Listed below are several websites that you may find helpful. Check back occasionally, as this page will be updated!
American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children
A website published by the American Academy of Pediatrics focusing on childhood development from birth through adolescence. Selected topics include: common medical concerns, nutrition, fitness, school, breastfeeding, sleep, safety, emotional wellness, and tooth care. Register with the site and you can receive regular newsletters and customize the information you receive based on interest areas you specify when you register. A bookstore features recommended titles. Check out the News tab to read about the latest research and recommendations in pediatrics.
Zero to Three
A website published by the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. The focus is on children ages birth to three years. Resources for professionals and parents on a variety of topics including public policy, brain development, mental health, language development, temperament, and others. Downloadable handouts for quick reference on stages of development and associated tips. Webinar videos and a new parenting podcast series available.
Fussy Baby Network
Supported by the Erikson Institute, this website provides information on babies having difficulties with excessive crying and problems with sleeping and feeding. The “warmline” is available to the public for consultation. There are fussy Baby Network Partners across the United States that provide training to organizations who work with children and families.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
This website is supported by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, focusing on providing information pertaining to anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD. Information pertaining to children and teens may be found under the “Living and Thriving” tab, listing the types of anxiety disorders children commonly experience, treatment recommendations, transitioning to college, tips for parenting, and inspirational personal stories. The website also provides ideas for treatment, including tested and rated apps and an impressive list of self-help books.
Trichotillomania Learning Center
Supported by the Trichotillomania Learning Center, this website provides information on hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and other body-focused repetitive behaviors. Information on these conditions can be found by following the “About Hair Pulling & Skin Picking” tab. The website also provides information on treatments, providers, and other resources, including fidget toys.
Tourette Association of America
The Tourette Association of American supports this website, providing extensive information on the organization, the definition and prevalence of Tourette Syndrome (in 5 languages), the latest research, finding support groups in your area, treatment options, and conferences and continuing education. From the home page, click on “Children & Teens,” “Parent,” and “Adults” to find specific information for these groups. A free newsletter published by and for children, That Darn Tic, is available for free! The association also provides resources on educating classmates and bullying prevention.
American Psychological Association
The official website of the American Psychological Association covers a broad range of topics for all ages. Go to “Psychology Topics” and click on “Children” to read about issues relevant to children and adolescent mental health.