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Are you looking for a mental health organization in your area? Do you want to learn more about a specific issue on child development or mental health? Check out this list of mental health and parenting organizations. Please contact us with any suggestions or additions to this list.

General Mental Health and Parenting Resources

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Tel: (202) 966-7300
Fax: (202) 966-2891
www.aacap.org

The Academy represents over 6,700 child and adolescent psychiatrists who actively research, diagnose, and treat psychiatric disorders affecting children and adolescents and their families. It publishes Facts for Families, informational sheets on a variety of psychiatric disorders to help educate parents and families. It provides free referrals to child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide.

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Tel: (847) 228-5005
www.aap.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a member organization of 55,000 pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children
Child Welfare League of America
440 First Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001-2085
Tel: (202) 942-0295
www.cwla.org

This group's goals include advancing knowledge about mental health care issues facing children; improving the quality and standards of mental health services delivered to children; and promoting prevention. It disseminates information and has a range of publications for children .

American Council for Drug Education
164 West 74 Street
New York , NY 10023
(800) 488-DRUG
www.acde.org

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 907-7300
www.psych.org

This professional organization has more than 40,000 physician members who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illness as well as substance use disorders.

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
Tel: (202) 336-5500
www.apa.org

Consists of more than 155,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students who work to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. It promotes research, establishes and maintains standards of professional ethics and conduct, and disseminates information.

The Anti-Drug
www.theantidrug.com

Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health
Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Columbia University
Tel: (212) 543-6066
Fax: (212) 543-5260

The Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health has been established at Columbia University within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to tackle several pressing problems at the top of the nation's child mental health agenda. Principal among these is to help bring the research generated during the "Decade of the Brain" -- exciting discoveries and new knowledge about how the brain develops -- into actual practice.

Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
1350 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 466-3396
Fax: (202) 466-3467
http://www.healthinschools.org

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) was established to strengthen the well being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools. CHHCS is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center located at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Core support is provided by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Child, Adolescent and Family Branch
Division of Service System Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1035
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (240) 276-1887
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ChildrensCampaign

This government organization supports the development of accessible and appropriate home- and community-based mental health services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and for their families. It offers grants to groups working in the field of children's mental health, including family members. Its Knowledge Exchange Network provides information and resources on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for mental illness.

Child Welfare League of America
http://www.cwla.org/

See American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children above.

Connect for Kids
www.connectforkids.org

Drug Enforcement Administration
Information Services Section (CPI)
2401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22301
www.dea.gov

Alliance for Children and Families
11700 West Lake Park Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3099
Tel: (414) 359-1040
Fax: (414) 359-1074
http://www.alliance1.org

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1021 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
Tel: (703) 684-7710
www.ffcmh.org

This parent-run organization focuses on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders and their families. It provides information and engages in advocacy regarding research, prevention, early intervention, family support, education, transition services, and other services needed by children, youth, and their families.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Kids
500 C Street
SW Washington, D.C. 20472
Tel: (202) 566-1600
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

Hazelden Foundation
Tel: (800) 257-7810
www.hazelden.org

Information Resources and Inquiries
Branch Office of Scientific Information
National Institute of Mental Health
5600 Fidhers Lane,
Room 7C-02, MSC 8030
Bethesda, MD 20857
Tel: (301) 443-4513
www.nimh.nih.gov

The National Institute of Mental Health conducts and supports research that seeks to foster better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of mental illness. The Information Resources and Inquiries Branch responds to calls and requests for written materials about a variety of mental disorders, including anxiety disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism, depression, eating disorders, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia.

Internet Mental Health
www.mentalhealth.com

Lower Manhattan Public Information Campaign
http://www.lowermanhattan.info./health/mental.asp

Provides essential news and information about Lower Manhattan, including a comprehensive section on mental health resources. Led by the City of New York in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, New York State, and the Federal Government.

Mental Health America (f/k/a The National Mental Health Association)
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (703) 684-7722, Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968
www.nmha.org

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy, education, research and service. Mental Health America provides information and referral services on a variety of children's mental health issues such as promoting positive mental health for children, childhood depression and other mental health disorders, the children's health insurance program and prevention/ early intervention programs.

Mental Health Net
www.mentalhelp.net

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1015
Arlington, VA 22203-3754
Tel: (800) 950-NAMI or (703) 524-7600
www.nami.org

A grass-roots self-help group that offers support and advocacy to families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. It provides education about brain disorders, supports increased funding for research, and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, and rehabilitation. It also makes referrals to local NAMI affiliates.

