Session Two: Caregiver Support

  1. Stress Management for Caregivers
    1. Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
    2. Getting the Sleep You Need: Sleep Stages, Sleep Tips, Sleeping Aids and Pills

Session Three: Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders in Children

  1. General Information
    1. Your Child’s Mental Health: 12 Questions Every Parent Should Ask
    2. Glossary of Terms: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    3. Child Mental Health Services in Delaware
    4. Pediatric Mental Illnesses Are Common, Urgent, And Treatable
  2. Bipolar Disorder
    1. Children’s Mental Health Facts: Bipolar Disorder
    2. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 800-826-3632
    3. Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation, 847-256-8525
  3. Anxiety Disorder
    1. The School Bully Can Take a Toll on Your Child’s Mental Health
    2. Children’s Mental Health Facts: Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders
    3. The National Child Trauma Stress Network
  4. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    1. Children’s Mental Health Facts
    2. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    3. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, CHADD 800-233-4050
  5. Conduct Disorder
    1. Children’s Mental Health Facts: Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorder
  6. Medication for Mental Health and Behavioral Disorders
    1. Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers

Session 4: Behavior Support / Parenting

  1. Caring for Your Child
  2. GIRL POWER! Is Good Mental Health
  3. Helping the Child Who is Expressing Anger
  4. How Families Can Help Children Cope with Fear and Anxiety
  5. The Myth of the Bad Kid
  6. Helping Your Children Navigate Their Teenage Years: A Guide for Parents
  7. Preparing Youth for Peer Pressure
  8. Your Child’s Mental Health: Building Self-Esteem in Children

Session 5: Negotiating Systems

  1. Delaware Department of Education
  2. Parent Information Center of Delaware
  3. Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children With Mental Health Needs
  4. Community resources in Delaware Mental Health Association of Delaware

Session 6: Problem Solving

  1. Employment Related Issues
    1. Q&A on caregivers’ rights under the Americans w/Disabilities Act
    2. Facts on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act
    3. Article on applying family-leave law to caring for special-needs kids

Additional Resources

  1. Services for Children, Youth and Their Families in Delaware
  2. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  3. American Psychiatric Association, 888-357-7924
  4. American Psychological Association, 800-964-2000
  5. The Arc of Delaware advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  6. Cultural Competence in serving children and adolescents with mental health problems
  7. Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities
  8. Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
  9. Autism Society of Delaware
  10. Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, 703-684-7710
  11. Knowledge Exchange Network, 800-789-2647
  12. National Institute of Mental Health, Children and Adolescents
  13. Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities since 1975
  14. The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed