Clinical Resources

Below is a list of resources on a variety of topics that you may find helpful. Please note that these links are provided as a source of information only. CRP does not specifically endorse these websites nor does CRP monitor them for accuracy. Please use the information provided in these websites only as one of many potential sources of information on any given topic.

 

Abuse Prevention and Victim Advocacy

Child Welfare Information Gateway - Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.

Childhelp
A site dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Includes a national child abuse hotline.

Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass
A non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experience by the child victims of sexual abuse.

Darkness to Light: End Child Sexual Abuse
A focus on raising the awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child sexual abuse by educating adults.

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP)
The statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the commonwealth of Kentucky whose mission is "to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization."

Love is Respect
A national dating abuse hotline.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
A non-profit organization whose mission is "to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the United States."

National Domestic Violence Hotline
A national domestic violence hotline.

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
An organization focused on creating a comprehensive prevention program and increasing public awareness so that Kentucky’s children are free from harm and abuse.

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.


Anti-Bullying and Suicide Prevention

Cyberbullying Research Center
Focuses on identifying the causes and consequences of cyberbullying and provides resources for educators, parents, and youth.

Jed Foundation
A foundation whose mission is to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults.

Kentucky Suicide Prevention Group (KSPG)
The mission is to decrease suicide deaths and attempts in the Commonwealth through advocacy, education, training and evaluation.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides free and confidential emotional support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day.

National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE)
The mission of organization is to prevent bullying, violence, and suicide, among families and communities through direct service, mentoring and prevention education.

Stand for the Silent
An effort to change kids’ lives by bringing awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes.

Stop Bullying Now
A federal government website focused on helping to understand, prevent, and respond to bullying

That’s Not Cool
A social hub for teenagers/young adults dedicated to connecting people who have gone through digital dating abuse to prevent, support, and educate others about its effects.

Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Your Life Your Voice
Online support for teens and young adults facing life’s difficult challenges

Foster Youth Leadership/Involvement

Foster Care Alumni of America
An organization whose mission is that all people in and from foster care are connected, empowered, and flourishing.

Foster Club
Club to support and encourage foster kids. The mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their peers.

True Up
An initiative to empower young people in foster care to gain the critical life skills they need to make a successful transition from a structured environment to self-sufficiency in our communities.


LGBT Youth Support

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The network "strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."

It Gets Better Project
Project "created to show young LGBT people the level of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach –if they can just get through their teen years."

Trevor Project
A national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.


Loss and Grief Support

Compassionate Friends
Provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

National Center for Grieving Children and Families (The Dougy Center)
Provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.


Pregnant and Parenting Teen Information and Support


ADHD

ADDitude: The happy, healthy lifestyle magazine for people with ADD
On-line magazine for persons with ADHD and their families.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
A national resource on ADHD that works to improve the lives of people affected by ADHD.

LD Online
The educators’ guide to learning disabilities and ADHD.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
An association whose mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.


Anxiety

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
An organization that helps people understand, recover from, and treat: traumatic stress (including PTSD); dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues, such as addictions, self-injury, and suicidality.


Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Fact Sheet
Basics of information about Autism and many links provided by the National Institute of Health.

Autism Society
A grassroots autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

Autism Speaks
An Autism Science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism
The mission is to unify and promote initiatives aimed at improving Kentucky’s system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.


Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disability (BPD) Central
Information and links focused on persons who care about someone with BPD, but also helpful for persons with BPD.


Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders



Eating Disorders

Mirror Mirror Eating Disorder Help
Information about, body image and getting help.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
A non-profit dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of eating disorders with information and recovery tools.

National Eating Disorder Association
Supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality care.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc.
Offers an understanding of FASD by using the neurobehavioral model to support the development and accommodations for all who suffer from different brain functions.

Making a Difference: Working with Students Who Have FASD
Free guidebook for educators but applies to anyone wanting to learn about working with a person living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
A focus on eliminating disability caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
Offers multiple resources to help raise awareness about the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy to prevent alcohol-related birth defects and to support individuals and families living with FASD.


Mood Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.



Neurological, Medical, and Genetic Conditions

Brain Injury Association of America
An advocacy organization whose mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, we bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation
A foundation whose mission is to provide support to lead and partner to improve the lives of people with CHARGE syndrome locally, nationally, and internationally through outreach, education, and research.

Epilepsy Foundation
A national voluntary health agency dedicated to the welfare of people with epilepsy and their families, providing community services, public education, federal and local advocacy, and funding research into new treatments and therapies.

Genetic.Org
Non-profit organization whose mission is to help individuals with one or more extra X and/or Y chromosomes and their families lead fuller and more productive lives.

National Down Syndrome Society
The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Fragile X Foundation
Assists and educates individuals and families living with Fragile X in all stages of life through outreach and support and through increasing public/professional awareness to influence public polity/funding for research to find a cure.

National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
A part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD)
A unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA
An organization of families and professionals working together to raise awareness, offer support, provide education and advocacy, and promote and fund research to enhance the quality of life of those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome

United Cerebral Palsy
A non-profit whose mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.


Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Schizophrenia.com
An internet community dedicated to providing high quality information, support and education to the family members, caregivers and individuals whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.


Sleep Disorders

Night Terror Resource Center
Information regarding night terrors, more adult oriented.


Substance Abuse/Addiction

Al-Anon/ Alateen
For anyone worried about someone with a drinking problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information about the classic 12 step program and how to get involved.

Marijuana Anonymous
A fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each other to solve their common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Institute whose charges include strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention and treatment and to inform policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Nicotine Anonymous
A non-profit 12-step fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives.

