Health & Development

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a professional membership organization of more than 67,000 pediatricians and child health experts, seeks to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Bright Futures: Family Resources
    The resources on this website can help you protect and promote your child’s health by increasing your knowledge of children’s health issues, providing assistance on partnering with health care providers, and linking you to helpful organizations and tools. ​
  • HealthyChildren.org
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Parenting Website.
  • NASP Families
    NASP has made these handouts publicly available as a public service to provide parents and teachers with up-to-date information and proven, solutions-based strategies for home and classroom applications.
  • The ABC’s of Child Development
    Children grow and develop at different rates. While their pathways through childhood differ, most pass a set of predictable milestones along the way. The information presented here offers a map that can help you follow your child’s journey.
  • Sleep Foundation – Children and Sleep
    Visit this site to learn about the importance of sleep in children and how to help them sleep better

Mental Health

  • Get Help  – Find Local mental Health services by county
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    The mission of AACAP is the promotion of the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a professional membership organization of more than 67,000 pediatricians and child health experts, seeks to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • American Psychological Association
    APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 121,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
  • Bright Futures: IMPACT on Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
    Bright Futures for Families offers a variety of materials and resources developed specifically for families to complement the Bright Futures publications and materials used by health care professionals.
  • Effective Child Therapy
    Information to help parents and families of children and adolescents with attention and mood disorders make informed decisions when considering treatment options. Information on Evidence-based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents provided by a partnership between the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), a division of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Healthychildren.org: Family in Crisis
    Traumatic events have taught experts how to guide parents to be prepared to respond to crises in ways that help their children be resilient.
  • Helping Children Cope With Crisis: An Activity Book For African American Families
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) – Resources for Families
  • Sleep Tips for Your Family’s Mental Health
    Sleep has become a casualty of modern life. If you or your children are excessively sleepy or just don’t feel well rested in the morning, what can you do about it? Fortunately, there are many things we can do to improve sleep as individuals, family members, and a community.