Resources

ADHD

CHADD  Children and Adults with ADHD website that helps people understand ADHD and find local support groups.

ADDitude  Online magazine for families and adults living with ADHD and related conditions and the professionals who work with them.

Child Mind Institute Independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

How To ADHD – Youtube Channel

Anxiety

Anxiety BC  Promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and support access to evidence-based resources and treatment

Anxiety Disorders Association of America International nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research

Resources for Parents of Anxious Children

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Bullying

Stop Bullying.gov  provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.

Fifteen Tips for Teens Share with your teen! Don’t let their social media use negatively affect their life.

www.drugrehab.com/guides/bullying Numerous studies have established a relationship between bullying, psychological health, and substance abuse

Depression

Depression Comprehensive information about depression from WebMD

Depression Screening Tool WebMD has constructed a great site that helps you gather preliminary information about whether you are struggling with clinical depression. It even has a printable report that you can bring to a counseling session for yourself and your counselor to review

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  Link to local depression bipolar support groups

Divorce

Help Guide: Children and Divorce

How Could Divorce Affect My Kids?

10 things kids of divorce wish they could say to their parents

5 things kids wish adults knew about divorce

Mental Health

Georgia Parent Support Network Support, education, and advocacy for children and their families with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Easy-to-understand information about mental illnesses, mental health care, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Outstanding resource for families who are coping with mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health contains articles pertaining to common psychological disorders, their diagnostic features, and research and treatment considerations of those disorders.

Psych Central  is continuously updated with new content relevant to mental health. It has a vast number of brief articles on current developments in psychological science, psychological disorders, and treatment information.

Psychology Today is a website that contains excellent articles for those interesting in learning more about psychological issues.

Parenting

iMom was designed for mothers of all ages who want to build lasting, meaningful relationships with their children, and help them grow up to be wise, healthy and purpose-minded

Smart Social provides digital citizenship social media safety assemblies for High Schools, Middle Schools, school districts, teachers and parents of teens.

Prepare-your-kids-for-the-world Ebook

Children’s Book List

Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy  National professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.

Terapia de Juego Spanish Parents Corner of APT Website

42 quotes about the importance of play

Concerned about Overmedicating Your Child? Consider Play Therapy

Marriage and Family

Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.

The Gottman Institute  is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationship

Substance Abuse/Addiction 

Celebrate Recovery  is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.  Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

For local CR groups: Local CR Groups

DrugRehab.com Web resource providing free researched, fact-based resources, information about the risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on DrugRehab.com

Local Resources:

https://www.recovery.org/browse/flowery-branch-ga/

https://www.rehabs.com/local/flowery-branch-ga/

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Samaritans USA  Samaritans centers provide volunteer-staffed hotlines and professional and volunteer-run public education programs, “suicide survivor” support groups and many other crisis response, outreach and advocacy activities.

If you think are thinking about suicide…read this first

Trauma

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Established by Congress in 2000, NCTSN is a collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices.

The Dougy Center to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences

Beacon House contains very useful resources on developmental trauma, the neuro-sequential model of therapy and the repair of the effects of trauma and attachment disruption.

Trauma and the Brain: An Introduction for Professionals Working with Teens