The National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
Tel: (202) 408-8600
www.naswdc.org

This group promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. With more than 155,000 members, it seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and advocacy efforts.

National Center for Health Education
NCHE
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 463-4050
http://www.nche.org/

National Clearinghouse for Drug Abuse Information
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20857
Tel: (301) 443-6500
www.health.org

New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program
www.nycourts.gov/parented

The New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program of the New York State Office of Court Administration is an initiative of Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, and is chaired by the Hon. Evelyn Frazee.

The program is designed to offer parent education by certified providers to help separating or divorcing parents better understand the effects of their breakup on their children and to give them information and ideas about how to make the new family situation easier and more liveable for themselves and their children.

New York Times Syndicate/Your Health Daily
www.yourhealthdaily.com

NYU Child Study Center
One Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016
Tel: (212) 263-6622
www.AboutOurKids.org

The New York University Child Study Center is dedicated to increasing awareness of child mental health issues and improving the treatment of child psychiatric illnesses through scientific practice, research, and education Our key goals include: increasing the body of scientific knowledge about child mental illness: eliminating the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder; improving the practices of professionals serving children; and influencing child-related public policy.

NYU Children's Health
www.nyuchildrens.org

Children's Health at NYU Hospitals Center provides the latest information on NYU Hospitals Center pediatric services and programs, as well as pertinent information for both families and physicians.


Parents Together, Inc.
P.O. Box 4843
Greenwich, CT 06830

Parents Action for Children
http://www.parentsaction.org/
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 650
Washington, DC 20009
Phone (202) 238-4878
Fax (202) 986-2539

The Psychoanalytic Association of New York

This organization of psychoanalysts is a component society of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Its mission is to promulgate the profession of psychoanalysis, including increasing public awareness of the utility and efficacy of psychoanalytic therapies.

WebMD Diseases and Conditions
http://www.webmd.com/diseases_and_conditions/


General Education Resources

Center for Social and Emotional Education
1841 Broadway, Suite 713
New York, NY 10023
Tel: (212) 707-8799
Fax: (212) 957-6616
E-Mail: sel@csee.net
http://www.csee.net/

Education Update Online
276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1005
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 481-5519
Fax: (212) 481-3919
E-mail: ednews1@aol.com
http://www.educationupdate.com

National Association of Independent Schools

1620 L Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington DC, 20036-5695
Tel: (202) 973-9700
Fax: (202) 973-9790
http://www.nais.org

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 657-0270
http://www.nasponline.org


Anxiety Disorders

Academy of Cognitive Therapy
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Tel: (610) 664-1273
www.academyofct.org

This websites lists members of the Academy who have been certified as experts in cognitive therapy.

American Institute of Cognitive Therapy
136 East 57th Street, Suite 1101
New York, N.Y. 10022
Tel: (212) 308-2440
www.cognitivetherapynyc.com

Serving children, adolescents, and adults with the range of psychological and behavioral disorders, including clinicians on staff to treat eating disorders in youth.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (240) 485-1001
Fax: (240) 485-1035
www.adaa.org

Promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of people who suffer from them. It disseminates books, publications, and tapes, and provides listings of self-help/ support groups as well as referrals to treatment providers nationwide.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

305 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6008
Tel: (212) 647-1890
Fax: (212) 647-1865
www.abct.org

ABCT has a clinician referral service.

Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
648 Beacon Street, Sixth floor
Kenmore Square
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: (617) 353-9610
www.bu.edu/anxiety/

The Child Anxiety Network
www.childanxiety.net

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Kids
500 C Street
SW Washington, D.C. 20472
Tel: (202) 566-1600
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

Helping Children Handle Disaster-Related Anxiety
Community service of the Mental Health Association of NYC, Inc. in partnership with the NYC Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation & Alcoholism Services
Tel: 1-800-LIFENET(1-800-543-3638) or (212) 995-5824
Spanish assistance: (877) 298-3373
Asian languages: (877) 990-8585
http://www.mhaofnyc.org/

Medline Plus - Anxiety
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anxiety.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
676 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 401-2070
www.ocfoundation.org

Educates the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; provides assistance to individuals with OCD and to their family and friends; and supports research into the causes of OCD and effective treatments.

