Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Resources for Families

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

AACAP Web site offers a Facts for Families section that provides useful information on a wide variety of topics.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is a good resource for information, support and political action.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. This site is an excellent resource for professionals and families looking for more in-depth information.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)

CABF is a parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder.

Child Anxiety Network

The Child Anxiety Network is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety. It is also designed to provide direction for those who are not sure where to turn when they think their child or a child they know may need professional help to cope with anxiety.

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