Child Mental Health-Related Links
- Facts for Families: A great resource of summaries of psychiatric difficulties in kids from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org and from the same organization good autism-specific information https://www.aacap.org/aacap/families_and_youth/resource_centers/autism_resource_center/home.aspx
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety –current information on anxiety disorders and depression
- Mood Disorders Association of Ontario: www.mooddisorders.ca/
- OCD Canada: www.ocdcanada.org
- Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario: www.anxietydisordersontario.ca/
- CHADD: Parent support group for ADHD. https://www.chadd.org/
- Learning Disability Association of Canada: Support for Learning Disabilities. http://www.ldac-acta.ca/
- CADDRA: The website of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance http://caddra.ca/
- www.autismontario.com/chapter/durham-region : Autism Ontario, Durham Region
- Life’s A Twitch: A great site about Tourette’s, by a Psychologist who has the disorder. http://www.lifesatwitch.com/
- Parents for Youth: A Toronto based agency to help parents deal with teens with severe misbehaviour. http://www.peggygrigor.com/pfy.html
- Helping Other Parents Everywhere: support groups for parents of difficult teens: https://www.hope4parents.ca
- Information on Mental Health and Sleep:
- Assistive technology for students with autism: https://teach.com/online-ed/psychology-degrees/online-masters-applied-behavior-analysis/aba-digital-autism-resources/
- Information on sensory issues often found in autism & other disorders: https://businesscostsaver.co.
- Information for families of children with cerebral palsy (note: legal information will vary by jurisdiction): https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/cerebral-palsy/birth-injury/
cerebralpalsyguidance.com/ cerebral-palsy/ as well.
Please refrain from sending emails about adding further resources, as this would result in an unduly lengthy and potentially confusing list. Such emails will be ignored.
Recommended Reading–also see ‘Books’ and ‘Tips’ pages
The Early Years:
- Sears, W. (1991). “Keys to Calming the Fussy Baby.” Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational.
- Fung, D. & Yiming C. (2002). “Raise Your Child Right.” Singapore: Times Books International.
General Parenting Challenges:
- Elliott, C.H. & Smith, L.L. (1999). “Why Can’t I Be the Parent I Want to Be?” Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
- Seligman, M.E.P. (1995). “The Optimistic Child.” New York: Harper Collins.—on fostering resilience
- Coloroso, B. (2002). “The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander.” New York: Harper Collins.
- Approach to cyberbullying (note: any telephone numbers are only applicable in the U.S.A.)cyberbullying
- Faber, A. & Mazlish, E. (1987). “Siblings Without Rivalry.” New York: Avon Books.
- Faber, A. & Mazlish, E. (1980). “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk.” New York: Avon Books.
Challenging Temperaments & Minor Misbehaviour:
- Greene, R.W. (2001). “The Explosive Child.” New York: Harper Collins.
- Turecki S. (2000). “The Difficult Child, 2nd Edition.” New York: Bantam Books.
- Kurcinka, M.S. (1998). “Raising Your Spirited Child.” New York: Harper Collins.
- Kranowitz, C.S. (1998). “The Out of Sync Child.” New York: Berkley Publishing.
- Phelan, T.W. (1995). “1-2-3 Magic, 2nd Edition.” Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc.
- Phelan, T.W. (1993). “Surviving Your Adolescents.” Glen Ellyn, IL: Child Management Inc.
- Manassis, K. (2007). “Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child, 2nd Edition.” Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational.
- Foa, E.B. & Andrews, L.W. (2006). “If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder.” New York: Oxford University Press.
- McHolm, A.E., Cunningham, C.E., & Vanier, M.K. (2006). “Helping Your Child with Selective Mutism.” Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
- Antony, M.M. & Swinson, R.P. (1998). “When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough.” Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
- Huebner, D. & Matthews, B. (2005). “What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety.” Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Foa, E.B. & Wilson, R. (2001). “Stop Obsessing.” New York: Bantam Books.
- March, J.S. (2007). “Talking Back to OCD.” New York: Guilford Publishing.
- Foster, C.H. (1997). “Kids Like Me: Children’s Stories about OCD” New York: Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- Manassis, K. & Levac, A.M. (2004). “Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression.” New York: Woodbine House Publishing.
- Barkley, R. A. (2013). “Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.” New York: Guilford Publishing.
- Tanguay, P.B. (2001). “Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home.” London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Gray, C. & White, A.L. (2002). “My Social Stories Book.” London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Stewart, K. (2002). “Helping a Child with NVLD or Asperger’s Syndrome.” Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
- Attwood, T. (1997). “Asperger’s Syndrome : A Guide for Parents and Professionals”. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.