Resources

Here are some websites that I and clients have found helpful.

Extensive list of organizations, including low income, crisis, counseling, support resources for numerous different kinds of mental health needs, note that it was last updated in 2009 – so rates will have increased
 http://www.pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.shac/files/mentalhealthresources.pdf

ADHD
www.chadd.org

American Association of School Administrators
www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

American Psychology Association
www.apa.org

Asperger Syndrome
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
www.vanderbilt.edu/csefel

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.bpkids.org

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere
www.colage.org

Children’s Disability Information
www.childrensdisabilities.info

Earthplay
earthplay.net

Affordable Medications
www.needymeds.com
Need My Meds. A 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.

Multnomah County Library
www.multcolib.org/parents/around-portland
Links to children’s activities in Portland

Multnomah County Teen Health Center
www.ehealth4teens.org
Teen health website

NAMI
www.nami.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health
Information on adolescent mental health, brain development, medications, and psychotherapies.

National Institute of Mental Health – teens
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html
Very complete and accurate information on adolescent health and development. It includes information and resources about puberty, teen mental health, teen sexual health, nutrition, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
www.violencepreventionworks.org

PlayHarvest
www.playharvest.org

Portland Parks and Recreation
www.portlandonline.com/parks

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
www.pbis.org
Anti-bullying program recommended by the Federal Department of Education

Dr. Daniel Siegel
www.drdansiegel.com

Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center
www.smyrc.org

Lines for Life
www.linesforlife.org
Crisis call center for suicide prevention, crisis intervention, referrals for mental health and substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention Hot Line
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
1-800-273-TALK (8255) 24 hour toll free, confidential suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline that is linked to local resources. Also provides information on identification and prevention of bullying.

Parents Medication Guide
www.parentsmedguide.org
Designed to help patients, families, and physicians make informed decisions about obtaining and administering the most appropriate care for a child with ADHD or depression.

Transition Year
www.transitionyear.org
Online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

University of California San Diego Center for Mindfulness
http://mindfulness.ucsd.edu/guided_audio.htm

Women’s Mental Health During Pregnancy & Postpartum
www.womensmentalhealth.com

Baby Blues Connection
www.babybluesconnection.org/bbc/


Recommended Books:

ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Kathleen Nadeau and Judith Kolberg

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace by Jack Kornfiel

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene   www.livesinthebalance.org

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell

Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl

Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane) by Gavin de Becker

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson