Problem And Symptom Specific Resources

Problem And Symptom Specific Resources2018-09-23T16:29:22+00:00
Anxiety
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/ParentsAnxiety DisordersThis link helps parents identify what anxiety is, anxiety disorders, causes, signs & symptoms, treatment, and tools to help their child cope.Article
AllAnxiety DisordersNAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) lists an overview of these conditions, treatment options, supportive opportunities, and discussion forums.Article
Families/ParentsAnxiety Resource CenterThe American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers numerous online resources about anxiety.Varies - Articles, videos
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsBehavioral Treatment for Kids With AnxietyDr. Jerry Bubrick from the Child Mind Institute offers further explanations and behavioral treatment options for kids with anxiety.Article
Families/ParentsHelping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide For ParentsWritten by Dr. Ronald Rapee and Dr. Ann Wignall, this book shares evidence-based techniques for parents/guardians helping a child with anxiety.Book
Teens and Young Adults with AnxietyMindShift AppDeveloped by the AnxietyBC with support from the BC Children's Hospital. This app is designed give daily strategies to tackle everyday anxiety.Mobile App
AllSAM (Self-help for Anxiety Management)Developed by the Computer Science and Creative Technologies and Psychology Departments in Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England Bristol. Users understand and manage their anxiety, learn and practice with interactive self-help techniques, and connect with other SAM users. Free for Apple and Android devices.Mobile App - Apple
Mobile App - Android
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsUnderstanding Anxiety in ChildrenAccording to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, "Dr. Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment." 14 minutesPodcast
Families/ParentsWhat to Do (and Not Do) When Children Are Anxious: How to respect feelings without empowering fearsDr. Clark Goldstein of the Child Mind Institute lists 10 ways to support children who may be anxious or have anxiety.Article
Families/Parents, Children ages 6-12What To Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming AnxietyThis book is written by Dr. Dawn Huebner, and is "an interactive self-help book designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsWorry Wise KidsThis website offers comprehensive, user-friendly information on the full range of anxiety disorders: how to identify symptoms, find effective treatments, and prevent anxiety from taking hold in a child.Website
Children 5-12Hey WarriorA book for kids about anxiety. Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does, and where the physical symptoms come from, is a powerful step in turning anxiety around.Children's Book
College Students and ParentsMastering College Stress and AnxietyA resource provided by Ohio University for help understanding and coping with the challenges of anxiety experienced.Website and Articles
ADHD
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/ParentsThe ADHD Parenting Handbook: Practical Advice for Parents from ParentsBy Collen Alexander-Roberts, this book shares "practical advice for parents from parents, and proven techniques for raising hyperactive children without losing your temper."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsCHADD The National Resource on ADHDThis website offers information on ADHD including a comprehensive understanding of ADHD from parents, educators, and patients' perspective, how to find support, and offers training events for parents and educators.Website
Families/ParentsADD/ADHD Parenting TipsA guide of parenting tips for those with children who have ADHD. It also discusses the impact of ADHD on the family, and provides other links to more resources and references.Article
Families/ParentsThe ADHD Workbook for Kids: Helping Children Gain Self Confidence, Social Skills, and Self Control (Instant Help)This workbook created by psychologist, Lawrence Shapiro, includes activities and techniques for children with ADHD that can help them with concentration, self-esteem, daily tasks, and other challenging aspects of the disorder.Workbook
Families/Parents w/ children ages 6-18Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Addition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for ParentsThis book offers medical-based information, treatments, encouragement, guidance, and tips for parents with children who have ADHD and an 8-step behavior management plan for ages 6-18 with ADHD.Book
Teachers of Elementary and Secondary Schools, and ParentsThe ADHD Handbook for SchoolsEffective Strategies for Identifying and Teaching Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderBook
Children ages 4-8Otto Learns about his Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHDThe book describes medication as part of a total treatment program including counseling, charts, and behavioral coping skills.Children's Book
Bipolar Disorder
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/ParentsThe Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder (Third Edition)Demitri Papolos and Janice Papolos thoroughly explain this condition, give tips on searching for effective treatments, and help parents navigate the right academic needs for their children.Book
AllBipolar CaregiversThis website explores the disorder in its entirety including different types of bipolar disorders, causes and triggers, treatments (medicinal and psychological), different kinds of support, and links to other helpful resources and organizations.Website
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsBipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood StormBy Rosalie Greenberg, this book is intended to give parents a new understanding of their child's condition, and hope to find the proper interventions.Book
