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Local, State & National Children's Mental Health Resources:
Local & State Children's Mental Health Resources:
Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health
Description: Maryland Coalition of Families for Children's Mental Health is dedicated to:
- Improving services for children with mental health needs and their families
- Building a network of information and support for families across Maryland.
Description: Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families while advancing community systems of care.
Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
Description: The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families oversees collaborative
efforts among different agencies who share a common goal — to improve the well-being of children, youth and
families in Montgomery County.
Description: Innovations Institute, a technical assistance, training and evaluation center for children, youth and
families in the state of Maryland, builds expertise that is innovative and transformative, so that every child, youth
and family can achieve wellness and sustainability while shaping their own care and the state of Maryland's future.
Description: Provides a wide variety of resources throughout Montgomery County.
Montgomery County Maryland Government Website
Description: Provides Government information, services and news about Montgomery County.
The Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children
Description: Nurturing the Development of Emotionally Healthy Children and Families. Located in Rockville.
The Parents' Place of Maryland
If you have a child with a disability, or if you want to help parents who do, you have come to the right place. Behind
this home page is a wealth of information and loads of support from people who care.
Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP)
1301 Piccard Drive, Suite 4100, Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-4357 24-hour crisis line
Description: VASAP can help if you become a victim of crime, including rape or sexual assault. The VASAP website
details services that are available to victims of crime, their family and significant others.
National Children's Mental Health Resources:
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
Description: Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental
health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to
maximize their potential.
National Wraparound Initiative
Description: As the History of Wraparound clearly illustrates, Wraparound originated as a philosophy and a grassroots
movement as much as a specific intervention. This unique nature of Wraparound has proven to be a source of both
strength and difficulty. Normally, an intervention is designed and tested by a single person or group. In contrast,
Wraparound practice and supporting policies have evolved through a process of ongoing innovation on the part of
families, trainers, and providers around the nation.
NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness
Description: NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and
friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder,
major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and
pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental
illnesses that affect the brain.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Description: The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
Through precedent-setting litigation and in the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and reserve
the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Bright Solutions for Dyslexia, LLC
Description: Sharing the latest research results with those who need to know.
The Infinite Mind
Description: Listen to archived shows on a variety of mental health and brain science subjects.
Description: SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction
treatment, and mental health services.
National Institute of Mental Health
Description: Research information on NIMH’s web site.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - Wrightslaw
Description: Information on NCLB from Wrightslaw.
Description: Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is many things to many people. We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health
information to millions of women, men, and young people.
RAINN - Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
Description: RAINN’s prevention and education efforts include working with the entertainment industry, the media, colleges and local communities to help raise awareness about issues related to sexual assault. RAINN offers a huge list of resources and information on issues' related to rape, abuse, incest, & sexual assault.