RESOURCES 

Please check back frequently as we will be updating resources to best support the mental health and wellness of the children and families in our community.  

COVID-19 Resources for Children and Families

Supporting Back to School Success in the Age of COVID-19:  Evidence-Based Strategies for Responding to Your Child's Anxiety

How to Talk to your Kids About COVID-19: The Importance of Honest, Open Communication and Loving Reassurance

Beyond Stress Management: What Behavioral Science can teach us about Adversity and Resilience

Mental Health and Wellness Apps and Online Resources

Online Mindfulness Resources 

Headspace: (2 week free trial). Mindfulness app for improved wellness

Calm: (7 day free trial). A meditation, sleep, and relaxation app

Mindful Schools (Free). Online meditation classes for kids (TWTh 10:00 AM PDT)

Insight Timer: (Free). A variety of meditations

    

Online Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline     

Stop, Breathe & Think: (Free) for kids and families

10% Happier: (Free and paid options)

Talkspace (Paid)  24/7 access to mental health professionals via text or video

Psychology Today find local mental health practitioners in your area

For Health Providers

Headspace: Two-week free trial. (Use NPI for free full access)

10% Happier: (Free and paid options). Use code HEALTHCARE to unlock full content

Sleep 

CBT-i Coach - (Free). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Insomnia

Anxiety, Tic, & Habit Disorders

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

International OCD Foundation

StopPulling.com

Tourette Association of AmericaUCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program 
Trichotillomania Learning Center

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Dr. Russell A. Barkely

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ADHD

Autism 

Autism Speaks

National Institutes of Health - Autism

Dyslexia

International Dyslexia Association

Learning Ally

Intellectually-Gifted Children

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

GT Parent Connection

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Other Associations & Institutes

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychological Association

Books for Parents and Teachers

Anxiety

The Mindful Child:  How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate, Greenland, 2010.  

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Transitions. Shapiro et. al., 2009. 

Helping Your Anxious Child:  A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents.  Rapee, et al., 2000.   

Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance:  A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. McCurry and Hayes, 2009.  

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:  A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents, Chansky, 2001.  

Mindfulness 
 
Everyday Blessings:  The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting.  Kabat-Zinn, 1998.  

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  Stahl et al., 2010.

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children. Hanh, 2011. 

Depression 

The Optimistic Child:  A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. Seligman, 2007.

Think Good - Feel Good:  A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Stallard, 2002. 

Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)

The Hair Pulling Habit and You:  How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle. Golomb & Vavricheck, 2000. 

Bedtime Resistance

Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You:  Now Get into Bed and Go to Sleep! Friman, 2005.  

Eating Disorders

The Appetite Awareness Workbook: How to Listen to Your body and Overcome Bingeing, Overeating, and Obsession with Food. Craighead, 2006. 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. Barkley, 2013. 
 

The Energetic Brain:  Understanding and Managing ADHD. Reynolds et al., 2012.  

Oppositional and Defiant Behavior

1,2,3, Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. Phelan, 2010.   

 

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child.  Kazdin, 2009.  

 

Your Defiant Child:  Eight Steps to Better Behavior, 2nd Edition. Barkley & Benton, 2013.  

 

Your Defaint Teen:  10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship. Barkley & Robin, 2008.

 

Friendship and Social Skills
  

Good Friends are Hard to Find:  Help your Child Find, Make, and Keep Friends.  Frankel & Wetmore, 1996

 

The Hidden Curriculum:  Practical Solutions for Understanding Unstated Rules in Social Situations, Myles et. al., 2004. 

 

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