Mental Health and Counseling Terminology
Links to websites with frequently used terms dealing with the mental health needs of children and families involved in the child welfare system.
A to Z Health & Human Development Topics
National Institute of Child Health and Development
Links to information on health and human development topics within the National Institute of Child Health and Development research portfolio.
Children and Mental Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1999)
In Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Discusses child development stages, risk factors, and ways to prevent mental illnesses. Includes an overview of mental disorders, service interventions, and service delivery.
Mental Health 101
The Office of Minority Health
Provides an overview of the mental health field and addresses common mental health disorders, treatment, risk and protective factors, and social stigmas related to mental health.
Mental Health Dictionary
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Mental Health Information Center
Comprehensive dictionary of common mental health terms.
Mental Health Glossary
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (2007)
A to Z glossary of mental health and health-care terms.
NCHS Survey Measures Catalog: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
National Center for Health Statistics
An overview of the measures of child and adolescent mental health and mental health service use in various surveys of the National Center for Health Statistics Data Systems.
|Selecting and Working With a Therapist Skilled in Adoption|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2012 - 13 pages|
|Provides members of adoptive families with information on the varieties of therapeutic approaches and professional therapists, recommendations for choosing and working with a therapist, and online resources for postadoption support and national organizations.|
American Psychological Association
Provides resource links with information on children's mental health.