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									              COMMONWEALTH CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS



                         Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents
                             Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
                                                P.O. Box 4000
                                          Staunton, Virginia 24402-4000
                                    540-332-2100; www.ccca.dbhds.virginia.gov



           WELLNESS AND RECOVERY:
               GENERAL TOPICS IN
   CHILDREN’S MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Here is some information that we hope might be helpful to you as you try to navigate the
children’s mental health system. It is a starting point meant to assist you in your search for helpful
resources. Use your own judgment as to whether any particular site is going to work for you.
Meanwhile, we sincerely wish you all the best as you continue on your journey toward wellness
and recovery. If you have some advice that you would like to share with us and other families,
please do not hesitate to contact either your social worker at CCCA (while your child is here) or
Macy Fox, the Family Support Specialist (during or after discharge),
Macy.Fox@dbhds.virginia.gov, 540-332-2318 (here on Tuesdays and Thursdays). If you need
help more quickly, call the main number, 540-332-2100.

Advocacy for Children (Join for free! Stay up-to-date on children’s issues. Make your voice
count and have an impact on legislation and policies.):
    Virginia: 1in5kids (Children’s mental health advocates; 3 year campaign sponsored by
        Voices for Virginia’s Children): www.1in5kids.org/ . (Join for free! Stay up-to-date on
        Virginia’s issues. Make your voice count and have an impact on legislation and policies.)
    Virginia: Voices for Virginia’s Children (Children’s health, access to health care,
        education, foster/adoption, early care, child care, and family success advocates):
        vakids.org/ (A recognized leader in child advocacy, Voices for Virginia’s Children is a
        statewide, privately funded, non-partisan awareness and advocacy organization that
        builds support for practical public policies to improve the lives of children.)
    National non-partisan advocacy for children: firstfocus.net/.(Children’s and family’s
        policy and budget issues, traditional and non-partnerships, research, and engaging state
        leaders).

Animal Therapy/Service and Equine Assisted Therapy:
    Delta Society, The Human-Animal Connection:
             o Home: www.deltasociety.org/Page.aspx?pid=183
             o Affiliate group directory www.deltasociety.org/Page.aspx?pid=268
    Pet Therapy International: www.tdi-dog.org/Default.aspx
    The Psychiatric Service Dog Society (PSDS): http://psychdog.org/index.html
    Animal Assisted Therapy (and Activities) (AAT: http://animaltherapy.net/
    Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association: eagala.org/
    Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: equine-psychotherapy.com/
    Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: equinepsychotherapy.org/
    North American Riding for the Handicapped Association: www.narha.org/


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      Article, “Equine Assisted Therapy for Teens,” National Youth Network:
       www.nationalyouth.com/equineassisted.html
      Article, “More on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy” for Veterans:
       www.vetsenews.com/equine-assisted-psychotherapy.shtml
      Autism Service Dogs of America: autismservicedogsofamerica.com/
      Service Dogs America (See Psychiatric link): servicedogsamerica.org/
      Assistance Dogs International: assistancedogsinternational.org/index.php
      See Farm Therapy bullet

Arts, Therapies and Mental Health:
    See separate sheet

Bullying:
    “Stop Bullying Now,” Health Resources and Services Administration, Health and Human
       Resources: stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
    “Youth Violence: School Violence”; Centers for Disease Control:
       www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/youthviolence/schoolviolence/index.html
    “Recognizing and Preventing Youth Violence: A Guide for Physicians and Other Health
       Professionals …,” Virginia Department of Health:
       www.vahealth.org/Injury/preventviolenceva/documents/older/pdf/PhysGuide.pdf
    “Bullying Prevention Resource Guide’” Colorado:
       www.bullyingprevention.org/index.cfm/ID/1/Home/
    “Take Action Against Bullying,” SAMHSA: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA08-
       4322
    “Bullying Students with Disabilities: How to Fight Back,” disaboom, Information and
       Resources for people with Disabilities: www.disaboom.com/children-with-
       disabilities/bullying-students-with-disabilities-how-to-fight-back
    “Bullying and ASD,” Interactive Autism Network:
       www.iancommunity.org/cs/articles/bullying

Children’s Mental Health News:
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) new national survey about children’s mental
       health: www.nimh.nih.gov/science-news/2010/national-survey-confirms-that-youth-are-
       disproportionately-affected-by-mental-disorders.shtml. Other information about CMH
       available at this site.
    See Advocacy for Virginia’s Children bullet: 1in5kids.org (www.1in5kids.org/).

College Support for Youth with Mental Health Issues:
    Active Minds: www.activeminds.org
    NAMI on Campus:
       www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Find_Support/NAMI_on_Campus1/NAMI_on_
       Campus.htm
    Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities,
       www.aheadd.org, 412-848-9355
    ULifeline, Online resource for college mental health:
       www.ulifeline.org/page/main/Home.html
    Half of Us, Online resource for college mental health, sponsored by ULifeline, mtvU, and
       the Jed Foundation: www.halfofus.com/aboutus.aspx



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      2006 mtvU College Mental Health Study: Stress, Depression, Stigma & Students, Half of
       Us: www.halfofus.com/_media/_pr/mtvUCollegeMentalHealthStudy2006.pdf
      “Survival 101: Get Help,” an article in esperanza: hope to cope with anxiety and
       depression magazine: www.hopetocope.com/Item.aspx?id=639
      “Campus Mental Health: Know Your Rights,” Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
       www.bazelon.org/Who-We-Are/Leadership-21/Campus-Rights-Guide.aspx
      Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), Education Development Center, SAMHSA:
       http://www2.sprc.org/collegesanduniversities/overview
      Think College; College Options for People with Disabilities (and related initiatives and
       projects): www.thinkcollege.net/

Consumer/Survivor Organizations:
    Youth MOVE National: www.youthmovenational.org/
    Just 4 Youth, Federation of Families,: www.ffcmh.org/youth-focus/
    Strength of Us, NAMI’s online community for young adults: www.strengthofus.org/
    National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, formerly National Coalition of Mental
      Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations: www.ncmhcso.org/
    MindFreedom:
         o Home page: www.mindfreedom.org/
         o Youth home page: www.mindfreedom.org/campaign/usa
    mpower, Mental Health America National’s website for youth:
      www.nmha.org/go/children
    Wellness Wired, student and young adult page, Mental Health America Virginia:
      www.wellnesswired.org/page/students
    VOCAL, Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership:
      www.vocalvirginia.org/#
    CELT, Consumer Empowerment Leadership Training, Mental Health America (MHA):
      www.mhav.org/CELT_F9S4.html
    2gether, What a Difference a Friend Makes, SAMHSA:
      www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov/2gether/
    Reachout; Get Through Tough Times (a mental health site especially for young people):
      www.reachout.com
    Bazelon Leadership 21, Bazelon Center for Mental health Law: www.bazelon.org/Who-
      We-Are/Leadership-21.aspx
    See national groups bullet

Cultural competency:
    “What is Cultural Competency?” Office of Minority Health, Health and Human Services:
       minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=11. Links to 5 minority
       profiles; click on Minority Populations tab on the upper right
    http://www.psych.org/share/OMNA/APA-Diversity-Resources.aspx
    http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/HispanicsLatinos.aspx
    http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/African-Americans.aspx
    http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/GayLesbianBisexuals.aspx
    http://www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/Asian-AmericanPacific-Islanders.aspx
    American Indian and Alaskan Native:
       http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Multicultural_Support1/CDResourceManu
       al.pdf
    http://www.psych.org/share/OMNA/10ThnigsYouCanDo.aspx

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Diagnostic Information:
    See separate sheet

Deaf/HOH:
    Hub for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, National Mental Health Consumers'
      Self-Help Clearinghouse: www.mhselfhelp.org/deafhoh/index.php
    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; see Disability
      Rights, Education and Advocacy: nc.agbell.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=348
    Many groups, agencies, associations, and sites have special phone lines

