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Child Mental Health Links for Parents

Information for parents on the most common development, learning, and mental health issues that are treated at the Center for Child Development and Mental Health at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal.

List of Topics
ADHD
ADHD Overview
Coexisting Disorders
ADHD Medication
Parenting the ADHD Child
Complementary Treatments
Anxiety
Anxiety Overview
Parenting the Anxious Child
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Depression
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Overview
Oppositional Defiant Disorders
Eating Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Parenting (General)
Substance Abuse and Addictions
Tourette Syndrome

List of Information Providers

Disclaimer


ADHD

ADHD Overview

 

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal
Attention Deficit Disorders: causes, symptoms and treatments

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Resource Center
Authoritative collection of links to information about ADHD from the world’s leading non-profit information source for children’s health

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA)
Facts for Families - Keyword (Alphabetical)

Fact PDFs on over 100 topics on health behavior and mental health
Children Who Can't Pay Attention/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Overview of causes, symptoms, and treatments of ADHD in children

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Coexisting Disorders

National Resource Center on ADHD – A Program of CHADD (USA)
ADHD and Coexisting Disorders
What We Know series
Describes other disorders that children with ADHD may exhibit

 

ADHD Medication

 

 

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Medications for ADHD
Includes a list of questions to ask your health care provider
Stimulant Medications for ADHD
Overview of types and effects of stimulants used to treat ADHD
Drugs and Medication
general – alphabetically

 

Mayo Clinic (USA)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children – Treatment and drugs
Brief overview of ADHD treatments including medication,  counseling and therapy in USA

Parenting the ADHD Child

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal
Attention Deficit Disorders: everyday skills

Practical suggestions for helping children and adults with ADHD cope with everyday tasks and social situations
 




 

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto ADHD and the Family
Navigate also to information on Coping with ADHD as a family,  Siblings and ADHD, Sharing responsibilities of ADHD, Parents Who Have ADHD
Behaviour Management Therapies
Strategies for managing children’s behavior for success: rules, routines, prompts and consequences
Communication and Positive Attention

Complementary Treatments
AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Mayo Clinic (USA)
Alternative medicine
National Resource Center on ADHD - A Program of CHADD (USA)
Complementary and Other Interventions

ANXIETY
Anxiety Overview

Montreal Children’s Hospital
Children and Anxiety

Describes both normal childhood anxieties and anxiety disorders, how parents can help, and when to seek professional help

 

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
Childhood Anxiety

Distinguishes between normal anxiety and anxiety disorders affecting children

 

Parenting the Anxious Child

HeretoHelp – from the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information (BC)
Helping Anxious Children
KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Childhood Stress
Sources of stress, signs and symptoms and how to cope

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Autism Society of Canada
What are Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Overview of terms and definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Treatment and Education Overview


DEPRESSION

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Depression
Information for parents about depression in children, including signs to watch for, risk factors, and when to seek help from a professional

 


DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

Overview

Mental Health Canada
Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorder

Conduct Disorders
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA)        

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 EATING DISORDERS

Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal 
Eating Disorders: causes and symptoms


Eating Disorders: treatments

Eating Disorders: advice for the family
KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Eating Disorders
Information for parents on eating disorders affecting children and adolescents. Includes types of eating disorders and how to recognize when your child has a problem
National Eating Disorder Association (USA)
NEDA Parent Toolkit

Addresses common concerns that parents and family members of a person with an eating disorder may have, and offers suggestions on how to help

LEARNING DISABILITIES

 
 Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

  
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families (USA)

Learning Disabilities 

Overview of learning disabilities, including signs to watch for and treatments

Learning Disabilities at a Glance
Describes the symptoms, possible causes, and forms of help for children and adults with learning disabilities
Understanding Learning Disabilities
For advanced readers seeking a more in-depth view of different types of learning disabilities, current policies, and recommended treatments 

 

 

OPPOSITIONAL DEFIANT DISORDERS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Facts for Families Series (USA)
Children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Behaviour Problems in Children and Adolescents
Center of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder

Mayo Clinic (USA)
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)



PARENTING  (GENERAL)

Canadian Paediatric Society -Caring for Kids
When Your Child Misbehaves: Tips for Positive Discipline

Ideas for parents on how to deal with misbehavior, encourage positive behavior, and cope with temper tantrums

 



 

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Communication and Positive Attention
For parents of children with ADHD
Anger Management
Discusses the importance of learning to express and manage anger in a healthy way, and gives advice for parents on helping their children deal with anger
Bullying
Describes types and signs of bullying, and offers tips for parents on how to prevent and deal with bullying, whether their child is being bullied or bullying other children
KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Nine Steps to More Effective Parenting

Tips on discipline, modeling good behavior, creating a positive home atmosphere, and other aspects of parenting
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program
Parenting Tips

Helpful suggestions for parents to cope with common issues, including Top 10 Tips


SUBSTANCE USE AND ADDICTIONS

 

AboutKidsHealth - at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Substance Abuse
Information on substance abuse for parents, including substances that may be abused, signs, risk factors, prevention, and what to do if your child is abusing substances

 

 

KidsHealth from The Nemours Foundation (USA)
Talking to Your Child About Drugs

Suggestions about how to talk to your child about substance about at different ages and stages
Substance Abuse
Information for parents about substance abuse in children. Includes signs that a child may be abusing substances, prevention, and when to seek professional help



TOURETTE SYNDROME 

Association Québécoise du Syndrome de la Tourette
Le syndrome en un clin d'oeil (French only)
Overview of causes, symptoms, and treatments of Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
What is Tourette Syndrome?

Brief explanation of Tourette Syndrome, including symptoms, types, treatments and therapies, and a brief history

 

List of Information Providers
AboutKidsHealth
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada
Association Québécoise du Syndrome de la Tourette
Autism Society of Canada
Canadian Paediatric Society
Center of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
HeretoHelp
KidsHealth
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
Mayo Clinic
Mental health Canada
Montreal Children’s Hospital
National Eating Disorder Association
National Resource Center on ADHD
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
Triple P – Positive Parenting Program


Disclaimer

This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other health care professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your health care professional.



Last updated February 24 2013