With increased education, families can feel more empowered to provide the support and parenting their child needs. There are countless articles and websites with valuable information, below we have listed a few trusted and knowledgeable sources. If you would like further information on any of these topics or have other areas of interest, please contact us — we are happy to help!
We have created a reading list full of some of our most commonly referenced books. They range widely in topic areas, including: attachment, trauma and loss, FASD, and adoption. There are also recommended readings for children and teens.
Brain Basics, the National Institute of Mental Health website, provides information on how the brain works, how mental illnesses are disorders of the brain, and ongoing research that helps us better understand and treat disorders.
The AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. The AACAP provides this important information as a public service and the Facts for Families may be duplicated and distributed free of charge as long as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is properly credited and no profit is gained from their use.
The mission of the NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.