If you or someone you care about is experiencing a medical emergency CALL 911
Mental Health Crisis Lines
- McLeod County 320-587-5502
- Meeker County 800-992-1716
- Anoka County 763-755-3801
- Carver/Scott Counties 952-442-7601
- Dakota County 952-891-7171
- Washington County 651-777-5222
- Ramsey County, Adults 651-266-7900
- Ramsey County, Children 651-774-7000
- Hennepin County, Adults 612-596-1223
- Hennepin County, Children 612-348-2233
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Includes information related to children
- Association for Play Therapy
- Includes a therapist directory.
- CHADD, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Information, support, and advocacy for families and adult individuals impacted by ADHD.
- Mental Health Crisis Alliance
- Information about Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health.
- Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
- NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Education, Support, Advocacy for the mentally ill, their loved ones, and caretakers.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- Information on development and behavior, as well as educational resources.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Information and resources, including a section for parents and caregivers.
- Teaching Tolerance
- A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
- Zero to Three
- National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. The page on Behavior and Development is very informative.
Books For Parents
“How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Improve communication between parents and children, increase cooperation.
“Parenting the Hurt Child: Helping Adoptive Families Heal and Grow” by Gregory C. Keck and Regina M. Kupecky.
Helps adoptive parents understand how early trauma has impacted the adopted child. Practical suggestions for parenting adopted children.
“A Parent’s Guide to Understanding and Motivating Children” by Amy Lew, Ph.D. and Betty Lou Bettner, Ph.D.
A framework for helping children to develop resiliency.
“The Explosive Child” by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
Dr. Greene′s Collaborative Problem Solving model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes, and teaches children the skills they lack.