Favorite Links

Index of Our Favorite Web Sites

ADVOCACY- SUPPORT

Best Buddies: www.bestbuddiesutah.org mentor and advocacy for high school and up children with severe developmental disabilities. Contact by bestbudies@bennioncenter.org

Initial Parent Connections : Parent Support groups through www.familyvoices.org/ for listing of parent support groups in the state. A list serve through “groups.yahoo.com”. Type in “utah kids” and sign in. Features a chat group of over 100 parents of children with disabilities for spread of information and supports. You may also wish to search for exceptional children in on the second page of listings for Utah support groups #12. Birth Defects at www.health.utah.gov/birthdefect/ is also preparing an interactive site for children with physical challenges. Also check for National support groups under the Alliance with 600 options http://www.geneticalliance.org/ and www.netnet.net/mums/, the parent to parent program. The Utah Parent Center below is dedicated to resourcing support groups through the state under Family to Family Networks. Review the wealth of information under Medical Home- For Parents & Families at www.medicalhomeportal.org including the excerpted article “You Are Not Alone” by Patty Smith under dealing with your child’s diagnosis.

Utah Parent Center – To Provide Training, Information, Referral and Assistance to Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities which Include Physical, Mental, Hearing, Vision, Learning, Behavioral and Emotional Issues Advocacy to Help Special-needs Children IEP Information.
www.utahparentcenter.org

Utah Family Center – a resource center affiliated with the PTA for parents and teachers consisting of a lending library, parent training and advocacy.
Utah PTA Family Life Commission

Family Voices (National) also local organization advocating for children with special needs.
www.familyvoices.org/

Allies with Families - a federation of advocating parents for children’s mental health issues.
www.allieswithfamilies.org/

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Provides Information to Parents, Professionals and Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
www.ncld.org

Parents Helping Parents
Many Subjects, Programs, Events, Support Groups, Online Resources.
www.php.com

Parents making decisions for their children
A general site covering a variety of topics parents invest in with up to date opinion from the medical community. www.quackwatch.com Check under site topics consumer protection “Intelligent Consumer Behavior” on how to make treatment decisions. We do not diminish our opinion of parent’s expertise by offering the name for this web. Quack may have a pejorative connotation. www.autism-watch.org/

This is the web site for very helpful ideas for autism treatment and efficacy of services. It is complemented by www.floortime.org Greenspan’s developmental relationship based strategies and RDI. RDI Connect

http://playproject.org/ – This web site goes over some of the alternative therapies for autism. It is British and the whole web site has a lot of information about treatments, but does not endorse one or the other. We really like the SPELL a kind and gentle approach that comes from a TEAACH framework but really emphasizes empathy for the kid above every thing else.

http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/advice-and-information-services/information-and-research-services/the-nas-website/the-spell-approach.aspx

Our all time favorite web site for shear bulk of info is http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/index.html

Children and Adults with ADD (C.H.A.D.D.)
National Non-Profit Organization Representing Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder;
Advocacy, Research, Education and Support.
www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
To Help People with ADD Lead Happier More Successful Lives Through Education, Research, and Public Advocacy.
www.add.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 
Grassroots, Self-help, Support and Advocacy Organization, Patient Prescription Drug Assistance Program Information.
www.nami.org

National Mental Health Association
Advocacy, Education, Research and Service.
www.nmha.org/

Parenting Education – many sites available to families.
www.parenting.umn.edu/

 Spina Bifida Association of America 
www.sbaa.org 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Ability Hub
Computer Assistive Technology, Computer Adaptation in Cognitive and Learning Disabilities.
www.abilityhub.com/

Utah Center for Assistive Technology – part of rehabilitation services offering personalized interventions with computer and assistive technology.
http://ucat.usor.utah.gov/

Alliance for Technology Access
A Network of Community-Based Resources Centers, Developers, Vendors and Associates Providing Information and Support Services to Children and Adults with Disabilities.
www.ataccess.org/

ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) Helping Children an Adults with Little or No Functional Speech Use of Special Techniques and Devices- Computers, Electronic Talking Devices, Boards with Pictures, Alphabet or Words on Them, Sign Language or Gestures.
www.isaac-online.org