Disabilities:
    Partnership for People with Disabilities, VCU: www.vcu.edu/partnership/
             o Family to Family Health Information and Education Center (Individualized, free
               assistance): http://www.vcu.edu/partnership/fam2fam.html
             o Family and Individual Involvement Support Program Areas:
               www.vcu.edu/partnership/programs.html
             o Center for Family Involvement:
               www.vcu.edu/partnership/parent_involvement.html
    Virginia Board for People with Disabilities (VBPD): www.vaboard.org/
    National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY):
        www.nichcy.org
    See separate Special Education and Disabilities sheet as well as stigma bullet below

Disaster:
    Disaster Resource Center at American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
       (AACAP): www.aacap.org/cs/DisasterTrauma.ResourceCenter
    “What Patents Can Do: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and
       Disaster,” NIMH Publication (see other related titles at NIMH:
       www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/index.shtml):
       www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/helping-children-and-adolescents-cope-with-
       violence-and-disasters-parents/helping-children-and-adolescents-cope-with-violence-and-
       disasters-what-parents-can-do.pdf
    See PTSD and Trauma bullet on Diagnostic Information sheet

Farm Therapy:
    Article, “Farm Therapy,” Therapy Times:
      www.therapytimes.com/content=0702J84C489E9696406040441
    Article, “Farm Therapy: A Natural Approach to Improve Sensory Integration,”
      Developmental Delay Resources: www.devdelay.org/newsletter/articles/html/118-farm-
      therapy.html
    Edenbrook Farm Therapy Program, Keswick, VA: edenbrookfarm.org/

Foster/Adoption/Kinship:
    FACES of Virginia; Foster, Adoption and Kinship Association: facesofvirginia.org/
    Adopt Us Kids: www.adoptuskids.org/
    National Foster Parent Association (NFPA): www.nfpainc.org/
    Casey Foster Family Assessments: www.fosterfamilyassessments.org/
    Casey Life Skills: caseylifeskills.org/index.htm


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      The John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, Chafee Assessment, Casey
       Family Programs (Transition Support): www.chafee.org/
           o National Resource Center for Youth Development answers questions about the
               John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program: www.nrcyd.ou.edu/federal-
               programs/chafee
      National Resource Center for Youth Development:
           o Home: www.nrcyd.ou.edu/
      Vstreet.com, life skills for youth, interactive site: www.vstreet.com/learnmore/
      Vstreet.com’s Foster Parent College: www.northwestmedia.com/websites-fpc.jsp
      Comeunity, Parenting Support for Your Unique Family (Adoption, Special Needs,
       Parenting):
           o Home: www.comeunity.com/index.html
           o Children’s Disabilities Lists of Lists:
               www.comeunity.com/disability/speclists.html#Parent
      Adoption, Child-Welfare Information Gateway, U.S. Department of Health and Human
       Services: www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/

History of Mental Health Care/Recovery:
     Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999, HHS, SAMHSA, NIH, NIMH:
       www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/home.html#topper
           o Chapter 2 The Fundamentals of Mental Health and Mental Illness:
                www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/mentalhealth/chapter2/sec1.html
                      Overview of Family and Consumer Movements
                      History of Mental Health Services
     “The History of the Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Movement,” Teleconference,
       ADS Center (SAMHSA's “Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social
       Inclusion Associated with Mental Health”):
       http://stopstigma.samhsa.gov/archtelpdf/history_consumer_movement.pdf and, for more
       options, the same teleconference:
       www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/teleconferences/archive/training/teleconference121
       72009.aspx
     “Perspectives on Residential and Community-Based Treatment for Youth and Families,”
       Magellan Health Services, Inc.:
       magellanhealth.com/media/2718/CommunityResidentailTreatment_White_Paper.pdf
     “Mental Health,” from the Handbook of Texas Online:
       tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/MM/smmun.html
     “Detailed History of Mental Health,” Minnesota Psychiatric Society:
       www.mnpsychsoc.org/history%20appendix.pdf

