Family Resources; CarePartners of Georgia services is for children and youths to live full lives in the community, to obtain an education that prepares them for employment and to have meaningful relationships with family members and friends.
CarePartners of Georgia was established in 2003 and was founded and based upon the fundamental belief that individuals can and do recover from mental illness.

Family Resources

  • About Our Kids
    www.aboutourkids.org and
    www.aboutourkids.org/Español

    Resources and tips on a wide range of issues, including warning signs and early detection of mental health and learning challenges, evidence-based treatment options, suicide, and family issues.

  • Adolescent Wellness Portal
    www.AdolescentWellness.org

    Resources for schools and parents regarding adolescent mental health and wellness. Downloadable materials include "Making Sense: A Parent’s Guide to a Child’s Psychiatric Hospitalization" and "An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum/A Starter Kit for Schools."

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    www.aacap.org

    Click on "Facts for Families and Other Resources," then click on "Facts for Families."

  • eMedicine
    www.emedicine.com

    In the search bar in the upper left corner, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic disorder." The web site requires that you create a log in and password (for free) before you are able to view the articles.

  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov

    In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic disorder."

  • KidsHealth
    www.kidshealth.org

    Separate sections for children, teens, and parents on a wide variety of health and mental health issues.

  • Medline Plus U.S. National Library of Medicine
    www.medlineplus.gov

    For information on mental health topics, click on "Health Topics."

    For information on medications used to treat mental health conditions, click on "Drug Information."

  • National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
    www.nami.org

    To read about a mental health issue in children or adolescents, click on "Inform Yourself"; then click on "About Mental Illness." Then scroll down to the bottom and click on "By Illness." Click on a topic of interest.

  • National Institute of Mental Health
    www.nimh.nih.gov

    Click on "Health Information," then click on "Children and Adolescents."

  • National Mental Health Information Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    www.mentalhealth.org

    Click on "Children''s Mental Health."

  • Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
    www.mentalhealthscreening.org

    Information about in-person and online screening for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems, and suicide prevention.

  • Think:Kids
    www.thinkkids.org

    Think:Kids has very different ideas about how challenging kids come to be challenging, and very different - and effective - ideas about how to help, as described in the acclaimed book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Find out about clinical services, training, research and consultation for professionals in education, mental health, and medicine, as well as parents.

  • WebMD
    www.webmd.com

    In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example "autism spectrum disorders," "ADHD," "bipolar disorder," etc.

Books

For books about general mental health issues in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

 
>Anxiety
 Web Sites

For information about anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    www.adaa.org

    To read about generalized anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Generalized Anxiety"; then click on "Children and Adolescents."

  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net

    To read about generalized anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Generalized Anxiety Disorder."


>Separation Anxiety Disoder
Web Sites

For information about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    www.adaa.org  

    To read about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "About Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Children and Adolescents"; then scroll down and click on "Separation Anxiety Disorder."

  • Childhood Anxiety Network
    www.childhoodanxietynetwork.org

    To read about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Types of Disorders"; then click on "Separation Anxiety Disorder."

  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net

    To read about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Separation Anxiety Disorder."


> Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Web Sites

For information about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    www.adaa.org

    To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"; then click on "Children and Adolescents"; then scroll down and click on "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder."

  • Childhood Anxiety Network
    www.childhoodanxietynetwork.org

    To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Types of Disorders"; then click on "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder."

  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net

    To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder."

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
    www.ocfoundation.org

    To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "OCD in Children."

    For a resource to help teens and young adults with OCD learn from each other''s experiences and share a creative outlet, click on "OCF''s Organized Chaos (For Teens)."


>Depression
Web Sites

For information about depression in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    www.dbsalliance.org

    To read about depression in children and adolescents, go to "Information on Mood Disorders," then click on "Depression," then "Depression in Children."

  • Families for Depression Awareness
    www.familyaware.org

    To read about depression in teens, click on "Expert Profiles," then click on "Teen Depression."

  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    www.nami.org

    To read about depression in children and adolescents click on "Inform yourself"; then click on "Depression"; then click on "Depression in Children and Adolescents."

  • National Institute of Mental Health
    www.nimh.nih.gov

    To read about depression in children and adolescents, click on "Depression" under "Health Information Quick Links." Then scroll down to "Related Information," and click on "Occurrence in Children and Adolescents."

  • ParentsMedGuide
    www.parentsmedguide.org

    Information for parents and clinicians about appropriate care for children and adolescents with depression. Created by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.


>Bipolar Disorder
Web Sites

For information about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    www.aacap.org

To view treatment guidelines for clinicians:

  • 1) click on the icon for Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
    2) search for the March 2005 issue and view the table of contents,
    3) click on the article entitled "Treatment Guidelines for Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder" by Robert Kowatch, MD, et. al.

  • The Bipolar Child
    www.bipolarchild.com

    To read about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Info & Articles." To find out about the book The Bipolar Child, by Demitri and Janice Papolos, click on "The Book."

  • Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
    www.bpkids.org

    • To read more about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Front Desk," then click on "CABF Web Site Tour."

    • For information for parents and educators about the educational needs of students with bipolar disorder, click on “ Learning Center,” then click on “Educating the Child with Bipolar Disorder.”

  • The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    www.dbsalliance.org

    To read about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, go to "Information on Mood Disorders," then click on "Bipolar Disorder," then "Bipolar Disorder in Children."

  • The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
    www.jbrf.org

    To read about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, click on "About Juvenile Bipolar Disorder."


>Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Web Sites

For information about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    www.chadd.org

    To read about children and adolescents with ADHD, go to "New to AD/HD?" and click on "Fact Sheets/Information Sheets."

    For information about helping children with ADHD succeed in school, go to "Living with AD/HD" and click on "Education/School."