ATTACHMENT

Overview Articles

What is Attachment disorder? (Source: http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Attachment_disorder)

How to assess and make a diagnosis in children? (Source: http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Attachment_measures_in_children)

Circle of Security – promoting attachment for younger children with sound principles applying to all children.
www.circleofsecurity.org

Floortime – Although pertinent to autism—we feel has application to other children with developmental relationship issues.
www.floortime.org/

Infant Mental Health relevant to older children with attachment and interpersonal concerns.
www.kaimh.org/slides2.htm

Web Resources for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Attachment Library of Historical Publications

- On line articles about attachment with our recommendation one read Robert Karen’s “Becoming Attached and other Measurement Tools”.
www.psychology.sunysb.edu/attachment

Child and Adult Relationship Building – Attachment as it relates to parenting, and course of development as well as adult relstionships and falling in love. Nice links to helpful resources.
www.helpguide.org/mental/parenting_bonding_reactive_attachment_disorder.htm

Reactive Attachment - A medical approach
www.emedicine.com/ped/topic2646.htm

Relationship Building
www.rdiconnect.com

Building attachment and bonding in Young Children – Go to the Magic of everyday monents on the menu.
www.zerotothree.org

Sensory/motor Play and Relationship Building – Good site for parents and professionals to better bond and relate to the child through the use of activities.
www.theraplay.org

http://www.center4familydevelop.com (a good site to review the newer ideas about treatment using a dyadic and family consensual approach)

http://danielhughes.org/ ( promotes a emotional attunement and regulation to form attachment using playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy)

http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Dyadic_developmental_psychotherapy (good description of evidenced based developmental interventions for assessment and treatment of attachment disorder in children.)

AUTISM

Helping Children with Autism
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/autism_help.htm

Communicating with an Autistic Child: A Parent’s Guide
http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/communicating-with-an-autistic-child-a-parents-guide.php

Autism Council of Utah
www.autismcouncilofutah.org
Autism Council of Utah is a parent driven organization with local services, state wide and parent guide, including Fast Start Checklist to autism

Autism Watch
Provides correct information to parents with children who have Autism. http://www.autism-watch.org/

Autism Society for information and support.
www.autism-society.org/

Autism Information
www.autisminfo.info/

Autism Speaks includes a helpful video glossary for providers and parents to compare typical and ASD children together.
www.autismspeaks.org

Utah Autism Resource Guide
http://www.utahparentcenter.org/publications/disability-resource-book/

Best Practices information
ASD_Best_Practice.pdf

Parents Monitoring Autism Treatment Outcomes -
Documenting interventions.
www.ARI-ATEC.com

Autism Resources in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish Provides Information about Autism to Parents and Professionals and Conducts Research on the Efficacy of Various Therapeutic Interventions.
www.autism.org

Autism is Treatable is a sister site to Autism Collaboration

Spectrum Disorders with excellent links to alternatives to autism.
www.nldline.com/
www.NLDontheWeb.org/

Floortime
Provide Education and Training for Clinicians, Educators, Child-Care Providers and Parents in the DIR/Floortime Model.
http://stanleygreenspan.com/about-floortime/

TEACCH
The Teacch Division at UNC with loads of information for autistic children using communication and ABA approaches.
www.teacch.com/
www.unc.edu/depts/teacch/

AUTISM RELATIONSHIP BUILDING
www.rdiconnect.com

Autism Social Stories
www.thegraycenter.org

BOOKS AND AUTISM RESOURCES
www.asperger.net
Autism: Helps for Parents -Autism e-journal,  a helpful tool package for new parents of children with autism.

BUILDING TEAMS

Frontier Mental Health Project – team collaborative support for children and families in rural area of Utah with wraparound philosophy. www.hsmh.state.ut.us/utah_frontiers.htm

Team Development – numerous ideas for maintaining team growth www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/spring98/joseph.html

Wraparound Process – the following websites review the collaborative strength discovery based steps to a comprehensive community and family focused interventions.
www.paperboat.com/
www.vroonvdb.com/
www.wraparoundsolutions.com/


COPING, LEARNING AND MANAGING

Bullying
www.antibullying.net/
http://prevnet.ca  Prevention of violence and bullying with specific helpful downloads for vulnerable children.

