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This workbook is intended for family leaders in the children’s mental health arena. Others may find the material useful, but will have to make adaptations for the language that is specific to children’s mental health.

We hope the contents will be useful both in workshop or training sessions as well as for those individuals trying to improve their knowledge and skills on their own. We encourage use of any parts of this workbook, but request that you give acknowledge and give credit to the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.

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This publication, put out by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network outlines some helpful pointers on how to react to children who may have an adverse reaction to a traumatic event. It gives parents, caregivers, etc a broken down analysis of each major age group.

This is the archived PowerPoint presentation of the Wraparound Fidelity Assessment System that was given at the 2010 Georgetown Institutes. Presenters included Jessica Chambers and Cherrie' Russell of Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Eric J. Bruns of the University of Washington, Janet S. Walker of Portland State University, all which comprise the co-directors of the National Wraparound Initiative.

This monumental report by Bert Pepper examines the stigma associated with children with mental health disorders and how the general public often incorrectly shames parents into believing they have parented the child incorrectly. Taking findings from a workshop presented at the 2000 National Federation of Families conference, this report looks more into the aforementioned issue and offers suggestions on how this stigma can be reduced significantly.

This fact sheet outlines some of the most important facts you should know about the Child Welfare system when you're out advocating for children and youth.

This fact sheet from 2008 outlines the prevalence of children with mental health disorders and the needs of these children. It also outlines some of the common barriers that are keeping these children and youth from getting the services they need.

This fact sheet outlines some of the statistics about children, teens and the juvenile justice system. It also offers suggestions on what should be done to help keep children and youth out of such systems.

This short brief explains how important children's mental health is to the well being of all children, youth and their families. It goes on to explain that children's mental health should be a public health issue just as important as physical health.