Useful Links

Books available by download

The Adolescent Mental Health Initiative sponsored by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands has a series of mental health books for parents and teens that are available online.

Series for Parents

Series for Teens

Working with Schools

The HSC Foundation publishes a pamphlet entitled "Partnering with Your Child's School: A Guide for Parents" to help parents of children who have been diagnosed with health or mental health care needs develop a partnership with their child's school.

English version

Spanish version

Massachusetts General Hospital operates a project called which provides web-based information for parents, educators and clinicians to identify and support the needs of children and adolescents with mental health conditions.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Zero To Three (National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families)

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (Vanderbilt University)

Transitioning to Adulthood

Pathways to Positive Futures (Portland State University)

Mental Health Law

Brazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Treatment Advocacy Center


The Medical Legal Partnership of Richmond (MLP-R) is a collaborative effort involving Children's Hospital of Richmond, University of Richmond School of Law, and Richmond Legal Aid Justice Center.  MLP-R provides free legal assistance to eligible low-income families. Assistance is available to help families with legal problems related to health and other issues.

Download a brochure here. Contact Baramon Kolb, LCSW, at 804-628-1310 or

Child Mental Health Facts

 Children's Mental Health: Facts for Policymakers (National Center for Children in Poverty)


State and National Resources

NIMH: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Mental Health America

NAMI Virginia

Voices for Virginia's Children

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Virginia 2-1-1


Date Reviewed: November 29, 2011