Learning Strategies and Special Instruction and Devices
http://kucrl.org/sim/brochures/SIMoverview.pdf
www.interventioncentral.com/
www.dotolearn.com/

Teaching to Diverse Learners
www.ideasforeducators.com/
www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/toolkit/index.html/
www.dldcec.org/teaching_how-tos/default.htm

LD Online - many practical solutions to processing deficits including auditory, visual and visual motor including graphic helps.
www.LDontheWeb.org/

Reading
www.uread.org

Utah Reading Clinic – low cost assessment and treatment.
www.ed.utah.edu/uurc/ or call 801-265-3951

Reading Tools
www.bookshare.org/readingTools
A large resource for reading tools with enlarged print, scanning, word high lighting etc. In addition this page of the website includes access to membership, qualifications and forms for professional to authorize for services: www.bookshare.org/_/membership/qualifications

Math
www.dyscalculia.org/

Handwriting -
primarily marketing products for practicing writing.
www.hwtears.com/

Motor Coordination - including handwriting solutionsanddevelopmental motor challenges.
www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/canchild/

Sensory Processing Disorders – practical site for undertanding and treating these developmental disorders.
www.sinetwork.org

www.sensory-processing-disorder.com
- good site for complete understanding and intervention; source for sensory modulation questionnaire

Occupational Therapy
www.SPDconnection.com
www.spdfoundation.net/
source for Kranowitz’ “out of Synch Child”

Auditory Stimulation to Enhance Language and Deal with Sensitivities
www.flaghouse.com - lots of sensory motor products

CULTURAL COMPETENCE

Communidades Unidas:
http://www.cuutah.org/
The Communidades Unidas is a Neighbor to Neighbor Community program for Latino Advocacy

Ethnic literature for children and youth
Salt Lake City Library –  Search 1 and Salt Lake City Library  - Search 2:  List of ethnic literature for children and youth

Indian walk-in center
Indian walk in center as critical resource for many inter tribal urban native Americans

Asian Association of Utah
Asian Association of Utah resources for many of the asian and south pacific peoples
in the state

Pacific Islanders in Utah
information on Pacific Islanders in Utah

Every Culture
Good information on many cultures of the world and our Americas

American Academy of Family Physicians Cultural Competence, Patient Care News, Publications, Policy and Advocacy
www.aafp.org/fpm/20001000/58cult.html

Utah Multicultural Affairs / Utah Office of Ethnic Affairs - Pathways to Utah’s diverse cultural organizations and commitment to support.
http://ethnicoffice.utah.gov/

Utah Division of Indian Affairs - Check out the seven Utah sovereign tribal governments involving 30,000 native
peoples and their history and resources. www.indian.utah.gov/

Resources for Cross Cultural Health
www.diversityrx.org/

Sources for Ethnic Role Models in Science -
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and American
Indians in Science
www.sacnas.org/

American Indian Science and Engineering
www.aises.org/

Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Quick look for any cultural group to begin culture competence Cultural
Orientation Resource Center

International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City
helping refugees resettle in salt lake - http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-salt-lake-city-ut

Utah Health and Human Rights Project
health and mental health services for refugees suffering consequences of PTSD Utah Health and Human Rights Project

LDS sources of Family Information
Variety of LDS related issues including, stories and videos for especially LDS children and families.
A Topical Guide to LDS and related VIDEOS
A Story to Tell Again

Office of Health Disparities (Formerly called Center for Multicultural Health)
Includes center for multicultural network and advocacy for minority and ethnic health needs in Utah.
www.health.utah.gov/cmh

Bicultural Health Services
Health, Dental and Mental Health services welcoming with cultural sensitive practices ethnic and cultural minorities.
http://www.health.utah.gov/cmh/healthcarein
utah/UtahProviders/SaltLake.pdf

Utah Multicultural Celebration Center
Utah cultural celebration center with  a host of events over the year
http://www.wvc-ut.gov/index.asp?nid=241