On the Wagon
Founded by victims of drug and alcohol abuse with the objective of creating the most comprehensive and authoritative resource for parents, children, friends, and society as a whole on drug abuse and mental health related issues, with the end goal to get them back "on the wagon."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA)
A national administration whose mission is "to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities."

The Partnership at DrugFree.org
Advice for parents in the prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery of their child’s drug and/or alcohol abuse.


Stuttering

National Association of Young People Who Stutter
Support, education, and empowerment for children and teens who stutter, their families, and clinicians.

National Stuttering Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals through support, education, advocacy, and research.


Child Welfare

Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children
A coalition of non-profit, public, and private organizations that speaks with a common voice in order to have a better shot at making positive changes for Kentucky's children.

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (Kentucky)
Home to most of Kentucky's human services and health care programs, including Medicaid, the Department for Community Based Services and the Department for Public Health.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
A powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families. Leads and engages its network of public and private agencies and partners to advance policies, best practices and collaborative strategies that result in better outcomes for vulnerable children, youth, and families.

Children’s Alliance
Alliance whose mission is to improve the well-being of Kentucky’s at-risk children and families by shaping public policy and enhancing member agency programs.

Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA)
Provides public education and advocacy and works hard to ensure decision makers create policies and make investments that are good for kids.


Disability Resources

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
An organization committed to improve educational outcomes for all children with exceptionalities.

Family Voices
Network that "aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special healthcare needs and/or disabilities."

Federation for Children with Special Needs
Information, support, and assistance for parents, and parent organizations and professional partners to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.

Kids As Self Advocates
A national, grassroots project created by youth with disabilities for youth with a message of self-advocacy.

Pacer Center - Champions for Children with Disabilities
Resources for parents and primary caregivers of children and youth with disabilities.

Special Olympics
A global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities.

TASH
The mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates and many others who seek to promote equity, opportunity and inclusion.

Transition One Step
A resource for anyone going through, or helping someone with, a life change including people with disabilities who may have additional needs during times of transition.

Vocational Rehabilitation
Resource to assist Kentuckians with disabilities achieve suitable employment and independence.


Education Resources

BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
Promotes and advocates for equitable education for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners, families, and the educators that serve them.

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
Information and resources for parents, teachers, and some for youth.

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
Coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.

Operation Preparation
A joint effort of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Development to provide an opportunity for effective advising and focus attention on the importance of planning for college and/or career.


Family Resources

Adoption.org
Source for adoption information.

Association for Library Service to Children
The world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.

Bonus Families
Positive approach to stepfamily issues.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more.

Common Sense Media
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a world of media and technology through empowering parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Funology
Constructive fun web site for children.

National Center for Fathering
A organization that strives to improve the lives of children and establish a positive fathering and family legacy that will impact future generations by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be actively engaged in the life of every child.

National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC)
A clearinghouse of information, linking family science research on stepfamilies and best practices in work with couples and children in stepfamilies.

NetSmartz Workshop
A program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that provides resources to help teach children to be safer on-and off line.

Shy Kids
Site for advice and interaction for shy kids.

True Love Waits
Sex education site supported by an ecumenical array of churches committed to abstinence for teens.


Health

Healthfinder
Information on a variety of health topics. Managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

National Birth Defects Prevention Network
The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is a volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of birth defects surveillance, research and prevention under one umbrella by maintaining a national network of state and population-based birth defects programs.

RxList- The Internet Drug Index
Extensive list of drug by brand or generic name. Can access usage, cautions, side effects, and storage information.

Safe Sleep Kentucky
Safe Sleep Campaign is a statewide effort to raise awareness of the importance of Safe Sleep for babies and lower the number of SIDS-related deaths in Kentucky.

Smokefree
Information and resources on quitting smoking and staying smokefree.


Human Rights

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
Kentucky Commission whose mission is to eradicate discrimination in the Commonwealth through enforcement of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.


Mental Health Advocacy and Support

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
The mission is to protect and advance the civil rights of adults and children with mental illness or developmental disabilities.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH)
A national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.

Half of Us
An effort by mtvU and the Jed Foundation to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc.
Resource whose mission is to empower families affected by behavioral health challenges to initiate personal and systems change.

MedlinePlus: Teen Mental Health
A service of the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health that "brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a language you can understand."

Mental Health America (MHA)
The nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Mental Health America of Kentucky
An organization whose mission is "to improve the accessibility and quality of mental health and substance use services through advocacy with local, state and federal policy-makers, education of the public, and promotion of research-based practices among providers".

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.



Professional Resources

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
Their mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
The professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.

American Psychological Association (APA)
The largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States which aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
An international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
A nonprofit organization that harnesses the expertise of hundreds of behavioral scientists to solve problems in the home, school, community, and the workplace.

Center for Sex Offender Management
A national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders.

Children, Youth, and Families Education and Research Network (CYFERnet)
Practical, research-based information that promotes the well-begin of children, youth, and families through a blue ribbon approach to tools and resources that enhance and support positive development.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
National accrediting organization with strong rehabilitation focus. Accredits organizations concerned with Adult Day Services, assisted living, behavioral health, medical rehabilitation, employment and community services.

Council on Accreditation (COA)
National accrediting organization with a strong child welfare focus. Promotes best-practice standards; champions quality services for children, youth and families; and advocates for the value of accreditation.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) International Association
A professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR.

Joint Commission
National accrediting organization for health care organizations and programs.

Multisystemic Therapy
Information on the use of MST.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
A membership organization of professional social workers which works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards for social workers, and to advance sound social policies.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resource whose mission is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Information on conditions and research; publications available in Spanish.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Extensive information on a wide range of neurological, developmental and psychiatric disorders.