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Additional Resources

Resource Hub

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.


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


How Dogs Can Help People with ADD & ADHD

ADHD and Stress: Does One Cause the Other?

Substance Use Information

AA Anonymous Meetings in Delaware

This website helps individuals struggling with alcoholism find the help they need on a local basis.


This website lists organizations dedicated to raising awareness about drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

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.

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

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.

Telltale Symptoms Of Children Using Drugs

As drug abuse escalates across the country, it’s imperative that parents, educators, and healthcare providers be knowledgeable of the telltale signs and symptoms of drug abuse in children. This knowledge can be both preventative and protective, empowering these individuals to advocate and find treatment for children and teens in this time of need.

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.

The Nemours KidsHealth website has featured topics for parents, kids, teens and educators. Teens can find Best Self Resources here.

The Trevor Project website provides information and support for LGBTQ youth 24/7 year round. Their Resource Center offers search capability for articles of interest, and they offer an online community called TrevorSpace for LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 to make friends in a moderated community. Counselors are also available via chat, telephone or text.