DISABILITIES

ARC
www.thearc.org  Support and Services for Children &Adults with Cognitive, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Brain Injury Association of Utah
www.biau.org

Vocational Rehabilitation
Assists Eligible Individuals with Disabilities to Prepare For and Obtain & Maintain Meaningful Employment and Increase
Their Independence.
www.usor.utah.gov

Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities
www.dspd.utah.gov

Utah Independent Living Center
www.uilc.org

TURN Community Services
www.turncommunityservices.org

Disabilities in Child and Adult
www.hope.usu.edu/

Easter Seals of Utah
Respite Care- Individual or Group Family Support After
School Care for Children with Disabilities Daytime Summer Camp, Holiday Camp & Saturday Day Camp for Children With or Without Disabilities.
www.ut.easter-seals.org

Epilepsy Association of Utah
www.epilepsyut.org

Utah Association for the Deaf, Inc
Service, Consultation and Advocacy of the Deaf, Sign Language Books and Videos Assistive Listening Systems Assistive Equipment.
www.uad.org

Visually Impaired – National Library Services for the Blind
www.loc.gov/nls/

Utah State Library for the Blind & Disabled
blindlibrary.utah.gov/

American Foundation of the Blind
www.afb.org

Free Eye Exam – Eye Care America
www.eyecareamerica.org

Free Eye Glasses – Lions Clubs
www.lionsclubs.org

Family Village – offers questions, resources
for people and families with disabilities.
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/

NICHCY  – National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities) Source of Information on Disabilities in Infants, Toddler, Children and Youth Information on Disabilities.
www.nichcy.org

International Center for Disability Resources
Disability Resources, Education, Outreach and Training Spanish Web Resources
www.icdri.org

Tourette Syndrome Association (national)
www.tsa-usa.org/

Beach Center on Disabilities
www.beachcenter.org/

United Cerebral Palsy
www.cerebralpalsy.org/about/

Spina Bifida
Parent site for general information on handling and managing children with Neural Tube defects.
www.sbaa.org

EDUCATION

General Information on guides to the 504, IDEA, Areas of Disabilities, and other school related procedures accessed through the Medical Home and “Education and Schools” under For Parents & Families at
www.medicalhomeportal.org

Learning Strategies and Special Instruction
www.rtinetwork.org
www.rti4success.org two sources for many ideas and strategies for response to intervention for parents and teachers and anyone wanting to know about this pre-referral process.

Bridges to Success – Special Education Resources- a host of developmental conditions and relevance for classroom.
www.tr.wou.edu/bridges/ecelinks2.htm

Utah State Office of Education
Rules and Regulations for Special Education, behavioral support
and more. www.usoe.k12.ut.us

School Health Services – comprehensive resources. A to Z topics including obesity, nutrition, safety, surveys of youth risk and mental health subjects.
www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/

http://www2.aap.org/sections/schoolhealth/

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)
Online Data Base Provides Descriptions of Over One Million Resources
that are Relevant to Education. www.eric.ed.gov/

Classroom and Home School Interventions – Steps
to help parents help their children.Click on K-12 Teachers and then
Parents http://www.internet4classrooms.com/

Help with Private School Payment
www.childrenfirstutah.org/

Charter Schools
www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools

Utah On-line Schools
http://www.k12.com/participating-schools/utah

Proposed American Academy Classes with EHS Classes for Ages 18-30 for High School Diplomas
www.schools.utah.gov/ehs

Learning Disabilities Association of Utah (LDAU)
– Office, (801) 553-9156 or csgoodell@burgoyne.com
This is a non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. It educates individuals with learning disabilities, their parents and professionals about the nature of their disabilities and informs them of their rights and policies that impact them.  A state conference is held yearly.  Call if you are interested in starting a local parent or adult support group.

