Info About Kids – This website was developed by leaders of seven division of the American Psychological Association (APA) with the goal of increasing “public access to quality information on children and families”. The information on this website is geared toward parents, educators and behavioral health specialists and covers common parenting concerns. Resources that are uploaded to this website have been screened by psychologists.
Effective Child Therapy: Evidence-based Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents – This website was created by the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, which is one of the divisions of the American Psychological Association. On this website, parents can find information on the symptoms of and treatments for various behavioral and mental health problems in children and adolescents. According to Dr. Mitch Prinstein, this website “aims to teach parents about evidence-based practice and provide them with a constantly updated list of treatments that have been demonstrated to work for specific disorders in childhood and adolescence”.
Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing – A free online parenting course which was developed by Dr. Alan E. Kazdin, a former President of the American Psychological Association. Twenty videos which are offered as part of this course. This course covers parenting techniques that address problem behaviors at home and school.
Developing Resilience – Tips for Parents – This website was developed by the American Psychological Association and it provides parents with tips on how to increase resiliency in children and adolescents who are facing adverse experiences.
Magination Press® Children’s Books – APA’s children’s book press which offers books for therapists, educators, parents and caregivers to help children dealing with various challenges. Some books are written for therapists to use in sessions with their clients and other books are written for children and parents to read together. There are books on the following subjects: ADHD and learning differences, adoption and foster care, ASD, bullying, depression, divorce and blended families, emotions, family issues, fears and anxieties, gender and sexuality, grief and loss, health and medical issues, LGBTQ+, life skills, mindfulness, resilience, school-related matters, self-esteem, teen self-help, therapy for children and families, and trauma.
Infants and Toddlers – General Information
Zero to Three – National center for infants, toddlers and families
Mind Your Mind is a space for youth and young adults (14-24) to find support when going through tough times.
Teen Mental Health – the website provides tools and resources for teens, their parents, and professionals who care about them, including resources about the teen brain, teen behaviour, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour (OCD), Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression, Brain Injury, and healthy sleep.
kidshelpphone.ca/Teens/InfoBooth – A website for teens to get information on various topics, such as bullying, violence and abuse, dating, emotional help (grief and loss, dealing with illness, self-esteem, alcohol and drugs, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, etc.), LGBTQ, family issues, First Nations and Inuit, jobs, school, physical health, etc.
Teens and Young Adults – Making the Transition to Post-Secondary Education
Transition Resource Guide – This guide is fully funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and it contains a wealth of resources for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and mental health disorders who are making the transition to post-secondary education.
www.ocdeducationstation.org A Resource for school Personnel – Examples of topics covered: OCD facts, Recognizing OCD at School, The Role of School Personnel – Help for Students Who Have OCD, Tools and Resources for School Personnel
Executive functions to the rescue – EFs 2 The Rescue was developed by educators Mara Berzins and Nicola Daykin in hopes of bringing to life the abstract concept of executive functions for students and fellow educators alike.
ldatschool.ca – LD@school is dedicated to serving the needs of Ontario’s educators. It provides educators with information, resources and research related to teaching students with learning disabilities.
Teachers Getway to special education – a good resource on teaching strategies for students with special needs. The teaching strategies and resources on this website have been organized along three main lines: (1) Student needs; (2) Formal exceptionalities determined by IPRC; and (3) Diagnosed medical/psychological conditions. Related definitions, characteristics and resources are included for each area.
www.caddra.ca – the Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance – information for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, parents of children with ADHD, and teachers and educators
Cerebral Palsy Guidance – Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Please note that the Financial Assistance page on this website is geared for American citizens.
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com – Cerebral Palsy Guide was created to provide information for families. Please note that the information on legal help on this website is geared for American citizen.