Mental Health Resources

_________________________________Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of Mental Health Resources at the CPIR is: Updated February 2013There are … [Read more...]

Virtual Toolbox for Mental Health in Schools

This online toolbox brings together resources developed by the National Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. The contents of the toolbox may be useful to any school practitioner and those involved in pre-and inservice professional development programs. … [Read more...]

Entering the world of work: What youth with mental health needs should know about accommodations

Starting a job can be difficult for any young person. If you happen to have a hidden disability, such as a mental health impairment, a new workplace can be overwhelming.  Along with questions about the job itself, you may have questions about when and how to disclose your disability. You may wonder if it is appropriate to ask for modifications in your new work setting. This fact sheet provides guidance to assist you with a successful transition into … [Read more...]

Choosing the right treatment: What families need to know about evidence-based practice

This guide from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is designed to inform families about evidence-based practices (EBPs) in children’s mental health and to share information on an array of treatment and support options. … [Read more...]

The seven ingredients of resilience: Information for parents

You’ve probably heard of the 3 Rs: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic—a focus of education. What about the fourth R—Resilience? Resilience is the ability to bounce back from setbacks, learn from failure, be motivated by challenges, and believe in your own abilities to deal with the stress and difficulties in life. Children can learn—from their parents, teachers, and coaches—how to develop the skills of resilience.   … [Read more...]

Parent guide to getting good care

When a child is struggling, or his behavior worries you, it can be hard to know whether you need to reach out to a professional. And if you do seek help, what kind of professional is right for your child? There are a bewildering number of specialists who diagnose and treat children with psychiatric and learning problems, and a wide range of treatments available, from behavioral to pharmaceutical. In this guide the Child Mind Institute takes you through … [Read more...]

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to