National Center for Learning Disabilities
Parents Advocacy Brief – A Parent’s Guide to Response-to-Intervention.
www.LD.org

National School Pssychology:
Information for families provided in English and other languages
www.nasponline.org

Wrights Law
special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities
www.wrightslaw.com

Special Education Resources on the Internet
current responses to special education and IEP inclusiveness
www.seriweb.com

Student Led IEP
packed full of links and self advocacy for kids involvement with their program
www.ncset.org/institutes/proceedings/2002_01_23.pdf

FINANCIAL

Medicaid and CHIP and Utah State Resource Guide – Medicaid at a glance.
www.kff.org/

SSI (Supplemental Security Income)

Social Security Administration
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool
SSI Application Process
En Español
www.ssa.gov/pgm/links_ssi.htm

GENERAL INFORMATION

211 Utah – Information and Referral
Information about Resources and Community Services, Disability and General Information. Available in Español/Spanish and other Languages.
www.informationandreferral.org

Access Utah – Information and Referral
Information about Resources and Community Services, Disability Links. www.accessut.state.ut.us

Universal On-line Application System (Confidential)
Medicaid, Food Stamps, WIC, Baby your Baby, Head Start, Wasatch Valley Mental Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs.
www.utahclicks.org

Medical Services
sources for low income medical clinics and dental services.
http://health.utah.gov/safetynet/

Daycare Resources
General information www.daycareresource.com/utah.html
Source for free child care referrals careaboutchildcare.utah.gov/

HEALTH

Medical Home Portal - a sister site especially good for resources, family-medical-school relations, and newsletters and conference calls, a valuable source for special topics eg. obesity, recreation outlets, transition-education needs foe special needs. Care Coordination topics are good reading.
www.medicalhomeportal.org

Medical Home Tool Kit www.pediatricmedhome.org (toolkit assessing by signing in as a health professional or parent that includes partnership building, medical information, resources and outcome measurement)

Health care and Medicaid Information
www.familiesusa.com/

Children with Special Health Care Needs Center
www.health.utah.gov/cshcn/

Child Development Clinic – provides assessment and case management services for children from birth through five years of age with special health care needs.
www.health.utah.gov/cshcn/cdc/index.htm
www.health.utah.gov/autism

HSVS – provides statewide consultation, education,
and clinical services in the areas of communicative disorders (speech-language
development and hearing) and preschool vision screening.
http://www.health.utah.gov/cshcn/CHSS/index.html

Birth Defects and Genetics
www.health.utah.gov/birthdefect
www.geneclinics.org

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resources- for parents,
teachers, and IEP’s
www.fascets.org/
- for parents
www.come-over.to/FASCRC/
- for parents
www.lcsc.edu/education/fas/
- teachers
www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/fas/
- IEP development
www.fasstar.com
www.region6fasd.ca
Click into the site on Resources and download a provocative document on Strategies not Solutions which may also apply to other children with right mode of processing deficits.

Newborn Screening Services
www.health.utah.gov/newbornscreening

Eye Care for Kids Foundation
www.eyecare4kids.org/

Pregnancy Risk Line
www.health.utah.gov/prl/

Site Source for Most Genetic and Congenital Disorders
http://www.kumc.edu/gec/support/
www.geneclinics.org

Night time wetting or Enuresis ideas for treatment
at http://www.kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uichildren/index.htm

Product Marketing for Bedwetting
www.bedwettingstore.com/

Rapid Search for Health Condition
http://search.medscape.com/uslclient/searchAll.do

Another source for health conditions - link to this address and click on health topics on left menu
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Drug Information for Mental Conditions
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Sleep Disorders and Hygiene for Children
Http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/seehear/summer01/sleep.htm

Children and Sleep Disorders
www.stanford.edu/~dement/sleepinfo.html
www.sleepfoundation.org
On the left side menu, find the Sleep Diary for Kids-beautifully done as well as the special sleep site for kids on the home page.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
www.njcfsa.org/
www.iacfs.net/
(thorough self assessment for children with CFS)

Oral health
www.ada.org – American
Dental Association
www.health.utah.gov/oralhealth -Utah Department of Health – Oral health Program

Kids health
www.kidshealth.org/parent/

Consumer Health
www.medlineplus.gov/

JOBS FOR YOUTH

Job Search
http://www.jobs.utah.gov

Governer’s Work Initiative for Ages 14 -21 – phone:
1 (888)-920-WORK
or contact local employment center

The employment section of http://justforyouth.utah.gov/
Look for Tips for Teens; How to get and keep a job.