Hispanic Mental Health Resources:
    Many groups, agencies, associations, and sites have Spanish language versions and/or
       phone lines
    See separate sheet

Juvenile Justice:
    Families and Allies of Virginia’s Youth (FAVY) Support Group: www.favyouth.org/
    See separate sheet

National and State Groups:


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      National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI National: http://www.nami.org/: multiple e-
       newsletters
      NAMI Virginia: http://namivirginia.org/
           o Programs and Support Groups include (to give an idea of the value of all the self-
               help organizations, each of which has its own programs):
                    Family-to-Family (F2F, 12 week course, aimed at families with an adult
                        consumer/peer, but useful for families with children or youth peers)
                    Basics (6 week shortened version of F2F for families with children)
                    MESA (Mutual Education Support and Advocacy; 12-16 week course)
                    Peer-to-Peer (Recovery, 9 weeks)
                    Also: NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group; NAMI Family
                        Support Group; NAMI In Our Own Voice; NAMI Hearts and Minds
                        (Wellness: body and mind); NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies;
                        NAMI FaithNet (Spirituality); NAMI Sharing Hope (Especially for
                        African Americans); NAMI WALK Virginia
      Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, National: www.ffcmh.org/
      Mental Health America (MHA), National: www.nmha.org/
      Mental Health America (MHA), Virginia: www.mhav.org/
      The Arc, National: www.thearc.org/netcommunity/
      The Arc of Virginia: www.thearcofva.org/index.html
      The National Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health
       Needs (The NADD): www.thenadd.org/
      Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS):
       www.dbhds.virginia.gov/AboutUs.htm
      Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) “Together, Making Children and Families a
       National Priority”: www.cwla.org/default.htm
      See consumer groups bullet above

Parenting/Family Mental Health Guides and Information:
    “How to Find Help,” NIMH: www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/getting-help-locate-
       services/index.shtml
    Virginia Commission on Youth (COY):
           o Report, “Collection of Evidence-based Treatment for Children and Adolescents:
               http://coy.state.va.us/collection.asp
           o “Role of the Family in Treatment Programs,” page 8-15 of above report,
               http://coy.state.va.us/PDFfiles/2_role.pdf
    Treatment of Children with Mental Illness, NIMH:
       www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/treatment-of-children-with-mental-illness-fact-
       sheet/index.shtml
    “Parenting and Family:” “disaboom,” Information and Resources for People with
       Disabilities: www.disaboom.com/parenting-and-family
    “Your Family and Autism,” an excellent guide for all families with special needs, from
       Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org/family/index.php
    NAMI: A Family Guide to Mental Health: What You Need to Know:
       www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Multicultural_Support1&Template=/ContentMan
       agement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=93227
    Navigating the Teen Years, SAMHSA: store.samhsa.gov/product/PHD1127
    Family Guide website, SAMHSA: www.family.samhsa.gov/be/family.aspx and
       www.family.samhsa.gov/default.aspx