AllBipolar ScreeningThis tool can help assess the possibility of having bipolar disorder but should not be used as a diagnostic instrument and it is encouraged to share results with a physician.Website
Children ages 4-11Brandon and the Bipolar Bear: A Story for Children With Bipolar Disorder (Revised Edition)A children's story to educate the readers about the condition and the hope that the character has to feel better. By Tracy Anglada and Jennifer Taylor.Book
AllFacing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide To Dealing With Bipolar DisorderBy Russ Federman, Ph.D. and J. Anderson Thomson, Jr., MD. This book "explains what bipolar disorder is and provides sound guidance for developing the necessary coping skills to manage its impact on your life."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsNew Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary SolutionsBy Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld. This "guidebook provides up-to-date treatments and compassionate guidance for anyone affected by bipolar disorder—from the recently diagnosed to...their families."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsRaising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar DisorderBy Mary A. Fristad and Jill S. Goldberg Arnold. "Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers [aras] from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsSurvival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder: Innovative Parenting and Counseling Techniques for Helping Children with Bipolar Disorder and the Conditions that May Occur with It"Full of practical help and support George Lynn discusses various case histories and how to cope as a parent, along with a guide to help the child learn strategies to live with Bipolar."Book
Families/Parents, Educators, Mental Health ProfessionalsThe Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do to Help Your Child and Your FamilyBy Dr. David J. Miklowitz and Dr. Elizabeth L. George. Symptoms of mania and depression, balances between treatments, being proactive to episodic behaviors, and working with school personnel are reviewed in this book.Book
Children ages 8-12Turbo Max: A Story for Siblings and Friends of Children with Bipolar DisorderBy Tracy Anglada and Deirdre Baxendale. This children's story is "a journey from confusion to understanding, from embarrassment to advocacy, from anger and guilt to acceptance." Intended for siblings and friends of children with bipolar disorderBook
TeensDepression and Bipolar Support AlliancePodcasts for Teens covers topics such as back to school and positive stories.Podcasts
Parents, Teens and EducatorsBalanced Mind Parent NetworkThe Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.Website
Depression
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/ParentsDepression and Teens: A Guide for ParentsYoung Men's Health offers an informative article on facts about depression in teens and other treatment options.Article
AllBlack Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not HurtingTerrie Williams shares her own experience with depression as a woman of color. She calls people with this condition to speak out and seek help to work towards healing and recovery.Book
Families/ParentsCoping With Depression In Young People – A Guide for Parents (Family Matters)By Carol Fitzpatrick and John Sharry, this books helps parents/guardians decipher behaviors that result from depression to help them understand the condition and identify ways they can help their child in their relationship and find the right help.Book
Families/Parents, TeachersDepressionKidsHealth helps parents, caregivers and teachers understand depression.Article
AnyDepression is a disease of civilizationThis free, 22 minute TED Talk has Dr. Stephen Ilardi explores the complexities of depressive illness to gain a more thorough understanding of how it has pervaded our society and outlines a 6-step program to beat depression without drugs.Video
AllHow Can You Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression FalloutThe authors, Anne Sheffield and Mike Wallace, share perspectives and coping strategies from loved ones affected by people living with depression.Book
Families/ParentsOvercoming Teen Depression: A Guide For Parents"In clear and accessible language, Dr. Miriam Kaufman explains what teen depression is, and how it can be overcome. She give parents a thorough overview with the most up-to-date medical knowledge, and includes many illustrative case histories."Book
StudentsWhen Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide For Depressed TeensBev Cobain and Elizabeth Verdick created this guide for teens to inform them of the causes, symptoms, and types of depression. There are also coping techniques, survival tips, and resources discussed.Book
Young AdultsYoung Adults' Experiences with DepressionIn a series of filmed interviews, thirty-eight young adults from across the United States discuss depression in their own words.Website
AllErika's Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent DepressionEducation, tools, and stories of hope to help empower teens who may have depression.Website
Divorce
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Parents of Children ages 6-17Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce: the Sandcastles WaySpecial and fun exercises to help you communicate and get closer to your child.Book
Parents of ChildrenStill a Family: A Guide to Good Parenting Through DivorceLays out the specific emotions and reactions parents can anticipate from children going through separation, divorce, and its aftermath.Book
ChildrenDinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing FamiliesHelps children understand what divorce means, why it happens, as well as the changing home.Children's Book
Parents of ChildrenDivorceCare for KidsGames, music, stories, video's, discussions, and support group listings for children ages 5-12.Website
Eating Disorders