Yes Program – Summer jobs and part time employment while finishing school. @ 468-3100. Check web site at www.yes.SLCO.org

SLC Mayor’s Office – Job training and employment
search. Call Kim Thomas 538-6129 at www.youthcity.com

Part-Time Teen Work
www.snagajob.com

Volunteer Opportunities may be a good place to start building
your portfolio. Check Youth Resource list on www.informationandreferral.org

MENTAL HEALTH

Pediatric primary care
E-mail: mentalhealth@aap.org (address to subscribe to IMPACT, an e-newsletter for building mental health services in primary care)
http://www2.aap.org/commpeds/dochs/mentalhealth/ (information sources web for mental health in health care)

Salt Lake Valley Mental Health (Medicaid Mental Health)
Outpatient Clinics
A Variety of Housing and Treatment Services
Short and Long Term Individual Treatment
Group Therapy / Psychiatric Services
Marriage and Family Counseling
www.vmh.com

Utah Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
www.theagapecenter.com/Treatment-Centers/Utah.htm

Utah Resources
http://behavioralhealthservices.slco.org/

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for Families assisting Parents and Families in Understanding any Developmental, Behavioral, Emotional and Mental Disorders Affecting Children and Adolescents.
www.aacap.org

National Institutes of Mental Health
Working to Improve Mental Health Through Biomedical Research On Mind, Brain and Behavior.
www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

Anxiety and Depression Resources
www.brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/pdf/tools.html

Depression/Bipolar/Mood – Helping Youth and Teens with Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
www.bpso.org/MedandMoodChart.pdf

Source for Stress Thermometer
www.gcbf.org/resources/moodcharts.html

Marketing for Lights for Seasonal Depressive Disorder
www.cet.org/

Parenting Class
http://www.utahparenting.org/ (free online parenting class)

Parents and teens talking together
www.bblocks.samhsa.gov/family/default.aspx
www.talkingwithkids.org
www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/Parents/talk_to_parents.html
www.thesuccessfulparent.com

Youth in Mind - Interactive website to assess child’s state of mind with respect to mental health. You may want to check out some of the recommended literature and websites as well as the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire over time to look at progress.
http://www.youthinmind.info

Behavior Management – ABA and Functional Analysis.
www.schoolbehavior.org/
www.behavioradvisor.com/FBA.html
www.schoolbehavior.com/behavior/

Positive Behavior and Supports in School
www.pbis.org

Cognitive Therapy
www.beckinstitute.org/

Cognitive Behavior
www.abct.org/

Access public domain rating scale for numerous conditions in adults and children: http://www.neurotransmitter.net/generalscales.html

Reach Institute-Action signs: An educational screening for teachers, doctors and parents for early identification of children with mental disorders.
http://www.thereachinstitute.org/files/documents/action-signs-toolkit-final.pdf

http://www.mdaap.org/biped.html  – Maryland AAP chapter website for primary care mental health integration

http://www.teenscreen.org/resources/providers/  A Resource for free teen screen mental health questionnaires especially for PSC, Youth depression and Crafft for Substance Abuse

http://www.thebalancedmind.org/ – A comprehensive approach to mind regulation and mood management

Combining School and Mental Health

School Mental Health Project
Mental Health Screening with handouts.
www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu

School Mental Health Integration
Numerous handouts with screeners and rating scales.
www.schoolpsychiatry.org

National Association of School Psychologists – site for fact sheets and handouts regarding children’s mental health concerns in school.
www.naspcenter.org/

Motivational Interviewing

http://www.illinoiscoce.org/images/Advanced_Motivational_Interviewing_handouts.ppt Excellent extensive power point for learning MI (may need to click to release from secure hold, Microsoft publisher)

Bright futures Georgetown MH Tools: http://www.brightfutures.org/mentalhealth/pdf/tools.html - Helpful handouts and forms for PC P’s


NUTRITION

MCH Library Info – Large body of resources including information on obesity, underweight, vegetarian diets etc. Click on modules on Nutrition in Children and Adolescents as well as Overweight and Physical Activity in Children.
www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/