The Selective Mutism Group
www.selectivemutism.org

A division of the Childhood Anxiety Network

Temple University Child & Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Weiss Hall, Ground Level
13 Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel: (215) 204-7165
www.childanxiety.org


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785
Tel: (301) 306-7070
Fax: (301) 306-7090
www.chadd.org

Provides support and information to families with children with ADD and ADHD, and assists parents and others interested in starting support groups. It holds an annual conference and publishes both a magazine and quarterly newsletter. Includes Spanish language resources.

LD OnLine (Learning Disabilities)
2775 South Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
www.ldonline.org

A service of WETA, the public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. Includes information in Spanish.

Medline Plus - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/attentiondeficitdisorderwithhyperactivity.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes information in Spanish.

NAMI - The Nation's Voice on Mental Illness
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Tel: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
TDD: (703) 516-7227
www.nami.org
NAMI Beginnings , Summer 2003 - ADHD
http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Youth/Beginnings-Summer03.pdf

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
P.O. Box 543
Pottstown, PA 19464
Tel: (484) 945-2101
Fax: (610) 970-7520
www.add.org

National Resource Center on AD/HD
A program of CHADD
Tel: (800) 233-4050
www.help4adhd.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513 or toll-free (866) 615-NIMH (6464),
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov


Autistic, Asperger's and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Autism Information Center
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404) 639-3311
TTY: (404) 639-3312 (TTY)
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/ddautism.htm

Autism Research Institute
4182 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
Tel: (619) 281-7165
www.autism.com/ari

Conducts research on the causes of autism and on the methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. Research results are disseminated to parents and professionals worldwide through its quarterly newsletter.

Autism Speaks
2 Park Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 252-8584
Fax: (212) 252-8676
http://www.autismspeaks.org/index.php

Autism Speaks is dedicated to accelerating and funding biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increasing awareness of the nation's fastest growing developmental disorder; and to advocating for the needs of affected families.

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
Tel: (800) 328-8476
www.autism-society.org

The mission of this organization is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families so that they can be included as members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism. It publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and offers autism information packages.

Medline Plus - Asperger's Syndrome
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/aspergerssyndrome.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes information in Spanish.

Medline Plus - Autism
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/autism.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Includes information in Spanish.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Tel: (800) 370-2943
www.nichd.nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513, Toll-free: (866) 615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/autism-spectrum-disorders-pervasive-developmental-disorders/index.shtml

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Bethesda, MD USA 20892-2320
Tel: (800) 241-1044
TTY: (800) 241-1055
www.nidcd.nih.gov

National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
55 Kenosia Avenue
PO Box 1968
Danbury, CT 06813-1968
Tel: (203) 744-0100
Voicemail: (800) 999-NORD (6673)
Fax: (203) 798-2291
www.rarediseases.org

Organization for Autism Research
2000 North 14th Street
Suite 480
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 243-9710
http://www.researchautism.org/


Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depressive Disorder)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
International Headquarters
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
Tel: (212) 363-3500, Toll-Free: (888) 333-AFSP
Fax: (212) 363-6237
http://www.afsp.org

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
1000 Skokie Blvd., Suite 570
Wilmette, IL 60091
Tel: (847) 256-8525
Email: cabf@bpkids.org
www.bpkids.org

The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation provides information and support to families of children with bipolar disorder and related conditions.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224 USA
Tel: (800) 826-3632
Fax: (312) 642-7243
www.dbsalliance.org

This organization's mission is to educate patients, families, professionals, and the public about the nature of major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder/ manic depressive illness. It works to foster self-help for patients and their families, eliminate discrimination and stigma, improve access to care, and advocate for research. It publishes a newsletter and holds a conference annually.

Medline Plus - Bipolar Disorder
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bipolardisorder.html
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Tel: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
TDD: (703) 516-7227
Member Services: (800) 950-NAMI
www.nami.org
Facts About Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513, Toll-free: (866) 615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Disorder: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health



Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Tel: (800) 274-2237, Local: (913) 906-6000
www.aafp.org
In Pursuit of Perfection: A Primary Care Physician's Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Butler Hospital Body Image Program
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Tel: (401) 455-6200
www.butler.org/body.cfm?id=123

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
676 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 401-2070
www.ocfoundation.org


Conduct Disorder

Child, Adolescent and Family Branch
Division of Service System Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1035
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (240) 276-1887
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ChildrensCampaign

