American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (
The AACAP website contains a wide range of information on childhood and adolescent mental health and illness geared toward diff erent audiences, including educators and parents.

Parents and Teachers as Allies (
by Joyce Burland, Ph.D., National Director, NAMI Education, Training and Peer Support Center, Second Edition, 2003.

  • A useful guide that can help parents and teachers identify the key warning signs of early-onset mental illness among children and adolescents. It focuses on specific, age-related symptoms of mental illness in young people, which may differ from adult criteria for diagnosis.

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) (
The NIMH website contains up-to date and reliable information about a wide range of issues relating to mental health and illness across the lifespan.