Nutrition and Physical Activity - lots of info on weight regulation especially with activity enhancement. Click on address below and follow click on Physical Activity. Alpha list of topics.
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/physicalactivity/index.htm
www.weighcool.com

Supertracker on ChooseMyPlate.gov - a place for children to enter their own data and achieve personal diet recommendations.
https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/myplan.aspx

Anthem – Corporate Partner - Healthy habits for healthy kids for nutrition and activity guide.
www.anthem.com/healthyhabits/noapplication/f0/s0/t0/pw_a081296.html

Nutritional Stuff for Kids – personal web for
food related materials.
www.kidnetic.com/

Special Behavioral Diets – Nutritional supports for developmental disorders with autism and/ or inattention requiring professional support.Gluten free-casein free
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/gluten-free%2C_casein-free_diet

Salicylates and additive free
www.feingold.org/gotobrochure.html

Other special diets
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diets

PRESCRIPTION SERVICES

Prescription Program in Utah
Links you with Resources to get Prescriptions.
You Must Qualify for Services.
www.health.utah.gov/rxconnectutah

Information for Prescription Services
Not
a drug assistance Program. Information Provider Only.
www.needymeds.com

Volunteers for Health Care
Access to forms for generic, brand and class of drugs for help with payment.
www.RxAssist.org

Pharmaceutical Research of America
www.RxHope.com/

Drug Side Effects
Educational Drug Information Site, Trade Name and Generic Prescriptions, Vitamins, Herbs, Supplements and Over the Counter Medications.
www.drugdigest.org

local pharmacies for low cost medications
http://health.utah.gov/safetynet/public/perscriptions.htm

Help for applying for pharmaceuticals www.pparx.org

RESILIENCY

Project Resilience – important work of the Wolin’s showing off their products and books as well as offering short pieces from their philosophy and resources.
www.projectresilience.com/

Empowerment – through self-determination
www.uncc.edu/sdsp/home.asp

International Resiliency Project – societal and cultural contributions to constructing strengths of spirit.
www.resilienceproject.org/

Positive Psychology – Seligman’s contribution to cognitive practices effecting resiliency at the University of Pennsylvania.
www.psych.upenn.edu/

Comprehensive Resiliency
www.resilnet.uiuc.edu/

Search Institute – dedicated program to enhance children’s development using protective factors. These assets boost student achievement. Click on Research and Insights and Evidence.
www.search-institute.org/

Oregon Resiliency Project – curricula for preventing major mental illness including anxiety and depression.
http://strongkids.uoregon.edu/strongstart.html
http://strongkids.uoregon.edu/strongkids.html

Resiliency: What We Have Learned by Bonnie Benard – a beautiful contemporary book, distilling what works and makes a difference based on the historic seminal work of Werner and Smith of the Children of Kawaia longitudinal study of more than 700 people across four decades

http://www.embracethefuture.org.au/resiliency/index.htm  – An Australian website containing many facets especially optimism and resiliency construction

http://www.resiliencyohio.org/ -   A new site for youth input

Building Optimism: http://fishfulthinking.com/ Featuring Dr Reivich author of The Resilience Factor and a researcher in building optimism in children excuse the proprietary text

SEXUALITY

Information for Parents and Teens and Health Providers - managing many ways to modify menstrual cycles.
www.noperiod.com/

SIBLING SUPPORTS

Resources and Discussion Groups
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/General/frc_sibl.htm
Support for Siblings of children with Special needs
The Sibling Support Project
SibKidsListserv

Children with Autistic and/or Downs Siblings
http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/family-issues/siblings.html

Siblings Groups Autism – Mental Illness
www.carmenbpingree.com/
www.allieswithfamilies.org/aboutus.asp

SOLELY FOR
CHILDREN

Greatest Places
www.greatestplaces.org/

Nickelodeon Games
www.nick.com

Kids Health - For kids and adolescents on a variety of health stuff.
kidshealth.org/kid

Kids and Nutrition
www.kidnetic.com/

Just for Youth
www.justforyouth.utah.gov/

Starbright Teens: – A Web site for teens who are chronically ill.
www.starbrightworld.org

