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Children And Adolescents

About Our Kids
The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals, Judges, Lawyers, Foster Parents, and Family Members to working with Psychiatrists and Psychotropic Medication
The Chadwick Center
The Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, one of the largest centers of its kind, is staffed with more than 120 professionals and paraprofessionals in the fields of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing, and education technology. The staff is committed to family-centered care and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and family violence.
Child and Family Policy Institute of California
The purpose of the Child and Family Policy Institute of California is to advance the development of sound public policy and promote program excellence in county Human Services Agencies through research, education, training, and technical assistance.
Revised Report, April 2004. A cooperative agreement funded by the Office for Victims of Crime. Prepared by National Crime Victims Research & Treatment Center and Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.
Child Trends
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization providing social science research to those who serve children and youth. To advance its mission, Child Trends collects and analyzes data; conducts, synthesizes, and disseminates research; designs and evaluates programs; and develops and tests promising approaches to research in the field.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides easy access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of child welfare topics.
Child Welfare League of America
An association of nearly 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
The National family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development
Established over four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs and their families.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.
Parents Medication Guide
The American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have developed two medication guides - the most recent, ADHD Parents Medication Guide, and The Use of Medication in Treating Childhood and Adolescent Depression: Information for Patients and Families.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Links to additional Child and Family resources.


New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
President George W. Bush established the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in April 2002 as part of his commitment to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities.

Best Practices

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Practice Parameters designed by AACAP to assist clinicians in their work with children
American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines
APA practice guidelines are intended to assist psychiatrists in clinical decision-making and to improve patient care. They also document evidence available to determine appropriate care. A practice guideline is not a “standard of care.”
The Campbell Collaboration
An international organization that aims to prepare, maintain, and disseminate high-quality systematic reviews of studies of effectiveness of social and educational policies and practices.
Chadwick Center
Closing the Quality Chasm in Child Abuse Treatment; Identifying and Dissemination Best Practices. Kauffman Best Practices in Treating Child Abuse.
The Cochrane Collaboration
An international not-for-profit organization, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Report issued by the surgeon general on the state of mental health treatment and best practice.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Child Trauma Empirically Informed Treatment and Practices
The National Guideline Clearinghouse ®(NGC)
A comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents. NGC is an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Implementation Research Network (NIRN)
The mission of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) is to close the gap between science and service by improving the science and practice of implementation in relation to evidence-based programs and practice
The Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention’s Model Programs Guide (CMPG)
Designed to assist practitioners and communities in implementing evidence-based prevention and intervention programs that can make a difference in the lives of children and communities.
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy–Web
A web based learning course for TF-CBT


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid exist to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries.
The Center for Mental Health Services
The Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans.
Center for the Study of Prevention of Violence
Colorado Blue Prints Project.
Will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
National Registry of Evidence– Based Programs and Practices
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created the SAMHSA Model Programs. These programs have been reviewed by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
The Office for Victims of Crime
Established by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) to oversee diverse programs that benefit victims of crime.