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/Parents, EducatorsDisordered Eating in ChildrenDr. Stephanie Eken and Dr. David Jacobi are featured in a free, 16 minute podcast on the Anxiety and Depression Association of America website. They discuss disordered eating and the its relationship to anxiety.Podcast
AllNEDA Click-to-ChatThis "option is another way to speak with a live, trained Helpline volunteer, should you prefer instant messaging the Helpline instead of speaking to a volunteer over the phone." Can inquire about yourself or someone else.Online tool
AllNEDA Crisis Text LineFor crisis situations, text "NEDA" to 741741 to be connected with a trained volunteer at Crisis Text LineTexting Service - text "NEDA" to 741741
EducatorsNEDA Educator ToolkitA toolkit for educators or those who work closely with students in a school setting understand eating disorders and ways to support students who may be affected by this condition."Toolkit
AllNEDA HelplineCall the Helpline at (800) 931-2237 that is available M-R from 9am-9pm EST and F 9am-5pm EST. Messages can be left, and the representatives will call back.Helpline - Call (800) 931-2237
AllNEDA Media CenterThis webpage has a wealth of informational videos, webinars, and the Making Connections Magazine editions on various topics related to eating disorders.Website
Families/ParentsNEDA Parent ToolkitThe National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) developed a toolkit "for anyone who wants to understand more about how to support a family member or friend affected by an eating disorder..[Information on] signs, symptoms and medical consequences[,] treatment and levels of care[,]and questions to ask when choosing a treatment provider."Toolkit
AllOnline Screening for Eating DisordersNEDA offers this free, confidential, online screening to help the user recognize if they should seek professional help. Once completed, the user will have an opportunity to learn more and speak with a volunteer. This should NOT be used as an official diagnosis of an eating disorder.Screening tool
Grief and Loss
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
AllThe Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children and FamiliesThe Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

It provides support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
Website
AllSilent Grief: Living in the Wake of SuicideSilent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Author Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself - several members of his family have taken their own lives - and the book draws on his own experiences, as well as those of numerous other suicide survivors.Book
AllOn Grief and Grieving: Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of LossThis book combines practical wisdom, case studies, and the authors’ own experiences and spiritual insight to explain how the process of grieving helps us live with loss.Book
AllGood Grief: Healing Through the Shadow of LossA compassionate guide to the experience of loss as an essential growth process.Book
AllCompanions on a Journey: Grief SupportCompanions on a Journey Grief Support, Inc. (COJ) offers support to anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one.Website
AllChildren and Youth Grief NetworkA website dedicated to providing children and youth honest information and well-informed support when someone they care about is dying or has died.Website
Children and TeensStill Here with Me: Teenagers and Children on Losing a ParentWinner of the Young Minds Book Prize 2007 This book is a moving and thoughtful anthology of the experiences of thirty-one children and teenagers who have lost a parent. In their own words, children and young people of a variety of ages talk openly and honestly about losing their mother or fatherBook
Children, Teens, Parents/Families, and ProfessionalsFernside: Supporting Children and Families Through GriefFernside services compliment Hospice of Cincinnati's comprehensive bereavement program by addressing the unique needs of children.Website
Families of young childrenTalking About Death: Dialogue Between Parent and ChildThis book is a compassionate guide for adults and children to read together, featuring a read-along story and answers to questions children ask about death.Book
Families/ParentsSibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or BrotherSibling Grief is Dr. Gill White's validation of the emotional significance of sibling loss. She draws on both clinical experience and her own deeply personal experience, along with wisdom from hundreds of bereaved siblings, to explain the five healing tasks unique to sibling grief. White also describes the dream patterns of bereaved siblings, showing how healing is reflected in the dream state.Book
Parents/TeachersAfter a Loved One Dies: how children grieve and how parents and other adults can support them.Provides practical advice on how parents and other adults can support grieving children. Spanish, Chinese and Japanese versions also available.Booklet
SchoolsNational Center for School Crisis and BereavementHelps schools support students, staff, and families at times of crisis and loss.Website
TeensGrief Handbook for TeensA booklet designed specifically for teens to understand and work through their grief. Developed by Hospice of Santa Cruz County.Booklet
LGBTQ
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
YouthIt Gets Better ProjectVideos from celebrities and activists that communicate to LGBTQ youth that "it gets better."Website
YouthI'm From DriftwoodCompilation of stories which send a message to LGBTQ people everywhere: You are not alone.Website
Families/Parents & YouthHeartland Trans*Wellness GroupServes the trans*community, including transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, non-binary, and intersex youth. Includes resources, referrals and peer support.Website
Educators, Students, and ParentsGLSEN Greater CincinnatiA local chapter of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. It works to provide safe and respectful K-12 schools for all. Offering school support and weekly social groups.Website
