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Clinical Resources

Below is a list of resources on a variety of topics that you may find helpful. Please note that these links are provided as a source of information only. CRP does not specifically endorse these websites nor does CRP monitor them for accuracy. Please use the information provided in these websites only as one of many potential sources of information on any given topic.

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Abuse Prevention and Victim Advocacy

Child Welfare Information Gateway - Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.

Childhelp
A site dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Includes a national child abuse hotline.

Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
A non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experience by the child victims of sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse
A focus on raising the awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults.

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP)
The statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the commonwealth of Kentucky whose mission is “to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.”

Love is Respect
A national dating abuse hotline.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
A non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States.”

National Domestic Violence Hotline
A national domestic violence hotline.

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
An organization focused on creating a comprehensive prevention program and increasing public awareness so that Kentucky’s children are free from harm and abuse.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

The Safer Society Foundation
Resources for preventing and treating sexual abuse.

Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention

Cyberbullying Research Center
Focuses on identifying the causes and consequences of cyberbullying.

Jed Foundation
A foundation whose mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students.

Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG)
The mission is to decrease suicide deaths and attempts in the Commonwealth through advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

Love is Louder
A project shared by the Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone.

Make a Difference for Kids
A non-profit organization promoting awareness and prevention of cyberbullying and suicide through education.

National Crime Prevention Council: Cyberbullying
A public advertising campaign aimed at preventing cyberbullying.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A focus on suicide prevention.

National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE)
Mission of organization is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide, and diminish its effects on children by empowering families and communities, and encouraging youth and young adults to educate others.

Stand for the Silent
An effort to change kids’ lives by bringing awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.

Stop Bullying Now
A federal government website focused on helping to understand, prevent, and respond to bullying

That’s Not Cool
A focus on helping teens resist cyber peer pressure.

Trevor Project
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Your Life Your Voice
Online support for teens and young adults facing life’s difficult challenges

Foster Youth Leadership/Involvement

Foster Care Alumni of America
An organization whose mission is to connect the alumni community and to transform policy and practice, ensuring opportunity for people in and from foster care.

Foster Club
Club to support and encourage foster kids.

True Up
An initiative to empower young people in foster care to gain the critical life skills they need to make a successful transition from a structured environment to self-sufficiency in our communities.

LGBT Youth Support

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The network “strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”

It Gets Better Project
Project “created to show young LGBT people the level of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach –if they can just get through their teen years.”

Trevor Project
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Loss and Grief Support

Compassionate Friends
Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

National Center for Grieving Children and Families (The Dougy Center)
Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Pregant and Parenting Teen Information and Support


ADHD

ADDitude: The happy, healthy lifestyle magazine for people with ADD
On-line magazine for persons with ADHD and their families.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
The nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families.

LD Online
Information on learning disabilities and ADHD.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
An association whose mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.

Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Focused site with information about therapies, medications, and resources for sufferers and professionals.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
An organization that helps people understand, recover from, and treat: traumatic stress (including PTSD); dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues, such as addictions, self-injury, and suicidality.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Fact Sheet
Basics of Autism and many links provided by the National Institute of Health.

Autism Society
A grassroots autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks
An Autism Science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism
Resources for improving Kentucky’s system of care for individuals on the autism spectrum.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disability (BPD) Central
Information and links focused on persons who care about someone with BPD, but also helpful for persons with BPD.

Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders

ConductDisorders.com
For parents who are struggling to help youth with a range of conduct problems

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders
Information on eating disorders.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
A non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders.

National Eating Disorder Association
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst fro prevention, cures, and access to quality care.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society
Condition specific information and helpful networks.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Center for Excellence
A federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center
Facts, resources, information, strategies for intervention (in English and Spanish) and training opportunities.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc.
An alternative paradigm for understanding behaviors.

Kentucky Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Center
Kentucky’s prevention enhancement site for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

Let’s Talk FASD
Free, downloadable guidebook that provides information, stories, examples, and resources for people seeking to support someone with brain differences caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.

Making a Difference: Working with Students Who Have FASD
Free, downloadable guidebook for educators but applies to anyone wanting to learn about working with a person living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Overview of information on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
Offers multiple resources for people and families living with FASD including the Circle of Hope: a mentoring network for birth mothers, a resource directory as well as multiple fact sheets and materials with tips for parents, caregivers, and teachers.

Mood Disorders

Balanced Mind Foundation
Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

Healthline- Bipolar Disorder
A comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Neurological, Medical, and Genetic Conditions

Brain Injury Association of America
An advocacy organization whose mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
A foundation whose mission is to provide support to individuals with CHARGE syndrome and their families; to gather, develop, maintain and distribute information about CHARGE syndrome; and to promote awareness and research regarding its identification, cause and management.

Epilepsy Foundation
A national voluntary health agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and their families.

Genetic.Org
Non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with one or more extra X and/or Y chromosomes and their families lead fuller and more productive lives.

National Down Syndrome Society
A national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

National Fragile X Foundation
Condition specific information and helpful networks.

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
A part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA
An organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome

United Cerebral Palsy
A non-profit whose mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.

Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia.com
A community-oriented website providing in-depth information, support and education related to schizophrenia and related disorders.

Sleep Disorders

National Sleep Foundation
An organization dedicated to improving sleep health and safety through education, public awareness, and advocacy.