This government organization supports the development of accessible and appropriate home- and community-based mental health services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and for their families. It offers grants to groups working in the field of children's mental health, including family members. Its Knowledge Exchange Network provides information and resources on prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for mental illness

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Tel: (202) 966-7300
Fax: (202) 966-2891
www.aacap.org
Conduct Disorder
Children With Oppositional Defiant Disorder

ConductDisorders.com - Site set up by parents of challenging children

National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (703) 684-7722, Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968
www.nmha.org
Conduct Disorder fact sheet


Depressive Disorders

Suicide Information and Education Centre
Suite 320, 1202 Centre Street S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 5A5
Canada
Tel: (403) 245-3900
Fax: (403) 245-0299
http://www.suicideinfo.ca

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, New York 10005
Tel: (212) 363-3500, Toll free: (888) 333-AFSP
Fax: (212) 363-6237
www.afsp.org

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 907-7300
www.psych.org

Depressed Anonymous
PO Box 17414
Louisville, KY 40217
Tel: (502) 569-1989
www.depressedanon.com

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
2330 West Joppa Rd., Suite 100
Lutherville, MD 21093
Tel: (410) 583-2919
Fax: (410) 583-2964
www.drada.org

Medline Plus - Depression
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513, Toll-free: (866) 615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
Depression - Children and Adolescents

National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (703) 684-7722, Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968
www.nmha.org
Depression and Children

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
National Mental Health Information Center
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Tel: (800) 789-2647, TDD: (866) 889-2647, International: (301) 443-9006
Fax: (301) 984-8796
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov
Childhood Depression


Eating Disorders

Academy for Eating Disorders
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Tel: (703) 556-9222
Fax: (703) 556-8729
http://www.aedweb.org/

American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Tel: (913) 906-6000, Toll-free: (800) 274-2237
www.aafp.org
In Pursuit of Perfection: A Primary Care Physician's Guide to Body Dysmorphic Disorder

American Institute of Cognitive Therapy
136 East 57th Street, Suite 1101
New York, N.Y. 10022
Tel: (212) 308-2440
http://cognitivetherapynyc.com

Serving children, adolescents, and adults with the range of psychological and behavioral disorders, including clinicians on staff to treat eating disorders in youth.

Butler Hospital Body Image Program
345 Blackstone Boulevard
Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Tel: (401) 455-6200
www.butler.org/body.cfm?id=123

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
P.O. Box 7
Highland Park, IL 60035
Tel: (847) 831-3438
www.anad.org

Provides counsel and information to individuals with eating disorders, and to their families and health professionals. Its services include a hotline, national referrals to therapists, and assistance with the formation of support groups. It publishes a newsletter and organizes conferences, seminars, and lectures.

National Eating Disorders Association
603 Stewart Street, Suite 803
Seattle, WA 98101-1264
Ph. (206) 382-3587
Fax (206) 829-8501
Toll-Free Information & Referral Helpline 1-800-931-2237
www.NationalEatingDisorders.org
info@nationaleatingdisorders.org

The National Eating Disorders Association is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders, eliminate body dissatisfaction, and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image, eating and weight issues.

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
676 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 401-2070
www.ocfoundation.org


Encopresis

American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Tel: (913) 906-6000, Toll free: (800) 274-2237
www.aafp.org
Encopresis on Familydoctor.org

Medline Plus - Toilet Training and Bedwetting
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toilettrainingandbedwetting.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health


Enuresis

American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Tel: (913) 906-6000, Toll free: (800) 274-2237
www.aafp.org
Encopresis on Familydoctor.org

Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (ERIC)
34 Old School House
Britannia Rd
Kingswood
Bristol BS15 8DB
United Kingdom
Tel: 0117 960 3060
www.eric.org.uk

Medline Plus - Toilet Training and Bedwetting
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/toilettrainingandbedwetting.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd St., Suite 1100
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 889-2210, Toll free: (800) 622-9010
Fax: (212) 689-9261
www.kidney.org


Learning Disorders

College-Scholarships.com
www.college-scholarships.com/learning_disabilities.htm

This website provides information on colleges and universities that offer scholarships for students with learning disabilities.

The International Dyslexia Association
Chester Building, Suite 382
8600 LaSalle Road
Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
Tel: (410) 296-0232, Toll-free: (800) ABCD123
www.interdys.org

Furnishes information and referral services to children with dyslexia and to their families regarding diagnosis and tutoring, schools, effective teaching methods, recent research, and assistive technologies. It conducts conferences, seminars, and support groups.

