CHILDREN'S BOOKS TO SUPPORT HEALTHY GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Social skills books for children are a useful tool to help teach social skills and tackle social-emotional issues. It is important to help children learn crucial social and emotional skills so they can become kind citizens and be equipped to cope with life’s challenges.
50 AAPI Anti-Racism and Mental Health Resources
The Asian Mental Health Project
Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.
Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest 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.
Autism Society of America
Big Life Journal
Big Life Journal creates engaging resources to help kids develop a resilient growth mindset so they can face life's challenges with confidence.
BIPOC/AAPI Mental Health Resources
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Group aimed at removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. They do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.
She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
Brown Girl Therapy
The California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project
Contains a series of free videos and print resources for parents, educators, and students, designed to promote children’s emotional health and help them thrive. These videos empower caregivers and educators to teach kids essential coping skills, including:
- Understanding Feelings
- Relaxation Skills
- Understanding Thoughts
- Managing Intense Emotions
The Center offers a wide selection of counseling services through its Behavioral Health Services Department. Services offered include individual, couple/family, and group counseling. Counseling services are available to the LGBTQ community including those struggling with same-gender/genderqueer relationship violence; transgender and nonbinary persons who need assistance with transition or exploring their gender identity; and for individuals, couples & families living with HIV/AIDS.
Child Mind Institute
The leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
HeartMath technology is an innovative approach to improving emotional wellbeing. Learn to change your heart rhythm pattern to create physiological coherence; a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our mind, emotions and body.
Help Me Grow
Connects children and their families to developmental services to enhance the development, behavior and learning of children birth through eight years.
HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences
Represents a paradigm shift in how we see and talk about the positive experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.
How to Navigate a Teen Emergency Room Visit for Mental Health
Joining Forces for Children
A collective of educators, health care professionals, community members and more who work to prevent and reverse the effects of child traumas such as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD.
Lives in the Balance and Dr. Greene’s Approach
Lives in the Balance is the non-profit organization founded by child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child and Lost at School, to advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers and to provide free, web-based resources to help people understand these kids in ways that are more compassionate and accurate and help them in ways that are more effective.
Love and Logic Parenting
Dedicated to making parenting and teaching fun and rewarding, instead of stressful and chaotic. Love and Logic provides practical tools and techniques that help adults achieve respectful, healthy relationships with their children.
Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Meditation is one of Nalanda Institute’s core offerings. They teach and practice meditation on its own along with other program offerings.
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
The most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country.
Our Mama Village
Online parenting courses and support to help you parent with confidence and build a happy, healthy home.
San Diego Fil-Am Therapist Directory
A resource directory developed in an effort to connect Filipino American (Fil-Am) therapists in San Diego, with the greater vision of improving access and decreasing the stigma of addressing mental health in our community.
Self-Compassion: Dr. Kristen Neff
Their teachings help people understand themselves and others to better navigate the social world, foster relationships, and improve their performance at school, at home, and at work. Their unique tools break down complex social concepts (like perspective taking) into understandable and doable parts that can be applied in any setting.
Suicide Prevention Resources
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
UCSD Center for Mindfulness
A multi-faceted program of professional training, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness and compassion into all aspects of society.
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