About Behavioral Health Problems in Children

The US Department of Health and Human Services has a lot of information on their “Families and Children” web page.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  has a list of many issues that affect children on their Facts for Families web page.

Anxiety

Anxiety can affect children and adults. To find out more about anxiety go to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America at http://www.adaa.org/

Attention Deficit Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) – This website tells about the disorder and how to get help. It also lets you know about support groups in your area.
ADD / ADHD and School: Helping Children and Teens with ADHD Succeed at School
ADHD and Learning Disabilities: School Help
College Assistance Guide for People with ADHD
The Best Software and Gadgets for ADHD Students
The Ultimate ADHD Apps Guide: 18 Apps to Make Managing Your ADHD Simpler
Strategies to Empower, Not Control, Kids Labeled ADD/ADHD
How Dogs Can Help People with ADD & ADHD
ADHD and Stress: Does One Cause the Other?
ADHD and Addiction: What is the Risk?

Bi-Polar Disorder

The Child and Adolescent Bi-Polar Foundation (CABF)
This website provides a great deal of information about disorders that affect a person’s emotions.

Eating Disorder
This website has a great deal of information about the different types of eating disorders, including  how frequent the problem is and the symptoms of eating disorders.

Drugs

DrugWatch
This website aims to educate the public about thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications, many of which have the potential to cause serious side effects. It is continually updated with drug recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical field.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Resources
This website lists organizations dedicated to raising awareness about drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Family Education and Support
This website was developed by the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services(DPBHS) in collaboration with the University of Delaware, center for Disabilities Studies. Click on Parent Information and find  “The Parent and Caregiver Survival Guide”  and “About Kids – For Kids”.

Parents, the Anti-Drug
This website has everything a parent should know about drug abuse from how to talk about drugs and alcohol with your child to recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance abuse.

Fire-Setting

The Delaware Fire Marshal’s Office sponsors the Juvenile Fire-Setter Intervention Program.

Gambling

Youth can be addicted to gambling just as adults can. Delaware Council on Gambling Problems, Inc. has important information about the number of youth involved in gambling in Delaware. Their website also has a hotline to call if you are wondering if a loved one has a gambling problem.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network  brings together the newest research on the signs, symptoms and treatment for children who have experienced trauma. There is a special section on their website for parents.

Pregnancy Prevention

Info for Teens is a site for teen girls by Planned Parenthood. It is a place where teens can get information and news about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. Planned Parenthood specifically asks parents and health educators not to participate in the online discussions, they are directed to the Planned Parenthood site.

Self-Directed Violence and Other Forms of Self-Injury are serious problems that affect children, youth, and families. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides valuable information on these topics and more.

Sexual Issues

Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. The Fact Sheets cover many  topics such as dating violence, gay/lesbian/bisexual youth, gender bias, and peer education, as well as contraceptive use, sexual abuse, and adolescent child-bearing.

Violence Against Self and Others (Suicide, School Violence, Bullying)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides information for parents and youth about the problems of violence facing young people today.

Other Resources for Children and Families

Parenting Support in Delaware

Child Inc.
Children and Families First