Learning Disabilities Association of America
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Tel: (412) 341-1515
www.ldaamerica.us

Offers parents access to support groups and educational meetings; works directly with the schools to better serve children with learning disabilities; and teaches parents how to advocate on behalf of their children. Members receive Newsbriefs, its national newsletter, published six times a year.

Medline Plus - Learning Disorders
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/learningdisorders.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

National Center for Learning Disabilities
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 545-7510, Toll-free: (888) 575-7373
www.ncld.org

Provides information on learning disabilities and resources, including local referrals to schools, clinics, camps, colleges, and parent-support groups. It offers outreach and education through seminars, a magazine, newsletters, and a video kit. Every Child is Learning is a program to help preschool teachers and parents recognize warning signs of learning disabilities.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive
MSC 2425, Building 31, Room 2A32
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
Tel: (800) 370-2943
www.nichd.nih.gov

This federal government agency conducts and supports research to maintain the health of children, adults, families, and populations. It has a program to investigate learning disorders and a publication on reading disability entitled Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading.

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association
2446 Albany Avenue
West Hartford , CT 06117
Tel: (800) 570-0217
www.nlda.org

NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (800) 352-9424
TTY: (301) 468-5981
www.ninds.nih.gov
Learning Disabilities Information Page


Mental Retardation

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 846
Washington, D.C. 20001-1512
Tel: (202) 387-1968 or (800) 424-3688
Fax: (202) 387-2193
www.aamr.org

MedlinePlus - Developmental Disabilities
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/developmentaldisabilities.html

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404) 639-3311 or (800) 311-3435
TTY: (404) 639-3312
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/
Mental Retardation

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
Tel: (800) 695-0285
Fax: (202) 884-8441
www.nichcy.org


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Academy of Cognitive Therapy
One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-1610
Tel: (610) 664-1273
Fax: (610) 664-5137
www.academyofct.org

This websites lists members of the Academy who have been certified as experts in cognitive therapy.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (240) 485-1001
Fax: (240) 485-1035
www.adaa.org

Promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of people who suffer from them. It disseminates books, publications, and tapes, and provides listings of self-help/ support groups as well as referrals to treatment providers nationwide.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
305 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 647-1890
Fax: (212) 647-1865
www.aabt.org

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
676 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tel: (203) 401-2070
www.ocfoundation.org

Educates the public and professional communities about OCD and related disorders; provides assistance to individuals with OCD and to their family and friends; and supports research into the causes of OCD and effective treatments. It organizes support groups and makes professional referrals nationwide. It publishes a bimonthly newsletter for families (The OCD Newsletter), a semiannual newsletter for and by kids (Kidscope), and a videotape called "The Touching Tree," which describes OCD to children.

Medline Plus - Obessive-Compulsive Disorder
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obsessivecompulsivedisorder.html

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513, Toll-free: (866) 615-NIMH (6464)
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Tel: (202) 966-7300
Fax: (202) 966-2891
www.aacap.org
Disaster Resource Center

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901Tel: (703) 907-7300
www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
Tel: (800) 374-2721
TTY: (202) 336-6123
www.apa.org

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (240) 485-1001
Fax: (240) 485-1035
www.adaa.org

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Kids
500 C Street
SW Washington, D.C. 20472
Tel: (202) 566-1600
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

Child, Adolescent and Family Branch
Division of Service System Improvement
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 6-1035
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: (240) 276-1887
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/ChildrensCampaign

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
215 N. Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05009
Tel: (802) 296-5132
www.ncptsd.org
PTSD in Children and Adolescents

Sidran Foundation
200 E. Joppa Road, Suite 207
Towson, MD 21286
Tel: (410) 825-8888
www.sidran.org

This national nonprofit organization is devoted to education, advocacy, and research related to the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children, and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders. Sidran publishes books and educational materials, and provides resources and referrals to callers. It has developed education workshops on the psychological outcomes of severe childhood trauma for a variety of audiences, including adult survivors, their partners, caregivers of abused children, and non-clinical professionals.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
60 Revere Drive, Suite 500
Northbrook, IL 60062
Tel: (847) 480-9028
www.istss.org

Medline Plus - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/posttraumaticstressdisorder.html
PTSD in children and adolescents