Youth in Mind - Interactive website to assess child’s state of mind with respect to mental health. You may want to check out some of the recommended literature and websites as well as the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire over time to look at progress.
http://www.youthinmind.info

STRESS, LOSS and GRIEVING

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
www.Trauma-pages.com/

www.giftfromwithin.org/html/articles.htm l (Assembly of many good articles on this subject)

www.johnbriere.com (interesting and resourceful website with many downloads for assessment, treatment—contains the current child and adolescent recommendations)

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/ptsd101/course-modules/course-modules.asp

Child Anxieties – nice for everyday occurrences with resources and ideas. Check disorders and book section.
www.worrywisekids.org/

National Mental Health Association – complete listing of many mental disorders. Click on mental health info and fact sheets.
www.nmha.org/

National Center for Trauma and Stress - search for variety of tools.
www.nctsnet.org/

Soulrise – good articles on stress and coping in children-other ideas supporting diverse religious based beliefs.
www.soulrise.com/

Divorce in Helpguide – practical sources for children and families challenged by distress of separation and divorce. Click on the left menu Children and Parenting with three interesting topics of attachment, divorce and separation and stepfamilies as choices.
www.helpguide.org/

Children’s Service Society-support for “Grand familie or grandparents and other kin who take over parenting responsibilities with education, support groups and information.
www.cssutah.org/

Foster Care Foundation – Special Needs foster adoptions supported with cluster groups through out utah and lending library.
www.utdcfsadopt.org/

Adoption – large national site with lots of information.
www.adoption.com/

Grief and Stress Comprehensive Resources
www.nctsnet.org/

Depression and Loss
www.ncpamd.com/cadepress.htm

 Stress coping with resources for children
 http://stressfreekids.com

The Sharing Place – center for supporting children’s grief with both adult and child groups. www.thesharingplace.org/

Grieving Child – site supporting children, teens and families as they move through the healing process.
www.grievingchild.org/

Understanding the Grief Process – many ideas for supporting children and parents in loss.
www.griefhealing.com/

Grief Support Groups – College of Nursing at the U of U offers 8-week meetings at little cost or with scholarship help.
http://nursing.utah.edu/practice/caringconnections/index.html

Depression in Children and Adolescents with a Chronic Disease – helping youth deal with both issues. http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/depression_in_children_adolescents_chronic_disease

Young caregivers – source of
resources.
www.youngcarers.net/

TRANSITION

Transition Information – Especially through the school gradespan. Look for Transition Issues on the Medical Home Portal – For Parents & Families tab.
www.medicalhomeportal.org/living-with-child

SSA Online – The worksite – Youth with Disabilities
This section of the Work Site dedicated to youth with disabilities. Information in this section is helpful to youth with disabilities, their parents and families, teachers, and counselors.
http://www.youthhood.org/index.asp

Adolescent Health Transition Project
A resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, physical or developmental disabilities.
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr/index.html

TelAbility – Enhancing the lives of children with disabilities.
www.telability.org

The Youthhood
Helping youth prepare for adulthood: from finding a job, to finding an apartment to deciding about college.
www.youthhood.org/youthhood/index.asp

National Transition Network – Institute on Community Integration

http://ici2.umn.edu/ntn/default.html

Casey Life Skills
Free domain lifeskills assessment tools for youth and young people in prepration for adulthood. This website also provides customized learning plans that could be part of Educational or living enviroment plans.
http://www.CaseyLifeSkills.org

HRTW
www.hrtw.org/ (health and readiness to work—an excellent transition resource for kids becoming young adults)

Kids Health for Teens
www.kidshealth.org/teen/

Youth Leadership: 
http://blt.cpd.usu.edu/index.html (access tool kit for youth and young adults)

OTHER LINKS

Medical Home Portal
Information, tools and resources for primary care physicians to Enhance their Ability to Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs and to provide a Medical Home for all their Patients Check out Medical Home Newsletters on various subjects including Obesity, Summer Activities etc.
www.medicalhomeportal.org/resources/newsletters-and-conference-calls

Behavior Management – ABA and Functional Analysis.
www.behavior.org/
Functional Behavior Assessment
www.schoolbehavior.com

Cognitive Therapy
www.beckinstitute.org/