Family support & research
Mental and emotional well being are part of a child's overall health – and something many parents and caregivers have concerns about at some point during a child's life. When these worries arise, it can be difficult to know if a child's mood or behavior is a normal part of growing up or if it's something more serious that may need professional attention. Even when a family feels certain that their child needs help, knowing how and where to find it can be confusing. We are here to help.
We know that raising a child with mental health needs can be challenging at times. In addition to support from families who have been there, the following family support resources may be helpful.
The following topics can help you better understand child and adolescent mental health and the range of services and supports available to families in Central Virginia.
Signs of problems and disorders
When a child’s problems with mood or behavior begin to interfere with relationships or everyday life, it may be a sign of a mental health disorder. We’re here to help you find the signs, diagnose, and treat them.
Understanding evaluation and treatment
It is helpful for families to understand what goes into evaluating and treating a child for a mental health disorder. Learn about mental health evaluations and what kinds of treatments are available for your child.
Contact the resource center
For more information, contact the Resource Center at (804) 828-9897.
Virginia Family Network
Family Advocacy Creating Education and Services (FACES)
Medical Home Plus
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
NAMI Child and Adolescent Action Center/For Parents, Caregivers & Youth
Recursos en Espanol
Aqui le proveemos una lista de paginas en espanol con una variedad de recursos sobre la salud mental.
NYU Child Study Center
Informacion para familias en espanol
National Institute of Mental Health
Publicaciones en Espanol
Mental Health America
Various temas en espanol
American Psychological Association
Centro de Apoyo de APA en Espanol