Night Terror Resource Center
Information regarding night terrors, more adult oriented.

Substance Abuse/Addiction

Al-Anon/ Alateen
For children and youth with alcoholism in their family, available in English, Spanish and French.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information about the classic 12 step program and how to get involved.

Marijuana Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Institute whose charges include strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Nicotine Anonymous
12 step anti-smoking group.

Off the Wagon
The National Organization of Students Against Substance Abuse was founded by drunk driving victims with the objective of creating a drug and alcohol free environment for students and society as a whole, and to help people, get back on the wagon.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA)
A national administration whose mission is “to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.”

The Partnership at DrugFree.org
Advice for parents in the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery of their child’s drug and/or alcohol abuse.

Stuttering

National Association of Young People Who Stutter
Support and education to children and teens who stutter, their families, and clinicians.

National Stuttering Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals through support, education, advocacy, and research.

Child Welfare

Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children
Information on the comprehensive six-year plan to improve child well-being in Kentucky.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Kentucky)
Home to most of Kentucky's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
A powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families. Leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, and families.

Children’s Alliance
Information on the child welfare service delivery system in Kentucky and how this association of children and family service agencies of Kentucky is working to improve the lives of Kentucky’s children and families.

Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA)
Provides public education and advocacy.

Disability Resources

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
An organization committed to improve educational outcomes for all children with handicapping conditions.

Developmental Delay Resources (DDR)
Organization dedicated to meeting the needs of children with developmental delays in sensory, motor, language, social, and emotional areas.

Family Voices
Network that “aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special healthcare needs and/or disabilities.”

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Resource for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

Kids As Self Advocates
A national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth.

LD Resources
Provides information for people with learning disabilities and people who work with people with learning disabilities.

Pacer Center - Champions for Children with Disabilities
Resources for parents and primary caregivers of children with disabilities.

Special Olympics
A global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities.

TASH
Site to address the huge challenges faced by families and children when a child’s handicaps are severe.

Transition One Step
A resource for anyone going through, or helping someone with, a life change including people with disabilities who may have additional needs during times of transition.

Vocational Rehabilitation
Resource to assist Kentuckians with disabilities achieve suitable employment and independence.

Education Resources

BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
Focuses on “quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism.”

Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE)
Resource for “helping parents and advocates improve educational results for children with disabilities.”

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Information and resources for parents, teachers, and some for youth.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Operation Preparation
A joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development to provide an opportunity for effective advising and focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career.

Family Resources

Adoption.org
Source for adoption information.

Association for Library Service to Children
The world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.

Bonus Families
Positive approach to stepfamily issues.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Common Sense Media
A non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that provides trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Funology
Constructive fun web site for children.

National Center for Fathering
An organization that inspires and equips men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers, and father figures that children need.

National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC)
A clearinghouse of information, linking family science research on stepfamilies and best practices in work with couples and children in stepfamilies.

NetSmartz Workshop
A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that provides resources to help teach children to be safer on-and off line.

Parents with Disabilities Online
The internet’s one-stop resource for parents with disabilities.

SafeTeens
A place for teens and their parents to learn safe, civil and responsible use of the internet.

Shy Kids
Site for advice and interaction for shy kids.

True Love Waits
Sex education site supported by an ecumenical array of churches committed to abstinence for teens.

Health

Healthfinder
Information on a variety of health topics. Managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is a volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of birth defects surveillance, research and prevention under one umbrella by maintaining a national network of state and population-based birth defects programs.

RxList- The Internet Drug Index
Extensive list of drug by brand or generic name. Can access usage, cautions, side effects, and storage information.

Safe Sleep Kentucky
Safe Sleep Campaign is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the importance of Safe Sleep for babies and lower the number of SIDS-related deaths in Kentucky.

Smokefree
Information and resources on quitting smoking.

Human Rights

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission whose mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth through enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

Mental Health Advocacy and Support

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Resource for legal issues in mental health.

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
A resource for promoting and supporting children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances through collaboration at federal, state, and local levels.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH)
A national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.

Half of Us
An effort by mtvU and the Jed Foundation to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc.
Resource for assisting children and youth with mental health challenges.

MedlinePlus: Teen Mental Health
A service of the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health that “brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand.”

Mental Health America (MHA)
The nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Mental Health America of Kentucky
An organization whose mission is “to improve the accessibility and quality of mental health and substance use services through advocacy with local, state and federal policy-makers, education of the public, and promotion of research-based practices among providers”.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Trauma Headquarters
An online community and special needs resource.

Professional Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Their mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
The professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
An international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
A nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace.

Center for Sex Offender Management
A national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders.

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet)
Practical, research-based information from the nation’s leading universities.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
National accrediting organization with strong rehabilitation focus. Accredits organizations concerned with Adult Day Services, assisted living, behavioral health, medical rehabilitation, employment and community services.

Council on Accreditation (COA)
National accrediting organization with a strong child welfare focus. Promotes best-practice standards; champions quality services for children, youth and families; and advocates for the value of accreditation.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) International Association
A professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR.

Joint Commission
National accrediting organization for health care organizations and programs.

Multisystemic Therapy
Information on the use of MST.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Professional site includes practice standards, code of ethics, and professional development.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resource whose mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on conditions and research; publications available in Spanish.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Extensive information on a wide range of neurological, developmental and psychiatric disorders.