These links represent a rich collection of resources for best practices in children’s mental health today.
See Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health in Portland’s Focal Point magazine on Resilience and Recovery as applied to Children’s Mental Health.
Systems of Care
- National Wraparound Initiative is an amazing resource for all things wraparound
- Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice is a collection of resources that remain salient
Families and Peer Professional Roles
- National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is the voice for families raising children with mental health needs at the national level
- North Carolina Families United is a statewide family network that has exemplary training and resources for families
- National Family School Collaboration Community of Practice is a national community of families and family run organizations seeking to help each other support children and families
- Youth MOVE National is a youth peer to peer advocacy and support network
- FREDLA Curriculum Modules FREDLA is an organization of family leaders seeking to advance family run organizations nationally. They have training modules in ACA, and
- Center for Parent Information and Resources This is the current consolidation of national parent resources … it includes links to the NICHCY legacy resources
School Mental Health
- IDEA Partnership Collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and stakeholders in education on best practices in education.
- National Community of Practice on School Behavioral Health One of several communities of practice supported by the IDEA Partnership and the National Association of State Special Education Directors
- http://www.schoolmentalhealth.org/ has resources for families, clinicians and educators
- Center for School Mental Health – University of Maryland
- UCLA School Mental Health Project
Evidence Based Practices
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) SAMHSA’s national registry
- The Relationship between Bullying and Suicide http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullying-suicide-translation-final-a.pdf
- Stop Bullying website http://www.stopbullying.gov
- HRSA Community Action Toolkit to Stop Bullying http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/training-center/community-action-toolkit.pdf
- I’m determined website’s Anti-Bullying Zone http://www.imdetermined.org/bully-free_zone/
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
- Alive at 25
- Blueprints Project This is Blueprints for Violence Prevention. Scroll down to the bottom to click links to model and promising programs.
- July 2011 – Report on Mental Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth in Texas by Disability Rights Texas, the National Center for Youth Law, and Texas Appleseed, “Thinking Outside the Cell: Alternatives to Incarceration for Youth with Mental Illness,” features three case studies of youth placed in the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center, the TYC facility designated for youth with serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. The report also features effective community-based intervention strategies currently being implemented in Texas and other jurisdictions to reduce the incidence of youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system. Policy recommendations concerning youth with mental illness involved in the juvenile justice system included.