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Mental Illness (Children)

Access Nebraska

Select self-screening to see what programs you may want to consider applying for. Select the programs you want to apply for and submit the application online with an electonic signature.

ADHD by Dr. Marlene Snyder

An overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Includes a description of ADHD diagnosis treatment and parenting tips.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families

The American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families provides concise and up-to-date material on issues such as the depressed child teen suicide stepfamily problems and child sexual abuse.

Assistive Technology for All

AT4ALL is a free service from the Assistive Technology Partnership. AT4ALL has a variety of equipment available for all of your needs. Equipment available includes computers wheelchairs scooters walkers personal care items items for vision and hearing impairments hospital beds and adapted vehicles. At AT4ALL you can find equipment for loan for sale or for giveaway. You can also find equipment from local lending program to try out before you buy it.

Attachment Disorders by Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson provides an overview of Attachment disorders and how to treat them.

Autism Society of America

Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families through advocacy public awareness education and research related to autism.

Autism Society of Nebraska

The mission of the Nebraska Chapter of the Autism Society of America is to support and advocate for individuals with autism and their families through increasing education and awareness fundraising and facilitating community involvement for persons with autism spectrum disorders to achieve their potential by becoming a productive accepted and integral part of society.

Autism-PDD Resource Network

A guide to the key issues associated with Autism spectrum disorders.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nations leading legal advocate for the rights of people with mental disabilities for over 30 years.

Center for Health Health Care in Schools

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools CHHCS is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center located at The George Washington University established to explore ways to strengthen the well being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools.

The Center for Mental Health Services

The Center for Mental Health Services is a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services AdministrationU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site includes a section on children adolescent mental health with articles about identifying treating children with mental health issues as well as governmental initiatives aimed at improving childrens mental health.

CH.A.D.D. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders

CH.A.D.D. Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders is the nations leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and of those who care for them.

CHIRS Consumer Health Information Resource Service

Need information to guide decisions about your health or the health of a family member or friend The McGoogan Library of Medicine provides such information to Nebraska residents free of charge through their Consumer Health Information Resource Service CHIRS. A Health Sciences Librarian will research your condition and provide a tailored package of information that may include Journal Articles Book Chapters Pamphlets and Web Resources. CHIRS information is provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your health care provider for specific medical questions. To request health information contact CHIRS or email them at or contact your local public library.

Disability Resources Inc.

Disability Resources inc. is a nonprofit organization established to promote and improve awareness availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live learn love work and play independently. This site includes their award-winning newsletter Disability Resources Monthly.

The Division for Early Childhood DEC

The Division for Early Childhood DECof the Council for Exceptional Children is a non-profit membership organization designed for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs birth through age eight and their families. DEC also publishes the Journal of Early Intervention and a newsletter called The Communicator.

Family Village

Family Village - This comprehensive site integrates information resources and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities their families and those that provide them services and supports.

Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health

A National parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

The Assistive Technology Partnership hosts this housing listing and locator service that will provide easy access to information about housing opportunities throughout Nebraska. The service allows Nebraskans to locate available housing that best fits their needs either through the web site or 1-888-806-6287. Individuals will be able to easily search for housing using a wide variety of search criteria access other helpful websites as well as tools for renters including an affordability calculator a rental checklist and renter rights and responsibilities information - also provides information on supportive services throughout the State especially those services linked to housing needs.

Internet Mental Health

A free encyclopedia of mental health information designed by a Canadian psychiatrist Dr. Phillip Long to improve understanding diagnosis and treatment of mental illness throughout the world.

Mental Help Net

Mental Help Net is a guide to mental health psychology psychiatry online.

NAMI Nebraska

NAMI Nebraska is an affiliate of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. This page lists local affiliates and contact information for individuals and families coping with severe mental illness.

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the oldest and largest network of health and human service providers servicing over 10 million Hispanic consumers throughout the U.S. Since 1973 the organization has grown from a small coalition of visionary mental health providers to a large dynamic and strong group of organizations and individuals.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association ADDA

ADDAs site focuses more on adults with ADDADHD and their families and includes up-to-date information on research treatment family work and school.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice provides practical assistance to all persons interested in mental health and juvenile justice issues.

The National Health Information Center NHIC

The National Health Information Center NHIC is a health information referral service. NHIC puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities NICHCY

The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities NICHCY - This comprehensive site provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families educators and other professionals. They focus on children and youth birth to age 22. This NICHCY site and their publications are available in Spanish.

The National Resource Library

Provides a comprehensive sources of information related to youth with chronic or disabling conditions and their families.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

An international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder OCD and related disorders their families friends professionals and other concerned individuals.

Parent to Parent Network

Parent to Parent Network is a family-centered non-profit volunteer organization for families who reside within the 22 counties of Region IV in Northeast Nebraska. We promote the organization of support groups and facilitate them for families who have children with behavioral emotional or mental health disorders.

Project Relate

a public service campaign that strives to break down the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental illness and provide a clearinghouse of mental health resources across the state of Nebraska.

Research Training Center on Family Support Childrens Mental Health

The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based culturally competent family-centered services for families and their children who are or may be affected by mental emotional or behavioral disorders.

Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

This site offers information on Autism Aspergers Pervasive Developmental Disability PDD Retts Disorder and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

The Youth Law Center

The Youth Law Center is a non-profit public interest law office that works to protect abused and at-risk children.

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