Families/Parents/YouthPFLAG CincinnatiOffers support, educational events and advocacy activities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, families and friends.Website
ParentsAdvocates for YouthTen Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Child.Article
ParentsGender SpectrumParenting considerations for gender-nonconforming children.Article
Youth in CrisisThe Trevor ProjectTrained counselors available to support LGBTQ youth in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.Call (866) 488-7386 or visit the Website
Parents and ProvidersSafe and Supported: A Project of Lighthouse Youth ServicesA resource guide for parents and providers serving LGBTQ youth.Resource Guide
Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders/Dual Diagnosis
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
AllDual Diagnosis or Co-Occurring DisordersDual Recovery Anonymous provides a short and informative article on what a dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorder is.Article/Webpage
Mental Health ProfessionalsChild Welfare Training Toolkit: Helping Child Welfare Works Support Families with Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring DisordersThis toolkit was created by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of HHS, SAMHSA, and Administration for Children and Families. Six modules are included with educational materials for the targeted child welfare professionals.Toolkit
AllCo-Occurring Disorders Treatment GuideThe American Addiction Centers presents detailed information on this topic, such as definitions, treatment options, resources, and more.Article/Webpage
AllInject HopeThis Regional Collaborative in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana is addressing the heroin and opiate epidemic with educational prevention efforts and increasing the access to treatment services. Their website offers many informative resources, contacts for help, and ways to advocate and be involved in the efforts.Website
EducatorsKNOW! Teachable MomentsTeachers/educators can sign up to receive these educational tips, resources, and materials twice a month for FREE via email. This is part of the Start Talking! Ohio initiative and Drug Free Action Alliance.Listserv
Families/Parents, EducatorsPARENTS360 Rx"The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong."Toolkit, video
AllStart Talking!This is an initiative launched by Governor Kasich and First Lady Kasich to help parents/guardians, educators, and community leaders promote education on substance abuse and drugs with children and adolescents in Ohio. Various evidence-based tools available.Website
AllSubstance Use DisordersSAMHSA provides a list of factual information on the most common substance use disorders related to "alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, stimulants, hallucinogens, and opioids" in the U.S.Article
Families/ParentsTalking To Your Kids About Drugs - What Parents Need to KnowThis 2 minute video lists and explores 10 tips for parents when talking to their kids about drugs. This video was created as part of the Start Talking! Ohio initiative.Video
Adults working with Children affected by AlcoholismChildren of AlcoholicsThe information and resources in this guide have been compiled to help you raise awareness about family alcoholism
and its effect on children.
Toolkit
AllUnbroken BrainThe New York Times Bestseller by Maia Szalavitz, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy.Book
Trauma
Target AudienceTitle of ResourceBrief DescriptionResource Type/Link
Families/Parents, TeachersTreating Children with PTSDDr. Judith Cohen "discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments" through a free 14 minute podcast on the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.Podcast
AnyHow childhood trauma affects health across a lifetimeDr. Nadine Burke Harris explains in this free TED Talk how repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental illness or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. 16 minutes.Video
AllNational Child Traumatic Stress NetworkA website full of evidence-based and educational resources for various audiences that explores different types of trauma.Website
EducatorsTips and Tools for creating a trauma informed environmentDeveloped by the Children's Home of Cincinnati, this document lists tools and tips to creating a safe, supportive, and sensitive environment in the classroom.Article/document
Families/Parents, EducatorsTips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events: A Guide for Parents and EducatorsAs a collaboration between the US Department of Health and Human Services and SAMHSA, this document offers tips and resources for parents and educators to use in reaction to a traumatic event in a child's life.Article/document
AllTreating the core problem of childhood traumaLiz Mullinar discusses in this free TED Talk the issue and complexities of childhood trauma and how it could affect the onset of mental health illness later on in life. Mullinar also addresses the lack of dialogue and understanding of the long term affect childhood trauma can have on an individual. 9 minutes.Video
Schools or OrganizationsTrauma-Informed Approach and Trauma-Specific InterventionsSAMHSA's six key principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions address trauma’s consequences and facilitate healing.Website
EducatorsFostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive ClassroomWinner of the 2017 Association of American Publishers Golden Lamp Judges Award.

The authors are a mental health therapist and a veteran teacher that provide reliable strategies for the classroom. All chapters include questions and exercises to reflect on the ideas presented.
Book
Children ages 4-7A Terrible Thing HappenedAn illustrated story for children who have witnessed any kind of violent or traumatic episode. The book also provides suggestions for caregivers.Children's Book