  A site which has books illustrated dealing with children’s mental health topics for children, adolescents and their parents.
  • www.connectforkids.org   Connect for Kids – Guidance for Grownups: Information on children’s mental health.
  • www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/noschool.htm American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  This site is designed to help parents and families understand developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. Site also provides resource links to other organizations.
  • www.ncpamd.com/Kids_Pages.htm   Mental Health Issues for Kids and Teens
    This site provides short articles for children and adolescents on topics such as depression, a parents' mental illness, phobias, and the school health suite.

COUSENLING TECHNIQUES

DIVORCE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • www.famvi.com/Domestic Violence, Family Violence, Child Abuse Page
    This site provides information on family violence, domestic violence, and abuse.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

  • www.inhalants.org  National Inhalant Prevention Coalition This site Promotes awareness regarding recognition of inhalant abuse problem especially among youth. Information is offered on the dangers of inhalant abuse and characteristics of users, as well as tips for adults who work with kids.
     

FOCUS GROUPS

  • www.managementhelp.org/evaluatn/focusgrp.htm  Basics of Conducting Focus Groups:  Focus groups are a powerful means to evaluate services or test new ideas. Basically, focus groups are interviews, but of 6-10 people at the same time in the same group.

GANGS

  • www.gangsorus.com/ Gangs OR Us: The goals of Gangs OR Us is to provide law enforcement and corrections personnel, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens, the assistance and knowledge necessary to determine if street or prison gangs are in your community or facility.

GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH

GRIEF & LOSS

  • GriefNet.org An Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. Our integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of many kinds. Our companion site provides a safe environment for kids and their parents to find information and ask questions.

ILLNESS AND CHILDREN

LEARNING DISABILITIES

  • www.ncpamd.com/Kids_Pages.htm  Learning Disabilities This site provides resources on learning disabilities.
  • www.ldonline.org  LD online This site provides a interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and children.
  • www.ldresources.com  LD Resources This site contains a variety of resources for the leaning disabilities community, including articles and links to other resources and references.
     

MENTAL ILLNESS

  • Asperger' Syndrome
    • www.aspergersyndrome.org Online information and support
    • www.aspergers.com/  A resource for information on Asperger's Disorder
    • www.info.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/astreatments.html#top  The present text is an attempt to summarize a series of concrete proposals for treatment and intervention, with a view to provide parents and care providers with specific suggestions that may be helpful in devising educational and treatment programs for children and adolescents affected by this severe form of social learning disability.
  • Bi-Polar Disorder
    • www.bpkids.orgResource for families and professionals working with children with bi-polar disorder
  • Depression
    • www.psychologyinfo.com/depression/teens.htm  Depression in adolescents/teens This site defines depression, it's symptoms and ways to treat it. Site also provides links to related sites.
    • www.kidshealth.org/index2.html  Kids Health This site provides health information for kids and teens. It also features articles dealing with puberty, depression, and lots of other teen concerns.
  • Self Mutilation / Cutting
    • http://www.crpsib.com/whatissi.asp  Cornell Research Program on Self-injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults.  Complete information on self-injury and links to additional resources.
    • http://www.selfinjury.com/index.html Self Abuse Finally Ends (SAFE) (1-800-366-8288) is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network and educational resource base, which is committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.
    • http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0KOC/is_3_7/ai_114784735/print Adolescents who self-injure: implications and strategies for school counselors. This article explores strategies for school counselors to use in intervening and managing adolescent students who engage in self-injurious behaviors.
  • Tourette Syndrome

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

SCHOOL-BASED WEBSITES

SERVICE DELIVERY MODELS

SPECIAL EDUCATION ISSUES & LAW

  • www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html?src=mr   Office of Special Education Programs: OSEP is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. OSEP administers the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • www.aea10.k12.ia.us   S.T.E.P. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
  • www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • www.wrightslaw.com/ Wrights law: Special Education Law: Parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys come to Wrights law for accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.

SUICIDE

  • www.save.org  Suicide Awareness: Voices of Education
    This site provides information on the complex topic of suicide among teenagers.
  • www.jaredstory.com/teen_epidemic.html   Suicide and TeensThis site provides help for teens who experience depression and thoughts of suicide.
  • www.family.samhsa.gov/talk/suicide.aspx Substance Abuse and Mental Services Association: SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

TEEN ISSUES

  • Mental Health
    • www.athealth.com/Practitioner/Newsletter/FPN_3_31.html
      Teen mental health newsletter & links
    • http://www.girlpower.gov/ Girl Power!, the national public education campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Girl Power! seeks to reinforce and sustain these positive values among girls ages 9-13 by targeting health messages to the unique needs, interests, and challenges of girls.
    • http://www.genaustin.org/public/ GENaustin, formerly The Ophelia Educational Fund, is based on Dr. Pipher's book, "Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls." We inspire girls to become healthy resisters through self awareness, body awareness, and learning specific coping skills.
  • Pregnancy
    • www.childtrends.org  Child Trends
      This site examines children, youth, and families through research, data collection and data analysis. Focus is on issues such as teen pregnancy, poverty, welfare and child development. Links to related sites are also provided.

TERRORISM / DISASTER / TRAUMATIC STRESS

TRAUMA  

VIOLENCE PREVENTION

  • www.safetyzone.org This site provides information for schools, communities, state and local education agencies, and other concerned individuals and agencies as they work to create safe learning environments and prevent school violence.
  • www.family.samhsa.gov/teach School Violence Prevention:  SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
  • www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/bestpractices.htm  National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention: A Sourcebook for Community Action
  • www.safeyouth.org/scripts/topics/school.asp Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other Federal partners, the Resource Center provides current information developed by Federal agencies or with Federal support pertaining to youth violence.
  • www.nssc1.org  The National School Safety Center serves as an advocate for safe, secure and peaceful schools worldwide and as a catalyst for the prevention of school crime and violence. NSSC provides school communities and their school safety partners with quality information, resources, consultation, and training services. The National School Safety Center identifies and promotes strategies, promising practices and programs that support safe schools for all students as part of the total academic mission.
  • ojjdp.ncjrs.org  Juveniles in crisis—from serious, violent, and chronic offenders to victims of abuse and neglect—pose a challenge to the nation. Charged by Congress to meet this challenge, OJJDP collaborates with professionals from diverse disciplines to improve juvenile justice policies and practices.
  • strengtheningfamilies.org/index.html  Effective family programs for the prevention of delinquency.
  • keepschoolssafe.org/index.htm  “All schools need to be safe and secure for everyone. We are here to help”
  • www.ncdjjdp.org/cpsv Center for the Prevention of School Violence

SITES FOR PARENTS

SITES FOR RESEARCH & STATS