Resources

 

·         American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Organization (AACAP): Provides information about understanding Childhood mental illness and on children and adolescent improving their quality of life and for the affected families.

·         American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): Develops resources and information on children’s Mental Health with Strategies for System Change in Children’s Mental Health assisting AAP chapters in addressing and improving children’s mental health in primary care in the states. 

·         Center for Excellence in Children's Mental Health (CECMH): Works closely with the University of Minnesota research experts, community providers, and policy makers to provide resources and information to improve mental health practice for children. 

·         Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS): Contains information, tools, and data at the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The agency leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans including programs and activities that address Children and Families, that children and adolescents have mental health disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel, and act. 

·         Center for Prevention and Research and Development (CPRD): Providing the Power of Information, presents integrated information resources with tools, data, publications, research projects on Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation ProjectEarly Childhood Mental Health Consultation Project, and other related activities. 

·         Center on Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. CSEFEL is a national resource center funded by the Office of Head Start and Child Care Bureau for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.  

·         Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI): Develops national and state data on mental health and other information that can be obtained at the Data Resource Center (DRC) website of the CAHMI, for young children (up to 5 years of age), including children who received needed mental health care services. 

·         Connect for Kids (CFK) Organization: Provides information about healthy development and mental health to help parents, schoolteachers, doctors, policy makers, and advocates know whether the children in their care are developing normally, and help them get the appropriate help when needed. 

·         Data Resource Center: Data users and AMCHP members who are interested in mental health in early childhood can get state ranking maps of children who are at risk for developmental or behavioral problems and children who received a developmental screening during a well-child visit. Other national and state data on mental health can be obtained on the DRC website for young children (up to 5 years of age), including children who received needed mental health care, CSHCN going emotional, developmental or behavioral issues, children with current depression and  CSHCN with current depression or other emotional issues. For more information on the DRC or to request technical assistance, please visit childhealthdata.org. The DRC staff will provide you with timely assistance to make the most of data available on child health in your state!         The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, is a national initiative which works to ensure that children, youth, and families are at the center of quality measurement and improvement efforts. The Data Resource Center (DRC) is a free online resource that was created as part of the CAHMI’s mission, and features national and state level data in a user-friendly format, with several data points highlighting mental health among young children.  

·         Early Childhood Mental Health Program (ECMHP): Hosts Early Childhood Mental Health Program that fosters healthy emotional, social, and psychological development in children aged birth to six years, helps them succeed in school, and gives them the tools to reach their full potential, as well addressing mental health. 

·         Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development: Presents information and resources about its programs to help states and other health professional address Early Childhood and Mental Health addressing the mental health needs of children, youth and families at the policy, research, training/consultation and direct service levels. 

·         Healthy People 2010: Provides information and data about mental health and mental disorders affecting children and adults Mental health status in the state to lead to a successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and the ability to adapt to change and to cope with adversity 

·         Maternal and Child Health Library at the Georgetown University (McHale): Provides accurate, information and resources and databases that link to other essential MCH resources that include emotional, behavioral, and mental health in children and adolescents. 

·         National Center for Children in Poverty: The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.  NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. NCCP’s website includes a link to state early childhood profiles 

·         National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention Organization: Promotes a searchable database of resources and materials and web-based resources that aim to provide up-to-date information on topics relevant to mental health promotion and youth violence prevention in schools. 

·         National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC): Describes resources that support national organizations, State resources, and publications that have information about early childhood mental health and general mental health. 

·         National Child Care Information and Technical Center (NCCIC): Hosts a sample of national organizations, state resources, and publications that have information about early childhood mental health and general mental health topics. Additional resources are available via the National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC) Online Library. 

·         National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC): NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. NECTAC serves all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions with an array of services and supports to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. NECTAC hosts information and tools that strengthen service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services, and address Early Childhood Mental Health, Social-Emotional Development, and Challenging Behaviors. 

·         National Institute of Mental Health: Presents data and information on children mental health problems that interfere with normal development and functioning.  

·         National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants: The National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants (NTI) is the national resource for training child care health consultants in the United States. NTI trains state and regional-level public health and early childhood education professionals to coordinate and train child care health consultants in their community who ultimately serve out-of-home child care programs. The purpose of NTI is to support the health and safety of young children in child care settings through the development of a national child care health consultant training program.  

·         The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP): Describes information that to identify state Early Childhood Health and Development, and assures better child’s health and development programs.  

·         The National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI): Describes information to learn more about the full spectrum of programs and services that NAMI provides across the country for people and children whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness at its Child and Adolescent Action Center, where families learn more about systems reform and help needed to support families. 

·         SAMHSA: Hosts resources and information and tools that provide comprehensive information about mental health services and resources useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public through its Mental Health Services Locator. U.S. Department of Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse, Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) offers extensive publications and reports on Early Childhood mental health here 

·         Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI): Is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to view, download and use. The conceptual model TACSEI uses to deliver this important information is the widely endorsed Pyramid Model framework that was created to promote social-emotional competence and address challenging behavior. 

·         The Zero to Three Organization: Hosts information and responds to relationships with primary caregivers help build positive attachments that support healthy social-emotional development and form the foundation of mental health for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. 

·         United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley Organization: Presents web-based Resources for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health by State, which displays Infant Mental Health Associations by state, thus bringing together a place in the country where children and families can share information.