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      Building Blocks for a Healthy Future, SAMHSA:
       http://bblocks.samhsa.gov/family/default.aspx
      Rotary Club Health Guide; Help Guide: http://www.helpguide.org/
      Boys Town: www.boystown.org/ and www.parenting.org/
      US Department of Health and Human Resources:
       mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/_scripts/printpage.aspx?FromPage=http%3A//mentalhealth.sam
       hsa.gov/publications/allpubs/CA-0004/default.asp
      Guía para la familia sobre los sistemas de cuidado para niños con necesidades de salud
       mental (Guide for Families, SAMHSA): download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/ken/pdf/SMA-
       4054/SMA-4054S.pdf
      Mental Health: A Guide for Latinos and Their Families, Spanish and English:
       www.psych.org/share/OMNA/latin o-mental-health-guide.aspx
      Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parents’ Guide, National Institute of Mental
       Health (NIMH): www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/bipolar-disorder-in-children-and-
       teens-a-parents-guide/index.shtml
      “Role of the Family,” Bipolar Significant Others (BPSO):
       www.bpso.org/showinfo.php?topic=family
      Patient-Centered Guides (for parents and youth); www.patientcenters.com:
            o Bipolar Disorders Center: www.patientcenters.com/bipolar/
            o Autism Center: www.patientcenters.com/autism/
      Partnership for a Drug Free America: Home Page: www.drugfree.org/
      Partnership for a Drug Free America: Time To Act: timetoact.drugfree.org/
      Grandparenting Guide, Time to Talk, Partnership for a Drug-Free America:
       timetotalk.org/downloads/Grandparents_Hold_A_Key_Tool.pdf
      Parenting Guide, Time to Talk, Partnership for a Drug-Free America:
       timetotalk.org/?tr=y&auid=6961886
      HelpGuide.Org, a service of Rotary: www.helpguide.org/
      Grandparenting support, AARP: www.giclocalsupport.org/pages/search_form.cfm
      National Youth Network, www.nationalyouth.com/index.html , educational and treatment
       resources for parents of troubled teens, such as outdoor therapy, equine therapy, camps,
       etc.
      “A Parent’s Guide to Teaching Kids About Money” and interactive sites about financial
       education for youth, United Way of Richmond and Greater Petersburg:
       www.yourunitedway.org/index.php?pr=fs_kya2
      Medicine Safety; A Toolkit for Families,” National Council on Patient Information and
       Education: www.learnaboutrxsafety.org/
      “Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health: Strengthening Parenting and Enhancing
       Child Resilience,” SAMHSA: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SVP07-0186/SVP07-
       0186.pdf

Recovery/Wellness/Action Plans:
    “Picture Recovery,” (a recovery and action plan in pictures), Carol Coussons de Reyes,
      Nebraska Department of Public Health, available through Chesterfield, VA Network of
      Care: chesterfield.va.networkofcare.org/mh/library/RecoveryWorkbookEditedFinal3.pdf
    “Action Planning for Wellness and Recovery; A Self Help Guide,” and other related
      guides, (“WRAP,” free): store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA-3720
    Treatment Planning and Recovery Publications, SAMHSA:
      store.samhsa.gov/facet/Treatment%2C+Prevention%2C+%26+Recovery



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      Mental Health Recovery, Healthy Place (several sections):
       www.healthyplace.com/depression/mental-health-recovery/depression-bipolar-disorder-
       self-help-homepage/menu-id-1353/
      Wellness Recovery and Action Planning (WRAP) and Mary Ellen Copeland:
       www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/aboutus.php and wrapworld.accountsupport.com/about/
      “Strategies to Prevent Seclusion and Restraint, Module 5;” “Roadmap to Seclusion and
       Restraint Free Mental Health Services:” store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA06-
       4055/SMA06-4055-F.pdf
      “Anger Management Workbook,” SAMHSA:
       www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/pdfs/anger2.pdf
      WRAP Trainings: www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/elearning_descriptions.php#build
      NAMI Hearts and Minds (the health connection between body and mind)
       www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Hearts_and_Minds/FINALfinalRoadmaptoWell
       ness.pdf
      VStreet; Life Skills Training for Teens, in collaboration with Ansell-Casey Life Skills:
       vstreet.com www.northwestmedia.com/websites-vstreet.jsp
      “Reaching Across with the Arts: A Self-Help Manual for Mental Health Consumers”
       bluebirdconsultants.com/Reaching%20Across.pdf
      SAMHSA 10 x 10 Wellness Campaign:
       www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10/default.aspx
      Websites on Recovery, Illinois Department of Health:
       www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=36721
      Papers and Presentations, Center for Psychiatric Recovery, Boston University,
       commissioned by the Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA:
       www.bu.edu/cpr/resources/wellness-summit/papers-and-presentations.html
      “Resiliency and Recovery E-Learning Center,” Magellan Health Services, Inc.:
       www.magellanhealth.com/training/
      U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association:
       www.netforumondemand.com//eWeb/StartPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=HomePa
       ge
      Mental Illness Awareness Week Guide, October 2010, ADS Center, SAMHSA:
       www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/archtelPDF/Mental_Illness_Awareness_Week_Gui
       de.pdf
      National Council on Patient Information and Education, “Educate before You Medicate”:
       www.talkaboutrx.org/index.jsp
      Wellness Initiative, Oregon Addictions and Mental Health Services:
       http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/mentalhealth/wellness/main.shtml
      “The Dental Voice for Mental Health,” L. Stillman, NAMI Voice, Summer 2010:
       http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Take_Action/Donate/Annual_Report_Rat
       ings/NAMIVoiceJune2010.pdf
      See Arts and Creative Therapies sheet and Stigma bullet

Resource Lists, Large:
    Children’s Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association (APA):
      www.healthyminds.org/More-Info-For/Children.aspx
    Family Help in Virginia, Focus Adolescent Services: www.focusas.com/Virginia.html
    For Families, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists:
      www.aacap.org/cs/forFamilies



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      Mental Health Links, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
       (NASMHPD): nasmhpd.org/mental_health_resources.cfm
      Recovery from Mental Illness, Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web:
       akmhcweb.org/recovery/rec.htm
      Resource Directory, Care Connection for Children, Virginia Department of Health:
       www.vahealth.org/specialchildren/directory/health.asp
      Resource List, Chesterfield County Public Schools:
       chesterfield.k12.va.us/CCPS/parents/ptrc/ptrc_popups/support.htm
      Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; Recovery
       Resources: www.dbhds.virginia.gov/OMH-Recovery.htm
      SAMHSA 10 x 10 Wellness Campaign Resource List:
       www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10/resources.aspx
      Taking Action for Special Kids (TASK):
       www.taskforkids.org/disability_services_websites.htm
      MindFreedom’s Knowledge Base: www.mindfreedom.org/kb
      Crisis Link: www.crisislink.org/resources/links.html

Stigma:
     What a Difference a Friend Makes: www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov/
     Bring Change 2 Mind: www.bringchange2mind.org/index.php
     No Kidding, Me Too!: http://nkm2.org/about-us/
     Person First Language:
           o American Speech-Hearing-Language Association:
               www.asha.org/publications/journals/submissions/person_first.htm
           o MPACT, Missouri Parents Act:
               ptimpact.org/eSource/Documents/PeopleFirstLanguage.pdf
               o       “Language Guidelines,” U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association:
               uspra.ipower.com/Certification/2003_Language_Guidelines.pdf
     Systems of Care, Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health, SAMHSA:
       www.systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/
           o Youth Guided article:
               www.systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/headermenus/youthguided.aspx
           o Family Driven Care article:
               www.systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/headermenus/familydriven.aspx
           o Evidence-Based Resources:
               www.systemsofcare.samhsa.gov/headermenus/eveidencebased.aspx
     National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment, Illinois Institute of Psychology:
       www.stigmaandempowerment.org/
     Family and Youth Involvement, Family-Centered Practice, Child-Welfare Information
       Gateway, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
       www.childwelfare.gov/famcentered/overview/values/involvement.cfm
     Engaging and Involving Youth, Family-Centered Practice, Child-Welfare Information
       Gateway, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
       www.childwelfare.gov/famcentered/casework/youth.cfm
     Admongo.gov; Kids learn about advertising (and by extension, about stigma, power,
       point-of-view, critical reading/understanding, etc.), Federal Trade Commission:
       www.admongo.gov/

Suicide:


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       National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, SAMHSA, 1-800-273-TALK:
        www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ available in Spanish at 888-628-9454 and
        www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Culture/es/Default.aspx
       See Diagnostic Information sheet


As you can see, there is an incredible variety of resources for children, youth and families. The
breadth and depth shows the passion of many, many people in this and other countries. Knowing
that so much effort and creativity has gone into recovery and wellness should give you and your
family some strength as you continue on your life’s journey. Do not be afraid to reach out for
help. Build your self and your families, friends and communities. Consider your faith and your
heritage. In the end, our people are what matter, not material things or a “position” in life.


Macy Fox
Family Support Specialist
Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents
Staunton, Virginia
September 2010




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