Mental Health Resources

Actions Signs Project Toolkit
Child & Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
CBHA How to Guide
Co-Occuring Disorders
An Intro to Borderline Personality and Substance Abuse Disorders(SAMHSA, 2014)
Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders (SAMHSA, 2006)
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Illness (SAMHSA, 2007)
Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families with Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders (National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare)
Supporting Children of Parents with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse (NRCAIA, 2012)
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
What Do I Need To Know About Neurodevelopmental Disorders?
Living with Tourette & Tic Disorders: A Guide for Patients and Families
What is Tourette Syndrome?
What is Autism?
Next Steps: A Guide to Families New to Autism
What is Aspergers?
General/ Publications
A Family Guide to Children's Mental Health Services and Supports (DCF)
Access to Mental Health Care (ChildTrends, 2013)
Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young Children in the Child Welfare System (NCCP 2010)
Are the Children Well? A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People (Child Trends, RWJF, July 2014)
Children's Mental Health - What Every Policymaker Should Know (NCCP, Apr'10)
Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-Based Practices (NAMI, 2007)
Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children with Mental Health Needs (SAMHSA)
FAQs - Medicaid Child Welfare Prepaid Mental Health Plan (FCC)
FL Guidelines for Family Intervention Specialists (July'10)
Making Children's Mental Health Services Successful (USF, 2003)
Mental Health Disorders (ChildTrends, 2013)
Mental Health of Vulnerable Youth and Their Transition to Adulthood (HHS, 2009)
Mental Health Practice Guidelines for Child Welfare (2009)
Mental Health Practices in Child Welfare Guidelines Toolkit (2009)
Mental Health Services to Families in their Homes to Protect Children and Prevent Removal (NRCFCPPP, 2009)
Parenting With Mental Illness (Rise Magazine, Summer 2010)
Partnering with Youth and Families in Mental Health Treatment for Child Abuse (Chadwick Center, 2009)
Positive Mental Health: Resilience (ChildTrends, 2013)
Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises (HHS, 2009)
Infant Mental Health
Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County: Infant Mental Health Project
What is Infant Mental Health?t
Fact Sheets (NIMH)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivy Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Residential Treatment
AHCA's Medicaid Utilization Management Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program ("SIPP")
Rights in a SIPP Program(Disability Rights Florida)
Tip Sheet for Families Considering a Residential Program (Building Bridges Initiative)
Your Life, Your Future: Inside Info on Residential Programs from Youth Who've Been There (Building Bridges Initiative)
American Association of Suicidology
FL Suicide Prevention Coalition
Florida Revised Suicide Prevention Strategy Goals 2011-2015
Guide for Taking Care of Yourself After a Suicide Attempt
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline *1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Take 5 to Save Lives - (National Council for Suicide Prevention)
The Jason Foundation In-Service Training
A series of 4 video training modules with Certificates. NOTE - you must request a username and password to access training
The Trevor Project - Suicide Hotline for LGBTQ Youth
Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1)
Youth Suicide Fact Sheet (American Association of Suicidology)
Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide (USF, 2012)