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Useful to Parent Centers, educators, service agencies, and families working with individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has grown from a collaborative network of 17 to over 150 funded and affiliate NCTSN centers located nationwide […]

(2015) | Useful to Parent Centers serving families coping with trauma. Available in multiple languages. Communities around the world have been shocked by increasingly frequent reports of violence – in Paris, Nigeria, San Bernadino, and elsewhere. These events are hard even for adults to comprehend and, sadly, we can’t shield our children from pain and fear […]

Theme: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Children and Youth Welcome to the October 2015 edition of Buzz from the Hub, the newsletter of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR). In this issue we spotlight addressing mental health concerns in children and youth. You can share this information with the families you serve, use it […]

(2003) | Useful for sharing with parents and schools. This tip sheet comes from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and includes suggestions for parents and educators. The tip sheet is clearly NASP’s response to the reality that adults and children alike can be—and are—very unsettled by past and current national and world events (such […]

(Published 2015) Child Mind Institute has synthesized the most reliable data available on the prevalence of mental illness in children and adolescents, the gap between the need and care, and the efficacy of treatment. Of the 74.5 million children in the United States, an estimated 17.1 million have or have had a psychiatric disorder—more than […]

This federal website is an excellent source of information and connection on mental health issues and concerns. The webpages and resources are available in English and Spanish, and are organized into sections such as: Eating Disorders | Extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food is a kind of mental health problem. Read more […]

(Published 2014) Child Mind offers this guide to information about the challenges of raising kids in a military family, including access to mental health care, advice on dealing with the strain of deployment and return, and the particular mental health risks for kids and parents in this community. Find the guide here:

(Published October 2014) This 1-hour webinar from SRI International is now available on YouTube. Learn about new findings from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2) on factors that improve educational and employment outcomes of youth with emotional disturbance.

In response to the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, CT, Co-Director of the Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Dr. George Sugai spoke with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) about positively supporting children and youth with mental health challenges. He specifically addressed three questions: What long-term steps do you recommend to ensure that students with […]

A brief guideline for parents of children with mental health, behavioral, cognitive, or learning disabilities (2008 PACER Action Information Sheet).