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Trusted Websites and Apps

1N5
1N5 lists resources to help faculty and staff, students and parents.  The website lists social emotional resources and programs, suicide-prevention programs, and information about brain health conditions.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP provides consumer-friendly definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, clinical resources, expert videos, and abstracts from the JAACAP, Scientific Proceedings and Facts for Families relevant to each disorder.

Center on Media and Child Health
This website is a product of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital.  It aims to help your child learn by turning school work into play, and features a free database on research and information about children and teens use of media.

Center for Young Women’s Health
CYWH works in collaboration between the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Boston’s Children’s Hospital to provide teen girls and young women carefully research health and educational resources.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
As a world renowned medical center and local partner with MindPeace, CCHMC is ranked number 3 among all Honor Roll hospitals in the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals. Located in Cincinnati, CCHMC provides comprehensive clinical services to patients, research-based education and training to professionals, and expansive pediatric research.

Healthy Children.org
A parenting website backed by 66,000 pediatricians is founded by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is available in both English and Spanish

KidsDoc
Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this app helps identify illnesses in children in 3 easy steps by selecting the most significant symptom, deciding a course of action, and following suggestions from a self-care guide to help. Available for purchase on Apple/Android devices.

Kids Health
The most-visited website for information about health, behavior, and development from birth through the teen years.

  • Anxiety:  This link helps parents identify what anxiety is, anxiety disorders, causes, signs& symptoms, treatment, and tools to help their child cope
  • Depression: This link helps parents, caregivers and teachers understand depression.

Mental Health America
A nationally recognized nonprofit promoting the impact that mental health has on one’s overall health by providing ample amounts of resources.

MindShift
MindShift is a free app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety.  It includes strategies and tools to help tackle everyday anxiety.

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
A professional association that represents more than 25,000 school psychologists, graduate students, and related professionals.  NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.

NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness focusing on education, advocacy, and support.

SAHM THRIVE
Developed by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM), this app empowers parents to discuss with their teen or young adult about important health topics, and help manage their own health, including mental health. Available on Apple/Android devices for free.

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SAMHSA
An agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that focuses their efforts on substance abuse and mental illness reduction.

Young Men’s Health
Produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital

Toolkits

Toolkits for Engaging Families

Toolkits for Engaging Teachers

  • Supporting Minds
    Created as part of the Ontario government’s comprehensive mental health and addiction strategy for the province.  This guide helps educators to promote positivive mental health at school, identify students that may have brain health problems and connect students with appropriate services.  It includes information, common characteristics and classroom strategies for each condition.

Treatment Toolkits

Brain Health

What is Brain Health? Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health presents a Ted Talk on reframing the term “mental disorders” to start understanding them as “brain disorders” here.

Problem and Symptom Specific Resources
MindPeace Annual Education Luncheon

2017-2018 PowerPoint presentation [Download]

Including: Alternative Approaches to Student Discipline and the Implementation of a Mindfulness Room, Suicide Prevention Efforts, Mentorship Program, and a Brain Health Communication Study

Improving Coordination and Communication from Hospital to School for Youth following Hospitalization [Download]

2016-2017 PowerPoint presentation [Download]

Including:  Teacher Engagement, A Trauma Sensitive School, Effectiveness of Short-Term Manualized Treatment for Anxiety, Collaborating to Serve Undocumented and Uninsured Students, Creating a Culture of Resilience, Collaborative Care, Engaging Young People and their Families, and Vicarious Trauma

2015-2016 PowerPoint presentation [ Download »]

Including: Gender Responsiveness, Trauma Informed Care, Coffee & Chat Program, School Based Program Success, The Bully Project, Healthy Coping Strategies, and High Performing Communities

2014-2015 PowerPoint presentation [ Download » ]

Including: Integrating Mental Health in the School System, Mentoring Programs, Team Work and Engagement, Self Care, Counseling 1st and 2nd Generation Students, Play Therapy, Summer Programs, and Mindfulness Practices