A growing list of resources for supporting child and adolescent wellbeing. We plan to add more Spanish language resources in the coming months.
Una lista creciente de recursos para apoyar el bienestar de los niños y adolescentes. Planeamos agregar más recursos en español en los próximos meses.
A gateway to a network of sites providing (1) scientifically sound information about child development and/or (2) information on evidence-based approaches to promote healthy development. Maintained by a consortium of child-focused organizations in the American Psychological Association.
A site designed to help parents access safe and quality child care services in their community that best suits their family’s needs, including local Head Start and Early Head Start centers. Maintained by the Office of Child Care and the Administration for Children and Families.
Pandemic Parenting began during 2020 as a collaboration between two psychologists, scholars, and moms who are committed to sharing their expertise and research with families. This site continues to provide free and accessible science-based resources to parents and caregivers.
A robust and growing list of articles, books, videos, and other resources for professionals and caregivers to approach issues of race and racism with kids in a developmentally and culturally sensitive way. Organized by the DREAM (Diverse, Racial, Ethnic, and Multicultural) Speical Interest Group of the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (APA Division 37).
Learn the Signs, Act Early
From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern. Includes the CDC's free Milestone Tracker app.
HGAPS Assessment Center
If you or your child/adolescent thinks they may be having challenges with emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, these free, confidential, online assessments can help you learn more. Although not a substitute for seeing a professional, you can get personalized symptom results and obtain resources to help you decide next steps.
Effective Child Therapy
It is common for children and adolescents to experience anxiety, depression, ADHD, disruptive behavior, traumatic stress, or other mental health concerns. This site provides guidance on what treatments are helpful for what problems, and how to find a good therapist.
ACT Raising Safe Kids
The ACT Raising Safe Kids Program, developed by the APA Violence Prevention Office, teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 10. Resources for parents include classes, handouts, factsheets, and videos, in English and Spanish.
A national family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities. Promotes partnership with families–including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve healthcare services and policies for children.
CDC Parent Information
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site offers an array of parenting and child development resources, covering pregnancy through late adolescence. Includes resources in English and Spanish.