Behavioral Health and Wellness Resources for Children and Families
Series: Related Organizations Lists
Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
National organizations that provide information and services that support physical and behavioral health of children and families. If you are aware of any others, please contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at:
Inclusion on this list is for information purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by Child Welfare Information Gateway or the Children's Bureau.
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5500
Toll-Free: (800) 374-2721
The American Psychological Association (APA), based in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s mission is to advance creation, dissemination and application of psychological knowledge and practice to benefit society and improves people’s lives. The APA Violence Prevention Office (VPO) coordinates APA’s activities related to violence and injury prevention, and treatment on topics associated with child maltreatment, trauma, media violence, and youth violence. The office collaborates with other national associations, national collaboratives, and federal agencies to promote the contributions of psychology and psychologists to the understanding and prevention of violence.
5161 San Felipe
Houston, Texas 77056-3646
Phone: (281) 932-1375
Toll-Free: (866) 943-9779
Fax: (713) 513-5465
General Scope: ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) works to improve the lives of high-risk children through direct service, research and education, focusing on helping maltreated and traumatized children.
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
3300 Whitehaven St. NW
PO Box 571485
Washington, District of Columbia 20057
Phone: (202) 687-5000
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (TA Center) is an integral part of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The TA Center works in partnership with families and other leaders nationwide to reform services for children and adolescents who have, or are at risk for, mental health problems and their families.
In addition, the TA Center assists States and communities in building systems of care and providing technical assistance through research, training programs, peer-to-peer consultation, and publications.
The TA Center is funded and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Mental Health Services, the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, and the Special Programs Development Branch. Other funding sources include the Federal Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Healthy Foster Care America
345 Park Boulevard
c/o American Academy of Pediatrics
Itasca, Illinois 60143
Toll-Free: (800) 433-9016
Fax: (847) 434-8000
Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA), an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its partners, provides a website that utilizes the expertise of a large, multidisciplinary coalition to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care.
HFCA addresses a wide range of health issues and needs of children and youth in foster care, provides resources on health systems of care, and makes available a Resource Library that links to other resources related to the health and well-being of children and youth in foster care.
Healthy Teen Network
1501 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 685-0410
Fax: (410) 685-0481
Healthy Teen Network's mission is to provide leadership, education, training, information, advocacy, resources and support to professional individuals and organizations in the field of adolescent health, with an emphasis on teen pregnancy, pregnancy prevention and teen parenting.
KidsPeace Corporate Headquarters
4085 Independence Drive
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2574
Toll-Free: (800) 257-3223
KidsPeace is a private charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities.
KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Mental Health America
500 Montgomery St
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Toll-Free: (800) 969-6642
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Mental Health America is the country's oldest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With affiliates nationwide, Mental Health America works to improve the mental health of all Americans, through advocacy, education, research and service.
To search for information by audience, by type of illness or disorder, and treatment option(s) see http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info.
National Adolescent Health Information Center
LHTS Suite 245, Box 0503
San Francisco, California 94143-0503
Phone: (415) 502-4856
Fax: (415) 502-4858
The overall goal of the National Adolescent Health Information Center (NAHIC) is to improve the health of adolescents by serving as a national resource for adolescent health information and research, and to assure the integration, synthesis, coordination and dissemination of adolescent health-related information.
The NAHIC was established with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is based within the University of California, San Francisco's Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Institute for Health Policy Studies.
National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI)
The National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI) is state of art, web-based training, developed by the Center for Adoption Support and Education, to enhance the capacity of child welfare and mental health professionals to effectively address the complex mental health needs of children in foster care, moving to permanency through adoption or guardianship. NTI seeks to enhance casework and clinical practices to improve well-being and long-term stability outcomes for children and families.
National Technical Assistance Network for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
Toll-Free: (888) 945-9377
NTTAC is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's funded initiative to increase the access to, effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for young people (ages 0-21) and their families, including young people experiencing serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance
PACER Center, Inc.
8161 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437
Phone: (952) 838-9000
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2237
Fax: (952) 838-0199
PACER Center, Inc. provides information, training, and assistance to parents of children and young adults with all disabilities; physical, learning, cognitive, emotional, and health. Its mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and youth with disabilities and their families.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Toll-Free: (877) 726-4727
TDD: (800) 487-4889
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established to help the nation's health care system improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of substance abuse and mental illnesses. SAMHSA works in partnership with States, communities, and private organizations to address the needs of people with substance abuse problems or mental illnesses and to assess community risk factors that contribute to these afflictions.
SAMHSA is a program within the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The Dibble Institute
P.O. Box 7881
Berkeley, California 94707-0881
Toll-Free: (800) 695-7975
The Dibble Institute empowers teens and young adults with the knowledge and research-based skills they need to successfully navigate their intimate relationships. The Institute’s vision centers on helping young people build a foundation for healthy romantic relationships and lasting, positive family environments. It serves as a clearinghouse for youth and youth-serving professionals and systems through its website, newsletter, training and education, and resource development.
To search for interventions based on age of youth, setting, and need, please view the institute's programs
Youth MOVE National
Youth MOVE National is a youth-driven, chapter-based organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems—including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.
ZERO TO THREE
1255 23rd Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
Phone: (202) 638-1144
Toll-Free: (800) 899-4301
Zero to Three's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. Zero to Three is dedicated to advancing current knowledge, promoting beneficial policies and practices, communicating research and best practices to a wide variety of audiences, and providing training, technical assistance, and leadership development.