National Center for Victims of Crime
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington , VA 22201
Tel: (703) 276-2880
www.ncvc.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513 or toll-free (866) 615-NIMH (6464),
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
1757 Park Road, NW
Washington , DC 20010
Tel: (202) 232-6682, Toll-free: (800) 879-6682
www.try-nova.org

Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville , MD 20850
Tel: (800) 627-6872
www.ncjrs.org


Psychosomatic Illness (Somatoform Disorder)

American Psychosomatic Society
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean , VA 22101-3906
Tel: (703) 556-9222
Fax: (703) 556-8729
www.psychosomatic.org

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
The Organization for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
5824 North Magnolia
Chicago , IL 60660
Tel: (773) 784-2025
Fax: (773) 784-1304
www.apm.org

National Electronic Library for Mental Health (NELMH)
The Mental Health Specialist Library of the NeLH, from Great Britain 's National Health Service (NHS)
www.nelmh.org
Unexplained Somatic Complaints

American Academy of Family Physicians
11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
Leawood, KS 66211-2672
Tel: (800) 274-2237, Local: (913) 906-6000
www.aafp.org
Somatoform Disorder: What It Is and How to Cope

Medline Plus Medline Plus - Somatoform pain disorder
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000922.htm


Reactive Attachment Disorder

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20016-3007
Tel: (202) 966-7300
Fax: (202) 966-2891
www.aacap.org
Reactive Attachment Disorder

Medline Plus - Reactive Attachment Disorder
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001547.htm


Schizophrenia

Medline Plus - Schizophrenia
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/schizophrenia.html

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, N.Y. 11021
Tel: (516) 829-0091
Fax: (516) 487-6930
http://www.narsad.org

This organization raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments, and prevention of brain disorders, primarily schizophrenia and depression. It provides information packages to patients and their families.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513 or toll-free (866) 615-NIMH (6464),
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov
Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: An Update from the National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Tel: (703) 684-7722, Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968
www.nmha.org
Mental Health Resource Center
Schizophrenia in Children

Schizophrenics Anonymous
403 Seymour Avenue
Suite 202
Lansing , Michigan 48933
Tel: (517) 485-7168, Toll-free: (800) 482-9534
Fax: (517) 485-7180
www.sanonymous.org

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders
124 Merton Street, Suite 507
Toronto, Ontario , M4S 2Z2
Canada
Tel: +1.416.961.2855
Fax: +1.416.961.1948
www.world-schizophrenia.org


Selective Mutism

The Selective Mutism Group
www.selectivemutism.org

Freedom from Fear
308 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Tel: (718) 351-1717
www.freedomfromfear.com

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: (301) 443-4513 or toll-free (866) 615-NIMH (6464),
Fax: (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov


Substance-Related Disorders

American Council for Drug Education
164 West 74 Street
New York , NY 10023
(800) 488-DRUG
www.acde.org

Alliance for Children and Families
11700 West Lake Park Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53224-3099
Tel: (414) 359-1040
Fax: (414) 359-1074
http://www.alliance1.org

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Mailstop: AXS
2401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria , VA 22301
Tel: (202) 307-1000
www.dea.gov

Hazelden Foundation
Tel: (800) 257-7810
www.hazelden.org

Join Together Online (JTO)
A project of the Boston University School of Public Health
One Appleton Street 4th floor
Boston, MA 02116-5223
Tel: (617) 437-1500
Fax: (617) 437-9394
www.jointogether.org

Medline Plus
Drug Abuse
Alcoholism

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
(part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-7003
www.niaaa.nih.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 8-1036
Rockville, MD 20857
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Tel: (301) 443-0001 Fax: (301) 443-1563
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Tel: (301) 443-0365 Fax: (301) 443-5447
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Tel: (301) 443-5700 Fax: (301) 443-8751
www.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
http://ncadi.samhsa.gov

www.druganswer.com


Tourettes's and Other Tic Disorders

Medline Plus - Tourette Syndrome
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tourettesyndrome.html

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
6001 Executive Boulevard Suite 3309
Bethesda, MD 20892- 9531
Tel: (800) 352-9424
www.ninds.nih.gov
Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
42-40 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361-2820
Tel: (800) 237-0717 or (718) 224-2999
http://www.tsa-usa.org

The members of this nonprofit organization include people with TS, their families and friends, and health care professionals interested in the field. The group funds research, provides services to patients and their families, and offers a variety of publications, including brochures, fact sheets, and a newsletter.