Family Health Resources and Articles

by Dr. Doberman, Co-Founder of KPA

For Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers

For Educators, Teachers and School Administrators

For Psychologists, Counselors and Mental Health Professionals

Recommended links:

The American Psychological Association (APA) has an informative site written for the public that deals with many of the concerns faced by individuals today- regarding ourselves, our children, getting along in with others in this complex society, etc.

Parents can find useful resources and products (books & children’s games) at the Childswork/Childsplay site, all geared towards helping children deal with the various challenges and problems they face.

Parent Bug – Resources for Parents, Kids and Families! Parent Bug offers news and resources long with an online newsletter, summer camp guide, articles, newsletters and more!

Sleep for Kids is a service of the National Sleep Foundation – teaching kids the importance of sleep.

Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America provides a great deal of information for the public. Check out these sections:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides information regarding various mental health issues for the public ( in English and also informacion en espanol). Check out their pages on anxiety disorders, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders.

For three decades, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has established itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country. Dedication, steadfast commitment and unceasing belief in NAMI’s mission by grassroots advocates have produced profound changes.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. In addition to our informative Web site, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD.

ADD Warehouse is a collection of ADHD-related books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts and assessment products.

Information about mental health medications from NIMH describes the types of medications used to treat mental disorders, side effects of medications, directions for taking medications, and includes any FDA warnings.

Medication information from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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